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            Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve 6 nights / 7 days

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve was established in 1976, and covers an area of 175 sq.km. The reserve is named after the biggest river of Nepal, the Koshi. It is a major residing, staging and wintering site for waterfowls and waders in the subcontinent. Due to its international importance for the conservation of waders and water fowl. It has been accorded the Ramsar Site by the Wetlands Convention in 1987.

The water body supports more than 100 species of fish including the human size catfish known as Gonch, famous sporting fish the Mahasheer and delicious species the Jalkapoor. The large reptiles inhabiting this reserve includes the longest snake species of the sub continent the rare Indian Rock Python, globally threatened fish eating Gharial Crocodile and number of lizards and turtle species. The reserve and the adjacent area support more than 450 bird species. During October to April one could be able to spot more than 100 species in a single day birding. Massive flocks of ducks numbering more than 50,000 chiefly of Northern Pintails, Mallard and Northern Shoveler is a common sight during fall and winter. Globally threatened species occurring in this area includes Black-necked Stork, Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Peregrine Falcon, Bengal Florican, Great Stone Plover, Black-bellied Ten-4 Dusky Eagle Owl, Swamp Francolin, Marsh Warbler etc. Koshi Tappu supports large ungulates such as Wild Water Buffalo, Blue Bull Antelope, Hog Deer etc.

It is the last refuge for the globally threatened Wild Water Buffalo (Arna in Nepali) in Nepal. Currently their population is about one hundred only. These bovine possesses the longest horn (about two meters in length) among any surviving mammals in the world and are aggressive in nature. The small wetland carnivore includes the rare Fishing Cat and Smooth-coated Otters. There are few rare Gangetic Dolphins found in the Koshi River. Bengal and Lesser Florican, Indian Courser, Hodgson's Bushchat can be found north of the Pink Tower. In the barrage Little Pratincole, Indian Skimmer, waders, gulls, terns etc can be seen.

One of the best times to visit this site is in February and early March when the main wildfowl passage takes place. In mid February a peak of over 50,000 ducks, mainly Northern Pintail have been estimated. A total of 25 wildfowl species have been recorded including regular sightings of Bar- headed Goose, Comb Duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Falcated Duck, Red-crested Pochard. Wader passage also takes place during this period although it also extends into mid May. Pacific Golden Plover, Temmincks Stint, Pintail Snipe, and Marsh Sandpiper occur annually. In additions small numbers of gull and terns can be seen both wintering and on passage. These include Great Black- headed and Brown-headed Gulls, Gull-billed, Caspian and Whiskered Terms. It is also a best site to watch for birds of prey including Brahminy Kite, Pallas's Fish Eagle, White- tailed Eagle, Eurasian Black Vulture, Short-toed Eagle, Pallid and Pied Harriers, Greater-spotted, Steppe and Imperial Eagles, Peregrine and Red-necked Falcon.

Detail Itinerary

  Day 01: Kathmandu

Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Welcome & assistance on arrive at Airport then transfer to Hotel. Hotel check in. Over night stay at Hotel.

 

  Day 02: Kathmandu/Biratnagar/ Koshi Tappu

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the Domestic Airport to connect flight to Biratnagar. 1 hour flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar Airport, then from the airport 1hour drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Guest reception / welcome briefing Lunch will be served at around 1 p.m. Bird Watching/Elephant ride safari Slide show on the natural history of the reserve Dinner - Nepali Cuisine

 

  Day 03: Koshi Tappu

Wake-up call, Tea / coffee, Whole day - Boat & vehicle ride - excursion of Koshi river with packed lunch. We may see the wild buffaloes along the sand banks and the rare gangetic dolphins in the water. Evening - cultural dance program of the local Jhagad tribes. Dinner - barbeque

 

  Day 04: Koshi Tappu

Wake-up call, Breakfast, Whole day - Boat & vehicle ride – excursion of Koshi river with packed lunch. We may see the wild buffaloes along the sand banks and the rare gangetic dolphins in the water.
Evening - Wildlife discussion.
Dinner - barbeque

 

  Day 05: Koshi Tappu/ Biratnagar/ Kathmandu

Morning - free or an optional village walk/bird-watching around the camp
Breakfast
Departure from the Lodge
1 hour drive from Koshi Tappu to Biratnagar Airport and then 1 hour flight fom Biratnagar to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu. Hotel Check in. Lunch: 1300hrs-1400hrs
After Lunch half day sighseeing.

PM: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the “Monkey Temple”. There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square- The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings, Kasthmandap temple a three story temple built from a single tree in 12th century. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

 

  Day 06: Koshi Tappu/ Biratnagar/ Kathmandu

Morning - free or an optional village walk/bird-watching around the camp
Breakfast
Departure from the Lodge
1 hour drive from Koshi Tappu to Biratnagar Airport and then 1 hour flight fom Biratnagar to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu. Hotel Check in. Lunch: 1300hrs-1400hrs
After Lunch half day sighseeing.

PM: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swyambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the “Monkey Temple”. There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square- The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings, Kasthmandap temple a three story temple built from a single tree in 12th century. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

 

  Day 07: Departure

Breakfast at Hotel. Free time till departure to Airport.

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