has 8 national parks, 5 wildlife reserves and 3 conservation
areas ranging from bountiful sub-tropical rainforests to
delicate alpine ecosystems. Exploring these unique environments
brings you face to face with an incredible array of wildlife.
Nepal boasts hundreds of species of butterfly, birds (including
the nine coloured Impeyan Pheasant), and mammals (from rhinos
to tigers to dolphins). Chitwan is perhaps the most famous
park, but all are worth a vist. We recommend that you take
accommodation in either resort hotels or tented camps inside
the jungle - it is the best way to feel part of nature.
Highlights: one horned rhino, Bengal tigers, Asian Elephants,
Red Panda, Snow Leopard, fresh water dolphin, Musk deer,
Spiny Babblers, crocodiles, Impeyan Pheasant, Giant Hornbills,
and much, much more besides!
CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK: Nepal’s most famous
National Park is large and covers a diverse array of terrain.
Experience mountains densely coated with Sal Forest and
swampy flood plains neck-deep in elephant grass. Chitwan
is home to the rare and beautiful one-horned rhino, as well
as one of the world’s largest populations of Royal
Bengal tigers. Hidden deep in the swamps are rare crocodiles
and freshwater dolphins. Who knows what exotic sounds and
sights you may see from the back of your safari elephant!
BARDIA NATIONAL PARK: More remote and less visited
than Chitwan, Bardia is a mixture of dry deciduous forest,
vast stretches of open grassland and island-filled rivers,
rich with acacia and silk cotton trees. Hiding in the forest
are the shy herds of wild elephants for which the park is
famous. For birdwatchers, more than 350 species reside here,
many of them waterbirds. The rivers that attract them are
also home to the rare marsh mugger crocodile and the gangetic