Arrive in Chitwan National Park.
From Kathmandu, you can get to Chitwan by air (25 minutes) or private transport (6-7 hours) or tourist bus (8-9 hours). From Pokhara, it takes 5-6 hours by private transport or 6-7 hours by tourist bus. Due to ongoing construction works, you can expect significant travel delays.
After lunch at your lodge, embark on a game drive to the forest. Jeep safari is operated during the dry season only and may cancel due to insufficient participants. In that case, they will offer an alternative elephant back safari or jungle trek. Most commonly, spotted animals are one-horned rhinos, deer, wild boar, and monkeys. The rhinos were once almost extinct in the early 70s, but after the establishment of the national park, the number has bounced back to more than 500! We will always be on the lookout for less frequently seen animals such as bears, leopards, and Bengal tigers. Although the tiger population in the park is more than 100, it's a territorial animal, and also due to the thick vegetation, you can see one by luck.
In the evening, we attend an informative slide show program on Chitwan’s flora and fauna, history of the park and the conservation efforts, conducted by the in-house naturalist who is usually a local with a wealth of knowledge on the national park.