Overview

Nepal is a paradise for birds’ lovers and ornithologists with over 848 species (8% of the world total) of birds. And among them almost 500 species are found in the Kathmandu valley alone. The most popular bird watching spots in Kathmandu are Phulchoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, and Taudaha and so on. Get your binocular and look forward to a rewarding experience. The best time for bird watching is March and December. Koshi Tappu wild life reserve 400 species of birds which includes two species of bird never before seem in Nepal- the spotted wren babbler and the olive ground warbler. Royal Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve offers over 200 species of birds. Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve offers 280 species of birds which include 20 species of ducks, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and the endangered swamp partridge and Bengal florican.

 

Tour begins with warm traditional welcome and quick safety briefing followed by comprehensive trip briefing next day, introduction to your guide and entertain last minutes questions.

9 Nights 10 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

Kathmandu Portion:

  • 5 nights accommodation in twin sharing BB basis (Bed and Breakfast) in Hotel as per the itinerary
  • 1 Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • 1 professional English speaking guide
  • Private transportation during sightseeing
  • All entrance fee during sightseeing
  • 1 full day bird watching tour in Phulchowki
  • Transportation to and from Phulchowki

 

Koshi Tappu Portion:

  • 4 nights accommodation in twin sharing AP basis (all meals) in Jungle Lodge as per the itinerary
  • All wildlife activities
  • 1 professional naturalist throughout the tour
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Internal transportation to and from activities
  • Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Park fee

 

Transportation:

  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Koshi Tappu in private car
  • Airfare: Koshi Tappu – Kathmandu by air

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel insurance (must cover all risk undertaken)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Liquor beverages (hard and soft drinks)
  • Expenses of personal nature e.g. Phone calls, laundry etc
  • Gratuity for staff
  • Services not mention herein

 

Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Kathmandu Bird Sanctuary: Phulchowki, Godawari.
  • Outside Kathmandu: Koshi Tappu wildlife Sanctuary.
  • All major world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.
Itinerary

Outline Itinerary:

 

No. of Days

Outline Itinerary

Overnight

01:

Arrival in Kathmandu

Hotel (BB)

02:

Half day sightseeing of world heritage sites

Hotel (BB)

03:

Early morning drive to Phulchowki, full day bird watching

Hotel (AP)

04:

Drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Jungle Lodge (AP)

05:

Bird watching including jungle activities

Jungle Lodge (AP)

06:

Bird watching including jungle activities

Jungle Lodge (AP)

07:

Bird watching including jungle activities

Jungle Lodge (AP)

08:

Fly back to Kathmandu

Hotel (BB)

09:

Day at leisure

Hotel (BB)

10:

Final departure

 

 

Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: (BB)

Arrival in Kathmandu where you will be met and transferred to Hotel just walking distance to any styles of good restaurants and shops. Our Representative will give you short briefing on hotel facilities and safety. Tonight we only have a short introduction to the area, just what you need to know before the main briefing tomorrow. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 02: Sightseeing of world heritage sites: (BB)

After having your breakfast, tour briefing takes place around 9 am. All the aspect of tour itinerary will be discussed, any last minute questions answered and your tour guide will be introduced for a day sightseeing of world heritage sites. First you will visit Swyambhunath also known as The Monkey Temple is a 2500-years old site where, it is believed, the Radiant Lotus of the valley-mythology, settled when the water was drained by Manjushree, the God of Wisdom. Then, you'll visit Patan City where you can see the historic Durbar Square, The Golden Gate, The Sky piercing temple of Taleju and the statue of King Yogendra Malla. After having lunch at Patan City your guide will bring you to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Here you will visit The Hanuman Dhoka (the ancient royal residential quarter), Temple House of Kumari (The living Goddess) and local markets. Later on, you'll be return back to the hotel walking through local market. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 03: Early morning drive to Phulchowki, full day bird watching: (BB)

Early in the morning, immediate after breakfast drive by a Private vehicle to the Foothill of the Phulchoki equipped with binocular, book and packed lunch. The Godavari Garden is the only botanical garden of Nepal situated in the foothill. You can start to enjoy the birds from this garden. From here onward, we drive some time and walk sometime depends upon the bird’s site. You will have Lunch in the hill and return from the Hill again by walking plus driving. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 04: Drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve: (Full Board)

After breakfast, you’ll drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. You’ll have your lunch on your way. After arriving in Lodge, your guide will brief you about your following activities. Rest of the day is a free day. O/N at Jungle Lodge in Koshi Tappu (AP)

 

Day 05: Bird watching including jungle activities: (Full Board)

Full day jungle activities. O/N at Jungle Lodge in Koshi Tappu (AP)

 

Day 06: Bird watching including jungle activities: (Full Board)

Full day jungle activities. O/N at Jungle Lodge in Koshi Tappu (AP)

 

Day 07: Bird watching including jungle activities: (Full Board)

Full day jungle activities. O/N at Jungle Lodge in Koshi Tappu (AP)

 

Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu: (BB)

After breakfast, you’ll drive to Biratnagar Airport for your flight to Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 09: Day at leisure: (BB)

This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu city, shopping etc. Kathmandu offers varieties of restaurants and fast-food for food lovers. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 10: Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure:

Today either you’ll have your holiday extension for another tour or we will transfer you to airport for final departure flight.