Bird Watching Tours In Kathmandu

Bird Watching Tours In Kathmandu

TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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Duration:

1 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Pulchowki (2700 m)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private vehicle

Best Season:

Any

Nepal, being a country with diverse cultures and traditions, is also widely known for its excellent geographical features and altitude variation. So is also the home to various migrating birds.

If you are looking for a short nature walk to observe several species of birds and wild but cute birds and creatures in Kathmandu Valley, then this Kathmandu Bird Watching Tour might be the best option. Not only to escape from the noisy and polluted city but also to immerse yourself into nature, get to know it, and meditate with beautiful murmurs of birds. Hence, the key to this trip.

As the Kathmandu valley is surrounded by hills from all directions, it has many options for bird watching excursions. You can visit many destinations like;

  • Shivapuri National park:
  1. Home of 318 species of birds.
  2. Shelter for some of the rarely found bird species like; Spiny Babbler, Hoary-throated Barwing, and the White-throated Tit.
  3. Other species like Hill Partridge, Great Barbet, Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Eurasian Jay, Kalij Pheasant, Nepal Fulvetta, Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Mountain Scops Owl, and Grey-winged Blackbird.
  4. Variety of Eagles, variety of Robins, warblers, laughing thrushes, white-rumped vulture, Hodgson’s Bushchant are also seen.
  • Phulchowki hill:
  1. Home for around 300 species of birds.
  2. A destination where the highest number of different species of birds can be witnessed within a single day.
  3. Shelter for different species of birds like; Rufous-gorget Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Yellow-browed Tit, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Red-billed Leiothrix, Whiskered Yuhina, Besra, Bronzed and Racket-tailed Drongos, Greater Yellownape, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Nepal Cutia, Ultramarine Flycatcher, and Black-winged Cuckooshrike.
  4. A variety of warblers, babblers, thrushes, eagles, vultures can be seen.
  5. Blue-naped Pitta is a rare one found here where Spectacled Finch is seen occasionally.
  • Godavari forest & botanical garden:
  1. Almost 200 species of birds come in search of food and shelter.
  2. Some common birds seen here are; Rufous-gorget Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Yellow-browed Tit, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Red-billed Leiothrix, Whiskered Yuhina, Besra, Bronzed and Racket-tailed Drongos, Greater Yellownape, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Nepal Cutia, Ultramarine Flycatcher, and Black-winged Cuckooshrike.
  • Bajrabarahi area:
  1. Home for about 40 species of birds.
  2. Some majorly found birds are; Asian Barred Owlet, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Chestnut-tailed Starling, Blossom-headed Parakeet, and the Steppe and Bonelli’s Eagles.
  3. Lesser Kestrel is rare species found here.
  4. Within the Bajrabaharahi area, do visit Bhattedanda for other species of birds.
  • Nagarjun hill:
  1. Home to about 35 species of birds.
  2. Some commonly seen in this area are; Northern Eagle Owl, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Long-tailed Mountain Thrush, Chestnut-headed Bee-Eater, Maroon Oriole, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, and Eurasian Woodcock.
  3. A brown wood owl is seen occasionally.
  4. As it is not yet well explored, other species of birds can also be seen.

Few other destinations famous for Bird Watching:

  • Taudaha (lake) &Chobar area
  • Pashupatinath Temple area
  • Swoyambhunath area
  • Chandragiri hills
  • Tokha

Be part of an amazing bird watching tour with Himalayan Trekkers around Kathmandu valley and get refreshed. As it is a single day tour, it can be customized according to your desire. You are very welcome to add days & develop a program accordingly.

Starting Price

USD 110 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Bird watching single day tour in Kathmandu.

1st Phase:

  • Received from the hotel.
  • Scenic drive to Phulchoki bus park via Satdobato. (An hour).

2nd Phase:

  • Enjoy bird watching tour and reach at hilltop by hiking.
  • Take a lot pictures and video clips.

3rd Phase:

  • Return back to the bus park area via enjoying the trails and listening to the murmuring sound of birds.
  • Explore the Botanical garden (if time allowed).

4th Phase:

  • Enjoy the scenic drive back to your hotel.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All required transfers
  • All rerquired National Park Fees
  • Guide for Bird watching tour
  • Packed lunch 

Whats Not Included

  • Tips for Guide/driver 
  • Other not mentioned in includes section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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Regardless of any kind of adventure tour or treks, whether it be a tailor-made multi-country tour, luxury vacation, or even an adventure day trips — we ensure that it will be exactly the way you imagined. With our tailor-made itinerary or your customized trip, we guarantee a service that you will never forget. Please feel free to email us any time at info@himalayantrekkers.com

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