Chitwan National Park, located in the south-central part of Nepal, protects one of the few remaining undisturbed parts of the subtropical lowland or Terai ecosystem. Chitwan National Park was the first National Park to be established in Nepal, and serves as an important refuge to the Bengal Tiger and is also home to one of the last populations of greater one-horned rhinoceros, among countless other species.
This was be GRID's fifth solar installation on an off-grid wildlife observation tower in Chitwan National Park, following the Dulekhola Tower in 2017, the Open Tower and Kaathe Tower in 2018, and the Kumal Tower in March 2019.
During their 8-day journey to Nepal, participants will have the chance to experience Nepali culture, learn about community-centered sustainable development, and get hands-on with solar, installing the off-grid PV system on the Chitrasen Tower from start-to-finish. They will have the opportunity to immerse in the local community, meet and learn from the CCFBZ User Committee and their initiatives in the area, and spot wildlife while staying overnight in the Tower during the installation. Before and after the project, our GRID Nepal staff will lead the group through unique cultural activities and organized sightseeing in Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park.