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Godawari Birdwatching Tour - 1 days

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US$ 50
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US $200
US $ 150
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Max. Elevation
2760.00m
Group size
2 min + 14 max
Trip grade
Easy
Transportation
Private tourist vehicle with AC for round trip
Best Season
Sept – Dec, March – May
Accomodation
Meals
Lunch and hot drinks 
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Beautiful Nature walk to Fulchoki Hill
      Visit Botanical Garden with 500+ Plants and 100+ Birds
    • Chance to watch about 300 species of Birds
    • Reach Phulchoki Hill: The highest point of Kathmandu valley.
Godawari is just 12 kilometers away from the main city of Kathmandu. It is famous for bird watching tour and a spot for a day hike near Kathmandu valley.

For a bird lovers and ornithology having a limited time period, this tour will be an ideal package. Encircled by lush green hills and surrounded by pleasant environment and natural diversity, Godawari Botanical garden is a site well suited to bird watchers who wish to avoid the rigors of hill climbing. Individual views the same birds as on the lower slopes of the Phulchowki hill. One has an ineligible imprint on owns mind after visiting the serene environment and greenery at the park side.

Being near the valley, this place is easily assessable. Thus it is popular not only among the international tourist but also domestic tourist. During the weekends, group of family and friends comes to visit this place and it seems more like a picnic spot. Thus, we recommend you to travel in weed days when the area will be calm and peaceful. One should pay certain amount of entrance fees in order to enter this garden.

Trip Itinerary

You will be picked up from your respective hotel by our company’s guide. Drive for about 45 minutes in order to reach Godawari. You will pass by several towns and cover a distance of about 12 kilometers before reaching Godawari. Upon arrival, you will have breakfast and then walk around the lower part of Phulchowki, where you can spot a few species of birds that are common in the valley. Don’t forget to bring binoculars and a camera to capture these species.

Then you continue your bird-watching tour by hiking towards the hilltop of Phulchowki. This is certainly a great place, famous for bird watching tours and some wild life, with an amazing panorama of mountain views from the top. Ranges of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal towards the north-west, and the central Himalayan range of mountains of Langtang-Jugal Himal, which continues towards the north-east of Mt. Everest, extending to other high Himalayan peaks, are some of the mountain views that you can get from the top. Around this lovely forested area, about 90 species of birds have been recorded, including the endemic spring babbler as well as the Curia, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Rufous-bellied Pied Woodpeckers, and Black-throated Parrot Bill, to name a few. Have your lunch, and after an enjoyable and peaceful stop for a few hours admiring the mountains and surrounding landscape views and its serene environment, the drive leads to a descent at Godawari Botanical Garden. Here you can visit the Botanical Garden with exotic Himalayan plants, herbs, and flowers. Afterwards, drive back to Kathmandu, passing through a traditional village.


Max. altitude

2,760m / 9,055 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Lunch , Breakfast
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Includes

    • Professional Birding Guide on trip.
    • Private tourist vehicle with AC for round trip.
    • All the entrance fees .
    • Lunch and safe drinking water.

Doesn't Include

    • Personal expenses during the tour.
    • Tips for guide and driver
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Equipment List

Binoculars: Invest in a good pair of binoculars with a comfortable grip, appropriate magnification (usually 8x42 or 10x42), and quality optics to get a clear view of birds at a distance.

Spotting Scope: For long-distance birding, a spotting scope with a tripod can be invaluable in providing detailed views of distant birds.

Field Guidebook: Carry a bird field guide specific to the region you're visiting. It should include illustrations, descriptions, and distribution maps of local bird species.

Notebook and Pen: Keep a birding journal to record your observations, including species, behavior, location, and date. This helps in keeping a birding checklist.

Camera and Telephoto Lens: If you're into bird photography, a camera with a telephoto lens (300mm or longer) can capture stunning bird images.

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