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Koshi Tappu Wildlife 02 to 04 Days

Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve lies on the alluvial flood plain of Sapta Koshi River in southeastern lowland. Almost all eastern and western embankments of the river define the area. The reserve was officially gazetted in 1973 giving it a status of the wildlife reserve having an area of 175sq.km. The river Sapta Koshi (largest river of Nepal Kingdom) flows through the reserve that is one of the three main tributes of Ganges. The mighty river Koshi calm in winter swells up largely in monsoon brining severe flood problems and often changes its course. The depth of the river fluctuates largely from season to season.

Riverine forests dominate the vegetation of the reserve. Sal forest and grassland are also found to the west of the Koshi River. This diverse habitat of different vegetation type and wetland and scrub side makes the faunal wealth of this place incomparable to other protected area system of Nepal of which birds dominate the scenery.

Arna of wild Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis), Blue Bull (Bocelaphus tragocamelus) and Gangetic Dolphin (Platanista gangetic) are the main attraction of this reserve. The lesser mammalian species include varieties of deer, cats, otters, bats, boar etc.

Around 300 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve area that mostly includes waterfowls, birds of prey, waders and other water birds.

Globally threatened "Swamp partridge" (Francolinus gularis) becomes a familiar bird frequently coming on every day list here.

Koshi barrage although not inside but close and south of the reserve has created a vast expanse of water - making this place by far the most important staging point for migrating birds and an all - the - year - round playground for residents.

Lesser known reptiles, amphibians, fishes and arthropods are worth exploring here.

Besides these wealth of flora and fauna, natural scenery for sunrise add more life to a nature - lover while being at Koshi. On a clear day a glimpse of Makalu (8463 meters) the world's fifth mountain, enhances the beauty of the area in an inexplicable way.

Trip Itinerary

Tentative Program for 2nights 3 days Stay:

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 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:  More bird watching into the jungle near by
08:00:  Breakfast
09:00: Departure to Biratnagar Airport

Tentative Program for 3nights and 4 days Stay:

Day 01:Arrive Biratnagar Airport. Meet and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp
1300: Lunch
1500: Birding in the near by surroundings of the Park
1900: Dinner

Day 02: 0530:  Wake up call
0600: Morning nature walk within near vicinity
0800: Breakfast
0900: 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.
1900: Dinner

Day 03: 0530: Wake up call
0600: Morning nature walk within near vicinity
0800: Breakfast
0900: 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.
1900: Dinner

Day 04: 0530: Wake up call
0600: More bird watching into the jungle near by.
0800: Breakfast
0900: Departure to Biratnagar Airport

Please note that this is just a proposed itinerary, this can be modified as per the guest's choice.

Cost includes: Accommodation in Deluxe Safari Tents, all meals (morning tea, breakfast, Lunch, evening tea & dinner), all entrance fees, all applicable taxes and service of trained naturalist.

What to Carry:

Camera and binoculars to enjoy maximum the wildlife as well as abundant birdlife
Light colored & casual clothing's that will blend with the nature. Light jackets and sweater during the winter months (November - March)

Insect repellent and personal medicines.
Activities: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp offers many options and activities to give full opportunities to view the wildlife at its best. The exploration of the wildlife is constantly with the trained local naturalist and "Shikaris" who are seas-oned wildlife experts.

Morning jungle treks by the river lagoons and wetlands provides excellent opportunity to sight birdlife, deer and herds of water buffalos. And floating down steam on a boat gives a very good chance of sighting Gangtic Dolphins, Marsh Muggers and the chance to visit and study the unique village settlements of Tharu community.

 

Above itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.

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