Sukhla Phanta Wildlife Safari

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Trip fact

    Country Far-Western Nepal
    Location Sukhlaphanta Wildlife Reserve
    Accommodation Jungle Resort/Tea House/Tent
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Difficulty Easy

Why Sukhla Phanta Safari?

  • Largest grassland of Nepal
  • Sight of tiger, swamp deer , wild elephants and other exotic animals
  • Jungle walk and jeep safari with knowledgeable naturalist
  • Rich culture and vegetation
  • 423 species of birds

General Information of the Sukhla Phanta National Park

  • Location-Nepal
  • Area-305km2
  • Established-1976 A.D
  • No of Species- Flora-700, Fish-28, Reptile-12, Mammals-46, Birds-423

Sukhla Phanta Wildlife Reserve lying at south west terai of Nepal covers total area of 305 and is the home to some of the endangered exotic animals of the planet earth. The reserve has varied altitude ranging from 90m to 270m. The dream of witnessing land mammals, listening to soulful lullaby of birds and roaming in the lap of nature is what you will be rendered in this captivating wildlife safari. The presence of 46 species of mammals including swamp deer, spotted deer, Nilgai, wild dog, jackal, porcupine, royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, etc. promises to satisfy you. The reserve has large population of swamp deer with the recorded population between 1710-2250.

Moreover, the reserve has largest grassland in Nepal covering the area of 54 and has the largest breeding population of Bengal Florican and Hispid Hare. The reserve is relatively virgin rendering you the chance to explore and find new species of flora and fauna during you trip to the reserve. There is more to this reserve besides exotic and endangered mammals. The experience you can gather by dotting the birds like ducks, Herons, Kingfishers, storks, etc. at Rani Tal (Lake) is simply indescribable. The sight of hundreds of birds at this lake with the golden rays during the sunset is gratifying experience. The Sal forest, Sal savannah, open grassland, waterholes in the park also assures you the pure and engaging into the woods experience.

700 species of flora, accompanied by subtropical climate and large grassland magnets the birds and mammals in the reserve. If you want to see and capture those colorful birds, then you are in luck again as the reserve is the home to 423 species of birds, making it the dream destination for bird enthusiast also. Bird species like swamp francolin, rufos-rumped grass bird, bushchat, etc. ensures you the dance moves in the sky and the color worth capturing and remembering. The migrating birds surely adds more to your overall experience.

The reserve has four seasons including winter, spring, summer and monsoon. The reserve receives annual rainfall of 1579mm from June to September. December and January is relatively cold with temperature of 7-12 degree Celsius. In case you are wandering the best time to explore the reserve, then you can plan this trip during the month of February to March. (25-35 Degree Celsius)

The reserve is easily accessible via road from any parts of Nepal. Aarya Tara Travels and Tours has both readymade and tailor made tour package for you. Whatever you may prefer, we will award you with most engaging and fruitful experience during your trip to the reserve. The combination activities like jungle walk with experience naturalist, jeep safari, bird watching, etc. makes our safari package stand out and unique among the pile of packages in the market. The delicious cuisines and comfortable accommodation is not to be mentioned.

Our Sukhla Phanta Wildlife Safari starts from Kathmandu. You will be driven to Nepalgunj which will take approx. 10 hours. You can also fly to Nepalgunj. Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation
Second day of this amazing tour starts with delicious breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, you will be taken to Mahendra Nagar. Hotel Check In at Mahendranagar. After Hotel Check In, the real fun begins. You will explore the reserve. In the evening time, you will enjoy the alluring view of Rani Tal where colorful birds and swamp deer gather to quench their thirst.
The third day of jungle safari will render you all the time to see and indulge in the jungle activities. The Jeep Safari tour will be done deep in the reserve, where you can witness the wild animals and their habitat upclose. The third day of the tour will award you with captivating view of mammals and birds.
The final day will kick off with the breakfast. You will take lot of memories and photos back home. Departure to Kathmandu.


  • All jungle Safari activities
  • All accommodations while safari including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed safari guide during the trip.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide insurance and salary, national park and conservation area fees.


  • International airfares
  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by air or road as per itinerary
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities