An ornithological tour that explores the birds of mid-highland and lowland of Nepal. Nepal is extremely rich in bird diversity, occupying almost 9% of the world’s birds. The diversity of birds decreases as you go towards higher elevation but there are many special birds that mainly inhabit that particular area. Whereas, lowlands of Nepal is where most of the birds recorded in the country. This tour is a great combination to see and experience the country of both regions of Nepal with the two different habitats of birds, a great way to experience the birds of Nepal, see the mountains nature and local cultures.
Chitwan national park is one of the finest national park of Nepal that hosts most of the bird species and all major wildlife such as unique one-horned Rhino and Royal Bengal Tiger and many other species. Annapurna is very famous for some of the highest mountain peaks in the world and is an important conservation and biological diversity including huge numbers of special birds such as globally threatened species of vultures (White-rumped and Slender-billed Vulture, Lammergeier, Golden Eagle and many other species).
Annapurna area both for mountains views and birds, finest national park of Nepal- Chitwan, Birds of lowland and highland (Himalayas), globally threatened and rare birds and cultural experience
- Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day02: Phulchauki hill birding
- Day03: To Pokhara
- Day04 – Day 07: Bhaisi Kharka , Ghandruk
- Day07: To Ghandruk
- Day08 – Day 12 Mohare
- Day13 -14 : To Galeswor
- Day15: To Pokhara
- Day16: In Pokhara
- Day17: To Chitwan
- Day18: In Chitwan
- Day19: In Chitwan
- Day20: Return Kathmandu
- Day21: Trip concludes in Kathmandu
Note: For detail itinerary please email us.
In this trip you will tour some of the best parts of the country in terms of mountain views and wildlife, Annapurna and Chitwan national park
In Annapurna your tour and trek is in conservation and community area that are renowned for the snow-capped and some of most spectacular and highest mountain in the world such as Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare peaks. In the foothill of these specular, inhabits some half of the population of birds species found in Nepal that includes hilly and highland species of birds. Other wildlife includes Monkeys, Yellow-throated marten, Common Leopard, Muntjac and Himalayan Black and brown Bears etc. So here you will enjoy birds, nature and the mountains at the same area, a perfect place to be!
Your nest destination Chitwan national park also does not need any explanation as its well-known for the birds and wildlife of the country. It is here you can find over sixty percent of bird’s life and most of our big CAT- Tiger, one-horned rhino, many types of deer, monkeys and Gaur etc.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, hotel we use for our guests is of tourist standard that provides best and friendly service, where your accommodation comes with breakfast in house.
In Chitwan we use friendly wildlife resorts that have the great service and knowledgeable and experienced staffs. The hotels are located at the edge of the park and you are there on full board and only extra are your bar bill and any souvenir your wish to buys and tipping at the end. Our aim would be to use the hotel/accommodation that is responsible and environment-friendly.
Food and Water
Kathmandu has many international tourists’ quality restaurant and bar that provide safe and hygienic food in general. Just make sure to choose the right kind of food place for you and we would be happy to advice. The food in the resorts you are staying provides blends of local and western food menus, that is great too. If you are vegetarian, please inform us so that the food can be sorted out accordingly, though vegetarian diets is the best and makes sense of eco.
Water is not safe to drink from anywhere in Nepal, hence we recommend you to use the treated water or treat the water before you use. In the Resorts you will be staying do provide safe drinking water that can be used. You can also use the bottled water but please remember to dispose in proper place after use as its plastic pollution that is damaging our environment heavily
Level of grade ~ Easy to moderate trip
Categorized as grade leisurely adventure trips, this tour involves driving to the major destinations of the activities. At the same time wildlife exploration will be done on elephant back and in jeep in Chitwan national parks. Therefore, it’s suitable for anyone and all ages, who does not mind taking short walks, drives and flights.
People with some chronic illness need to get the advise of their doctors and choose the holiday accordingly.
Best time/season for wildlife tours
Good season for wildlife tours are after the monsoon season and before the monsoon, that is from October onwards to April.
For bird’s latter part of autumn and winters, latter part of spring and summer can be the best birds migrate to the lower part in winter and travel back to the hilly and higher part of the elevation in summer.
A pair of binocular (8×42 or 10 x 40 recommended) and telescope if possible, Birds of Nepal field guide, pencil/pen and note book and camera.
Tours COST: US$ 2761 per person on twin sharing basis
- Single supplement: US$ 650
- Minimum number of pax: 2
- Maximum number of pax: 12
- All private land transportation as per itinerary
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB
- Accommodations in Chitwan on full board
- All trek arrangement on full board
- All wildlife and nature activities:
- National park and nature conservation fees
- Trekking permit TIMs
- Escort of experience nature tour leader/guide
- City map and trekking map
- List (post) of wildlife and birds copy
- Support staffs and porters
- Govt tax
Does NOT include
- Your travel insurance
- Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Bottled drinks and beverages
- Cost of personal nature and visa fee or airport tax
- Rerouting cost and tipping
- Flights and visa
DEPARTURES Himalayan BIRDS
- Spring/Summer 2017 – 21 Feb- 13 March, 14 March – 03 April and 07 April – 27 April
- Autumn/Winter 2017 – 15 Oct- 04 Nov, 08 Nov – 28 Nov and 01 Dec – 21 Dec
- Spring/Summer 2018 – 26 Feb- 18 March, 26 March – 15 April and 20 April – 10 May
NOTE: Though above tour has some fixed departure dates but can be organized any time of the year as per individual or group’s time during the recommended season or even other time of the year.