Nepal is a paradise for birds lovers and ornithologists with over 848 species (8% of the world total) of birds. And among them almost 500 species are found in the Kathmandu valley alone. The most popular bird watching spots in Kathmandu are Phulchoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati River, Taudaha and so on. Get your binocular and look forward to a rewarding experience. The best time for bird watching is March and December. Royal Chitwan National Park is one of the favorites for bird watching in Nepal, which offers 450 species of birds. Among the endangered birds are the Bengal florican, Giant horn bill, Lesser florican, black stork and white stork. Common birds seem in the park include the peafowl, red jungle fowl, and different species of egrets, herons, kingfishers, fly catchers, and wood peckers. Moreover, more than 45 species of amphibians and reptiles are visible in the park.
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 Terrai 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 day 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.
|Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu, transfer hotel / tour briefing / Introductory evening meal
Day 02 A full day sightseeing tour within the Kathmandu valley
Day 03 Godawari botanical garden and surrounds (full day)
Day 04 Phulchowki hill (full day) early
Day 05 Manohara river (full day)
Day 06 Fly, Kathmandu / Biratnagar / Koshi Tappu Aqua Birds Resort
Day 07 Koshi Tappu Aqua Birds Resort
Day 08 Koshi Tappu Aqua Birds Resort
Day 09 Biratnagar / drive Chitwan National Park
Day 10 Chitwan National Park
Day 11 Chitwan / drive Pokhara / transfer hotel
Day 12 Bird watching around the lake Phewa and surrounds.
Day 13 Birdwatching around lake Begnes and surrounds
Day 14 Pokhara drive / Nayapul trek Ghandruk Study centre
Day 14 Ghandruk Study Centre
Day 15 Ghandruk Study Centre
Day 16 Ghandruk / Pokhara
Day 17 Pokhara fly Kathmandu/
Day 18 Kathmandu at leisure
Day 19 Transfer to airport for your onward destination
Tour Cost Includes:
1. Arrival & departure transfers on private vehicle
2. Twin sharing accommodation as per the category of tour taken with Breakfast.
3. An English speaking tour guide for city sightseeing
4. Private vehicle for the entire tour (deluxe & standard only) and tourist / regular buses for the economy tour.
5. Wages of guide and other members
6. Farewell dinner with cultural show upon completion of the tour.
Tour cost does not include:
1. International Airfare
2. Nepal Visa fee and international airport departure tax.
3. Lunch & dinner
4. Expenses of personal nature viz. tips, laundry, insurance, emergency evacuation etc.
5. Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes field above.