Suklaphanta National Park (Safari)

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, elephant riding, 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.
Trip Code: SNP(33
Starts: Dhangadi
Finishes: Dhangadi
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 1350m/ 4429.1ft
Trip Views: 413
Activities: Overland Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury

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Breakfast: 6
Lunch: 6
Dinner: 6
Hotel: 6 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • 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, elephant back riding 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.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • 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




  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 5. Can I do go solo ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 6. What is the main purpose of this tour ?
    Suklaphanta National Park is one of the best tours for those people who want to experience the unexpected incidents and will get to feel a little adventure too.
  • 7. What about security during tour ?
    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.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect in tour ?
    Since this tour is around the Kathmandu and Suklaphanta so you can get wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc.
  • 9. Is the drinking water safe in during tour ?
    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.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    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.
  • 11. What is the best season for this trip ?
    Every season is good for this trip but March, April, September and October are the best time to do this trip.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    In case of emergency ask your guide to contact us so that we can manage vehicle for you and you will be directly transfer to hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the tour, consult the guide.
  • 14. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    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.
  • 15. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you stay and spend your nights by paying minimum amount.
  • 16. Is there any communication while we are on trip ?
    Yes, you will get telephone service which is available in the hotel you will be staying at. In case of emergency, you can also ask your guide for his/her help.
  • 17. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    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.
  • 18. What immunizations will I need ?
    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.
  • 19. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 20. Can we use the credit card during the trip ?
    Yes, you can use but it is better to transfer your money so that you can enjoy your trip without any problems.

Optional Activities

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Mountain Biking near Kathmandu valley

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Kathmandu is famous for the presence of dense heritage sites reflecting the diverse nature of the ethnic groups of Nepal. In Kathmandu, there are many biking trails made to meet a biker’s fantasy. To explore the beautiful surrounding of Kathmandu valley, the cycling tour is the best option. The trail takes you to observe the spectacular views of the Himalayas and local villages that surround Kathmandu valley.

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