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    Bed size:King Size

    Room size:35 m2

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    Bed size:King Size

    Room size:40m2

General

Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp is the member of Eco-lodge and Green Globe club. Spread in 10 acres of pristine wetland, Aqua Birds is located in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, a Ramsar Site under the International Wetland Convention. The lodge offers tented camps serving incredible sight of bird’s congregation in thousands.

This is the last stronghold of the Asian Wild Buffalo and Gangetic Dolphin in Nepal. Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve – It lies on the flood plains of the Sapta-Koshi in Saptari and Sunsari Districts of Eastern Nepal. Rapid and complete inundation of the reserve to depths ranging from 10 to 300 cm occurs during the monsoon. The reserve offers important habitat for a variety of wildlife. The last surviving populations (about 100 individuals) of wild buffalo or arna are found here including other mammals. A total of 280 different species or birds have been recorded. Amidst the jungle environment Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp have come into existence. The activities includes morning jungle treks by the river lagoons and wetlands, canoe ride, slide shows, bird watching, cultural dances and visit unique village settlements.

Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp,  the First Eco-lodge in Nepal is approved by Green Globe Organization. Spread in 10 acres of private pristine wetland, Aqua Birds is located on the border of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve which is a Ramsar Site listed by the International Wetland Convention. The hotel offers excellent tented camp with incredible sighting of wetland bird’s congregation in thousands. This is the last stronghold of the Asian Wild Buffalo and Gangetic Dolphin in Nepal. Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve – It lies on the flood plains of the Sapta-Koshi in Saptari and Sunsari Districts of Eastern Nepal.

Rapid and complete inundation of the reserve to depths ranging from 10 to 300 cm occurs during the monsoon. The reserve offers important habitat for a variety of wildlife. The last surviving populations (about 100 individuals) of wild buffalo or arna are found here including other mammals. A total of 280 different species or birds have been recorded. Amidst the jungle environment Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp have come into existence. The activities includes morning jungle treks by the river lagoons and wetlands, canoe ride, slide shows, bird watching, cultural dances and visit unique village settlements.

Located on plain of the Koshi River in the eastern Terai of Nepal, the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (175 sq km) is home to around 441 species of birds, including 30 shore birds, 114 water birds, 20 ducks and 2 ibises. The endangered swamp partridge and Bengal florican are also found here. The Koshi is an extremely important resting-place for migratory birds numbering 87 winter visitors.

The Koshi river which forms the major landmark of the Nepalese geography is the home of 80 fish species. The endangered Gharial crocodile and Gangetic dolphin are also found here. Koshi is an exclusive reserve for the last surviving population of wild buffalo or arna in Nepal . Its number at present is estimated to be 150. The reserve is a habitat of 20 other animal species such as hog deer, spotted deer, wild boar, blue bull and rock python. The vegetation in this region mainly includes tall khar-pater grasslands with a few patches of khair-sissoo scrub forest and deciduous mixed riverine forest.

During the monsoon, the reserve is flooded with depths ranging from 10 to 300 cm. From season to season the Koshi River changes its course. The Koshi river also know as the Sapta Koshi meaning seven great rivers collects waters from the glaciers, glacial lakes, and the monsoon rains. Embankments are constructed parallel to the river to check flooding in the surrounding villages. Sunsets over the river are phenomenal. On clear days, views of the Himalayan peaks including the Mt Makalu add beauties to the landscape.

Recognizing its global significance, the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has been recognized as the Ramsar Site in 1987. The reserve was gazette notified in 1976.
BIRDLIFE IN NEPAL
Nepal supports over 10% of the world’s bird species diversity. To-date about 860 bird species has been recorded from Nepal in the last 150 years. The corresponding altitude and habitat in the five physiographic zones including special sites such as Mai Valley , Rara Ringmo finger and western Terai contributed to the bird species richness in Nepal . Kali Gandaki Valley lies in the cross road of bird distribution. It is the culminating point for the distribution of Eastern species such as blood pheasant and western species e.g. Cheer pheasant. Pokhara valley and the surrounding is where all the eight vulture species occurring in Nepal are found.

Lammergeier’s wing span measure over 3 meters that helps them to soar over the Himalayan valleys and peaks. The tallest includes the Sarus Crane measuring close to two meter tall. The heavier bird may include Cinereous Vulture that may weigh over 10 kg. The smallest include the Tickell’s Flowerpecker that measure just about the size of the thumb. The most colorful bird may include the national bird Danfe (Himalayan Munal) of Himalaya and Peacock of tropical forest. The specialized feeding habit of birds include the piscivorous, nectarines, bone marrow eaters, filter feeders, seed eaters and carnivores.

Spiny Babbler is the only endemic species recorded for Nepal . The Central Himalayan Endemic Bird Area as defined by Birdlife International lies entirely within Nepal . Its key habitats are moist temperate forest, dense secondary growth and scrub. Six of the 22 restricted range species in this endemic bird area are recorded in Nepal : Rufous-throated Wren Babbler, Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Hoary-throated Barwing, White-naped Yuhina, Yellow-vented Warbler and Broad-billed Warbler.

The colorful Danfe (Lophophorus impejanus) have been declared as the national bird. Nine species have been given legal protected status that include three pheasant spp. (Danfe, Monal and Cheer), two stork species (black white stork), two florican (bengal and lesser), Sarus Crane, Giant Hornbill, and there are 29 globally threatened species occurring in Nepal. That includes Swamp Partridge, Cheer Pheasant, Bengal and Lesser Florican, Sarus Crane, Wood Snipe, White-rumped and Slender Billed Vulture, Lesser adjutant, Grey Crowned Prinia, Bristled Grassbird, Jerdon’s and Slender Billed Babbler and Finn Weaver. Baer’s Pochard, Imperial Eagle, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, and Hodgson’s bush Chat are migratory and rarely occurs in Nepal . Lesser Kestrel and Kashmir Flycatcher are uncommon passage migrants. Spot-billed Pelican occasionally visits wetlands of Koshi Tappu. Rufous necked Hornbill, White-bellied Heron and Black-breasted Parrotbill have been extirpated from Nepal and Pink Headed Duck is presumed Extinct.

There are transcontinental and altitudinal migration of birds in Nepal . The pronounced migratory species are Demoiselle Cranes above kali Gandaki, Bar-headed Geese that flies over Mt. Everest , Steppe Eagle along with other birds of prey fly over the Suinkhet valley near Pokhara, The famous wintering area for the wetland birds are Koshi Tappu, Chitwan and Karnali. Beeshazar, Jagadishpur and Ghodaghodi Lakes are the newly listed Ramsar Sites that provide wintering site for duck and other waders. There are about 150 winter migrants residing in forest and wetlands. The summer migrants (about 62) include cuckoos, crow-billed drongo, pitta, Chestnut headed bee-eater etc. The famous bird watching sites of Nepal are Shivapuri and Phulchowki hills surrounding Kathmandu, Pokhara and Modi Valley of Annapurna Sanctuary, Langtang Valley , Arun Basin , Royal Chitwan National Park , Bardia, Shukla and the wetlands of Koshi Tappu, and Jomsom.

Facilities

  • Minibar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pay-per-view Channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • SPA

Services

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (175 sq km) is one of the finest sub tropical birding sites in South Asia . This is the home to around 450 species of birds. It has 190 aquatic birds, 30 shore birds, 20 duck species, 7 storks and 2 ibises. There are 17 globally threatened species including endangered swamp partridge and Bengal florican. The Koshi is an extremely important winyereing place for 165 migratory birds.

Bird watching along the eastern embankment at dusk and dawn is one of the most exciting pleasure trips in the reserve. The Arnas with their huge horns are equally impressive to look at. Elephant ride, nature walk, driving along the embankment and strolling around the villages are interesting activities.   Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp is located right in the wetland area listed in Ramsar Site near the border of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. The lodge has excellent accommodation in safari tented camp The thatched-roof dining hall perched on wetland offers an incredible sighting of wetland birds in congregation in thousands. The lodge provides elephant safari, boating, nature walk, jeep drive, angling, culture tours, and number of tailored made nature based Special Interest Tours.

2 NIGHT 3  DAY TENTATIVE ITINERARY
Bird Watching and Safari
Reach Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp by an hour flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar airport and pick up from airport for an hour drive to the camp. The diverse landscape of Nepalese terrain, the spectacular view of the high himalaya, mountains, terraced hills, forest and cultivation of the plain keeps one occupied during the flight and drive. Another option is to arrive at the camp following the East West Highway and divert from Jarnuwa to the camp (2.5 km) at Kusaha.

DAY 1Arrival and brief introduction of the facility and program by resident naturalist.
1.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Bird walks in the marshland and field outside the reserve to see the storks, ibises, snipes, waterfowl, birds of prey etc.
6.30 p.m. Briefing on the natural history of the reserve followed by Nepali dinner.

DAY 2 6.30 a.m. Breakfast
7.30 a.m. Full day excursion on boat and four wheels drive with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic Dolphins including a walk along the eastern Embankment
6.30 p.m. Continental Dinner.

DAY 3
Bird watching around the camp area or leisure.
8.00 a.m. Break fast
9.00a.m. Departure

3 NIGHT 4 DAYS TENTATIVE ITINERARY
Bird Watching and Safari

Reach Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp by an hour flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar airport and pick up from airport for an hour drive to the camp. The diverse landscape of Nepalese terrain, the spectacular view of the high himalaya, mountains, terraced hills, forest and cultivation of the plain keeps one occupied during the flight and drive. Another option is to arrive at the camp following the East West Highway and divert from Jamuwa to the camp (2.5 km) at Kusaha. For Sun Koshi Rver Rafters pick up point is Chatara.

DAY 1 Arrival and brief introduction of the facility and program.
1.00 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. Bird walk in the marshland and field outside the reserve to see the storks, ibises, snipes, waterfowl, birds of prey etc.
6.30 p.m. Briefing on the natural history of the reserve followed by Nepali dinner.

DAY 26.30 a.m. Breakfast
7.30 a.m. Full day excursion on boat and four wheel drive inside the reserve with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic Dolphins and walk back to the camp following the embankment
6.30 p.m. Continental dinner.

DAY 3
6.30 a.m. Breakfast
7.30 a.m Bird watching outside the reserve in the wetlands, field, grasslands in the Koshi Barrage and Pink Tower area with pack lunch to see pied harriers, black-necked stork, swamp partridge, buntings, bulbuls, gangetic river dolphins etc.
12.00noon Pack lunch
2.00 p.m. Continue bird watching or optional visit Tharu and Jhangad village for cultural tour
6.30 p.m. Stargazing
7.00 p.m. Chinese Dinner

DAY 4 Bird watching around the camp area or leisure.
8.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.00 a.m. Departure.

4 NIGHT 5 DAY TENTATIVE ITINERARY
Bird Watching and Safari

Reach Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp by an hour flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar airport and pick up from airport for an hour drive to the camp. The diverse landscape of Nepalese terrain, the spectacular view of the high Himalaya , mountains, terraced hills, forest and cultivation of the plain keeps one occupied during the flight and drive. Another option is to arrive at the camp following the East West Highway and divert from Jamuwa to the camp (2.5 km) at Kusaha.

DAY 1 Arrival and brief introduction of the facility and program.
1.00 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. Bird walk in the marshland and field outside the reserve to see the storks, ibises, snipes, swamp partridge, waterfowl, birds of prey etc.
6.30 p.m. Briefing on the natural history of the reserve followed by Nepali dinner.

DAY 2
6.30 a.m. Breakfast
7.30 a.m. Full day excursion on boat and four wheel drive with pack lunch to see waders, waterfowls, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic dolphins including a walk along the eastern embankment (full day)
6.30 p.m. Cultural dance followed by barbecue dinner.

DAY 3 6.30 a.m. Breakfast
7.30 a.m. Bird watching in the wetlands, field and grassland of the Koshi barrage and Pink Tower area habitat with pack lunch to see Pied Harrier, swamp partridge, black-necked stork, buntings, bulbuls, Gangetic River Dolphin etc. 12.00 noon Pack lunch
2.00 p.m. Continue bird watching or optional elephant ride to watch Arna the wild water buffalo, blue bull, hog deer, fishing etc.
6.30 p.m. Stargazing
7.00 p.m. Dinner

DAY 4 6.30 a.m. Breakfast
7.30a.m. Proceed to deciduous forest near Chatara on four wheel drive to see racquet tailed drongo golden backed woodpeckers, pied hornbills, leaf birds, red-thighed falconet etc. with pack lunch (full day).
7.00 p.m. Continental dinner.

DAY 5 Bird watching around the camp area or leisure.
8.00 a.m. Break fast
9.00 a.m. Departure.

5 NIGHT 6 DAY TENTATIVE ITINERARY
Bird Watching and Safari

Reach Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp by an hour flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar airport and pick up from airport for an hour drive to the camp. The diverse landscape of Nepalese terrain, the spectacular view of the high himalaya, mountains, terraced hills, forest and cultivation of the plain keeps one occupied during the journey. Another option is to arrive at the camp following the East West Highway and divert from Jamuwa to the camp (2.5 km) at Kusaha.

DAY 1 Arrival and brief introduction of the facility and program
1.00 p.m. lunch
2.00 p.m. Introductory bird watching in the wetland and field outside the reserve to see swamp francolin, crakes, purple swamp hen etc.
7.00 p.m. Briefing on the natural history of the reserve followed by Nepali dinner.

DAY 2 6,30 a.m. Breakfast
7.30 a.m. Boat ride on Koshi river to see the waders, waterfowls, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic dolphins. Picnic lunch and walk along the eastern embankment watching birds.
7.00 pm Continental dinner.

Day 3
6.30am Breakfast
7.30am Bird walk inside the reserve in the scrub forest, grasslands and wetland habitat towards Madhuban to see swamp partridge, black-necked stork, buntings, bulbuls etc. and drive back to camp for lunch.
3.00 p.m. Continue bird watching or optional Jhanagad village walk to see the life style of the lowland ethnic group of people.
7.00 p.m. Stargazing
7.30 p.m. Dinner

DAY 4 6.00 a.m. Breakfast
6.45 a.m. Drive to Koshi barrage with picnic lunch. This time of year we may see hundreds of waders, ducks & others birds resting at the barrage area while on their way back to their breeding ground in center Asia.
7.00 p.m. Barbecue dinner.

DAY 5
6.30 a.m. Breakfast
7.30 a.m. Drive tro Dharan/Bijayapur Hills to experience the culture and lifestyle of lowland people. It include visit to the pilgrim site such as Danta Kali, Budha Subba and Pindeswari.
2.30 p.m. Proceed to Bhedetar a hill station situated on the way to Dhankuta
3.30 p.m. Leisure or bird watching around the camp area.
7.00 p.m. Cultural dance preformed by ethnic Jhangad (Optional)
8.00 p.m. Nepali dinner

DAY 68.00 a.m. Break fast and Departure

Note:
Program could be tailor made according to the interest of the guest. Special port fishing activities are available upon request.

  • Above cost includes accommodation in twin sharing basis, all meals, naturalist services, all surface transfers including airport transfers, park entrance fee, cultural tour.
  • Airfare is mentioned separately, the above cost do not include the bar bills and beverages, and expenses of personal nature.
  • Group rate is available on request. All government, bonafide diplomatic missions, tour operators and NGOs are offered special rates.

Tarrif

Package Program Cost in US$ per pax on twin sharing basis
One night two days US$ 90.00
Two nights Three days US$ 170.00
Three nights Four days US$ 260.00
Four nights Five days US$ 350.00
Additional nights US$ 70.00
Single Supplement US$ 30.00 per night

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ABOVE COST INCLUDES
Accommodation in deluxe safari tents on twin sharing basis.
All meals (including American breakfast, continental and Nepalese lunch & dinner)
Resident Naturalists service
Bird watching and cultural activities
Reservation entrance fee
Jeep Safari and Boating
Airport and bus stop transfers

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Airfare cost from Kathmandu to Biratnagar = Approx US$ 99
Park Entrance fee per day US$ 7 per person
Govt taxes 13% (VAT)
Biratnagar Airport transfer one time US$ 25 per pax
Expenses of personal nature

NON PACKAGE TARIFF
Non-Package Program Cost in US$
Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB) US$ 20
Modified American Plan (MAP) US$ 25
American Plan (AP) US$ 30
Biratnagar airport transfer per person US$ 25
Elephant Ride (per person) US$ 15
Boat Ride (per person) US$ 10
Vehicle hire per day (Sumo Jeep) US$ 60

PARK ENTRANCE FEE
Per day for Foreigner Rs 500 (approx. US$ 7.00)
Per day for SAARC National Rs 200
Per day for Nepalese Rs 10
Fishing Permit Rs 500 per day for foreigners (required to bring personal fishing gears)

SPECIAL NOTE

Group size minimum 2 pax, maximum 18 pax.
All rates are subject to change without prior notice.
The company is not responsible for the changes occurred due to strike, natural calamity, accidents etc.
Group rates are available on request for travel, tour, trekking operators.
All bonafide employees of Diplomatic Corps, International Institutes and tour operators are entitled to special discount on our current tariff.
Group over 14 Pax is subject to one full complementary service.

  • All the above rates are exclusive of 10 % service charge and 13 % government taxes
  • The above rates are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All major credit cards are accepted - Visa Card, Master Card and American Express.