Trekking Region

Activities:  Jungle safari, jungle walk, boat ride, jeep drive

Accommodation: Jungle lodges

Access: Three hours’ drive (95 km) from Nepalgunj, which is 1 hour by air or 516 km by road from Kathmandu

Wildlife: Over 30 mammals including the Royal Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhinoceros, elephant, swamp deer, black buck; reptiles include gharial crocodile, marsh mugger crocodile; fresh-water Gangetic dolphin is commonly seen in the Karnali River

Birds: 230 species of birds include Bengal florican, lesser florican, silver-eared mesia and sarus crane

Vegetation: Sal, savannah forests and grasslands

Best Season: October-March, April-June (hot/dry, up to 42 degrees Celsius), July-September (rainy)

Park Headquarters: Thakurdwara

Entrance Fee: Nepali – NPR 50 per day per entry, SAARC nationals – NPR 500 per person per day, Foreigners – NPR 1,000 per person per day