Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Trip Facts

5 Star
Jan 29, 2017
4 days
meters
2 people
Overland
Jungle Safari Package

Introduction:

The Koshi Tappu Reserve, covering an area of about 175 sq. km., is home to the last surviving population of wild buffalo or Arna. There are also many other mammals and birds who find a refuge in this vast reserve. This Reserve was initially founded in 1976 with the objective of protecting the grasslands near the Sapta Koshi River. The reserve is now home to various birds and animals. The increase in the wildlife here has attracted tourists and ornithologists by flocks. The endangered Gharial crocodile and Gangetic Dolphin have been flourishing in the Koshi River. Rare birds like the Bengal florican and Sarus Crane and more than 400 species of birds have been recorded here including migratory species from Siberia and Tibet.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at the Reserve, Arrival and transfer to your hotel. 
Day 2: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.
Day 3: Koshi Tappu Bird Walk and More, Today you will begin by doing some bird-watching.
Day 4: Departure, After breakfast you depart for your onward destination.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at the Reserve, Arrival and transfer to your hotel. You will take a short bird watching tour around the marshland. In the evening, you will enjoy a Nepali dinner.

Day 2: Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Today you will make a full day excursion in the reserve on a four wheeler and on a boat. Our vehicle will take you around the reserve. The excursion will take you across the forest where you can see waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and freshwater dolphins. This reserve is home to 20 duck species, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets and herons. You can also find the swamp partridge and Bengal florican here. 

In the evening you will enjoy a cultural dance program followed by dinner.

Day 3: Koshi Tappu Bird Walk and More, Today you will begin by doing some bird-watching. You will go for a walk inside the reserve on grasslands with packed-lunch to see the swamp partridge and the black-necked stork among other beautiful migratory birds. After lunch, you can take an elephant safari. This is a wonderful way to view Arna, the wild water buffalo. You can also see the blue bull (Nilgai) and the hog deer. You return back to the lodge in the evening.

Day 4: Departure, After breakfast you depart for your onward destination.

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Clients Reviews

Usha Srinivasn

5

India

We had taken a Mukthinath Tour organised by Lumle Holidays. We had started the tour from Khatmandu . we were given a excellent guide Mr. Mahdav. We were given a very homely treatment, excellent accommodation and royal treatment. 

The tour was customized for our needs. We never felt we were away from home. All our needs were taken care off and we had a wonderful Dharshan at Mukthinath besides, all other temples in Pokhara and Kathamandu too. We would recommend these tour operators very highly.

Subhagata Dey

5

India

I and my wife had undertaken a 10N/11D tour to Nepal with the Lumle Holidays. The tour encircles the places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini,Daman, Nagarkot. The whole tour was organised by Lumle Holidays. I should say that I am more than satisfied with the arrangements made by Lumle Holidays. Moreover the reciprocation and behaviour of MR Sharma and Mr Maharjan was worth mentioning. They were always replying fast to my emails and other communication. 

The hotels provided was among the best as per my budget. The travel arrangements were also very good( not to forget about Mr Tika, who was the friend, philospher, guide and driver for the entire tour). On a n overall basis I am pretty well satisfied and would look forward to contact them in all the future Nepal tours.

Sanjay Simha

5

India

It has been a real pleasure dealing with Lumle Holidays. Initially we were a bit skeptical dealing with Nepal tour operator remotely. However, as responses and details were received, our confidence grew. Our main intent was pilgrimage to this holy place starting from Kathmandu.

All aspects of the tour program were clearly documented and all arrangements done including some of our special requests with reasonable charges. Travels, accommodation, entry tickets, sight-seeing and food arrangements/ suggestions were handled very well. Not only our main intent - Muktinath darshan, but also other attractions at Pokhara, Kathmandu and Manakamna enroute were covered - beyond our expectation. It was tailor made to a 7-day 6-night program (though normal standard seems 6D/5N). Despite some scares about possible weather / flight disruptions, we had a very good journey and darshan & sight seeing all through.

Ask them all questions what to carry and what not, and all tips about restaurants shopping etc,, you get response soon.

Overall it was time and money well spent with a professional operator.

The various guides were very knowledgeable & friendly, including Mr. Sharma himself and Mr. Maharjan & driver cum guide Teeka-ji. Professional dealing, homely comfort, good decent accommodation and transport.

Kothandaraman

5

India

Me and my family, total four member were planing to have a darshan of Muktinath and this makes possible by Lumle Holidays. It was well organised, well co-ordinated and special appreciation to Mr. Nipendra Maharjan for promptly calling and caring about our journey. Weather was really favorable on us and we saw the closest snowcapped mountain from Jomsom like standing infront of us.

On the whole it was a good trip and willing to visit Nepal again with these people. I do recommend to all to go with this company.

Venkatesan

5

India

At the outset Mrs Jothi & I (we) would like to convey our heartfelt Namaste and thanks to you & your service.

We are extremely happy about our entire trip. It was very nice of you to come to airport on 03 March, 2014 to pick us up - a gesture we will never forget. You have organised good hotels for us. We felt at home and enjoyed our stay.

Om's Home Hotel stay at Jomsom unforgetable. God had blessed us and weather which we would never forget for our life. We had good Darshan of the Lord Vishnu. Mr. Krishna took care of us very well. My thanks and regards to him.

Your driver Amir was good, safe driver and a nice guy, my thanks to him.

Our stay in Kathmandu was good, thanks for taking us to Pashupatinath Temple and arranging for Krishna Mandir.

Overall our experience was great and we throughly enjoyed your company.

Once again we thank you for your extremely good serivce and our regards to your family. May god bless you all.

We look forward to seeing you again in future specially Mount Kailash/Mansarover & if god will help Muktinath again.

Please visit us when you come to India - Chennai.

Thanking you once again & warmest regards.
Dr. VENKATESAN SOUNDAR RAJAN,
Vihaya/Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India.

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