All year round (except July / mid September wet months)
Koshi Tappu bird watching tour Nepal for keen bird lovers, naturalist including expert orienthology people, we have designed this wonderful “Kosi Tappu Bird Watching Tours” within a week duration time where one can observe the bird life within 3 nights at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp or similar lodge, located in the Far-South East of Nepal and it is one of the first comfortable camp with modern luxury that this place has to offer, located at a mere distance of Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve, in the eastern part of the country, is truly a natural paradise on this planet earth. Koshi Tappu wildlife and the lodge with camps, established as reserve in the year 1992, especially for birdwatchers all over the world, the place is staffed with bird specialists renowned in the country. Now, this area also serves to the holiday needs of the nature lovers seeking peaceful harmony away from the city and the hectic chores of life. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has earned a place for itself as a birdwatcher’s haven. The reserve spreads over Saptari and Sunsari districts in East Nepal over the embankments of River Koshi. The reserve has been recognizing as a wetland site from 1987 was established mainly to preserve habitat for the remaining population of wild buffalo known as “Arna” in Nepal.
Starting this “Kosi Tappu Bird Watching Tours” with warm and friendly welcome with grand dinner and the scenic flight towards South East low lands of Nepal at Biratnagar with panoramic views of 360 degree wide mountain range covering nearly most of the world’s highest peaks from Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu to Kanchenjunga with other unparallel range of snow capped peaks with high rolling green hills dotted with traditional villages. On reaching Biratnagar one of the important industrial cities of Nepal close to the border of Bihar, India and then an interesting few hours’ drive through the towns of Inwara to reach our “Kosi Tappu Bird Watching Tours” on arrival received by our naturalist and manager of the hotel and camps with wide range of information with exciting programs during your stay.
Koshi Tappu bird watching tour in Nepal with marvelous time on walks, boating and short jeep ride in the peaceful environment observing the exotic bird life, as this place is known as the bird sanctuary where one can observe from water birds like storks, egrets, cormorants, Ibis, kingfishers, Indian rollers to various species of ducks including Flamingo and Pelican also in winter migratory season. Beside wide range of birds this place is equally famous for other life with occasional view of Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Deer and the Wild buffalo known as Arna with other reptiles, interesting to know that this place also habitats the rare and nearly extinct the fresh water Gangetic Dolphins. At Kosi Tappu with great time observing various bird and wild life, a scenic sweeping flight from Biratnagar brings you back to hustle bustle city life in Kathmandu, concluding this “Kosi Tappu Bird Watching Tour” with a cultural and historical tour around famous world heritage sites and leisure activities and then farewell to amazing Nepal after a great excellent service of Himalayan Smiles Treks & Adventure.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Morning fly to Biratnagar.
Full day nature and bird watching activities at Kosi Tappu.
Full day cultural and bird watching tour with a visit of Chattara.
Morning transfer to Biratnagar for flight back to Kathmandu.
Full day sightseeing at places of interest.
Depart Kathmandu for international departure.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by our guides and staff with warm welcome and garland, then transfer to respective hotels in the heart of the city around or near interesting and happening area of Thamel, on checking into rooms with refreshment our guide will brief with information regarding your stay in Nepal with us and of the program bird watching activities, evening a nice welcome dinner in typical Nepalese or similar restaurants.
After breakfast a short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport for a sweeping 40 minutes flight to Biratnagar located close to Nepal / India border, where daily flights operates 2-3 times a day with great views of snow capped mountains from Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Gaurishankar, Jugal – Langtang and Ganesh Himal all the way till it lands at Biratnagar airport, here our staff and representative will receive for an interesting drive to Kosi Tappu, the drive leads North and then west from the town of Inarwa reaching at Kosi Tappu Wild Life and a Bird Sanctuary, on arrival with warm welcome the camp and lodge naturalist and manger will provide with information regarding the program of your stay with bird watching and nature activities, after lunch a short introductory walk to see the some Storks, Ibises, Snipes, Waterfowl and other birds of prey with flock of many birds.
An interesting and exciting day excursion on boat and four wheel drive with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowls, birds of prey, march crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and fresh water Gangetic dolphins which is a very rare sight, including a visit to a tower to observe more birds and wild life, the camp will set the program accordingly to make your stay enjoyable and memorable with other optional activities such as elephant safari with boating on this great Sapta Kosi River which is a meeting of seven great Himalayan Rivers and the ending point for Rafting Sun Kosi River also, this river with more than 60 species of fishes, this makes the habitation of water bird life more in winter time one can observe different species of water birds from ducks, porchards, Storks, Cormorants, Ibis to fishing and serpent eagles including river gulls and swallows, after a great day retire back to camp with delightful dinner.
Depending upon the season the sunrise and sunset from Kosi Tappu is captivating, and early bird calls makes the morning lively, today proceed to deciduous forest near Chatara another closest town on four wheel drive to observe racquet-tailed drongo, golden backed woodpeckers, pied hornbills, leaf-birds, red-thigh falcons during the drive and at Chatara, time permitting visit the famous Barahi temple lying in the vicinity of Chatara dedicated to lord Vishnu. At Chatara which is an interesting place with various Nepal’s ethnic people of low lands, mid hills and mountain tribes who comes here to visit the temple and as well for the market shopping and bartering. After a grand enjoyable time of the day return back to Kosi Tappu for the last night stay.
After breakfast and observing more bird life, depart from the camp / lodge for few hours’ drive to the city of Biratnagar, drive leads more south on reaching at Biratnagar transfer to airport, less than hour flights offering grand panorama of snow capped mountains from Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Gaurishankar, Jugal – Langtang and Ganesh Himal all the way till it touches down at Kathmandu airport, on reaching Kathmandu transfer back to respective hotels after a most amazing time around Nepal’s bird life.
After a wonderful time beyond Kathmandu, it will a great experience visiting the world heritage sites around Kathmandu, our guide will pick you after breakfast for our interesting tour, visit of holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath with golden roofs, as non Hindu cannot enter the main premises, one can have view from the east bank of the River Bagmati, this temple famous and dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the main gods in Hindu religion, in the month of February as per Hindu calendar celebration and fare takes place where thousands of pilgrims and worshippers from India and Nepal.
From this holy sites a short drive to Bouddhanath Stupa, also called as ‘Little Tibet’ as this place is inhabited by Tibetans and Tibetan origin Nepalese people of Tibetan Buddhism. A huge dome of Stupa with prayer wheels that circles the wall, a fascinating Stupa with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha believed to be more than 600 years old or more, the entire area with markets of Tibetan and Chinese goods and nice restaurants, shops and many monasteries.
Afternoon tour continues towards the historical monument of old Swayambhunath stupa of more than 2,500 old history with super views of Kathmandu valley, it is also commonly named as Monkey Temple due to mass population of monkeys that reside around the forest within Swayambhunath Stupa, an old heritage sites and the landmark of Kathmandu valley where the four cardinal eyes of Lord Buddha watches the valley.
A holy stupa located on a hill lock west of Kathmandu city with tremendous views of the valley and city with snow capped mountains towards north with dramatic contrast against rolling green hills that sounds the Kathmandu Valley.
Time permitting visit the old Kathmandu Durbar Square in the heart of the city our guide will take you on a short tour visiting the gems of Kathmandu city the Durbar Marg (old Kings Palace) with uncountable monuments in the Kathmandu Durbar Square.
The house of the Living Goddess (Kumari Ghar), the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square! The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty. After s wonderful day retire back to hotel with evening free at leisure.
Morning free for last hour shopping souvenirs and other genuine handicrafts, as Kathmandu streets is full of stores for shopping spree and delights, as per the international flight time our staff will transfer you back to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport for the flight back home or to respective port of call after a memorable and fascinating “Kosi Tappu Bird Watching Tour” with a cultural and historical tour around famous world heritage sites with wonderful service of Himalayan Smiles Treks & Adventure (P) Ltd.
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