Koshi Tappu National Park - 2 night 3 days

Koshi Tappu National Park - 2 night 3 days

It is on the east and West Bank of the Sapta Koshi river in eastern Nepal. The area of this park is 175 sq. km. It is famous for near extinct wild buffalo (Bubalus arnee or Arna in Nepali). The park has degraded grassland, riverine forest, and wetland that has provided sanctuary for 280 species of birds, two species of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and endangered swamp partridge and bangal florican. The barrage on Koshi-river has been extremely valuable as resting-place for migratory bird. Its record shows many species of birds that are not sighted in other part of Nepal are found here. Koshi Tappu is best known for bird watching in Nepal. Gharial crocodile and Gangetic dolphin have been sighted in the river.

There are bus service from Kathmandu to the approach to the park. If you like heavy rafting and have plenty of time it is best to start rafting from Dolalghat (90km from Kathmandu) on Bhotekoshi river to Koshi barrage. There are also several direct scheduled flight from Kathmandu to Birtnagar. From Biratnagar travel by bus or jeep to the park.

 

 

Day 01  :

Arrive Biratnagar Airport. Meet and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp

1300  - Lunch

1500 – Birdwatching around Saptakoshi River on foot.

1900 – Dinner

Day 02:

05:30 – Wake up call

06:00  – Morning nature walk within near vicinity

08:00 – Breakfast

09:00- 18:00 hrs – Raft boat on the upper part of Sapta Koshi River with Naturalist to view some of the water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and various water habitats. End boat trip by the bank of river and have picnic lunch. Short drive to the Koshi Barrage to view some bird-life and fresh water Dolphins. Late afternoon return to the camp. (*please note, Koshi Barrage and sourrounding area is wide and everyday guests will be taken in different area)

19:00 – Dinner

Day 03:

05:30 – Wake up call

06:00 – More bird watching into the jungle near by

08:00 – Breakfast

09:00 – Departure to Biratnagar Airport (*Option: If you have late departrue, then you can visit pink tower near Koshi Barrage. This is also an excellent spot for bird watching – extra cost applicable)

Package cost

1 pax: US$ 410 p/pax

2 pax: US$ 330 p/pax

Cost includes:

01: Accommodation in Deluxe Safari Tents,

02:  All meals (morning tea, breakfast, Lunch, evening tea & dinner)

03: All jungle activities as mentioned above, service of trained naturalist.

04: 10% service charge, 13% VAT, National Park entrance fee

Cost does not include:

01. Transportation and airfare (Kathmandu to Biratnager- Oneway is US$ 157), round trip is double.

02. accommodation in Kathmandu

03. Transfer from Biratnagar airport to Koshi Tappu (US$ 130 per vehicle  / one way)

 

 

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