Bird Watching Packages Tour in Nepal
Nepal is bird watcher's paradise. Nepal has various types of birds that are endangered too. It boasts 848-recorded species of birds. An ardent bird watcher can travel the length and breadth of Nepal doing little else for bird watching. Birding is possible everywhere in Nepal from the hot plains to the mountainous region.
Some Major places For Bird watching. Koshi Barrage and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
These lies to the far east of Nepal. The Koshi is great for waterfowl and waders with about 26 varieties of ducks alone. The method of viewing birds in the Koshi by boat, gliding through the waters in the stillness of the early morning and evening. The reserve has more than 450 species of birds including Honey Kites, Ospreys, Black headed Orioles, Black Ibis, Peregrine Falcon, Storks, Partridges.
The Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve
The area lies 12km north of the capital city. Laughing Thrush, Crested Serpent Eagle, Ruby-Throats, Babblers and Little pied flycatchers have been sighted in this area. Besides Shivapuri, Nagarjune at an altitude 2100m displays various types of birds such pheasants, magpies, Ruby-throats and Sunbirds.
The Chitwan National Park
The park is the well-known site in Nepal for bird watching activities. The park has around 500 recorded species of birds including Stork billed kingfishers, Asian paradise flycatchers, Bee-eaters, Blue Indian roller and Cormorants.
Bardia National Park
Bardia is also the paradise for bird watching. The best location to see the birds is the mighty flowing Karnali River. Boating on the Karnali River is a great way to see the various types of birds such as Oriental pied hornbills, Night Herons, Ruddy Shell duck, Purple herons.
The Kathmandu valley
It has four main bird watching areas. One can start on the banks of the Bagmati and Manohara Rivers. Kingfishers, Egrets, Ibis bill, Wood sand pipers, Plovers, Herons are sighted along these areas. The Chovar gorge is particularly recommended as an area for birds as its isolation from human habitation has encouraged their presence.
It is another ideal site with a Red-headed Trogan (it was last seen 44 years ago), a very rare bird sighted here in 2000. It lies 18km southeast of Kathmandu at an altitude 2760m. About 90 species of birds have been recorded in this area including Babbler, Cutia, Endemic spring, Mountain hawk Eagle, Black-throated parrot bill and Rufous Bellied pied woodpeckers.
The Pokhara valley
The Phewa and Begnas Lakes and its surrounded areas are the perfect location to see the bird watching, particularly in the less inhabited area. Around Phewa Lake, you discover such types of birds Herons, ducks, falcons, pipits, egrets, terns and buntings plus gulls. Likewise the Begnas Lake, where Happie Grey Bellied Tesias, ducks, bulbuls, pheasant-tailed jacana can be seen.
In the higher areas of Nepal on the trekking routes are also excellent for bird watching. Such trekking areas, Jomsom Trek, Annapurna sanctuary, Rara Jumla Trek, Arun valley, Sagarmatha national park, Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek are best location to see the birds. Besides trekking routes, Lumbini is also the good spot to discover the birds. Sarus crane the world's tallest and endangered bird can be found in Lumbini.
Days 01 : Meeting upon arrival at the Kathmandu international airport, welcome by our representative & transfer to the hotel. At the hotel briefing about the program by our representative.
Days 02 : Sightseeing of Kathmandu city, Swayambhu nath, Museum and Patan city.
Days 03 : Sightseeing around Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur.
Days 04 : Full day bird & butterfly watching in Phulchowki (2759m), & Godavari Royal Botanical Garden.
Days 05 : Drive from Kathmandu to Koshi Tappu, Biratnagar. Evening bird, butterfly & dolphin watching.
Days 06 : Full day bird, butterfly & dolphin exploring activities on foot and in boats in Koshi Tappu.
Days 07 : Drive from Koshi Tappu to Chitwan for 9-10 hrs through the beautiful landscapes. Evening jungle activities in Chitwan. Evening enjoy Tharu cultural programmes.
Days 08 : Whole day jungle activities in Chitwan including jungle walk, elephant ride, canon ride, village visit and explore the jungle on foot and jeeps for birds viewing, butterfly watching. In the evening enjoy a cultural dance performed by local villagers.
Days 09 : Drive from Chitwan to the Bardia National Park. Evening jungle activities.
Days 10 : Full day Jungle activities including elephant back safari, nature walks, jungle drive, bird watching and trekking in the Churia Hills to observe more birds. Overnight in the tented camp.
Days 11 : Drive to Nepalgunj for about 2 hrs then fly to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.
Days 12 : Free day in Kathmandu for shopping etc.
Days 13 : Transfer to airport and departure to your onward destination.
Optional Itinerary (Bird Watching Tour in Kathmandu Valley) in Detail
Days 01 : Meeting Upon arrival at the Kathmandu airport, welcome by our representative & transfer to the hotel. At the hotel briefing about the program by our representative.
Days 02 : Drive to Phulchowki in the morning and full day bird & butterfly watching in Phulchoki hill.
Days 03 : Drive to Godawari in the morning and full day bird & butterfly watching in Godavari Royal Botanical garden.
Days 04 : Drive to Budhanilkantha early in the morning and full day bird watching in Shivapuri National park.
Days 05 : Drive to Chovar in the morning and full day bird watching around the hill.
Days 06 : Transfer to airport and departure to your onward destination.
Note : Whatever the conditions the itinerary stated follow, it is for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.