Words and Photos by advocacy adventurist and Wheels 4 Life Board Member, Bryan Cole (@bcolective)

Chitwan National Park, in the southern jungle of Nepal, is a truly unique place on our planet. As one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems, Chitwan is home to a mind bending number of birds, a healthy streak of bengal tigers,  herds of wild and domesticated elephants, a couple thousand everything eating crocodiles, and one of the largest concentrated populations of one horned rhinos remaining on Earth. Chitwan is a place where raw rivers and jungle forests and animals roam and rage freely in the wild. And yet in many parts of the protected lands and waters, just across the river lies a population of people who have called those places home for thousands of years.