Koshi Tappu National Park 3N/4D
Difficulty : Comfort
Reference Code: KTNPNP
Trip Start: Koshi Tappu
Age: 10 year to 70 years
Season: Spring, Summer and Autumn
Service: Full board
Trip End: Koshi Tappu
Trip Durations: 4 Days
Physical Rating: Comfort
Group Size: 1-30
Theme: Jungle Safari
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve which stand today as successful testimony of nature conservation in South Asia. This is the first National Park of Nepal established in 1973 to preserve a unique eco system significantly valuable to the whole world. The Park covering the protected area of 932 Sq. Km. is situated in the subtropical inner Terai lowlands of southern central part of Nepal. The Park gained much wider recognition in the world when UNESCO included this area on the list of World Heritage Site in 1984. It should also be emphasized that only a very small part of the national park is used for tourism.
The great majority of the land, particularly in the hills, remains unvisited and therefore undisturbed. This is ideal for wildlife, and also preserves an element of mystery for humans; because large areas are still unexplored, our knowledge of what birds and animals the park contains is by no means finalized, and there is always the possibility of making new discoveries.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is one of the finest birding sites in Asia. It was established as a wildlife reserve in 1976 with an aim to protect the last remaining population of Asiatic Wild Buffaloes in Nepal. The reserve has a total area of 175 sq. km. The principal habitats in the reserve include: wetlands, grasslands and small patches of riverine forest.
To date this is the only Ramsar Site (a wetland of international significance) in Nepal. More than half of Nepal's birds are recorded from Koshi Tappu! Among the mammals, besides Wild Water Buffaloes, the elusive Gangetic Dolphin and Fishing Cat are occasionally seen here.
Many small marshlands, pools and grasslands are formed which provide a haven for birds and birdwatchers alike. The vegetation near these banks holds many passerines. In addition, large agricultural fields that lie adjacent to the reserve make fine habitat for many birds. The finest birding sites in and outside the reserves are located between Koshi Camp and down south all the way to the barrage. Within this stretch many birds and mammals are found that offer the experience of a lifetime.
Day 01 Arrival Koshi Tappu National Park and start National Park Activities
- Pick up from Arrival Point.
- Reception, welcome drinks and introduction to your room.
- Freshen up and briefing session.
- Cultural Tour ( To Visit Tharu Village)
- Riverside Sunset view
- Tharu stick dance
Day 02 Full day National Park Activities
- Wake up Call
- Canoeing Ride and Elephant Breeding Centre Visit.
- Elephant Back safari
Day 03 Full day National Park Activities
- Wake up Call
- Elephant Bathing
- Jeep Safari
- Free time for Refreshment
Day 04 Bird watching and departure for next destination
- Wake up Call
- Tea/ Coffee
- Bird Watching