Koshi Tappu Bird Watching Tour – 8 days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/T-02
Duration : 8 days

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Observe local people and their varied cultural practices.
  • Panoramic views of 360-degree wide mountain range including the world’s highest peaks from Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, with other unparallel range of snow-capped peaks along with high rolling green hills.
  • Stunning Koshi river.
  • Visit major world heritage sites of Kathmandu such as; Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath and Boudhanath stupa.
  • Witness the rare and nearly extinct the freshwater Gangetic Dolphins habitats in Koshi Tappu.
  • Encounter with wildlife such as; Leopards, Deer, Royal Bengal Tiger, and the Wild buffalo known as Arna with other reptiles.
  • Observe rarely and endanger water birds like egrets, storks, cormorants, Ibis, kingfishers, Indian rollers to various species of ducks including Flamingo and Pelican.
  • Enjoy witnessing the exotic bird life with marvellous walks, stimulating boating in a Koshi river and short jeep ride in the peaceful environment.

Trip Information

The Koshi Tappu, wildlife reservation surrounded by trees of different varieties, chirping birds and wildlife make it one of the best destinations for birdwatching in Nepal. Situated on the plain land of the Sapta-Koshi in Saptari and Sunsari districts, Koshi Tappu is a wildlife reservation, a sub-tropical area famous for bird watching in the far-southeast of Nepal. The Koshi Tappu Bird watching tour is a natural paradise for the enthusiastic nature lovers. Some travellers considered Koshi Tappu as a birdwatching heaven where we also get an opportunity to explore the stunning Koshi river and preserve the habitat of wild buffalo namely Arna. Exploring the Koshi Tappu, wildlife reservation, discovering new fauna and flora in short, a natural paradise on earth with a modern style camping is a really amazing experience. It is one of the most famous birdwatching destinations in the world which provides peaceful harmony to every out-door enthusiast.
The Koshi Tappu bird watching tour in Nepal offers us to observe the exotic bird life with marvellous jungle walks, stimulating boating in the Koshi river and a short jeep ride in the peaceful environment. Explore the wildlife park which is also known as the bird sanctuary and observe rarely and endanger water birds like egrets, storks, cormorants, Ibis, kingfishers, Indian rollers to various species of ducks including Flamingos and Pelicans also in the winter migratory season. Apart from bird species, Koshi Tappu is equally renowned for wildlife such as; Leopards, Deer, Royal Bengal Tigers, various reptiles and the Wild buffalos known as Arna. It is also the perfect place where we can see the rare and nearly extinct freshwater Gangetic Dolphins in Koshi Tappu.
The Koshi Tappu Bird Watching tours begins with a scenic flight towards the South East low lands of Nepal at Biratnagar, which offers panoramic views of 360-degrees wide mountain ranges including the world’s highest peaks from Mt. Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, with other unparallel ranges of snow-capped peaks along with high rolling green hills is a really sweet beginning. The warmth and generosity of the people residing in this area is legendary, we also get chances to encounter with traditional villages and their varied cultural practices that surely enhances the wonders of this Birdwatching tour in Nepal. After spending a great time observing the wildlife and bird species along with exploring around at the Koshi Tappu wildlife reservation, a scenic flight from Biratnagar brings you back to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. This amazing bird watching tour concludes with a cultural and historical tour by exploring world heritage sites and with a wonderful farewell dinner at Kathmandu.

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Fly Kathmandu - Biratnagar - Drive Koshi Tappu.
Day 04: Full day nature and bird watching activities at Kosi Tappu.
Day 05: Full day cultural and bird watching tour with a visit of Chattara.
Day 06: Drive Koshi - Kathmandu.
Day 07: Kathmandu rests day and enjoys farewell dinner.
Day 08:  Final Departure.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu.
  • Our representative will greet you and he/she will drop you at your hotel.
  • Hotel checkout and take a rest and be refresh.
  • Our representative will provide you with a brief explanation about birdwatching in Koshi Tappu tour.
  • Enjoy welcome dinner.
  • Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Half day visit major world heritage sites of Kathmandu such as; Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath and Boudhanath stupa.
  • Be ready for the next day tour.Overnight at the same hotel.       

Day 3: Fly Kathmandu - Biratnagar - Drive Koshi Tappu.

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Take a domestic air flight to Biratnagar.
  • Kathmandu to Biratnagar is around 45 minutes flight.
  • As you reach Biratnagar airport, you will be picked up and drive 1 hour to reach Koshi Tappu. 
  • Reach Koshi Tappu and hotel checkout.
  • Briefing programs about the available facility.
  • Have lunch and rest.
  • Around 2 pm, begins Bird walk in the marshland and field outside the reserve area.
  • Witness the storks, ibises, snipes, waterfowl, birds of prey etc.
  • Around 6:30 PM you will be having a briefing on the natural history of the reserve followed by Nepali dinner.
  • Overnight at Koshi Tappu.

Day 4: Full day nature and bird watching activities at Kosi Tappu.

Morning breakfast.
Activities begin around 7:30 am.
Today you will have a full day excursion on the boat and four wheels drier with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic Dolphins including a walk along the eastern Embankment.
Get back to resort take a nap to get refreshed and enjoy your Continental Dinner at around 6:30 PM.
Overnight at Koshi Tappu.

Day 5: Full day cultural and bird watching tour with a visit of Chattara.

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Today also continue strolling around and watch varied bird creeping and other wildlife as well.Overnight at Koshi Tappu

Day 6: Drive Koshi - Kathmandu.

  • Morning breakfast around 8:00 am.
  • Get ready to drive back to Biratnagar airport.
  • Fly back to Kathmandu.
  • As you reach Kathmandu, drive back to the hotel.
  • Take rest and relax.
  • Stroll around Thamel bazaar.
  • Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 7: Kathmandu rests day and enjoys farewell dinner.

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Half day visit major world heritage sites of Kathmandu such as; Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath and Boudhanath stupa.
  • Can do shopping in Thamel Bazaar.
  • Enjoy farewell dinner celebrating the completion of the birdwatching tour with our team.Overnight at the same hotel.     

Day 8: Final Departure.

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Today is your last day in Nepal.
  • Our representative will help you to reach you towards your final destination with the beautiful memories of Nepal.
  • You will be transferred to the airport within 3 hours of your flight.
  • Wish you a safe flight.

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