The Elephant Camp & Mountain Adventure

Trip Facts

Duration : 11 days/10 nights – 2 nights Kathmandu, x4 nights at the Elephant Camp in the Royal Chitwan National ( Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge), x 2 nights Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, x2 nights Shivapuri Heights Cottage.
Grade : Easy-Moderate (suitable for children 5 years and over)
Accommodation : Comfortable 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu, safari-style Lodge in Chitwan,Boutique Mountain Lodge.

Description

Have you ever considered spending some quality time with an Elephant ?!  The Tiger Top Elephant Camp located close to the Chitwan National Park in Nepal is the place to do it is the place to do it.

The Elephant Camp is a brand new product being offered by the famous Tiger Tops. Rather than taking you on a traditional safari on the elephant you will learn about and engage in the unique relationship between human and elephant. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about this magnificent creature, their significance to the environment and to the community they are born into with all its unique traditions. This itinerary will enable you to enjoy an exceptional mixture of wildlife and cultural experiences.

Since day one, Tiger Tops has been synonymous with conservation. The Elephant Camp continues this tradition and provides a wonderful educational opportunity.

Your visit to the Elephant camp will be combined with a 2 night stay at the stunning Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge where you will have the opportunity to enjoy mountain views and do some gentle walks in the surrounding Villages.

Itinerary

01

Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted by an Asian Tour Company representative and transferred to you hotel.

Overnight at The Shangri-la Hotel (BB) or Shivapuri Heights Cottage (dinner and breakfast). 

 

02

Sightseeing of Kathmandu

A pre-trip briefing will be conducted today in which maps and other general information will be distributed.  This will also offer you the ideal opportunity to ask any last minute questions that you may have.  A half day sightseeing tour will also be arranged.

Overnight at The Shangri-la Hotel (BB)  or the Shivapuri Heights Cottage (dinner and breakfast).

03

Kathmandu – Chitwan national Park - The Elephant Camp

After breakfast transferred to the airport for the 30 minute flight to Bharatpur located close to the Chitwan national Park.  From here you will be met and transferred to the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge. 

Situated on high ground overlooking the lush forests of the Chitwan National Park, the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge is styled after the traditional ‘longhouse’ of the Tharu people in a tranquil garden setting. 

This will be your home for the next 4 nights.  The main focus will be to spend time with the Elephants but other activities at the Tharu Lodge include walks to explore the surrounding villages and countryside or a visit to the Lodge’s organic farm.  Take a birdwatching walk with one of the Lodges expert naturalists or a boat trip to enjoy a river sunset. 

In the evening local tribal dancing is featured before dinner.  Living mainly along the southern strip of Nepal, Tharus are the indigenous and colourful people inhabiting the Terai lowlands.

Overnight at the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge.             

04

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge & The Elephant Camp

Spend time and learn about the elephants or enjoy other activities from the Lodge.

 

05

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge & The Elephant Camp

Spend time and learn about the elephants or enjoy other activities from the Lodge.

 

06

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge & The Elephant Camp

Spend time and learn about the elephants or enjoy other activities from the Lodge.

 

07

Drive Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge. - Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

Take the 4-5 hour scenic drive through the Himalayan foothills to the the award winning Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge. The Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is situated on a hilltop ridge, a thousand feet above Pokhara Valley. It has spectacular, panoramic views of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain), and three of the world’s 8,000m peaks, Daulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna.

The nineteen elegant and spacious rooms are arranged around the hilltop in thirteen individual hand cut stone bungalows, blending naturally into their surroundings.  Sited to maximize the breathtaking vistas and set in private gardens, each room has a private verandah, adjoining bathroom and is furnished with twin or super-king sized beds.

Activities available from the Lodge include a ridge top walk visiting local villages; a full day Gurung Village trek circuit exploring the picturesque communities of Tulaswor, Chiteipani, and Lankachhar; naturalist-guided nature and bird watching walks; or relaxing in Col. Jimmy’s Library reading about some of the more famous mountain expeditions. A beautiful swimming pool is located in a strategic site at the end of the ridge and reflects the high mountains which drop away to the Bijaypur river far below.

08

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

Relax, or take optional day hikes from the Lodge.  Enjoy stunning scenery.

09

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge. – Kathmandu - Shivapuri Heights Cottage

Transferred to Pokhara airport for the 30 minute flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival you met and transferred the Shivapuri Heights Cottage. Rest of day at leisure.

10

Shivapuri Heights Cottage

Enjoy a leisurely walk or a cooking lesson or indulge in some Spa treatment at Neeru's Spa.

11

International departure

Transfer to the International airport for your final departure from Kathmandu.

 

Dates

Price Guide & Trip Facts

  • From
    $2855

    price shown is per person based on a sharing basis and a minimum of 2 persons in the final group. Accompanying children under the age of 12 travel for US$ 2180.00 per child based on sharing accommodation with parents in Kathmandu.

 

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers and long drives as mentioned in the itinerary
    ½ day sightseeing of Kathmandu city
    Domestic flights Kathmandu/Bharatpur and Pokhara/Kathmandu by scheduled air services
    X4 nights Tiger Tops Tharu Safari Lodge with all meals and accommodation, National Park fees and taxes.
    X2 nights Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge inclusive of all meals.
    X2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu.
    X2 nights accommodation at the Shivapuri Heights Cottage  in Kathmandu.

     

 

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    Personal insurance
    Price rises beyond our control (e.g.; increase in permit fees, airfares)
    Charges for unexpected expenses
    Personal expenses such as gratuities, laundry etc.
    Personal clothing and equipment
    Visa fees
    International airfare

     

 
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