Climate of Banke National Park
Banke National Park has three distinct seasons: winter, summer and monsoon, each providing a unique experience. From October to early A p r i l , weather is dry, days are warm, and nights are cool and p l e a s a n t .
From April to June, temperature grows up to 450C in May/June. The hot humid days gives way to monsoon rains that lasts until September.
Facilities around Banke National Park
There are few health posts in the buffer zone and a teaching hospital about 50 km from Park head office, thus a first aid kit including medicines to purify water is advisable. Communication facility is well established. Fuel stations are limited to highway and self arrangement is encouraged for interior visits. Hotels and lodges are available along the southern border of the Park and few other locations with basic services required for tourists.
How to reach Banke National Park
There are regular flights and tourist coaches from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. It takes approximately an hour drive on a regular or hired bus/taxi from Nepalgunj to Park’s head office. It takes about eight hours bus ride (270 Km) from Mahendranagar and seven hours (250 Km) bus ride from Dhangadi to reach Banke National Park’s head office.
An entry permit is required to enter in to the Banke National Park that can be purchased at entry points with the payment of Rs 500 (foreigners), Rs 200 (SAARC), and Rs 20 (Nepalese) per person per day.