Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve was established in 1976 with primary objective to protect the rare wild water buffaloes in this region. The area of this reserve extends 175 sq. km area with wet and grassland habitat in the Terai of eastern Nepal. It covers the vast expanse of region created by the Koshi barrage, marshes, lagoons and arable land with blue water of Koshi River and jungle area. It is one of the best and finest bird watching sanctuaries in Asia. It offers ample scope for nature walks on foot to explore fabulous grassland, river lagoons and woodlands.
From October to March, much of migratory and local birds can be sighted by the barrage and many of the river channels. Himalayan peaks including the Makalu (8463m) can be seen clearly during these months from this amazing wildlife reserve. This reserve is accessible by air, land and river. There is a regular flight of just 45 minutes to Biratnagar from Kathmandu. An exciting 8-10 days raft trip on Sun Koshi River reaches directly at this wildlife Reserve.
Day 1: Arrival and Bird watching
You can drive or fly to Biratnagar. We will present brief introduction of the facility and program of our tour. After having lunch we go out to bird watch in the marshland outside the reserve to see the strokes, ibises, waterfowl, birds of prey and many more. Then we will enjoy cultural program performed by local people. With fine dinner, you will stay night at lodge.
Day 2: A day with the nature
We will provide fine breakfast to you. Today we will set out for full day excursion on boat and drive with lunch to see different species of bird, marsh crocodile, wild-water buffalo, Gangetic Dolphins and other animals of wildlife reserve. Today’s program includes a visit to Pink Tower. After a wonderful experience of reserve then you will stay at lodge with a fine dinner.
Day 3: More activities inside the reserve
After having breakfast , we will go inside the reserve with packed lunch to watch flocks of birds like swamp partridge, black necked stork, bulbuls etc. In this wonderful day you may either continue bird watching or have elephant ride to watch wild water buffalo, blue bull, hog deer, fishing cat, mongoose etc.
Day 4: Camping & return Kathmandu
You may enjoy bird watching around the camp area or you may have leisure walk after having breakfast. With lots of memories and glimpse of this bird's paradise, you will depart for Kathmandu. We hope to see you again.
Hotel and Lodge:
Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu, you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trip there will be such facilities as the place where we are travelling and visiting. We have a three star hotel in Pokhara and 2-3 star hotel even in Nagarkot. While we are in National park, we stay in well and deluxe resort.
We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while we are in trip. While we are on trip all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city, Pokhara even in Lumbini sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary. During our trip breakfast and dinner will be served in the Hotel where we stay for a night and for the lunch our expert leader/guide will be taking you the best clean hotels and restaurants.
Best Season to Travel:
The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We asked the clients not to travel on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to walk with heavy rains and wet. So, we suggest every client trip in the specific seasons.
You have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trip can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.
We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained/experienced guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Like if you are in a huge group tour like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group.
Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.
Our Greetings at Airport:
We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:
Our usual itinerary is main customary and pragmatic which has not included your arrival day, departure day. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.
Booking and Payment:
For booking any trip, first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trip you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable. The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card, even throughout Pay pal account lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment.