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Tibet Bird Watching Tour

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Trip Overview of Tibet Bird Watching Tour

Tibet bird watching tour is one of the unique places in the Earth that offers impressive cloister sights, stunning high-elevation treks, shocking perspectives of the world’s most noteworthy mountains, and a percentage of the friendliest individuals anyplace on the planet and also a superb spot for bird watching.

Over 488 species of birds have been reported in Tibet, and about 18 nature reserve has been established. Five of these are National Nature Reserves in which uncommon and valuable creatures are protected. There are more than 2,300 types of insects; 64 types of fish; 45 species of amphibians; 55 types of reptiles also found there, taking after Nature Reserves are famous for, Qiangtang Nature Reserve for Wild Tibetan Yaks and Black-necked cranes, Asses and Gazelles; Markam Nature Reserve for Yunnan Snub-nosed Monkeys; Shenzhen Nature Reserve for Black-necked Cranes; Nyingchi-Dongjug Nature Reserve for Antelopes; Riwoge-Chamoling Nature Reserve for Red Deer.

In Tibet, Snow Pigeon, Tibetan Pheasants, and Black-necked cranes and so forth uncommon winged creatures for you to watch. Key ornithological attractions in Tibet incorporate Tibetan Eared-bird, Derbyan Parakeet, Black-necked Crane, Tibetan Blackbird, Brown-cheeked Laughingthrush, and Giant Babax.

Birding around Lhasa

 Yamdrok Lake:

Yamdrok Tso (Tso means lake) translates from Tibetan to ‘Swan Pool’ and is the largest lake in Tibet. Located on the old road between Lhasa and Gyantse (Jiang Zi), it’s at an elevation of 4448 meters and is about 130 kilometers and covers an area of 638 sq kilometers. It’s famous as a wintering site of Black-necked Cranes. The better time to watch birds about May, Jun, Jul, Oct, Nov.

 Namtso Lake:

Namtso Lake, or ‘Heaven Lake,’ is the second-largest salt lake in Tibet and is situated at the edge of Qiangtang Plateau to the north of Lhasa.

 Xiong Se, Shiong Se, Qiong Se Lamasery:

Xiong’s Monastery, located at Caina Village, Chushui County on the opposite side of the river from the Lhasa to Gyantse road, is about 30 kilometers from Lhasa. At an altitude of 4500 meters the monastery was founded in 1181 AD and is now the largest nunnery in Tibet. It’s widely regarded as the best place to see Tibetan Eared-pheasant.

Palgon Lake:

Palgon Lake is about 155 kilometers long and between range from 40 meters and 15 kilometers wide. At an altitude of 4242 meters. Its islands have several large colonies of breeding waterfowl.

 Qiangtang (Qiang Tang, Jiang tang) Nature Reserve:

Located on the northern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, the reserve covers an area of 2980 hectares and has an average altitude of 5000 meters. Its probably better for mammals that it is for birds and contains populations wild yaks, Bharals, Tibetan Wild Ass and White-lipped Deer

 Shenzha Black-necked Crane Nature Reserve and Tsoe Lake:

Covering an area of 40000 hectares, this vast reserve is located around from 31º38’N to 88º40’E. And has a maximum altitude of 4562 meters. Established in 1993 its primary aim is in the protection of the endangered Black-necked Crane and the wetland ecological system., One of the reserve’s lakes, Coe Lake or Tsoe Lake was investigated by Chinese Scientists in June 2001, and they found that between 50,000 and 54,000 Pallas’s Gulls bred on Sanglyrire Island

Pengbo Black-necked cranes reserve

Linzhou Pengbo Nature Reserve, another name Lhasa Nature Reserve, located in the south of Linzhou county, Lhasa River, alt 3800m, covers an area of 9680ha, valley grassland, wetland, human forests, and agri-land, to protect the Black-necked cranes and its habitat. The black-necked cranes fly here for wintering in Sep and Oct and fly back to northern Tibet for breeding in Apr and May, resident black-necked cranes here about 1520 birds, and about 3000 birds of cranes just over stop here and then to other places.

Grand Canyon of Yarlung Zangbo Nature Reserve

With an average depth of 5000 meters with its maximum 5382 meters, alt 750-4800m, located around 29ºE. Set up in 1984, and upgrade as the national level protecting area in 2000, them main protecting objects are forests and rare animals and plants, covers an area of 62620 ha, it is a major Tibetan tropical ecosphere. In this nature reserve, there are 94 kinds of animals, over 160 types of birds, 38 types of reptiles, 17 types of amphibious animals, more than 1,980 types of insects, and some 3,000 plant varieties, 232 species of birds. Some birds are: Aceros nipalensis, Tragopan satyrs, Tragopan temminckii, Psittacula alexandri, Aethopyga gouldiae, Aethopyga in cauda, Leiothrix lutea, Chrysolophus amherstiae, Crossoptilon harmani, Black-necked cranes.

 

 


Tibet Bird Watching Tour - Trip Info

Tour Duration: 06 days

Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Grade: Moderate

Best time: Autumn (August, Sept, Oct), spring (March April) summer (May, June July)

Guide: Government certified tour & Nature Guide

Lodging: Twin hotel accommodation private room.

Food: Daily breakfast

Detailed Itinerary of Tibet Bird Watching Tour

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Cost Includes

  • Hotel, arrival/departure transfer
  • All necessary Tibet travel permits
  • Everest National Park admission fee and Grass dame charge.
  • Getting a Chinese visa and Tibet Travel permit
  • Kathmandu to Lhasa/Kathmandu flight ticket.
  • All land transport in private car ( minivan, van, Hiace depends on group size)
  • Accommodation in Tibet on twin sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast
  • English speaking Tibetan guide
  • All fees for sightseeing and Monasteries as outlined in the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Chinese visa fee, Air Fare, Travel insurance
  • Meals other than breakfast in Tibet
  • Extra expenses if in case political and natural problem
  • Tips for guides and driver
  • Nepal visa fee
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    06 Days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Tibet

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-16 pax

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotel

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    Maximum Altitude
    4718 m

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate

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