Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Consisting of 175 sq km of wet and grassland habitat, Koshi Tappu (translating to ‘river islands’) is home to at least 493 species of birds, as well as being the last habitat of the endangered arna (long, pointy-horned wild water buffalo). It was founded in 1976 to protect a small triangle of phanta and tappu (small islands) in the flood plain of the Sapt Kosi River is one of the three main tributaries of the Ganges. It’s a wonderfully serene spot and most travellers who visit are birdwatchers in search of rare species such as the swamp francolin, Bengal florican and sarus crane. Migratory species from Siberia and Tibet take up residence from November to February. While it lacks heavy hitters like tigers and rhinos, there’s still plenty to see including Gangetic dolphins, blue bulls, deer, golden jackals, marsh muggers, fishing cats, mongooses, civet cats and porcupines. Wild elephants are also regular visitors, but more so to raid villagers’ crops at night and hence are seldom seen by tourists. Arna can be sighted late in the afternoon grazing on the tappu and sometimes crossing the river. Gangetic dolphin are best spotted from the bridge at Koshi Barrage.


Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Trip Duration: 5 Days
Country: Nepal
Activities: Jungle Safari
Trip Type:
Max Altitude: 1441 m.
Group Size: 2 - 15 pax
Season: Feb to Nov
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Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Biratnagar and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

Day 03:
Jungle activities at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

Day 04: Drive to Biratnagar and fly to Kathmandu.

Day 05:
Final Departure.

Cost Include:

    All jungle activities
    National park and conservation area permit & fees.
    All accommodations while safari including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Highly experienced safari guide during the trip.
    Guide insurance and salary
    Transportation Kathmandu chitwan by tourist car.
    Government Tax
    Tourist service charge

Cost Exclude:

    International flight to Kathmandu.
    Meals and drinks in Kathmandu.
    Personal Expenses
    Trip Insurance.
    Visa fees.
    Tips for guide, porter and driver.

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