Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve offers exciting safari holidays. Jungle activities here include venturing into jungle on elephant backer four-wheel drive to view and experience wild animals in their natural habitat, cannot rides, along the jungle rivers, Jungle walks, bird watching and village tour excursions.
Popular National Parks
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the first National Park of Nepal. It was established in 1973 AD and granted the status so World Heritage site in 1984 AD. Chitwan National park is widely spread touching Makwanpur, Nawalparasi and chitwan District. Total area of this National Park is 932 sq. km. Chitwan is famous for one horned rhino, Bangal Tiger. Wild Boar. Leopard Barking deer and many more. Having beautiful natural environment, Chitwan is prime destination for Nature Lovers.
Chitwan National Parks offers its visitor plenty of tourism activities. Jeep safari is an exciting ride on tan open top jeep into the dense forest of jungle. It is possible to closely observed the wild animals as well as the their snaps during jeep safari. Jeep safari offers relative safety from wild animals. Similarly, another one is Elephant safari where one can ride on elephant back and have few hour safari inside the forest of the park, Tourist can also embark on canoe ride along the Rapt River inside the Chitwan National Park and take a close view of Crocodiles and other wild animals. Tourist are excited to look the crocodiles taking sunbath on the river banks and motionlessly under the sun with their snouts wide can be observed in Chitwan National Park.
The Tharu Culture Program organized at Sarah, Meghauli plays a significant role to entertain the tourist visiting Chitwan National Park and to introduce the Tharu Culture and tradition to the tourist. Majority of the tourist at Chitwan have experience the Tharu Culture program. One gets full entertained by the Tharu dance. Dance like Danda Nach ( Stick Dance) and Ago Nach ( Fire Dance), Mayur Nach ( Peacock Dance ) are some these popular highlights of he culture show. Besides these, one can also have short trip to Local village, go for a nature walk or for Bird watching and many more. To experiencing Chitiwan National Park Activities Please Click Here.
Bardiya National Park
The Bardiya National Park is a protected are of Nepal and was established in 1988 AD. Covering a area of 968 sq km, it is the largest and most undisturbed National Park in Nepal’s Terai adjoining the eastern bank of Karnali River and bisected by the Babai River in the Bardiya district. Bardiaya National Park is also home of the one horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Spotted leopard and other many endangered species. Barde National Park is rich in culture due to the presence of the Tharu Community.
The park offers a variety of experiences in its vast undisturbed wilderness. About 70% of the forest consists of Sal trees with a mixture of grassland and riverine forest. Sal leaves are used in festival and religious offering. the park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal Tiger, wild elephants, Grater one-horned Rhinoceros, Swamp deer and black buck. The other endangered species include Gharial- Crocodile, Marsh Mugger and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds found in the park are Gengal florican, lesser florican and Sarus Crane, More than 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizard and fish have been recorded in the park’s forest, grassland and river. In addition to the resident species, several migratory birds visit the park. For Experincing Bardiya National Park Please Click Here
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Covering only 176 sq. km in the Eastern Region, Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve is the smallest wildlife reserve of Nepal. Kasha Tappu Wildlife Reserve was established in 1976, with a primary goal of preserving Wild Buffalo and establishing home for the migratory birds. The vegetation of reserve is mainly composed of tall grasslands. Local villagers are permitted to collect that gras once a year, These are used for roof thatching and building house walls. There are also small patches of Khair-sossoo scrub forest and deciduous mixed riverine forest, The reserve has important habit for a variety of wildlife. The last serving population of wild buffalo is around 159 individuals is dwindling. They are distinguished fro domestic water buffalo by their bigger horns.
The reserve is also home to around 20other animal species such as Hog deer, Wild boar, Spotted deer, Blue bull and Rock Python. Around 441 species of birds, many seen no where else in Nepal ( 14 endemic species ), have been recorded, including 20 duck species, 2 lbis species, white tailed stonechat, Striated marsh warbler, 30 shore birds, 114 water birds, and the endangered swamp partridge and Bengal florican. The Koshi Barrage is an extremely important resting place for many migratory birds, containing 87 winter and trans-himalayan migratory birds can be seen not e Koshi Barrage and on the river channel. Migration usually peaks around mid March. Much wildlife visits these areas during dusk and dawn. the clear skies allow for beautiful sights of several Himalayan peaks Makalu 8463m. The world’s fifth highest peak. To experiencingg Koshi Tappu Activities please Click Here
Other Natinal Parks are:
Lang tang National Park
Langtang National Park represents some of the best example of graded climate conditions in the central Himalaya. Elevagtional gradients (ranging from Mid-hill to alpine) coupled with complex topography and geology have produced a rich biodiversity unique patchwork of vegetation. Sub-tropical vegetation characterized by Sal (Shorea Robusta) forest in the southern section of the park is gradually taken over by hill forest (2000-2600m) consisting of Chripine rhododendron, and Nepalese alder. The temperate zone (2600-3000m) is covered mainly by oak forest fading to old growth forest of silver fir, hemlock, and larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3600m). The Nepalese larch (larix nepalensis), the only deciduous conifer in the region, is found in this park and few places elsewhere. Throughout these zones different species of Rhododendrons such R. arboretum, R. barbatum, R. campanulatum, and R.lepidotum (scrubs) to name a few, form a colorful understory. Tree species such as birch, silver fir, Sorbus microphyla and twisted Rhododendron Campanulatum are found near the tree line. It is here at 4000 m juniper and Rhododendron shrubs (R. anthopogon) slowly dissolve into the expansive alpine grassland meadows.
Langtans‘s expansive high meadows provide summer habitat for numerous ungulate species such as musk deer and Himalayan tahr. The park is also well known for its populations of red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, serow and more than 373 species of birds.
Shey Phoksundo National Park
Shey-Phoksundo National Park provides important habitat for endangered species including the snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, and blue sheep, goral, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan thar, leopard, jackal, and Himalayan black bear are also found in the park. The park is home to six species of reptiles and 29 species of butterfly, including the highest flying butterfly in the world, Paralasa nepalaic. The park provides habitat for over 200 species of birds, among which include yellow-throated marten, Tibetan partridge, wood snipe, white-throated tit, wood accentor, and crimson-eared rosefinch.
The flora found with the park is extremely diverse. The northern regions contain barren areas of the upper Himalayas and the trans-Himalayan slope lands consisting of some rhododendron, caragana shrubs, and salix, juniper white Himalayan birch, and the occasional silver fir dominate the high meadows of the inner Himalayas. Less than five percent of the park is forested, with much of it lying in the southern portion. The suligad valley’s flora consists of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, cedar silver fir, popular, rhododendron, and bamboo. The park also contains 286 species of ethnobotanical importance.
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
Shivapuri Nagarjun Narional Park lies in a transition zone between subtropical and temperate climates, the vegetation consist of a variety of natural forest types including pine, oak, rhododendron etc. depending on altitude and aspect.
Recorded wildlife in the park includes mammalian species such as Himalayan Black bear, leopard, jungle cat and rhesus monkey. The park is also home to 311 species of birds, including at least 9 threatened species; 102 species of butterflies with a number of rare and endangered species and 129 species of Mushroom.
- Banke National Park
- Makalu-Barun National Park
- Rara National Park