Bird Watching in Nepal is a package specially designed for bird and nature lovers. It is great for ornithologists as Nepal is home to more than 850 different species of birds. Twitching is widely popular in Nepal as birds find it as a destination during their migration. The climate conditions are suitable for the birds in Nepal. Being a habitat to different floras and faunas, Nepal is home to some of the rarest of them as well. You might catch sight of some of the rarest birds if you get lucky enough. Nepal is a paradise for Bird Lovers.
The birdwatching tour is recommended for the Spring season in Nepal (March to May).
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02:Hike to Shivapuri National Park
Day 03:Flight to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Day 04:Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
Day 05:Drive to Chitwan National Park
Day 06:At Chitwan National Park
Day 07:Drive to Pokhara
Day 08:BIRDS-EYE view sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 09:Drive/ Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 01Arrival in KathmanduOur representative will pick you up from the Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to your hotel room.
Day 02Hike to Shivapuri National ParkAfter breakfast, we hike to Shivapuri National Park, covering half the hills surrounding Kathmandu Valley. We hike in the National Park and if we get lucky, we might catch sight of some beautiful birds.
Day 03Flight to Koshi Tappu Wildlife ReserveAfter breakfast, we fly to Koshi Tappu National Park. We check into the hotel and start sightseeing in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve. We spend the day at the reserve and get back to the hotel.
Day 04Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve Sightseeing in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and catching sight of beautiful wild floras and faunas.
Day 05Drive to Chitwan National Park We drive to Chitwan National Park after breakfast. After approx. 8 hour's drive through spectacular landscapes, arrive in Chitwan, and transfer to the hotel.
Day 06At Chitwan National Park Various activities like Jungle Safari, Bird Watching, Elephant safari, and Butterfly watching in Chitwan National Park. Spend the day at Chitwan National Park. Overnight at a hotel in Chitwan.
Day 07Drive to Pokhara Drive to Pokhara. Local exploration at Pokhara and the popular Phewa Lakeside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 08BIRDS-EYE view sightseeing in Pokhara Paragliding in Pokhara, catching a birds-eye view of the mountains and the beautiful valley of Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara.
Day 09Drive/ Fly back to Kathmandu After breakfast, drive or fly back to Kathmandu concluding the bird-watching trip in Nepal.
Day 10Departure We drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport bidding adios, ending the bird-watching trip to Nepal.
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.
Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.