Surprisingly, for a country famed as the home of the World’s highest mountains, about a third of Nepal is situated at only a few hundred metres above sea level. The Terai, an extension of the Gangetic Plains home to many rare and endangered wildlife species including the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic One Horned Rhino.
There are three main National Parks established in this lowland belt to the south of the country the best known, and most accessibleof which, is the Royal Chitwan National Park.
A two or three day visit to Chitwan can make a great addition to any trip to Nepal. Enjoy trips through the jungle on elephant back or on foot where you are sure to see a variety of the local wildlife, you may even catch a glimpse of the elusive tiger. A leisurely paddle down river in a local dugout canoe will give you a chance to see one or two of the indigenous crocodile species and a myriad of birdlife. There will always be an experienced naturalist with you to point out the wildlife as you float past. In the evening catch a local cultural performance or just sit and watch the sunset over the river with a cold drink in your hand.
For the keen birdwatching enthusiast Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the perfect destiantion. With over 500 different species present during the winter migration season this is known as a world class birding area. We can arrange exclusive programmes at wildlife camps within the reserve.