Into the Jungle with the Tharu
Sleep in a jungle tower, cook with the gentle Tharu people and learn about their way of life. This trip will give you a glimpse of real jungle living and bring you closer to the welcoming Tharu community, with their own unique language and customs. It’s a heartwarming and eye-opening experience. You’ll stay in a simple stilted hut buried in the jungle and catch a beautiful sunrise over the tropical forest.
- Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
- English-speaking guide
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Chitwan National Park
Today, you’ll arrive in Sapana Village on the edge of the Royal Chitwan National Park in the morning. More than just a hotel, Sapana Village is an important employment project for the local communities. There are plans to build a library, a school and a medical post here. Next, you’ll head into the Chitwan jungle with your guide. You’re guaranteed a very warm welcome in the local Tharu village. They’ll tell you all about their way of life in the Chitwan jungle. Together, you’ll prepare the evening meal and, as the sun sets, the fire will be lit, drums will begin to beat, and rice wine will flow. You’ll spend the night in a Chitwan jungle tower (or Machan) on the edge of the village, built by the Tharu. The stilted hut is basic but comfortable enough and you’ll soon find yourself lulled to sleep by sounds of the jungle.
You’ll make an early start this morning in order to make the most of the beautiful sunrise over the forest. In the first light of day, the mist rises and the jungle begins to wake. Before long, you’ll have a whole choir of wildlife singing a dawn chorus. This time of day is fantastic for wildlife spotting, so you’ll hike through the first and back to your lodge, where breakfast will be waiting. Afterwards, this trip comes to an end and you’ve wave Chitwan goodbye.
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