Far West Nepal is the best destination for exploring the exotic wildlife of the country. The Terai in the South is covered with dense sub-tropical forests, while the northern part of the region is characterized by an alpine climate and temperate deciduous forests. With climatic conditions and vegetation being so varied, the Far West also beholds diverse and spectacular wildlife.
The Farwestern Terai is teeming with diverse flora and fauna. Here, you can find some of the most exciting jungle safari destinations of the Indian subcontinent. Whether you take a four-wheeler into the forest, or explore the jungle on foot – your wildlife experience will be close-up and special. Farwest’s Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and Bardia National Park are home to some rare and endangered wildlife species. The one-horned rhino and royal Bengal tiger roam the dense forests of the Terai. Only in Far West Nepal can you follow a tiger’s tracks on foot and eventually spot one! Also, you will likely be able to see four-horned antelopes, striped hyenas and impressive herds of swamp deer. The fauna in the rivers and wetlands is just as exciting: the Gharial crocodile and the rare Gangetic dolphins can be spotted here.
If you prefer to explore the mountainous region, you will also have a good chance of seeing rare animal species. Api Nampa Conservation Area, for example, is home to snow leopards. In Rara National Park you might spot a red panda. Wherever you go in the Far West region, the natural environment is still fairly untouched and thus, bursting with wildlife!