Every year dedicated bird watchers and conservationists survey bird species occurring all over the country. The Chitwan National Park (CNP) is one of them which are also a world heritage property. It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile as well as some birds. Bird watching tour in Chitwan is one of the best bird watching tours in the whole country. A total of 544 species of birds has been recorded so far including 22 globally threatened species including critically endangered Bengal Florican, Slender-billed Vulture, White-rumped Vulture and Red-headed Vulture are found here.
Day 01: Arrival
As your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city of the country. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu to Chitwan
After having breakfast we will take flight of 20 minutes or also can drive for about 6-7 hrs. At leisure time we will roam around Chitwan city. Overnight in Hotel
Day 03: Elephant breeding center.
After having breakfast we will go to Elephant breeding center to have a beautiful view of birds from wetlands to the grasslands to Sal forest. Overnight in Hotel
Day 04: View tower
Today, we spend the full day for birding from view tower. Different species of birds can be seen from here. Overnight at the hotel
Day 05: Kashara
After having breakfast we will again go to Kashara. Chitwan national Park is one of the few known breeding sites of the globally threatened spotted eagle. Peafowl and jungle fowl scratch their living on the forest floor. Overnight in Hotel
Day 06: Community Forest.
Today we will go to Community forest for the search of new and beautiful birds. Overnight in Hotel
Day 07: Bis Hajar Taal
Then today we will roam around Bis Hajar Lake to search birds. Bis Hajar Taal means Twenty Thousand lakes which signify the confluence of twenty thousand lakes at one place. Overnight in Hotel
Day 08: Chitwan to Kathmandu
After having breakfast we will take flight of 20 minutes or also can drive for about 6-7 hrs. At leisure time we will roam around Kathmandu city. Overnight in Hotel
Day 09: Departure
A representative from Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with lots of a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Som GC was born near Chitwan National Park, one of Asia’s finest national parks. Som grew up watching hornbills, peafowl, junglefowl, storks, woodpeckers and kingfishers along with many mammals such as rhinoceros, wild elephants, tigers, leopard and bears. This early exposure to animals encouraged an interest in birds and wildlife. Som started birding at the age of 12 with a small pairs of binoculars that were given to him by an American who encouraged his interest in wildlife. He has since been inspired by Sir David Attenborough, and he joined Bird Conservation Nepal as a general member in 1996 in order to attend their regular birding trips.
Som started his official birding career at Shuklaphanta National Park as a full time Naturalist in 1997 where he was carrying out surveys on grassland birds on behalf of Bird Conservation Nepal. He spent 11 months studying birds within the jungle and this time spent had improved his birding skill so much that he was drawn completely to the birding world and decided to work as a full time birding and wildlife tour leader. Som began working for a few British and European birding companies leading tours through India and Nepal, which he continues to enjoy today.
While going through bird banding/ringing, habitat management and census techniques in the UK he served as a volunteer warden for RSPB in a few different locations. He met many famous ornithologists, bird experts and tour leaders there in the UK and thoroughly enjoyed sharing his knowledge on birds, wildlife and conservation by giving talks to Rotary Clubs and the local birding clubs.
Upon returning to Nepal, Som not only continued leading tours in Nepal and India but also started conducting conservation awareness programs among the school children in the remote villages of Nepal, and loves this work immensely.
Som is also involved in rescuing and releasing wild birds and other animals back into the wild, and was awarded a “Nature Conservation Award” in 2014 by the renowned and leading organization known as Friends of Nature. Som works as a bird conservation officer and as a volunteer for this organization and has been involved in biodiversity surveys on several occasions to a various areas of Nepal.
He has documented two new birds on his own: Greater White-fronted Goose and Japanese Sparrowhawk, of which he has photographed the Japanese Sparrowhawk in Nepal and is waiting for verification. He also helped to document with others the Moustached Warbler, Rufous-vented Prinia, and a Grey-sided Thrush.
Som speaks, English, Hindi and Nepali.
A wonderful birding and wildlife exploration with professional and friendly bird guide at Chitwan NP + cultural & sight-seeing tour in Kathmandu. Impressive and amazing private tour with the founder and CEO Kedar Neupane.