Nepal
Chitawan

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  • Day242

    Day 1 In Chitwan National Park

    April 27 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 35 °C

    Hello everyone! Today we arrived in Chitwan National Park at around 12:30 and we were settled into our hotel by 1:00! Just a quick update, Chitwan is a national park which is home to lots of animals and is a very touristy place with lots of hotels! Today at 5:15 we started a walk through the village surrounding our hotel and lots of huge Asian elephants passed us! The guide showed us a cool cotton tree with cotton hanging of its branches! A storm had started and we could hear faint thunder and little drops of rain started to bounce off our heads! After about 25 minutes of walking we came to a large field with a little river flowing gracefully through the middle of the field! My parents apparently saw two alligator eyes poking out of the water but none of the kids saw them☹️! We kept walking and we saw huge clumps of poo which are actually rhino droppings and they supposedly come back to the same spot every time to do their business! After that we went to a fenced area where we saw 4 kinds of wild deer! Unfortunately the kids were too small so they couldn’t see very well☹️! By this time the storm had gotten bigger with lots of thunder and winds were getting stronger and the rain was falling faster and faster by the second! After that another tour guide started shouting at his group “Rhino Rhino Rhino!” We all ran and sure enough in another fenced off field three rhinos were grazing quietly on the tall grass! They had huge plates like armour and long horns and although we had already seen them in the Montpellier Zoo, it was nothing compared to seeing them in the wild! Suddenly their was a huge thunderclap and a zap of lightning from the sky! Rain started pouring in us and huge gusts of wind almost blew us over! We watched as the rhino’s walked back into the dense forest as cotton from the trees started falling of and flying through the air at high speed! Unfortunately we didn’t get a video but it was really cool😎😜!
    We managed to get all the way back to our hotel just as the storm got worse! We were just recovering from our final sprint back to the hotel and my dad went to check outside and he saw a man cleaning the pool with a long metal pole! Talk to you soon! Malcolm😎🤓😜😝😇😃🥳🤩🤯💩👽
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  • Day5

    Abenteuerfahrt nach Lumbini

    October 9 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Ca. 10 Stunden Fahrt, 3 Pausen, super schöne Landschaft und tolle Stimmung. Das beschreibt die Fahrt von Kathmandu nach Lumbini (Geburtsort Buddhas) sehr gut. Vom Menschengewimmel in Kathmandu bis zu Schmetterlingen und Eidechsen haben wir alles gesehen.😊

  • Day18

    Dance and Jungle dinner

    November 8 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Yet again we are treated to a cultural dance. This one reminds me very much of some of the indigenous cultural dances I have seen in western Canada during stampede. There are drums and shakers with singing that sounds familiar to what I’ve heard at home. I could even sing along, and I did. Later I was asked to dance in the finale as a representative of Canada. I told our group I wasn’t going to dance, but felt I had to when it was framed as representing Canada.Read more

  • Day7

    Chitwan

    May 7 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    Chitwan District is one of 77 districts of Nepal, and is located in the southwestern part of Bharatpur, the fourth largest city of Nepal. Bharatpur is a commercial and service centre of central south Nepal and major destination for higher education, health care and transportation in the region.

    The district takes its name from the Chitwan Valley, one of Nepal's Inner Terai valleys between the Mahabharat and Siwalik ranges, both considered foothills of the Himalayas.

    Chitwan has a Dense Forest and was a land of leopard and Bengal tiger let’s hope we see some, but with our luck I am guessing we will not see any animals.

    Chitwan is the home land of Tharu people, who are renowned for their art and drawing. Their houses are decorated by religious drawings denoting different phases of history, culture and environment along that time.

    The people inhabiting the Chitwan District are predominantly peasant farmers. The popularity of growing mustard in Chitwan is attributed to the predominant soil type silt, resulting from the flooding of the Narayani River and tributaries. Chitwan is also profusely spotted with clay lands, which are very good for growing rice, wheat and vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, radish, potato, broccoli, cucumbers, pumpkins, and carrot.
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  • Day7

    The Drive

    May 7 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C


    Today we are driving to Chitwan and we decided to hire a car with driver as we did not want to take the bus again. The drive from Pokhara to Chitwan took just over 4 hours and is only 130 Km away. We had one quick loo stop and then back on the road. The first half the roads were dreadful dancing roads but the second half were quite good until we reached Chitwan city then we were back to dirt bumpy roads for 30 min to reach the resort.Read more

  • Day8

    Jungle walk to Crocodile Breading Centre

    May 8 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Off the canoe and a short jungle walk with an explanation about the plants we passed before we arrived at a crocodile breeding centre.

    This was quite interesting as apparently the gharial crocodile are endangered and the centre is assisting in breading them and releasing them back into the wild.

    Gangetic crocodiles known as Gharials or Mugars, eggs are hatched, brought up, and released into rivers after 8 years.
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  • Day7

    Kasara Resort Chitwan

    May 7 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 38 °C

    We have arrived at our next Hotel. This one is a little different to what you may expect in Nepal. Kasara Resort is on the border of the Chitwan National Park and the Hotel is designed to blend into the natural jungle. Whilst we have a busy program I think we will also be able to relax by the pool.

  • Day7

    Dinner and a Show

    May 7 in Nepal ⋅ 🌙 33 °C

    How much food can one eat and how many shows. The food here is not too bad, drinks a bit on the expensive side but they do have a happy hour.

    The show was different to the others we have seen but what made this one more fun is we joined in and became part of the dance group.

    Fit Bit Stats:

    10,344 steps
    11 flights of stairs
    7.16 Km

    These a little lower than other days but we still feel tired from everything we are doing.
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  • Day8

    Elephant Washing

    May 8 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    Today was a first for us we walked into the river, over large stones and then stood in the mud and washed and scrubbed an elephant with a stone. It was so much fun and a lovely thing to do after our morning activities.

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