Trip Overview Bird Watching in Chitwan
Nepal is a paradise for bird watching lovers with over 848 species (almost 8% of the world total) of birds. Chitwan National Park and Koshitappu wildlife reserve is the popular spots for bird watching. It is renowned for its array of birds with over 255 species recorded. There are many species of parakeets. Other birds include Blue-Throat (thrush), Long-tailed Nightjar, Indian Peafowl, Great Barbet, red-billed blue magpie and Tickell & red breasted blue flycatcher. After Visiting Chitwan, Our trip lead towards Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve which is also renowned for being one of the best locations for bird watching.. It is on the Sapta Koshi floodplain means that the environment of this reserve varies dramatically according to the seasons. During the Monsoon (May to September) the flow becomes torrential and covers most of the floodplain while during the dry seasons, many flat, sandy islands are exposed. The habitat is a combination of scrub grassland and deciduous riverine forest with over 280 species of birds recorded so far including 20 species of duck, ibises, storks, swamp partridges (Francolinus gularis), herons, egrets, Bengal floricans (Eupodotis Bengalensis) and many other exotic and migratory waterfowl not found elsewhere in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. Sightseeing on this day includes Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayanbhunath(monkey temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight in hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Chitwan about 5-6 hrs or fly about 20-25 minutes. Upon your arrival, you will have lunch at the hotel. In the evening village tour and tharu cultural show. Overnight in hotel.
Day 04: Activities in Chitwan. Activities on this day includes Elephant back safari, Canoeing ride, Jungle walk, Bird watching, visit Elephant breeding centre. Overnight in hotel.;
Day 05: Drive from Chitwan to Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve about 8-9 hrs.
Day 06: Bird watching activities in Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve and return back to Biratnagar.
Day 07: Fly from Biratnagar to Kathmandu. Free time in the evening for shopping. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8: Final Departure.