Royal Bengal Tiger Spotted at 3165m Altitude in Nepal

Royal Bengal Tiger Spotted at 3165m Altitude in Nepal

Royal Bengal Tiger Spotted at 3165m Altitude in Nepal


For the first time in Nepal, the Royal Bengal Tiger was sighted at an altitude of 3.165 m above sea level. This is the first time the tiger has been sighted at such an altitude. This rare sighting has raised questions about climate change and the impact on wildlife ecosystems of global warming.


It was reported to be the first observation of a “big cat” at such a high altitude by the departments of forest and soil protection, and national parks, and wildlife conservation.


Royal Bengal Tiger Spotted at 3165m Altitude

Photo: Red Panda Network


It was captured at an elevation of 3,165 m by a camera trap set up in a forest in the Illam district of eastern Nepal on November 13 and November 21. It is the very first photographic evidence of tiger sighting in the eastern region’s mountains in the world; ANI quoted a joint press release released by the two departments as saying.


Royal Bengal Tiger, the largest of all Asian big cats is one of the tourist attractions of Nepal specially Bardia and Chitwan National Park. They can be differentiated easily because of their strips which are unique. The weight of males ranges from 180 to 258 kg (397 to 569 lb); while that of the females ranges from 100 to 160 kg (220 to 350 lb). Males have an average total length of 270 to 310 cm (110 to 120 in) including the tail; while females measure 240 to 265 cm (94 to 104 in) on average.

Tiger Tracking Tour in Bardia National Park Outline Itinerary:


Day 01:  Fly to Nepaljung (50 minutes) & Drive to Bardia National Park (2/3 hrs)
Visit Elephant breading center, Sunset view point & warm-up hike

Day 02: Full day private Jeep Safari inside Bardia National Park
With pack lunch, follow the tiger habitat Balconi, Kingfisher, Tented Camp etc.

Day 03: Full day private Jungle walk, core areas of Tiger
With pack lunch, walk in the tiger trail Tinkuni (three corners) & Chital Machan.

Day 04: Full Day Private Rafting (Wild animals, Birds & dolphin sightseeing) or Jeep Safari
A downstream drift in an inflatable raft is experience the wildlife inside the National park. Start from Karnali Bridge – 45 minutes’ drive by private jeep

Day 05: Morning Village tour, departure
Drive to Nepaljung (2.5 hrs) and fly to Kathmandu (50 minutes)


Recommended Package: Tiger Encounter in Nepal