Community and Tiger
Chepang hill, Madi Community and TIGER and Rhino of Chitwan natonal park!
This trip combines short off the beaten path Chepang Hill trek through the natural area to Ghosari community visit, located very next to the famous Chitwan national park. This is the perfect way to get to Chitwan, with a scenic soft trek that offers a great taste of trekking experience in Nepal. The Madi community and wildlife (Rhino, Tiger, Gaur, Sloth Bear, Deer, Monkeys etc. and rich birdlife) from the park is an unforgettable experience. In addition the slice of unique cultural insight of hill tribes and lowlands of Nepal are fascinating.
- Chepang culture
- Wildlife of Nepal including the Tiger
- Mountain views and old fort
- Off the beaten path hike
- Trek with cause
The trek and tour
The first part of your tour is a short trek on off the beaten path on a unique area, Siraichuli or Chepang Hill located in between Kathmandu and Chitwan valley. The trek starts after a short drive (3 hours) from Kathmandu and ends near Chitwan national park area, a perfect for Chitwan visit.
The trek starts usually in the morning after breakfast and walking duration in average can go up to 5-6 hours a day, that can vary according to the weather and individual. It is a beautiful trek with wonderful Himalayan views with the cultural experience of this area.
Ghosari community and home-stay in Chitwan
Located to the southern fringe of Chitwan valley, Ghosari village of Madi, is surrounded by Chitwan national park from north, east and west and Someshwor hill that rises in the south. This is a a beautiful village with the intact natural habitat for most of major wildlife of Nepal. Besides the wildlife, you will experience an unique cultural slice of this part of the country.
The valley is drained by river Reu and its tributaries and forms fertile farming fields for major crops. Tharu is the indigenous community that had and has resistance to Malaria. They never had any problem living even it was highly malaria infested in the past. Now many other hill tribes and Bote or fisherman tribes are living here in harmony.
The southern large forest now is community managed and conserved. Due to this conservation practice, locals are benefiting and at the same time the forest is also a suitable habitat for many wild animals and beautiful birds. Located to its next is Nepal’s finest Chitwan national park, well known for its richness in biodiversity too. This area is also is one of the most diverse and rich habitat for the birds found in Nepal that includes globally threatened species such as Adjutant Storks and Floricans along with beautiful and rare species of Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Large-neck laced Laughingthrush, Black-crested Baza and Fishing eagles.
In the this program, you are going to stay with the community of Ghosari, for 2 days to experience and explore the area, aiming to provide the real economic benefits to the locals and a life time experience for the visitors. Other 2 days will be spent focusing on wildlife with one of the most experienced naturalist KR Tamang in his home nearby. He is a legend to visit, who will share his life time experienced in wildlife of Chitwan.
Chitwan National Park and its wildlife
Chitwan national park located in Chitwan district is renowned for its natural wealth hosting various endangered and rare wildlife found in Nepal. Comprised of only about 932 square km of area, this park spreads mainly on suitable habitat supporting the rich biodiversity on three different stages of forest that park contain.
The vegetation mainly contain three different types such as a top climax, hard wood Sal Shorea robusta forest, the intermediate or riverine and grasslands, creating such a suitable habitat for various types of animal to flourish within this park area.
The animal we can see includes the Royal Bengal Tiger Panthera tigris, One-horned Rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis, Pangolin or Ant-eater, Sloth Bear, Common Leopard, Marsh Crocodile and Gharial crocodiles and four different types of gorgeous Deer.
So far identified birds are over 600 species in the park and its surrounding area making it one of the bird’s paradises. Great Hornbill, Lesser and Bengal Floricans, Black Baza, Fishing Eagle and Vultures are the rare and endangered birdlife.
Day01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day02: Kathmandu heritage sightseeing tour
Day03: To Hatibang
Day04: To Jyandala
Day05: To Gadi
Day06: To Ghosari community, Chitwan
Day07: With community service and further exploration
Day08: To KR’s home stay nearby
Day09: Explore nature with KR
Day10: Continue exploration in the morning and return drive to Kathmandu
Day11: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day12: Trip ends in Kathmandu
US$ 1190 per pax on twin sharing (2 pax mini)
Single supplement US$450 extra
- Hotel accommodations Kathmandu on BB
- 4 days trek on full board with all staffs
- Lodge, community homestay full board
- Village tour, nature walk and jeep safari
- Private transportation
- One day Kathmandu heritage sightseeing
- All permits and entrance fee
- Escort of experienced nature tour leader/guide
Does NOT includes
- Your travel insurance
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Bottled drinks and beverages
- Cost of personal nature and visa fee
- Rerouting cost and tipping
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