Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the flood plains of the Sapta-koshi in Saptari and Sunsari districts of eastern Nepal. The Reserve covers 175 sq. kms and was established in 1976.

Rapid and complete inundation of the reserve to depths ranging from 10 to 300 cm. occurs during the monsoon. The Sapta-Koshi river also changes its course from one season to another. The vegetation is mainly tall Khar-pater grassland with a few patches of Khair-sisso, scrub forest and deciduous mixed riverine forest.

The reserve offers important habitat for a variety of wildlife. The last surviving population (about 100 individuals) of Wild Buffalo or Arna are found here. Other mammals occurring here are hog deer, wild deer, spotted deer and blue bull.

The reserve also assists the local economy by providing fishing permits and allowing the collection of edible fruits and ferns in season.

A total of 280 different species of birds have been recorded in the reserve. These include 20 species of ducks, 2 species of ibises, many stroks, egrets, herons and the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal floricans. The endangered Gharial, Crocodile and Gangetic dolphin have been recorded in Koshi river.

Access:
Koshi Tappu is easily accessible from Kathmandu, being well connected by a national highway. There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and road connected Biratnagar to national highway.

2 Night/ 3 Days Itinerary

Day 01

      Arrive Biratnagar Airport. Meet and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp

      13:00 - Lunch

      15:00 – Birding in the near by surroundings of the Park with resident naturalist.

      19:00 – Dinner



Day 02

      05:30 – Wake up call

      06:00 – Morning nature walks within near vicinity

      08:00 – Breakfast

      09:00 – Raft boat on the Sapta Koshi River with Naturalist to view some of the water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and various water habitats. End boat trip by the bank of river and have picnic lunch. Short drive to the Koshi Barrage to view some bird-life and fresh water Dolphins. Late afternoon return to the camp

      19:00 – Dinner



Day 03

      05:30 – Wake up call

      06:00 – More bird watching into the jungle near by

      08:00 – Breakfast

    09:00 – Departure to Biratnagar Airport

 3 Night/ 4 Days Itinerary

Day 01

      Arrive Biratnagar Airport. Meet and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp

      13:00 - Lunch

      15:00 – Birding in the near by surroundings of the Park

      19:00 – Dinner



Day 02

      05:30 – Wake up call

      06:00 – Morning nature walk within near vicinity

      08:00 – Breakfast

      09:00 – Raft boat on the Sapta Koshi River with Naturalist to view some of the water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and various water habitats. End boat trip by the bank of river and have picnic lunch. Short drive to the Koshi Barrage to view some bird-life and fresh water Dolphins. Late afternoon return to the camp.

      19:00 – Dinner



Day 03

      05:30 – Wake up call

      06:00 – Morning nature walk within near vicinity

      08:00 – Breakfast

      09:00 – Birding all along the dam of the Koshi River and the area of Pink Tower crossing the Koshi Barrage. Picnic Lunch at the Pink Tower, Late afternoon return to camp looking for some more birds.

      09:00 – Dinner



Day 04

      05:30 – Wake up call

      06:00 – More bird watching into the jungle near by.

      08:00 – Breakfast

      09:00 – Departure to Biratnagar Airport



NOTE

    : Schedule and timings are subject to change as per season

Detail itinerary

Tour Type Standard Deluxe
Price USD  
Service Includes
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour guide

 

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour guide

 

Service Excludes
  • International Flight fare
  • Nepal Visa Fee

 

  • International Flight fare
  • Nepal Visa Fee

 

If you want to do the trip on budget style, please make an inquiry with your requirement.

 

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