Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Tour
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve was mainly established to protect the rare wild water buffaloes. The area of the reserve extends 175 sq. km to the north with one kilometer long barrage that spans the Koshi River. The vast expanse of water created by the barrage, marshes, lagoons, mudflats and arable land that lie around it offers an outstanding wetland which has created one of the best and finest bird watching sanctuaries in Asia. One of the most rewarding and greatest assets of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Park is that it offers ample scope for nature walks. For those with curiosity and perseverance walking on foot is the most profitable way of exploring the grassland, river lagoons and woodlands.
The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is accessible by air, land and river. It is just 45 minutes flight to Biratnagar from Kathmandu and then a mere one and half hours drive to the camp. Rafting down for 8-10 days on the wild stretches of the Sun Koshi River is another exciting way to reach the destination. The third option would be the scenic drive through the meandering countryside road of about 500 km that takes almost 10 hours from Kathmandu.
For Nepalese Nationals, Rs. 20/- per person For SAARC Nationals, Rs. 200/- per person For Other Foreign Nationals, Rs. 500/-per person
Koshi Tappu is easily accessible from Kathmandu, being well connected by a national highway. There are daily flights from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and road connected Biratnagar to national highway.
Suggested Itinerary for Koshi Wildlife Reserve
1. 2 NIGHTS/ 3 DAYS ITINERARY 2. 3 NIGHTS/ 4 DAYS ITINERARY
Day 01: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar.
Day 02: 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.
Day 03: 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.
Day 04: Early morning you can either enjoy bird watching around the camp area or have leisure walk. After breakfast you depart for Kathmandu.