All Seasons
14 Days
Bird Watching Tour

Nepal is a country with various unique local bird species, which makes it the ideal country for a bird watching tour! Explore the Bardia National Park and Chitwan, both especially great for bird watching. Observe, among others, Black Storks, Black Ibis, Woolly-necked Stork, Slaty-Woodpecker, Kingfishers, and Waders and Raptors, various partridges, quails and francolins.

The Bardia National Park is a wildlife reserve on Nepal’s border to India and has an amazing population of wild animals. Among those, Bardia has more than 250 species of birds, including the endangered Bengal florican and sarus crane. It is the largest national park in the Terai, a beautiful, unspoiled wilderness of sal forest and grasslands. Furthermore, Lumbini is not only the birth place of Buddha, but also inhabits many bird species to observe. Continuing to Chitwan National Park, we will explore the first National Park in Nepal that is listed as a world heritage site. Among the chance of spotting various mammal species, the park is home to many different birds that we can observe on our birdwatching tour.

Lastly, we will end our trip in one of Kathmandu Valley’s most beautiful National Parks: Shivapuri.

The birds…

In addition, Nepal’s only endemic bird, the Spiny Babbler, was seen on our last visit. All our recent trips have yielded Wall creepers wintering along the Seti River. Among the Raptors, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Shaheen Falcon, and Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Shikra, Eurasian Griffon, northern sparrow-hawk and the Common Kestrel are likely to be seen. Other possible sightings are: Long-tailed Broadbill, Northern Goshawk, Steppe Eagle, Dark-throated Thrush, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Rufus-gorgeted Flycatcher, Orange-flanked bush Robin, Golden bush Robin, Spotted Fork-tail, Green-backed Tit, Striated Laughing-thrush, Rufus-winged Fulvetta, Dark-breasted Rosefinch, Chestnut-bellied Thrush, Red-billed Blue Magpie, streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Rusty-cheeked scimitar Babbler, Nepal Fulvetta etc.

Itinerary Outline:

01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer hotel

02 Flight to Nepalgunj, drive to Bardia National Park

03 Birding in Bardia National Park

04 Jeep with picnic lunch, whole Day Bird Watching

05 Boat ride on Karnali River and Birding

06 Drive to Lumbini

07 Lumbini, full Day birding tour

08 Drive to Chitwan National Park, evening explore

09 Full Day Chitwan National Park

10 Drive to Pokhara 5hrs

11 Full Day birding tour

12 Drive to Kathmandu 6hrs

13 Shivapuri National Park Birding

14 Transfer to Airport


Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal! A refreshment drink and a Nature Trail representative are waiting for you. After check-in in your hotel, we meet and discuss the trip outline. You will meet your guide and have the chance to ask any remaining questions.

Flight to Nepalgunj, drive to Bardia National Park

After an early breakfast and a short flight to Nepalgunj, we drive to Bardia National Park. Birding on the way- sites: Babai River and Sal-forest. Black Storks, Black Ibis, Woolly-necked Stork, Slaty-Woodpecker, Kingfishers, and Waders and Raptors. We will stay at the Samsara Safari Camp.

Bardia National Park

The first day is a whole day of birding in Bardia National Park. We will visit the park on Jeep with a picnic for lunch, while we enjoy the beautiful nature. The second day we spend floating on a raft on the Karnali River, which enables us to get a different perspective of the National Park.
On the third day we will enjoy beautiful oxbow lakes, for observing waterfowls and other raptors.

Drive to Lumbini

A comfortable birding drive from Bardia National Park to Lumbini, birth place of the Buddha.

Birding in Lumbini

Lumbini is known as the birthplace of Buddha. However, it has much more to offer than that, for example the Sacred Garden, ponds and wetlands that are ideal for birdwatching.

Chitwan National Park

The lowland forests and grasslands in and around Chitwan are famous for their wildlife and birds. The elusive Bengal Tiger is probably the most well-known inhabitant. The one-horned rhinoceros is equally spectacular and there is also a chance of seeing leopards, sloth bears, gaur and gharial. The jeep safari drives us through two major lakes: Lami Taal and Tamor Taal. In case of high water levels in the river, we take the route through twenty-thousand lake as alternative.
The second day starts after an early breakfast. We will spend the whole day in Chitwan National Park. Picnic Lunch. We drive back before sunset to enjoy dinner and the Tharu Culture Show. Possible sighting today includes: Great Hornbill, Bengal Florican, Silver-eared Mesia, Grey-headed fish eagle, Pallas fish eagle, King-fishers, Woodpeckers, Bee-eaters, parakeets etc.

Drive to Pokhara

We leave Chitwan, after breakfast, for Pokhara bird watching enroute. The hotel we stay in is located at the edge of Phewa Lake. Its garden reflects a botanical feeling, with abundant birdlife. The beautiful Annapurna range can be seen permitting the weather. Yet, Asian Barred Owls, Great Barbets, beautiful Niltavas and various sun-birds will be doing their best to distract you! The forest by the lake accommodates Kalij Pheasant, Puff-throated Babbler and Crimson Sunbird. 

Drive to Kathmandu 6hrs.

We leave Pokhara early in the morning. Birding en-route: Eurasian Griffon, Red-headed Vulture, Egyptian vulture, and steppe eagle are usually sighted on the way. Hotel check-in in Kathmandu.

Shivapuri National Park Birding

Let’s discover the fauna of the Kathmandu Valley in ons of it’s most beautiful National Parks: Shivapuri.

In the evening we enjoy a farewell dinner with a traditional Nepali cultural show.

Transfer to Airport

Bird Watching Tour around Nepal is a tour that designed for bird lover which really helps to understand in-dept birdlife of Nepal. It also provide an opportunity to see the birds that are no where seen in the world as well as other unique espies of world birding list.

JOIN GROUP 2 before departure from Kathmandu.
Private transportation for airport pick up and drop
Private transportation for sightseeing Birding/tours and all drives as per the program
Domestic flight, Kathmandu – Nepalganja
Entrance fee wherever applicable during sightseeing tours
Bardia and Chitwan National Park fee and other permits
Service of local bird expert (nature guide) guide
Full board (all meals and other services) during the Bardia and Chitwan National Park.
All accommodation as per the program with breakfast except Chitwan and Bardia.
All applicable government taxes and service charge.
Any International airfare
Any lunch and dinner
Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks)
Liability for insurance against accidents, illness, loss of luggage etc
Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
Nepal visa fee.
Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone etc.
Medical, travel, trip cancellation, surface or air evacuation or any other type of insurance
Any other services not mentioned above as included.

The different species of Avifauna listed in Nepal are total of 856 species. So, Nepal is the home for large variety of unique and rare species birds found in world. It consists of 8 % of world Species. Bird watching in Nepal can be the one of the most beautiful experience. Apart from various National parks, trekking trail, and conservation area different Varieties of Birds can be spotted in city areas as well. The amazing country can surprise you with the large variety of Bird List Sometime can be spotted in the Roof top of the neighborhood or in the balcony of the hotel the mostly seen are Sparrow, Parrot, Crow, Dove, myna, Owl, Eagel Vulture, Bulbul etc.

The birdwatching tour in Nepal can be very pleasant experience for those who loves birds and Nature. Birdwatching can be exploring from low land area to mountainous area in Nepal.

The most birdwatching places near Kathmandu valley are Phulchowki, Nagarjun, Shivpuri, Godwari park etc and birdwatching place out of Katmandu valley place are Koshi Tappu, Koshi Barrage, Chitwan national park, Bardia National park, Lumbini and mostly the trekking trail around the Annapurna region and Langtang region of Nepal etc.

Nature Trail Travels and Tours,  has designed this itinerary as one of the most selective tours to make your pilgrimage trip unforgettable. Find out your convenience date as suite your holiday or if required any information simply drop your inquiry mail to us we will happy to customize or tailor-made your tour, accordingly!

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