- Provides you close up opportunities to view animals as well as experiencing the wild.
- It offers ample scope for nature walks for those with curiosity.
- It offers an outstanding wetland which has created one of the best & finest bird watching sanctuaries.
- It is most rewarding way of exploring grassland, river & woodlands.
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The Koshi-Tappu wildlife Reserve
Koshi-Tappu wildlife reserve is named after the biggest river of Nepal, “the Koshi”. Established in 1976 it covers an area of 175 sq. km to the north. There is a one kilometre long barrage that spans the Koshi River. It is situated on the flood plains of the Sapta-Koshi River in Eastern Nepal.
The reserve is home to many types of mammals such as spotted deer, wild boar, hog deer, and blue bull. The Koshi River has also had sightings of the endangered Gangetic dolphin and Gharial crocodile.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is home to more than 280 bird species. Species include Duck, ibises, storks, egrets and herons. The Swamp partridge and Bengal Florican which are endangered species can also found here. The Koshi Barge is therefore an extremely important resting-place for migratory birds.
During October to April it is possible to spot more than 100 species in a single day of birding. There are flocks of ducks often in excess of 50,000, these are predominantly northern Pintails.
Mallard and Northern Shoveler are also a common sight during fall and winter.
Globally threatened species also occurring in this area include:-
- Black-necked Stork
- Greater Adjutant Stork
- Lesser Adjutant Stork
- Baer’s Pochard
- Red-necked Falcon
- Bengal Florican
- Great stone Plover
- Black-bellied Tern
- Dusky eagle Owl
- Swamp Francolin
- Marsh Warbler
And many others besides!
Nepal’s only wild Buffalo (Arna) population live in the Koshi-Tappu Wildlife Reserve, population has grown from 63 in 1976 to 432 individuals with 120 males, 182 females and 130 calves according to a 2016 survey.
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Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. After arrival you will be presented with brief introduction of the facility and program. This day’s attractions include bird watch in the marshland outside the reserve to see the strokes, ibises, snipes, waterfowl, birds of prey etc. In the evening you can enjoy cultural program performed by local people. You stay overnight at lodge
After breakfast you set out for full day excursion on boat and four wheels drive with packed lunch to see waders, waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic Dolphins including a visit to Pink Tower.
After a wholesome breakfast you go for bird watch inside the reserve in the scrub forest, grasslands and wetland habitat with lunch packs to see swamp partridge, black necked stork, buntings, bulbuls etc. In the afternoon you can either continue bird watching or enjoy optional elephant ride to watch Arna, the wild water buffalo, blue bull, hog deer, fishing etc
Early morning you can either enjoy bird watching around the camp area or have leisure walk. After breakfast you depart for Kathmandu
Date & Price
The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
Apoorva Tours & Treks also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.
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