Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Tour Info

  • BWN102
  • Nepal
  • 5 Days
  • Easy and Relaxing
  • Sightseeing and Bird watching
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • March to May and late September to early December

Bird Watching:

Bird watching is a niche tourism activity that is becoming tourism  in Nepal.   Nepal,  despite   having a small area   of just 147,181 sq km, is home to 879 bird species. This makes Nepal a paradise of birdwatchers. Likewise,  the diversity geography of provides home    and breeding grounds to wide varieties of bird species. Birds   from as far as   Siberia come to   Nepal for breeding. Our experience birding guides will help you identify as many bird species as possible during  your stay in   Nepal. The best places for Birding in Nepal.


Kathmandu Valley:

In the Kathmandu valley alone, more than 500 species of birds have been recorded.

  • Bagmati & Manohara
  • Phulchoki
  • The Shivapuri watershed & Wildlife Reserve
  • Nagarjun
  • Chitwan national park
  • Koshi Barrage and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Bardiya National Park


Trip Outline:


Bird watching tour in Nepal itinerary:


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 meters. Overnight at hotel.


Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.


Day 03: Kathmandu-Patan-Bird watching in Godavari botanical garden. Overnight at hotel.


Day 04: Godavari-Phulchoki Hill-Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.


Day 05: Birding in Nagarjun forest and Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Overnight at hotel.


Day 06: Kathmandu drive to Chitwan. Jungle activity. Overnight at resort.


Day 07: Birding trip at Chitwan national Park. Overnight a resort.


Day 08: Chitwan drive to Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve. Overnight at resort.


Day 09: In Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve. Overnight at resort.


Day 10: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.


Day 11: Eco Trip Nepal representative will drop to onward destination.


Bird Watching


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334 m.


Dream Destination Nepal airport representative will transfer to hotel. Bird Watching Tour briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.


Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing


Today, you will visit the medieval palaces, temples, Buddhist Stupas, monasteries and courtyards, all with intricate wood, metal and stone works. The places of interest are Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel.


Day 03: Kathmandu-Patan-Bird watching in Godavari botanical garden.


Drive to Patan where you will visit the Durbar Square, Krishna temple and Golden temple. From here you will continue to Godavari. Check in hotel and after refreshment, bird watching trip in Godavari botanical garden. Overnight at hotel.


Day 04: Godavari-Phulchoki Hill-Kathmandu.


A full day exploration of the upper section of Phulchowki Hill for birds. Transfers by Land Cruiser/Land Rover & lunch boxes for mid-day meal. Dinner & overnight at   Godavari Village Resort.   Birds like    Black Eagle, Bablers, Yuhinas, Bulbuls, Robins Thrushes and many other hill birds commonly seen. Also, the outskirts of Kathmandu is dotted with    rice fields     & tiny villages    and small forest patches. Therefore, you are likely see many birldlife such as Black Kite, Cattle Egret, White-Breasted     Kingfisher, Spotter Dove, Red-rumped Swallows, Black, Ashy and Bronzed Drongos, Long-tailed Shrike, Common and jugle Mynas, Grey Treepie, Red-vented Bulbul, etc. Overnight at hotel.


Day 05: Birding at Nagarjun and Shivapuri.


Birding in Nagarjun forest and Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Return to hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.


Day 06: Kathmandu-Chitwan ( 165 km, 4.5 hrs by drive).


After breakfast, drive to Chitwan National Park and check in the resort. It is a beautiful journey on the Kathmandu-Chitwan highway, through Nepal’s middle hill & Tarai, to the Royal Chitwon National Park. En-route, we will make few stops to look  for Wall creeper & Braun Dipper in Trisuli River and its rocky  walls.This evening we shall paddle down the Rapti River in search of waterbirds. The most notable bird species are Small  Pratincole   (winter visitor), Great Thick-knee, River Tern, Stork-billed Kingfisher,   Black Stork, Wolly-necked Sork, Asian Open-   billed Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Great Cormorant and many other waterbirds will be present, including Ruddy    Shelduck, Gadwall, Little Ringed and Kentish Plovers, Riber & Red-wattled   Lapwing.     Other species     present in this area includes Ospray & Brown Fishowl.

The Park comprises 1000 of sal and riverine jungle and magnificent environment with a great variety of wildlife than any other area of Nepal. Over 480 species of birds have been recorded here and we can expect to see  nearly one third of these, as well as   many mammals and reptiles. These are likely to include the endangered Great One   Horned Rhinoceros, wild boar, sambar, muntjc, spotted and hog deers , rhesus and hanuman   monkeys, and possibly marsh muggar and fish eating gharial crocodiles. Tiger,   leopard,    sloth   bears, and   gaur (wild bison)   are all   common and regularly seen by the lucky ones! We shall be staying in comfortable Wildlife Lodge.


Day 07: Birding trip at Chitwan national Park.


After breakfast, A full day   based   at the  wildlife lodge.   We shall explore    the rivers by   dug-out canoe, search  the grasslands – for tigers, rhinos and other animals – on elephant back, and go bird-watching in the forest on foot. The dry Sal forest, Grassland dominate the Park and that hold a wide variety of species including, Red-thighed or Collored Falconet, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Crested Serpent Eagle, Shikra, White-eyed   Buzzard, Crested   Hawk-Eagle,   Red Jungle fowl, Indian    Peafowl,  Oriental  Turtle  & spotted  Doves, Yellow – footed  Green Pigion,   Alexandrine,   Rose. ringed, and Plum-headed Parakeet, the delightful Indian Scops Owl, Jungle Owlet, Crested treeswift, Green Bee-eater, Indian Roller, Grey, Pied and Gaint Hornbills. A good variety of of woodpeckers accurs here and we should find Grey-capped  Pigmy,  Rufous,  Grey-headed, Greater  Yelownapes, and Great  Flameback. As  usual, mixed – specis  feeding flocks form such Flycatchers, Thrushes, Bablers, Drongos etc.This should be an outstanding day. Overnight at Wildlife Lodge.


Day 08: Chitwan-Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.


After breakfast, drive to Koshi Tappu (8 to 9 hours). It is a beautiful journey today on the east-west highway, through Nepal’s Tarai and across the plains of south   east Nepal, to  the great Kosi river.  Enroute we will explore riverbeds of Rapti river near    Hedtauda to look for the bizarre looking Ibis Bill. The barrage across the river was built between 1958 and 1964 to control and   prevent   flooding in   the plains of northern India to the south. The vast expanse of open water created by the barrage, and   the    marshes,    lagoons, sandbanks mud flats and arable land that lie around it offer and an outstanding wetland habitat. Almost all Nepalese species of wildfowl, waders, storks, ibises, egrets,  terns  and   gulls accur here, plus a great variety  of land  birds,  especially  warblers,  and  birds    of prey. Well in  excess of 100   species should be seen each day at the Kosi Barrage, and the sharp-eyed   may be    lucky    enough to    see some    of the endangered Gangetic river dolphins that live here. We shall overnight at Kosi Tented Camp  and spend the afternoon  visiting the local tribal village (THARU TRIBES) to know their cultural and bird-watching  on  one of the finest wetlands in Asia. Overnight at Koshi Tappu tented camp.


Day 09: In Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.


We rise early this   morning to visit the Kosi Tappu   reserve, just to    the north    east of the    barrage.     This is an   area of seasonally inundated riverside grassland, together with some shisam and accacia woodland. Not only is this the last retreat, in Nepal , of the wild water buffalo, but it harbours many other mammals (including blue bulls, spotted deer and   jungle cats) and an excellent avifauna. If elephants are available we shall rout the park on their backs! We shall hope to see some of the buffaloes, other mammals, and many of the grassland and  water birds. –   Parties,     munias, larks, shrikes,    and bablers.   The notable    species are Swamp Patridge, Black & White Ibis, Spotted & Barred Owlet, the endangered Black-necked Stork breeds in Kosi Tappu.   During the   afternoon we   shall return to   the barrage  for a second afternoon’s  bird-watching  there. The  open  wetlands and river   inside the    reserve  usually hold   variety of wintering waterfowls, waders and large water bids, and we should   find the rare    Spot-billed Pelican, Ruddy   Shelduck, Spot-billed  Duck,  Purple  Swamhen,  Greater   Painted Snipe,  Painted    Stork, Great Egret ,    Purple & Night  Heron, Cinnamon Bitten, Lesser &  Greatrer  Adjutant  Stork,  Greater &  Lesser  Coucal,  Large-tailed   6 Indian  Night jars, Pheasant-tailed    and Bronze-winged Jacana, Black -shouldered Kite, Osprey, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Pied Harier, Darter, Citrine,Yellow, White-browed & White Wagtails, Crested Bunting. etc. Overnight at Koshi Tappu tented camp.


Day 10: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.


Another early morning walk or elephant ride, back to the camp, where the vehicle is waiting to take us to Biratnager airport – another lovely flight back to Kathmandu. If weather permits Mt. Everest,   Mt. Makalu,    Mt Kanchenjunga the three highest mountains in the word can seen! Upon arrival in Kathmandu, day at free for own activity. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.


Day 11: Departure.


Dream Destination Nepal representative will drop to onward destination.

    Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Godavari, including breakfast.
  • Tent Accommodation, all the meals, birdwatching and nature guide.
  • Birdwatching guide.
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.
  • All transportation by private vehicles.
  • All programs as per package, park permit fee.

    Price Not Includes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Godavari.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Purely Personal Expense
  • International Travel,Health insurance.
  • Bar and Beverage.
  • Laundry
  • Tipping/Tips (Expected)


Nepal Bird Watching Highlights Tour is offers an exciting and interesting bird watching tour with cultural, scenic tour with jungle safari in the best Asia’s National Park in Chitwan,Kathmandu and Bardiya National Park .

Trip Highlights:


  • View numerous bird’s species around Phulchowki hill at Godawari nearby Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing around UNESCO world heritage sites
  • View birds at shore of Phewa lake in Pokhara, boat ride and lakeside fun
  • Sarangkot Hiking for captivating glimpse of rural life and the magnificent view of Annapurna Himalayan range
  • View hundreds of rare species of birds and wildlife habitats around Chitwan National Park
  • Jungle fun activities and further spot birds at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Explore birds at Koshi Tappu, relax at resort for fine views
  • Sightseeing around ancient medieval town of Bhaktapur

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