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Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge is located in the buffer area outside of Chitwan National Park in Nepal. It is exceptionally well run, with a wide range of excursions, superb food and attentive staff.

At a Glance

  • The lodge is due to have a complete refurbishment to be complete by October 2013

  • Small lodge located in the buffer area of Chitwan National Park

  • Resident Elephants which you can ride, feed and wander down to the river for a bath

  • Superb staff and excellent naturalists

  • Superb cultural interactions, through bullock-cart rides through local villages and a visit to the local school

  • Eco-friendly, with a wonderful sustainable tourism policy

Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Family, Wildlife

Insider's View

Choose from up to 3 activities a day, such as an elephant safari in the buffer zone, boat ride, nature walk, bird watching, bullock cart trips and a local tribal dance show.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Chitwan National Park

Description

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge is a charming lodge located just outside of Chitwan National Park and providing an excellent base to blend a wildlife and cultural experience. The lodge has 12 rooms, all en suite and due to have a major refurbishment in 2013 ensuring that the rooms are of a superb standard.

The staff at Tharu Lodge are very attentive, ensuring that your overall experience in the jungle is as good as it can be. The food comes from their organic garden and lazy lunches are taken al fresco by the pool. Dinners are generally served in the main dining/bar area or sometimes they set up tables and chairs outside should the weather be nice.

Access to Tharu Lodge can be arranged through a fun bullock-cart ride through local villages. they have five resident elephants, which you can ride and wander down to the river for bath time. You can also try your hand at feeding them (they like hay sandwiches, and lots of them!). The joy of Tharu is its proximity to local villages which you can see on the back of the bullock cart or on foot. Guests can also visit the local school, which Tharu Lodge supports.

Wildlife experiences are varied, with a combination of elephant, boat, walking and jeep safaris. You will probably see an array of bird life, rhino and gharial crocodile, but the big cats are a little elusive especially being concealed by Chitwan's long grass.

Tiger Tops have long championed a sustainable eco-friendly approach to running their lodges. Power comes from solar energy and they produce organic food. Tiger Tops supports a lot of social development projects in the local area.

Overall, it is a wonderful 2-3 day experience blending both cultural and wildlife aspects.

Accommodation

There are 12 rooms, all of which are en-suite. The rooms are due to have a major refurbishment finishing at the beginning of October 2013.

Facilities

There is a pool, a main dining room/bar and extensive grounds.

Location & Directions

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Located outside of Chitwan National Park in the buffer area.

When to go

Nepal has a Monsoonal climate with four main seasons. Fall and spring are the two most favourable seasons for visiting Nepal. Fall (September to early December) brings in clear weather with sunny days and warm nights. Spring (March to May) with occasional rain falls. From June to September, is the monsoon season. Uncomfortable time to visit as the climate of Nepal at this time of year brings about hot weather and rain falls almost every day.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge or take a look at our itineraries to Chitwan National Park

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