Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the floodplains of the Sapta Koshi River in the south-eastern Terai. The reserve was gazetted in 1976 to preserve habitat for the only remaining population of Wild buffalo, Arna (Bubalus arnee). The 176 sq. km. reserve is Nepal’s smallest wildlife reserve. The eastern and western embankments of the Sapta Koshi River define the area. In 1987, Koshi Tappu was declared a Ramsar site, a wetland of international significance. Government of Nepal has declared the buffer zone ( 173.5 sq. km ) surrounding the reserve in 2004.
- One of the best spot for bird watching in Nepal (A total of 280 different species of birds have been recorded in the reserve.
- Habitat of wild buffaloes, hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer jackals and Gangetic Dolphin
- Jeep Drive & Boating/Rafting on Koshi River
Arrival at International Airport Kathmandu. Meets by our representative, and then drive to hotel, short briefing about your trip to Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve by your Tour guide, and overnight at hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel then transfer to domestic airport fly to Biratnagar (40 minutes flight). Arrivals then drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (around 2 hours drive) check in hotel or resort, rest and refreshment and a short briefing about the program by our guide. After lunch at resort then proceed for bird watching tour walk in the marshland outside the reserve to see the storks, ibises, snipes, waterfowl, birds of prey etc. At evening BBQ dinner with cultural dance show and overnight stay at hotel/resort.
Morning after breakfast, start your day by an excursion on a boat and four wheel drive with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic Dolphins including a visit to Pink Tower. Evening entertained with the slide show presentation on the natural history of the reserve followed by Nepali dinner and overnight stay at hotel/resort.
After breakfast, walk inside the reserve in the scrub forest, grasslands and wetland habitat in order to observer various kind of birds. Today you can view swamp partridge, black-necked stork, buntings, bulbuls etc. After lunch elephant ride to watch Arna the wild water buffalo. You can also view blue bull, hog deer etc. evening dinner and overnight stay at hotel/resort.
Morning breakfast at hotel, then drive back to Biratnagar Airport, fly back to Kathmandu, arrive then transfer to city for Lunch, after Lunch visit Sowyambhunath Temple is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the north-west parts of the temple. The Swayambhunath complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions. The stupa has Buddha's eyes and eyebrows painted on. Between them, the number one (in Devanagari script) is painted in the fashion of a nose. And Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu’s Durbar Square is the site of the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Complex, which was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and where important ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch, still take place today. Time and again the temples and the palaces in the square have gone through reconstruction after being damaged by natural causes or neglect. Presently there are less than ten quadrangles in the square. The temples are being preserved as national heritage sites and the palace is being used as a museum. Only a few parts of the palace are open for visitors and the Taleju temples are only open for people of Hindu and Buddhist faiths. At the southern end of Durbar Square is one of the most curious attractions in Nepal, the Kumari Chowk. This gilded cage contains the Raj Kumari, a girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. She is worshiped during religious festivals and makes public appearances at other times for a fee paid to her guards, Then free time for shopping in Thamel area, Evening dinner at Typical Nepali Restaurant with live Folk Music and Dance and overnight stay at hotel.
Morning breakfast at hotel then transfer to International Airport, on the way visit Bouddhanath Stupa, Boudhanath was founded by the Nepalese Licchavi king Śivadeva (c. 590-604 CE); though other Nepalese chronicles date it to the reign of King Mānadeva (464-505 CE).Tibetan sources claim a mound on the site was excavated in the late 15th or early 16th century and the bones of king Amshuvarma 605-621 were discovered there. However, the Tibetan emperor, Trisong Detsän (r. 755 to 797) is also traditionally associated with the construction of the Boudhanath Stupa.Yolmo Ngagchang Sakya Zangpo from Helambu resurrected Boudhanath. Then transfer to airport for final departure. With the beautiful and a lifelong memory you will take your flight to your hometown. We wish to see you back again in future.
- All Hotel Accommodations (on twin sharing basis), Lunches & Dinners outside the hotel in Kathmandu as per itinerary, All transportation and sightseeing tour as per itinerary, Tour Guide, All Monument Entrance Fees as Per Itinerary, A bottle of Mineral Water (per person per day on Vehicle). Cultural show in Koshi Tappu & Kathmandu.
- All expenses of personal nature, cold drinks, bar bill (Alcoholic, Beverages), Optional tour, tips & Nepali visa and any International airfare. And Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu Airfare.