Koshi Tappu Wildlife

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is recently promoted as safari park within the Sub tropical Terai belt, this is the most smallest (175sq.km) covering wetlands of Sunsari, Saptari and Udaypur district and easternmost wildlife reserve in Nepal. Established in 1976 and nominated as Ramsar site the altitude of this wildlife reserve ranges from 75 to 81 metres consisting of extensive mudflats, reed bed and fresh water marshes in the floodplain of the Sapta koshi River. It is easily accessible from the Mahendra Highway. The vegetation in the forest is defined as deciduous riverine forest, grassland and the marshy vegetation. The coverage of grassland is 68% and only 6% is forest which is dominated by Siso with the patches of Khair. In this wetland 514 species of plants are found some of them are Echornia, Kapok, Sugarcane, Reed, Cattail, Imperata cylindrical, Eelgrass, Hydrilla, Azolla and Lotus. The wildlife reserve also inhibits a wide range of fauna. Here the 31 species of mammal have been recorded which include Asian elephant, Spotted deer, Hog deer, Wild pig and Golden Jackal. The Ganges River Dolphin have been witnessed here.

The last remaining population of approximately 150 Wild Asian Water Buffalo in Nepal commonly called Arna lives here. This place has got different species of birds and is also the ideal destination for migratory birds. During winter 485 different birds species are noted here some of them are Watercock, Indian nightjar, Dusky eagleowl, Black fish eagle, Common golden eye and Gullbilled tern. 

3 Nights 4 Days Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at the Reserve, Arrival and transfer to your hotel. You will take a short bird watching tour around the marshland. In the evening, you will enjoy a Nepali dinner.

Day 02:Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Today you will make a full day excursion in the reserve on a four wheeler and on a boat. Our vehicle will take you around the reserve. The excursion will take you across the forest where you can see waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and freshwater dolphins. This reserve is home to 20 duck species, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets and herons. You can also find the swamp partridge and Bengal florican here. In the evening you will enjoy a cultural dance program followed by dinner.

Day 03:Koshi Tappu Bird Walk and More, Today you will begin by doing some bird-watching. You will go for a walk inside the reserve on grasslands with packed-lunch to see the swamp partridge and the black-necked stork among other beautiful migratory birds. After lunch, you can take an elephant safari. This is a wonderful way to view Arna, the wild water buffalo. You can also see the blue bull (Nilgai) and the hog deer. You return back to the lodge in the evening.

Day 04:Departure, After breakfast you depart for your onward destination.

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