Tharu Lodge offers guests the perfect blend of a quiet but captivating wilderness retreat, fused with local cultural encounters. A short bullock-cart ride from the Narayani River, the natural boundary between Chitwan National Park and the surrounding townships, takes you to doors of Tharu Lodge. Emulating the longhouse style of Tharu architecture and built from local materials, Tharu Lodge offers a unique and comfortable insight into Nepalese village life.



Nestled beside lush forest and overlooking idyllic Terai landscapes, Tharu Lodge is the perfect place to unwind and let us take care of you. Dine al fresco under the shade of a mango tree, take a refreshing dip in Tharu’s garden side pool, play a spot of tennis, or simply sway gently in a hammock in the afternoon breeze. At night, enjoy nothing but the sounds of the forest that is just metres from your window.



The kitchen at Tharu Lodge prides itself on using only the freshest and most delicious local organic produce. Carefully selecting ingredients from Tharu’s very own kitchen garden, our chefs prepare a sumptuous array of seasonal Nepali and Continental dishes. Other ingredients are sourced from local farmers, ensuring your meal is not only healthy and organic, but sustainable too.



If you are feeling a little adventurous, Tharu Lodge offers a range of outdoor wilderness activities that are both informative and enjoyable. Afterwards, step on board a gentle boating safari down the peaceful Narayani River, and keep an eye out for marsh muggers or the endangered gharial crocodile resting on the banks. Try your eye on a bird watching tour – Tharu Lodge naturalists have recorded more than 300 species of birds in the surrounding habitats, stretch your legs on a jungle walk, or relax into the evening with a sunset stroll.


Exploring the surrounding villages by foot or bullock cart is one of the best ways to experience rural Nepali life and absorb the simplicity of a farming community. Close to the Lodge you can visit the Tiger Tops Swiss Air Primary School, one of Tharu Lodge’s main sites of community engagement. If the little row of worn toothbrushes next to the back door is not enough to make you smile, then the over enthusiastic reception from the students will leave a lasting, heartwarming impression. Such humbling encounters with the Tharu community are experiences that will stay with you, long after you leave Nepal.

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