Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife ReserveKoshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve was founded in 1976 to protect a small triangle of phanta (grassland) and tappu (small islands) in the floodplain of the Sapta Kosi River, the last habitat of the endangered arna (wild water buffalo). At the south end of the reserve, the Kosi Barrage funnels the floodwaters of the Sapt Kosi into a single channel to minimize flood damage in Bihar of Indian state.

It's a wonderfully serene spot and most travelers who visit are bird-watchers in search of rare species such as the Bengal florican and sarus crane. At least 439 species of birds have been recorded here and migratory species from Siberia and Tibet take up residence from November to February. Arna tend to hang out on the tappu and you may also spot deer, wild boars, pythons and crocodiles. There are thought to be a handful of Gangetic dolphins in the Sapt Kosi but they are very rarely seen.

How to get there?

By Air: You can get regular flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar every day. From Biratnagar a comfortable one and half an hours drives to the Camp.

By Raft: An exciting 8-10 days rafting trip on Sunkoshi River reaches directly at Koshi Tappu Camp.

By Land: The scenic drive of 9-10 hrs. Through Nepali country side by surface.

Koshi Tappu Jungle Safari Packages

4 Nights/5 Days Package

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Biratnagar and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
Day 03: Jungle activities at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
Day 04: Drive to Biratnagar and fly to Kathmandu.
Day 05: Final Departure.

5 Nights/6 Days Package

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Biratnagar and drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
Day 03-04: Jungle activities at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
Day 05: Drive to Biratnagar and fly to Kathmandu.
Day 06: Final Departure.


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