Nepal Bird Watching Tour

Nepal
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Duration

8 Days

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

01-30 people people

Languages

English

Nepal is renowned for its bird watching tours, as it offers numerous locations that are a paradise for bird watchers. With over 890 species of birds to be found both inside and outside Kathmandu valley, visitors have the opportunity to spot more than 500 species in popular bird watching areas such as Godawari, Phulchowki, Nagarjun, and Taudaha. In addition to these locations, Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park, among other national parks outside Kathmandu valley, are well-known for providing encounters with a wide variety of birds. The Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve is an ideal destination for those interested in spotting both migratory and resident bird species, including Lophophorus, Eagle-owl, Dusky, Bengal floricans, fish eagles, Woodpeckers, Barn owls, Honeyguides, Osprey, Hawks, Storks, Cranes, Bulbuls, Leaf birds, Sparrows, Swifts, Gulls, Crakes, and Kingfishers.

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Highlights

  • View numerous bird species at Godawari Park, located near Kathmandu city.
  • Enjoy bird watching at the shore of Rapti River in Chitwan National Park.
  • Experience exciting jungle activities, such as elephant rides, canoeing, and jungle walks.
  • Chitwan National Park is home to over 560 species of birds, including Bengal Floricans, Hornbills, and Babblers.

Day 1: Welcome to Nepal - Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, one of our company representatives will meet you and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. After refreshing yourself at the hotel, you will be taken to a Nepali restaurant for a welcome dinner that includes a cultural dance program. You will spend the night at the hotel with Bed & Breakfast included.

Day 2: Full day Bird watching.

After breakfast today, you will be driven to Godawari Botanical Park to begin your bird watching adventure. Following your bird watching excursion, you will stay overnight at a hotel in Godawari with Bed & Breakfast included.

Day 3: Fly (25 minutes) or drive (5 hours) to Chitwan National Park

After breakfast today, you can choose to have a scenic 5-hour drive or a 25-minute flight to reach Chitwan. Upon arrival in Chitwan, our representative will transfer you to your pre-booked hotel, where you can refresh yourself briefly. In the evening, you can enjoy bird watching along the bank of the Rapti River, while taking in the stunning sunset view. You will spend the night at the hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 4: Bird watching at Chitwan National Park.

After breakfast today, you will enjoy a full day of bird watching. You can choose to embark on an elephant safari or a jeep safari to view a variety of birds within the Chitwan National Park. With over 543 species of birds to be found, including Bengal Florican, Flycatchers, Bee-eaters, Stork-billed Kingfishers, Swamp Francolin, Grey-crowned Prinia, Bulbuls, Mynahs, Jungle Fowl, and Egrets, there is plenty to see. You will spend the night at the hotel with Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

Day 5: Drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.

After breakfast, you will spend the entire day bird watching. You can choose to embark on either an elephant or a jeep safari within the Chitwan National Park to view a wide variety of birds. There are over 543 species of birds to be found in the park, including Bengal Florican, Flycatchers, Bee-eaters, Stork-billed Kingfishers, Swamp Francolin, Grey-crowned Prinia, Bulbuls, Mynahs, Jungle Fowl, and Egrets, among others. You will spend the night at the hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 6: Full day enjoy birding at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

After breakfast, you will enjoy a combination of jungle activities and bird watching. Following your birding excursion, you will return to the hotel for lunch and some rest. In the evening, you will go on a jungle bird watching tour accompanied by a jungle walk. You will spend the night at the hotel with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 7: Drive or fly to Kathmandu.

After breakfast, you will either take a 9-10 hour drive or a 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu. Once there, you will enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of the city, visiting cultural and world heritage sites such as Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Basantapur Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa. You will spend the night at the hotel with Bed & Breakfast included.

Day 8: Final Departure.

Today, our company representative will escort you to the airport for your journey back to your home country or onward destination.

  • Airport pick up – drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast basis.
  • Hotel accommodation in Chitwan and Koshi tappu with breakfast, lunch & dinner basis.
  • Professional English speaking guide for the entire trip.
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance program.
  • All necessary office service charges and government taxes.
  • All necessary pick up drop by private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three months.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Temple & monasteries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • All personal & bar expenses during the trip.
  • Tips for guide (tipping is expected).

8 Days

English

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Activity's Location

Nepal

What is the best time for bird watching in Nepal?
The best time for bird watching in Nepal is from October to March when the weather is clear and dry.
What are the popular bird watching destinations in Nepal?
Some of the popular bird watching destinations in Nepal are Chitwan National Park, Godawari Botanical Garden, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, and Shivapuri National Park.
What types of birds can be seen in Nepal?
Nepal is home to over 900 species of birds, including endangered and rare species such as Bengal Florican, Himalayan Quail, and Spiny Babbler. Other common species include Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Griffon Vulture, and different types of eagles, kingfishers, and owls.
What are the essential items to bring for bird watching in Nepal?
Essential items for bird watching in Nepal include binoculars, camera, comfortable and sturdy footwear, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a hat. A bird guidebook and a bird checklist can also be helpful.

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