Koshi Tappu

: 2023-06-17

Last Updated : 2023-09-09

Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve, the protected area covering 175 km square and situated in the wetlands of Terai region, is the habitat for many of the wildlife including endangered species. It is the best suitable place for bird watching as it is the host for 485 species of birds including watercock, dusky eagle owl, and large adjutant stork. The place is situated in the bank of the Sapta Koshi river and acts as the major conservation area for the wild buffalo called ARNA.
Composed of different types of vegetation and fauna, it is the most visited place and a paradise for all the naturalists and bird lovers.
During the migration season, you can watch different tourist birds as the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the host for migratory birds. You will be well guided by naturalists and other local guides during your bird watching tour. We also arrange other accommodations including tents, beds and food materials for the trip.

Why Koshi Tappu bird watching tour?

There are lots of fun things you can do while enjoying the bird watching tour besides searching for the rare and beautiful species of birds. Koshi Tappu is the best for bird watching and other activities. The reasons why you would enjoy the tour to Koshi Tappu include:

  • It is the best suitable place for naturalists and bird lovers
  • Habitat for more than 485 species of birds
  • Situated in the bank of Sapta Koshi river and has easy access to water
  • Conservation area for the wild buffalo called Arna
  • Preservation area for the Gharial crocodile and Gangetic dolphin
  • Suitable for the jungle walk, bird watching, and fishing
  • Elephant ride to the jungle


Best season for the visit:

The best time to visit Koshi Tappu is between October- March when one can witness the migratory and resident birds. This could be the best time to witness them without having to walk around the reserve looking for those birds.
You still can’t find all the birds without having to walk around the jungle of course. If you could, what would be the use of the bird watching tour, right?
Nevertheless, you will be treated well with the sight of some amazing species of birds in almost all seasons.

How to get there:

By Bus- Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Visitors can get off before Laukahi and take a walk of 3 km to the reserve headquarters. Also, jeeps are available that can take you to the headquarters.
By Flight- Kathmandu to Biratnagar
Visitors can also fly to Biratnagar and take a taxi to the Reserve area. Most tourists are observed following this practice.

Itinerary for Koshi Tappu Bird Watching Tour

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 2: Flight to Biratnagar and arrive at Koshi Tappu
Day 3: Full day Wildlife safari
Day 4: Wildlife activities and nature walk
Day 5: Bird watching. Drive to Biratnagar and flight back to Kathmandu
Day 6: Flight back to home

Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve is the best place for different kinds of natural activities. You can have the ultimate pleasure of bird watching, jeep safari, wildlife rafting, jungle walk, and elephant ride. The Koshi Tappu wildlife reserves popular destinations for retreat and jungle tour among visitors. You can also enjoy the museum located in the area for more information about the reserve and its history, status, wildlife population, etc. You can have the best experience to the Reserve with our Koshi Tappu bird watching package.
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