Frequently Asked Questions

 

Your Trip with Us

What type of trips do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of activities and trips.  You can read all about them in our activities and package trips pages. However, we refrain from activities related to animal cruelty.   

Whilst we specialise in the Chitwan region, we also offer trips all over Nepal.  So if you are interested in a particular activity, reach out and we'll get back to you.

Do you offer tailor-made trips?

Absolutely yes! In our page package  we give sample itineraries, but we always discuss your requirements with you and can tailor-make your itinerary according to your requirements. 

What colours should I wear during the trips?

Green is strongly recommended.  If it is not possible, please keep in mind that bright colours, including red, yellow and white are forbidden inside the park and buffer zone.  This is intended to keep in harmony with nature and not scare wildlife away.

What should I bring with me during the trips?

  • Day hiking bag

  • Full leg trousers - camouflage colours

  • Informal shirt or t-shirt

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (especially if travelling during the rainy season)

  • Fleece jacket and pullover (especially if travelling during the colder months)

  • Trekking or comfortable shoes

  • Binoculars for birdwatching

  • Camera for wildlife photography

  • Sun hat and sunglasses

  • Sun protection

  • Water bottle

  • Personal medicines

  • Mosquito repellent

  • Tissues

  • Personal belongings

  • And a great sense of adventure

Can full day and multi-day trips be joined by other groups?

No.  Full day and multi-day trips are always private, in order to provide the best experience possible. 

 

Chitwan and Sauraha

What is Chitwan famous for? 

Chitwan is a National Park famous for wildlife and one of the top tourist destinations in Nepal.  Here you can find lots of birds and animals which are so hard to come by anywhere else.  These include; one-horned rhinoceros, royal Bengal tiger, sloth bear, leopard and wild elephant.

How much does it cost to enter the Chitwan National Park?

  • For Nepali citizens the entry price is 1.50 USD per person per day

  • For visitors from SAARC Countries, the price is 10 USD per person per day

  • For visitors from the rest of the world, the price is 20 USD per person per day

How can I buy park permits?

During our tours, park permits are included in the price, so you do not need to worry.  We take care of buying the tickets for you and give them to you for memory keeping. Not that you will need a ticket to remember your amazing days at Chitwan National Park!

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What are the Chitwan National Park Rules and Regulations?

  • The park permit is non-transferable and non-refundable

  • The permit is for one person per day

  • The jungle walk requires two compulsory guides

  • All the rubbish must be taken out of the park for disposal

  • Collecting any product is prohibited

  • Feeding and harassing wildlife is prohibited

  • Entering the park is at your own risk

  • The visitors are strictly prohibited to walk within the park between sunset and sunrise

  • Visitors must respect the religious and cultural sites around the park

How safe is Chitwan National Park?

Safety is our number one priority.  Whilst our highly trained and experienced guides do their very best to ensure that everyone on tour with us, has a safe and fun experience, there is still a very low possibility that an accident may occur.  Therefore, we ask all our clients to have adequate insurance cover.

What is the average temperature in Chitwan?

The average temperature in Chitwan is +30 degrees Celsius.

What are the best months to visit Chitwan National Park?

The very best season is March - April, however October - February is still good. This way you avoid the heavy rains and can enjoy the outdoors more.  

What is the difference between Chitwan and Sauraha?

Chitwan is a National Park in which nature conservation is very important.  Thus, it is not possible to sleep in the park.  Sauraha is a quaint small town where elephants can easily be seen instead of cars.  It is located just outside the gates of Chitwan National Park.  Sauraha is a destination in itself, but it is also the best base you can get for visiting Chitwan National Park.

What is there in Sauraha?

Sauraha is particularly well equipped to receive tourists, although it is not the typical resort town. 

  • Sleep and Eat: In Sauraha you will find a considerable array of hotels and resorts as well as restaurants serving local and international cuisine. 

  • Culture: The population in Sauraha is predominantly coming from the Tharu tribe and you will be able to interact with locals as they go by their everyday life, the Nepali way.

  • Money: There is an ATM, money exchange offices, as well as a bank.

  • ToursIt is the gateway to Chitwan National Park tours and the home of our office.

  • Electricity and Water: Sauraha is equipped with both electricity and water.  Did you know that Nepal is the second most water-rich country in the world after Brazil?

How do I get to Sauraha?

You can fly from Kathmandu or Pokhara by domestic flight with airlines like Budda or Yeti Air.  It takes roughly 10 to 20 minutes flight.  Cars and taxis are another option.  Otherwise you can catch a tourist bus which leaves Kathmandu or Pokhara at 7am daily and takes roughly 5 to 7 hours to arrive. We organise transport options, so feel free to drop us a line if you want us to arrange your transport. 

Is Nepal Safe for Political reasons?

Although Nepal has diverse political parties and leadership, it is generally safe, and this has no effect on the daily life of residents and visitors.