Shuklaphanta National Park
Difficulty Level
6 days
March – May, Sept – Dec
Best Dates

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Shuklaphanta national park is a paradise located in west Nepal that protects the biggest population of swamp deer in the world. The park was first established as hunting reserve in 1969 then gazetted to become Wildlife reserve in 1976. The status from wildlife reserve changed to National Park in late 2016. The park is 305 sq km and is open grasslands and numerous waterholes with Sal forest and marsh vegetation. It is one of the least disturbed area in the Terai region and get less tourists than any other National parks. The park also protects Bengal tigers, Greater One-horned Rhinos, Asiatic elephants, Sloth bears, Common Leopards, Jackals, Langurs and Rhesus monkeys, blue bulls, barking deer, hog deers and wild boars to name a few.

Among birds the park provides habitat to Sarus crane, Swamp francolin, Grass owl, Warblers, Flycatchers and the endangered Bengal Florican. Reptile species include Marsh mugger Crocodiles, Cobras and Pythons.

SEASON March to May, September to December
PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE DEPARTURE Please call us or email us 14 days before with flight details so we can arrange pick up and drop off from Kathmandu Airport
All internal transfers
Domestic flight to Kathmandu
Breakfast in Kathmandu
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner in Shuklaphanta Jungle Cottage
Park entry fee and all taxes
Experienced safari guides
First Aid medicine
International flights
Kathmandu food lunch & dinner
Tips for porter, guide & other
Personal expenses in Kathmandu
Fishing tackle and gear
Personal medication
Medical insurance including medical evaluation
Alcoholic beverages and personal snacks during the trip
Visa fees & Travel insurance
Airport taxes
Anything else not specified in the ‘included costs’ section above

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Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
You will be picked up from the airport by our company representative and transferred to the hotel in Thamel, the tourist city in Kathmandu. If you arrive in the morning, you will have plenty of time to explore the Kathmandu valley.

Day 2

Drive to Shuklaphanta National Park (15 hours) & transfer to resort
You will be driven to Dhangadi by a tourist bus or a micro bus, depending on numbers. In Dhangadi, our representative will pick you up from the bus stop. You will be transferred to Shuklaphanta Jungle Cottage, one of the best resorts in Shuklaphanta.

Day 3

Tharu village tour, Jungle walk and culture dance
After breakfast, you will be taken out for Tharu village tour. Tharu people are indigenous to this area and play a crucial part in protecting the national park. In the afternoon, you will go on Jungle walk. In the evening, enjoy the cultural dance.

Day 4

Jeep safari
Wake up early this morning, as this is the best time of day to see birds and mammals. After breakfast, head out into the reserve for a Jeep safari, keeping an eye out for birds, elephants, deer and pythons on the half-day excursion. You’ll be able to cover a variety of environments, including water holes, jungle, marshes, ponds and grassland. In the afternoon, venture out on another safari to see the animals at dusk.

Day 5

Bird watching and fly back to Kathmandu.
In the morning, you will go for bird watching. In midday, you will be transferred to Dhangadi airport and fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you can go for sightseeing and exploring Kathmandu valley.

Day 6

Depart Kathmandu
At least 3 hours before the flight, our company representatives will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you have enjoyed the safari trip and we also hope to see you back in future.

Please complete this secure enquiry form and we will ensure you get booked on an adventure of a lifetime!


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