See beautiful birds in Nepal

Nepal Birdwatching Holiday Itinerary

Visit 3 of Nepal's top bird watching locations to see some of the country's 800 species of birds on this 10-day holiday.

10 days from £2400pp plus international flights.

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Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu

Your flight lands at Kathmandu airport today where a representative meets you for the short drive to your hotel, Kantipur Temple House. Relax in the garden, one of the courtyards or on the rooftop terrace. This afternoon a walking tour of the city has been arranged, to show you some of the main sites and help you get your bearings. Return to the hotel for dinner, a choice of local Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Thai or western cuisine.

Dinner

Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 2

Phulchowki Hill

You head out of the city early this morning to Phulchowki, 'hill of flowers'. This is a great region for nature lovers, with not just colourful rhododendrons and orchids but many species of birds. You are driven as high up the hill as conditions allow, and then leave the vehicle behind to explore on foot. Listen and look out for bulbuls, flowerpeckers, sunbirds, warblers and nuthatches, among others, with your guide helping you spot and identify each species. You gradually descend the hill, arriving at Godavari Botanical Gardens where many other colourful birds can be seen, before being driven back to Kantipur Temple House.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 3

Drive To Chitwan

It's an early start today for the drive to Chitwan National Park, a journey of around five hours, with opportunities for bird watching en-route. You should arrive at Parkland Lodge in the mid afternoon. Settle in to your air-conditioned room, enjoying the views from your balcony, then enjoy a drink in bar before dining in the restaurant, as you rest after the journey.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 4

In Chitwan

After breakfast you set off on a six-hour jeep safari of the park, enjoying a picnic lunch as you search for the larger mammals such as one-horned rhinos, bison, sloth bears and leopards, plus, of course, the Bengal tiger. You return to the resort for dinner.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 5

In Chitwan

A second day in Chitwan, when you can take a bird watching walk in the forest, home to many species including bee-eaters, flycatchers and cuckoos. Walks allow you to take time to regard the small details around you, watch insects and learn about plants, Activities are led by experienced naturalists, eager to share their knowledge with you.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 6

To Koshi Tappu

You leave Chitwan behind as you travel to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in the far east of the country. You pass through several towns and villages on the way, offering fascinating glimpses into local life, and arriving at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Camp by late afternoon. The setting is tranquil, near the Koshi River, and you'll soon feel relaxed in these new surroundings, watching birds and butterflies among the trees. Later you sit down to dinner, a choice of local and international cuisine, before retiring to bed.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 7

In Koshi Tappu

Koshi Tappu is a bird watcher's delight. The barrage across the Koshi River has created a huge area of open water with lagoons, mudflats and sandbanks, which coupled with the forests and grasslands provide rich habitats for both marine and land birds. It's little surprise that many consider this one of the best birding locations in Asia. You can expect to see upwards of 100 species in a day here including, if you're lucky, the swamp francolin, striated marsh warbler and red-necked falcon. You can explore on foot and take a rafting trip on the river for a varied day.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 8

In Koshi Tappu

A second day in Koshi Tappu. Start the day with a walk in the jungle, led by one of the resident naturalist guides, taking in riverside lagoons which attract not only birds but antelope and buffalo too. You'll have the chance to explore the area by the barrage, too, a short drive from the camp, where you may see Gangetic dolphins in the river. Not to be outdone, almost 280 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve and by the end of the your stay you should have seen a great many of them. Enjoy a hearty dinner back in camp, maybe followed by a nightcap in the bar.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 9

To Kathmandu

After breakfast you leave the wildlife camp on a drive to Biratnagar, which will take about 90 minutes. From here you fly back to Kathmandu. If the weather is clear you will get some excellent views of the Himalayas. You return to Kantipur Temple House where you can relax in the garden or on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Swayambhunath Temple. Tonight you dine at the hotel, an apt time to reflect on all you've seen and experienced over the last few days on this special holiday.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Birdwatchinhg Holiday in Nepal

Day 10

Depart

It's the end of your holiday and this morning you check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

Breakfast

Dave Lock
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Call:  01473 890499

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