Improving Elephant Welfare standards in Nepal
At Tiger Tops we are proud of being Nepal´s first and only company to offer responsible elephant experiences.
Our philosophy is to provide the most natural life for our elephants with the highest welfare standards possible. Therefore, Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge is managed and guided by respect for the elephants.
As such, in 2015 we decided to stop all elephant-back safaris due to the stress it caused our herd on encountering dangerous wildlife in an unnatural way. Instead we concentrated on providing our guests with a more interactive experience that imposed far less of a burden on our elephants. In addition, we decided to drastically improve the stabling conditions by building large, spacious corrals over 18 acres of our property for our herd to roam, socialize and relax.
We aim to give our guests the most personal and meaningful experience with our elephants and allow them to connect with the elephants in a more profound but unobtrusive way, by spending time with them throughout the day getting to know their individual personalities, behaviour and habits.
We want you to return home with a deeper understanding of elephants; the elephants’ impact on the eco-system; the mutual dependency between the elephants, people, and the jungle; and your own positive impact by choosing to be responsible tourists.
We strongly believe in leading by example. By choosing to stay at Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge when you visit Chitwan National Park, you are supporting a move towards better elephant management throughout Nepal.