Asiana Treks

Bird Watching Tour in Nepal

Duration
7 days
Max. Elevation
2791m
Group size
Min 2 to More
Level
EASY
Transportation
Tourist bus/private vehicle
Best Season
All year round
Accomodation
Hotel
Meals
B/L/D Chitwan/ B/B in other day
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
kathmandu- Shivapuri Nagarjun National park-Phulchowki- Chitwan National park and back to kathmandu

Highlights

    • Explore amazing varieties of native and migratory birds. 
    • Watch wetlands, national parks, and lakes to witness species of birds. 
    • Know more about the birds from the accompanying bird specialist. 
    • Take wonderful pictures of beautiful birds. 

Overview

Overview

Bird Watching Tour in Nepal is surely a perfect chance to witness amazing species of birds found in Nepal. Nepal is home to beautiful birds. With rich natural resources and a favourable and diverse climate, Nepal provides a favourable shelter for varieties of birds. Nepal has recorded 876 different species of birds in the wetlands, national parks, forests, and crop fields throughout the country Whether you are a professional or amateur birdwatcher, Nepal aims to provide you with the best experience of your life. You will have the option of shooting or simply enjoying this amazing moment with different species of birds roaming the skies of five different climate zones. And it's true that Nepal is home to 8% of the entire world's bird population! Come explore nature and embark on the most thrilling journey of your life.

Nepal is home to approximately 876 different bird species, accounting for 8% of the global bird population. With 12 National Parks, 1 Wildlife Reserve, 1 Hunting Reserve, 6 Conservation Areas, and 13 Buffer Zones stretching from lowland Terai to the Himalayas, Nepal has developed a very good network of Protected Areas from Terai to high mountains cover 23.39 percent of the total land area of the country, contributing to in-situ conservation of biodiversity. There are 37 national endemic species, 300 regional endemic species, 133 hummingbird species, and more than 120 tanager species in the United States.

There are a number of significant National Park sites with 10 wetlands sites in Nepal that have received international recognition in the Ramsar List as of 2019 Likewise 27 different types of freshwater wetlands around the world.

Nepal has a total of 20. However, only 9 wetlands are now included in the Ramsar sites. On Mar 1, 2016, There are about 6000 rivers and rivulets in the country including both permanent and seasonal rivers. Nepal is projected to have 750,000 hectares of wetlands, accounting for 5% of the country's total land area.

These wetlands are home to 190 different kinds of water birds, including resident species, migratory species, and uncommon and rare resident species. In addition, these environments are home to a variety of different mammals, fish, reptiles, and birds. At least two crocodile species have been discovered in the wetlands of Nepal and have now been placed in jeopardy.

Wetlands provide numerous ecological, economic, and social advantages. Fish, wildlife, and a variety of vegetation call them home.

 From the Spiny Babbler, the only endemic bird of Nepal, to Vultures and beautiful kingfishers, Nepal has a wide range of species of birds to observe. In addition to the native birds, you can also find several migratory birds.

Our bird watching tour takes the bird watchers to wetlands, national parks, and other areas. You can watch and enjoy different species of birds. With an accompanying expert bird-watching guide, our bird-watching tour brings you the amazing birds of Nepal. You can also click the wonderful pictures of them, observe their movements and behaviour and get an amazing experience with those beautiful species of birds.

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

Take and early morning breakfast at hotel and get ready for the first exciting day of bird watching in Nepal. We will drive to Nagarjun forest in Shivapuri National park in Kathmandu. The forest is a very good shelter for the birds like grey bushchat, black throated tit, hume’s warbler, Himalayan griffon, mountain bulbul etc. Then we move to Taudaha wetland in the south of Kathmandu which is a perfect place to observe several species of migratory and local birds.

After breakfast in the morning, we set off for a full day of bird watching tour at Phulchoki forest in the southern part of Kathmandu valley. Phulchoki is a natural habitat for 265 different species of birds including babbler, warbler, woodpecker, eagle etc. The forest also is home to several migratory birds which you can observe during the visit.

After the breakfast, check out the hotel and start the drive for the day to Chitwan. About six hours of drive takes you to the nearby town to Chitwan National Park where you will engage yourself in amazing bird watching activities.

We embark on a full day bird watching tour after breakfast. We explore the forest, national park and a wet land area during our full day bird watching trip. As we are inside the national park, we might encounter several other animals in addition to birds. Animals like one horned rhino, deer, leopard, wild boar etc. are common animals inside the park.

We take early morning breakfast and drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. There is an option to fly back by paying an additional flight cost. The drive will take around five hours to bring us Kathmandu. Once we arrive to hotel in Kathmandu, we will have some free time to relax or explore around before we go for the farewell dinner.

You will be transferred to airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.

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Includes

    • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel.
    • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Chitwan 3-star category with breakfast.
    • Day sightseeing in old heritage sites with a tourist guide.
    • All of the ground transportation is mentioned in the Itinerary.
    • Chitwan National park Entry Permit with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder nature guide.
    • Breakfast lunch dinner during the tour and Chitwan.
    • Meals, accommodation, transportation, equipment, insurance, and salary for nature guide.
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
    • Nepali culture show with farewell dinner.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and Travel/Medical insurance.
    •  Snacks and drinks during the tour.
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo tour service.
    • Optional trips which are not specified in the itinerary.
    • Necessary sightseeing entrance fee for the heritage site during the tour.
    • Personal nature equipment and Donation to the local organisation.
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
    • Bird-watching equipment.
    • Gratitude to guide and porter and driver.

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