Chiyatar Community Forest, located in Illam in eastern Nepal is fast becoming a favored destination for wildlife enthusiasts. The community forest is the habitat of the endangered Red Panda and tourists mainly come here hoping for a glimpse of this shy but lovable creatures.
As there is a lack of good hotels and lodges in the area tourists mainly tend to visit the forest and return the very day. To offer home stay to tourists residents of nearby villages have been trained by the area’s tourism authority.
The entrance fee (to enter the Forest) for domestic tourists is Rs. 500/- and for foreigners is Rs. 1,000/-.