Chitwan, the home of the wild animals, where we (tharu people) been living for more than centuries. We developed our skills to fight with the wilderness of the jungle. It was full of malarial jungle everywhere there, not only this but also the wild animals, huge conflict between life and death, but we survived. We experience a lot and learn several things from the jungle and its wildlife. We accumulate all the information, what we learnt and experienced from the jungle and wildlife. We prepare and train ourselves, research and study on it and now we are providing our services.
Jungle Explore Tours (JET) has been operating, or providing services since 2002. We provide, well experienced, informative and professional local guides. Not only are our guides effective in giving you the best journey, we’re knowledgeable about the areas we venture out into. We always care about our clients and provide them the best services. Our goal is to see them happy with big smile.
If you are feeling a little adventurous, Jungle Explore Tours ( JET ) offers a range of outdoor wilderness activities that are both informative and enjoyable. Jungle walk is one of the adventurous, exciting and entertaining activity of JET. This is the great way to explore the floura and fauna of the park while one can walk through dense forest and grassland around the natural habitat of the wild animals during the jungle walk. It enhances an opportunity to track several wildlife, this is the only way to observe tigers, rihons, elephants, sloth bear, deers, gaur ( bison ) and many more in their natural habitat from up close. Nothing quite beats the exhilaration of a raw encounter with jungle wildlife.
Nepal is considered a bird watching sanctury, with an astounding 876 species identified across the country. In the company of an expert naturalist, Jungle Explore Tours will guide you through an unbeatable bird watching tour, identifying species from grassland, farmland, forest and aquatic habitats, with a list of birds to tick off as you go. You will learn to recognize different species, their whisteles and alram calls. Beyond watching for birds, you will develop an insight into how bird life are an integral part of Nepal's abundant eco-system.
A canoeing expedition down to the Rapti river can be both a soothing and exhilarating experience. Cruising on the wide expanse of the river, pockets of rapid propel the canoe along, as gentle waves lap at the sides. Sitting inside a hand-carved canoe, keep your eyes peeled for variety of bird life and wildlife. Top of the list are the endangered fish-eating Gharial crocodile and it's more sinister relative, the Marsh-muggar. With its brown, earthen coloured scales cleverly camouflaged on the banks, the Marsh-muggar is both a challange and a treat to spot. As the Rapti river is the natural border between the national park and surround villages, canoeing trip also give guests a glimpse into village life.
Jeep Safari is an exciting ride on an open top jeep into the dense forest of jungle. It is possible to closely observe the wild animals as well as take their snaps during jeep safari. Jeep Safari offers relative safety from wild animals.
As Jeep Safari are operated with regularly inside the jungle of Sauraha the wildlife are used to the right of jeeps carrying tourists, and generally do not run away when the jeep gets near. The safari operators also stop the vehicle of any wild animal is encountered or seen from a distance. Thus the jeep safari is an excellent way to observe the wild animals and travel through the jungles in Sauraha.
Drive in to the heart of the park for a good chance to spot the rear species, the drive take you long time-worn trails with great opportunities of viewing a big animal. Don't forget to move on to Kasara the park headquarter wherein you will get to chance to observe the Crocodile Breeding Center. The center is housed with a numbers of breeding and hatching pools and rear the animal until they are ready for release in the wild.
An Elephant Safari is the classic Chitwan adventure. Up to four guests sit at top a 3 metre high adult elephant, under the guidance of the experienced mahut( elephant commander). Getting onto your elephant is easy, climb some wooden steps and from a strong platform step aboard. Once you are safely sitting in the howdah (which has a safety rail and a sturdy post to hold onto), the elephant sets of. It may take a little time to get used the gentle rolling motion, but soon you will be relaxed and enjoying the view. On your elephant safari, expect to ford rivers, move silently through the trees and grassland, and get up close to Wild animals.
Stay overnight on the jungle tower The watch tower is built in the deep forest near grassland and a watering hole in the Baghmara buffer zone community forest. It has 3 twin sharing bedrooms. One of the most intense way’s of feeling the jungle is by the overnight stay in the jungle. It is a great place to stay overnight to observe the animals and hear the sounds of the jungle. We will go there with a packed dinner and a certified nature guide in the late afternoon. Be calm and quiet on the 22-feet high wooden tower built in the prime location of the park, which offers you unique chances to see the movements of the animals in the wildness. You can see deer, rhino, and even tiger (if you are lucky). Singing of the birds, the noise of the insects, sound of the monkeys. It’s really amazing what you can hear of sounds coming out of the jungle.
Elephant bathing is also an exciting entertainment activity available to the tourist in Sauraha. The tourist can play with the elephants and dive in the river from the back of elephant while it is bathing. The sight of elephant bathing playing with humans is equally entertaining. It is even enjoyable to only view the elephant baths. There is a virtual xomperition between the tourists to take photographs of the bathing elephant. The elephants at times throw off the riders into water as per the instruction is exciting to the limit. Elephant bath is one of the major attraction of Sauraha.
Of all the animals, elephant probably the most graceful. Our naturalist will take you the hattisar to demonstrate how elephants meals are prepared and how they eat in the elephant breeding center. they will explain the nature and habits of elephants . The unique center was established in 1985 for the captive breeding of domesticated elephant trapping for domestication. Located in Sauraha the Elephant breeding center was set up to protect the endangered elephants in the region. There are often many baby elephants there and a small museum. The center is walkable from Sauraha but it will take 1 hour depending on the heat and road conditions. Tours or rickshaw transport are available part of the way.
The village tour is famous for close and personal observation of the Tharu culture. Tourists like to take village tour to witness the daily lifestyle and activities of the Tharu community. The Tharu community reside along the entire length of the Terai plains of Nepal but Chitwan are is especially popular for their traditional culture. There is a choice between foot or tonka ride for village tour. It is advisable to take the aid of a guide during the tour to better understand the local customs.
Experience the uniquely placed culture of the Tharu people relish what their culture is like in the Tharu Village Museum in the heart of Sauraha Bachhauli. For centuries, the Tharu have lived very closed to this protected area and hence their tradition reflects their intimate relationship with the natural world. Visit the Tharu village and share their world with them as you reach out to touch another culture.
If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, which supports local people, our ox cart adventure tours are ideal for you!the opportunity to get a glimpse of the traditional way of life in Chitwan, learn about our culture and enjoy the company of friendly local villagers.
The village is a traditionally situated in picturesque seasonal crop fields and surroundings. The villagers mainly rely on fishing and farming for survival.
As we meander along small tracks through the village on an ox cart one of our professional guides will explain about the way of life in the village and tharu Culture. Through our tours we assist the local community by providing jobs and development support for the people most in need. The traditional ox cart has been an important feature in tharu culture for hundreds of years. By using these carts for our tours we also aim to stop them from disappearing and retain them in our culture.
The Tharu Culture Program organized at Sauraha, Meghauli plays a significant role to entertain the tourist visiting Chitwan (Sauraha and Meghauli) and to introduce the Tharu Culture and tradition to the tourists. Majority of the tourist arriving at Chitwan have experience the Tharu culture program.
Spectators get full entertainment by the Tharu dances. Dances like Danda Nach (Stick Dance) and Ago Nach (Fire Dance) Mayur Nach (Peacock Dance) are some the popular highlights of the culture show. The program start at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm every evening or on Demand and lasts for 45 minutes. The cultural program has helped spread awareness about the Tharu culture through out the world. Savor the magnificent culture dance of the Tharu communities watching by the bone fire in the evening in any hotels of Sauraha.
The 20,000 lake also spelled Beeshazar Tal, is an extensive oxbow lakes system in the buffer zone of the Chitwan National Park, a protected area in the inner terai of central Nepal. This wetland covers an area of 3,200 ha (7,900 acres) at an altitude of 286 m (938 ft), and is situated between the mahabharat mountain range to the north and the siwalik range to the south. In August 2003, it has been designated as a Ramsar. where you can find many different species of water birds, rhinos, deer, wildboar, tiger and bear.
At the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan is one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the 'Terai' region, which formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal. It has a particularly rich flora and fauna. One of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros lives in the park, which is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger. Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas, Chitwan has a particularly rich flora and fauna and is home to one of the last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros and is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal Tiger. Chitwan National Park (CNP), established in 1973, was Nepal’s first National Park. Located in the Southern Central Terai of Nepal, it formerly extended over the foothills, the property covers an area of 93,200 hectares (932 sq km), extends over four districts: Chitwan, Nawalparasi, Parsa and Makwanpur.
The park is the last surviving example of the natural ecosystems of the ‘Terai’ region and covers subtropical lowland, wedged between two east-west river valleys at the base of the Siwalik range of the outer Himalayas. The core area lies between the Narayani (Gandak) and Rapti rivers to the north and the Reu River and Nepal-India international border in the south, over the Sumeswar and Churia hills, and from the Dawney hills west of the Narayani, and borders with Parsa Wildlife Reserve to the east. In 1996, an area of 75,000 hectares consisting of forests and private lands and surrounding the park was declared as a buffer zone. In 2003, Beeshazar and associated lakes within the buffer zone were designated as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. The spectacular landscape, covered with lush vegetation and the Himalayas as the backdrop makes the park an area of exceptional natural beauty. The forested hills and changing river landscapes serve to make Chitwan one of the most stunning and attractive parts of Nepal’s lowlands. Situated in a river valley basin and characterized by steep cliffs on the south-facing slopes and a mosaic of riverine forest and grasslands along the river banks of the natural landscape makes the property amongst the most visited tourist destination of its kind in the region. The property includes the Narayani (Gandaki) river, the third-largest river in Nepal which originates in the high Himalayas and drains into the Bay of Bengal providing dramatic river views and scenery as well as the river terraces composed of layers of boulders and gravels.
Valid entry permits are must to visit inside park and at bufferzone forests.
An entry permits of RS.1695 (foreigners), Rs.850 (SAARC) and RS.115 (Nepali) must be paid to National Park to visit Inside.
An entry permits of RS.1695 (foreigners), Rs.850 (SAARC) and RS.115 (Nepali) must be paid to National Park to visit Inside.
You have to pay additional fee for elephant ride,canoeing,jeep drive,jungle walk,e.t.c.
The entry permit is non-refundable,non-transferable and is for single entry only.
Don't remove or damage plants and animals. Don't buy animal or plant products,it is illegal. All flora and fauna are fully protected and must not be disturbed.
Rubbish must be placed out,buried or disposed off in designated areas.
No one should walk within the park between sunset and sunrise.
Do respect cultural and religious sites.
A guide is a must for a jungle walk.
Only our effort in conservation is not sufficient as it requires a lot of budget for better conservation. But visitors like you are playing great role in conservation field. All the money you pay for Park Permit directly goes to the park which really helps in conservation process. Visitors like you are the one who are helping each animal to live free of fear and safely in their own habitat. Also you are helping to meet our goal of conservation and protection. Not only the wild animals but also local villager gets support from your visit. Due to your visit local people are also getting job which helps them to fulfill their family needs. Every year park collects huge amount of budget which they provide 30-50% of their total budget to the buffer zone/community forest and community forest Invest that budget in different village developmental works.
It is valid for one day inside the park and one day in the bufferzone forest.
It cost rs. 1695 for foreigner, rs. 850 for SAARC countries and rs. 115 for Nepalese.
The best time to visit in the park is winter and summer (October till May) because you get a chance to observe a lot of different species of winter and summer visitor birds. And during in summer you get a good sighting of wild animals with up close view.
During in the winter, weather will be cold in the morning and evening so you need at least warm cloths (jacket, sweater etc) and during in the summer, it will be very hot and wet so you need thin and light cloths. And also you need sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun, mosquito repellent, hat, sun glass, head flash light, comfortable walking shoes, swissknife, water tumbler, camera, etc
All the tours start from next to the visitor center, it is about 5 minutes of walking distance from the office. Office is our meeting place.
It doesn't really matter with group size, Costs for the Multi-day Safari Tours will be at least affordable (on a per person basis) for single travelers or small groups but are still extremely affordable.
Security and safety are our highest concern, however there are risks associated with any jungle safari that you should consider before booking. The animals are wild by nature and they are unpredictable. But Our tour guides are experienced, experts who always seek to minimize risks, yet an element of risk, inherent in any activity conducted in close proximity to wildlife, remains.
Not necessarily to book the tour in advance reservation. A day Walking Tours are conducted daily and Multi-day Safari Tours can be arranged on short notice. However, we especially recommended advance bookings if you have any particular requirements (dietary, etc.) or interests bird-watching so we can arrange the best trip possible for you.
At Chitwan, Jungle Explore Tours (JET) has been providing wildlife and cultural services since 2002. JET is run by professional, indigenous , local guides. The owner and co-worker guides come from the population that have been living in and around park from generation to generations. we have been paving the way for sustainable high-end tourism in the Himalayan land of Nepal since we born here. Across this extraordinary country we have been living here from generation to generation. Our older generation ( Tharu people) were living in the jungle for more than centuries. we have developed walking trails in the jungle, traditional dug out canoe in the river, created jungle experiences and connecting people to experience our tours. Due to this ancestral proximity, we are the inheritors of a rich knowledge of the jungle ecosystem and environment, something that will enrich your tour with us. But more than this, the beauty and soul of the natural environment and wildlife is part of who we are. Everyday we are continuing on a journey of discovery and improvement, focusing on our environmentally responsible heritage and working hard to ensure all operations represent the very best in sustainable eco-tourism. We want to share this magical journey with you!
The owners of Jungle Explore Tours, have deep root in the jungle of terai region. They have broad knowledge and appreciation of both the local culture as well as the biological attributes of the jungle of chitwan.
Chandu and Ravi are the native of the Chitwan jungle. They are the owners of the company. Chandu is a guide and owners and he loves to do the wild adventures. He has been working in this fields since 1994 as a senoir or head guide. Ravi is also guide and owner of the company mainly he loves to do walking tours. He has deep knowledge about vegetation and wildlife.He has been working in this field since 2002 as a senior guide.