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6 nights 7 days bird watching tour in Nepal

Nepal Bird Watching Tour also provide panoramic mountain views of renown mountains, glimpses of wild lives and exposure to the local people’s tradition and culture. 

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Trip Fact

Trip Duration: 7 Days

Group Size: Any

Trip Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Easy

Places Covered: Shivapuri National Park, Phulchoki, Godavari Botanical Garden, and Chitwan National Park. 

(Kathmandu Shivapuri, Phulchowki, godawori and Chitwan) 

Trip Highlights 

  • Amazing package for the bird lovers.
  • Explore more than 100 species of birds in Phulchoki and Godawari. 
  • Get to explore about 600 different species of birds which are found in Chitwan National Park.
  • Visit Elephant and Genetic Gharial breeding center.
  • Get to see endangered One-horned Rhino.
  •  Explore the culture of Tharu Community

Are you an ornithologist and have keen interest in Birds? If you are then this 6 nights and 7 days Bird watching tour in Nepal can be the best tour of your life. Nepal is so called a Bird Watchers Paradise. In Nepal you can find more than 850 species of birds. This package takes you to the most popular bird watching spots inside and outside the Kathmandu Valley.  The main spot for bird watching inside Kathmandu Valley are Shivapuri, Phulchoki, Godawori and Chitwan outside the valley. 

Among others in Kathmandu valley Phulchoki hill is the most popular bird watching spot with some 265 species recorded till date. Nepal Bird Watching Tour also provide panoramic mountain views of renown mountains, glimpses of wild lives and exposure to the local people’s tradition and culture. 6 nights and 7 Days Bird Watching tour in Nepal is one of the best choices for dedicated bird lovers. In this tour you will visit the popular bird watching spots where you can explore different species of birds. You will visit the most popular spot for bird watching in Kathmandu which is Godavari and Phulchoki where you can spot more than 100 species of birds. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Birdwatching tour in Kathmandu-Shiva Puri National Park Shivapuri Conservation Area

Day 03 Birdwatching tour in Kathmandu-Phulchowki hill (1520m – 2760m)

Day 04 Birdwatching tour in Kathmandu-Phulchowki foothill (1520m – 2760m)

Day 05: Fly to Chitwan. Bird watching in Chitwan National Park.

Day 06: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 07: Final Departure

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

 It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Day 2: Birdwatching tour in Kathmandu-Shiva Puri National Park Shivapuri Conservation Area

Shivapuri National Park is few kilometers north from the main city hub. Shivpuri Conservation Area covers 159 sq. km, providing the appropriate habitat to plenty of wild-lives within its dense vegetation. Ornithologists have recorded more than 300 species of birds in the area which includes spiny Babbler, scarlet Finch, yellow-bellied Bush warbler, Eurasian eagle-owl, white gorgeted fly catcher, barred cuckoo-dove, Golden-throated barbet any many more. After a day’s bird watching tour in the conserved woods of Shivpuri, you will drive back to your hotel in the city. Bird spotting and birding Photography at Shivapuri is the closest destination from the city center of Kathmandu.. •         

 Day 3 Birdwatching tour in Kathmandu-Phulchowki hill (1520m – 2760m)

Phulchowki lies 18km south east of Kathmandu. The highest mountain encircling Kathmandu valley is Phulchowki 2760m. The place is a paradise for birds. The lower region of this hill is covered on the first day. After, the early morning breakfast you will be driven in a car towards the lower Phulchowki. Phulchowki is an ideal bird’s habitat. Regularly found species of birds include 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 among others. More than 50 species of migratory birds have recorded to visit the place as the seasonal visitors. After, the long day watching birds at Lower Phulchowki you will be escorted back to your hotel in the city in a company’s car. •         

 Day 4 Birdwatching tour in Kathmandu-Phulchowki foot hill (1520m – 2760m)

Early morning, after the breakfast, you will drive back to Godavari (Phulchowki foothills). You will also visit the Botanical Garden where more than 100 species of the birds have been recorded.  During the tour you will get an opportunity to spot the above mentioned species of birds or you are lucky you may encounter with the very rare species of birds which normally visit the place. After the remaining bird watching tour at Godavari you will once again drive towards the hustle and bustle of the city then to your hotel. •         

Day 05: Fly to Chitwan

You will have your breakfast and fly to Chitwan which takes about 20 minutes. After that you will visit Chitwan National Park which is one of the popular tourist destinations. There are separate zones in Chitwan National Park which has been identified for Bird watching. Chitwan National park is one of the best places to study and observe various species of Birds in Nepal. Overnight in Chitwan.

Day06: Fly to Kathmandu

You will have an early morning walk around the Rapti River after having breakfast. There you can spot various species of birds like the Giant Hornbill, Lesser Florican and Paradise Flycatche. After completing our bird watching tour we will fly back to Kathmandu. At the evening we will offer you a delicious farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 07: Final Departure

Thank you for travelling with us. We wish to see you again in near future with your friends and family. Please give us your feedback regarding our service before you leave so that we could improve if we lack anything. Goodbye. See you soon. 

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • 13 nights 3 star level Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Godavari , Chitwan, including breakfast.
  •  Kathmandu-Chitwan- Kathmandu flight.
  •  Birdwatching guide fee $ 100 per day
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  • Assistance where ever need
  • All transportation by private vehicles.
  • All ground transfers by trip private Jeep

Trip Cost Does Not Include

  •  Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal equipment cost like Binocular and Camera. 
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills,
  • Tips for guides and porters, and Driver. 

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information
Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples
In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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