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Dec 29, 2006 - Chitwan National Park

The Chitwan National Park in Southern Nepal. There are Rhino here. Also meant to be Tigers. Would love to see a tiger. We did see a Tiger print on the river bank, and we also apparently saw lots of Tiger scenting marks. Uh-huh. Call me sceptical but I seen too many bad Leon Schuster movies to fall for that one. More about that later. The setting was superb, on a river bank, facing the setting sun, with an abundance of bird life and plenty of quiet time. After the trials and tributaries of the trek, this was much appreciated. Let me state it...

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Nov 5, 2006 - Royal Chitwan National Park

Royal Chitwan National Park, located in Nepal's southern Terai region, is famous for its jungle inhabitants: Asian elephants, Bengal tigers, and the One-horned rhinoceros. It was to this end, to catch an intimate glimpse of such creatures, that I arranged for an all inclusive 2-night/3-day package at IJR (Island Jungle Resort). Situated along the banks of the Nirayani river, IJR is most famous for its elephant safaris. Imagining a tame jungle cruise, I was surprised to find that trainers go in search of rhinos and therefore forge their own...

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Nov 3, 2006 - Chitwan NP, Wildlife and Culture

So Tina and I were waiting for our visa to Tibet, which takes a week, so we decided to go on down to Chitawan NP. The park is situated in the lowlands called the Terai, which used to be infested with Malaria, and was sparsely populated up until the mosquitoes were eradicated with DDT in the 1960's. The indigenous people of the Tharu culture had few neighbors because they were somehow immune to the malaria. That all changed, and an influx of immigrants proceeded to log much of the forest and turn it into cropland. The increased pressure on...

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Mar 7, 2006 - Chitwan

Tuesday 7th. March Day 8 It's Paul's birthday - Happy birthday in our absence. Taxi to the airport at 200 rupees. Having been told we must be at the airport by 9am latest, in fact the check in desk did not open until 9.10. Checked in, through security (3 times) then by minibus to the aircraft, a small 20 seater with eight passengers. There followed a fantastic 19 minute flight over low hills south of Kathmandu with great views to the north of the high Himalaya. Some of the time we were flying lower than the tree tops on either side. We...

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Dec 7, 2004 - Lou's Diary Entry for Nepal

So I'm alive and well and yes, I managed to survive the 19 day Annapurna Circuit Trek after all. It was hard-going for me but there are honestly no words to describe the beauty of the Himalayan mountains. I'm in absolute awe of Nepal - not just the unbelievable scenery but the beauty of the people too. What an amazing country to start my travels in. Well, before I get carried away, let me tell you about the trek... The first day is mostly spent on a bus getting from Kathmandu to a town called Besisahar (820m), so my guide (Raju) and I set...

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