Chitwan National Park

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge


Rustic simplicity in the Nepalese jungle

Inspired by the longhouse style of Tharu architecture, and constructed using local materials, Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge is tucked away beside a verdant forest with beautiful views.

The lodge offers you a unique taste of Nepalese culture and life. You can either stay in one of the lodge's 12 rooms, or opt for one of nine safari tents. Either way, you’re in for an intimate, comfortable experience.

Take your lunch out in the tranquil garden and spend the evenings out by the bonfire reflecting on your day’s adventures. Nepalese cuisine al fresco under the mango tree is a special experience. The pool is the perfect place to cool off on a warm afternoon between safari activities when you’re not whiling away the hours in a gently swaying hammock.

Set on the border of Chitwan National Park, there are a variety of exciting wildlife activities to take part in around Tharu Lodge. The park is home to some 68 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds. There are also ethically-managed encounters with elephants and authentic cultural experiences that can be arranged from the lodge.


At a glance

  • 12 traditional rooms and nine safari style tents

  • Swimming pool

  • Restaurant

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    Jeep safari

    Head out on an open-topped Landrover for a jungle safari unlike any other you’ll find in Nepal.

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    Boat safari

    Take an exhilarating trip down the Narayani River and keep a look out for wildlife in the water and on the river banks.

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    Walking with elephants

    Together with the manhouts you can join the elephants for their daily walk through the jungle near to the lodge.

Community & Culture

Education in rural Nepal has for a long time been hindered by challenges related to geography, infrastructure, socio-economic status and cultural norms, all of which have seen some improvement in recent years. In a bid to helping achieve the Millennium Development Goal of making primary education accessible to all, Tiger Tops supports thousands of children in rural communities. That support takes the form of providing scholarships, textbooks, uniforms and training for staff.

Tiger Tops places an emphasis on respecting and helping to preserve the traditions of the local tribes, and engages the communities in social and economic empowerment projects.


The Tiger Tops group is seen as a leader in environmentally responsible and sustainable tourism practices. Many of their operations are in remote and often fragile protected areas which are under threat from environmental pressure and population concerns. Tiger Tops works closely with stakeholders and local communities to help protect and conserve the environment. They support a variety of philanthropic initiatives that focus on both the environment and community.


Tiger Tops has strict environmental policies in place to ensure that all of their lodges protect the environment and reduce their impact on nature. Solar power and ensuring vehicle meet emission control standards and just two of the ways they are reducing energy use, waste and pollutants. They source produce, employ staff and outsource business as locally as possible. Their lodges are all built using local materials, and are constructed by craftsmen from the area. Incorporating indigenous motifs and products into their designs is also a priority.

An integral part of their sustainability approach is growing their own organic produce at both Tharu and Karnali lodges.

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