Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu (Terai region):

The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (approx 12 hours by road or one hour flight) is renowned for being one of the best locations for birding in Nepal, especially for wildfowl. Koshi is situated within Nepal ‘s sub-tropical Terai belt and is the smallest and easternmost reserve in Nepal. The reserve spreads over some 175 sq kms and lies north east of the convergence of the Sapt Koshi and Trijuga Khola rivers. The environment varies dramatically according to the season. During the monsoon (late May to September) rains become torrential with high water covering most of the floodplain. During the dry season many flat sandy islands are exposed. Kosi Tappu is a combination of scrub grassland and deciduous riverine forest, over 280 species of birds have been recorded to date.These include more than 20 species of duck, ibises, storks, swamp partridges, herons, egrets, bengal floricans along with many other migratory waterfowl not found elsewhere in Nepal¬†floricans. The region is a resting place for migrating birds not seen anywhere else in Nepal. Endangered Gharial crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins have also been sighted in the Koshi River.

 

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve 3 Nights/ 4 Days
Day 01
Arrive Biratnagar Airport. Meet and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp
13.00: Lunch
15.00: Birding in the near surroundings of the Park
19.00: DinnerDay 02
05.30: Wake up call
06.00: Morning nature walk
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: DinnerDay 03
05.30: Wake up call
06.00: Morning nature walk
08.00: Breakfast
09.00: Birding 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.
19.00: Dinner

Day 04
05.30: Wake up call
06.00: More bird watching in the jungle near by.
08.00: Breakfast
09.00: Departure to Biratnagar Airport and fly back to Kathmand

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