10+
Age
Nepal
Country
Round The Year
Dates
11 Days
Duration
Bird Watching Tour
Activities

Nepal bird watching tour, is a fully inclusive and varied tour (apart from lunch and dinner in hotels Kathmandu and Pokhara) allowing the an ideal opportunity to view birds in a variety of ecological locations and at various altitudes. From The Terai plain in the South of the country at almost sea level to our Study Centre in the Annapurna Himal situated at an altitude of 6,400 feet. Commencing within the exotic Kathmandu valley we travel to the wet lands of the Terrai plains and on to the dense Jungle terrain of Royal Chitwan National Park.We continue to the wonderful lakeside setting Pokhara with arguably the most impressive mountain backdrop anywhere in the World and birds to match. A days hike follows, for an exclusive three days stay at our Study Centre in the Annapurna Region . A total birding experience in the time available which in terms of species is very hard to match anywhere in the World..

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, transfer hotel and fresh and relax

Day 02: Kathmandu – Shipauri National Park

Day 03: Kathmandu – Phulchowki National Park

Day 04: Koshi Tappu National Park

Day 05: Koshi Tappu National Park

Day 06: Koshi Tappu National Park

Day 07: Chitwan National Park

Day 08: Chitwan National Park

Day 09: Chitwan National Park

Day 10: Kathmandu – Free day or sightseeing tour

Day 11: Final Departure, fly home

1

Arrive Kathmandu, transfer hotel and fresh up and relax.

Arrival in international airport, Welcome Pickup by the representative of Nature Trail and drop to the hotel in Kathmandu. Short briefing about the programme rest and relax and overnight in the hotel.
2

Kathmandu – Shivapuri National Park.

Whole day hiking in jungle to locate the varieties of birds. Today after the breakfast, meet with the bird specialist guide and drive towards the Budhanilkhanta, the starting point for today’s day hike. Arrive in the entrance gate, guide will work for the permit and Your starts onwards. Bird watching is very interesting in the shivapuri as it is the Paradise for the birdwatchers, as it was recorded 318 birds in 2007 by Shivapuri national park. Some of the birds that frequently can be located in the national park are black neck crow, sparrow, Pigeon, Dove, Himalayan cuckoo, Rose ringed Parakeet, Spotted Owlet, White-throated Kingfisher. Booted eagle, blue whistling thrush bird, Black – Lored Tit, varieties of BulBul and many more. while exploring you may arrive at hill top. Enjoy the pack lunch in the park top and walk down enjoying the mountain view and possible birds. Overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu.
3

Kathmandu – Phulchowki National Park.

Today also after breakfast, whole day bird watching in Phulchowki National park. Phulchowki is the dense forest located in Godwari village, it’s just one hour drive from Kathmandu.  After the arrangement of the permit, hike starts, this place is also very famous for the flora and fauna. Phulchowki is famous for the birds like Black Kite, Shikra, Black francolin, Rock Pigeon, Dove, Sparrow, Black neck crow, Rose ringed Parakeet, Spotted Owlet, White-throated Kingfisher, Orential magpie Robin, cookoo, Owl etc. After you arrive in the top or in the middle of the Hiking, you can enjoy the lunch and hike down enjoying the mountains range flora and fauna and you arrive in the botanical garden where you can also locate the varieties of the birds if time Permits.
4

Fly to Koshi Tappu National Park.

Today after the breakfast drive towards the domestic airport to fly Biratnagar (45 minutes flight). Arrive in the Biratnagar airport.  Representative from the hotel will be the airport with the private vehicle to pick up you.  The drive will take about one and a half hour but you can ask to stop for any interesting things that you see on the way. The naturalist at Koshi Camp will brief on the facilities of the camp and the activities. Welcome drink and rest and room allocation and refreshment. Lunch and afternoon roam around the reserve premises which also allow to see the variety for birds surprisingly sometime . Dinner and overnight in the reserve.
5

Full day Bird watching in Koshi Tappu National Park.

Bird watching in Koshi camp can be the wonderland for the watchers. The day always start with an early morning wake up call, which is the best time to see birds. Birdwatching, on first light for the early wakers, in the camp premises and marshlands can be very rewarding to see the shy species like Crakes and Bitterns as well as Bengal florican, Asian paradise fly catchers Kingfisher. Breakfast will be followed by a full day birdwatching walk inside the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve with packed lunch. The area between the Camp and Kusaha (Park Headquater) is the best area for birds and wildlife. The thin Indian Rosewood forest provide excellent habitat for Warblers, Flycatchers, Oriole, Bush Warblers, Raptors and a large variety of Waders. Returning to the camp by late afternoon for a cup of tea/ coffee or a bottle of chilled beer! Dinner followed by briefing for the next day’s program.
6

Full day bird watching in Koshi Tappu National Park.

Today we make an early morning start after breakfast. We spend the good few hours floating down the Koshi river on a rubber boat. We shall spend the day looking for river birds like waders, water fowl, Kingfisher and raptors also great chance to see Wild Water Buffaloes on the sand banks. Naturalist will find a good spot to nibble our packed Lunch.  We will come to end of our trip by early afternoon with a good few hours to explore the ponds and lagoons on our way back to camp. Driving back to camp will give us a very good chance to see the rare and endangered Swamp Francolin, a speciality for Koshi.
7

Drive towards the Chitwan National Park (7- 8 hours).

Today after the breakfast, if you are interested you can ask for the wakeup call early and go for the birdwatching as early morning time is very productive and it allow the chance to see varieties of birds. And after breakfast, Drive to Chitwan national park. After the arrival, welcome drinks and allocation of the room and refreshment.  Short briefing about the programme.

At 4: 00 Pm Elephant back safari for 1 and half hour to two hour to explore wildlife in the jungle, the one – horned rhino, wild elephant, different kind of monkeys, Deer, sloth bear, Bison, Leopard and royal Bengel Tiger (if lucky).

In the evening slide show, history about the chitwan national park.

8

Whole day wildlife activities at Chitwan National Park.

Today also after the breakfast, Jungle walk followed by the canoeing which gives chances to see the varieties of the aquatic birds that has come to fulfill their thirst and feed themselves with the rivers fish and insects also the chance to see the Crocodile, Gharial, animals of the river banks. Lunch in between the activities. visit to elephant breeding center and Tharu village tour and Tharu cultural programme in the evening. Dinner in the hotel.
9

Whole day wildlife activities in the Chitwan National Park.

After the breakfast, jeep safari in the national park or bees hajar taal (jeep safari will be optional depending upon the seasons.) or instead bullock cart ride in the local village and surrounding. We can see the daily view birds like Crow, Sparrow, bulbul, Dove, Myna, Wood Peaker, pigeon, Eagle, Vulture, King fisher, Warbler, Pegion, Goose, crane, Orential magpie Robin, cookoo, Peacock, Owl in the evening time. Dinner in the lodge.
10

Fly to Kathmandu – Free day or sightseeing tour.

If you are interested, you can ask for the early morning wakeup call, early morning time can be very fruitful to see the birds and listen their lovely fascinating sound. And After the breakfast, Drive towards the airport for departure to Kathmandu. Pickup in the Kathmandu airport and if you like the free time it’s free day to explore by yourself and for shopping. if interested in sightseeing around the UNESCO heritage the same will be arrange with the guide.
11

Final Departure, fly home.

Today is your final day after the Long holiday time, drive towards the international airport to fly back home.

Nepal bird watching tour is very suitable for every single client who are interested in the birdwatching and it can really be the life time memory for you. since it been recorded in Nepal, more than 850 species of birds. The national bird of Nepal is Lophoporous (Impeyen Pheasant) locally is called as Danfe and can be located in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The national park like Chitwan, Bardia and Mostly the Koshi camp can be the paradise, as the local birds and the migratory birds from many country migrate here.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
JOIN GROUP 1 before departure from Kathmandu.
SERVICE INCLUDES
Private transportation for airport pick up and drop
Private transportation for sightseeing tours and all drives as per the program
Service of local English speaking Birding guide as per the program
Entrance fee wherever applicable during sightseeing tours
All accommodation as per the program with breakfast in Kathmandu and Chitwan and Koshi Tappu on full board basis
All applicable government taxes and service charge.
SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Any International or domestic airfare
Any lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
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.
Nepal Bird Watching Tour
Nepal Bird Watching Tour
Nepal birding tour
Nepal Bird Watching Tour
Nepal Bird Watching Tour

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