Nepal is a paradise for bird lovers with over 848 species (almost 8% of the world total) of birds. And among them almost 5 hundred species are found in the Kathmandu Valley alone. The most popular bird watching spots in Kathmandu are Phulchoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati River, Taudaha and so on. Get your binoculars and look forward to a rewarding experience.
The wetlands and open fields inside the valley make up a diverse habitat for many species of birds. Besides this, lots of birds but in different species found in Nepal depending on the vegetation and altitude of Nepal. Nepal is home of some endangered birds like Impeyan Pheasant, Nepal’s national bird and Spiny Babler, found only in Nepal. This program takes one, to explore the birds as well as wildlife in some of the very famous wetlands and National parks of Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival
Meet assist at the airport and transfer to the hotel. O/N at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu
Sightseeing of Kathmandu city, Swayambhu nath, Museum and Patan city.
Day 03: Kathmandu
Sightseeing around Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur.
Day 04: Phulchowki
Full day bird & butterfly watching in Phulchowki (2759m), & Godavari Royal Botanical Garden.
Day 05: Kathmandu / Koshi Tappu
Drive from Kathmandu to Koshi Tappu, Biratnagar. Evening bird, butterfly & dolphin watching.
Day 06: Koshi Tappu
Full day bird, butterfly & dolphin exploring activities on foot and in boats in Koshi Tappu.
Day 07: Koshi Tappu / Chitwan
Drive from Koshi Tappu to Chitwan for 9-10 hrs through the beautiful landscapes. Evening jungle activities in Chitwan. Evening enjoy Tharu cultural programmes.
Day 08: Chitwan
Whole day jungle activities in Chitwan including jungle walk, elephant ride, canon ride, village visit and explore the jungle on foot and jeeps for birds viewing, butterfly watching. In the evening enjoy a cultural dance performed by local villagers.
Day 09: Chitwan
Full day jungle activities like jungle walk, canon ride, bird watching, nature walk etc.
Day 10: Chitwan / Bardia
Drive from Chitwan to the Bardia National Park. Evening jungle activities
Day 11: Bardia
Full day Jungle activities including elephant back safari, nature walks, jungle drive, bird watching and trekking in the Churia Hills to observe more birds. Overnight in the tented camp.
Day 12: Bardia
Full day jungle activities with cultural visits to Tharu village, Gangetic dolphin viewing, rafting in the Karnali river. In the evening Tharu (ethnic tribe) cultural performance.
Day 13: Bardia / Kathmandu
Drive to Nepalgunj for about 2 hrs then fly to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.
Day 14: Departure
Transfer to the International airport to connect onward flight.