National Parks and Wildlife Reserves located in the Terai and Hilly regions of Nepal preserve some of the best wildlife habitat in the world. Some of the world’s most exotic national parks and wildlife reserves that exist in Nepal are:

Royal Chitwan National Park
The Royal Chitwan National Park is located 196 kilometers south of Kathmandu encompassing an area of 960 square kilometers, is one of Asia’s finest wildlife reserves. It is the home of greater one-horned rhinoceros, sloth bear, wild boar, gaur (bison), and 4 types of deer, 2 types of monkeys, 2 types of crocodiles, leopards, the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger and over 400 species of birds and various reptiles and other smaller mammals.



Royal Bardiya National Park
The Royal Bardiya National Park (986 sq. kilometers) lies in the mid-far western region of Nepal and is the largest most tranquil wilderness area in the Terai. The park is home to the largest population (per sq km) of the elusive Bengal Tiger and there are 30 more species of other mammals such as bears, monkey, civets, hyenas, wild dogs, otters, wild bore, leopards and deer.

White water rafting
Do you claim yourself to be a real adventurous person? Then, indulge in white water rafting in Nepal to trial your claim. Nepal's rivers are among the world's greatest for aquatic adventure. Few rafting rivers in the world can match the thundering courses of the rivers of Nepal, which originate from the snow meltdown and the rains in the Himalayan terrains and contours.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Established in 1976, Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve is spread over 175 square kilometers, much of it is a grassland and full of crocodiles as well as birds. The last surviving population (about 100 individuals) of Wild Buffalo or “Arna” is found here. Other mammals occurring here are hog deer, wild deer, spotted deer and blue bull.

Langtang National Park
Situated in the Central Himalayas, Langtang is the nearest park to Kathmandu. The area extends from 32 km. north of Kathmandu to the Nepal-China (Tibet) border and covers an area of 1710 square kilometers. Some of the best examples of graded climatic conditions in the Central Himalayas are found here. Oaks, chir pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, spruce and various species of rhododendron make up the main forest species.

Sagarmatha National Park
Sagarmatha National Park lies to the northeast of Kathmandu covers and an area of 1,148 sq. kilometers of Himalayan ecological zone. Several rare species, such as the snow leopard and the lesser panda, are found in the park. UNESCO listed the park as a World Heritage Site in 1979 for its unique natural, cultural and landscape characteristics.

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