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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
bar-headed goose in koshi tappu wildlife reserve
  • Country: Nepal

    You will visit: Kathmandu, Koshi Tappu National Park

    Tour type: Group

    Wildlife: Wild Buffalo, several species of endangered birds including Bengal florican, reptiles, hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer, gharial, gaur, pangolin, gangetic dolphin, monitor lizard , phython, chital, barking deer, sloth bear, langur, rhesus monkeys, etc.

    Viewing by: Game viewer, canoe, 4x4 vehicle

    Getting around: 4x4 transfer vehicles

    Trip Mode: Flight (40 min) / Drive ( 8-9 hr)

    Arrive/Depart: Fly in/out Kathmandu/ The nearest airport to Koshi Tappu is Bharatpur ( 1 hour drive)

    Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is situated in the east and west bank of the Sapta Koshi river in flood plains of eastern Nepal. The area of this park is 175 sq. kilometers and is famous for near extinct wild buffalo (Bubalus arnee or Arna in Nepali).

    The Reserve is a heaven for bird watchers. The park has degraded grassland, riverine forest, and wetland providing sanctuary for more than 580 species of birds, ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and endangered swamp partridge and bangal florican. The barrage on Kosi-river has been extremely valuable as resting-place for migratory bird. Its record shows many species of birds that are not sighted in other part of Nepal are found here. Kosi Tappu is best known for bird watching in Nepal. Gharial(Aligator), crocodiles and Gangetic dolphin have been sighted in the river. The unique backdrop of the Eastern Himalaya, makes it a beautiful attraction for the wildlife lovers and the tourist.

    Our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the Hotel in Kathmandu. He will brief you about the program and assist you throughout your stay in Nepal. Later, You can explore the streets of Thamel, the tourist capital of Nepal.
    In the morning we take you to a walking tour of Kathmandu Durbar square. We walk through Asan, Hanuman Dhoka, temple of living Goddess, and Kastha Mandap. You go through medieval wonders that have given Kathmandu much of its mystery and atmosphere. The city itself is a labyrinth of streets and markets, crowded with exotic products and a bewildering mix of people. One can see Tibetan women in their stripped aprons, traders from India and Sadhus-Hindu holy men, who are perhaps on pilgrimage to one of the countless shrines and temples spread in the valley. As you wander, your tour guide will explain the intricacies of Nepal’s distinct blend of Hinduism and Buddhism. In the afternoon we visit Swayabhunath. It is one of the secret Buddhist stupa located on a hill top. Legend has it that the Goddess Manjushri found a shrine here after she drained the water from the valley. Today it is regarded as one of the most important Buddhist temples. The temple is located on a hill just 2 km from the city center. It has a vantage point for a panoramic view over the surrounding city and countryside. With its tremendous big white stupa it is a memorable sight to capture. You will then be guided to Boudhanath, an important place for Tibetan pilgrims and Buddhist monks. It is one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in the world and the center of Buddhism. It was listed in the UNESCO Heritage Monument in 1979.
    Arrive Biratnagar Airport. Meet and drive to Kosi Tappu Wildlife Camp 1300 – Lunch 1500 – Birdwatching around Saptakoshi River on foot. 1900 – Dinner
    0530 – Wake up call 0600 – More bird watching into the jungle near by 0800 – Breakfast 0900- 1800 hrs – Raft boat on the upper part of 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. (*please note, Koshi Barrage and sourrounding area is wide and everyday guests will be taken in different area) 1900 – Dinner
    Wake up call. 07:00 : Breakfast. 07:45 : Guided Jeep Safari, visiting areas of the park you didn’t reach *Option: If you have late departrue, then you can visit pink tower near Koshi Barrage. This is also an excellent spot for bird watching – extra cost applicable).
    • US$ 1075 per person
    Cost includes:
    1. Airfare
    2. Airport transfers
    3. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 2 star
    4. Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with English speaking tour guide
    5. Sightseeing entrance fees
    6. Full board –breakfast, lunch and dinner in the camp at Royal Bardia National Park with Jungle
    7. All taxes
    Cost does not include:
    1. Personal clothing, sleeping bag etc.
    2. Personal accident and health insurance
    3. Emergency evacuation and medical-box.
    4. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
    The following list should give you an idea of the essentials;
    • Short & Long Sleeve Shirts - Long sleeved is for protection from the sun and insects in the evenings.
    • Shorts & Trousers - again, long trousers can protect from the sun & insects
    • Swim wear for on the river
    • Shoes - Comfortable trainers/shoes and a pair of sandals. You will need some type of hiking or safari boot if you plan on any walking safaris.
    • Binoculars Camera
    • Personal first-aid kit and wash kit
    • Guidebooks, maps, etc
    • Water bottle
    • Insect Repellent
    • Sunscreen and lip protector
    • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap
    • Personal medication
    • Flashlight
    • Footwear
    • Reading book
    • Oct/March (average temp. 25 degrees)
    • April to June - Hot above 40 degrees
    • July to Sept: Rainy
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