Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

 

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 habitats 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.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) Warm welcome by our company representatives and then transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Fly 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 03: Full 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 04: Full 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 05: Drive to Mahendranagar and fly back to Kathmandu. Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley on this day. Shopping and farewell in the evening time.

Day 06: International departure.Final see off by our staffs to the airport.

Cost Includes:

# All the ground transportation by private vehicles.
# Accommodation: In Kathmandu with BB plan.
# Experienced tour guide and his travelling expenses.
# Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
# Route map and T-shirt of the Company.
# All government taxes.
#All other servives as per itinerary.
# First aid medical kit.

Cost Excludes:
# Nepal visa fee
# International flight (airfare)
# Personal expenses as phone bill, chocolate, beverages,etc.
# Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
# Extra accommodation and meals behind itinerary.
# Travel insurance.
# Tips to staffs.

Trip Facts:

Destination: Nepal.
Grade: Easy.
Seasons: Throughout the year.
Transportation: By private vehicle/ Flight.
Group size: Min 2 pax to 10.
Total days: 06 days.

 

 

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