Nepal Birding Safari Tour

Nature At Its Best

Trip Facts

Destination: Kathmandu Valley, Koshi, Chitwan & Bardia
Duration: 15 Days
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Activity: Tour & Bird watching
Max Elevation: 2500 Meters
Best Season: Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Trip Grade: Easy Trip Grade Easy
Meals: Breakfast or All meals
Accommodation: Hotel & Resort

Nepal Birding Safari Tour

Nepal Birding Safari Tour covers the Kathmandu valley, two famous national parks, Chitwan National Park & Bardia National Park and one wildlife sanctuary- Koshi Tappu Wildlife Sanctuary. This tour covers Phulchowki, Koshi Tappu, Chitwan National Park & Bardia National Park which are considered as a famous bird sighting area of Nepal. In this tour, we will visit Kathmandu valley and drive to Biratnagar & drive to Bardia National park via Koshi Tappu & Chitwan National Park. During the drive from Biratnagar to Bardia National Park, one can see many birds specially Vultures in Dang and in Nawalparasi area and during the drive from Chitwan to Koshi, one can see may beautiful birds by the bank of Rapti River. This tour is considered as the best during the winter season. Fishtail Tours & Travel, Nepal invites you to enjoy the birding safari tour in Nepal during your next holiday.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel,

Day 02: UNESCO Heritage Sightseeing,

Day 03: UNESCO Heritage Sightseeing,

Day 04: Phulchowki Birding tour,

Day 05: Drive to Koshi Tappu,

Day 06: Birding Tour in Koshi Tappu,

Day 07: Drive to Chitwan National Park,

Day 08: Birding and Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park,

Day 09: Birding and Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park,

Day 10: Drive to Bardia National Park,

Day 11: Birding and Jungle Activities in Bardia National Park,

Day 12: Birding and Jungle Activities in Bardia National Park,

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu,

Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu,

Day 15: Final Departure.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350 M),
Meet and greet upon arrival at the International airport and transfer to hotel. Traditional Tika ceremony upon arrival, check into the hotel, tour briefing followed by a welcome drink. Late evening enjoy dinner in Nepalese restaurant with local dance, overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Meals: No meals

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing,
After breakfast leave for full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley covering Kathmandu Durbar square which is also known as Hanuman Dhoka or Kumari temple (temple of the living goddess). In this area you will visit Kumari temple- the temple of the living goddess, Kasthmandap-the wooden temple built by a single tree, palaces, forts, temples & many more historical sites; Swayambhunath Stupa-almost 2000 years old Stupa situated on a hillock offers a breathtaking view of whole Kathmandu valley with eastern Himalayan ranges. Lunch will be organized any specialty restaurant as per the interest of clients. After lunch, proceed for Patan Durbar Square- the city of art and architecture where you can see Durbar square, stone temple, Buddhist monasteries etc. Return to hotel, get refreshed and proceed for dinner at a specialty restaurant. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast only

Day 03: Kathmandu Sightseeing,
After breakfast leave for UNESCO world Heritage sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath temple- the oldest and most sacred Hindu temple of the world situated on the bank of Holy Bagmati River where all the dead bodies of the valley is cremated. In this area you will see a dead body being cremated, old temples, many Hindu priests etc. We further proceed to Bouddhanath Stupa-one of the biggest stupa of the world, the surrounding area is also known as little Tibet because this area is covered by Tibetan refugees and is one of the biggest Tibetan refugee camps of the valley. Lunch will be served any specialty restaurant near Bouddhanath area. Rest of the day is free to explore Thamel- tourist hub. Late evening, dinner will be arranged at the specialty restaurant in Thamel area. Return to hotel and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast only

Day 04: Drive to Phulchowki,
After breakfast proceed to Phulchowki which is situated about 20 km Southeast of Kathmandu, this mountain is situated at an altitude of 2759 m. is also considered one of the best point for hiking through Rhododendron forest with different varieties of flowers white to dark red. 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. 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. Return to Kathmandu & overnight.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 05: Kathmandu - Biratnagar Koshi Tappu,
After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Biratnagar Approx (10 /11 Hrs) (Optional by flight) - Koshi Tappu is easily accessible from Biratnagar after half and an hour drive. Arrive Koshi Tappu and overnight at Jungle Resort/ lodge. About Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve: Which 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 reverie forest. The Reserve offers important habitat for a variety of wildlife. The last surviving population (about 100 individuals) of Wild Buffalo is 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 the minimum of 100 species of birds in a day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06: Bird Watching at Koshi Tappu,
Full day Bird Exploring activities on foot and in boats. Koshi Tappu is one of Asia’s finest wetlands and fabulous bird watching area.
Almost all of Nepal’s long list of wildfowl, waders, storks, ibises, herons, egrets, terms and gulls occur here plus a great variety of land-birds that include such specialties as Swamp Francolin, Red-necked Falcon and Striated Marsh Wabler. Return to lodge/ resort and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07: Drive Koshi Tappu to Royal Chitwan National Park,
Drive to Chitwan for 9-10 hrs through the beautiful landscapes. There are ample chances to see White-rumped need tail Swifts and Ibis bills en-route. Upon arrival in Jungle Lodge, welcome and get information from the naturalist. 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 other many 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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08: Birding and Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park,
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. Return to lodge/ resort and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09: Birding and Jungle Activities in Chitwan National Park,
Full day jungle activities like jungle walk, canoe ride, bird watching, nature walk etc. Return to lodge/ resort and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day10: Drive to Bardia National Park,
Drive to the Bardia National Park. 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. Other 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. Finally, arrive Bardia National p[ark and overnight at lodge/ Resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Birding and Jungle Activities in Bardia National Park,
Jungle activities: elephant-back safari, nature walks, jungle drive, bird watching, trekking in the Churia Hills to observe more birds. Overnight at lodge/ Resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Birding and Jungle Activities in Bardia National Park,
Jungle activities: Cultural visits to Tharu village, Gangetic Dolphin viewing, rafting in the Karnali River. In the evening Tharu (ethnic tribe) Cultural performance. Overnight at lodge/ Resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Bardia-Nepalgunj to Kathmandu,
Drive from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu (Optional by flight). Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Shopping and personal visit in Kathmandu. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast only

Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu,
Today you are free to explore your own. Evening farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant with Cultural dance program will be organized. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast only

Day 15: Final Departure transfer,
Today you are free until transferred to International airport for onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast only

Includes / Excludes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport (Dom & Intl) transfers in private vehicle,
  • Five Night Kathmandu hotel accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • One Nights Phulchowki hotel accommodations (MAP Basis),
  • Two Nights/ Three Days Koshi Tappu package (Includes: All meals: B/L/D, tour guide, permits, hotel accommodation etc. as per the itinerary),
  • Three Nights/ Four Days Chitwan package (Includes: All meals: B/L/D, tour guide, permits, hotel accommodation etc. as per the itinerary),
  • Three Nights/ Four Days Bardia package (Includes: All meals: B/L/D, tour guide, permits, hotel accommodation etc. as per the itinerary)
  • Nepal Government Certified English speaking tour guide(s),
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing permits,
  • All land transfers in private vehicles in Kathmandu,
  • Private transportation Kathmandu- Phulchowki-Kathmandu-Koshi Tappu-Chitwan-Bardia-Nepalgunj,
  • Flight Nepalgunj-Kathmandu,
  • Nepal Government Certified English speaking guide(s),
  • All necessary assistance,
  • First aid and medical kits,
  • Wages, meals, accommodation, transportations, insurance and other facilities to the tour staffs during the journey,
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner at Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All types of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX etc.
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu,
  • Insurance that covers Trekking/Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuations,
  • International airfares,
  • Tips for the trekking staffs and driver,
  • Alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal expenses: shopping, laundry, trekking/tour equipment, SIM Card etc.
  • Nepal Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by unpredictable cancellation, natural calamities, political situation, illness etc.
  • Others expenses which are not mentioned above in INCLUDES section.

Other Info

STAFF

There will be the professional tour staff(s) on your trip. They will provide information on tourist attractions and historical sites as planned your itinerary. Your tour escort(s) will have navigational skills, conversation skills, vast knowledge, outgoing and friendly personality, excellent leadership and problem-solving abilities, ability to organize tasks effectively, open-mindedness to others’ opinions and ideas, and admirable resourcefulness.

MEALS

You will get good hotels and restaurant during your journey. You will get chance to have all types of food; Nepali, India, European, Continental, Chinese etc. If your meals are covered by Fishtail Tours, we will take you for your meals plan and if you are paying by yourself, our tour escort(s) will recommend as regarding your taste and budget.

ACCOMMODATION

All types of hotels; normal, two star, three star, 4 star, 5 star, traditional and boutique etc. are available during your journey. We basically work above Three Star property because price is normally same and there is no complain in the services.

TOUR EQUIPMENT

We need proper equipment before we travel. Please click this link to check your tour equipments for this tour.

MEDICINES & FIRST AID KITS

We only provide the first-aid kit bag during the tour. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.

BEST SEASON TO TRAVEL

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for this trip. Although this tour runs throughout the year.

MISCELLANEOUS, BUT IMPORTANT!

  • Passport and extra copies (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket copies
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Toiletry kit: toilet paper, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)

IMPORTANT NOTE

The above program is just the guideline and can be customized as per your requirements. Please contact us for with your desired program.

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