Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari

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Trip fact

    Location Nepal
    Region Eastern Terai
    Activity Bird Watching, Jeep Safari
    Starts In Kathmandu
    Ends In Kathmandu
    Accommodation Jungle Resorts
    Transportation Land/Air


  • 290 Species of Birds and 27 Species of Mammals
  • Bird Watching Paradise in Asia
  • Diverse ethnic culture and cuisine
  • Fishing Activities

Easily the bird watcher’s paradise in Asia, Koshi Tappu Wildlfe Reserve (1996) renders endearing experience when it comes to birdwatching and jungle activities. Lying at southern-eastern Terai and covering the total area of 176sq.km, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is the home to 290 species of Birds, 27 species of Mammals, and accompanying aquatic creatures. The Reserve was declared Ramsar site in 1987. Reserve was established to protect rare wild water Buffalo (Arna) and has successfully done that with the 150 Arna at the current time.

Koshi Tappu does not disappoint in its offering of activities too. The natural jungle walk with experienced naturalist, is different from what other park renders and can be thoroughly enjoyed. You can best satisfy your mind and body by walking on foot in the reserve. Tiger tracking is another captivating activity to cherish in your memory.

The bird migration that takes place each year during the winter is another sight you simply cannot miss. Moreover, the park renders some of the enriching view of endangered Gangetic Dolphin, Gharial Crocodile, ducks, herons, storks, egrets and ibis. The grasslands, mudflats, numerous water-holes and marshes magnets the bird from other parts of the world too.

As mentioned, Koshi Tappu is birdwatcher’s paradise as the bird lover’s visit to have the glimpse of birds like Bengal Florican, Weathercock, Dusky Eagle owl, Black Fish Eagle, Common golden eye, Gulbilled tern, Flamboyant Sarus Cranes and other birds. The amazing part of wildlife safari in Koshi Tappu is the view of world’s fifth highest mountain, Mt. Makalu (8463M) in a clear day.

The best time to plan the trip to this reserve is from October to May and from September to December as you can enjoy both resident and migratory birds coming from Siberia. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari offers everything from the view of exotic mammals and 290 species of birds to jungle walk and cultural activities. The mammals like Asia Elephant, spotted dear, Hog deer, wild pig and Golden Jackal will be ready to welcome you and your camera.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari ensures you exhilarating experience as you will be rendered the pure gems of nature. The soulful lullaby of colorful birds, sound of wild animals and the glimpse of world’s fifth highest mountain is there in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Safari of Aarya Tara Travels and Tours. The comfortable night sleep and delicious meal is not to be mentioned.

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, Aarya Tara representative will welcome and receive you at airport and will transfer you to hotel. You can roam around the colorful streets of Thamel in the evening or entirely rest at hotel. Dinner and Accommodation.
After having delicious breakfast at hotel, you will be taken to airport or vehicle will receive you at your own hotel. Resort Check in at Koshi Tappu and evening exploration of colorful birds and animals like wild buffalo, crocodiles, dolphins, otters. If you take flight to Biratnagar, you will have more time to explore the reserve. Your evening will be more enjoyable as you will be seeing cultural dance followed by dinner.
The third day of your tour is about authentic bird watching experience. Your bird watching will commence in the early morning. You will be engaged in bird watching with experience and expert naturalist. In this day, you will be served the packed lunch. We will be witnessing the birds like Greater Adjutant Stork, Red-necked Falcon, Indian Courser, Lesser Floricans, Spot-billed Pelican, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Faceted Duck and many other. After your extended bird watching time, you can further engage in jeep safari into the woods. You will be witnessing the animals like Gangetic Dolphin, Gharial Crocodile, ducks, herons, storks, egrets and ibis in your jeep safari tour. Dinner and Accommodation in the resort.
After having delicious breakfast, you can fly back to Kathmandu or move towards onward destination.


  • Airport Pick and Drop in Kathmandu by Private vehicle.
  • Tourist Standard Hotel Accommodation at Kathmandu B/B Basis as listed in the Itinerary.
  • Full board Open and Choice meal during the safari period.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the tour as applicable.
  • Guided World Heritage Sites Tour in Kathmandu Valley with entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
  • Professional & Highly Experience Government Licensed Tour Guide.
  • Accommodation in Camp or Lodge at Koshi Tappu.
  • National Park entry fees
  • All expenses of the Guides includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, and Equipment during your travel periods.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with cultural program as listed in the Itinerary.
  • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.


  • Bar bills (Coke, mineral water, hard or soft drinks)
  • Personal expenses
  • Donation or tips
  • Emergency evacuation for the Rescue.
  • Personal equipment and Medical kid box