Koshi-Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Duration: 6 Days(5)of 21 reviews


  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 81 m | 266 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve - Biratnagar - Kathmandu
  • Best Season March to May and September to December

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve can claim its distinct identity for one good reason – the vast expanse of the Koshi River. Today, with the wild buffalo preserved, the reserve has also won its niche as a birdwatcher’s paradise in its true sense. The reserve is to preserve the habitat of the remaining population of wild buffalo (locally known as Arna in Nepali). The reserve beckons all sorts of bird species. These birds fly all the way from Siberia to migrate during the winter season. The fact that many birds that arrive here are nowhere else seen in Nepal. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a homeland of endangered Gharial crocodile, Gangetic dolphin, ducks, herons, storks, egrets, and ibis and among others.


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As per your flight plan, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to stretch out a warm welcome to you in our wonderful nation for the lovely outing. As you fly towards the International Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport on a clear sunny day, you can see the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread in distance. Once you land, a representative from Himalayan Scenery Treks will escort you to your hotel. The day is complete leisure. You can either choose to rest in your hotel room and remove jet lag or take a short walk around the ancient valley of Kathmandu.

After morning breakfast in the hotel, we will go to the domestic terminal to take an hour's flight to Biratnagar, located in eastern Nepal. After we take off from the Tribhuvan International Airport, we can enjoy the aerial view of the ancient Kathmandu valley accompanied by various never-ending Himalayan chains.

At the Biratnagar airport, you will be welcomed by one of the representatives and you will be transferred to the camp. The driver from Biratnagar to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is about one and a half-hour. The guest relation officer will brief you on the facilities of the camp and the activities you will be doing, on your arrival at the resort. After the briefing, we will get refreshed, have lunch, and rest at the resort. In the evening we will head out for the sunset too from the river bank.    

Waking up with the singing of birds, we will get freshen up, have tea and breakfast, and then set off to see birds around the camp. The first light of the day is the best time for bird watching. In the morning, the concentration of the bird is high and if you are lucky enough, you will get to see the shy species like Crakes and Bitterns.

Today, we will spend the full walking and watching birds inside the Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve. Because of the thin Indian Rosewood forest, this location has been an excellent habitat for various species of birds. The best place to watch the bird is in between the camp and Kusaha. During our walk inside the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, we will encounter various species of birds including, Warblers, Flycatchers, Oriole, Bush Warblers, Raptors, and many more.

After the full day of the bird-watching walk, we will return back to camp in the late afternoon.

Today we will be starting our day early after breakfast. After finishing up the breakfast, we set off from the camp to go on a boating trip on the Sapta Koshi River (a river made up of the 7 largest rivers) with a naturalist. While boating along the Sapta Koshi River, you will get to see water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins, and other various water habitats.

After an hour of enjoying boating on the rubber boat, we will have a picnic lunch at the bank of the river. We will then drive to Koshi Barrage to view some more bird life and freshwater dolphins. In the late afternoon, we will drive back to the camp and come to the end of our trip. On our way back to the camp, you can have the chance to see the rare and endangered Swamp Francolin.    

Waking up early to the singing of birds, we spend the morning watching the bird around the camp premises before breakfast. We will then take time off for packing luggage. As per your flight schedule, one of the representatives will transfer you to Biratnagar for connecting flight to Kathmandu. 

    Finally, the trip has come to an end, starting today you can book other tours or trekking destinations in Nepal.

    Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. will be happy to guide you to any place in Nepal. As you have already experienced the rich nature, local lifestyle, traditions and culture now it’s time for you to explore the Himalayas and vast landscape of Himalayas in Nepal.

    There is the best trekking destination in Nepal which will leave you speechless. You can contact us for more travel destinations. And if you are running out of time representative from Himalayans Scenery Treks and Expedition will drop you to International Airport for your final departure. I hope, we will be able to travel together if you are to arrive in Nepal for the second time.

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    Cost Details


    • Airport picks up and transfer to hotel.
    • Kathmandu Biratnagar flight ticket as  mentioned in the itinerary
    • Biratnagar to Koshi Tappu wildlife safari resort overland transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary
    • All programs as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Overland transportation
    • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Guide and driver )
    • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
    • Airport drop


    • International flight ticket
    • Nepal entry visa fee is US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
    • High-risk medical insurance
    • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
    • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
    • Nepal Visa Fee
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
    • Purely personal nature expenses
    • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

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