Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

GRADE

Moderate

TRIP DURATION

4 days

BEST SEASON

January till May & October till December

GROUP SIZE

From single person

TRIP Altitude

75 meters

CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

Riding on an elephant, Canoeing, jungle trek, Bird watching, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, impressive display of wild flower, picturesque Tharu settlements, friendly people and many more....

Trip Overview

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is situated on the flood plains of the Sapta-Koshi River in Eastern Nepal and cover 175 sq. km. The reserve is a wetland of international significance. In 1987, it was declared a Samsar site. It is home to more than 280 bird species including 20 duck species, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets and herons. The endangered swamp partridge and Bengal florican are found here. The Koshi Barge is an extremely important resting-place for migratory birds. The last surviving population of wild buffalo or arna is found here. The reserve is also home to many types of mammals such as hog deer, spotted deer, wild boar and blue bull. The endangered Gharial crocodile and Gangetic olphin have been recorded in the Koshi River. The vegetation mainly includes tall khar-pater grasslands with a few patches of khair-sissoo scrub forest and deciduous mixed riverine forest. During the monsoon, the reserve is flooded with depths ranging from 10 to 300 cm. From season to season the Sapta Koshi River changes its course.  

How to get there?
Travel By Air 
There is a regular flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar by twin otter or Avero aircraft every day. From Biratnagar a comfortable one and half an hours drive to the Camp. 

Travel By Raft
An exciting 8-10 days raft trip on Sun Koshi river reaches directly at Koshi Tappu Reserve. 
 
Travel By Overland
The scenic drive of 9-10 hrs. through Nepali country side by surface. 
 
What to bring for this tour?  
  • Binoculars add greatly to your enjoyment for bird and wildlife viewing. 
  • Neutral colored clothing is recommended for a visit to the jungle. 
  • Light clothing is needed for day time with a sweater and warm jacket for the evenings from November to March. 
  • Pants / Trousers are recommended for elephant safari. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses etc. are essential. Insect repellent and personal medical requirements should be carried. 
  • We suggest guests travel light bringing only one small suitcase or duffle bag. 
  • During the warmer months swimming suits are recommended. 
  • A Small flash light is recommended.        
Day 01
  • 1:00 p.m. Arrival and welcome with brief
  • 1.00 p.m. Lunch 
  • 2.00 p.m. Bird walk in the marshland outside the reserve to see the storks, ibises, snipes, waterfowl, birds of prey etc 
  • 6.30 p.m. Slide show on the natural history of the reserve followed by Nepali dinner

Day 2  
  • 6.30 a.m. Breakfast 
  • 7.30 a.m. Full day excursion on boat and four wheels drive with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic Dolphins including a visit to Pink Tower (full day) 
  • 6.30 p.m. Cultural dance followed by barbecue dinner.

Day 3 
  • 6.30 a.m. Breakfast 
  • 7.30 a.m. Bird walk inside the reserve in the scrub forest, grasslands and wetland habitat with pack lunch to see swamp partridge, black-necked stork, buntings, bulbuls etc. 
  • 12.00 noon Pack lunch 
  • 2.00 p.m. Continue bird watching or optional elephant ride to watch Arna the wild water buffalo, blue bull, hog deer, fishing eats etc. 
  • 6.30 p.m. Stargazing 
  • 7.00 p.m. Chinese Dinner, overnight 

Day 4 
  • Early morning:  Bird watching around the camp area or leisure. 
  • 8.00 a.m. Breakfast 
  • 9.00 a.m.Departure from the lodge for Kathmandu Continue your other schedules in Nepal 

  • NOTE: We offer many options and activities to give full opportunities to view the wildlife at its best. The exploration of the wildlife is constantly with the trained local naturalist and "shikaris" who are seasoned wildlife experts. Programs and Timings vary somewhat according to change in season and are also subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances.


Includes
  • Domestic flight round trip
  • All Safari Activities.
  • All jungle activities
  • All accommodations while safari including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed safari guide during the trip.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide insurance and salary, national park and conservation area fees.
Excludes
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities.

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