Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

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Start fromUS$590p/p

6 DaysKathmandu to KathmanduGrade:

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full meals in Suklaphanta

Best time: Jan-May, Sep-Nov

Transport: Domestic flight and private vehicles

Suklaphanta wildlife reserve is situated in the extreme South West of Nepal. It was established in 1969 with an area of 155 sq km and would be 305 sq/km after the completion of its extension. The name of the park is derived from the largest grassland called SuklaPhanta. It is one of the last remaining habitat for such threatened animals like Hispid Hare and deer. Suklaphanta is the stronghold for another endangered animal- the Barasingha, or swamp deer (with the largest population of 2000 currently in Nepal only).

Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve is the habitat of animals, birds, reptiles, mammals, etc. In the rivers, lakes and pond, 28 fish species and 12 reptiles and amphibians are found like Mahseer and Rohu, Mugger crocodile,  Indian rock python, Monitor lizard, Indian cobra, common krait and Oriental rat snake. The reserve includes 46 mammals like  Bengal tiger, Indian leopard,  sloth bear, swamp deer, elephant and hispid hare. Great one horned Rhinoceros were trans-located from Chitwan National Park to establish a third viable population in the country. Around 423 birds species are found here like  swamp francolin, rufous-rumped grassbird, chestnut-capped babbler, Jerdons babbler, spot-bellied eagle owl, dusky eagle owl, rufous-bellied eagle, Oriental pied hornbill, great slaty woodpecker and white-naped woodpecker.

From a nearby machan, one can watch thousands of water fowl mingling on the lake surface while hundreds of swamp deer grazing at the water-edge in the evening-light. The experience is just unique and wonderful.


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m

Day 02:Fly to Mahendranagar airport and drive to Suklaphanta wildlife reserve

Day 03:Full day activities at Suklaphanta wildlife reserve

Day 04:Full day Jungle safari

Day 05:Drive to Mahendranagar and fly back to Kathmandu

Day 06:International departure

Cost Include

  • All transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle
  • Luxury hotels in Kathmandu on BB plan basis
  • Kathmandu-Mahendranagar-Kathmandu by flight
  • Full meals, Suklaphanata Wildlife Reserve
  • An experienced trekking guide, and his salary, travel, insurance, equipment, food & lodge
  • Park entrance fee
  • All activities inside Wildlife Reserve
  • First aid medical kit
  • NAT t-shirt and certificate of appreciation
  • All government taxes

 

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa fees, International flight
  • Personal expenses as drinks and beverages, laundry bills, etc
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Other expenses which are not included in 'Cost include'

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350mWarm welcome by NAT staffs and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02Fly to Mahendranagar airport and drive to Suklaphanta wildlife reserve Evening sightseeing around the jungle, Tharu Cultural show and briefing about the coming days schedules and programs.

Day 03Full day activities at Suklaphanta wildlife reserveEnjoy bird watching and elephant riding in the jungle. A great possibility to spot the rare species of animals and birds. You will see how diverse the floras and faunas is are, found in this natural habitat. Excellent photographic opportunities too.

Day 04Full day Jungle safariDrive around the vast land of Suklaphanta to explore more in this day tour. Divulge into the nature' wonders and creations. You can look forward to the delicious dinner served by the Tharu community in the night time.

Day 05Drive to Mahendranagar and fly back to Kathmandu Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley in this day. Shopping and farewell in the evening time.

Day 06International departureFinal see off by our staffs to the airport and bidding farewell for your next destination or to your home nation.

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