Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more.

Day 7, 23 October

Chitwan, Nepal

From Himalayan mountains to a sub-tropical jungle

We leave the lake side town of Pokhara this morning and make the drive to Chitwan National Park on the southern part of Nepal. The drive took a little over 4 hours as we headed away from the mountains to the north and made our way to the sub-tropical plains. Our bus pulled off the highway about 7 kms away from our lodge. Almost all of the accommodations around this area are outside the park except for 3 or 4. We were able to secure ourselves accommodation within the park itself.

We transfered all our luggage and ourselves onto 2 jeeps then drove towards the jungle passing by acres of paddy fields that were being harvested. As small villages disappeared from sight our surroundings turned to forest then jungle. About 25 minutes later we arrived at a river where a few men and canoes were awaiting our arrival. We boarded the canoes in small groups and crossed the river with the help of the boatmen. The river was fast flowing and added to the adventure of crossing it. Then loaded our bags onto 2 other jeeps that whisked us away to our lodge.

We were now truly in the jungle. With no fences around the lodge we were exposed to all the animals that lived in this region, from tigers to sloth bears to rhinoceros and more. The lodge is eco friendly and a lovely place. The cabins have no electricity and kerosene lamps are handed out at night. One truly gets the feel of living in the wild. Our first activity after lunch was to go on an elephant safari. Our 2-hour ride took us through various landscapes from forest to fields to dense jungles, river crossings and more. It was certainly the highlight for today and most of us got to see animals!

Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Vedic Odyssey's group depart the lake side town of Pokhara, Nepal, and head south to Chitwan National Park and stay at the Chitwan Jungle Lodge, experiencing elephant rides, hikes, canoe rides and more. Back to the top