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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Duration : 4 Days
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Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve actually occupies an area of 175 sq. km and it was established in 1976. The reserve is situated on the floodplains of the river, Sapta-Koshi to eastern Nepal and in Saptari and Sunsari districts.

Similarly, Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve is home to over 280 varieties of birds including 2 species of ibises, 20 duck types, lots of storks, herons, and egrets. Also, the Koshi Barge, downstream of the river is a very important resting spot for traveling birds. So, this smallest national park of Terai, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a paradise for bird watchers. Similarly, the last surviving wild buffalos are found here. And different types of mammals such as spotted deer, hog deer, wild boar, golden jackals, blue bull, floras marsh muggers, mongooses, fishing cats, civet cats; the rare gharial crocodile and genetic dolphin can be spotted in the Koshi Riverfloralmainly comprise Khar-pater grasslands, khair-sissoo scrub forest, mixed riverine forest and the like.

You can travel around the forest of Koshi Tappu riding on elephant’s back and witness the beauty of the reserve as well as spot different faunas and floras. Here you will also see elephant breeding frequently. Moreover, you will observe the local culture, way of life and interact with polite and kind people. Alternatively, you can also go for rafting on the Sapta Koshi River with attractive views some of the water buffaloes, water birds, dolphins and many more.With G.K.Majestic Trek you will get the unique experience of the safari in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve which will mesmerize you with one of the most memorable experiences.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reservation
Day 02: Jungle activities
Day 03: Jungle Activities; Bird Watching
Day 04: Departure 

Day 01: Arrival at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reservation

As you reach the Koshi Tappu wildlife reservation departing from Kathmandu, you will be greeted by veteran jungle guide and escort you to a hotel. After arrival at the resort, you will relax. You will take a small bird watching trip around the swamp. In the evening, you will get pleasure from a Nepali dinner.

Day 02: Jungle activities

Today you will have a full day tour of the wildlife reserve on a four-wheel vehicle and on a boat. You will drive and go around the forest where you can spot waterfowl, bog crocodile, birds of prey, otters, freshwater dolphins, wild water buffalo etc. This reserve is in fact dwelling spot for 20 duck species, many storks, herons, egrets, 2 species of ibises etc. You can also discover the marsh partridge as well as Bengal Florican here. In the evening you will get pleasure from a Nepali dinner and cultural dance.

Day 03: Jungle Activities; Bird Watching

Today you will start with interesting bird - watching. You will walk inside the wildlife reserve on grasslands to notice the black-necked stork and the swamp partridge along with other striking migratory birds. After lunch, you can optionally go for an elephant safari. This is an amazing way to observe the wild water buffalo, Arna, etc. You can also perceive the hog deer, the blue bull (Nilgai) and the like. You will return back to a hotel in the evening.

Day 04: Departure

After having lunch we will depart to Kathmandu from Koshi Tappu wildlife reservation with super memories and beautiful pictures on our cameras.

Cost Includes:

  • Transportation from and to Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • All Safari Activities. -All Jungle activities -Accommodations while safari including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed safari guide during the trip.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide insurance and salary, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Jungle Activities guide and required staffs with Vehicle Cost


  • Any type of personal expenditure such Alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry.
  • Food & accommodation cost in case of any natural accident caused by weather.
  • Tips, Gratuities, and expenditure.
  • Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects.
  • International airfares. International Airport Departure Tax.

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Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Days
Accomodation: Hotel
Seasons : Any
Type: Easy
No. of Pax : Any
Maximum Access : Any
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

Trip Highlights

  • Bicycle tour around the village, beautifully decorated homes and cultural style are delightful.
  • Jungle walk along the belts of the Koshi River, The river lagoons and wetlands provide excellent opportunity to sight bird life, deer, and herds of water buffaloes.
  • Jungle Safari, to watch wildlife. Enjoy elephant ride to watch Arna, the wild water buffalo, blue bull, hog deer, fishing. Explore the park.
  • Bird watch program inside the reserve in the scrub forest, grasslands and wetland habitat with lunch packs to see swamp partridge, black-necked stork, buntings, bulbuls.
  • Excursion on a boat with a naturalist to view some of the water birds; see waders, waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo.
  • Short drive to the Koshi barrage to view some bird life and freshwater dolphins.

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G.K. Majestic Trek Pvt.Ltd.

Kathmandu, Nepal
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