Suklaphanta National Park -2 night / 3 days

Suklaphanta National Park -2 night / 3 days

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.

20:00 Dinner

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


 

The following list should give you an idea of the essentials;
 
• Short & Long Sleeve Shirts - Long sleeved is for protection from the sun and insects in the evenings.
• Shorts & Trousers - again, long trousers can protect from the sun & insects 
• Swim wear for on the river
• Shoes - Comfortable trainers/shoes and a pair of sandals. You will need some type of hiking or safari boot if you plan on any walking safaris.
• Binoculars Camera
• Personal first-aid kit and wash kit
• Guidebooks, maps, etc
• Water bottle
• Insect Repellent
• Sunscreen and lip protector
• Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap
• Personal medication
• Flashlight
• Footwear
• Reading book

Temperature: 

Oct/March (average temp. 25 degrees)
April to June - Hot above 40 degrees 
July to Sept: Rainy
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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