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Royal Chitwan National Park ( 932 sq. km.) : A few countries exist in the world as fascinating as Nepal. Compacted within its small area is a roster of highest mountains of the world, a collection of enchanting cultures and exquisite temples, thundering rivers, and far beyond your imagination - the thick tropical jungles holding a treasure of wildlife - the Royal Chitwan National Park, in the southern Terai belt (lowland) of Nepal. This is one of the most famous game parks in Asia for an abundance of rich wildlife.

Worried about malaria? No, Chitwan was declared malaria-free in 1960. You will see another visage of Nepal in this unique wild world. Excitement rises high in its wilderness. Who knows, may be you are only the fortunate generation to see the last surviving Great Asian One Horned Rhinoceros, elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, sloth bears, leopards, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted deer, the endangered Gharial and Marsh Magar and rich bird life.

You can track the animals from the top of our elephants or take jeep or go on foot with our skilled nature guide to explore the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park. A traditional dug out canoe ride in search of Gharials and other aquatic life is simply great. Focus with your binoculars the amazing bird life of Chitwan. Chitwan is abundant with more than 545 different species of residential and migratory birds. Enjoy a cultural tour to the village of Tharu people, whose lifestyles has roots in an ethno-botany culture. This brings you back to human civilization of 100 years ago. You can take an elusive ox-cart ride to the elephant breeding farm where you will have opportunity to see how elephants mate, how pregnant females are nursed, how newly born babies are reared, trained and tamed.

Accessibility : Chitwan is within easy access. From Kathmandu, you can drive 5 hours or take a rafting trip down Trishuli River concluding in Chitwan. For travelers entering Nepal overland from India is via Sunauli, Birganj or Kakarbhitta, its better to stop in Chitwan instead making straight for Kathmandu. Chitwan is also accessible by a half-hour flight from Kathmandu.

What to bring : Chitwan has a tropical monsoon climate with high humidity throughout the year. In coldest Winter (December- January), the temperature falls to 2 or 3 degree Celsius at night and warm clothing is essential but surprisingly days are warm with temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 degree Celsius. It is very hot and humid in May and June and one may feel like throwing clothes off. One should be very cautious with choice of colors of cloths. Green, blue or dark colored cloths (with long sleeves and full-length trousers) are recommended while you are in jungle safari excursions. Sun hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, insect repellents, flashlights and good walking shoes are other needs. In the rainy season -July, August and September, a raincoat is a must. Binoculars and some reference books on Chitwan's flora and fauna will be an advantage.

Royal Bardia National Park (968 Sq.Km.) : Wilderness and relatively unexplored deep jungles of far western Nepal where wildlife is more that abundant. Remote, Challenging and offering unique adventure for wildlife and nature lovers.

The Royal Bardia National Park was initially a Royal hunting reserve. It was in 1976 that it was gazetted as Royal Karnali Wildlife Reserve with an area of only 368 Sq. Km. in 1982, It was renamed as Royal Bardia Wildlife Reserve Which also included the Babai River Valley. It was only in 1988 that granted a status of National Park in order to preserve the dwindling species of rare ecosystem, including flora and fauna, particularly the tiger and its other prey species. This park is the largest and most undisturbed wilderness area in the terai providing excellent habitat for most of the endangered species of wildlife and birds. The park now covers an area of 968 Sq. Km. It was only 1994 basic facilities existed for independent visitors. It has extensive and varied wildlife-all endangered rhinoceros, Wild elephants, The Royal Bengal Tiger, Swamp deer, Black buck, Gharial Crocodile, Gangetic Dolphins.

More than thirty different mammals, over 400 species of birds, many snakes, lizards , and fish have been sighted and recorded in the park's forest, grassland and river habitats.

Among these include, Langur monkey, common leopard, Jungle cat, fishing cat, large and small Indian civets, mongoose, hyena, wild dog, jackal. sloth bear, otter, porcupine, bandicoots, blue bull (Nilgai), Sambar deer, hog deer, barking dear, wild boar etc. This park is one of the best places to view the most magnificent of cats, The Royal Bengal Tigers. The chance are almost 80% depending on season.

Activities : Nature walks, Bird watching, cycling tours to black buck area, isolated villages and surrounding farmlands, visit to the Karnali Bridge. Elephant safaris, Jungle drive, Tharu culture program, Canoeing Trips, Rafting and more.

Climate : October-March (warm days and cool nights); April-June (hot, up to 45 degrees Celsius), July-September (rainy)

Accessibility: There are regular daily flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival at the Nepaljung airport you are picked up by jeep to Bardia which is a two hour drive. There is also bus drive but it takes 16 hours one way from Kathmandu to Nepaljung and Bardia. By private vehicles the drives is about 12 hours.

We suggest a minimum of three nights at Bardia in order to appreciate what Bardia as a destination has to offer, in terms of a unique wildlife experience. More than three nights will make you fully appreciate and participate in most of the activities and view more wildlife game.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve(155Sq. Km.) : The camp is centrally located at the reserve's eastern edge, a known site good for birds and wildlife . It is easily accessed from the east-west highway which is only 6 km away. The reserve headquarter is also a similar distance from the camp. Close to several waterholes, Koshi Camp is furnished with 11 large natural-colored luxury safari tents with a spacious restaurant and a well stocked bar. At one time, the camp can hold a maximum of 22 guests only. For guests looking for 'extra adventures' we organize several exciting and memorable tours. For many who are looking for peace and tranquility this is an ideal place. On a clear day, you may be lucky to see the world's 5th highest mountain 'Makalu' from your tent.

Birds seen in Koshi : Spot-billed Pelican ,Lesser Adjutant Stork, Black-necked Stork , Falcated Duck, Baer's Pochard, Comb Duck, White-tailed Eagle , Imperial Eagle, Pied Harrier , Caspian Tern.Black-bellied Tern,Stork-billed Kingfisher, Swamp Francolin, Striated Grassbird, Bristled Grass bird. Ratities include Greater Adjutant Stork, Red-necked Falcon, Indian Skimmer, Indian Courser, Bengal and Lesser Floricans , Hodgson's Bushchat, amongst others.

Excursions: At Koshi Camp you will meet our knowledgeable ,helpful and enthusiastic naturalists who will give you company throughout your stay at the camp. Your tour will be guided by these friendly lads whose knowledge about the bird life of the area is out standing. We operate nature walks , boat rides ,bicycle trips and safaris in four wheel drives. For guests staying for longer periods we get them explored the nearby Sal forests north of the reserve at Patnali and Dharan. For those who would like to combine their holidays with a short raft journey , trek or wildlife tour of the eastern Himalayas , we offer our help and guidance


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