Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

  • Max Altitude 4,547 ft
  • Vehicle Bus and Jeep
  • Best Season Spring and Dinner
  • Trip Duration 7 days

Trip Overview

Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve is a 305-square-kilometer sal woodland and grassland with a large Asian Swamp Deer population. Similarly, this wildlife reserve is located in the Terai of Nepal’s Far-Western Region, in the Kanchanpur district. Likewise, Shuklaphanta provides a broad range of wildlife encounters. Forests, rivers, lakes, and numerous huge meadows can all be found here (phantas). Moreover, the woodlands are full of sal trees, with Khair-Sisso forests around the riverbanks. Furthermore, the reserve’s name is taken from Shukla Phanta, the largest of the reserve’s grasslands. The Mahakali river forms a shared border between the reserve and the Indian state of Utter Pradesh in the south and west.

Also, Shuklaphata Wildlife Reserve has more than 665 plant species in its worldwide habitats, divided into 438 genera and 118 families, making it the Terai’s highest species richness area.

Flora at Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

The reserve is the most diverse Terai wildlife reserve in terms of flora diversity. It preserves more than 665 species of plants. The reserve’s most common species is Sal (Shorea robusta). Similarly, the three basic forms of habitat are forest, grassland, and aquatic environment. Sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo) and Khayar make up the riverine woodland (Acacia catechu).

In addition, the wetland areas are full of marsh vegetation. The Phantas’ major grass species are Imperata cylindrical and Heteropogan contortus, both of which are used for thatching.

Fauna at Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve

The reserve is equally diverse in terms of fauna. It is home to around 53 mammal species, the most renowned of which is the Swamp deer (Cervus duvaucelli). Wild elephants (Elephas maximus), Royal Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris Tigris), One-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), and Black-buck (Caprolagus hispidus) are other noteworthy mammals.

Along with all these, some other things attract the attention of visitors visiting there. During your visit here you will be able to see different kinds of unique faunas which will add value to your trip.

The Swamp deer herd currently numbers 2170 animals. It is the world’s largest herd of this species. The reserve is home to roughly 25-30 endangered Wild Elephants (Elephas maximus). Likewise, he reserve is home to about 17 Royal Bengal Tigers (Panthera tigris), an endangered species that preys on the numerous Spotted deer and Swamp deer. Four rhinos were relocated to Suklaphanta in the year 2000 A.D. to establish a healthy population of this species in this area. Currently, there are seven Rhinos in the reserve that are doing well.

Similarly, the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve is home to the Golden monitor lizard (Varanus flovescens), Hispid Hare, Blue bull (Boselaphus tragocamellus), Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak), Hog deer (Axis porcinus), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Leopard (Panthera pardus), Jackals (Canis aureus), Langur (Presbytis entellus

The reserve is home to 424 different bird species, including the world’s largest population of Bengal floricans. Sarus cranes, Swamp francolins, Grass owls, warblers, and flycatchers are among the other species. Mahseer, Rahu, and tengara are among the 21 fish species that call the reserve home. The reserve is also home to a variety of reptiles, including marsh mugger crocodiles, cobras, and pythons.

Highlights of the trip

  • Travel to one of the famous WIldlife Reserve of Nepal
  • Explore different Flora and Fauna of the place
  • Explore different endangered animals at the National Park.
  • Travel to the beautiful Terai Region of Nepal.

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Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu

On this day you arrive in Kathmandu and we transfer you to your hotel. After arriving at the hotel you rest and rejuvenate and observe the locality. A member of Travel Nepal Now will brief about the itinerary on this same day.

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu city and Patan City

While our backend staff is busy making plans for the day ahead, we’d want to take advantage of the opportunity to tour the city and see some intriguing historical monuments. On this day, we’ll visit the world heritage sites of Swayambunath stupa, also known as a monkey temple, Basantapur Durbar Square, a historic royal courtyard, and Patan Durbar Square.

Day 03

Kathmandu- Dhangadhi (fly 01.15 hours and drive 02.00 hours:)

After breakfast, drive to the domestic airport, fly to Dhangadhi at 01:15 p.m., and drive to Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve at 02:00 p.m. Following your arrival at the resort, offer a brief overview of the trip package and eat lunch. Evening village walks around the ethnic Tharu village, where you can witness the Tharu people’s way of life and the Terai residents. In the resort.

Day 04

Full day in Shuklaphanta

Suklafanta Wildlife Reserve offers a wide range of activities. You go on an elephant safari after enjoying bird viewing. Asian Elephant, Spotted Deer or Chital, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Great One Horn Rhinoceros, Samber, Swamp Deer or Barasingha, Nilgai or Bull, Black Buck, Wild Boar, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Wild Dog, Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena. You’ll also come across a variety of tiny mammals who have made Bardia their home.

Day 05

Full day in Shuklaphanta

After that, you begin your jungle walk. A fantastic opportunity to witness wild creatures, small mammals, and birds, and waits in the tower for the wild sightseeing, escorted by our knowledgeable naturalists and wildlife trackers. There are plenty of excellent picture chances. The day comes to a close with a Tharu cultural dance and a great dinner.

Day 06


Early in the morning, go bird viewing, return to the resort for breakfast, and then fly out of Dhangadhi Airport. Arrival in Kathmandu, evening free. During this time you can visit the streets of Kathmandu City. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 07

Departure from Kathmandu

Today, our departure representative will drop you at the international airport. Furthermore, with a heavy heart, we will say goodbye to you in the hope to cooperate in the future.


What’s Included

  • All arrival and departure transfer by Private AC vehicle.
  • 01 Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour by Private vehicle with English speaking Guide.
  • 03 nights hotel accommodation in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve on AP ( Bed, Breakfast, lunch and Dinner) Basis.
  • 03 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB ( Bed & Breakfast) Basis.
  • Kathmandu-Dhangadhi-Kathmandu by flight or drive with comfortable vehicle.
  • Shuklaphanta Jungle activities and National park fees.

What’s Not included

  • International Airfare.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu except Shukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Entrance fee to the sightseeing places .
  • Travel / medical insurance.
  • Single room supplement fee if need.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, (including cold drinks and mineral water).
  • Tips for the tour guide and driver.
  • Extra expenses if unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, political unrest, and avalanches.
  • Note: Sightseeing entrance fee will be charge as mention below: (Kathmandu city-Rs.1000, Swoyambhunath stupa-Rs.200, Patan city-Rs.550, amounts total Rs.1750 equivalent = USD.18 totally per person)