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Nepal Bird Watching Tour

Country

Nepal , Tibet, Bhutan

Duration

13 Days

Transportation

Flight / Private Vehicle.

Best Seasons

Sep - Dec and March to May.

Max. Group Size

Private.

Accommodation

Hotel.
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Overview

Bird watching is an amazing wildlife activity. As birds are charming creatures and watching them in their natural habitat seems like magical thing as they hoover in the mid-air and amazes everyone. Nepal is not only blessed with majestic mountains but the place is also bird watcher’s paradise. Home to more than 887 species and counting, these creature reside on different climatic zones and landscapes. Kathmandu is home to 500 plus species of birds. Places like Sivapuri, Nagarjun, Phulchowki and Taudaha are few hotspots around the Kathmandu valley in order to witness the amazing birds. 


Starting from Kathmandu to many other parts of country from plains of Terai to high up in Himalayas the diverse land topography have plenty of birds residing and consist of many migrating birds from many places in the world. Places in Kathmandu like Phulchowki, Nagarjun, Taudaha and many other place are well known for bird watching. It is said that over 500 spices of birds can be spotted. However in the national parks like Chitwan and Bardiya are also very popular place in order to spot some of the exotic birds. Lastly Koshi Tapu wildlife reserve is the home to many birds both migrating and non-migrating birds. Birds like Lhopophorous, eagle, Dusky, Fish eagles, Barn owls, Honey Guides, Hawks, Storks, Cranes, Bulbbul, Sparrows, Swifts and many other variety of birds can be spotted. 


Impeyan Pheasant, Crimson horned Pheasant, Himalayan Monal are usually found at Himalayan regions of Nepal. The hilly region is home for cranes, doves, peacocks, spiny babler and more. The birds like falcon, owls, quails and hissing vultures are found on Terai plains on Nepal. The Spiny Babbler is the only endemic bird species in Nepal.

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Itinerary

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Day
1
Arrival at Kathmandu.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

You will be welcomed by our staff holding PLA card with your name on it. You then will be taken to hotel by a private vehicle. There will be small meeting at evening about the trip.

Day
2
Fly to Biratnagar and Drive to Koshi Tappu.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle

Today after breakfast, we catch flight to Biratnagar which is about 40 minutes followed by 2 hours’ drive to Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve. You can get plenty of information about birds and other wildlife as well as about wild life reserve at information center.  The reserve is one of the places of Nepal where the birds from Siberia, China, and Mongolia during winter. These winter migratory birds are also one of the major attractions of this small protected area. 

Day
3
Full day activity.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today you will get out for the excursion on boat and off road vehicle and see waders, waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic Dolphins including a visit to Pink Tower.

Day
4
Activities in Koshi Tappu.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Jeep

After a delicious breakfast you move to reserve forest for watching birds. Birds like swamp partridge, black necked stork, buntings, bulbuls etc. can be seen. During  the afternoon you can either continue bird watching or enjoy watching other wildlife if the reserve like Arna, the wild water buffalo, blue bull, hog deer, fishing etc. 

Day
5
Fly back Kathmandu
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today after breakfast, we catch flight to Kathmandu. We drive somewhere around 2 hours in order to get to Biratnagar. We then catch a flight bringing back to Kathmandu.

Day
6
Flight to Nepalgunj, Drive to Bardiya.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today you will be flying to Nepalgunj which is about 1 hour flight and hop on a vehicle that’s waiting for you in airport which is going to take you on a ride for 3-4 hours taking you to Bardiya National park.

After refreshment and lunch you will be meeting your professional Guide who give information about birds and how your activity is going to be carried out for rest of the day. You then will be taken to river banks where you will be seeing variety of birds. During evening you can relax with peaceful sound of jungle.

 

Day
7
Bird watching Day at Bardia National park.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Today we enter jungle on foot after having breakfast. While moving to jungle you will be greeted by lot of chirps of birds. You can see many birds and shoot them, of course with your camera while sharp eyes and good knowledge of your guide will help you to encounter many birds. If you visit during the time of migration of birds you could see some Siberian birds as well. 

Day
8
Bird watching Day at National park.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

Today you will be moving deeper in woods with the help of our guides where you will be travelling to place which are less visited by humans where you will see variety of birds. There is also chance of encountering Tigers as well. So get your camera ready and move quietly to see some birds. In this part there live many shy variety of birds so we try to make sure we don’t disturb them. From waterfowl to eagles to warblers and songbirds, which can be found in Bardiya where our main purpose is to see those colorful creatures. Lastly you will be enjoying Tharu cultural show in the evening.

Day
9
Drive to Nepalgunj airport and fly back to Kathmandu.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

After this amazing bird watching activity in Bardia National park, today you will drive to Nepalgunj and fly back to Kathmandu. You will pick up from airport and drive to hotel by private van and enjoy your day with shopping and drinking few beers on nice bars in the street of Thamel.

Day
10
Drive to Phulchowki and Godavari Botanical Garden.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

This popular destination is just around 20 km away from the heart of tourist destinations in Kathmandu. It is one of the highest hill surrounding the valley in south eastern part. Babbler, Minivets, variety of eagles, woodpeckers along with some migratory birds can be seen in this part of Kathmandu. It is said that the hill hosts few hundred species of birds whereas the garden is host to hundreds of spices of birds.

Day
11
Shivapuri National park.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

The north side of Kathmandu valley situated at few kilometers from core Kathmandu’s hotspots. The is well known for its hiking trails and bird enthusiast as birds like Blue Magpies, Khali pheasants, Bonellis Eagles, great Himalayan Barbets and many other migrating birds are available in the areas.

Day
12
Tau Daha Area.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel.
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
transport_icon Transport: Private vehicle.

The place is interesting in itself and is famous place to encounter some different spices of birds. The peaceful lake resides more than 40 variety of birds and often visited by many migrating birds. Along the way the small gorge of Chovar is also good stop in order to check out some birds. Ideal time for encountering birds in this area is during morning time.

 

Day
13
Final Departure.
accomodation_icon Accomodation: Hotel
meals_icon Meals: Breakfast.
transport_icon Transport: Private Vehicle.

Our representative will drop you at airport where flight is waiting in order to take you to your next destination safely.

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Inclusions

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 4 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 2 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in Koshi tappu Wildlife reserve on twin sharing basis on BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) plan.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle. (Depending upon the group size we provide Car, Van, Jeep, Coaster, Sutlej)
  • A professional english speaking guide for entire trip.
  • Complementary farewell dinner in a Typical Nepali cultural restaurant.
  • All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
Excludes
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 day, US$ 50 for 30 day, and US$ 125 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
  • Temple and monastery entry permit fees.
  • Bar bills and Personal Expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staffpenses
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