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Around Nepal Bird Watching Tour - 14 days

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US$ 120
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US $2,000
US $ 1,880
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Max. Elevation
m
Group size
1 + 10 max
Trip grade
Easy
Transportation
Domestic flight and grounded vahicals depending on group size.
Best Season
Sept – Dec, March – May
Accomodation
3***hotel twin sharing bed basis during the Tour.
Meals
All meals (Lunch , Dinner and Breakfast) with Cup of Tea/Coffee during the Tour.
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu

Highlights

    • View numerous species of birds around Godawari Park nearby Kathmandu city.
    • Enjoy birding at Shore of Rapti River in Chitwan National Park.
    • Experience adventure jungle activities including Elephant ride, canoeing and jungle walk.
    • Chitwan National Park is home of over 560 species of birds including Bengal Floricans, Hornbill, Babblers etc.
    • Enjoy the breathtaking view of Phewa lake in Pokhara.
    • Stunning mountain view of Annapurna himalayas from Pokhara.
This is a complete tour package where bird enthusiasts can observe various species of bird all over Nepal.

Nepal is famous in various aspects. Moreover, the country is renowned as one of the most beautiful country which is rich in natural resources, wild life, reptiles and bird species. In this tour, we have focused on perceiving several species of birds. Bird watching is all about observing the birds in their natural environment. Observing the birds is one of the most interesting activities in order to enjoy the beauty of nature. This itinerary has been designed especially for the Bird Lovers around the world.

Around Nepal bird watching tour begins with a scenic flight to Nepalgunj. The flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj will take around one hour. Upon arrival at Nepalgunj, one of the representatives of Nature Trail Travel & Tours will receive you at the airport and then escort you towards Bardia National park for the Birding tour. Bardia National park is located in far western development region in Nepal. If you are lucky, here you can spot the Tigers as well; this place is very famous for Tracking Royal Bengal Tigers as well. You will stay and enjoy the wild life activities and bird watching tour in Bardia for 4 days. Afterwards, you will be driven to Lumbini, birth place of Gautam Buddha. In Lumbini, one can observe diverse species of migratory birds in open area near the rivers and in residential area. Continuing our birding tour, from Lumbini you will be driven to Chitwan National Park, famous for wild life and bird watching tour. Entertaining yourself with jungle activities for two days, you will drive to Pokhara, city of lakes where you can observe different kinds of migratory and non-migratory birds. From Pokhara, we drive back to Kathmandu which will take around six hours. In Kathmandu, you will end your bird watching tour with a day visit to Shivapuri National park where you can allocate birds like: Himalayan Griffion, Black Vulture, beard Vulture, hen harrier, Sparrow hawk, common Buzzard, fly catcher, bush catch, babbler etc. This trip can be done throughout the year. However, August, September, October and November are the seasonal months where one can allocate non-migratory as well as migratory birds. Thus, we recommend you to travel during these period.

Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by one of the representative of Nature Trail Travel & Tours. He will then further escort you to your respective hotel for overnight stay.

elevation

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.
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Accommodation

Hotel
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Meals

Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Nepalgunj. Upon arrival at Nepalgunj, you will be picked up by one of our representative and will be driven to the hotel inside Bardia National park. Enjoy the welcome drinks and check into the hotel. Rest and relax in the garden and around the resort. Afternoon enjoy the nature walk. At evening, have dinner and stay at the same hotel.

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Max. altitude

1,280m / 4,199 ft.
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Hotel
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Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

After breakfast, start your walking tour inside the national park. Pack lunch will be served in afternoon. After lunch, explore and enjoy the jungle walk till late afternoon and walk back to the hotel. Dinner and rest at evening.

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Max. altitude

1,280m / 4,199 ft.
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Hotel
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Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

After breakfast, jeep drives to explore the community forest. After lunch, walk around the harvested land area, river habitats, river banks and open water areas to see the wide variety of Birds.

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Max. altitude

1,280m / 4,199 ft.
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Hotel
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Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

After Breakfast, start boat ride on Karnali River and explore the birds that come in the river shores to fulfill the thrust and gets chance to feed themselves with fishes. Followed by the Pack lunch, enjoy evening walk back to the resort experiencing the local life. You will also be benefited by the sights of the different species of birds.

elevation

Max. altitude

1,100m / 3,609 ft.
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Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

After breakfast, our drive starts from Bardia to Lumbini. The drive will take around 7 hours to reach Lumbini from Bardia. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel and rest overnight.


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Max. altitude

450m / 1,476 ft.
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Accommodation

Hotel
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Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Early Morning drive to Jagdishpur Tal, which is the best wetland sanctuary in Nepal. Actually, in the winter, many migratory waterbird species come here. After that, we explore the Lumbini Garden. Lumbini is very famous for the sarus, or crane. They are the tallest flying birds, which are also endangered species. They can be seen in Lumbini Garden, the birthplace of Buddha, in the harvested land, and also in open places. Before having lunch, complete sightseeing tour inside the garden to capture the variety of birds like parakeets, owls, sarus, etc. After lunch, proceed for a sightseeing tour of the harvested land and open area.

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Max. altitude

450m / 1,476 ft.
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Accommodation

Hotel
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Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

After breakfast, drive from Lumbini to Chitwan which will take around 3/ 4 hours. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel, enjoy the welcome drink and after refreshment have lunch. Afterwards explores the garden in the hotel and walk through the town. Sometimes beautiful colorful bird can surprise you with its mesmerizing sound and beauty.

elevation

Max. altitude

450m / 1,476 ft.
accomodation

Accommodation

Hotel
meal

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Enjoy a day Bird watching program in National Park with the bird specialist and get back to the hotel for the lunch.  You can walk along the river banks in evening. Chitwan is home of the stork bird. They can be seen offen while walking along the Rapti river banks.  Sometimes, huge numbers are seen in the same place while they are in search of their pray at the same time we can grab the view of sunset.

elevation

Max. altitude

450m / 1,476 ft.
accomodation

Accommodation

Hotel
meal

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to Pokhara and have lunch on the way. Arrive hotel and after refreshment, we can enjoy boating in the Fewa lake which can also give chances to see the lake birds, as well as the birds in the jungle of fewa lake.

elevation

Max. altitude

850m / 2,789 ft.
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Accommodation

Hotel
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Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Whole day walk the hiking trail up to the peace pagoda which is also very famous for bird watching. If we are lucky we can observe: Bessa, Laughing Thrush, vultures, bulbuls, fly catchers, woodpecker’s etc.

elevation

Max. altitude

450m / 1,476 ft.
accomodation

Accommodation

Hotel
meal

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

On the following day, you will be driven back to Kathmandu via Prithvi highway. The drive will take around six to seven hours depending upon traffic to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. Upon you arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel for overnight stay.

elevation

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.
accomodation

Accommodation

Hotel
meal

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Kathmandu is home to a variety of birds like the Sparrow, Crow, Bulbul, Parrot, Pigeon, Koel, Owl, and Dove, which can be enjoyed mostly anytime, and on this day we are likely to wake up early in the morning. After breakfast, drive to the Godawari forest, Godawari, and Phulchoki, which are very famous for the wide variety of birds as well as wild life. Entertain yourself by observing several species of birds’ throughout the day. After lunch, hike down and drive back to Kathmandu.

elevation

Max. altitude

1,400m / 4,593 ft.
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Accommodation

Hotel
meal

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Depending upon your flight schedule, transfer to airport for departure.


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Includes

    • Airport pick up – drop by private tourist vehicle.
    • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj.
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast basis.
    • Hotel accommodation in Chitwan and Bardiya with breakfast, lunch & dinner basis.
    • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara and Lumbini  with breakfast, lunch & dinner basis.
    • Professional birding guide for entire trip.
    • National park fee.
    • Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant with cultural dance program in Kathmandu.
    • All necessary office service charge and government taxes.
    • All necessary pick up drop by private vehicle as per itinerary.

Doesn't Include

    •  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 month.
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Temple & monasteries entry fees in Kathmandu.
    • All personal & bar expenses during the trip.
    • Tips for guide (tipping is expected).
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bottle or boiled water etc) and any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
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Equipment List

Binoculars: Good-quality binoculars are essential for bird watching. Look for binoculars with a magnification of 7x to 10x and an objective lens diameter of 42mm or larger. This provides a good balance between magnification and brightness.

Field Guidebook: A field guidebook is helpful for identifying birds. There are many field guides available that are specific to different regions or types of birds. Choose one that suits your area of interest.

Notebook and Pen: Keep a birding journal to record your observations. Note the bird species you encounter, their behavior, location, and any other relevant details. This can be useful for tracking your sightings and learning about bird behavior.

Tripod: A tripod can be useful for stabilizing your binoculars or camera, especially when observing birds for extended periods. Look for a lightweight and adjustable tripod.

Camera and Telephoto Lens: If you want to capture bird photographs, a digital camera with a telephoto lens is a great addition to your equipment. DSLR or mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses provide the best image quality.

Spotting Scope: For long-distance bird watching, especially in open areas, a spotting scope with a tripod can provide a closer view of birds. These are particularly useful for waterfowl and shorebird watching.

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