Suklaphanta, smallest National Park of Nepal was declared as a hunting reserve in 1969 and then later on changed as a wildlife reserve in 1976 but from 2017, it was transformed into the national park. Lying in the Terai region of far western Nepal, it is full of open grasslands, forests, riverbeds and tropical wetlands with an area of 305 square kilometers. The elevation of the national park is 174 to 1,386 m (571 to 4547 ft), one of the best examples of floodplain grasslands.
Various activities can be carried out such as jungle safari, bird watching, take a glimpse of diverse flora and fauna, jeep safari, sightseeing and so on, alike Chitwan National Park. You can also enjoy the typical Tharu cultural dance whilst dining with the locals. However, it sees few numbers of visitors but the exciting part is that you will get to explore the unexplored and therefore have a unique experience.
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Suklaphanta national park is the smallest national park and wildlife reserve of Nepal.
You can enjoy riverbeds, wetlands and open grasslands with a large number of swamp deer.
As the area is unexplored and untouched, you can enjoy your trip with less number of people.
It used to be a wildlife reserve for 40 years before it transformed into a national park and was a famous hunting reserve too.
You can observe numerous forests full of Sal, Khair, Trewia, Sisso, Syzgium, and Mallotus.
You will get to experience jungle safari, elephant back riding, jeep safari, and sightseeing.
During the safari, you can spot wild elephant, tiger, panther, deer, wild pigs, bear, wild ass, stag, chital, porcupine, and other reptiles and animals.
It is famous for bird watching as well.
It may also be preferred as a trekking destination.
This place is rich in culture and therefore you can take a glimpse of Tharu culture, tradition, and lifestyle.
It is one of the best examples of floodplain grassland conservation.
One horned rhinoceros and Bengal tiger are also conserved in this area.
Why this Trip
Safari is something that will always surprise you either it is jeep safari or jungle safari as you can experience the unexpected incidents and will get to feel a little adventure too. You can do everything in this trip from jungle sightseeing to safari, from a cultural visit to trekking and from bird watching to photography in wetlands and grasslands and of course, there will be the mere number of people so you can enjoy your own presence.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting to welcome you. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle; Overnight in Kathmandu;
After breakfast, we drive to the airport to catch a flight for Dhangadi. Upon landing, we head to Suklaphanta Jungle Resort. After almost 2 hours drive, we reach Suklaphanta national park where we enjoy the sight of a glorious sunset. Overnight stay at the resort;
Early in the morning, we will go for jeep safari at Suklaphanta National Park, where we will explore the conserved flora, fauna, and wildlife. This national park shelters 423 species of bird, 46 species of mammals, among which 18 are protected under CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) which include animals like Bengal tiger, rare One-Horned Rhino, Indian leopard, sloth bear, swamp deer, elephant and hispid hare. Overnight stay at the jungle resort;
Observing sunrise view from the resort, we head for a walk around the jungle where we observe different species of birds, flora and fauna. Later, we visit the Tharu village and observe their traditions closely. In the evening, we watch Tharu cultural dance and return to the resort. Overnight at the resort;
After breakfast at the resort, we visit the grasslands and wetlands, where you can catch a glimpse of swamp deer and other animals. Then, we return to Dhangadi in a bus. From there, we head to the airport for a flight from Dhangadi to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu;
After breakfast, Kathmandu half-day tour begins. The capital of the country and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu, is an incredibly diverse city donning centuries-old monuments, breathtaking Newari culture and plethora of Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Throughout the day, we will observe most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel;
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms and during trip we use lodge/guesthouses/hotel whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
We make sure to take security measures during tour to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
There are plenty of water stations and mini markets and shops where you can easily get bottled water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
We use private transportation for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Nepalgunj by flight from there we take a drive to Kanchanpur on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group.
All our guides are experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
If you need extra day to complete the trip, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.