Nepal Bird Watching

Trip Level
Easy
Destination
Nepal
Trip Duration
8 Days

Overview

Phulchowki :

Phulchowki is situated about 15km Southeast of KTM, this mountain is 2759m high. It is a good spot for hiking. Rhododendron of different varieties and colors from pure white to dark red are found here. This is also the most popular bird watching spot in the valley. 265 species of birds are recorded here till date. The birds seen here include flycatchers, yuhinas, sunbirds, flowerpeckers, rosefinches, babblers, warblers, tits, thrushes, minivets, woodpeckers, eagles, and many migrant birds. The Godavari, at the foot of Phulchowki hill where Royal Botanical Garden is situated, records over 100 species of birds including lesser Racket tailed drongo, Tibetan siskin, and the spotted forktail. 

Koshi Tappu :

Koshi Tappu is easily accessible from Biratnagar after half and an hour drive. Biratnagar is well connected by road (519 km) and several flights with Kathmandu.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the floodplains of the Sapta Koshi in Saptari and Sunsari districts of Eastern Nepal. The Reserve covers 175sq.km and established in 1976. The vegetation is mainly tall Khar-pater grassland with a few patches of Khairsissoo, scrub forest and deciduous mixed riverine forest. The Reserve offers an important habitat for a variety of wildlife. The last surviving population (about 100 individuals) of Wild Buffalo are found here. Other mammals occurring here are hog deer, wild boar, spotted deer, and blue bull. A total of 423 species of birds are recorded here, including 20 of ducks, two of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons, and the endangered swamp partridges and Bengal Floricans. 183 species of different birds are recorded a day here. Visitors can see a minimum 100 types of birds in a day. 

Chiwan :

Chitwan National Park is the most famous national park in Nepal. Which offers 450 species of birds including four species of deer, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, and much other wildlife. This park is well known for one-horned Rhinoceros and it is a shelter for few Royal Bengal Tigers. Besides this Chitwan also supports a great variety of flora and fauna. 

Bardia :

Bardia National Park is the largest lowland sanctuary and most undisturbed wilderness area in Terai. Thickly covered with the trees and carpeted with grass and savannah, the park has the second largest tiger population after Chitwan National Park. Another wild animal roams here are the one-horned rhino, wild elephant, swamp deer, black buck antelope, crocodile and Gangetic Dolphin etc. Endangered birds include the Bengal florican, lesser florican, Silver-eared Mesia and Sarus Crane.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. 

welcome by our representative and transfer to the Hotel. At the hotel briefing about the program by our representative.

Day 02: Sightseeing, Kathmandu city, Swoyambhunath, Patan city.

Day 03: Drive to Phulchowki.

Day 04: Flight to Biratnagar, Drive to Koshi Tappu.

Day 05: Koshi Tappu.

Full day Bird Exploring activities on foot and in boats.

Day 06: Drive from Koshi Tappu to Chitwan National Park.

Drive from Koshi Tappu to Chitwan for 9-10 hrs through the beautiful landscapes. Evening enjoys Tharu cultural programmes in Chitwan.

Day 07: Chitwan.

Whole day Jungle activities including Jungle walk, elephant ride, canoe ride, village visit and explore the jungle on foot and jeeps for birds viewing. In the evening enjoy a cultural dance performed by local villagers.

Day 08: Chitwan.

Full day jungle activities like jungle walk, canoe ride, bird watching, nature walk etc. 

Day9: Drive from Chitwan to Bardia National Park.

Drive to the Bardia National Park. Royal Bardia National Park is the largest lowland sanctuary and most undisturbed wilderness area in Terai. Thickly covered with the trees and carpeted with grass and savannah, the park has the second largest tiger population after Chitwan National Park. Another wild animal roams here are the one-horned rhino, wild elephant, swamp deer, black buck antelope, crocodile and Gangetic Dolphin etc. Endangered birds include the Bengal florican, lesser florican, Silver-eared Mesia and Sarus Crane. 

Day 10: Bardia.

Jungle activities: elephant-back safari, nature walks, jungle drive, bird watching, trekking in the Churia Hills to observe more birds. Overnight in the tented camp. 

Day 11: Bardia.

Jungle activities: Cultural visits to Tharu village, Gangetic Dolphin viewing, rafting in the Karnali river. In the evening Tharu (ethnic tribe) Cultural performance.

Day 12: Bardia-Nepalgunj/flight to Kathmandu.

Drive to Nepalgunj about 2hrs then fly to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. 

Day 13: Departure to onward destination.

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.