Parsa Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal established in 1984 and covers an area of 499 km sq. The dominant landscape of the wildlife reserve, the Churiya hills ranging from 750m to 950m run east-west of the wildlife reserve. The hills present a very rugged face with numerous gullies and dry streambeds. As the foothills are very porous, water flows underground and surfaces at a distance of about 15 km from the base of the hill. The typical vegetation of the park is tropical and subtropical forest types with Sal forest constituting about 90% of the plant. Chir pine grows in the Churiya Hill similarly, Khair, Sisal and Silk cotton trees occur along watercourses.
The Parsa Wildlife Reserve supports a good population of resident wild elephant, tiger, leopard, sloth bear, gaur, blue butt, wild dog. Other common animals are sambar, chital, hog deer, barking deer, languor, striped hyena rattle, palm civet, jungle cat, etc. There are nearly 300 species of birds in the reserve. Giant hornbill, peafowl, red jungle fowl, flycatchers, woodpeckers, etc. are few other common birds found in reserve. Many kinds of snakes like the king cobra, common cobra, krait, rat snake, pythons are located in reserve due to hot tropical climate.
Being a largest protected area in the whole country in the north Rapti River and Siwalik hills form a natural boundary to the human settlement in this Parsa Wildlife reserve center. Adjacently west to this wildlife reserve is Chitwan National Park. Parsa wildlife reserve is also essential with heritage significance. Kailas Bhatia is at the top of a hill and is of religious importance. It houses two small temples (Dudeswor Mahadev) paying homage to the Hindu Gods of Shiva and Parvati.
Trek Leader and Staffs: Government certified hiking & trekking Guide
Accommodation/Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation
Daily Meals on the Trek: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (meals can be chosen from Menu, Vegetarian options available)
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