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Bardia & Kathmandu Valley Bird Watching Tour – 9 Days

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Total Duration9 Days
  • Best TimeAll around the year
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle
  • AccommodationDeluxe Hotel
  • Group Size1-16 Pax

Bardia & Kathmandu Valley Bird Watching Tour

Embark on an unforgettable avian adventure with Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks as we invite you to explore the rich biodiversity of Kathmandu Valley and Bardia National Park through our exclusive bird watching tour. Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Nepal, this meticulously crafted journey promises enthusiasts and nature lovers an immersive experience in the world of winged wonders.

In Kathmandu Valley, renowned for its diverse ecosystems, participants will have the opportunity to spot a plethora of bird species ranging from colorful Himalayan monals to elusive rufous-gorgeted flycatchers. Our expert guides will lead you through lush forests, serene lakeshores, and ancient temples, providing insightful commentary on the avifauna and their habitats.

Moving westward to Bardia National Park, a true gem of biodiversity, the tour continues its exploration of Nepal’s avian treasures. Here, amidst the pristine wilderness of the Terai region, guests can witness the majestic sight of endangered Bengal floricans dancing across grasslands and catch glimpses of vibrant sunbirds flitting among dense foliage.

With comfortable accommodations, sumptuous meals, and unparalleled opportunities for bird watching, this tour promises an enriching blend of adventure and tranquility for all nature enthusiasts. Join us as we uncover the hidden avian delights of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley and Bardia National Park, creating memories to last a lifetime.

Bardia National Park

Bird watching in Bardia National Park offers an enchanting journey into the heart of Nepal’s wilderness, where the melodies of over 400 avian species harmonize with the rustle of the jungle. Nestled in the Terai region, this expansive sanctuary teems with diverse habitats, from dense Sal forests to vast grasslands and meandering rivers, providing a haven for both resident and migratory birds. Ornithologists and enthusiasts alike are treated to sightings of iconic species such as the majestic Bengal Florican, the elusive Sarus Crane, and the vibrant Great Hornbill.

As one of the last remaining strongholds for endangered birds like the White-rumped Vulture and the Swamp Francolin, Bardia National Park plays a pivotal role in global conservation efforts. Beyond its ecological significance, the park’s tranquil ambiance and pristine landscapes offer a sanctuary for contemplation and connection with nature. With expert guides leading immersive birding excursions, visitors have the opportunity to witness the rich avifauna of Bardia while contributing to its preservation.

Moreover, Bardia National Park provides exceptional opportunities to encounter a myriad of other wildlife species, including the majestic Asian Elephant, the elusive Bengal Tiger, and the graceful One-horned Rhinoceros. Whether traversing the park’s network of trails or embarking on a serene river safari, every moment spent in Bardia is a testament to the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world and the imperative to safeguard it for generations to come.

Whether you are a seasoned birder or a nature lover seeking a unique blend of culture and wildlife, the Bird Watching Tour in the Bardia National Park and Kathmandu Valley organized by Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Nepal’s avian wonders. Join us for an enriching and soul-soothing exploration of the diverse birdlife that graces this enchanting region.

Kathmandu Valley

Nestled amidst the breathtaking Himalayan foothills, Kathmandu Valley emerges as a sanctuary for avid birdwatchers, offering a cornucopia of avian wonders against the backdrop of its rich cultural heritage. Encompassing a diverse range of ecosystems, from lush forests to serene wetlands, this valley serves as a vital migratory route and habitat for over 500 species of birds, including rare and endangered ones like the Himalayan Monal and Spiny Babbler.

The juxtaposition of urban development with natural landscapes creates a unique mosaic where enthusiasts can spot species such as the Rufous Sibia flitting through ancient temple complexes or the graceful Black-necked Crane foraging in rice paddies. Beyond its ornithological allure, Kathmandu Valley symbolizes the delicate balance between conservation and human interaction, inspiring a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of nature and culture.

As a hub of biodiversity in the heart of Nepal, this valley stands as a testament to the importance of preserving natural habitats amidst rapid urbanization, beckoning birdwatchers to marvel at its beauty and advocate for its protection.

Highlights

● Marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of Bardia National Park and Kathmandu Valley, providing stunning backdrops for birdwatching.
● Discover the avian wonders of Bardia National Park, where over 400 bird species have been recorded, including rare and endangered species such as the Bengal Florican and Great Hornbill.
● Explore diverse birding sites such as Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, and Phulchowki Hill, where over 500 species have been recorded, offering a rich and diverse birdwatching experience.
● Alongside birdwatching, seize the chance to spot a variety of other wildlife, including Bengal tigers, Asian elephants, one-horned rhinoceroses, deer species, and if fortunate, the elusive leopard.
● Gain a deeper understanding of conservation efforts and the importance of protecting Nepal’s diverse birdlife and natural habitats.
● Capture stunning images of birds in their natural habitat, guided by expert tips and advice for photographing wildlife.
● Enhance your birdwatching experience with optional activities such as nature walks, birding lectures, and community visits to local conservation projects.

Cost Includes

● All airport/hotel transfers are by private vehicle.
● Five nights’ accommodation in a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu valley on a twin- or double-sharing basis on the BB plan.
● Three nights’ accommodation in a deluxe hotel in Bardia on a twin- or double-sharing basis on the BB plan.
● Full board meals during the stay in Bardia
● All ground transportation in private vehicle as per the Itinerary.
● Round trip flight ticket from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
● All National park entry fees and jeep drive
● Packed lunch inside the jungle
● Two cup of Tea/Coffee per day during the tour.
● An experienced, licensed English-speaking Naturalist Guide
● Salary, food, accommodation, and travel insurance for guide.
● All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

● Nepal Visa Fee
● International airfare to and from Kathmandu
● Daily Meals
● Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
● Any kind of refreshment beverage or alcohol
● Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
● Travel and rescue insurance
● Any extra costs resulting from flight cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, or illness
● Tips for guides, and drivers.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our friendly representative will be there to welcome you. After a seamless transfer to your hotel, you’ll have some time to rest and recover from your journey. In the evening, you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel or enjoy a traditional Nepali dinner to kickstart your bird-watching adventure.

Day 2: Bird Watching at Phulchowki Hill

Embark on an early morning journey to Phulchowki Hill, the highest point on the Kathmandu valley rim and a renowned birding haven. Upon arrival at the bus park,you will start your hike inside the subtropical and broadleaf forests. Keep a vigilant eye out for the majestic Himalayan monals, the elusive chestnut-headed tesia, and a delightful variety of warblers. Enjoy a packed lunch amid the scenic surroundings, capturing breathtaking moments and observing the diverse birdlife. Descend the hill in the late afternoon and drive back to the hotel. This marks the beginning of an immersive bird-watching journey in Nepal.

Day 3: Bird watching at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

After breakfast, you will take a short drive to explore Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, just north of Kathmandu, renowned for its diverse ecosystems. The tour will be guided by a knowledgeable naturalist, and you will embark on morning trails to spot a variety of birds. Keep a keen eye out for the vibrant Verditer Flycatcher and the striking Rufous-bellied Niltava, enhancing your connection with the avian wonders of the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Enjoy a packed lunch amidst the scenic surroundings, with panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. Continue bird watching in the afternoon, looking out for the Himalayan Bulbul and Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch. Return to Kathmandu in the late afternoon, and the evening is free for relaxation or further exploration. Share your birding experiences over dinner, reflecting on the day’s discoveries.

Day 4: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and then drive to Bardia National Park.

Begin your journey by flying from Kathmandu to Bardia, where you’ll be greeted with the melodies of nature. After a hearty breakfast, catch a flight to Nepalgunj, followed by a scenic two-hour drive to Bardia National Park. Upon arrival at hotel, you’ll be greeted with refreshing welcome drinks at your hotel. After check-in and a hearty meal, take some time to relax. In the afternoon, embark on a bird watching excursion around the village. Keep an eye out for special bird species such as the Great Hornbill and the Bengal Florican. As the evening sets in, return to your hotel for a delicious dinner.

Day 5: Full day bird watching tour inside Bardia National Park

After breakfast, set off for a full day bird watching adventure within Bardia National Park, exploring its rich grasslands. Marvel at a variety of bird species including the rare Sarus Crane and the Rufous-necked Hornbill. Catch glimpses of other wildlife in their natural habitat. Enjoy a packed lunch amidst the wilderness. As the day winds down, return to your hotel for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 6: Full day Bird watching inside Bardia National Park

Today’s bird watching expedition takes you deeper into Bardia National Park, exploring different routes and sectors aboard a jeep. Traverse through open grasslands and dense jungle, encountering a diverse array of bird species such as the White-rumped Vulture and the Bengal Pitta. Keep an eye out for majestic Royal Bengal tigers and rhinoceroses. Capture memorable moments and enjoy a packed lunch amidst the forest. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and relaxation.

Day 7: Drive back from Bardia to Nepalgunj and Fly to Kathmandu

After enjoying breakfast in the morning, it’s time to say goodbye to Bardia as you embark on a picturesque drive back to Nepalgunj. From there, you’ll catch a flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll have the option to relax at the hotel or explore nearby attractions.

Day 8: Free day at Kathmandu

Today, you have a free day in Kathmandu to unwind and explore the cultural treasures of the city at your own pace. You may choose to visit iconic landmarks such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, or the historic Durbar Square. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the bustling markets of Thamel, known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse shops offering traditional crafts and souvenirs.

Day 9: Final Departure

Your bird-watching tour concludes today with a final departure from Kathmandu. Our representative will assist you with the check-out process and ensure you reach the airport in time for your onward journey. Take home cherished memories of the diverse birdlife and natural beauty discovered during your adventure in Bardia.

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FAQs

1. Is this cost of the trek comparative & reasonable?

The program cost we offer to you is both comparative and reasonable. Since we practice sustainable tourism, we attempt to give the best experience to our tourists while ensuring equal economic dividends to locals of the host destination and our staff. We do not overprice and we discourage unhealthy practices of undercutting. We believe in providing quality service to our guests at a sustainable competitive price.

2. Could we customize the itinerary?

Yes, you can always customize the itinerary according to your requirements. We are quite flexible in re-designing the itinerary by taking into consideration your time availability and needs.

3. Could we combine this trek with other trekking packages?

We are flexible in designing programs that suit your interests and needs. Feel free to let us know what you prefer and what your choices are. You can combine two or three trek programs in one go or even more. Alternatively you can go for tour and trek programs combinedly. We are open to any set of combinations you want to pursue.

4. What if I cancel the trip, do I get my refund?

You can cancel the trip if you have personal reasons to do so. Please read our Terms & Conditions for refund details.