Shuklaphanta National Park reopens to tourists

File: Shuklaphanta National Park
File: Shuklaphanta National Park

Kanchanpur, October 1

The Shuklaphanta National Park has reopened for a tour by domestic and international tourists, following a long closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All the tourism activities are now opened in the national park except for elephant safari, Chief Conservation Officer Dil Bahadur Purja Magar says.

Pun shares jungle safari, jungle walk, rafting, camping, fishing and other touristic activities have resumed in the national park.

Tourism activities in the national park were suspended for almost five months after the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases.

The official, however, says visitors should fully abide by health protocols adding that the use of facemask and sanitiser is mandatory. Accompanying a nature guide is also mandatory for the visitors going for jungle safari and jungle walk, he adds.

A tour guide can guide up to three tourists while two tour guides can lead a maximum of 10 tourists in the national park.

The national park spread over 305 square km is famous for swamp deer and the pastureland.

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