The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is situated on the floodplains of the Sapta Koshi River in the south-eastern Terai. The reserve was established in 1976 to preserve habitat for the only remaining population of Wild buffalo or Arna. The 176 sq km reserve is Nepal's smallest. The eastern and western embankments of the Sapta Koshi River,( one of the main tributaries of the Ganges) defines the area. In 1987, Koshi Tappu was declared a ramsar site, (a wetland of international significance). The reserve has three distinct seasons. Summer (February through May)when it is intensely hot with minimum precipitation. Shade temperatures can reach 40 c. The monsoon season starts in late May/early June and lasts until September.During this time there are heavy frequent rainfalls. The rainfall is greatest during July but high humidity and temperatures are experienced throughout the season. Winter (October through January) is characterized by clear skies and moderate temperature, but can still get quite cold.
Arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Meet & Welcome byour respresentative, transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Kathmandu - Koshi Tappu National Park: After breakfast fly to Biratnagar and drive to Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve. After lunch bird watching tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Early morning nature walk within near vicinity. After breakfast we start Raft boat ride on Sapta Koshi River with naturalist to view some of the water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and various water habitats. End boat trip by the banks of the 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.
After breakfast drive to Airport and Fly to Kathmandu. Free time for shopping. Overnight at Hotel.