Tharu Lodge

About the lodge

Unique jungle experiences on the edge of the famous Chitwan National Park

Nestled beside lush forest and overlooking idyllic Terai landscapes, Tharu Lodge is the perfect place to unwind. Inspired by the longhouse style of Tharu architecture and built from local materials, the Lodge offers a unique and comfortable insight into Nepalese village life and culture. For the adventurous guests we have safari tents which allows for an authentic experience of the jungle sounds at night. With just 12 rooms and 9 safari tents, Tharu Lodge is a small and intimate operation where your experience and comfort is our main priority.

The lodge garden provides the perfect tranquil settings for lunches, afternoon relaxation, and evening bon-fires. Dine al fresco under the shade of a mango tree, take a refreshing dip in the pool, or simply sway gently in a hammock in the afternoon breeze. Tharu Lodge offers a combination of thrilling wildlife activities, unique ethical encounters with our herd of domestic elephants, and authentic cultural experiences.


Tharu Lodge offers 12 Traditional Rooms built using local materials and with local Tharu building techniques. All rooms are very spacious and come with en suite bathrooms. Additionally the Lodge has 9 safari tents providing guests with a more intimate experience with nature without comprising on comfort. All tents have attached fixed bathrooms.

Things to do at
Tharu Lodge

Tharu Lodge offers a wide range of activities in and around the National Park and the surrounding villages. Guests can enjoy a variety of safari activities with our experienced naturalists or spend a day getting to know our herd of elephants with their mahouts.

Jeep safari

Step aboard one of our restored iconic open-top Landrovers for a jungle jeep safari unlike any in Nepal.

Boat safari

A boat safari down the Narayani River can be both a soothing and exhilarating experience.

Bird Watching

Nepal is considered a bird watching sanctuary, with an astounding 848 species identified across the country.

Walking with elephants

Join our elephants and their mahouts on their daily walk through the jungle close to the lodge.

Elephant sundowners

Our herd of elephants having a bath, playing in the mud and socialising with each other whilst you enjoy your drink.

Visit The local Communities

Immerse yourself in local Tharu culture by taking a guided tour of the local villages.

Useful Information


February-April, October-December, January, May-September

  • Lodge room
    US $ 224.00 per person per night
  • Safari Tent
    US $ 198.00 per person per night

The above rates are on a per person per night on twin sharing basis and inclusive of 13% government tax (VAT). Single supplement is an additional 50% of the rate.

The above rates include all meals and accommodation and exclude safari activities, items of a personal nature and national park fees. Children age 0-3 years are complimentary, 4-11 years get a 50% discount on above rates, and 12 years and above are standard rates.

Note: We also offer full jungle package with activities included.

Empowering local communities through social development projects is an important way that Tiger Tops strives to give back to the society


  • My partner and I stayed here for 1 night 26-27 November and the experience we encountered was phenomenal ! The elephants were extremely well taken care for and the activities they provided were very special. The service from staff were top quality and the environment was well looked after!
  • 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.
  • We stayed three nights at Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge in October 2018. We chose them because of their switch from elephant-riding safaris to elephant walks in the jungle. It was great each morning to walk with, watch, and touch these amazing creatures, as well as to watch them frolic in the water with the sundowners at the beach (a must do).

    The lodge itself is nice, considering you're in the middle of the jungle, and the food and service was outstanding, as was the correspondence before and after our arrival.

  • 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!

Planning a
memorable trip?

Tiger Tops reservation staff will help you craft an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Nepalese jungle, a trip that will be designed to suit your tastes and needs.

Reshmi Parajuli
Phone: +977 (0)1 4411 225, EXT(16)
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