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Bird Watching Tour in Nepal

Bird Watching Tour in Nepal

Clicked at Phulchoki Jungle - During Bird Watching Trip


Trip Highlights;

  • Bird Watching tour to Nagarjun Hill, located prime location near Kathmandu
  • Bird Watching & Wildlife tour to Nepal's oldest Chitwan National Park
  • Bird Watching tour to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve located eastern corner of Nepal
  • Full extent of bird watching tour covering major bird watching sopts in Nepal.

Trip Introduction;
Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition offering a package trip of bird watching tour in Nepal covering with major bird watching spots; Phulchoki, Nagarjun, Chitwan National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve.  We assume this tour provides lifetime experience of bird watching in Nepal. 

Bird Watching in Phulchuki:
Phulchoki is a famous bird watching spot located 20 km south from hub of Kathmandu. It is highest hill station near from Kathmandu valley offers an ideal description of Nepalese birds. We start our bird watching journey to Phulchoki after a short drive to Godawori (lap of Phulchoki hill), then climb up to the hill through the jungle which is home of several spices of resident birds as well as travelling birds. We can see there; Besra, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Kalij Pheasant, Common Hill Partridge, Ashy Woodpigeon, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Mountain Scops Owl, Collared Owlet, Golden-throated Barbet, Speckled Piculet, Crimson-breasted Pied and Rufous-bellied Pied Woodpeckers, Grey-chinned Minivet, Striated Bulbul, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Spotted Forktail, Chestnut-headed and grey-bellied Tesias, Chestnut-crowned and black faced Warblers, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Lesser Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler, Grey-throated and Spiny Babblers, White-crested, striated, Rufous-chinned and grey-sided Laughing thrushes, Red-billed Leiothrix, Cuttia, White-browed Green and Black-eared Shrike-Babblers, Hoary Barwing, Blue-winged Minla, Nepal Fulvetta, Yellow-browed Tit, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Black-throated Sunbird, Maroon Oriole, Eurasian and Lancelated Jays, Red-billed Blue Magpie and Brown Bullfinch . 

Bird Watching in Nagarjun Jungle: 
Nagarjun Jungle is another destination for bird watching paradise, located near from Kathmandu city. Well protected dense forests of Nagarjun offers to experience great bird watching tour. Mainly Northern Eagle, Owl, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Long-tailed Mountain Thrush, Chestnut-headed Bee-Eater, Maroon Oriole, Large Hawk Cuckoo, and Eurasian Woodcock are making their home inside this jungle. 

Bird Watching in Chitwan National Park:
Chitwan National Park is one of the oldest National Parks in Nepal. It is also a UNESCO world heritage sites offers great wildlife tour experience as well as bird watching tour. 932 square kilometer of its area filled with dense forests, plain lands is residential place for more than 450 spices of birds, world’s rare one horned Rhino and many more wildlife animals. Mainly Chitwan National Park contains the birds like; Cormorants, Darter, Cinnamon Bittern, Black-crowned Night and Purple Herons, Asian Openbill, Woolly-necked and Lesser Adjutant Storks, Lesser Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Balloons Ruddy-breasted and Brown Crakes, Purple Gallinule, Bronze-winged Jacana, Painted Snipe and Stork-billed Kingfisher, Chestnut-crowned and Spotted Bush Warblers, Yellow bellied Prinia, Clamorous Reed, dusky and Smoky Warblers, Red-capped Babbler,  Brown Fish Owl, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Kalij Pheasant, Emerald Dove, Orange-breasted Green and Pompadour Green Pigeon, Moustached Parakeet, Green-billed Malkoha, Brown Hawk Owl, Crested Treeswift, Pied and Great Hornbills, Streak-throated Green, Rufous, Himalayan Golden-backed and Greater Golden- backed Woodpeckers, Large Woodshrike Rosy Minivet, Black- crested Bulbul, Golden fronted Leafbird, Pale-chinned Flycatcher, Black-napped Monarch, Puff-throated Babbler, White-browed Scimitar-Babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Crimson Sunbird, Thick-billed Flowerpecker, Hill Mynah, Black-hooded Oriole, White-rumped Shama, Lesser Necklaced, Greater Necklaced and Rufous-necked Laughing-thrushes, Nepal Fulvetta, Streaked Spiderhunter, yellow-bellied Warbler, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Forest Eagle, Tawny Fish Owls, Red-headed Trogon, White-browed Piculet, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Long-tailed Broadbill, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird and Little Spiderhunter.

Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve:
The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is located eastern region of Nepal with its area 175 square kilometer. As the reserve is lies in the bank side of Sapta-Koshi River, several spices of water birds can be seen. More than 280 spices of residential and migratory birds are recorded inside this wildlife reserve. Koshi Tappu is also home of wild animals such as wild buffalo, blue cows, deer, gangetic dolphins, gharials and crocodiles. Highlights of bird watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve includes 20 species of ducks, 2 species of ibises, many storks, egrets, herons and the endangered swamp patriadge and Bengal florican. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
  • Pick up from Airport and transfer to Hotel
  • Evening Welcome dinner with NGT
Day 02: Drive to Godawori and hike to Phulchoki 
  • After breakfast, drive to Godawori [45 min]
  • Hike to Phulchoki hill via jungles
  • On the way enjoy to see various spices of birds
  • Packet lunch En-route 
  • Jeep ride back from Phulchoki to Kathmandu
  • Back to Hotel
Day 03: Bird watching to Nagarjun Hill
  • After breakfast, drive to Nagarjun
  • Hike to Nagarjun Hill
  • View of various spices of birds
  • En-route packet lunch
  • Back to hotel
Day 04: Drive to Chitwan National Park 
  • Check in hotel, Welcome drink.
  • Lunch at hotel.
  • Elephant safari or canoeing.
  • Evening village tour and Tharu cultural program.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Chitwan National Park 
  • Early morning Bird watching or Nature walk.
  • After breakfast, Canoeing or Elephant safari.
  • Lunch at hotel.
  • Visit to Elephant breeding center & museum.
  • Evening free for personal activities, sunset view.
  • Dinner & Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Fly from Chitwan to Kathmandu then to Biratnagar and drive to Koshi tappu
  • Fly to Kathmandu (Tribhuwan International Airport)
  • Fly from Kathmandu to Biratnagar
  • Drive to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Bird Watching walk to surrounding places [3 hrs]
  • Dinner and overnight stay  
Day 07: Bird Watching tour to Koshi tappu
  • Early morning nature walk and bird watching tour [3 Hrs]
  • Breakfast at Camp
  • Rafting at Sapta Koshi River
  • View of water birds, water buffaloes, dolphins and several other water habitats
  • Lunch at Resort
  • Evening, drive to Koshi Barrage to have bird watching, and view of fresh water dolphins 
  • Back to resort, dinner and overnight stay
Day 08: Bird Watching tour to Koshi tappu
  • Early morning jungle walk/Nature walk tour [3 hrs]
  • Breakfast at Camp
  • Bird watching in the surrounding of Koshi River side 
  • Cross Koshi Barrage
  • Packet lunch en-route 
  • Back to Camp, dinner and overnight stay
Day 09: Drive to Biratnagar and fly to Kathmandu
  • After Breakfast, drive to Biratnagar 
  • Fly from Biratnagar to Kathmandu
  • Pick up from Airport and transfer to Hotel
  • Free for personal activities
  • Evening, farewell dinner with NGT
Day 10: International departure as per flight schedule  

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

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Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
September 1, 2018 September 10, 2018 $ 1055 OPEN Book Now !
September 10, 2018 September 19, 2018 $ 1055 OPEN Book Now !
October 1, 2018 October 10, 2018 $ 1055 OPEN Book Now !
October 14, 2018 October 23, 2018 $ 1055 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

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Your Program Duration = 10 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan as per mentioned in Itinerary 
  • Guided Bird Watching tour to Phulchuki, Nagarjun, Chitwan National Park and Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve 
  • All required ground transport by Private Vehicle 
  • Chitwan - Kathmandu – Biratnagar – Kathmandu flight
  • All Jungle activities in Chitwan National park as per mentioned itinerary
  • National Park fees and all required charges 
  • Resort accommodation with all meals during Chitwan Stay 
  • Wildlife specialist guide in Chitwan National Park 
  • All jungle activities in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve as mentioned in Itinerary 
  • Wildlife Reserve fees and all required charges 
  • Wildlife Camp accommodation with all meals includes during Bardia Stay
  • Wildlife specialist guide in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • Applicable Government, local taxes and all necessary paperwork 

Service does not includes

  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any kinds of Bar bills

Useful Info


Awesome experience – Bird Watching

 I and my friend went to Nepal for bird watching tour. We knew Nepal is best destination in south Asia for its residential birds and migratory birds. We searched different companies to operate our trip and fortunately we found Nepal Guide from internet. They gave us perfect package trip, we impressed from their prompt response and honest policy.
During our trip – we felt very safe, comfortable and flexible. NGT provide us 3 bird watching guides; 1 is for Phulchoki and Nagarjun tour another is for Chitwan National Park and last one is for Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. All guides were excellent, knowledgeable and too much informative. We cannot forget honest drivers, elephant rider, canoe guide and all hospitable people who helped us directly and indirectly during our tour.  
Miss u all….. will visit again….!!!!! ;) 
Best Regards, 
Friends from Poland 


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