Bird watching tour

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Accommodation: $Hotel/Lodges

Trip Overview

Nepal is heaven for bird watchers as it is world famous abode for some endangered birds like Impeyan Pheasant, Spiny Babbler and the beautiful Danfe– national bird. Himalayas Hiking birds watching Tour package is for you bird lovers that takes you to observe, research and learn about the varieties of the birds while exploring diverse wildlife in some famous wetlands and National Parks of Nepal. Nepal has almost 10% of the world’s known bird species. Apart from cultural riches, this country is well known for natural beauty, marvelous sceneries that reflect into one of the best places for bird watching.

Himalayas Hiking brings you the package with guarantee for the best bird watching Tour experience. You will have the chance to visit several parks and sanctuaries protected by the state, lowlands and forest in Nepal such as Chitwan and Bardia national parks. Similarly, you will be taken to Koshi Tappu where you can witness the incredible variety of both native and migratory birds travelling from Siberia. You will also visit several areas in Kathmandu which entertains over 500 different bird species in its periphery. There are several spots where you can watch wild birds in their natural state: Phulchowki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati River, and Taudaha and so on.

Himalayas Hiking will take every measure to make this tour a memorable one for you. You will be enchanted with several varieties of birds flying and living in their natural habitations, on the backdrop of the panoramic mountainous view, glimpses of wild animals and interaction with the locals interchanging cultural and traditional.

Major sites to visit:

Kathmandu Valley

Wetlands in Kathmandu

You can see various species of birds In Kathmandu, some more unique than other places in Nepal. Here are the bird watching areas in the valley a) banks of Bagmati and Manohara rivers, Chovar Gorge and Taudaha Lake. You can observe the Egrets, Herons, Kingfishers, Ibisbill, Wood Sandpipers and Plovers.

Phulchowki

Phulchowki at 2760m will show around 300 species of birds. This hill is covered with forest featuring outstanding flora suitable for diverse birds. Rare blue-naped pitta and a redheaded trojan and other native birds like endemic spring babbler, curia, mountain hawk eagle, rufous bellied pied woodpeckers and the black-throated Parrotbill can be seen here.

Godawari

Godawari is located at the foot of Phulchowki hill. It also consists of beautiful Botanical Garden which containing exotic and local flora that attracts over 100 species of birds including racket-tailed Drongo, Tibetan siskin, and the spotted fork-tail.

Shivapuri Wildlife Reserve

Shivapuri wildlife Reserve preserves more than 300 species of birds. Some of the endangered species like white-rumped vulture and hodgson’s bush chat along with spiny babbler, barwing, white-throated tit, partridge, great barbet, wedge-tailed green pigeon, eurasian jay, kalij pheasant, Nepali fulvetta etc.

Nagarjun hill

Nagarjuna hill, once used to be a royal retreat is a protected area that hosts birds such as the  red-billed blue magpie, eagle owl, mountain thrush, chestnut bee eater, large-hawk Cuckoo, maroon-oriole and Eurasian wood-cock.

Beyond the Capital City

Pokhara City:

In Pokhara, the city of lakes is highly recommended for bird watching. It is a magical valley that rewards you with extraordinary views of varieties of birds. You can observe Egrets, Herons, Pipits, and Buntings etc. along with Gulls, Terns, Ducks, and Falcons etc. in the vast undisturbed grassland, paddy fields, lakes corners.

Koshi Barrage and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve:

Koshi Barrage and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve are in the eastern Terai to the Far East of Nepal. You can take a boat ride, gliding through waters in the stillness of early morning and evenings and watch birds.

Similarly, Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve protects over 450 species of birds that includes wild ducks, ibises, storks, swamp partridges, herons, egrets, Bengal florian, Black Ibis and other exotic and migratory birds hardly seen around other parts of Nepal.

Chitwan National Park:

Chitwan National park is the most popular site for bird watching. You will get various mediums to watch the bird from the comfort of your hotel as well as the elephant ride or in a jeep ride. You can also take a nature walk to see over 500 species of birds.

Trekking Regions:

Popular trekking destinations are also popular sites for bird watching. The Langtang region, Solukhumbu region, and Annapurna region are the three main trekking areas in Nepal. Among these three Annapurna region is the most popular for both the pleasure of watching birds and the trekking experience.

Detail ItineraryExpand all

Early drive to north of Kathmandu reach Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve for the day bird watching

Early drive to Chitwan - reach buffer zone of Chitwan National Park, evening cultural Tharu program /slide show

Early morning safari on elephant back or jungle-walk and watch birds. Evening Tharu Folk dance and culture shows.

Further jungle activities, spend time in serene jungle surrounding with exotic bird and wildlife

Early jeep ride or a canoe ride to Crocodile breeding farm at Kasara and bird watching

Early drive towards eastern part of Nepal - Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve -renowned as a birdwatcher’s haven. Morning and evening boat ride to observe the birds.

Morning bird watching with the naturalist and bird guide on the great wide Sapta Koshi

An early morning observation of birdlife. Drive to Biratnagar airport. Fly back to Kathmandu.

Visiting UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu - such as Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath stupa will refresh the great Nepali experience. Visit Hanumandhoka Durbar Square to relive the historic events. Shopping of souvenirs.

Our representative will drive you 3 hours prior to your flight to the international airport for final departure.

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WOW! it has been an amazing experience with the team of Himalayas Hiking. Wonderful place, amazing vibes, amazing people with wonderful team. Kudos to the team Hiimalayas Hiking.

George Thompson,
UK, London

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