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Dolphin Watching in Nepal| Sapta Koshi River|

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Breakfast: 7
Lunch: 5
Dinner: 6
Car
Fight
Hotel: 7 Night(s)

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Dolphin Watching in Nepal| Sapta Koshi River|

Sapta Koshi River, located in the eastern Terai of Nepal, outflows the northern slopes of the Himalayas in Tibet and the Southern slopes in Nepal also known as Koshi river. Sapta Koshi River is 720km long with an area of 74,500 square kilometers. In the east and the west bank of Sapta Koshi River, we can see Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve, established in 1976 with an area of 175 square kilometers. This wildlife reserve provides habitat for hog deer, spotted deer, wild pig, blue gaur, smooth-coated otter, jackal, 485 species of birds, 114 species of a water bird, 200 species of fish, 24 species of reptile, 11 species of amphibian and many more.

Koshi Tappu is mainly well known for bird watching. Now, since 2009, it is also getting popular for Gangetic dolphin watching.Gangetic Dolphin is commonly known as “Susu” as during the process of breathing, they produce that particular sound. This Gangetic Dolphin can’t breathe in the water and therefore, must surface every 30-120 sec. As per the research, the number of Dolphins are decreasing in Sapta Koshi River.

Trip Code

DWINSKR43

Starts

Biratnagar

Finishes

Biratnagar

Duration

8 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Group-Size

1 - 14

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Jun-Oct

Elevation

81 m/ 265.7ft

Trip View

3006

Activities

Overland Tours

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Best Time: October to June.
  • The scientific name for these dolphins is Platanista gangetica.

Why this Trip

Koshi Tappu is a diverse wildlife reserve that nestles hundreds of species, protecting them from extinction. Among them, Gangetic Dolphins are one of the endangered species, conserved in this area, open also for tourists. We are the only ones to be providing this opportunity to observe the freshwater dolphins of Nepal.

Trip Notes

  • You might find the different fixed departure dates and prices which might be appropriate for you. This is one of our unique products and we are proudly promoting this program for the protection and for creating social awareness about these rare Gangetic dolphins.

Brief Itinerary

Welcome to the jumbled city of Kathmandu from where your venture starts. Our representative will come to greet and meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will be briefing you about the itinerary followed by hearty dinner in traditional restaurant with cultural show.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • Cultural show
  • Thamel tour
We leave Kathmandu for some days and fly to Biratnagar. After40 minutes flight, we will be transferred to the resort where we take some rest. After lunch, we go for birding in the nearby surroundings and in the evening we go to the river bank to view the sunset from there.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight to Biratnagar
  • Bird watching
After breakfast, we head straight to explore more of a nature nearby. We also try to visit the head office to get more facts.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • sightseeing
Today we go on adventurous boating in Sapta Koshi River. Meanwhile, we can view the dolphins and the wild water buffalos.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Boating on Sapta Koshi River
We go for the downstream boat rafting, where we can see the close up view of the wild river dolphin. Today, we spend the whole day with dolphin activities.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Boating on Sapta Koshi River
Early morning, we go inside the reserve in the scrub forest for bird watching and visiting the Grassland with observing different varieties of flora and fauna. In the evening, we do a fish party in the river island with fishermen.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Bird watching
  • Fish Party
We take a flight back to Kathmandu. Depending on flight schedule, we’ll start the sightseeing of few UNESCO sites in Kathmandu.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight to Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • Yoga retreat(Optional)
Today is the last day in Kathmandu. We will assist in your last moment preparation and drop you to the International airport.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • -

Activities:

  • Airport Drop
  • Shopping arrangements
  • Souvenir

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in trip. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Dolphin Watching in Sapta Koshi provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for this trip.
There are plenty of water stations and mini markets and shops where you can easily get bottled water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
We use a private transportation for sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley and we use domestic airlines to transfer in Biratnagar from Kathmandu and come back. We do pick up and drop from the starting and ending point of during this trip on car/jeep/minibus depending on the number of group.
October to June is the best season for this trip.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage vehicle to take you in the hospital for the treatment.
Weather at this reason is unpredictable, so during monsoon bring a lightweight waterproof jacket and umbrella or if you are doing this trip in winter season then bring warm clothes with you to escape from severe cold.
We customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plans during the trip consult the guide.
We contact the hotel/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before we arrived at that place.
All our guides are license holders from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
You can charge your electronics in the hotel/guesthouse upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse/hotel owner after paying certain amount directly.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal makes sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are with the healthy health so that you can travel without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
No, you cannot use the credit card during the trip. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.
As this is an easy trip so you have to carry your bag by yourself if you need porters then you have to inform before we start trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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