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Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

How much does it cost to travel to Royal Chitwan National Park?

You should plan to spend around $35 (NP₨4,693) per day on your vacation in Royal Chitwan National Park. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $9.42 (NP₨1,256) on meals
  • $22 (NP₨2,929) on local transportation
  • $23 (NP₨3,001) on hotels

A one week trip to Royal Chitwan National Park for two people costs, on average, $493 (NP₨65,707). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $35
    NP₨4,693
  • One Week Per person
    $246
    NP₨32,854
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $493
    NP₨65,707
  • One Month Per person
    $1,056
    NP₨140,801
  • One Week For a couple
    $493
    NP₨65,707
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $986
    NP₨131,414
  • One Month For a couple
    $2,113
    NP₨281,602
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Royal Chitwan National Park cost?

A one week trip to Royal Chitwan National Park usually costs around $246 (NP₨32,854) for one person and $493 (NP₨65,707) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Royal Chitwan National Park on average costs around $493 (NP₨65,707) for one person and $986 (NP₨131,414) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Royal Chitwan National Park will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Royal Chitwan National Park on average costs around $1,056 (NP₨140,801) for one person and $2,113 (NP₨281,602) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Royal Chitwan National Park has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Royal Chitwan National Park expensive to visit?

Royal Chitwan National Park is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Nepal, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Royal Chitwan National Park in depth.

Within Asia, Royal Chitwan National Park is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Mandalay, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Royal Chitwan National Park Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Royal Chitwan National Park?

The average Royal Chitwan National Park trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Royal Chitwan National Park travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) NP₨3,001 ($23)
Local Transportation 1 NP₨2,929 ($22)
Food 2 NP₨1,256 ($9)
Entertainment 1 NP₨1,282 ($10)
Tips and Handouts 1 NP₨43 - 130 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 NP₨432 - 1,296 ($3 - 10)
Accommodation Budget in Royal Chitwan National Park
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Royal Chitwan National Park is $11 (NP₨1,500). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Royal Chitwan National Park is $23 (NP₨3,001). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $11
    NP₨1,500
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $23
    NP₨3,001

Hotel Prices in Royal Chitwan National Park

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Royal Chitwan National Park based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $58. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Royal Chitwan National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Royal Chitwan National Park is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (NP₨2,929) per person, per day, on local transportation in Royal Chitwan National Park.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $22
    NP₨2,929

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Food Budget in Royal Chitwan National Park
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Royal Chitwan National Park can vary, the average cost of food in Royal Chitwan National Park is $9.42 (NP₨1,256) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Royal Chitwan National Park should cost around $3.77 (NP₨502) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Royal Chitwan National Park is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $9.42
    NP₨1,256


Entertainment Budget in Royal Chitwan National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Royal Chitwan National Park typically cost an average of $9.62 (NP₨1,282) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $9.62
    NP₨1,282

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Royal Chitwan National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Royal Chitwan National Park is $0.65 (NP₨86) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Royal Chitwan National Park is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $0.65
    NP₨86


Alcohol Budget in Royal Chitwan National Park
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $6.48 (NP₨864) on alcoholic beverages in Royal Chitwan National Park per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $6.48
    NP₨864


Water Budget in Royal Chitwan National Park
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.61 (NP₨81) on bottled water in Royal Chitwan National Park per day. The public water in Royal Chitwan National Park is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.61
    NP₨81


Last Updated: Mar 24, 2024
Royal Chitwan National Park on a Budget
Royal Chitwan National Park An Elephant in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal
The majestic elephant, the silly monkey and dozens of soaring birds call the Royal Chitwan National Park home. At the foot of the Himalayas, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is 932 square kilometers of animal and plant life preservation in Nepal.

Once the favorite hunting ground for Nepal's ruling class, the area began seeing the endangerment of all the area animals. So in 1957, Nepal passed its first conservation law to protect the rhinos and their habitat. At the end of the 1960s, however, DDT had cleared 70% of Royal Chitwan National Park jungles, thousands of people had created moved in on the land and only 95 rhinos were left. By 1977 the park was under complete protection, enlarged to the present-day size and is one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger.

This park, also known as "the heart of the jungle," provides over 70,000 annual visitors with opportunities to get close and personal with animals they've only seen in movies. Fair warning, however, the weather is quite hot and humid for most of the year.
Sights
With miles of plants, flowers and animals there is no end to the amazing things to see in the Royal Chitwan National Park. There are more than 700 species of wildlife, not including all the unknown butterfly, moth, and insect species. Try going around sunrise or sunset to enhance the majestic views.

For a more nautical view, however, visit the chain of lakes known as Bishajari Tal. You can bike to this beautiful spot covering a huge part of the national park. Plus, the ride is absolutely picturesque.

To get your fill of the beautiful and peaceful elephant, visit the Elephant Breeding Center. Watch the mother and babies interacting and caring for one another. Try to arrive before 10:30 am or after 3:30 pm to avoid missing these creatures during grazing time.

Animals are wonderful, but sometimes you need to be around other people. Take a tour of the small Tharu villages in the area. Stroll through or ride a bike to get a taste of the local culture and heritage. While it may be tempting to give the locals a treat or money, it is suggested that instead you shop at their stores, eat at their restaurants and buy their fine crafts.

There are two famous religious areas in the Tharu villages– the Bikram Baba at Kasara and Balmiki Ashram in Tribeni. Both of these areas are pilgrimage spots for Hindus.
Neighborhoods
In the north and west of the park area the Narayani-Rapti river system creates a natural border to towns and villages. To the east of Royal Chitwan National Park is the Parsa Wildlife Reserve. In the south of the area is Valmiki National Park – an area set aside for Indian Tiger preservation. In fact, the entire area of over 2,000 square kilometers is known as the Tiger Conservation Unit – including Chitwan, Parsa and Valmiki.

Activities
Imagine the adventures you could find in a land where you can roam free with the animals. Hiking, bicycling, motorbiking, kayaking, all of these things are available in the Royal Chitwan National Park.

One of the most popular activities is the Chitwan Safari. It includes wildlife viewing, nature walks, a jeep safari and days are spent wandering the wilderness by foot or in a dugout canoe. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles, leopard, sloth bears, tiger, monkeys and more. One-horned rhino sightings aren't too uncommon, either. Avid birdwatchers will be in Heaven at the Royal Chitwan National Park. With dozens of species of birds flying about, you'll have plenty of reasons to look to the sky. This safari is also available on motorcycle.
Food and Dining
For a nice, sit-down meal at the end of your long day visit the Jungle Pub. It's the most popular restaurant in the area and provides a beautiful view of the sunset over the park. Hangout there at the right time of year, and you'll meet the local bikers. Could make for an interesting visit!

Transportation
Getting around the park is typically set up through your hotel accommodations. Several options include jeeps (belonging to resorts); elephant rides ox carts and pony rickshaws designed for two.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.