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Bird Watching Tour (9 Days)

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Bird Watching Tour essentially is one of the most widely picked trips for those who enjoy the company of nature. Though the size of Nepal is small, it holds all kinds of setting for birds from lakes, subtropical, tropical woods, wetlands, as well as Himalayan environment. Bird Watching Tour actually will let you explore Terai, the lower region of Nepal to Himalayan region including hilly region. You will get to observe different types of the bird Danphe, Pheasant national bird of Nepal. Nepal is well-liked as the heaven for those who love bird watching.

Nepal holds 873 species which means around 10% of the birds’ in the entire world can be found in Nepal. You will get to see Purple Swamphen, Heron, Darter, Black Stork, Lesser, Bengal Floricans, Grey Headed, Lesser Fish Eagles, etc and more. With Third Eye Adventure, you can enjoy the Bird Watching Tour. On the whole spring and autumn season are best point to go for bird watching in Nepal. On the other hand, we can make the tour plan throughout the year, chiefly as per the time and timetable of the customer.

Chitwan National Park, Godavari Botanical Garden, Phulchoki hill, Nagarjuna Forest, Koshi Tappu Widlife Reserve, Shiva Puri Watershed and more to witness a lot of types of birds. You can capture the best moments of your life with Third Eye Adventure.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and shift to hotel

Day 02: Sight-seeing tour Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu to Patan to Godavari Botanical Garden for bird watching

Day 04: Godavari to Phulchowki Hill

Day 05: Bird watching in Nagarjuna Forest plus Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Return Kathmandu.

Day 06: Kathmandu to Chitwan (160km, 4 hrs).

Day 07: Birding at Chitwan

Day 08: Chitwan to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Day 09: Return to Kathmandu and departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and shift to hotel
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received and greeted by the airport representative from Third Eye Adventure. After completing the formalities at the airport, you will transfer to the hotel. You will enjoy an evening dinner at typical Nepali restaurant and enjoy your choice of food. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 02: Sight-seeing tour around Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will have a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu city. You will observe the exciting sight of the prominent antique temples at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square which are in fact enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Lists. Also, making a trip to Swayambhunath, identified as the monkey temple is worshipped by people from both religion- Buddhists plus Hindus. Similarly, Pashupatinath, the main sacred temples in Nepal and Boudhanath, the biggest Buddhist monastery in the world too comes under the list and will visit these wonderful places as well. Overnight at the hotel.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 03: Kathmandu to Patan to Bird Watching in Godavari Botanical Garden
The major appeal of Patan city is the Durbar Square which is enlisted in World Heritage List. It holds a lot of temples and a huge palace which has been transformed into a museum. Also you will visit the Krishna temple, the Golden temple and the Kumbheswor temple. Then after, we will drive to Godavari. There we will check into the hotel. And after relaxing for some time we will go for bird watching trip in Godavari Botanical Garden. We will see birds like babblers, tits, warblers, thrushes, woodpeckers, minivets, eagles, racket-tailed drongo, the spotted fork tail, Tibetan siskin and number if other migrant birds. Godavari records more than 100 types of birds. Overnight at hotel.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 04: Godavari to Phulchowki Hill to Kathmandu
After breakfast, on this day we will leave Godavari carrying a lunch pack and trek up to the Phulchowki Hill. We will have a full day bird watching and spot Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Common Hill Partridge, Kalij Pheasant, Ashy Woodpigeon, Mountain Scops Owl, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Golden-throated Barbet, Collared Owlet etc. In the evening, we will return back to Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 05: Bird watching in Nagarjuna Forest as well as Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Return Kathmandu.
We will today go for bird watching in Nagarjuna Forest. You will see Laughing Thrush, little Pied Fly Catchers, Crested Serpent Eagle, Rupy-throats, Babblers etc. Then we will walk to Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Then we will return back to Kathmandu.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 06: Kathmandu to Chitwan (160km, 4 hrs).
We will on this day drive to Chitwan National Park which is 160km away from Kathmandu. And it takes around 4 hours to reach there. Upon arrival in Chitwan, we will check into the resort or hotel. In the afternoon, after relaxing for some time we can have a short visit to Tharu Village. In the evening you can enjoy the Tharu dance as well. Overnight at hotel or resort.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 07: Birding at Chitwan
Today, early in the morning, we can go for bird-watching tour. Purple Swamphen, Heron, Darter, Black Stork, Lesser, Bengal Floricans, Grey Headed etc are some birds you can spot here. You may also go to see elephant bath and get pleasure from the canoe ride. Overnight at Chitwan National Park.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 08: Chitwan to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Today we will have full day birding in Koshi Tappu Reserve. It has above 280 species -20 species of duck, storks, ibices, swamp partridges, egrets, herons, Bengal floricans and several exotic as well as migratory waterfowl. Overnight at hotel or lodge.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 09: Return to Kathmandu and departure
On this day, you will return to Kathmandu and then you will leave Kathmandu to your own country.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Note of above Itinerary:




Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is one of the essential parts to craft before you travel so that you shall be protected against wide-ranging expenses likely to gain due to health issues or accidents which include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, treatment costs etc.

There are two sorts of accommodations during the trek. You will stay two nights in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel while during your trek you will stay in typical teahouse or lodge or guest house or hotel with unheated rooms with foam mattresses in wood beds. We make available attached bathrooms as much as feasible; still there are some places which can only offer shared washing and bathroom facilities.

During the trek, you can get pleasure from typical Nepali cookery, diverse cultural cuisines as well as international food including Tibetan, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. You will have your breakfast at the same teahouse or lodge where you spent your night while lunch will be dished up en-route to destination; and dinner will be served at the place where you will spend the night.

Equipment necessary for your trek:
1) Fro head and face-Sun hat or scarf, Sunglasses with UV protection cream
2) Upper Body: - T-shirts, Light expedition thermal tops, pullover or Fleece jacket, Fleece Wind-Cheater jacket, Waterproof shell jacket
3) Lower Body: - Under Garments, Lightweight cotton long pants, Hiking shorts, Light and trip weight thermal bottoms, Waterproof (if possible breathable fabric), Fleece or wool pants (seasonal),
4) Feet: - Thin inner socks, Thick warm woolen socks, Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals), Hiking boots, Gaiters for hiking to the base camp in winter
5) Hands: - Heavyweight gloves or mittens, Lightweight gloves,
6) Accessories: - Sleeping bag, Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking Bags, Basic First Aid Kit, Trekking Poles, Water bottles, Toiletries
7) Extras/Luxuries – Binoculars, book, Guide book, Journal & Pen, Walkman etc

High altitude sickness is likely to occur. The fraction dispersion of hemoglobin with oxygen resolves the substance of oxygen in our blood. When we reach around 2,100 m high above sea level the diffusion of oxyhemoglobin begins to drop. Nevertheless, the human being has both long-term and short-term adjustment to altitude that lets to partially balance for the lack of oxygen.

Leaders & Staff Arrangements
To let you have a successful, pleasant and unforgettable the most vital thing you require to realize is the trained, qualified, courteous and cooperative trek leader and the team members with the aptitude to function your time in the mountain effortlessly. Your tour will be led by the top and certified leaders presented from our side. Our staffs have up-to-date knowledgeable about culture, flora, ecosystem, geography, fauna, and history of Nepal.

Environmental Concerns
We will be taking to the stunningly attractive areas. Future generation too should get the chance to appreciates various spots of Nepal have that is why the tourism industry has prescribed certain obligation to look after and preserve it. And we enforce a number of dos and don’ts, and our qualified staffs can recommend you on how to lessen your impact.

Best Season
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) are the best time of year for trekking in Nepal . The weather is fine and warm, with terrific views but the temperature at some places can fall to freezing point during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb).

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