Shuklaphata Wildlife Reserve was a hunting ground for the Roylas during 1960’s .It is therefore known was Royal Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and it is located in Far Western Nepal near the border of India, very close to Corbett National Park. The reserve is one of the richest wildlife reserves in Asia due to its pristine sub-tropical environment. The open grasslands and numerous waterholes of the park extend into a vast expanse plain grassland and SaL forest, while marsh vegetation is found along rivers and lakes. Until recently it is a royal hunting reserve. The park is relatively remote and unexplored.
This park was created by resettling the people to another area. Natural vegetation in this forest is now providing sanctuary for wild life. In its 305 sq. km area it has Royal Bengal Tiger, deer, 478 varieties of birds, one of the rare and largest known Asian elephant, spotted deer, barking deer, one horned rhinoceros, endangered species of birds, swamp deer, spotted deer, barking deer, black buck, gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile and Gangatic dolphin.and many other animals to which you may encounter while on your stay.
A stop at the Rani Tal would be an exciting experience. This small lake attracts birds and animals alike. Herons, ducks, storks, kingfishers and egrets vie for food and swamp deer wallow at the edges.
How to get there?
There are direct bus and schedule flight to Mahendranagar.
It is 700 kms distance apart from Kathmandu and will take around 16-17 hours by road. Flight to Mahendranagar airport 1 hr 10 mins and a short drive to Sukhalaphata National Park.
DAY 01: FLYTO MAHENDRANAGAR AIRPORT AND DRIVE TO SUKHILAPHATA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast take an earliest flight to Mahendranagar. At the aiirport our representaive will receive you and you will be escorted to your resort. The journey to the nearest resort at the National park is around 6 km – 15 mins ride from the airport.
Upon arrival- The staff of the resort will welcome you, you will be served some refreshment and lunch. Rooms will be assigned and there will be a short briefing about the program and the facilities.
15:00 PM: After rest your jungle guide/naturalist will brief you about the activities and take you for a Village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village where you will learn more about the life and lifestyle of the Tharus. Visit to the National Park Visitor's centre where you can learn more about the history of the National Park and about wildlife & Sun set view from the bank of Rapti River
19:00 PM: Slide presentation. One of our jungle experts will introduce background data and history of the Royal Sukhlaphata National Park, flora and fauna and as well as some other topics relating to wildlife,. Your questions are most welcome.
DAY 02: IN SUKHLAPHATA NATIONAL PARK
06.00 : Wake up call.
06.30 : Breakfast.
07.00 : Jungle walk. An excellent opportunity to see the wild animals, small mammals, birds and reptiles. Excellent photographic opportunities for wildlife photography.
Enjoy ox-cart ride or jeep drive to back to the resort
13.00 : Lunch and rest.
15.00 : Elephant Safari. An excellent opportunity to see four different kinds of deer, antelopes, rhinoceros, wild boar, monkeys, leopard, Black beer, sloth bear and the Royal Bengal Tiger (If you are lucky). You will also encounter many bird species and other smaller mammals that have made Chitwan their home.
19.00 : Tharu cultural dance.
20.00 : Dinner
DAY 03: FlY MAHENDRANAGAR TO KATHMANDU
06:00 AM : Wake up call
06:30 AM: Breakfast
07:30 AM: Jungle walk, bird watching
09:30 AM: Depart for onward journey
Package cost: 1 pax: US$ 445 per pax 2 pax: US$ 370 per pax 3-5 pax US$ 345 per pax Cost includes: 01. Tented accommodation 02. Full board –breakfast, lunch and dinner in the camp. 03. All Jungle activities 04. English speaking naturalist 05. Park fees and permit charges Cost does not include: 01. Airfare and transportation 02. Personal accident and health insurance. 03. Emergency evacuation and medical-box. 04. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips. 05. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned.
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- Price : USD 345
- Destinations : Sukilaphanta National Park
- Max Elevation : 1200 m.
- Weather : March, April, May, Oct, Nov
- Trip Duration : 3 days
- Trip Grade : Easy
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