Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

Kathmandu Valley

Located on the edge of a traditional Tharu village, Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge is a wilderness retreat offering cultural and wildlife experiences. A short bullock-cart ride from the Narayani River, it’s a great base for exploring the Chitwan National Park, home to rare one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers.

Built from local materials, the lodge is constructed in the style of a Tharu longhouse, containing 12 en suite rooms. The rustic rooms are cooled with ceiling fans and the bathrooms have solar-heated showers in keeping with Tiger Tops’ sustainable principles. There are also 12 safari tents.

The onsite restaurant serves Nepali and continental dishes made from produce from the organic vegetable patch, as well as local farmers and suppliers.

Activities include exploring the national park on foot, jeep, and river safaris, interacting with elephants at the elephant camp, trekking, and visiting local schools and communities. After an active day, cool off in the swimming pool or laze in a hammock.

Tharu Lodge Information

Location & Getting There

Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge enjoys a privileged position in the beautiful Surung Valley just outside of Chitwan National Park, a 40-minute drive from Bharatpur airport.


The lodge is intimate and offers 12 comfortable fan-cooled rooms, including 9 very elegant signature rooms that feature ensuite shower rooms. Solar power heats the water for hot showers in the ensuite baths and also provides power to the reading lamps and ceiling fans.


Tharu Lodge provides a wide variety of exhilarating wildlife safaris on foot, by boat, by jeep and on elephant backs during which time guests will observe exotic wild animals. Get up close and personal to the lodge’s 5 resident elephants, go on guided visits to a local villages by foot, explore the countryside on a bullock cart, head out on a birdwatching tour or board a gentle boating safari down the peaceful Narayani River. These are the best ways to experience rural Nepali life and absorb the simplicity of a farming community.


Children are welcome, with a range of activities for them including riding and bathing elephants.

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Why we recommend Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge

This is a wonderful opportunity to stay in well-appointed rooms next to a natural park so you feel totally submerged in nature. We love the emphasis on responsible tourism at the lodge and the passionate staff combined with the wide array of activities make it a wonderful stay.

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