We at Wild Mahseer can arrange for guests to take jungle treks at both Kaziranga and Nameri National Parks.
Trekking in Kaziranga National Park, a 2-hour drive from our property, is permitted in the tropical mixed forests of Panbari Reserve Forest under the Bokakhat Beat (5 km) and in the Kukurkata Reserve Forest under the Burapahar Range (10 km).
The Panbari Reserve Forest terrain has a gentle slope as compared with the terrain of Kukurkata Reserve Forest, which is hilly with mainly tropical moist mixed forest vegetation. From the hilltop of Kukurkata you will see a panoramic view of the floodplain and ecosystem of Kaziranga National Park. It has a good diversity of birds and primates.
As both the Reserve Forests are frequented by the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros and wild Asian elephants it is imperative you have an armed guard provided by the park management to accompany you.
If guests would like us to create a Kaziranga trekking package or incorporate it in one of our elephant and jeep safari packages, please e-mail us with your requirements.
A closer option for trekking is the Nameri National Park, 35 kms from Tezpur and only 30 minutes from Wild Mahseer. Located at the foothills of the eastern Himalayas with its hills covered in deciduous forests, it covers 200 sq kms and has the Jia Bhoroli River flowing through it. Treks can be arranged for a couple of hours before breakfast at dawn, for a half-day or full-day.
We have a special relationship with our friends at the Eco Camp nearby and before or after a trek guests can buy snacks, drinks or a full meal at their open-air restaurant to enjoy in the camp’s beautiful grounds. It is also possible to visit the Pygmy Hog Foundation located near the Eco Camp and learn about the species, one of the world’s most endangered mammals, which after captive breeding in Guwahati is being kept in semi-natural conditions at the pre-release centre in Nameri prior to being set free into the park.
As Nameri National Park is also a tiger reserve and home to many wild elephants, it is imperative that visitors are accompanied by an armed park ranger at all times.
Please note the park is closed during the summer monsoon season from May to October.