Parsa Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the lowland Terai of south central Nepal. It was established in 1984 with an area of 499 sq.km in the Parsa, Makwanpur and Bara districts. It is the largest wildlife reserve in the Nepal with rare and endangered wild elephant, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, blue bull and wild dog. Sambar Deer, chital deer, hog deer, barking deer, languor, striped Hyena, ratel and other animals can also be found in the reserve.
Due to its tropical climate, many species of snakes are found in the reserve. The species include king cobra, common cobra, krait, rat, snake and the python. With giant hornbill, peafowl, red jungle fowl, flycatchers and woodpeckers about 300 species of birds are found in the reserve.
From October to December, winter season comes with pleasant temperatures during the day with clear skies whereas nights get extremely cold. During spring, temperatures rise and water becomes scarce. Through July to September, monsoon brings cooling rains, hot and humid day with temperatures up to 40 degree celsius during summer.
Day 1: Arrival and Village tour
We will meet you at the bus stop or airport upon your arrival .Then we will move to our camp where a reception will be hosted by the staffs. You will have refreshment and a briefing about the program. Lunch will be served and after sometime we will have village tour to a nearby ethnic Tharu village. We will also visit to the elephant stable. You can enjoy sunset view from the bank of Rapti River. In evening, we will have short briefing of the program for the next day with a fabulous local dinner.
Day 2: More fun in the reserve
Our day will start with a fine breakfast and you will have canoe ride, river and jungle walk where you get chances to watch many kinds of birds, rhinoceros, deer, tiger and many more. After having lunch, we will have elephant safari through open grassland and forest to look out for rhino and other animals. After a fabulous day with nature, we will enjoy the cultural program performed by local villages. You will spend night at a camp with fine dinner.
Day 3: Bird watching and Departure
We will move inside the jungle area for the last time for bird watching in the morning peace and pleasure environment of the reserve. You can spend sometime with nature walk and bird watching. After having breakfast you will depart from Parsa Wildlife Reserve.
INCLUDES & EXCLUDES
What is included?
- All the transportation between airport and hotel
- 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Tashidharke inn or any other hotel of similar standard) with breakfast
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Kathmandu to Parsa & Parsa to Kathmandu transportation cost.
- All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
- All domestic flight fares and airport taxes
- An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- All government and local taxes
What is not included?
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
3 star hotels in Kathmandu will be provided and in days during the trek you will have standard tea houses as accommodations. Rooms will be on twin sharing basis and you will be charged extra if you need a single room. Cases may be different for solo travelers and odd numbered groups or genetically different peoples travelling together. Standard teahouses will be provided during the trip days.
During a Tea House trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants. And of course Nepali milk tea is served everywhere.
This trip can be started anyday. The weather is clear and views are breathtaking. Winter obviously is a good choice but you need to withstand strong colds. Summer or Monsoon will be affected by rainfalls but a good choice if you are into botany.
This tour is suitable for any kind of person as this is city/driving tour, you dont need to have any previous required.
AIRPOT PICK UP:
Member of GHH Team will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying GHH Team board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.
We provide 3 star hotel accommodation for the entire trip however you can upgrade your accommodation to four/five-star for an additional charge. Let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels.
FOOD AND WATER:
You will have your food in restaurants and all of them serve Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences and flavor. And you can find bottled water in most of the places to drink. The food (lunch and dinner) and water are not included in our tour cost.
We provide you private tourist vehicle for the whole tour. We provide car, Van, Jeep, Hiece and Bus according to the group size. Do let us know if you want luxury transportation service or flight services.
We provide service to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.
The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas in Nepal is an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of trekkers/travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At GHH Team, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face, we do not encourage camp fires and use kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers/travelers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now provide solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.
Garbage disposal is another major problem. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers/travelers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.
In addition to this trip, we can organize extensions your Trip both within Nepal and other neighboring countries. So, do let us know if you want to have some more activities in Nepal or want take a trip to Tibet and Bhutan, whichever appeals more to you. You can visit our website for selecting the best tour you want to accomplish.
BOOKING PAYMENTS FOR THE TRIP:
You are required to make 20% payment in advance in order to book the trip along with your passport copy and the flight Detail (Arrival Detail) and the remaining 80% balance is payable when you arrive in Nepal. You have options of paying by bank transfer or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail.
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guideline; it could change due to fluctuating weather patterns, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions related to the environment. In case of any trek Itinerary alteration or if it needs to be re-routed to other areas, your Group Leader or senior Sherpa Guide will make the final decision after consulting the group.
An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas
hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014
We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.
Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.
Visited October 2015