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Koshi Tappu Bird Watching Tours

03 Nights/ 04 Days

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions / Exclusions
  • Photo Gallery

Overview

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Bird watching

The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve covers an area of 175 sq km and is in the eastern Terai region of Nepal. It lies on the flood plains of the Sapt Koshi and is for the most part, enclosed within the 8 metre high embankments of the Koshi Barrage, which has been designed to minimise the destructive annual floods. It is a beautiful and fascinating aquatic environment and is home to an astonishing variety of water birds that flock to its ponds full of flowering plants. From Kathmandu, the Reserve is about a 10 hour, 450 km drive along the Mahendra Highway. It is also possible to fly to Biratnagar, from where it is a 50km journey by road.

The reserve provides an important habitat for a variety of wildlife but, in particular, water birds, including several migratory species such as the sarus crane from Siberia. In all, a total of 280 different species of birds have been recorded and these include many varieties of ducks, ibis, storks, egrets and herons, as well as the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal floricans.Koshi Tappu is also home to the last surviving population of wild water buffalo and its other inhabitants include blue cows, various species of deer, Gangetic dolphins and gharial crocodiles.

Itinerary

DAY 01: KATHMANDU FLY TO BIRATNAGAR:
AM: Fly to Biratnagar. Pick up at Biratnagar airport and drive to Koshi Tappu. PM: Bird walk in the marshland outside the reserve to see the stroks, ibises, snipes, waterfowl birds of prey etc. Overnight at hotel in Koshi Tappu.

Day 002: FULL DAY EXCURSION ON BOAT & FOUR WHEEL DRIVE IN NATIONAL PARK:
Full day excursion on boat and four wheel drive with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowls, birds of prey, march crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and gangetic dolphins including a visit to pink tower (Full day). Optional elephant safari prior to boat trip. Overnight stay at hotel in Koshi Tappu

Day 03: FULL DAY JUNGLE VISIT IN KOSHI TAPPU:
Morning proceed to deciduous forest near Chatara on four wheel drive to see racquet-tailed drongo, golden backed woodpeckers, pied hornbills, leaf-birds, red-thighed falconet etc. (Pack lunch will be served). Overnight at hotel in Koshi Tappu.

DAY 04: AFTER BREAKFAST WE WILL FLY BACK FROM BIRATNAGAR TO KATHMANDU:

Inclusions / Exclusions

Tour Cost Inclusions:
All accommodation in Biratnagar
All ground transportation
Domestic Flight ticket
National Park Fees
Guide

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