Chitwan may not be one of the most visited places in Nepal, something that seems inexplicable. Chitwan is the first National Park in Nepal, as well as home to some of the most impressive species in the country. Your main reason for visiting Nepal may be one of the famous trekkings, but we encourage you to spend at least a couple of days visiting the jungle of Nepal.
If you are an animal and nature lover, you should definitely visit Chitwan National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to admire a beautiful landscape, as well as try to find animals such as rhinos, tigers, buffalo, elephants, etc. But not only that, the area is rural and you can live with the locals, see how they spend their day to day visiting a village and interact with them that, in the end, is something we always look for to know the destination better.
Complete Guide to Visit Chitwan National Park
Traveling to Nepal for free is not easy, but it is not that complicated either. You just have to take into account some aspects such as transport and time. If you are organizing your trip to Nepal we will try to help you to the fullest to plan your visit to Chitwan. For this, we will give you information about the park and some ideas of what to see and do in Chitwan Nepal. Attentive that you are about to discover a little tourist and very interesting area of Nepal
Where is Chitwan National Park and how to get there
Chitwan is halfway between Kathmandu and Pokhara, the starting point of many trekkings. From the first 170 km. and 5 hours by car (more by bus); from the second to 150 km. So it seems a perfect intermediate point on your trip to Nepal. Both Kathmandu and Pokhara are essential places to visit in Nepal.
Sauraha is the town that welcomes visitors in search of rhinos that visit the park. It is where you will stay and where you will hire your activities to do in the national park. So it must be your point of arrival from Kathmandu or Pokhara. The most convenient, unless you travel with a car with a driver, is to travel by direct bus for about 5 Euros to change.
Best time to visit Chitwan
There is no bad time to visit this park, but it is best to do it in spring, when we were there. Between February and May there is better visibility to see the animals, as well as less chance of rain. On the other hand, between October and November you can find some interesting festivals, such as the Festival of Light.
How to visit Nepal National Park
I’m sure you’re not surprised if I tell you that you can’t visit the park for free. You must hire a local excursion to have the opportunity to walk around the area in search of animals. The entrance to the park has a cost of 1,700 rupees, but we recommend that you also be encouraged to visit its surroundings.