Nepal is a small country in the Himalayan belt that sits at the crossroads of two of the world's most important bio-geographic areas. The construction of the protected area system, which covers over 25% of Nepal's surface and represents distinct ecosystems at various elevations, has helped to conserve much of Nepal's wildlife.
The people living in this country are very diverse in ethnicity, culture, and religion; making it one of the most distinctive countries you will ever visit!
It is no brainer that Conservation efforts made by the government of Nepal are worldwide popular and highly recognized by international societies. Nepal records 208 mammalian species, 867 bird species, 123 reptile species, 55 (+-) amphibian species, 230 freshwater fish species, and 651 butterfly species. The Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus), the world's second-largest terrestrial mammal, is found in Nepal, as is the white-toothed pygmy shrew (Suncus etruscus), one of the world's smallest mammals; the Royal Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris), the world's largest cat, and the Indian Spotted Chevrotain, the smallest deer (Moschiola indica). With 12 National Parks, 1 Wildlife Reserve, 1 Hunting Reserve, 6 Conservation Areas, and 13 Buffer Zones extending from lowland Terai to high mountains and covering 23.39 percent of the total country's land, Nepal has established a very good network of Protected Areas that contribute to in-situ conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity across the country.
When Should you go for a Nepal nature & wildlife tour?
Nature and wildlife tours are possible in Nepal in all weather conditions, however the grasses inside the forest are long and spiky during the monsoon season. Furthermore, Elephant trails are thorny, and driving through them might be difficult. We recommend the Spring & Autumn season for wildlife tours.
Benefits of wildlife tours