Wings on Migration
Migration of birds is an enigmatic event for humans but it’s so amazing to see the birds migrating to the same place in same time throughout their life. About twenty percent of birds that makes to Nepal, migrate from as far as Siberia and other parts of the world. It’s an incredible experience to sight them in the forest, in open area and in wetlands. In this trip, we combine finest national parks of lowland and the rich Pokhara valley and hills around as Pokhara is on the flyway. In this tour birds such as many endangered and rare species of birds such as Great Hornbill, Floricans, Black-crested Baza and many species of globally threatened species of vulture, waterfowl and many other species can be seen and recorded.
- Chitwan National Park
- Pokhara valley with birds and mountains
- Large numbers of migratory as well as residential species of birds
- Rare and endangered wildlife of Nepal
- Tour guided by bird/wildlife expert
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we use the hotel with international tourist standard that provides friendly service. In Chitwan, we use the wildlife resorts of a good standard for accommodation. We are trying our best to use the hotel that service oriented for our guests and are as responsible as we are environmentally and socially.
To minimise the impact on the area of our activities, we are keeping the group size low from 2 (minimum) to 10 pax (maximum) apart from some exception.
We use private tourist vehicle with tourist plate throughout the trip as it’s the safest and comfortable to travel that also cuts down your carbon emission while using flight
What to expect and not to expect
Remember you tour is into the natural areas, not in captivity and hence sighting of birds and major wildlife depends entirely on their movement and the chance you go through. Sometimes you will be able to sight almost all major animals and birds you wish and sometimes nothing but being in nature is always a rewarding experience. However, taking a walk, elephant back safari or boat/canoe into nature is never disappointing for the nature lovers. There is always an opportunity to come across many beautiful birds and animals signs, which is equally rewarding experience being in nature.
Level of grade ~ leisurely easy trip
Categorised 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 the jeep in Chitwan national parks. Therefore, it’s suitable for anyone and all ages, who does not mind taking short walks and drives A day hike down the Phulchauki hill can be little more than just leisurely for some.
The best season being winter, spring and summer. In winter the birds are on their way down to southern part of the earth passing and migrating Nepal, which is a great season to see them. In spring and summer, they start migrating too.
Birds are the amazingly fascinating life form on the planet earth. Watching, studying and appreciating them are a great pleasure and opportunity for the human. There are lots to learn from them, which is possible only when we allow them to exist side by side. Many birds have been lost from the earth and numerous are on the verge of extinction.
Migration of the birds to Nepal is wonderful especially during the fall and winter months. The migration begins from the beginning of fall. Then the birds usually are recorded and seen in Nepal for the months of October, November, December, January, February and March till later summer time, best months being December, January and February to watch the migrating species of birds.
During this tour, you will be visiting the wonderful sites in Nepal. The tour highlights the migrating birds that come as far as Siberia to winter here and return back to their breeding ground when the weather become congenial. Nepal in spite of being the very small country is exceptional for birds’ life, (9% -Bird Conservation Nepal). The birds found and seen in Nepal are incredibly diverse occurring in all suitable habitats from lowland to mountains and in dry to wetland areas.
The birding tour, walk or hike usually begins very early as early morning being the best time to see and hear the birds.
The time in Kathmandu will be spent a longer hike than other places. The walk or hike is in the hill area and can be longer depending on how you take your time and the finding of birds and other parts of nature, whereas the walks in Chitwan and Pokhara is an easy part, which can be still stretched to longer duration especially visiting places far from the accommodations.
Equipment and clothing
A pair of binocular (8×42 or 10 x 40 recommended) and telescope if possible, Birds of Nepal field guide, pencil/pen and notebook and camera.
As we know that this tour involves in venturing into the nature to experience its beauty and richness, which can be very enjoyable experience. You are advised to wear the nature-friendly outfits, so there is a maximum chance to get close to the nature to view them in their natural habitats. Also, keep in mind that the long trouser and long-sleeved shirts are recommended to avoid being bitten or scratched in the jungle activities. For the complete list of clothing, please feel free to write to us.
Wings on Migration
COST: US$ 1995/person on twin sharing
Single supplement: US$ 590
Minimum number of pax: 2
Maximum number of pax: 10
- All private land transportation as per itinerary
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB basis
- Accommodations in Chitwan on full board
- All jungle activities: elephant safari, jeep drive, birdwatching tours and jungle excursion
- National park entrance fees
- Welcome dinner
- Escort of professional nature tour leader/ guide on the whole trip
- All government taxes
- List of wildlife and birds copy
Cost does not include
- Meals in Kathmandu, bottled drinks & beverages
- Cost of personal nature & visa fee/airport tax
- Rerouting cost and tipping
DEPARTURES: Wings on Migration
Autumn/Winter 2017 and 2018
07 Nov – 18 Nov , 23 Nov – 04 Dec
11 Dec-23 Dec and 27 Dec- 07 Jan 2018
IncludedWings on Migration