6 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
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 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
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.