About Us

Pioneering environmentally responsible tourism

Since day one, Tiger Tops has been synonymous with conservation.

Over the past 50 years our core ethos of responsible tourism has stood us in good stead. We are a family-run business and many of our staff have been with us all their working lives. We promote conservation awareness at all of our properties and aim to have the least possible impact on the surrounding environment. We want to ensure our legacy is sustainable and thus we engage readily with local communities by providing jobs, skills training, and education and health facilities. We consider ourselves to offer a luxury adventure experience. Not luxury in the ‘gold taps’ sense of the word; rather our aim is to transport our guests to remote and beautiful parts of this extraordinary country and allow them to experience the environment at its most natural. We believe in good food and comfortable rooms, but above all we believe in great staff – its them who will bring the experience alive for you.
Tiger Tops is the first operation in Nepal to provide a truly ethical elephant experience. The welfare of our elephants is our primary concern and we strive to give you the most natural and educational elephant encounter without compromising the wellbeing of these majestic creatures.


  • It’s difficult to capture the Tiger Tops experience in a few mere words, on so many different levels an incredibly unique experience from the elegance of elephants to warmth of geniue heartfelt hospitality. You sense that Tiger Tops are really leading the way in terms of sustainable nature based tourism with importantly a real connection with the local villagers. There support to the local school typifies this connection. Coming from an Australian national parks background, Jack and his team are to be commended. Brilliant. An outstanding experience.
  • Stayed for three nights, two at the Tharu Lodge one at elephant camp. This was our second visit to Tiger Tops after seventeen years. I’d have to say the magic is still there. For those who visited before, You will notice some changes in the activities. Nevertheless, they are well thought through, forward thinking in terms of ethical treatment of animals and enjoyable thoroughly. Staffs are amazing and very helpful to your every needs. Stay at the Legendary Tiger Tops, you’ll love it!
  • We had the most wonderful 4 days at Tiger Tops Elephant camp. We saw lots of wild life! The most exciting part was the elephant safari walk where you can enjoy wildlife just meters away with the elephants protecting you. A special mention goes to the amazing and very professional staff. We had a great time!
  • This camp is adjacent to the tharu lodge. This family owned lodge has pioneered chain free elephants and also do not have tourists ride them. Instead enjoy a walk in the jungle with them browsing in content. Great comfortable tents and lovely food. Fantastic choice for naturalists and conservationists and all of the Safari activities available.