Duration: 3 days Distant: 350 km round trip
Chitwan, the only place where you can find plenty of one horn Rhinoceros, situated in the Terai region of Southern Nepal. The southern region of Nepal, also called Terai, is a densely vegetated flat land that stretches all the way to India. The key attraction in Chitwan is the Chitwan National Park with numbers of wildlife and vegetation with jungle safari riding on the Elephant. The one-way drive to 6-7 hrs long, hence an early start (06:00) is advisable. After exiting Kathmandu at the Nagdhunga checkpoint, the route follows the Prithvi Highway till Mugling and the East-West highway further on to Chitwan. There is plenty to see and experience on the drive; beautiful lush-green rolling hills on the other side of the river, river valleys and serpentine sculpted canyon formed by Trishuli and Seti Gandaki rivers; scattered villages and pockets of highway towns, and local produce, from vegetables to fruits to fresh fish; are sold by locals, small tea houses and eateries. Once you reach Chitwan, you might want to rest for the day following the long drive, plus there isn’t much to do at night in the conservative Tharu populated region. After a good rest, early morning would be a great time to visit Tharu village, National park, Lamo falls, and Elephant games and Elephant Breeding center. Highways in Nepal aren’t always top-notch so a comfortable ride is a must. We suggest a sedan for up to 3 people, an SUV/jeep for up to 6, a Hiace up to 12 and a Sutlej/coaster for more than 12.
Mountain Vehicle Nepal, a Kathmandu based vehicle rental company, meets all your demands whether you are looking to rent a car for day tours, overnight trips or a multi-day tour in Nepal.