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NEW Trip – Kyrgyzstan & the Tian Shan MountainsJoin 19 August 2024 Departure

3 Days$1250USD

Activities
  • 2 day wildlife safari
Accommodation
  • 2 nights lodge accommodation
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Breakfasts
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Discovery and Cruising
 
 

Trip highlights


  • Interact with and observe the magnificent Asian elephant in an ethically sound manner
  • Embark on a walking safari through the jungle with the elephants and spot the various game species that inhabit the area
  • Comfortable and atmospheric safari style accommodation

Located on the boundary to Chitwan National Pak, Tharu Tiger Tops Lodge offers visitors a harmonious blend of exhilarating wildlife activities, ethical interactions with elephants, authentic cultural experiences, all complimented by atmospheric safari style accommodation.

World Animal Protection classifies an elephant friendly venue as one that doesn't "use elephants for entertainment or allow direct tourist-elephant contact". In line with World Expeditions Animal Welfare Code of Conduct, the elephants at Tharu Tiger Tops Lodge are free to behave naturally. This is why this venue has been listed by World Animal Protection as an elephant-friendly. You will learn about the complex needs of elephants and how we can best ensure their welfare and conservation.

Trip Code: EES

This morning we depart Kathmandu for the drive to Chitwan. We generally arrive in time for lunch, followed by a river cruise down the Narayani River where we keep our eyes peeled for a variety of birdlife and wildlife. Top of the list are the endangered fish-eating Gharial crocodile and its more sinister relative, the Marsh-Mugger. In the late afternoon stroll down to the rivers edge to observe the elephants bathe and enjoy a sundowner on the banks. It's a beautiful sight as the elephants enjoy the cooling waters of the river with the tranquil backdrop of a typical Terai sunset. (the water is too cold for the elephants in the months of December and January so an alternate activity will be offered). NB: It is possible to join this trip from Pokhara. Please ask us for additional costs involved in starting in Pokhara and ending in Kathmandu or vice versa.

Meals:  L,D

We rise early this morning to walk beside the elephants on their morning forage in the grass lands nearby. The mahouts at this time will cut and collect the grasses needed for the elephants throughout the rest of the day. Mornings are often misty creating a wonderful atmosphere as you watch the elephants move through the long grass. Once the elephants have had their breakfast it will be your turn to indulge in a morning meal before jumping into open-top Land Rover for a jungle safari through Chitwan National Park. We will take a packed lunch with us as we search for the park for the elusive Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Rhino and numerous other species that call the park home. After returning to camp the late afternoon will be spent learning more about the elephant's and the relationship they share with their mahout along with a visit to the organic farm, which is an integral component of the lodges sustainable approach. Depending on the time of year other options and activities may be on offer.

Meals:  B,L,D

We rise early again to enjoy one last activity, and after breakfast we depart the lodge and transfer by road to Kathmandu. Trip concludes on arrival in Kathmandu.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Safari style accommodation at Tharu Tiger Tops Lodge on a twin share basis with private facilities
  • Activities as per safari schedule with necessary equipment
  • Transport to and from Kathmandu to Tharu Tiger Tops Lodge

  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature including laundry, soft drinks, phone calls etc
  • Tips and gratuities
  • International airfares & departure taxes
  • Visa Costs
  • Travel Insurance

Departure dates

Departs daily from October to May

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Priceper person from

$1250USD

Options & Supplements*
    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Chitwan Elephant Immersion trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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