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Shivapuri & Godawari Birdwatching - 2 days

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US$ 59
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US $299
US $ 240
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Max. Elevation
2760m
Group size
2 min + 18 max
Trip grade
Easy
Transportation
Private vehicals during the tour
Best Season
Sept – Dec, March – May
Accomodation
3***hotel twin sharing bed sharing bed basis during the tour.
Meals
All meals as per your itinerary.
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.
Shivapuri & Godavari Bird watching tour provides unique birding opportunities for amateurs as well as professional bird watchers inside the valley.

Nepal is a blissful country which is renowned as the country which has the highest mountain i.e. Mount Everest. This country is land locked and is rich in natural diversity. Though being the small country, this country has three different regions i.e. Mountain Region, Hilly Region and Terai Region. These three regions have different topographical structure and even the weather of this region differs. Due to this variant in the structure of the country, this country is even rich in wildlife resources, plant and bird species. This place has also been one of the top chosen destinations by ornologist. For studies of birds, this country is the most suitable one. Since the climate remains moderate almost throughout the year, the person travelling here can easily adjust to the changing environment. This country even meets everyone’s budget. Nepal only accounts about 9% in the world’s bird population.

Various national parks and conservation area has been established in Nepal with an aim to conserve and promote various species of wild life and birds. In this tour, we will take you to the nearby spot which is mostly famous for bird watching tour i.e. Shivapuri National Park and Godawari Park. Some of the birds that can be seen in Shivapuri National Park includes: Long-tailed Broadbill, Grey-sided Laughing thrush, Golden-throated Barbet, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Orange-headed Thrush, Asian-barred owlet, Long-tailed Minivet. Whereas, can be found in Godawari.

Trip Itinerary

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your respective hotel. We will drive approximately 15 kilometers southeast from Kathmandu towards Godavari. Nestling at the foot of forested Phulchoki, the greenest, most pristine part of the valley lies at Godavari. It is the area where Royal Botanical Garden is situated where more than 100 species of birds are recorded. The birds that can be seen all around the year includes: Besra, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Kalij Pheasant, Common Hill Partridge, Ashy Woodpigeon, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Mountain Scops Owl, Collared Owlet, Golden-throated Barbet, Speckled Piculet, Crimson-breasted Pied and Rufous-bellied Pied Woodpeckers and Grey-chinned Minivet. More than 50 species of migratory birds have recorded to visit the place as the seasonal visitors. After a whole day bird watching tour, you will be escorted to your respective hotel.


elevation

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.
accomodation

Accommodation

Hotel
meal

Meals

Breakfast

Like in previous day, you will be picked up from your respective hotel and driven north of Kathmandu towards Budanilkantha. Here a temple dedicated to Lord Bishnu is established. While you are here, you can pay a short visit to the temple. Then continue a short hike up to Shivapuri National Park. Shivapuri is government protected area where you can find over 500 species of birds including migratory birds. It delights bird enthusiasts with blue magpies, kalij pheasants, Bonelli’s eagle, Great Himalayan Barbets and other exotic birds. Bird watching in the forest of Shivapuri national park provides a very nice opportunity to know the richness of a vocational diversity in Nepal Himalayas. After viewing various species of birds that will be recognized by our guide, you will be driven back to your respective hotel.


elevation

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.
accomodation

Accommodation

Hotel
meal

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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