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Shuklaphanta jungle safari

Trip Cost: USD 850

Shuklaphanta jungle safari is an exciting tour from 90 m to 270 meters in the Kanchanpur district in southwestern lowland Terai. The Royal Hunting Reserve (1969) and wildlife reserve (1976) set Suklaphanta National Park (2017) covers 305 Sq Km of land. The bus leaves from Kathmandu to Mahendranagar (695 km), later short driving (8 km) to reach the park headquarters, Majhgaon. Another option, fly from Kathmandu to Dhangadi (1:00 hour), then ride a 60 km road trip to Mahendranagar and an 8 km road to Majhgaon. People come from Banbasa (India), the nearest border near Mahendranagar, and then drive to Majhgaon. Annual visitors recorded 4714.

Shuklaphanta jungle safari offers to visit the home of 424 species of birds (180 breeding species), including the Sarus Crane, flycatcher, egrets, strokes, eagle, herons, grass owls, warblers, Swamp Francolin, Bengal florican and peacocks. There is 21 species of fish, such as Mahseer, Tenger, Rohu, ten species of ectoparasites and biting flies. The national park boasts python, cobra, marsh mugger crocodile, gharial crocodile, barking deer, wild elephant (50), Royal Bengal Tiger (36), swamp deer (2301), wild boar, jackal, leopard, monkey, and one-horned rhinoceros (8). The dense forest covers grassland, Sal, Khaer, and Sissau trees. The Nanda Devi Himal (7817 m) can view to the north on a clear day. 

Shuklaphanta jungle safari arranged an elephant ride to explore various animals and plants. Tourists visit the Singphal Temple (Shiva Temple), river, wetland, lake, pond, stream and Machan (view tower) to experience the wildlife. Tharu people are an indigenous group with a unique culture, lifestyle close to the park. Suklaphanta translates from the white grassland that blooms in winter. Locals use Heteropogon contortus and Imperata Cylindrica grass (Cogon grass) for thatch roofs. There are tourist-standard jungle lodges for overnight lodging and food. October to March is the best time to visit the park. Summer temperature remains 40° Celsius there. Contact us for the jungle safari booking.

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Mahendranagar, drive to the lodge

Day 2: Shuklaphanta Wildlife Safari tour

Day 3: Shuklaphanta Wildlife Safari tour

Day 4: Departure to Kathmandu

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Mahendranagar, drive to the lodge
Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Mahendra, we meet you at the airport. We drive to the lodge and listen to the guide about jungle programs. You will observe a Tharu cultural show after dinner. Stay overnight in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve with a full board of meals.

Day 2: Shuklaphanta Wildlife Safari tour
Take a hot breakfast. Jungle walking, and bird watching, Swimming. Stay overnight with a full board of meals.

Day 3: Shuklaphanta Wildlife Safari tour
Take a hot breakfast. Take an elephant back safari, and bird watching, Visit Karnali River with swimming. Stay overnight with a full board of meals.

Day 4: Departure to Kathmandu
Take a hot breakfast. Go for bird watching. Back to the lodge for lunch. Departure Nepalgunj to fly back to Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Transport from Kathmandu to Shuklaphanta National Park to Kathmandu
  • Two flight tickets between Kathmandu & Nepalgunj
  • Nature guide
  • Accomodation with a breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Shuklaphanta National Park entrance
  • 13 % government tax

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Bar bills and personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the wildlife tour