"Respect your guide!" Top 5 Page for this destination Royal Chitwan Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Saagar

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  Chitwan guide
by Saagar

When trail walking in the jungle, the group is normally issued with a guide and two guards, depending on the size of the group.
The guide and guards normally give a pre-departure briefing where they tell what to do if a wild animal gets agitated, and also what makes wild animals agitated.
As the guides are only issued with lathis (solid sticks) as weapons, this is frequently joked about. But they know their thing; they are trained to stop a charging rhino with that stick. They are putting themselves between the tour participants and the wild animal, whatever that may be.
It is sometimes disappointing to see the lack of respect they are shown - especially regarding such things that puts the group in an exposed situation: undiciplined behaviour on the trail, getting lost behind, wearing shiny, bright, colorful clothing, talking loudly etc.
I have even seen parents bringing protesting and screaming 2-3-year olds along the bush trail despite the guide's blunt warning: "tiger bait!".
So, listen to the guides for a safer trip through an exhilerating part of Nepal....

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  • Updated May 21, 2004
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