DAY 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Refreshment drink. Hotel Check-In. Trip outline and tour briefing.
DAY 2- Fly to Nepalgunj & Drive to Samsara Safari Camp BNP:
Early breakfast and fly to Nepalgunj. Drive to Bardia National Park. Birding on the way- sites: Babai River and Sal-forest. Black Storks, Black Ibis, Woolly-necked Stork, Slaty-Woodpecker, Kingfishers, and Waders and Raptors.
DAY 3-4-5: Bardia National Park
-whole Day Birding in Bardia National Park on Jeep with picnic lunch.
-whole day floating on Raft in Karnali River with picnic lunch.
-drive to Ox-bow lakes for water fowls and other raptors.
Day 6: Drive to Lumbini, birth place of the Buddha and birding on the way.
Day 7: Early morning Sacred Garden Birding. Breakfast. Drive to Nawalparasi. Overnight.
Day 8- Breakfast. Vulture Feeding centre Visit. Lunch. Drive to Chitwan- Camp Check-In
Birding in the surrounding Forest by the River Bank until Sunset.
Day 9- Breakfast. Whole Day Birding Safari Drive in Chitwan National Park.
The lowland forest and grassland at Chitwan is famous for its wildlife and birds. The elusive Bengal Tiger is the most well-known inhabitant. One-horned Rhinoceros is equally spectacular and rather more reliable, and there is also a chance of seeing Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur and Gharial. Jeep safari drives us by two major lakes, Lami Taal and Tamor Taal. And Twenty-thousand lake is an alternative route if the drive is not possible due to high water level in the river.
Possible sighting: Great Hornbill, Bengal Florican, Siver-eared Mesia, Grey Heahed-fish eagle, Pallas fish eagle, King-fishers, Woodpeckers, Bee-eaters, parakeets etc.
Day 10 Drive to Pokhara 5hrs. Birding on the Way. And Hotel Check-In
Day 11 The hotel we stay in is located at the edge of Phewa Lake. Its garden reflects a botanical feeling, with abundant birdlife. Beautiful Annapurna range can be seen permitting the weather. Yet, Asian Barred Owls, Great Barbets, beautiful Niltavas and various sun-birds will be doing their best to distract you! The forest by the lake accommodates Kalij Pheasant, Puff-throated Babbler and Crimson Sunbird. Green Magpie and the equally wonderful Red-billed Blue Magpie can both be seen in the hotel grounds. Nepal’s only endemic bird, the Spiny Babbler, was seen on our last visit. All our recent trips have yielded Wall creepers wintering along the Seti River. Among the Raptors, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Shaheen Falcon, and Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Egyptian Vulture, Shikra, Eurasian Griffon, northern sparrow-hawk, Common Kestrel
Day 12 Drive to Kathmandu 6hrs.
Leave Pokhara early in the morning. Birding en-route: Eurasian Griffon, Red-headed Vulture, Egyptian vulture, and steppe eagle are usually sighted on the way. Hotel check-In in Kathmandu.
Day 13 Lower Phulchoki or Shivapuri Birding. Possible sighting: Long-tailed Broadbil, Northern Goshawk, Steppe Eagle, Dark-throated Thrush, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Rufus-gorgeted Flycatcher, Orange-flanked bush Robin, Golden bush Robin, Spotted Fork-tail, Green-backed Tit, Striated Laughing-thrush, Rufus-winged Fulvetta, Dark-breasted Rosefinch, Chestnut-bellied Thrush, Red-billed Blue Magpie, streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Rusty-cheeked scimitar Babbler, Nepal Fulvetta etc.
Day 14 Transfer to Airport
Full Board Package: 3327USD per person (min. 2 birders)
Price Inclusive of scheduled flight to Nepalgunj, all meals, permit, bird guide, twin sharing accommodation, private vehicles. Single Supplement: 47USD per day
Lunch and dinner not included during the stay in Pokhara and Kathmandu, other than mentioned.