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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 - 5 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Birdwatching  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 390 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 680 US Dollar (USD)

Established in 1996 and covering 175 square km, its numerous water holes, marshes and grasslands support a vast array of rare and endangered species of birds - as well as an important population of Asiatic Buffalo.

The Reserve can be reached overland or by air. By air the flight takes one hour (Kathmandu to Biratnagar) plus a one hour drive to the camp. Alternatively, you can follow the main East-West Highway eastwards from Kathmandu and divert from Jamuwa to the camp site (which is 2.5 km).

Standard Bird Watching and Safari Program (3 days, 2 nights)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in the morning and brief introduction to the program. Lunch. Ornithological walk to see storks, ibises, snipes, water fowl, birds of prey etc. Evening slide show presentation on the Reserve's natural history followed by a Nepali dinner.

Day 2: Early breakfast. Full day's excursion by boat and 4 wheel drive (with packed lunch) to see waders, water fowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodiles, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic dolphins (includes a visit to the Pink Tower). Evening program of traditional dance followed by BBQ meal.

Day 3: Bird watching around the camp area or free time. Breakfast. Farewells and departure.

Standard Bird Watching and Safari Program (4 days, 3 nights)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in the morning and brief introduction to the program. Lunch. Ornithological Walk to see storks, ibises, snipes, water fowl, birds of prey etc. Evening slide show presentation on the Reserve's natural history followed by a Nepali dinner.

Day 2: Early breakfast. Full day's excursion by boat and 4 wheel drive (with packed lunch) to see waders, water fowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodiles, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic dolphins (includes a visit to the Pink Tower). Evening program of traditional dance followed by BBQ meal.

Day 3: Bird watching in scrub forest, grasslands and wetlands habitats with packed lunch to see swamp partridges, black-necked storks, buntings, bulbuls, etc. Afternoon (either) continue bird watching (or) take an optional elephant ride to see Arna the wild water buffalo, blue bulls, hog deer, species of fish etc. Evening: stargazing followed by Chinese dinner.

Day 4: Bird watching around the camp or leisure time. Breakfast. Farewells and departure.

Standard Bird Watching and Safari Program (5 days, 4 nights)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in the morning and brief introduction to the program. Lunch. Ornithological Walk to see storks, ibises, snipes, water fowl, birds of prey etc. Evening slide show presentation on the Reserve's natural history followed by a Nepali dinner.

Day 2: Early breakfast. Full day's excursion by boat and 4 wheel drive (with packed lunch) to see waders, water fowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodiles, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic dolphins. Includes a visit to the Pink Tower. Evening program of traditional dance followed by BBQ meal.

Day 3: Breakfast. Bird watching in scrub forest, grasslands and wetlands habitats with packed lunch to see swamp partridges, black-necked storks, buntings, bulbuls, etc. Afternoon (either) continue bird watching (or) take an optional elephant ride to see Arna the wild water buffalo, blue bulls, hog deer, species of fish etc. Evening: stargazing followed by Chinese dinner.

Day 4: Breakfast. Full day's trip by four wheel drive to Chatara to see racket-tailed drongos, golden-backed woodpeckers, pied horn bills, leaf birds, red-thighed falconers etc. (packed lunch). Continental dinner.

Day 5: Bird watching around the camp or leisure time. Breakfast. Farewells and departure.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Standard Bird Watching and Safari Program (3 days, 2 nights): 390 $
- Standard Bird Watching and Safari Program (4 days, 3 nights): 550 $
- Standard Bird Watching and Safari Program (5 days, 4 nights): 680 $.

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