It is a fascinating journey where you pass through various villages in the lowlands of Nepal. It is an opportunity to get some insights about unique Nepali culture and their way of living. By the late afternoon, we will find ourselves at Koshi Camp. We will set a tent close to Koshi River where we will spend our three nights. The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies at the eastern corner of Nepal in the plains of Sapta Koshi River. It covers an area of 175 square kilometers to the north of the kilometer-long barrage that spans the Koshi River. Lying in a splendid location, this reserve offers an outstanding wetland habitat and is one of the finest bird watching sites in Asia. Almost all of Nepal’s long list of wildfowl, waders, storks, ibises, egrets, terns and gulls occur here, plus a great variety of land birds, especially warblers and birds of prey.
More than 100 species can be seen each day in this wonderful area. You can expect to see the local specialties like Swamp Francolin, Red-necked Falcon and Striated Marsh Warbler. You can also look out for Siberian Rubythroat, Dusky, Smoky, Blyth’s Reed, Paddyfield and Thick-billed Warblers, White’s and Black-throated Thrushes, Richard’s Pipit, Painted Snipe, Great Stone Plover, Pied and Pallid Harriers, Black Bittern, Falcated Duck and Baer’s Pochard.