Shivapuri & Phulchowki bird watching tour - 5 Days

Shivapuri & Phulchowki bird watching tour

Overview

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is the ninth National Park in Nepal and was established in 2002. It is located in the country’s mid-hills on the northern side of the Kathmandu Valley which is named after Shivapuri Peak of 2,732 m (8,963 ft) altitude. Shivapuri National Park is the closest National Park to the capital city. This Tour also offers magnificent mountain views and glimpses of wild animals. You will have the opportunity to see the eight species of Stork, Egret, Wood Pecker, and Black-headed shrike, six species of Pheasants, 17 species of Cuckoo, and 3 species of Crow. The best time for bird watching Trip is March and December.

Trip Highlights

  • Phulchowki is estimated to have over 300 species of birds while Shivapuri National Park is said to be a habitat for 318 species
  • Bird watchers can visit Phulchowki, Nagarjun Dada, Shivapuri watershed, and the Godavari to watch raptors like Spring babbler, Curis, Rufous Bellied Pied Woodpeckers, Black-throated parrotbill, Eurasian Jay, etc.
  • Kathmandu Valley is also known to be home to Hoary-throated Barwing, Great Barbet, Hill Partridge, and mountain Scops, to name some.

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

    Our representative will meet at the arrival gate with a signboard for Mandala Holidays. Then you will be escorted to your selected hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 2:
    Sightseeing of cultural UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu

    Today is the auspicious day of our tour. We visit some of the cultural UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudha and Pashupatinath would be our touring destinations today. These heritages are the live reflector of the religious integrity and architectural wealth of Nepal. After the time you will get brief about the tour. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 3:
    Bird watching in Phulchowki

    After breakfast, we will drive to Phulchowki. Phulchowki hill is the tallest hill in Kathmandu standing at 2500 m. We will have a full day exploration of the upper section of Phulchowki Hill for birds. We will have lunch boxes for a mid-day meal. Birds like Black Eagle, Babblers, Yuhinas, Bulbuls, Robins Thrushes and many other hill birds are commonly seen. Also, the outskirts of Kathmandu is dotted with rice fields & tiny villages and small forest patches. Therefore, you are likely to see many birdlife such as Black Kite, Cattle Egret, White-Breasted Kingfisher, Spotter Dove, Red-rumped Swallows, Black, Ashy and Bronzed Drongos, Long-tailed Shrike, Common and jugle Mynas, Grey Treepie, Red-vented Bulbul, etc. After finishing today’s program we will drive back to our hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 4:
    Bird watching in Nagarjun, Shivapuri.

    This fourth day will serve you all the opportunities to dote amazing and enchanting colourful birds. We will be delighted to observe some of the most captivating and enthralling birds in this perfect setting of nature. Shivapuri National Park which used to be a hunting reserve for the former Royal Family lies inside Kathmandu. The park has great potentiality for the newer species. Wren Babbler, the new species of bird was first discovered by Jochen Martin here in Shivapuri. Spiny Babbler, the endangered species, only found in Nepal, can be found in Shivapuri. Similarly, the other two restricted-range birds: the Hoary Throated Barwing and the White-Throated Tit are the dwellers of this area. If you are really a bird watcher and would like to visit Shivapuri, You could set a new record exploring new species. There is no doubt. . In the evening our office representative will come to pick you at your hotel for your Farewell Dinner at a Nepali Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5:
    International Departure

    Our office representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your International Departure. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, mountain biking etc.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival, Departure Airport transfers
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley
  • Sightseeing Transfers by private vehicle
  • English speaking professional Tour guide
  • Bird watching transfers by private vehicle
  • English speaking professional Birdwatching guide
  • 4-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • First Aid Kit
  • Entry Permit to monumental sites and National Park entry permit
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

Exclusions

  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue
  • Extended Stay due to any natural disaster
  • Anything not included in inclusions

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Shivapuri & Phulchowki bird watching tour

Trip Facts

  • Bus/Jeep/Car
  • min 2 pax
  • 2500 m
  • 4 Star category Hotel
  • March and December
  • Bird watching/Jungle walk
  • Monumental Sites and National Park Permit