- Rani Tal where you can view animals & migratory birds.
- See varieties of endangered animals Herons,Storks,Kingfisher.
- Jungle safari on the back of elephant, in jeep or on foot.
- Holds Nepal’s largest breeding population of Bengal Floricans & Hispid Hare .
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Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve
Shuklaphanta wildlife reserve is one of the largest national parks in the country, it was established in 1976.
The Shuklaphanta wildlife reserve in the far western Terai is on the southwest edge of Nepal. It covers parts of Dolpa and Mugu District with an area of 305 sq km.
The name Shuklaphanta comes from the largest of these grasslands. Shuklaphanta is two thirds forest and one third grassland. This grassland is the largest in Nepal and occupies an area of 54 sq km. The open grasslands and numerous waterholes of the park extend into a vast expanse of plain grasslands and Sal forests. Marsh vegetation is found along rivers and lakes.
The jungle safari in the Shuklaphanta wildlife reserve is an exciting and engaging exploration of the lush pristine subtropical jungle. Many species of threatened animals now live in the reserve. High-speed hare, pygmy hog, Snow leopard, Bengal tigers, rhinos, crocodiles, wild elephants and swamp deer are all native to the reserve.
Th reserve was Originally a hunting area however fortunately it was later converted to a wildlife reserve. This change was principally in order to preserve the swamp deer.
Shuklaphanta now shelters almost 2000 swamp deer as well as around 50 wild elephants and 30 tigers.
Spotted deer, blue bulls, barking deer, hog deer, wild boars, leopards, jackals, langurs and rhesus monkeys also reside here. Among birds the reserve provides habitat to sarus crane, swamp francolin, grass owl, warblers, flycatchers, and the endangered Bengal Florican. Reptile species include marsh mugger, crocodile, cobra and python. The reserve also holds Nepal’s largest breeding population of Bengal floricans and hispid hare. The Rani Tal inside the reserve is therefore a great attraction for animals and migratory birds.
You can choose various options for your jungle safari: elephant back, by jeep as well as the on foot. Another way to view wildlife in the park is taking a land rover ride to the lake or river. From there you can enjoy a nature walk with trained trackers.
A park priority to preserve wildlife therefore only a relatively small part accessible to tourists
Drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive from Nepalgunj to Suklaphanta.
Today we will set out for a village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus.
We will enjoy dinner and our overnight stay here
Today we will enjoy many activities in the Sukla Fanta Wildlife Reserve. After we have enjoyed bird watching we will head off for a spectacular elephant Safari. This gives us an excellent opportunity to see Asian Elephant, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai or Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal and Striped Hyena. We will also encounter many other smaller mammals that have made Bardia their home. Next we will take a jungle walk, this is arguably the best opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals and birds close up. We can take a panoramic view from the tower. On this trip we will be accompanied by our experienced naturalists and wild life trackers. Excellent photographic opportunities are plentiful. We conclude our day by watching a Tharu cultural dance and enjoying a delicious dinner.
Early in the morning we will enjoy a bird watching tour. There is a good opportunity for relaxation and also an option to explore other nearby villages.
Following Lunch we will make our departure and connection by bus for Kathmandu.
It takes 4 days for a round trip beginning and ending in Kathmandu.
- This tour itinerary can be customized to suit your particular requirements and time-frame.
- The package includes 3-star category hotels during the whole tour, if you would like to stay at high-end hotel (for example 5-star accommodation) or a hotel of your own choice that is possible, please send us a request.
- This tour package applies for a minimum of two people.
Date & Price
The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
Apoorva Tours & Treks also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.
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- Arrival / departure transfers by private car.
- Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with breakfast.
- Luxury Air Conditioned transport as per itinerary for sightseeing.
- All sightseeing includes guides who can provide commentary in your own language and entrance fees.
- Activities like elephant safari, canoeing ride, jungle walk, bird watching, village tours, park permits etc
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