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Binding Holiday Tour

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An ornithological tour that explores the birds of highland and lowland of Nepal

Trip Overview
In this trip, you will tour some of the best parts of the country, exploring the diverse species of birds in Nepal with the stunning snow capped Himalayan views. The tours starts in Kathmandu with exploring the birds of lower Phulchauki Hill, the best birding location in Kathmandu valley. The next highlight, is the birding hike through the biodiversity rich habitat of Annapurna foothills, and has well over 400 species of birdlife with other wildlife such as Rhesus and Langur Monkeys, Yellow-throated Marten, Common Leopard, Muntjac and Himalayan Black and Brown Bears etc. Annapurna foothills, in Annapurna Conservation area, is also the most popular trekking destination in the country. This area is well known for some of the most spectacular and highest mountains of the world (Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks). After this highland experience, you will travel down to another highlights of the tour, the finest national park, Chitwan National Park of Nepal, located in the southern lowlands. This national park has the major wildlife with well over 600 species of birds and unique flora species of the country. 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 the most of the birds are recorded in the country. This birding tour, “Birds of Nepal“, is a great combination to see and experience the BIRDS of the different habitats. This is a great trip to explore the Nepal’s bird life, enjoying the snowy-capped Himalayan peaks and local cultures.
Trip Highs
Species of Birds from lowland and highland Major wildlife of the country ( Great One-horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger) etc. The stunning view of Himalayan peaks (Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Fishtail) Cultural insight Trip led by highly experienced and licence bird and wildlife expert leader/guide

Trip Fact sheet

TripCode: NAT001
Tour duration: 16 Day 15 nights 

Tour area: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna and Chitwan national park

Level of Grade: Easy to moderate trip

Minimum person on the trip: 2 and Maximum– 8 only

Best months for this trip: It depends entirely what you are looking for. For summer visitor its Mar to May even June before the monsoon season. For winter visitor and settle weather with great mountain view it’s, Oct through to month of Jan and Feb. The main migratory when we get more species and number are in winter. Even in the monsoon time (June- Sept) the birds are there but it may be not so easy to travel around some time! 

Bring along: 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.

Trip ITINERARY

Day01: Kathmandu arrival
Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Nepal, meet in Kathmandu airport and transfer to your hotel for overnight. Trip briefing, followed by welcome dinner! Overnight Hotel
Day02: Day in Kathmandu
Day in Kathmandu to explore the birds of Lower Phulchauki Hill- the best birding location nearby. Return and overnight Hotel
Day03: To Pokhara
Travel to Pokhara and explore around, time permitting Overnight hotel
Day04: To Thulo Kharka
Travel to Kande start birding hike through a beautiful forest before arriving at Thulokot, a great place to watch the migratory raptors in autumn and winter season. Arriving there, you will explore the ridge the around the area. Overnight at Thulokot
Day05: To Landruk Phedi
Continue trek and enjoy watching birds along the trail that is mostly through he beautiful forest. There is great chance of seeing lots of forest birds on the trail including raptors. Landruk phedi village, will be arrived after passing many creeks, farmland villages of Tolka and Landruk itself. Overnight lodge by the river Modi, on the gorge
Day06: To Bhaisi Kharka
The trail climbs steeply to a large Gurung village of Ghandruk, that also is well know for up close view of some of beautiful Himalayan peaks including Fishtail. The trail further continues to climb and gradually climbs to Bhaisi Kharka. We will enjoy many birds and lots of Thrushes with many other species will be explore before arrive at the overnight place. Overnight lodge at Bhaisi Kharka
Day07: To Deorali
East stroll through the forest and down to creek and along the creek before making a climb. Explore the birds of the forest and creeks such as Thrushes, Bulfinch, Yuhina etc with wildlife such as Himalayan Grey Langur and Muntjac etc. Over at Deorali located on the saddle of the hills
Day08: To Banthanti
The trail on the popular trail drops down through the village of Ulleri to Tirkhedhunga and then to Hile and ease along the river and farmland in the valley to arrive at Birethanti, located at the confluence two rivers, beautiful place. Overnight at Birethanti
Day09: To Birethanti
The trail on the popular trail drops down through the village of Ulleri to Tirkhedhunga and then to Hile and ease along the river and farmland in the valley to arrive at Birethanti, located at the confluence two rivers, beautiful place. Overnight at Birethanti
Day10: To Kande, Naudanda and Pokhara
Leaving Birethanti, the trail climbs to Chandrakot and ease out Lumle and Kande, from where we will get our private vehicle to Pokhara. On the way we will explore some area, on the ridge, wonderful for raptors Overnight at Pokhara in hotel
Day11: To Chitwan
Travel to wildlife resort by the Chitwan national park. Arrival is followed by lunch and evening nature walk nearby. Explore the birds and area Overnight at Resort
Day12: Day in Chitwan
Full day in Chitwan will be spend to explore the national parks for birds and wildlife Chitwan is the first and the finest national park of the country that is extremely rich in its biodiversity with numerous beautiful and endangered birdlife. The exploration can be done by walk and jeep ride. Overnight lodge
Day13: Day in Chitwan
Full day in Chitwan will be spend to explore the national parks for birds and wildlife Chitwan is the first and the finest national park of the country that is extremely rich in its biodiversity with numerous beautiful and endangered birdlife. The exploration can be done by jeep and canoe ride. Overnight lodge
Day14: Return Kathmandu
Travel back to Kathmandu On the way (winter time) we can stop to explore the Trsihuli river for this iconic species Ibisbill before arriving Kathmandu. Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel for the overnight.
Day15: Return Kathmandu
Day in Kathmandu to explore some world heritage sites and afternoon free. Farewell dinner and overnight lodge
Day16: Trips ends in Kathmandu
Trips ends in Kathmandu, fly back home or join other adventure with us
Tours COST
US$ 2760 per person Single supplement: US$ 650.

 

Cost INCLUDE

  • Private land transportation
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel on BB
  • Chitwan wildlife safari is on full board
  • Trek arrangement on full board
  • All wildlife activities in Chitwan
  • National park and nature conservation fees
  • TIMs Card
  • Nature/Bird expert tour leader
  • Porter service and support
  • Govt tax Staff insurance
  • Post trip report

Cost Does NOT include

  • Your travel insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Bottled drinks and beverages
  • Anything that is not mentioned above

Trip DEPARTURES 

Autumn/Winter 2020/21 22 Oct- 06 Nov | 18 Nov –03 Dec  | 07 Dec-22 Dec  | 04 Jan – 19 Jan 2021
Spring/Summer 2021 09 Feb – 24 Feb | 06 March – 21 Mar | 27 March – 11 April | 17 April – 02 May

NOTE: Apart from above given fixed departure dates, the tour is customisable,  according to your time available and wish to do or see. For more information contact us in these email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Post COVID-19 trip, we offer the special discount and loyalty offer. Please email us. We make sure that, the trip arrangements will strictly follow the safety and hygienic procedure!

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15 Nights 16 Days
12+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Kathmandu
  • Departure Time
    TBA
  • Return Time
    TBA
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket
  • Included
    Binding Holiday Tour

TOUR LOCATION

Thulokot

This tour is done in three main places such as Pokhara and Annapurna area. in Chitwan- lowland and Kathmandu itself