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Koshi Tappu wildlife tour

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Koshi tappu jungle safari is perfect opportunity to explore the wilderness in the eastern plains. It has carved a place itself as a birdwatcher's paradise. The reserve was established in 1996 with an objective to protect the wild water buffaloes in the floodplain of the Sapt Koshi River. The park is situated on
the bank of the Sapta Koshi river.The vegetation consists mainly of grassland, scrub and deciduous forests. The reserve is unique for its 100 or so surviving wild water buffaloes.Other mammals found are the hog deer, wild boar, and the Nilgai.The beautiful Bengal florican and the Flamboyant sarus cranes can be spotted here.More than 440 species of birds have been recorded in Koshi Tappu including those that arrive from Siberia and Tibet around November to February and the globally threatened Swamp partridge.
The reserve is also home to jackals, Pythons, and crocodiles. The endangered Gangetic dolphins are seen occasionally when they surface in the river. Reverine and Sal forests and grasslands dominate the area of the reserve and this combination of vegetation and wetland proves a special site for birds and animals to thrive.You can explore Koshi tappu on elephant back, you will see the hattisar (elephant stable) where elephant breed regularly and it is one of just a few such facilities in Asia. During your trip at dusk and dawn, you will see many varieties of birds and animals sitting along the river the best place to watch this is from the Barrage, downstream of the river. A truly unforgettable moment.


  • Discover the unique tradition and culture of Tharu people.
  • Observe one-horned Rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tigers.
  • Enjoy with several wildlife activites.
  • Popular for bird watching spot having with more than 300 spices of birds.
  • Explore the Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Drive or fly to Biratnagar.
  • Day 2 : Koshi Tappu wildlife tour.
  • Day 3 : Koshi tappu bird watching and other.
  • Day 4 : Departure.

Day 1 : Drive or fly to Biratnagar.

After arrival at the Reserve transfer to your hotel. You will take a short bird watching tour around the marshland. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner.
  • Accomodation: Hotel

Day 2 : Koshi Tappu wildlife tour.

Today, you will make a full day excursion in the reserve on a four wheeler and on a boat. Our vehicle will take you around the reserve. The excursion will take you across the forest where you can see waterfall, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and resh water dilphins. This reserve is home to 20 duck species, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets, and herons. You can also find the swamp partridge and Benagal floraican here. In the evening you will enjoy a cultural dance program followe by dinner.

Day 3 : Koshi tappu bird watching and other.

Today, you will begin by doing bird watching. You will go for a walk inside the reserve on grasslands with packed lunch to see the swamp partridge and the black-necked stork among other beautiful migratory birds. After lunch, you can take an elephant safari. This is a wonderful way to view Arna, the wild water buffalo. You can also see the blue bull (Nilgai) and the hog deer. You will return back to the hotel in the evening.
  • Accomodation: Hotel

Day 4 : Departure.

 After breakfast, you will depart for your onward destination.
The above information is a tour guide and standard template of what we provide. The tour can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights 3 star hotel accomodation during trip on twin sharing basis on BLD plan.
  • Jungle safari activities.
  • All necessary permit for National park entry.
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle as per itinerary.
  • All government & local taxes.

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Beverages,alcholic drinks,mineral water during trip.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & Chitwan during the trip.
  • Tips for guide & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills,mineral water etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
 This trip is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. 
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for tour is usally March-April and October-November but Kathmandu-Chitwan  tour can be done in February,June,April,May and December as well.
It depends upon season.During winter (November to February), It is colder at night time and relatively warmer during the day time, with the tempreature ranging from around 4 degree at night to 23 degree at day time. Between March and May, the weather stay perfect as the tempreature averages 25 degree during the day time. From Septembet to December,following te monsoon, the temperature gets cooler and allows for a great time to travel. The average temperature during this season is 22 degree.
We provide two or three star level hotel accommodation for the entire tour. The hotel offer the facilities of attached bathrooms,dining room,a bar, internet access, hot shower and so forth. If you want to upgrade the accommdation to a five star hote for the entire tour for an additional charge.
All the restaurants that we dine at cater for continental, Chinese, Mexican,American based cuisine with some local influences,always plenty to choose from.
ATMs are available in Kathmandu.Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy,which might make cash more preferable.
We estimate USD 15 to 20 a day will enough to buy lunch,dinner,chocolates and a few drinks.
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.We provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We book flight ticket through Buddha Air, Yeti Air and simrik Airlines for the flight from Kathmandu to Chitwan and vice versa.
There are telephones and internet facilities available so you can always stay in contact with your family.
Laundry service is easily available at your hotel and there are many laundry store in the Kathmandu and Chitwan.Please note that laundry service is not included in the tour package price.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
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Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/JS-02
Grade: Moderate grading info

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