Koshi Tappu wildlife Tour

Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve is the conservation area which was established in 1976, located in the eastern Nepal of Terai region in the flood plain of Khosi River at the altitude 75 to 81m. This wildlife reserve covers an area of 175 square kilometers and is surrounded by three districts including Sunsari, Saptari, and Udayapur.

Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve was named as a Ramsar site in December 1987. In this national wildlife reserve, we can patrol different varieties of flora and fauna, including 280 species of birds, 20 species of Ducks, 2 species of Ibises many Storks, Egrets, Herons, Hod deer, Wild Deer, Spotted Deer, and Blue bull. Not only this we can gaze that this reservation protected the endangered species of birds and animals like Gharial, Crocodile, Gangetic Dolphin, Swamp Partridges, and Bengal Floricans.

This area is composed of tall grasslands and these all grasses are being cut down once a year and used for roof thatching and building walls. We can notice the last surviving population of wild Buffalo or Arna here. To reach this wildlife reserve area from Kathmandu we go through the Mahendra Highway. October to March is the best season to travel to this area.
Trip Code: KTWT23
Starts: Biratnagar
Finishes: Biratnagar
Duration: 6 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec
Elevation: 81m/ 265.7ft
Trip Views: 715
Activities: Overland Tours
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 5
Lunch: 4
Dinner: 4
Car
Flight
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Koshi Tapu was established in 1916.
  • It was named as a Ramsar site in December 1987.
  • Its total area is a 175square kilometer.
  • It homes 280 species of birds, 20 species of Ducks, 2 Species of Ibises.
  • Best season to tour Khosi Tapu is from October to March.

Why this Trip

  • Koshi Tapu is a diverse wildlife reserve that nestles hundreds of species protecting them from extinction. These Endangered Fauna, last surviving population of wild Buffalo or Arna and several other animals are conserved in this reserve which is open to tourist. This is a golden chance to see the exotic animals and birds through jungle safari in a beautiful location of Koshi Tappu.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
    With delight we will be waiting for you at the airport. Upon greeting you will be escorted directly to the hotel. Traditional dinner will be arranged in a cultural atmosphere in the evening and the briefing of the tour will take place.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport pick up
    • Cultural show
    • Thamel tour
  • placeDAY 2 : FLY TO BIRATNAGAR
    Today we leave Kathmandu and fly to Biratnagar. After 40 minutes of flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, we will be transferred to the hotel and take some rest. After having lunch we go for Birding in the nearby surroundings and in the evening we go to the river bank to view the sunset.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Biratnagar
    • Birdwatching
  • placeDAY 3 : EXPLORING KOSHI TAPU
    After today morning breakfast we go for the boating at the Sapta Koshi River. Today we spent our whole day on the 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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Boating on Sapta Koshi River
    • Jeep Safari
  • placeDAY 4 : BIRDS WATCHING, ELEPHANT RIDE
    Today 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 followed by Elephant riding to look after wildlife.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Bird watching
    • Elephant ride
  • placeDAY 5 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    After spending two quality days in Koshi Tappu, we bid farewell to it and drive to the Biratnagar to take a flight that takes us to Kathmandu. We take a morning flight that lasts about 45 minutes leaving us ample time to do sightseeing of the Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu you will be transferred to hotel and after lunch, we start the sightseeing of important sites of Kathmandu. At evening we will visit Pashupatinath temple to see daily evening chants to perfectly finish the trip.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Food and wine tour9Optional)
    • Yoga retreat(Optional)
  • placeDAY 6 : DEPARTURE
    Our journey will end and we will have to part our ways. But before that we will be inviting you for a cup of coffee or a farewell lunch and distribute souvenir to thank you for visiting our beloved country. Our representative will escort you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport Drop
    • Farewell lunch or coffee
    • Shopping arrangements
    • Souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Accommodation during tour
    • All meals including Breakfast, Dinner, and Lunch during the tour
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required guides for the tour
    • Round Kathmandu to Biratnagar transfer by flights
    • All applicable government tax
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • All necessary paperwork and Biratnagar National Park permit fees
    • All jungle activities in the national park as mentioned itinerary
    • All Local Transportation
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the tour
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
    • Occasional hot Shower during the tour
    • Sim card service(zero balance)
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videoes of the trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Biratnagar because of early arrival, late departure, early return from destination due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, etc.)
    • Extra ordered food should be paid as per the menu.
    • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    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.
  • 2. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 3. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 4. Can I do solo trip ?
    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.
  • 5. What about security during trip ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trip 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.
  • 6. What sort of food can I expect in trip ?
    Koshi Tappu Trekking 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 the strenuous trek.
  • 7. Can we get safe drinking water during 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.
  • 8. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    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.
  • 9. What is the best season for trip ?
    The Koshi Tappu Trekking can be done in every season as we all do on this trip is to enjoy and view the natural beauty and attraction of Nepal but February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December are the best time to do this trip.
  • 10. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    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.
  • 11. What is appropriate dress for Trip ?
    Weather at Koshi Tappu 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.
  • 12. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plans during the trek consult the guide.
  • 13. Can we get appropriate room before we reach the destination ?
    We contact the hotel/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before we arrived at that place.
  • 14. Are your guides, reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 15. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    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.
  • 16. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse/hotel owner after paying certain amount directly.
  • 17. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    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.
  • 18. What immunizations will I need ?
    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.
  • 19. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 20. Can we use the credit card during this trip ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.
  • 21. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    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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