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Tharu Tribes Village of Chitwan Tour - 4 days

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    • Explore the oldest and indigenous tribes of low land of Terai at Chitwan.
    • Tharu villages adorned with rich colorful cultures of age-old nomadic life.
    • The tribe who resisted sub-tropical disease with their strong immunity power.
    • Great hunters, fisherman and humble, honest tribes of low southern Nepal.
    • Enjoy the visit around Tharu tribes’ villages of Chitwan the country of wild-life.

The Tharu Tribes village of Chitwan Tour. An exciting way of enjoying your holiday in the close backdrop of dense green jungles of Chitwan National Park, which is designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, but the park was established in 1973. Where most Tharu village was shifted outside the national park around the rim and beyond the Chitwan National Park.

As well the hill people began to migrate around this fertile land, as Chitwan is one of the bread baskets of the country. Where farmers can yield all types of crops and vegetables, including tropical fruits. Makes Chitwan one of the best places for agriculture as well as bird-watching, fishing, and wildlife safari in its dense jungles.

At present, since the national park was established, wide-world travelers visit for jungle safari and nature tours. Few visitors are interested in the socio-culture of the native Tharu, the true descendent of Nepal low-land Terai.

Most Tharu people have settled around the bank of the Rapti and Narayani Rivers, as Tharu are skilled boatmen and fishermen. Since some of the forests were cleared for farming, this indigenous tribe of Chitwan the Tharu started as farmers. After a nomadic life of hunting and fishing in the dense deep jungles of Chitwan.

Visitors can enjoy the Tharu Tribes village of Chitwan Tour in the comfort of nice lodges and resorts. Located outside the national park premises and buffer zone, where most Tharu villages are situated.

Tharu past decades were known as the people of the forest, but at present, they are well organized and settled. Living a good life farming and yielding seasonal crops in the harmony of beautiful jungle surroundings.

The Tharu are culturally rich, where most houses are thatch-roofed huts. Built with local materials of muds, bricks, and grass straws, where most houses are painted with intricate patterns and designs.

Visitors can enjoy the visit of Tharu Tribes village of Chitwan, riding on an ox and horse carts, or hike. An exciting holiday exploring the rural farm life and activities of the indigenous Tharu tribes and its lovely villages. Enjoying a marvelous time around Tharu Tribes village of Chitwan and then drive back to Kathmandu.

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Trip Itinerary

An early morning an exciting drive, heading towards Nepal Mid-South to the low sub-tropical areas at Chitwan. An interesting overland journey through rural farm villages and towns and then reaching at Chitwan for overnight halt.

Located close by the rim of Chitwan National Park around Sauraha town, where many good lodge, hotels and resorts located.

Afternoon a short walk to catch the glimpse of Chitwan villages and towns and observe the native daily activities.

Morning after breakfast our guide for Chitwan Tharu village tour receives you for a short walk. Depending upon the distance of designated areas of respective Tharu village, for long distance taking an oxen-cart.

On arrival at Tharu village warmly greeted by the villagers, the indigenous tribes of the Terai region. of Nepal which includes Chitwan. Nearly 7 % of Nepal’s population are the Tharu. Genuine Tharu have settled in Chitwan for hundreds of years and call themselves the tribes of the forest. But later on lived their life as farmers growing rice, corn, lentil as well hunting for wild boar, deer, wild hare and fishing. A common feature of the Tharu community is the joint family system of living in long houses. 

Traditional Tharu religion consists of the worship of spirits, particularly of the forest. The family deity is located in the eastern corner of the house, where also sleeps the senior most family member. Besides visiting the villages enjoy the native in farming activities and can join them. It would be more interesting during the planting season of rice and in harvest time of autumn times.

Today last day in Chitwan after visiting and gaining knowledge of Tharu way of simple life. Living in the harmony of dense jungles and engaging in daily farm activities. An interesting short walk from the hotel in Sauraha town area to Bachhauli village, where first Tharu museum is located. 

Inside the museum various farm tools and kitchen utensils are exhibited, along with oxen carts, and primitive hunting weapons. Enjoy observing the arts and painting of Tharu traditional patterns, that mostly on houses of Tharu villages.

A unique tribe malaria resistant’s before it was eradicated in the early 1970’s. Due to strong immunity power of local herbs and plants, as Tharu people consume much spices foods and hot chilli. One of the reason of staying healthy and strong from the sub-tropical climatic environment and various disease.

After visiting most of Tharu villages and observing the crops in the fields of mustard, rice, lentils and vegetable. With villagers daily farm activities and soaking in Tharu culture and custom. Back to hotel after an interesting visit of Tharu villages and the museum.

Evening before dinner enjoy the Tharu folk programs of dance and singing with various form of dances. From farm and hunting activities, where visitors can enjoy taking part in the merriment.

Start the morning early for an interesting drive to Kathmandu. The overland journey takes you on the main busy highway following the Trisuli River, as drive climbs on winding road. Then enter Kathmandu valley suburb and into the city after a long exciting drives of near 6 hours. Check into your hotels with rest of the afternoon at leisure.

People with more time can stay few days longer in Chitwan for wildlife and jungle safari or bird watching programs.

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.


    • All arrival and departure ground transport from airport to hotel and vice-versa. 
    • Hotel accommodation on 3 stars or in tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu and Chitwan, as per the itinerary and related trip cost.
    • On tour at Chitwan, full board from accommodation with three time meals B-L-D includes afternoon tea and light snacks.
    • All guided tours with professional guides, tour escorts, and good drivers.
    • Comprehensive Medical / First Aid Kit with tour briefing on arrival.
    • Private transportation before and after the trip of Chitwan.

Doesn't Include

    • International air-fare, Personal medical / travel insurance as well Nepal Entry Visa
    • Expenses of individual nature drinks, laundry, telephone bills, gratitude and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara. As well laundry service, recharge of electronic items and hot-showers on treks.
    • Single Supplement on hotel rooms in Kathmandu as well at Chitwan, where clients should inform ahead on booking with extra charge on booking single private rooms.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportations including immediate Helicopter services if required on accidents, sickness and personal problems.
    • Early return from the tour will not be entertainment with refund, where client should borne all the expenses incurred including accompany guides services.
    • Gratitude / Tipping at the end of tour.
    • Options for domestic flights at extra cost if it’s not included in the trip cost and itinerary.


Frequently Asked Questions

Chitwan is the closest national park for wildlife safari in Nepal. Situated 180 k.m. driving distance from Kathmandu. From Pokhara about 165 k.m. Takes about 4-5 hours of good drive. Interested people can take a short flight of 25 minutes to Bharatpur Airport and short drive to Sauraha in Chitwan.

Depends upon visitor interest, where most tour package for Chitwan wild-life safari includes visit of Tharu village. For special tour of Tharu village only few group of people seldom visits on this type of tour. Which makes it more special the Tharu village of Chitwan Tour.

Nearly all seasons of the year, except for summer and monsoon wet rainy times of June to mid-September months. The best is in spring from March to May and autumn time from October and November. Can enjoy the visit during winter times of December to February, but cold morning and night time.

Yes, Internet, Wi-Fi, and phone are available around every villages and large town of Sauraha in Chitwan.

Chitwan is popular for jungle safari and Tharu village visit, one can enjoy the comfort of from budget lodge. As well with moderate tourist standard hotels and resorts, including deluxe hotel and resorts are available.

All lodges and hotels offers comprehensive food menu. Includes Continental, Chinese, and Indian, Nepali foods served in a nice big dining halls.

Also serves buffet breakfast and dinner with barbeque during dinner time in best hotels and resorts.

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