Located in Kanchanpur district Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve stretches 305 square kilometer. It is situated in the low land of Terai Region of Nepal.
The park inhabits one of the endangered species known as Barasinghe or Swamp deer and Royal Bengal Tiger. Many other animals are seen here like Hog deer, Nilgai, wild dog, jackal and porcupine among other animals.
Rani Tal also known as Queen Lake is nice spot to view. Watching Herd of deer drinking water at the edge of the lake is something special. The park also inhabits different species of birds namely Heron, ducks, storks, kingfishers and egrets are other birds commonly found here.
Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve—Jungle Safari begins from the sightseeing of Kathmandu. Here you get chance to see UNESCO listed sites such as: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa.
A representative of Adventure White Mountain will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel.
The real fun begins from today as you will be visiting four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu.
We visit Kathmandu Durbar Square in the beginning. Here you get chance to see century old palace called Hanuman Dhoka Palace. Lord Hanuman (Monkey God) is enshrined at the entrance of the palace and due to it the palace is named after it. The Durbar Square is stretched at an area of five acres. Entire Square is divided into two quadrangles—outer and inner.
The Hanuman Dhoka Palace is covered within inner part wehereas Kumari Ghar, Shiva-Parvati Temple, Kashtamandap, is located at outer part of the vicinity. Living Goddes (Kumari) lives in Kumari Ghar. She is worshipped as female energy and it the system of worshipping her was started many centuries ago when Malla dynasty ruled the Valley.
Before the quake of 25th April, 2015 there were 50 temples in this area and at present there are around 20 such sites including Hanuman Dhoka Palace.
From here we move towards Pashupatinath Temple. Lord Shiva is worshipped here in the form of Linga. It is the greatest Shrine of Hindu. The temple is located on the bank of Bagmati River.
Bouddhanath is another place of our visit today. No any exact record is found regarding the foundation date of Bouddhanath. Some believe that the stupa was built by one of the Kings of Lichhavi dynasty more than 2000 years ago.
The stupa is built in octagonal-mandala structure and is protected by wall from all side. There in the wall you can see 108 depiction of Amitabh Buddha.
From here we move towards Swoyambhunath. It is located in a hillock. It is said that the civilization of Kathmandu Valley started with Swoyambhunath. The literal meaning of Swoyambhunath is self-existing.
Legends say that Lord Buddha visited here and gave sermon to his disciples here.
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast we will be driving to Tribhuvan Internation Airport. From here we catch flight to Dhangadi. We will land here in an hour. Our staff in Dhangadi Airport will receive you there and transfer you to the hotel.
Our nature guide will brief you regarding the excursion that you will be experiencing on coming days. You will visit local village and enjoy local culture today.
Overnight in a hotel.
Our scheduled tour will begin from today. We will go to jungle walk or drive inside the jungle in order to get sight of wildlife. You can also enjoy elephant ride instread of drive.
Watching birds from machan (tower) is beautiful experience and at the same time you get view of herds of deer drinking water at the edge of Rani Tal.
After breakfast, we pack our luggage and drive to Dhangadi Airport. You will catch flight to Kathmandu. In the evening Adventure White Mountain will offer you farewell dinner.
Here ends your trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to the airport three hours before your arranged flight to help you reach your destination.