Koshi Tappu Bird Watching Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Locations Group
Easy 9 Days Lodging Trek Bardiya, Koshi Tappu SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students
Koshi Tappu Bird Watching situated in the terai lowlands of Nepal. The vegetation here is mainly wetland grassland ,scrub and deciduous forests. The reserve is unique of it’s wild arna buffaloes.Other mammals are the hog deer , wild boar, spotted deer and blue bull. Over 350 species of birds including ibises, storks, egrets, herons, swamp, partridge and Bengal floricans are found here. The endangered gharial ,marsh crocodile and gangetic dolphin are also recorded in the Koshi river.

Trip Information

Price:

  • The given price is in US dollars. Do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Visa Information:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance:

Guide / Porters  : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

When you arrived at the airport there are our representatives that will welcome you and take you to the hotel, there you will get the briefing about the program.

Day 2

Sightseeing

Sightseeing trip to Kathmandu city, Swoyambhunath, Patan city.
Day 3

Kathmandu sightseeing

Sightseeing trip to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur.
Day 4

Drive to Phulchowki

Phulchowki is situated about 15km Southeast of KTM, this mountain is 2759m high. It is a good spot for hiking. Rhododendron of different varieties and colors from pure white to dark red are found here. It is the most popular bird watching spot in the valley. 265 species of birds are recorded here till date. The birds seen here include flycatchers, yuhinas, sunbirds, flowerpeckers, rosefinches, babbkers, warblers, tits, thrushes, minivets, woodpeckers, eagles and many migrant birds. Godavari, at the foot of Phulchowki hill where Royal Botanical Garden is situated, records over 100 species of birds including lesser Rackettailed drongo, Tibetan siskin and the spotted forktail.
Day 5

Flight to Biratnagar, Drive to Koshi Tappu

From Biratnagar  we can easily access the koshi tappu after half and an hour drive. Biratnagar is well connected by road (519 km) and several flights with Kathmandu.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the flood plains of the Sapta Koshi in Saptari and Sunsari districts of Eastern Nepal. The Reserve covers 175sq.km and established in 1976. The vegetation is mainly tall Khar-pater grassland with a few patches of Khairsissoo, scrub forest and deciduous mixed riverine forest. . In this Reserve variety of wildlife animals are found which is important habitat. The last surviving population (about 100 individuals) of Wild Buffalo are found here. Other mammals are also found here such as hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer and blue bull.A total of 423 species of birds are recorded here, including 20 of ducks, two of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal Floricans. 183 species of different birds are recorded a day here. Visitors can see minimum 100 types of birds in a day.
Day 6

Koshi Tappu

Full day Bird Exploring activities on foot and in boats. Koshi Tappu is one of the Asia’s finest wetlands and fabulous bird watching area. Almost all of Nepal’s long list of wildfowl, waders, storks, ibises, herons, egrets, tems and gulls occur here plus a great variety of land-birds that include such specialities as Swamp Francolin, Red-necked Falcon and Straited Marsh Wabler.
Day 7

Drive Back to Biratnagar and Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 8

Kathmandu sightseeing

Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Bhaktapur.
Day 9

Transfer to the airport for international departure.

Koshi Tappu Bird Watching

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