Bird Watching Tour in Nepal - 10 Days

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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy Easy
  • Country: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4264ft
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Group size: Minimum 2 Pax
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Attraction: Culture, Nature, Wildlife
  • Transportation: Domestic Transport

As we know that Nepal is popular in the world as the Best Tourism Destination. We have a much natural beauty which can motivate travelers to visit. Due to topographical diversity, Nepal has a wide range of Bird species. 856 species (almost 10% of the world total) of birds are found in our country. Impeyan Pheasant and Spiny Babbler are the rare bird which is only found in Nepal. Lophophorus is the National Birds of Nepal.  Among them, 500 hundred species are easily found in Kathmandu valley. Phulchoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Bagmati River, Taudaha and Bank of Manohara are the best popular Bird watching spot in Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is the valley surrounded by green hills enclosed with thick forest. 

Phulchoki is the best place among them for Birdwatching in Kathmandu valley. Babblers, Warblers, Tits, Thrushes, Minivets, Woodpeckers, Eagles and many migrant birds are easily seen from Phulchoki hill. Godawri is another spot for Birding in Nepal which is just at the foot of Phulchoki hill where more over 120 species of birds including the lesser racket-tailed drongo, Tibetan siskin, and the spotted Forktail. Chitwan National Park and Koshi Tappu is also a famous spot for Bird watching Tour in Nepal

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)

Day 2: Full day sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple–Swayambhunath Stupa– Bouddhanath Stupa

Day 3: Bird watching in Godavari Botanical Garden and Phulchoki Hill

Day 4: Full day in Nagarjuna and Shivapuri Forest

Day 5: Drive to Chitwan (175km, 6 hrs)

Day 6: Full day in Chitwan Bird watching

Day 7: Drive to Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve (7 hrs, 356 km)

Day 8: Full day in Koshi Tappu Wildlife in Bird watching

Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu (531km/9Hrs)

Day 10: Departure day

Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1350m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and will be provided all the details information about your program. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

The day begins with a cheerful breakfast at your hotel. Then, you go off to explore the city of Temples. Our first stop is the sacred Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath. It is just 6 kms away from the center of the city. This is one of the holiest places dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath is also used as a cremation site by the Hindus. The temples situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and is decorated with beautifully carved silver doors and golden statues. The, you will make it to the Bouddhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath is the largest spherical stupa in the world. This site is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites of the Buddhist community. Finally, you will travel to Swoyambhunath. Listen to the story of how the temple was created. Enjoy a 360-degree view of the Kathmandu Valley from the temple. Return to the hotel to enjoy a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Wake up early in the morning, after breakfast drive to Godwari for observation of Birds in Godwari Botanical Garden. Later hike to Phulchoki Hill, about 90 species have been recorded in this area including the endemic spring babbler, as well as the Curia, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Rufous Bellied Pied Woodpeckers and the Black-throated Parrot bill. Enjoy the bird watching and in evening drive to Kathmandu city. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

After breakfast we will drive to Shivapuri National Park and bird watching there. Laughing Thrush, Crested Serpent Eagle, little Pied Fly Catchers, Rupy-throats, and Babblers are some common birds which are seen in Shivapuri. After lunch we move to Nagarjun where we can see birds like Pheasants, Magpies, Sunbirds, and Ruby Throats etc. In evening drive back to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

After breakfast, drive to Chitwan with a long 6 hours' drive. Upon your arrival at Chitwan, you will be moved to the hotel for check-in purposes. The rest of the day will have briefings about the tour activities. In the evening, enjoy the Tharu Dance Program followed by a typical Nepali dinner. Overnight at Resort in Chitwan.

Early in the after breakfast ready for bird watch in different vegetations of the park, from wetlands to grasslands to Sal forest. We can see more than 555 species including Bengal Florican, Blue Indian Roller, Bee-eaters, and Stork-billed Kingfishers. Overnight at Resort in Chitwan.

Wake up early in the morning after breakfast we drive to Koshi Taapu, Lunch en-route. Upon arrival Koshi, move to Hotel for check in process. In evening briefing about next program. Overnight at Resort in Koshi Tappu.

After breakfast ready for bird watch, we can see 450 species of birds here including Black bis, Honey kites, Ospreys, Black Headed, Peregrine Falcon etc, and Later on back to Hotel. Overnight at Resort in Koshi Tappu.

After breakfast, we will return to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. Later in the evening, a farewell dinner will be served in a Traditional Nepali Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic cuisine with a brief cultural program as a celebration of your completed trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Our staff of Great Nepal treks will see you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your onward destinations.


  • Airport transfer in a private vehicle with escorts.
  • All surface transfer as per the itinerary
  • 5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* Hotel on twin sharing basis on BB plan (depending on the category chosen).
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Chitwan at 3* Resort on twin sharing basis on BB plan (depending on the category chosen).
  • 2Night accommodation in Khoshi Tappu at 3* category Resort on twin sharing basis on BB plan (depending on the category chosen).
  • Full day sightseeing tour as stated on the itinerary.
  • An English speaking guide for  sightseeing tour around Kathmandu city
  • An English speaking naturalist guide for Chitwan and Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve.
  • All national park fees.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation for the tour guide.
  • Dinner and cultural show on final evening in Kathmandu.
  • Monument entrance fee.
  • Official expenses.


  • Airfare and airport tax
  • Any Lunch and dinner 
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water, and personal items and tips for guide and driver. (Which is not mandatory but highly appreciated)?
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and
  • Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • All expenses except listed above in cost includes section

Trip highlights

  • View different bird’s species around Phulchowki hill at Godawari nearby Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu sightseeing around heritage sites
  • View hundreds of endangered species of birds and wildlife around Chitwan National Park
  • Jungle activities and explore birds at around Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Why with us?

  • Your Safety Come first.
  • Great Value of Money
  • Responsible Tourism
  • Social Responsibility
  • Tailor-Made Program
  • Financial protection

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