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Kathmandu Valley Birding Tour - 5 days

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US$ 150
Group discount
US $650
US $ 500
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Max. Elevation
2760.00m
Group size
2 min
Trip grade
Easy
Transportation
All round grounded vehicals
Best Season
Sept – Dec, March – May
Accomodation
3***hotel twin sharing bed basis during the tour
Meals
All meal as per your itinerary
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Begin your adventure at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, a lush haven of oak and rhododendron forests. Here, you can spot many other species, like the striking Kalij pheasant and various woodpeckers.
    • Ascend to Phulchowki Hill, the highest point in the valley, for panoramic views and an opportunity to see rare birds like the Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Satyr Tragopan, and many other species.
    • Local Communities, Interact with friendly locals, learning about their harmonious relationship with the feathered residents of the valley. Discover their traditional bird-watching techniques and stories.
    • Cultural Delights between birdwatching excursions, explore the valley's rich cultural heritage. Visit ancient temples, monasteries, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.

Kathmandu Valley Birding Tour.

A 5-day birding tour in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, can be a fantastic experience for bird enthusiasts. The Kathmandu Valley is home to a diverse range of bird species, including both resident and migratory birds. Nestled amidst the Himalayan foothills, the Kathmandu Valley is not only a cultural and historical treasure trove but also a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts. This enchanting destination offers a unique blend of urban charm and pristine natural beauty, making it a perfect spot for a birdwatching adventure.

The Kathmandu Valley Bird Watching Tour is a captivating journey into the heart of Nepal's diverse avian landscape. Spanning over several days, this tour takes you on a remarkable journey through lush forests, serene wetlands, and picturesque farmlands. With over 500 species of birds, the valley is a birdwatcher's paradise, featuring both resident and migratory birds.

Why Choose Us:

Our experienced guides and naturalists are passionate about birdwatching and the conservation of Nepal's unique avian ecosystem. We offer comfortable accommodations, delicious Nepali cuisine, and transportation tailored to your needs. With a commitment to responsible tourism, we ensure minimal environmental impact during your tour.

 Conclusion:

The Kathmandu Valley Bird Watching Tour is an opportunity to connect with nature, culture, and the joy of discovery. Whether you're a seasoned birder or a novice enthusiast, this journey promises unforgettable encounters with some of the world's most stunning avian species. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, where every dawn brings a new chorus of wings and melodies.

Trip Itinerary

Arrive Tribhuvan International Airport, meeting and transfer to Hotel Royal Singi – Centrally located 4 Star or Similar.


Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Phulchowki (2760 m) is the highest of the mountains encircling the Kathmandu valley. This broad-leafed subtropical forest is the richest for birds and wildlife in the valley and remains the most convenient place to see some of the birds that are rare or local to Nepal. Phulchowki lies 18 km south-east of Kathmandu, above Godawari Village (1525 m).

Nestled amidst the Himalayan foothills, the Kathmandu Valley is not only a cultural and historical treasure trove but also a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts. This enchanting destination offers a unique blend of urban charm and pristine natural beauty, making it a perfect spot for a birdwatching adventure.

The Kathmandu Valley Bird Watching Tour is a captivating journey into the heart of Nepal's diverse avian landscape. Spanning over several days, this tour takes you on a remarkable journey through lush forests, serene wetlands, and picturesque farmlands. With over 500 species of birds, the valley is a birdwatcher's paradise, featuring both resident and migratory birds.

Highlights:

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park: Begin your adventure at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, a lush haven of oak and rhododendron forests. Here, you can spot species like the colorful Himalayan Monal, the striking Kalij Pheasant, and various woodpeckers.

Phulchowki Hill: Ascend to Phulchowki Hill, the highest point in the valley, for panoramic views and an opportunity to see rare birds like the Rufous-bellied Woodpecker and the Satyr Tragopan.

Local Communities: Interact with friendly locals, learning about their harmonious relationship with the feathered residents of the valley. Discover their traditional bird-watching techniques and stories.

Cultural Delights: Between birdwatching excursions, explore the valley's rich cultural heritage. Visit ancient temples, monasteries, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.

Why Choose Us:

Our experienced guides and naturalists are passionate about birdwatching and the conservation of Nepal's unique avian ecosystem. We offer comfortable accommodations, delicious Nepali cuisine, and transportation tailored to your needs. With a commitment to responsible tourism, we ensure minimal environmental impact during your tour.

Conclusion:

The Kathmandu Valley Bird Watching Tour is an opportunity to connect with nature, culture, and the joy of discovery. Whether you're a seasoned birder or a novice enthusiast, this journey promises unforgettable encounters with some of the world's most stunning avian species. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, where every dawn brings a new chorus of wings and melodies.

Max. altitude

2,760m / 9,055 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

The Shivapuri National Park covers the area of 144 sq km which is the major watershed supplying drinking water to the capital city of Kathmandu. Lying in the transition zone between the subtropical and temperate climatic zones, its diverse vegetation is composed of pine, oak, rhododendron and others. The park is rich in wild mushrooms about 129 species in total. The wildlife habitats Himalayan black Bear, Leopard, Jungle cat and Rhesus monkeys. The park is home to over 177 species of birds including 9 threatened species and over 100 species of butterflies including rare and threatened.

Max. altitude

2,500m / 8,202 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Nagarjung is nearest place for bird watching from Kathmandu, with a gentle walk along an easy trail through lovely hill forest. Warblers are abundant and this is a favorite haunt of Blue Whistling Thrush and the eye-catching White-crested Laughingthrush – an aptly named species that once heard is never forgotten!


In the evening transfer to Nepalese Restaurant for Typical Nepalese Dinner with live Cultural Program.

Max. altitude

2,350m / 7,710 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

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Includes

    • Airport pick up – drop by private tourist vehicle.
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast basis.
    • All Meals (Lunch , dinner and Breakfast) with cup of tea/coffee during the tour.
    • Professional Birding guide and Porter for entire trip.
    • Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant with cultural dance program in Kathmandu.
    • All necessary office service charge and government taxes.

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: 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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