Bird Watching Around KathmanduBird Watching Around Kathmandu

Bird Watching Around Kathmandu

  • Duration4 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Activity Bird Watching

Kathmandu is a valley surrounded wonderfully by green hills covered with dense forests on all sides. These forests and hills provide a safe haven for various species of birds. We start our tour from Kathmandu and heading towards Godavari,  hike up to Phulchoki where a good number of amazing birds and great views of the surrounding hills await to bird watchers.  At Phulchoki, you can see birds like the Crimson-Breasted Woodpecker and the Rusty-Cheeked Scimitar-Babbler among others. We then head off to the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve where another great quantity of birds can be seen.

Trip Itinerary

    In Kathmandu, you will be fetch at the airport and transfer to hotel. After a briefing by your tour leader and an overview about the whole program proceed to the finest restaurants in the city for a welcome meal.


       Heading to Godavari Botanical Garden to begin the bird watching task. After some amount of seeing the busy streets of Kathmandu, visit the botanical gardens of Godavari to look particularly for Spotted Forktail and various flycatchers. We will then hike up to the hill of Phulchoki. Birding in the Phulchoki Hill is enjoyable experience around  90 species have been recorded in this area. If the weather is not inclement, we can reach the top and have the opportunity to see great vistas, from Dhaulagiri Himal to the Everest area. We will descend later birding all along the way. Most of the slopes are covered by Himalayan sub-tropical forest, and we will look for a number of the local species including Rufous-bellied and Crimson-breasted Woodpeckers, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babbler, Rufous Sibia,  Rufous-winged, Nepal and White-browed Fulvettas, Green-tailed Sunbird, Cutia, Blue-winged Minla, Stripe-throated and Whiskered Yuhinas, Red-flanked Bluetail, White-browed Bush-robin, Dark-throated Thrush, Grey-winged and White-collared Blackbirds, Buff-barred and Black-faced Warblers and a great many others.
      We will return back to your respective hotel in Kathmandu in the evening. 


         In the morning we set off to the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve located approximately  about 12 kms north of Kathmandu. Some of the birds in the area are Laughing Thrush, Crested Serpent Eagle, Little Pied Fly Catchers, Rupy-Throats, and Babblers. At Nagarjuna at 2105 meters pheasants, magpies, sunbirds, and ruby throats are found. We will return back to Kathmandu in the evening. Free time, shopping and other activities before departure the following day.

          Cost Details
          Price Includes
          • Airport pick-up and drop-off service
          • All  hotel accommodation with B/B plan
          • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
          • An experienced English-speaking tour guide and bird specialist
          • All necessary paper works
          • Entry fee for world heritage sites, temples
          • All government and local taxes
          • A comprehensive medical kit
          • Salary, insurance & food for the tour guide
          Price Excludes
          • Nepal Entry Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
          • Airport departure tax
          • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
          • Excess baggage charges
          • Lunch and evening meals
          • Travel Insurance fee and rescue insurance
          • Extra night accommodation in any case
          • Personal nature expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
          • Tips for guide and driver
          Useful Information

          Note: This Trip can be Customized according to your Requirements. If you wish. Please email us with any questions or comments.
          B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

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