Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve


Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is one of the best place to explore jungle activities in Nepal. It is smallest (175sq.km) covering wetlands of Sunsari, Saptari and Udaypur district in Nepal. Koshi Tappy wild reserve is estabilish in 1976 and nominated as Ramsar site the altitude of 81 meters consisting of extensive mudflats, reed bed and fresh water marshes in the floodplain of the Sapta koshi River. It is easily accessible from the Mahendra Highway. The vegetation in the forest is defined as deciduous riverine forest, grassland and the marshy vegetation. The coverage of grassland is 68% and only 6% is forest. You can find in Koshi Tappy, 514 species of plants, Echornia, Kapok, Sugarcane, Reed, and Cattail, Imperator cylindrical, Eelgrass, Hydrilla, Azolla and Lotus.

The Koshi Tappy wildlife reserve is also inhibits a wide range of fauna, here the 31 species of mammal have been recorded which include wild elephant, Spotted deer, Hog deer, Wild pig and Golden Jackal. The Ganges River Dolphin has been witnessed here. Sometime you will see the wild Buffalo, in Nepal commonly called Arna lives here. Glance Himalaya organizes this tour to see different species of birds and is also the ideal destination for migratory birds for our guest. In winter 480 different types of birds species are noted here some of them are Weathercock, Indian nightjar, Dusky eagle owl, Black fish eagle, Common golden eye and Gull billed tern and many more.

Day by Day Itinerary of Koshi Tappu

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu:
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by Glance Himalaya's representative who will take you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour:
After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Koshi Tappu:
Arrival at the Koshi Tappu Reserve, and transfer to your hotel. You will take a short bird watching tour around the marshland. In the evening, you will enjoy with Nepali dinner. Overnight at resort.

Day 04: At Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve:
Today you will have a full day excursion in the reserve on a four wheeler and on a boat. Our vehicle will take you around the reserve. The excursion will take you across the forest where you can see waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild buffalo and freshwater dolphins. This reserve is home to 20 duck species, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets and herons. You can also find the swamp partridge and Bengal florican. In the evening you will enjoy a cultural dance program with dinner.

Day 05: Koshi Tappu Bird Walk and More:
Today you will begin by doing some bird-watching. You will go for a walk inside the reserve on grasslands with packed lunch to see the swamp partridge and the black necked stork among other beautiful migratory birds. After lunch, you can take an elephant safari. This is a wonderful way to view Arna, the wild water buffalo. You can also see the blue bull and the hog deer. You return back to the lodge in the evening.

Day 06: Koshi Tappu to Kathmandu:
You will drive to Biratnagar airport after breakfast. Fly to Kathmandu and rest. Evening you will have cultural dance program with dinner party.

Day 07: Departure:
After breakfast you depart to your onward destination. Service end.

Note :The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. OurKoshi Tappy Safari Tourcan be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.