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Low Land Bird Watching Tours in Nepal

Nepal has the most diverse topography. The topography of Nepal is divided into three regions, the Himalayans, the Middle Hill and the Terai Region (Plain Land). Being a landlocked country

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Trip Fact

Trip Duration: 16 Days

Group Size: Any

Trip Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Easy

Places Covered: Kathmandu, Koshi Tappu, Chitwan, Lumbini, Bardia, Suklaphant, Dhangadi

Accommodations: Standard hotels and resorts. 

Included Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the tour.

Trip Highlights 

Amazing package for the bird lovers.

Explore more than 100 species of birds in Phulchoki and Godawari. 

Get to explore different species of birds which are found in Chitwan National Park, . Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Bardia National park, Suklaphant National Park, Lumbini and Dhangadi.

Get to see endangered One-horned Rhino in Chitwan National Park.

 Explore the culture of Tharu Communityn in Chitwan.

Explore Koshi Barrage and Bird Watchers Paradise Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. 

Nepal has the most diverse topography. The topography of Nepal is divided into three regions, the Himalayans, the Middle Hill and the Terai Region (Plain Land). Being a landlocked country Nepal has been blessed with alpine natural beauty from high Himalayas to plain land of Terai. This Low Land tour of Nepal takes you to the Terai region of Nepal. The Low Land Tours of Nepal takes you to the beautiful places of Terai region which are also a famous for Bird watching tours. 

Low Land Tours of Nepal is a 16 day tour which takes you to the famous bird watching spots of Nepal where you can explore varieties of species of Birds. A part from that you will also visit the national park and wildlife reserve of Nepal like Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Bardia National Park , Chitwan National Park and Suklaphant Wild Life Reserve. You will also visit the UNESCO world Heritage Site and birth place of Gautam Buddha at Lumbini. This low land tours in Nepal takes you to the following places for Bird Watching Tour.

Bird Watching tour in Kathmandu (Phulchoki)

Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal. There are more than 500 species of Birds that are found around Kathmandu valley. In this tour we will visit the most popular place for Bird Watching in Kathmandu which is Phulchoki Hill. Phulchoki Hill lies 20 km towards the south east of Kathmandu. Vairous Species of Birds such as Babbler, cutia, warblers, minivets, thruses, eagles, woodpeckers and many more can be seen here. We will also visit Godavari botanical Garden which records more than 100 species of Birds.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

The Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is a protected area in the Terai of eastern Nepal covering 175 km2 (68 sq mi) of wetlands in the Sunsari, Saptari and Udayapur Districts. The reserve was established in 1976designated as a Ramsar site in December 1987.  Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve comprises extensive mudflats, reed beds, and freshwater marshes in the floodplain of the Sapta Kosi River, and ranges in altitude from 75 to 81 m (246 to 266 ft). There are more than 480 species of birds that were recorded in Koshi Tappu Wild Life Reserve. Some of them are weathercock, Indian nightjar, dusky eagleowl, black-headed cuckooshrike, whitetailed stonechat, striated grass bird, large adjutant stork, Pallas’s fish eagle, common golden-eye, and many more.  This makes Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve a Bird Watchers Paradise. 

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park 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. Chitwan National Park can be one of the best choices for all the keen bird watchers of all over the world. 

Lumbini

Lumbini is the Birthplace of Gautam Buddha who is the founder of Buddhism and also known as the light of Asia. Lumbini is also a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the popular tourist destinations of Nepal especially for Buddhist Pilgrims all over the world. A part from that, Lumbini is also one of the, most popular places for bird watching in Nepal. Lumbini Garden is popular for watching Sarus Cranes which are the tallest flying birds and endangered species.  Besides cranes lot of numbers of various species of birds and animals are preserved in this Garden. You can see various species of Birds like gray hornbill, Eurasian eagle owl (the biggest owl species of the world), the globally endangered White-rumped and slender-billed vulture, Lesser Adjutant Stork, and also Blue Bull Antelope the biggest antelope of the subcontinent and many more. 

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park is the largest National Park of Terai Region of Nepal. The park lies on Nepal’s border to India. Bardia National Park is also a popular place for bird watching in Nepal. There are more than 400 species of birds in Bardia National Park. Current checklists include 407 bird species in Bardia National Park, among them the Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peafowl, and bar-headed geese, which are symbolic of the park lesser florican and sarus crane are present; grey-crowned prinia, jungle prinia, pale-footed bush warbler, aberrant bush warbler, striated grassbird, golden-headed cisticola and chestnut-capped babbler occur in the park's grasslands.

Suklaphanta National Park

Shuklaphanta National Park is a protected area in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal. It covers an Shuklaphanta National Park is a protected area in the Terai of the Far-Western Region, Nepal, covering 305 km2 (118 sq mi) of open grassland, forests, riverbeds and tropical wetlands at an altitude of 174 to 1,386 m (571 to 4,547 ft). It was gazetted in 1976 as Royal Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve. Suklaphanta Wildlife reserve is also a popular bird watching destination of Nepal.  There are 423 different species of birds that has been recorded in Suklaphant Wild life reserve. Among them some of the birds are breeding residents like white-rumped vulture, slender-billed vulture, lesser adjutant, grey-headed fish eagle, darter and rufous-rumped grassbird. Whereas, some are summer visitors like Sarus crane, painted stork and bristled grassbird and some are winter visitors like, Greater racquet-tailed drongo, white-capped water redstart, rusty-tailed flycatcher and rufous-gorgeted flycatcher. Bird Watching in Suklaphanta National Park can be done during any seasons. 

Dhangadi 

Dhangadi is also a popular place for Bird Watching in Nepal. Dhangadi is the capital of the Kailali District of Nepal. We will visit the famous Ghoda Ghodi Taal where we can explore the different species of Birds around the 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02: Phulchoki Bird Watching Tour.

Day03: Drive to Koshi Tappu 

Day 04: Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu

Day 05: Drive to Chitwan

Day 06: bird Watching in Chitwan National park

Day 07: Drive to Lumbini

Day 08: Bird Watching in Lumbini

Day 09: Drive to Bardia

Day 10; Bird Watching in Bardia National Park

Day 11: Drive to Suklaphant

Day 12: Drive to Suklaphant National Park

Day 13: Drive to Dhangadi

Day 14: Bird Watching in dhangadi

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 16: Final Departure. 


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Welcome to ‘Bird Watchers Paradise’. Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu our representatives’ will be waiting to receive you. They will take you to the respective hotel where you will meet the rest of the team members. At the evening we will serve you with a warm welcome dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Phulchoki Bird Watching Tour.

We will have our breakfast and drive to Phulchowki. Phulchowki lies 18km south east of Kathmandu. The highest mountain encircling Kathmandu valley is Phulchowki 2760m. The place is a paradise for birds. The lower region of this hill is covered on the first day. After, the early morning breakfast you will be driven in a car towards the lower Phulchowki. Phulchowki is an ideal bird’s habitat. Regularly found species of birds include 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 and Grey-chinned Minivet among others. More than 50 species of migratory birds have recorded to visit the place as the seasonal visitors. After, the long day watching birds at Phulchowki we will drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Koshi Tappu

Early morning we will have our breakfast at hotel and start our drive to Kosho Tappu Wildlife Reserve. We will drive through Mahendra Highway. The long drive gives you the most fascinating views of Nepal’s countryside villages, rivers, farm lands and hills. The conditions of the road are good but there are numbers of turnings and ups and down which makes the drive to Koshi Tappu and adventurous drive. If you want to skip this long drive then the other way to catch a flight to Biratnagar and drive to koshi Tapu from there. Overnight at Koshi Tappu.

Day 04: Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu

We will have our breakfast at start our birding tour. We will have a full day excursion at koshi Tappu today on a boat and four wheels drier. On our excursion at Koshi Tappu we will see waders, waterfowl, birds of prey, marsh crocodile, otters, wild water buffalo and Gangetic Dolphins. You can also enjoy a short walk along the eastern Embankment. After completing our excursion we will return back to the hotel/resort. Overnight at koshi Tappu.

Day 05: Drive to Chitwan

Today we will have our breakfast at Koshi Tappu and drive to Chitwan. Although Chitwan is only about 148 km the drive takes long because of the hilly road condition.The drive takes about 6-7 hours from Koshi Tappu to Chitwan. Upon reaching Chitwan you will check-in to the hotel and can roam around after getting fresh. Overnight at Chitwan.

Day 06: Bird Watching in Chitwan National park

We will have our breakfast early in the morning and start our birding tour in Chitwan National park. Chitwan National Park is one of the popular tourist destinations. There are separate zones in Chitwan National Park which has been identified for Bird watching. Chitwan National park is one of the best places to study and observe various species of Birds in Nepal. After completing our tour we will get back to the hotel and get fresh. Overnight in Chitwan.

Day 07: Drive to Lumbini

Today we will drive to Lumbini from Chitwan. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. It takes about 6 to 7 hours from Chitwan to Lumbini. Upon rea you will check-in to the hotel and can roam around after getting fresh. Overnight at Lumbini.

 

Day 08: Bird Watching in Lumbini

Early morning we will have our breakfast and start our birding tour at Lumbini. We will go to Lumbini Garden to see the birds. Lumbini Garden is popular for watching Sarus Cranes which are the tallest flying birds and endangered species.  Besides cranes lot of numbers of various species of birds and animals are preserved in this Garden. You can see variousspecies of Birds like gray hornbill, eurasian eagle owl (the biggest owl species of the world), the globally endangered White-rumped and slender-billed vulture, Lesser Adjutant Stork, and also Blue Bull Antelope the biggest antelope of the subcontinent and many more.  After completing our Bird watching tour we will also visit the famous Maya Devi Temple which is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Overnight at Lumbini.

Day 09: Drive to Bardia

Today we will drive to Bardia from Lumbini.. It takes about 5 to 6 hours from Lumbini to Bardia. Upon reach you will check-in to the hotel and can roam around after getting fresh. Overnight at Bardia.

Day 10: Bird Watching in Bardia National Park

We will have breakfast and start our bird watching tour in Bardia National Park. Bardia National Park is the largest National Park of Terai Region of Nepal. Bardia National park is one of the most popular destinations for bird watching tour. You can see various species of birds like the Bengal florican, white-rumped vulture, peafowl, and bar-headed geese, which are symbolic of the park lesser florican and sarus crane and many more. After completing our birding tour we will return back to hotel.

Day 11: Drive to Suklaphant

Today we will drive to Suklaphant National park from Bardia National Park. It takes about 4 to 5 hours from  Bardia to Suklaphant. Upon reaching you will check-in to the hotel and can roam around after getting fresh. Overnight at Suklaphant

 

Day 12: Drive to Suklaphant National Park

We will have breakfast and start our bird watching tour in Suklaphant National Park. Suklaphant National Park is one of the most popular destinations of Nepal for bird watching tour. On our bird watching tour we will get a chance to view various species of birds like white-rumped vulture, slender-billed vulture, lesser adjutant, grey-headed fish eagle, darter and many more. Overnight at Suklaphant.

Day 13: Drive to Dhangadi

We will have our breakfast and after roaming around for some time we will drive to Dhangadi. Dangadi is the Capital of Kailali District. Upon reaching there you will check-in to the hotel and roam around the city for some time. After that we will go back to the hotel. Overnight at Dhangadi.

Day 14: Bird Watching in Dhangadi

We will have our breakfast at dhangadi and drive to Ghodaghodi lake for bird watching. On the shores of Lake we can see various species of birds. We will also enjoy boating at ghodaghodi lake and return back to Hotel. Overnight at ghodaghodi Lake.

Day 15: Drive or Fly to Kathmandu

Today we will drive back to Kathmandu after having breakfast at Dhangadi. The drive is about 14 hours from Dhangadi to Kathmandu. If you want skip long drive you can fly directly to Kathmandu from Dhangadi which takes about 2 and half hours. After reaching Kathmandu we will let you to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Kathmandu.  

Day 16: Final Departure.

Thank you for travelling with us. We wish to see you again in near future with your friends and family. Please give us your feedback regarding our service before you leave so that we could improve if we lack anything. Goodbye. See you soon. 

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • 13 nights 3 star level Hotel Accommodation in including breakfast.
  • Bird watching guide fee $ 100 per day 
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
  • All required permits and entrance fees (if needed). 
  • Assistance where ever need 
  • All transportation by private vehicles.
  • All ground transfers by trip private Jeep 

Trip Cost Does Not Include

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal equipment cost like Binocular and Camera.  
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills,
  • Tips for guides and porters, and Driver. 

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 


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