Shuklaphanta National Park Jungle Safari Tour

4 Days
  • Nepal
  • Easy
  • 174m -1386m

Overview

Shukla Phanta Jungle Wildlife Reserve is an incredibly rich and diverse environment, located in the far south-west of Nepal. The park is named after the largest grassland in the area, known as Sukla Phanta, and once the park’s expansion is complete, it will
cover an impressive 305 square kilometers. This park is one of the last remaining habitats for several threatened species, including the hispid hare and the pygmy hog. It is also a stronghold for the endangered swamp deer, or barasingha.

Aside from these rare species, Shukla Phanta is home to a variety of other wildlife, including spotted deer, hog deer, nilgai, wild dogs, jackals, porcupines, and even tigers and wild elephants. The park’s open terrain makes it possible to spot these predators on
the prowl, and the nearby Rani Tal lake attracts a wide variety of bird species, including herons, ducks, storks, kingfishers, and egrets. From a machan (observation deck), visitors can watch the stunning spectacle of thousands of waterfowl and hundreds of
swamp deer gathering at the lake’s edge as the sun sets.

In addition to its rich wildlife, Shukla Phanta Jungle Safari is also an opportunity to learn about the local culture of the Rana Tharu, an ethnic group from the far western Nepal Terai. This community claims Rajput origin and their culture is distinct from other Tharu cultures. A trip to Shukla Phanta is a unique chance to immerse oneself in the wild beauty of the park and to gain a deeper understanding of the people and culture of this fascinating region.

Highlights Of Shukla Phanta Jungle Safari Tour

  • The Shukla Phanta Jungle Safari in Nepal is a prime attraction for those looking to explore the rich and diverse wildlife of the country. This national park is located in the extreme south-west of Nepal, and is named after the largest grassland within its borders, Sukla Phanta.
  • One of the most remarkable highlights of this park is the chance to observe the rare and endangered species that call it home, such as the hispid hare, pygmy hog, and barasingha or swamp deer. Visitors may also spot a variety of other wildlife, such as spotted deer, tigers, wild elephants, and a range of other mammals and birds.
  • A visit to the Rani Lake is an experience not to be missed, as it attracts a wide range of birds and animals, including herons, ducks, storks, kingfishers, and swamp deer. One can sit on a nearby machan and watch the lake come alive with thousands of waterfowl and hundreds of grazing swamp deer in the evening light.
  • The Shukla Phanta Jungle Safari also offers the chance to learn about the Rana Tharu, an ethnic group of the Tarai region of western Nepal and India. This unique culture, which claims Rajput origin, is distinct from other Tharu communities and provides a fascinating glimpse into the local way of life.

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Arrival and Welcome to the Shukla Phanta Jungle Safari Upon arrival,
guests will be greeted with a welcome drink and then check into the
accommodations. After getting settled, guests will enjoy lunch and a walk
through the nearby ethnic Tharu village where they can experience the
lifestyle of the Rana Tharu people.

Day 2 :

Early Morning Jungle Walk and Afternoon Jeep Safari After a delicious
breakfast, guests will go on a jungle walk to observe the wildlife and get up
close with nature. Later, they will enjoy a lunch before embarking on an
afternoon jeep safari to experience the beauty of the park from a different
perspective. The day will end with dinner.

Day 3 :

Cycling through the Rana Tharu Village and to the Mahakali River
Guests will start the day with a nutritious breakfast, before heading out for a
cycling adventure through the Rana Tharu village. The ride will continue to the
Mahakali River, offering breathtaking views and a chance to see the local flora
and fauna.

Day 4 :

Departure to Kathmandu After a final breakfast, guests will bid farewell
and depart to Kathmandu, taking with them memories to last a lifetime.

Includes/Excludes

What's Included in the Cost:

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Shukla Phanta National Park and back to
  • Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Accommodation in a deluxe, air-conditioned jungle resort
  • National Park and Conservation permit fees
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in the tour
  • An experienced nature guide
  • Insurance for jungle crew
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Group medical supplies and first aid kit

What's Not Included in the Cost:

  • Personal equipment and insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, beverages, and bar bills
  • Tipping for staff

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