Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Trip Overview

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is situated on the alluvial flood plains of the Sapta-Koshi River (one of the three tributaries of Ganges) in Terai, Eastern Nepal. Established in 1976 with area of 175 sq. km. to protect the grassland and islands in the floodplains of Sapta Koshi River, it is also the last habitat of the Arna (wild water buffalo). Bird watchers arrive here in search of the beautiful Bengal florican and the flamboyant sarus cranes. More than 440 species of birds have been recorded here including those that arrive from Siberia and Tibet around November to February. The reserve is also home to wild boar, jackals, pythons and crocodiles. The endangered Gangetic dolphins are seen occasionally when they surface in the river.


Trip Map

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Map

Short itinerary

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari 2 nights 3 days
Day 01: Upon arrival at the bus stop or at the Biratnagar airport meet our office representative and transfer to the resort.

Day 02: In the National Park

Day 03: After the activities and go to your next destination

Detail Itinerary

Detailed itinerary

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari 2 nights 3 days

Day 01: Upon arrival at the bus stop or at the Biratnagar airport meet our office representative and transfer to the resort.
Refreshing, brief about the program
Have a lunch and rest
Birding in the nearby surroundings of the Park
Sunset view from the river bank
Dinner and slide show about flora-fauna

Day 02: In the National Park
Wake up call, refreshing & drink tea-coffee
Morning nature walks within near surrounding area
Have a breakfast & go for boating
Boating on the Sapta Koshi River with naturalist to observe water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and various water habitats
End boat trip by the bank of river and have picnic lunch
Short drive to the Koshi Barrage to view some bird-life and fresh water Dolphins
Late afternoon return to the camp
Dinner and rest

Day 03: After the activities and go to your next destination
Wake up call, refreshing & drink tea-coffee
More bird watching around
Have a breakfast & packing luggage
Transfer to your next destination


Cost Includes:

  • Twin sharing accommodation at Safari destination per itinerary
  • Bus transportation to safari destination and return by tourist bus
  • Full meals during the jungle safari
  • Jungle guide during the jungle safari
  • Jungle program as mentioned in Itinerary
  • National park fee
  • All required local tax and Gov tax

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage during the jungle safari
  • Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.
  • Programs other than mentioned in itinerary

Date & Price

Date and price

Useful Info

Key Activities:
Elephant Safari:

Riding on the back of specially trained Elephant top and moving forwards in pursuit of the exclusive spectrum of wildlife adventure is the most memorable and a larger than life opportunity for you.

Jungle walk:
You get the best animal sightings on foot at your own pace. You will be able to appreciate the smaller attractions of the jungle with our naturalists. Usually it is easy to see animals such as rhino, deer and sloths as these animals prefer to live in less disturbed areas of the park. Atop an elephant is the safest and most convenient way to get around in the jungle and observe the diversity of wild life.

Village tour:
This tour will take you towards the ethnic inhabitants (known as Tharu Village) of this area. Commonly they are living on combined family, their houses are like huts and look smaller from outside yet enough space inside for their family. Mostly houses are decorated with their traditional multi-coloured paints on their outer walls. Women take up household chores and men can be seen taking their cattle to the nearby jungle in the morning and at day time they fish in the river for their food.

Canoe trip:
A float down the river by dugout canoe is the best way to see crocodiles basking on the riverbank. It is also a relaxing way to watch birds and wildlife species that frequently come to bathe and drink.

Jeep drive:
A jeep drive is the fastest way to visit a wide area of the park. A 4-hour drive of some 45km in the park offers a good chance of most of the animals, birds and other nature’s attractions.

Bird watching:
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp is renowned as a paradise for birds and animals. Koshi tappu Valley records over 450 species of birds. The eagle eyes of our naturalist will point out some of the migratory and globally threatened birds for you.

Cultural Program:
This is an entertainment of your time while you are in the park. You may feel tired from all jungle activities. One evening you can enjoy with the Tharu cultural stick dance. These community people are innocent people and they lack communication with the tourists at the first stage. Upon seeing tourists, they start welcoming with their dance at once. The Tharu people living near by villages display their culture commercially and professionally with some of Nepali, Indian songs and dances as well.

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Trip Facts

  • Grade: Easy
  • Best season: All Season
  • Type of trek: Hotel & Resort
  • General Duration: 3 days



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