Jungle Safari Tours In Nepal 2024

  • Arjun Pandey
  • Last Updated on Mar 20, 2024

Nepal is a fascinating destination in the globe for an adventurous wildlife safari tour, and some of the most well-known national parks are consistently the top option among visitors. 

In addition to the flat areas, deep gorges, river valleys, and mountains, it offers a rare collection of diverse ecosystems and a high level of biodiversity in a condensed geographic region.

A survey shows that more than 22,000 species make Nepal their habitat, which means 1.3% of all species found globally.

More than 2% of flowering plants, 3% of non-flowering plants, and 6% of bryophytes make up the 118 ecosystems of Nepal. Similarly, it is a habitat of 3.9% of mammals, 8.9% of birds, and 3.7% of butterflies globally.

About 19.7% of Nepal's territory is made up of national parks and conservative regions. Shey Phoksundo Park, Nepal's largest national park, is located there.

Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, and Sagarmatha National Park are three other significant parks in Nepal that are currently serving to grow the country's tourism industry.

If you are a nature lover and want to explore the biodiversity of Nepal then you can join Jungle Safari Tour in Nepal. Currently, Green Valley Nepal Treks is offering the following wildlife tours at discounted rates for its customers in 2024.

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Best Time for Nepal Wildlife Holidays

Best Time for Jungle Safari in Nepal

The greatest time to go on a jungle safari tour in Nepal to observe tigers in Chitwan and Bardia National Parks is often from January to May when animals arrive around the decreasing waterholes.

However, temperatures from March to May can reach above 35°C, so plan on having challenging walking days. Consider traveling between October and February to experience the moderate climate of the Terai region.

In addition, October and November in particular offer the best weather for hiking in the Himalayas with bright skies and pleasant temperatures in the Terai. When the temperature rises beyond 25°C, red pandas become picky creatures who retreat into tree cavities and gloomy shadows.

It is better to book a wildlife tour in Nepal between mid-March and mid-May, or between October and November, when the climate of Nepal is moderate. Generally speaking, if you want to observe animals, you should avoid the monsoon season of July to September when rivers flood and some areas of Royal Chitwan National Park are inaccessible.

Rules and Regulations during Nepal Wildlife Holiday

Rules and Regulations during Nepal Wildlife Holiday

You must follow certain regulations and rules while on your wildlife safari in Nepal to preserve the surrounding ecology, species, and habitats. These rules must be diligently followed by everyone to reduce the environmental effect and support the preservation of the biological balance inside the parks.

To preserve the National Park, a few rules and regulations must be followed:

  • You need to get the required entry tickets and permits for the park you are visiting. Typically, the travel agent will arrange for them, or they may be obtained at the park's entrance.
  • Never leave the approved routes or enter forbidden places in the park. By doing so, the environment is preserved and wildlife is not harmed.
  • You must keep your distance from wild animals and not approach, feed, or irritate them. Binoculars might help you obtain a clearer and more detailed view without frightening the nearby wildlife.
  • You must not make a loud noise in the park as it may disturb the wild creatures and also the experiences of other visitors.
  • Never leave trash or other rubbish in the park. Use a small bag or container that you carry to gather your garbage, then properly dispose of it either outside the park or in one of the approved disposal places there.
  • You are not permitted to take any plants, flowers, fruits, or animals—alive or dead—from the park.
  • In national parks and wildlife reserves, it is against the rules to smoke or drink alcohol.
  • There may be holy or cultural regions in certain parks that have rules about etiquette or clothing. Follow any instructions given by the park administration or local governments.
  • Your guide is knowledgeable on how to properly and securely navigate the park. To guarantee a pleasant and safe jungle safari holiday, follow their guidelines and suggestions.

Cost for Jungle Safari Tour in Nepal 2024

Cost for Jungle Safari Tour in Nepal 2024

Chitwan National Park Tour Cost

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the 4 Days Chitwan National Park Tour Package Cost based on group size. Please follow for the group price details:

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USD 250

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2 to 4

USD 240 per person

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5 to 8

USD 220 per person

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9 to 12

USD 210 per person

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Bardia National Park Tour Cost

Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the 5-Day Bardia National Park Tour Package Cost based on group size. Please follow for the group price details:

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USD 850

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2 to 4

USD 800 per person

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5 to 10

USD 750 per person

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11 to 15

USD 725 per person

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16 to 20

USD 700 per person

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Accommodations on Jungle Safari in Nepal

Accommodation Facilities on Jungle Safari in Nepal

For jungle safaris, Nepal provides a large selection of lodging options to suit different tastes and price ranges. There are many different types of accommodations available to travelers, ranging from opulent safari camps to straightforward lodges.

  • Budget-Friendly Accommodation: There are modest lodges and guesthouses in and near the national parks for tourists on a tight budget. Basic amenities like private or shared toilets, fresh rooms, and local food are typically offered by these motels.
  • Mid-Range Accommodation: Compared to modest lodges, mid-range accommodations provide more comfort and facilities. In addition to air conditioning, air conditioning, on-site dining options, and often a swimming pool or other recreational amenities, they typically have individual rooms with associated toilets.
  • Luxury Accommodation: Luxurious lodges and safari camps provide upmarket amenities, individualized services, and unique wildlife encounters for those looking for a more decadent experience.

Packing Essentials for Wildlife Tour in Nepal

Packing Essentials for Wildlife Tour in Nepal

To complete a jungle safari vacation in Nepal, certain essential equipment is quite crucial. You must have the appropriate gear since otherwise you could feel uncomfortable or might need to cut your trip short, depending on the place, season, and region. You are given a complete list of requirements to help you pack for the exciting wildlife trip in Nepal.

  • Rain jacket/ Umbrella
  • Water bottle
  • Daysack
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket Knife
  • First aid supplies and medicine
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Insect repellent
  • Passport photocopy
  • 4 copies of passport size photo (It will be better if you have one)
  • Ear plugs
  • Masks
  • Pair of flip-flops
  • Toiletries

Itinerary for Jungle Safari Tour in Nepal

Day 1: Arrival in Nepal and Journey to Chitwan

After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you have three modes of transportation to go to Chitwan. Let’s discuss one by one which will suit you the best to reach the first destination of your wildlife tour in Nepal.

  • Domestic Flight

Every day, several domestic aircraft connect Kathmandu with Bharatpur. From Kathmandu to Bharatpur, a 20-minute domestic flight is available.

As it crosses from the mountain regions to the plains, this flight is one of Nepal's less picturesque ones, but it is by far the easiest way to get between the two locations. You can take a cab to your location from Bharatpur Airport. 

  • Private Transfer

The trip from Kathmandu to Chitwan takes approximately six hours on a perfect day. It's a beautiful journey that mostly follows the Trisuli Valley, which is known for its high hills covered with forest and farming communities.

At Mugling, the route swings south and heads towards the plains. However, there are sometimes two-hour or more delays in traffic, mainly when leaving the Kathmandu Valley at Kalanki and later in the Mugling area where long-running roadwork is taking place.

While private transport is relatively quicker than buses, they often have air conditioning, decent suspension, and the flexibility to stop wherever you choose.

  • Tourist Bus

Another means of transportation from Kathmandu to Chitwan is via tourist bus. Early in the morning, they depart from a location close to Thamel in Kathmandu and reach Sauraha several hours later.

They often make a few stops for lunch and bathroom breaks. Most tourist buses have air conditioning and offer a mediocre level of comfort. There are also local buses available, however, they are often quite unpleasant and less secure than tourist buses.

Day 2: Exploring Chitwan National Park

Exploring Chitwan National Park

You will start your Nepal Jungle Safari Tour experience today. In Chitwan National Park, you may go on a Jeep safari or an elephant safari. You will get the chance to see animals in the wild, including tigers, rhinoceroses, snakes, elephants, and numerous birds.

You may take a canoe journey down the Rapti River and get the chance to see birds and crocodiles. To learn about the flora and fauna of Chitwan National Park, you may take a guided nature walk.

Additionally, you can visit the elephant breeding center in Chitwan National Park. You may visit the Tharu village in the evening to learn about tharu culture and traditions. While visiting Tharu village, you can taste their local foods, which attract both domestic and foreign tourists. 

Day 3:  Journey to Bardia National Park

You will leave Chitwan today and travel to Bardia. You may achieve this by using a domestic flight or a tourist bus to travel via land. After traveling by plane for around one hour and ten minutes to Nepalgunj, you may take a jeep to get to Bardia.

Bardia may be reached by bus in around 11 hours. Mahendra Highway is still under construction, therefore it might take longer. Traveling by plane is preferable to the other option since you will save time and have more time to explore the destination.

Day 4: Wildlife Encounters in Bardia National Park

Exploring Bardia National Park

As part of your Nepal Jungle Safari Tour, you will tour another national park today, Bardia National Park. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the most famous animal in Bardia National Park.

The main draws for tourists to this park are its lush foliage, one-horned rhinos, and Bengal tigers. Bardia National Park's remote areas can be explored on an elephant safari.

You will get the chance to see endangered animals like the one-horned rhinoceros and Bengal tigers on this wildlife tour in Nepal. You can additionally embark on a forest walk with knowledgeable guides to spot different bird species.

You may connect with local Tharu people and learn about their customs, and way of life, and taste cuisine after finishing your jungle safari. By doing this, you might also discover a distinct culture and assimilate into it.

You may also take in Tharu ethnic dance performances and learn what makes their traditional music unique and real. 

Day 5: Back to Kathmandu

From Bardia, you may take a domestic airplane or a tourist bus back to Kathmandu. When taking a domestic flight, you must hire a cab to get to Nepalgunj Airport before boarding an aircraft to return to Kathmandu.

You may reserve a direct bus from Bardia to Kathmandu if you choose the second option.

By bus, it takes several hours to reach Kathmandu, as Mahendra Highway is under construction, it can be more difficult because your bus will have to stop more frequently due to traffic jams.

So, it will be better if you take a domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu, as you will save time to purchase souvenirs in Kathmandu for your loved ones back home.

Day 6: Final Departure

On this final day of your Nepal Jungle Safari Tour, you will say goodbye to Nepal and return to your country with a wealth of wonderful memories to cherish lifelong.


The Nepalese government and tourism companies are making great efforts to manage and promote both Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park.

The government has also focused on different strategies to make sure that visitors have a first-rate wildlife experience that supports and funds numerous conservation initiatives and anti-poaching efforts to save the animals and plants in both national parks.

This is an excellent illustration of how the cooperation of the national park authority and tourism companies may create an efficient model for conservation in Nepal.

Many visitors to the parks are informed about the numerous conservation initiatives taking place nearby and given an overview of them, which leaves them feeling motivated and inspired to support and contribute to their continued protection.

Arjun Pandey

Arjun Pandey

Arjun Pandey was born in Gorkha, in the midwestern part of Nepal, the famous region of the Manaslu Trek. Arjun also has a wide experience and knowledge of conducting trek programs in the Himalayan regions, such as Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Mustang, Manalsu, Kanchenjunga, and Dhaulagiri, among others. He also has experience with peak climbing programs on Himalayan peaks such as Island, Mera, Lobuche, and Chulu, as well as other Himalayan peaks below 7,000 meters. Arjun's specialty also covers trek and tour programs in Tibet and Bhutan. 

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