Koshi Tappu Wildlife ReserveLocated in Saptari and Sunsari districts in eastern Nepal, the Koshi Tappu Safari covers the vast expanse Koshi River with its blue waters and lush jungle areas on both sides. Koshi Tappu is the homelands to larger ungulates such as gaur, nilgai, hog deer and wild pig, and medium sized predators such as fishing cat, jungle cat, and civets. The Koshi River also supports sparse populations of endangered species such as the Gigantic dolphin and gharial.
The reserve has recorded around 439 species of bird variety some of which fly on the way from Siberia during winter. Koshi tappu is widely renowned as the Bird Watching Center where you can explore best bird including Swamp Francolin, Black-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Comb Duck, Falcate Duck, Spot-billed Duck, Cotton Pigmy Goose, Baer's Pochard, Bailon's Crake, Ruddy Crake, Greater Painted Snipe, Pheasant-tailed jacana, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Indian Courser, Black-bellied Tern, Imperial Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Bristle Grass bird, Striated Grass bird.
Besides bird watching, you can do a soft river rafting, nature walk and village visit. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve offers many options and activities to give full opportunities to view the wildlife at its best.
Explore the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Observe the local culture and tradition
Interact with kind and Warm hearted People
Rafting on Sapata Koshi River
Drive to the Barrage to view some bird-life and fresh water Dolphins
Endangered Gangetic Dolphin
Enjoy and explore the varieties of birds
Activities in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Morning / Evening Jungle Walk
The jungle along the belts of the Koshi River, part of the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is known for its richness in birds and other animal species. The river lagoons and wetlands provide excellent opportunity to sight bird life, deer and herds of water buffaloes.
Soft Wildlife Rafting
Taking a raft down the Koshi River is another alternative for exploring the reserve. Here, you can see the water birds or animals off to their daily chores with wonderful sights like Kingfishers diving down the river looking for food, the marsh muggers or the Gharial crocodile’s sun bathing but of course out of reach. You might be lucky enough to spot the rare wild buffaloes. Down the end, at the barrage Gagnetic river dolphins could be your best view of the day.
This is another interesting activity to do in Koshi Tappu. Tharus, the early inhabitants of the region have their own unique way of living not affected by the western influence. Their beautifully decorated homes and their way of living can be an interesting part of the tour. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp itself took this initiative towards environmental awareness and preservation.
Best Birds to see
The best bird in Koshi Tappu: Swamp Francolin, Black-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Comb Duck, Falcated Duck, Spot-billed Duck, Cotton Pigmy Goose, Baer's Pochard, Bailon's Crake, Ruddy Crake, Greater Painted Snipe, Pheasant-tailed jacana, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Indian Courser, Black-bellied Tern, Imperial Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Lesser Kestrel, Bristle Grass bird, Striated Grass bird etc.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m) Transfer to hotel & overnight at hotel
Day 02: Half day sightseen in Kathmandu /welcome Nepali Dinner & overnight at hotel
Day 03: fly Biratnagar airport or drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife camp. Transfer to Hotel, check in, relax some time after your refreshment we will discuss about the activities then Birding in the nearby surroundings of the park.
Day 04: Morning nature walks within near vicinity. Soft Wildlife rafting on the Sapta Koshi River with naturalists to help you view some of the water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and various marine and jungle wildlife. End boat trip by the bank of the river and Short drive to the Koshi Barrage to view the bird life and fresh water Dolphins. Late afternoon return to the camp.
Day 05: In morning Bird watching in to the jungle nearby then fly or drive back to Kathmandu
Day 06: Trip ends/Departure for onward journey
Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.