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Koshi Tappu Bird Watching

Koshi Tappu Bird Watching

Koshi Tappu Bird Watching

Koshi Tappu Bird Watching 400 species of birds which includes two species of bird never before seen in Nepal-the spotted wren babbler and the olive ground warbler. Royal Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve offers over 200 species of birds. Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu offers 280 species of birds which include 20 species of ducks, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and the endangered swamp partridge and Bengal Florican.

Koshi Tappu Bird Watching / 06 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Tour Preparation

Day 03: Drive to Phulchowki

Day 04: Flight to Biratnagar. Drive to Koshi Tappu

Day 05: Koshi Tappu

Day 06: Drive Koshi Tappu-Royal Chitwan National Park.

Koshi Tappu Bird Watching / 06 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Tour Preparation
The day after breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our tour leader and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your tour as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipment and other necessaries. (Overnight deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Drive to Phulchowki
Phulchowki is situated about 15km Southeast of KTM, this mountain is 2759m high. It is a good spot for hiking. Rhododendron of different varieties and colors from pure white to dark red are found here. This is also the most popular bird watching spot in the valley. 265 species of birds are recorded here till date. The birds seen here include Flycatchers, Yuhinas, Sunbirds, Flowerpeckers, Rosefinches, Babbkers, Warblers, Tits, Thrushes, Minivets, Woodpeckers, Eagles and many migrant birds. Godavari, at the foot of Phulchowki hill where Royal Botanical Garden is situated, records over 100 species of birds including lesser Racket tailed Drongo, Tibetan Siskin and the spotted Forktail.

Day 04: Flight to Biratnagar. Drive to Koshi Tappu
Koshi Tappu is easily accessible from Biratnagar after half and an hour drive. Biratnagar is well connected by road (519 km) and several flights with Kathmandu.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the flood plains of the Sapta Koshi in Saptari and Sunsari districts of Eastern Nepal. The Reserve covers 175sq.km and established in 1976. The vegetation is mainly tall Khar-pater grassland with a few patches of Khairsissoo, scrub forest and deciduous mixed river forest. The Reserve offers important habitat for a variety of wildlife. The last surviving population (about 100 individuals) of Wild Buffalo is found here. Other mammals occurring here are hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer and blue bull. A total of 423 species of birds are recorded here, including 20 of ducks, two of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal Floricans. 183 species of different birds are recorded a day here. Visitors can see minimum 100 types of birds in a day.

Day 05: Koshi Tappu
Full day Bird Exploring activities on foot and in boats. Koshi Tappu is one of the Asia finest wetlands and fabulous bird watching area. Almost all of Nepal long list of Wildfowl, Waders, Storks, Ibises, Herons, Egrets, Teems and Gulls occur here plus a great variety of land-birds that include such specialties as Swamp Francolin, Red-necked Falcon and Striated Marsh Wabler.

Day 06: Drive Koshi Tappu - Royal Chitwan National Park.
Drive to Chitwan for 9-10 hrs through the beautiful landscapes. There are ample chances to see White-rumped Needtail Swifts and Ibisbills en-route. Upon arrival in Jungle Lodge, welcome and get information by the naturalist. Chitwan National Park is the most famous national park in Nepal. Which offers 450 species of birds including four species of deer, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar and many other wildlife. This park is well known for one horned Rhinoceros and it is a shelter for few Royal Bengal Tigers. Besides this Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora and fauna.

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