Shuklaphanata Wildlife Reserve

The Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve that covers 305 km2 is a protected area in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal. The area was a favorite hunting ground for Nepal's ruling class and was known as a Royal Hunting Reserve in 1969 which eventually became a national wildlife reserve in 1973. The name Shuklaphanta is derived from one of the grasslands found in the reservation.

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.

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

After morning breakfast Wongchhu Peak Promotion will introduce you with your tour guide and he will pick you from respective hotel for an interesting tour of Swayambhunath Stupa located on a hill top, with fabulous views of Kathmandu city, green hills that surrounds the valley and of high snow capped mountains.

Swayambhunath one of the oldest historical sites listed in world heritage of more than 2,5000 years old Buddhistreligious complex with huge dome shape stupa with four mystical eyes of Buddha overlooking four directions North, South, East and West. After an impressive tour visiting the monastery and small chapels this place surrounded with green forest with many monkeys around and this place is also known as “Monkey Temple”.

Next nice tour leads towards east of Kathmandu city at Pashupatinath Temple area, tourist or non Hindu are not allowed inside the main temple, however one can overlook the temple from the bank of Bagmati river the holy and famous Shiva temple with golden pagoda tier roofs and four silver doors surrounded with lovely forest with many monkeys around. This place is flooded in the mid February on Shiva Ratri (birth anniversary of lord Shiva). Nearby on the opposite bank of the river funeral and cremation takes places for all Hindu religion.

Then after drive towards north east reaching at Bouddhanath Stupa also called as “Little Tibet” due to strong Tibetan influence in culture, traditions and Buddhist religion, Bouddhanath a huge dome with tow tier where one can walk up near the top with nice views of surrounding Bouddhanath area with shop, stores, restaurants and monasteries.

After a fascinating and lovely historical and cultural tour return back to respective hotels. Then take rest for a while and in evening you will meet with your trekking guide and representative from Wongchhu Peak Promotion (WPP) office for short briefing before your trip because you should know all the essential factors and places before going to the trek. 

Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Fly/Drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Hotel Representative will welcome you in the bus Station or at the Bharatpur Airport.  After having checking in to hotel you will be brief about the accommodation and the facilities and about the Time table and program.

Today is the day of Jungle activities in Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. We design your whole days program Village Tour in ethnic Tharu Village, Jungle activities and Dinner.

After wake up and refreshment you will have a cup of tea/coffee then take you for Bird watching, Breakfast, Elephant Briefing, Canoe riding, Jeep drive and Tharu Dance/ Slide Slow, Dinner.

Today is the last day of this tour you will have Tea /Coffee then Elephant back Safari after breakfast then drop you to the final departure.

Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

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Trip-Code: WPP-002-SPWR
Destination: Nepal
Region: Far - Western Nepal
Altitude: 1350 M
Season: Spring / Autumn
Difficulty: Easy
Accommodation: Hotel
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