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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Tour

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Breakfast: 5
Lunch: 3
Dinner: 4
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Flight
Hotel: 5 Night(s)

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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Tour

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the conservation area which was established in 1976 A.D., located in the eastern Nepal of Terai region in the flood plain of Koshi River at the altitude 75 to 81m. This wildlife reserve covers an area of 175km2 and is surrounded by three districts including Sunsari, Saptari and Udyapur.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve was named as a Ramsar site in December 1987 A.D. 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 lbises, many strokes, egrets, herons, hog deer, wild deer, spotted deer and blue bull. Not only this we can gaze that this reservation protects the endangered species of birds and animals like ghariyals crocodile, genetic dolphin, swamp partridges and Bengal floricans. This area is composed of tall grasslands and these all grasses are 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 along the east-west Mahindra 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 - 7

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec

Elevation

81 m/ 265.7ft

Trip View

1615

Activities

Overland Tours

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Koshi Tappu was established in 1916 AD
  • It was named as a Ramsar site in December 1987 AD
  • Its total area is 175km2
  • It homes 280 species of birds, 20 species of ducks, 2 species of lbises
  • Best season to tour Koshi Tappu is from October to March

 

Why this Trip

Koshi Tappu is a diverse wildlife reserve that nestles hundreds of species protecting them from extinction. This endangered fauna, last surviving population of wild buffalo or arna and several other animals are conserved in this reserve which is open to tourists. This is a golden chance to see the exotic animals and birds through jungle safari in a beautiful location of Koshi Tappu.

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.

Brief Itinerary

At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • Welcome dinner
On this day, we leave Kathmandu and fly to Biratnagar. After about 40 minutes of flight from Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. After having lunch, we go for birdwatching in the nearby surroundings and in the evening we go to the river bank to view the serene sunset. Overnight in Biratnagar;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight to Biratnagar
  • Birdwatching
After a warm morning breakfast, we go for the boating at the Sapta Koshi River. This day we spend 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. Overnight in Koshi Tapu area;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Boating
  • Jeep safari
Early in the morning, we go for bird watching. The national park shelters 407 species of birds, among them we might get to see Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peafowl, and bar-headed geese, and many more. We will also explore the surrounding village, interact with local people and explore the Tharu culture and lifestyle up close. Overnight in Koshi-Tappu area;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Bird watching
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 the hotel and after lunch, we start the sightseeing of important sites of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Flight to Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu sightseeing
Depending on the flight time, Swotah will arrange the transfer to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport transfer

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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plans during the trek consult the guide.
We contact the hotel/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before we arrived at that place.
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.
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 trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. 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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