Jungle Safari

Nepal is a land of extreme contrasts in climate and geography, and has a unique topography ranging from lowlands with sub-tropical jungles to arctic conditions in the Himalayan highlands. Within a mere 150 kilometers the land rises from near sea level in the south to over 8000 meters in the North. This, together with the monsoon rainfall along the south facing slopes, has resulted in compacting virtually all climate zones found on planet Earth. As a result, Nepal has been endowed with a great diversity of life-zones providing a home for a large variety of plants, birds and animals. In recognition of the magnitude of this biodiversity, the Government of Nepal has established a network of 17 protected areas since 1973, consisting of ten national parks, three wildlife reserves, three conservation areas and one hunting reserve. Additionally, three Ramsar sites were declared in 2003. In total Nepal’s protected area consists of 19.70% of the country total area.

While the mountains of the north have some of the highest and the most magnificent peaks in the world, the tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. Some of these rich wildlife habitats are now protected, and can be toured on elephant back, dugout canoe or on foot by a licensed jungle guide.

The tropical jungles of the Terai preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the subcontinent. For those who wish to experience the natural environment at its best, a jungle safari trip into Nepal’s National Parks can be the perfect thing to undertake. Among the many national parks, Chitwan and Bardia National Parks as well as Koshi Tappu offer the best possible opportunities for a Jungle Safari trip in Nepal.

Nepal offers you the chance to enter the jungle and view some of the rarest and most endangered wildlife on earth

Most jungle safari consists of ride on an elephant’s back or on a four wheeler jeep, canoe rides on the jungle rivers, nature walks, birds watching excursions and quick tours around the villages to discover unique culture and traditions of the local village people. There are also scheduled cultural-musical programs performed by the villages, which are also in the Jungle Safari itinerary.

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