Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Lodging:||Tharu Lodge, with en suite rooms|
|Meals:||All meals at Tharu Lodge|
|Activity:||Cultural Adventures, Walking, Wildlife & Natural History, Photography|
Walking, Cultural Adventures
Our Trips using this Extension
Annapurna Lodge Trek Private Journey
Annapurna Sanctuary Private Journey
Bhutan: The Chomolhari Trek
Everest Lodge to Lodge
Everest Private Journey
Festivals of Bhutan
Hidden Kingdom of Mustang
Hiker's Journey to Bhutan
Sikkim, Darjeeling and Bhutan
The Arc of the Sacred Symposium: Buddhist and Hindu Kingdoms
Trek to Everest Base Camp
Choosing the Right Trip
We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.
Adjacent to Chitwan National Park in Nepal’s southern Terai zone, Tharu Lodge offers the perfect blend of a quiet wilderness retreat fused with local cultural encounters. Built in the longhouse style of Tharu architecture, the lodge is nestled into lush forest overlooking idyllic Terai landscapes. Dine al fresco under the shade of a mango tree, take a refreshing dip in Tharu’s pool, play a spot of tennis, ride an elephant, or stretch your legs on a jungle walk. We offer a 2-night, 3-day extension (see below) or a 3-night, 4-day extension (call for details).
Kathmandu / Bharatpur / Tharu Lodge
Transfer to the Kathmandu airport in the morning and fly by light aircraft to Bharatpur (about a 20-minute flight), where you are met by the Tiger Tops representative for a scenic drive to Tharu Lodge (about 1.5 hours). Enjoy lunch on arrival and the afternoon to settle in and explore the grounds or enjoy a swim in the pool. After tea and biscuits later in the afternoon, we suggest a stroll to the village with one of our naturalists before returning to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Tharu Lodge...BLD
After breakfast (usually fresh fruit, yogurt, eggs, and bacon), you can choose your day's activities. With five resident elephants, lodge guests can enjoy an elephant safari into the community forest and past the green rice paddy fields. Afterwards, enjoy a gentle boating safari down the peaceful Narayani River, keeping an eye out for marsh muggers or the endangered gharial crocodile resting on the banks. You can also stretch your legs on a jungle walk, take a bullock cart ride through the surrounding villages to experience rural life in a Nepali farming community, or visit the Tiger Tops-Swiss Air Primary School, one of Tharu Lodge’s sites of community engagement. A Nepali-style lunch will be served back at the lodge. This evening, the dancing troupe from the village will come and dance before dinner in their brightly colored costumes....BLD
Bharatpur / Kathmandu
This morning after a leisurely breakfast, your luggage will be loaded aboard one of our vehicles ready to transfer you to Bharatpur airport in time for your scheduled light aircraft flight back to Kathmandu, where you are met for transfer to the hotel...B
Note: This is a sample itinerary. The exact order of activities may change upon your arrival at the lodge.
What the Trip is Like
All activities are optional and include guided jungle walks, a gentle river safari by boat, a chance to ride elephants, and a visit to the local school. Accommodations are in comfortable en suite rooms with ceiling fans and mosquito netting for the beds, with meals served in a dining room or al fresco in the evening around a roaring fire.
Prices are for 2015
$660 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $910
Single supplement: $250
Internal airfare: $220 (subject to change)
Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
more on pricing
Extension Cost Includes:
- Services of local English-speaking guide
- All meals at Tharu Lodge
- Activities as indicated
- Ground transportation and transfers as indicated