Thanks to a great number of national parks and conservation areas, Nepal is a real paradise for those who love bird watching. In Nepal are found more than 850 species of birds, and many of them can be spotted in the Kathmandu Valley. But Time in Nepal will take you to the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve which is the place to be. You cannot miss this wonderful reserve which abounds in birds of all kinds. Really an Unforgettable, Unique Tour full of the colors and sounds of the nature!
Duration of the tour – 6 nights/7 days
Highlights – The over 400 species of birds in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Minimum 4 people
Day 01 – Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02 – Visit of Boudha Stupa, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur
Day 03 – Flight to Biratnagar and transfer by jeep to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Day 04 – Bird watching & Safari activities.
Day 05 – Safari activities.
Day 06 – Flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 07 – Drop off at the airport for departure
Brief information about the places we will visit during this tour:
Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa in the world and is the religious and cultural center of the broad community of Tibetan Refugees in Nepal. It is a holy place rich in Buddhist symbolism.
Pashupatinath is the most important Hindu Temple in Nepal and is set on the banks of the sacred river Bagmati. It is not only a religious destination, but a mix of art, culture, peace and devotion. Hundreds of rituals are performed every day in its premises, which are considered an open, living museum. In the age of mythology, Lord Shiva and his consort lived here by this tributary of the holy Ganges.
Bhaktapur Bhaktapur is probably the most visited of the three historic cities of the Valley. It is a medieval town locked in centuries-old beliefs and traditions. The city is famous for its glorious architecture, sky-high temples, like the awesome Nyatapola Temple, Nepal’s tallest ancient structure, fine clay pottery and royal courtyards where devotees, still today celebrate their pre-historic festivals.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve The reserve was established in 1976 and is situated on the flood plains of the Sapta-Kosi and is defined by the eastern and western embankments of the river. The Reserve offers important habitat to a variety of wildlife. The last surviving Asiatic Wild Water Buffaloes are found there. The Reserve consists mainly of sand with a few patches of scrub forest and mixed riverine forest. The Kosi barrage is extremely important as a resting place for migratory birds, such as sarus from Siberia. 485 species of birds have been identified in the park, these include 20 species of ducks, ibis, storks, egrets, herons, the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal florican.