Bird Watching in the Kathmandu Valley

Bird Conservation Nepal organized the “Welcome to the Birds” (WTTB) event in collaboration with BCN Pokhara branch and Pokhara Bird Society (PBS) on 27 February 2017 at Fewa wetland Pokhara. In partnership with BirdLife International, Bird Conservation Nepal has started celebrating Welcome to the Birds event since 2014 in Nepal in order to do advocacy and awareness raising at a key sites for key species by reaching out to various audiences like school students, community people, birders, general public, government officials etc. The main objective of this event was to raise the awareness on migratory birds and conserving its habitats. In this event participants welcome Winter Migratory Birds at Fewa wetland, Pokhara. In this event altogether 40 participants were involved from BCN, PBS, TAAN, NMA, nature guide, birders and local people around the site. Rajendra Gurung, Jyotendra Thakuri and Krishna Bhusal from BCN and Manshant Ghimire from PBS briefed about event and facilitate on bird identification and monitoring. Bean Goose and Common Crane was the highlight of the day.  More than 30 species of water and wetlands dependent birds were observed during the event.

Bird Watching in the Kathmandu Valley

Mustang Trail Race – April 2017

The Mustang Trail race is a multistage trail running challenge through the wild, spiritually rich landscapes of Upper Mustang in Nepal. It is race of eight stages of around 15 to 30km totaling just under 200 km at altitudes between 2,900-4,300m (9,500-14,100ft) with 8200m (27,000ft) of elevation change. These distances are harder than they seem at these altitudes. Continue reading

10 Tips For Doing ABC Trek (Annapurna Base Camp)

10 Tips For Doing ABC Trek (Annapurna Base Camp)

1 – Ask to be a part of a group with your trekking agency even if you are planning to (or prefer to) go alone. Bookings in upper Annapurna sanctuary are not guaranteed if you are alone. They prefer to give rooms out to larger groups. Not much of written bookings are taken in most of the lodges – most are verbal commitments to your guide or trekking agency via phone saying they “will have” the room when you arrive – but in busy season the first ones to get there with larger group end up taking your spot. Continue reading

Annapurna base camp Trekking Duration 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu – Pokhara – Phedi – Pothana (1,991m/6,528ft): 45 min drive, 22 km, 4-5 hrs trek ~10km

Day 02: Pothana – Jhinu Danda (Hot spring 1,780m/5,859ft): 6-7 hrs- 13km

Day 03: Jhinu Danda – Dobhan (2,800m/9185ft): 6-7 hrs,12km

Day 04: Dobhan – MBC (3,730m/12,230ft)- ABC (4,130m/13 550ft): 7-8 hrs,12km

Day 05: ABC – Sinuwa (1,980m/6,495ft): 7-8 hrs,15km

Day 06: Sinwa – Ghandruk Phedi– Pokhara (910m/2,985ft): 5-6 hrs,12km, 2- 3hrs drive, 55km

Day 07: Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs): 220km

Note: Above trekking hours and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.

Trekking in Everest

everest base camp trek itinerary

Everest base camp trek route or Everest base camp trek Itinerary is really frequently generate questions from Adventure lovers, there is not any fixed and compulsory duration or schedule for this trek however we need 14 to 16 days including 2 days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking , duration is depend  up to your own body condition, walking experience and  group size and  age group. please have a look below suggestion Itinerary and route  information about the Everest Base c amp trekking Continue reading

Urban Bird Monitoring Program, Kathmandu Valley

Urban Bird Monitoring Program, Kathmandu Valley

Bird Conservation Nepal (BCN) is initiating Urban Bird Monitoring Program in Nepal as urban birds are declining day by day. It is a long term monitoring program. Urban bird count will be conducted four times in a year based on the seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. Continue reading

Hike for Nepal Hike for your health

Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It’s very special to me.

Larry Wilcox says really great things.  If we go everyday hiking we can create good idea.

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