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Langtang Valley Birding Tour

Trip code
Package name Langtang Valley Birding Tour
Duration 17
Max. elevation 3850.00 m
Level EASY
Transportation All round grounded vehicals depending on group size.
Accomodation 3***hotel + Lodge twin sharing bed basis during the Tour and trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route kathmandu - Phulchoki - Syabru Besi - Bamboo - Langtang - Kyanjin - Lama hotel - Thulo Syarpu - Sing Gonpa - Lauribinayak - Gosainkund - Cholangapati - Dhunche - kathmandu
Cost USD 1,990 per person

Highlights

Overview

The Langtang Valley Birding Tour is a fantastic opportunity for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers to explore the diverse avian life in the Langtang Valley region of Nepal. This tour offers a unique blend of high-altitude landscapes, rich biodiversity, and the chance to spot a wide variety of bird species, including some rare and elusive ones. Here's a description of what you can expect from this birding adventure:

Location: The Langtang Valley is located in the northern part of Nepal, near the border with Tibet. It is part of Langtang National Park and offers stunning Himalayan landscapes, dense forests, and pristine alpine meadows.

Duration: Typically, Langtang Valley Birding Tours last from 7 to 14 days, depending on the itinerary and preferences.

Bird Species: The Langtang Valley is home to a diverse range of bird species, including both resident and migratory birds. Some of the notable species you may encounter include Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Snow Partridge, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Red-billed Chough, Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, and many more.

Scenic Beauty: While birdwatching is the primary focus, the tour also allows you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery of the Langtang Valley. You'll trek through lush forests, follow pristine mountain streams, and enjoy panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.

Local Culture: The Langtang Valley is inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa communities. You'll have the opportunity to interact with the locals, learn about their unique culture and traditions, and even stay in traditional teahouses along the trekking route.

Expert Guides: To make the most of your birding experience, experienced local guides who are knowledgeable about the region's birdlife are often provided. They can identify bird species by sight and sound and share fascinating insights about their behavior and habitats.

Trekking: Birdwatching in the Langtang Valley often involves trekking to different altitudes. Trekkers should be prepared for varying terrain and altitudes, so it's advisable to have a moderate level of fitness and proper trekking gear.

Season: The best time for a Langtang Valley Birding Tour is during the spring and autumn seasons when the weather is stable and migratory birds are present. Spring (March to May) is especially popular as it offers a riot of colors with blooming rhododendrons.

Conservation: The Langtang Valley is a protected area, and this tour typically emphasizes responsible and sustainable tourism to minimize the impact on the environment and wildlife.

Photography: Whether you're an avid bird photographer or simply enjoy capturing the natural beauty of the area, the Langtang Valley offers ample opportunities for stunning photographs.

In summary, a Langtang Valley Birding Tour is a remarkable adventure that combines birdwatching with trekking in a pristine Himalayan landscape. It provides a chance to discover a wide variety of bird species while immersing yourself in the unique culture and breathtaking scenery of the Langtang Valley in Nepal.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to your hotel.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Evening: meet your guide and talk about the tour program. During the meeting, your guide will provide you with important information about the tour program, including the itinerary and any necessary preparations. They will also be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. This meeting will ensure that you are well-informed and prepared for the exciting journey ahead. 

Day 2 : Explore Phulchauki mountain for Bird watching

Phulchauki Mountain is a paradise for bird enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of avian species to observe and appreciate. Its lush forests and pristine surroundings provide the perfect habitat for a wide variety of birds, making it an ideal destination for bird watching. Whether you are an avid birder or simply enjoy the beauty of nature, exploring Phulchauki Mountain will undoubtedly be a memorable experience filled with captivating sightings and breathtaking scenery. 

Day 3 : After Breakfast, Morning drive to Syabrubesi

After breakfast, drive to Syabrubesi, a small village located in the Rasuwa District of Nepal. The drive will take you through scenic landscapes and winding mountain roads, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas along the way. Once you reach Syabrubesi, you can explore the village, interact with the friendly locals, and prepare for your trekking adventure in the Langtang region. 

Day 4 : Birding and trekking to Bamboo/lodge

Birding and trekking to Bamboo from Shyabrubeshi are popular activities for nature enthusiasts in the Langtang region of Nepal. Shyabrubeshi serves as the starting point for this adventure, offering surrounding mountains and lush forests. The journey to Bamboo takes you through diverse landscapes, allowing you to spot a wide variety of bird species and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the land. 

Day 5 : Birding and trekking to Thomna (riverside)

Embark on an unforgettable bamboo to Thomna birding tour, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the diverse avian species that inhabit these breathtaking landscapes. With expert guides leading the way, you'll discover hidden gems and witness rare bird sightings that will leave you in awe of nature's wonders. 

Day 6 : Birding and trekking to Langtang Village

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore Nepal's natural beauty through Thomna Birding and Trekking, which offers guided birdwatching tours to observe various bird species in their natural habitats. Langtang Village, a popular trekker destination, offers breathtaking Himalayan views and a chance to immerse oneself in local culture. These destinations are sure to provide unforgettable experiences for birdwatching or trekking enthusiasts.

Day 7 : Birding and trekking to Kyanjin Gompa

Birding and trekking to Kyanjin Gompa are popular activities in the Langtang Valley of Nepal. The valley is home to a wide variety of bird species, including the colorful Himalayan Monal, Ibisbill, Tibetan Snowcock, Black-faced Laughingthrush, and the elusive Snow Partridge. Trekking to Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery nestled in the mountains, offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and an opportunity to immerse oneself in the local culture. 

Day 8 : Explore Kyanjin in the morning and rest

Explore birding and hiking in Kyanjin, which is a perfect destination for birding and hiking enthusiasts. With its diverse range of bird species and picturesque hiking trails, it offers a unique experience for nature lovers. The serene environment and breathtaking views make it an ideal spot to observe various bird species in their natural habitat while enjoying the thrill of hiking through stunning landscapes. 

Day 9 : Birding and trekking to Thomna

Trekking back to Thomna with birding binoculars in hand, we were excited to spot a variety of avian species along the way, including the Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Tahr, and many other species. The lush greenery and diverse ecosystem provided the perfect habitat for a multitude of colorful birds, making our trek an unforgettable bird-watching experience. 

Day 10 : Birding and trekking to Thulo Syabru

Among environment lovers in Nepal, birding and hiking to Thulo Syabru from Thomna are popular activities. The Langtang region's Thulo Syabru offers breathtaking Himalayan views and is home to a wide variety of bird species. The journey from Thomna to Thulo Syabru passes through verdant forests, charming villages, and tranquil mountain routes, offering hikers and birdwatchers both a memorable experience. 

Day 11 : Birding and trekking to Forest camp (Below Cholangpati)

The popular Langtang region of Nepal offers a birding and trekking trail to Forest Camp, where nature enthusiasts can spot various bird species like the Himalayan Monal and Satyr Tragopan. Along the way, visitors may encounter other wildlife like langur monkeys, musk deer, barking deer, and Himalayan black bears, adding to the adventure of the journey.

Day 12 : Birding and trekking to Lauribina

Trekking to Lauribina and birding provide a rare opportunity to experience the mesmerizing Himalayan scenery and observe a wide variety of bird species. The region is known for its rich biodiversity, with numerous endemic and migratory birds making it their home. Whether you are an avid birder or simply enjoy being in nature, this adventure will provide an unforgettable experience filled with stunning views and memorable encounters with rare and beautiful birds. 

Day 13 : Trek to Gosainkund and return Lauribinayak

Trek to Gosainkund, then watch the Himalayan bird species before returning to Lauribinayak. Through this journey, you'll get a one-of-a-kind chance to see the Gosainkund region's breathtaking beauty as well as the Himalayas' abundant wildlife. This walk is a haven for birdwatchers and environmental lovers alike because of its wide variety of bird species, which include vibrant Himalayan monals and secretive snow partridges. 

Day 14 : Birding and trekking to Dhunche

Observing different avian species through birding and a hike down to Dhunche is known for its diverse bird population. Additionally, the trek to Dhunche offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys and a walk through the Rhododendron Forest, making it a perfect destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. 

Day 15 : Return Kathmandu and hotel

The drive back to Kathmandu from Dhunche offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and lush green valleys. As you descend from the mountains, you'll pass through charming villages and get a glimpse of the local way of life. The journey is not only a physical one but also a visual treat, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime. 

Day 16 : Free Day in Kathmandu for shopping

After exploring the cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu, take advantage of your free day to indulge in some shopping. The city offers a wide range of options, from bustling markets to boutique stores, where you can find unique handicrafts, traditional clothing, and exquisite jewelry. Don't miss the opportunity to bring back authentic Nepali souvenirs as cherished mementos of your time in Kathmandu. 

Day 17 : Final Departure Day

The final departure day for you after the Langtang Valley birding tour is fast approaching. As you prepare to say goodbye to the breathtaking landscapes and diverse avian species of the Langtang Valley, take a moment to reflect on the incredible memories and experiences you have gathered during this unique birding adventure. 

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