3 Day

Tharu Lodge Experience

Tharu Lodge

At Tigertops, the product is the jungle. We want you to be in the jungle for the most of the time you spend with us. Our naturalists, their knowledge and expertise is our pride and their skills are widely respected. Our lodges are simple, in keeping with the local environment, to make you feel as close to the local culture as possible.

Adjacent to Chitwan National Park, Tharu Lodge offers guests the opportunity to escape the rat-race and experience Nepali village life, the jungle, and our tweleve resident elephants elephants. We recommend a minimum of three nights at Tharu lodge to allow for the full experience. Located on the edge of the Western part of Chitwan National park in Amaaltari, Nawalparasi, the drive from Bharatpur airport is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival
Arriving at the gate to Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge, you will be met by Tiger Tops staff witha welcome drink in the dining hall. Continue to the garden where the lunch wii be waiting for you. After the lunch you will have a chance to settle in to your rooms and explore the lodge grounds - our large swimming pool beckons temptingly and it is easy to while away a sunny afternoon swimming and reading with a cool drink in hand. After tea and biscuts in the main area, we suggest you take a stroll to the Narayani river with our resident elephants and one of our naturalists and watch the family of elephants bathe and frolic while you enjoy your sundowners. return to the lodge for hot showers and cold drinks before dinner
Day 2. River and jeep safari

Breakfast is served al fresco beneath our shady mango trees - freshfruit , yoghurt , eggs and bacon to get the day off to a perfect start. After breakfast, prepare for a river safar in the Narayani river.The outing commences with a nature walk or bullock cart ride through the riverine forest, followed by a scenic float down the river. Cruising on the wide expanse of the river, pockets of rapids propel the boats along as gentle waves lap at th e sides. Sitting inside a hand - carved boat , keep your eyes peeled for a variety of birdlife and wildlife . Top of the list is the endangered fish - eating Gharial crocodile and its more sinister relative , the Marsh - Mugger.

A Nepali - style lunch will be served back at the Lodge , after which you might want to head to the hammock with your book for relaxation . Later in the afternoon , when the weather is cooler and the animals become active , meet with our naturalist for a jeep safari in the national park to get a taste of the jungle. Donot hesitate to ask questions . Our naturalist are extremely knowledgeable on the animals and the history of Chitwan National Park. During the safari you will encounter wildlife such as different species deer, birds , monkeys , and the endangered one - horned rhinoceros and hopefully the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.

This evening , the dancing troupe from the village will come and dance before dinner - with their brightly coloured costumes and infectious rhythms , you’ll soon find your feet tapping along !

Day 3. Departure

This morning after another leisurely breakfast, your luggage will be loaded aboard one of our vehicles ready to transfer you on the 1 hour and 15 minutes to Bharatpur airport in good time for your scheduled light aircraft flight back to Kathmandu.