Bird watching tour in Nepal is always considered as a recreational activity. As it gives you to see the different species of birds through our naked eyes. We can use various equipment like binoculars, telescope, etc. Nepal has varieties of birds to watch and one of the places for bird watching. In Nepal, the diverse range of ecosystems from lowland subtropical forests right. Through the high altitude environment of the Himalayas takes you to explore over 850 species of birds. Nepal is not only known for its marvelous scenery and cultural contrasts but also it is famous due to paradise for a birdwatcher.
It is naturally blessed with a vast array of vibrant birdlife. Nepal has over 850 species of birds had been recorded. Which is more than in any other region of comparable size in Asia. Nepal is the house for about 10% of the world’s population of birds. The beauty of nature and birds are the famous symbols of Nepal.
The bird watching tour in Nepal takes you through the lowland jungle of Terai. Wildlife Reserves, and many other conversational areas and Parks. Birds of 500 species are found in the capital city Kathmandu alone. Kathmandu has lots of nearby places for the best birding day tour. the Phulchwoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati River, and Taudaha, and so on. The Bardia Nationals park and Chitwan have a wide variety of birds. Koshi Tappu, another sighting of an incredible range of both resident and migratory birds that come from far away from Siberia.
The opportunity to see different kinds of birds will make your trip memorable. You will be mesmerized by the enjoyable view of many species of birds along with the panoramic mountainous view, glimpses of wild animals, and exposure to the local people’s culture and traditions. Nepal has some of the endangered birds like the Impeyan Pheasant, Nepal’s national bird Danfe and the Spiny Babbler. Our birding itinerary takes you to explore the birds as well as you will be exploring diverse wildlife in some famous wetlands and National Parks of Nepal.
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The Kathmandu Valley:
Kathmandu Valley has a lot of birds to watch if we are comparing to other cities in Nepal. We can find almost 500 species of birds here. The Wetlands and open fields inside the valley make it possible for a diverse habitat for many species of birds. In Kathmandu, we have mainly the four bird-watching areas in the Valley. One can launch the bird watching on the banks of the Bagmati and Manohara rivers. We can see the birds in the valley are the Egrets, Herons, Kingfishers, Ibisbill, Wood Sandpipers, and Plovers. The Chovar Gorge is the best place as an area for birds as its isolation from human habitation has encouraged their presence. We can watch the flocks and migrant birds at Taudaha near Dakshinkali Temple. There are 40 species of Harboring 40 which are in the wetlands.
Phulchowki at 2760m is the highest of the mountains lies in the 20 km southeast of Kathmandu. encircling the valley and provides an ideal introduction to the birds of Nepal. It has more than 300 species of birds, The hillside trails and roads are full of forest featuring outstanding flora as well as diverse birds. in Phulchwoki we can encounter birds such as the endemic spring babbler, as well as the Curia, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Rufous Bellied Pied Woodpeckers, and the Black-throated Parrotbill, to name a few. The Blue-Napped Pitta and a Redheaded Trojan are rare birds we can see in the area.
The Godavari, at the foot of Phulchowki hill, Here is the Botanical Garden. It records more than 100 of birds including the lesser racket-tailed Drongo, Tibetan siskin, and the spotted forktail. It has most of the exotic and local flora and is a ‘Garden of Dreams’ for birds and bird watchers alike. this is a great spot for our bird watching tour in Nepal.
Kathmandu, Nepal another best place for ace for Bird watching tour in Nepal is Shivapuri Watershed Reserve. It is 12 km north of the city, and Nagarjun in the North West.
Shivapuri National Park is one of the wealth forest areas. This houses about 318 species of birds. The forest holds a significant population of three restricted-range bird species, i.e., the spiny babbler, which is also Nepal’s endemic bird. The Hoary-throated Barwing, and the White-throated Tit. Thees area reflects in the avifauna of the area, including the Hill Partridge, Great Barbet, Wedge-Tailed Green Pigeon, Eurasian Jay, Kalij Pheasant, Nepal Fulvetta, Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Mountain Scops Owl, and Grey-winged Blackbird. Two globally threatened birds, the White-rumped Vulture, and Hodgson’s Bush chat can also be seen.
The Nagarjuna Hill has a royal retreat for members of the royal family and therefore was and will remain a protected area. We can find the different birds here, Some of them are Northern Eagle Owl, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Long-tailed Mountain Thrush, Chestnut-headed Bee-Eater, Maroon Oriole, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, and Eurasian Woodcock.
In Pokhara, the two well-known lakes Phewa Tal and Begnas Tal and the surrounding areas are highly recommended for birds watching. Among all, the forest around the south shore of Phewa lake with minimum disturbance, away from human inhabitation is the best for bird watching. The Himalayan range of Annapurna and Mount Fishtail is an ambiance of peace and magic, and the surrounding of the valley rewards an excellent habitat for varieties of birds. Watch out in the fields and pools, especially in the winter for Egrets, Herons, Pipits, and Buntings, etc. other birds are occurring are Gulls, Terns, Ducks, and Falcons, etc.
We can visit the Begnas lake near from Pokhara for the best view of bird watching in Pokhara. Terraced hills and light forests surround the lake. One should spend time on the slopes and wet fields. Birds sighted here are Ducks, Pheasant-tailed Jacana; Hopei Grey-bellied Tessie’s, common pintail snipe, bulbuls, etc. Species regularly seen in this forest and along the shore of the lake include Besra, Red-thigh Falconet, Pallid and Pied Harriers, Eurasian Griffon, Red-headed, and Eurasian Black Vultures, Kalij Pheasant, etc. Pokhara lakeside is a tourist town, which caters to all the needs of visitors from cheap lodges to costly star hotels, which makes the city more famous for bird watching.
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve lies in the East of Nepal. The situation on the Koshi floodplain results in the dramatic reserve variation of the environment according to the seasons. Along with about 26 varieties of Duck alone, Koshi is also excellent for waterfowl and Waders. We can view the birds by boat, gliding through waters in the stillness of early morning and evenings. Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve is a combination of scrub grassland and deciduous riverine forest.
With over 450 species of birds recorded so far. There are more than 20 species of duck, ibises, storks, swamp partridges (Francolins glairs). We can also see the herons, egrets, Bengal Florian (Epidotic Bengalensis), Black Ibis, Honey Kites. Ospreys, Black Headed Orioles, Peregrine Falcon. Partridges and many other exotic and migratory waterfowl not found elsewhere in Nepal. The Koshi Barrage is the bird’s heaven. That it is the shelter of 13 Nepal’s nearly threatened bird species out of 22.
The Chitwan National park, established as the country’s first national park in 1973, is the best-known site in Nepal for bird watching. One can do Birds watching safely in a chair, the back of an elephant, or in a jeep (by far the last choice). Anyone that prefers to walk, we will be accompanied by a guide or a naturalist or by a preferable ornithologist. There are lots os of Sal Forest, Riverine forest, and grasslands, with three rivers forming the boundaries of the park. Most of Nepal’s total bird species are in Chitwan, numbering 540 species.
This number includes about two-thirds of the country’s globally threatened bird species. Enjoy the seeing of Grey-crowned Prinia, Slender-billed Babbler, and the Lesser Adjutant inhabit the Chitwan grasslands. Chitwan National park has the highest number of Nepal’s near-threatened bird species –15 out of 22. These include Ferruginous Pochard, Great Hornbill, Black-bellied Tern. Some of the other birds are Grey-headed and Lesser Fish Eagles, We will also can wath cht White-tailed Eagle, Cinereous, and Red-headed Vultures. Pallid Harrier, Lager Falcon, Darter, Painted, and Black-necked Storks. Rufous-rumped Grassbird and Yellow-breasted Bunting. Most of the other commonly seen birds are Sarus Crane, Bengal, and Lesser Florian, Indian Skimmer, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Jerdon’s Babbler, and curlews. We can see The Bar-headed Goose, a trans-Himalayan migrant, in the Narayani River.
We can see the birds in different trekking routes in Nepal. The Langtang region, the Solukhumbu region, and also the Annapurna region are the three main trekking areas in Nepal. These Trekking areas offer a wide variety of species of birds. Among these three regions, the Annapurna region will be the best choice. Like it, there are many species of Birds that can find the other two. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) supports remarkable but delicate biodiversity, with 441 recorded species of birds. The Kali Gandaki valley is also a major migration pathway in the autumn with 40 species of birds.
Tour Duration: 10 days Arrival to Departure
Climate during the tour:
September to Nov: Autumn delightful and clear weather, the mountain views are the best. (Maximum 30 Degree Minimum 2 Degree)
March to May (warmest months) the temperatures are mildly warm ((Maximum 33 Degree Minimum 10 Degree)
We have winter from December to February: During this time the weather is cold and dry, the view are poor. (Maximum 24 Degree Minimum -2 Degree)
The rainy season and also summer starting from June 1o to August: (July/August has more raining) (Maximum 34 Degree Minimum 19 Degree)
Tour Visiting Places: Godavari, Phulchowki, Shivapuri, Chitwan, Koshi Tappu
Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for a tour with a good driver. For long drive Tourist Bus/Flights are available.
Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel.
Our representative is there at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport to meet you. After you finish your immigration formalities, you can also get a local sim card there. We will take you to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight. We have a short meeting about your tour program and a short briefing. During this visit, we will help you check your items of clothing and other necessary things. If you arriving late on the first day. We have short meetings in next day morning after your breakfast
Day 02: - Start bird watching from Godavari
You can start a bird Watching from Godavari Botanical Garden. After having a short city tour for birds watching through the rivers of Bagmati and Manohara, set in the evening for bird watching trip in Godavari Botanical Garden. Stay overnight in the hotel at the Godavari.
Day 03: - Godavari-Phulchowki Hill-Kathmandu
After having your breakfast, Today we are going to day hike in the Phulchowki hill,We suggest you to take pack lunch today as we can’t find a restaurant at hiking place. We walk into the thick forest and outstanding flora as well as diverse birds. Phulchwoki is the Kathamdnu best place for bird watchers, It has more than 90 species of birds. The some of the birds are the endemic spring babbler as well as the Curia, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Rufous Bellied Pied Woodpeckers, the Black-throated Parrotbill, etc. In the evening, return to Kathmandu.
Day 04: - Today our birdwatchign trip goes to Nagarjun Forest and Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve
Shivapuri can be reached in two ways, either from Sundarijal or from Budhanilkantha. The park is home to around 318 species of bird: some areas Laughing Thrush, Crested Serpent Eagle, little Pied Fly Catchers, Rupy-throats, and Babblers. Nagarjun hill is another best area in Kathmandu to see the bireds. some of the best birds here are, Northern Eagle Owl, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Long-tailed Mountain Thrush, Chestnut-headed Bee-Eater, Maroon Oriole, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, and Eurasian Woodcock etc.can be seen closely. Return to Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 05: - Kathmandu drive to Chitwanfor best birdwatching tour
About 5 hr drive to Chitwan National Park and check-in the hotel.you are in the best varieties of birds paradise. make a short walk into the village to captures your favorite birds. Spend a beautiful night in the resort.
Day 06: - Birding at Chitwan
Today we have a full day of bird watching tour in Chitwan. your nature guide takes you on the walk to encounter with environment and the morning birds. Have a full day birding trip in different vegetations of the park, from wetlands to grasslands to Sal forest. After breakfast, We can go for an Elephant back safari or Jeep drive to view some varieties of birds in the deep jungle. There are more than 500 species of birds here, which includes Blue Indian Roller, Stork-billed Kingfishers, Bengal Florican, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Bee-eaters, and Cormorants.
Day 07 - Chitwan to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Today we drive to Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve, On arrival transfer to the Tented camp, have lunch freshen up, and go for bird watching trip. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve is has a scrub grassland and best deciduous riverine forest. The places have more than 450 species of birds. Black Ibis, Honey Kites, Ospreys, Black Headed Orioles, Peregrine Falcon, Partridges, Storks, etc. are the some that you will encounter throughout the day.
Day 08 - Full day Bird watching in Koshi Tappu
Today we have an exciting opportunity of sighting some 400 species of birds as you explore the marshes on foot, distant sandbanks, and islands of the mighty Koshi River. There are also several migratory birds species such as the sarus crane from Siberia. In all, a total of 280 different species of birds have been recorded, and these include many varieties of ducks, ibis, storks, egrets, and herons, as well as the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal floricans.
Koshi Tappu is also home to the last surviving population of wild water buffalo, and its other inhabitants include blue cows, various species of deer, Gangetic dolphins, and gharial crocodiles.
Day 09 - Drive or Flight back to Kathmandu
You can have a flight or drive-in vehicle to Kathmandu valley. After return, you can have a relaxing walk over the streets and view the healthy living of Nepalese. Also, you can repurchase some memories and gifts to your home. In the evening, you can prepare to pack our baggage with the mentality to leave Nepal.
Day 10 - Final Departure, Airport drop off.
Today is the last day and we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. We will wish you a happy journey traditionally and culturally of Nepal and hope to see you again.
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