Mowgli’s Package 11

Duration: 18 nights 19 days

Bird Watching Tour-Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-Wildlife Safari-Royal Chitwan National Park

This 18 night 19 day trip offers an excellent bird watching experience of Nepal’s high Himalayan birds in the Annapurna Sanctuary and the tropical birds of the lowland terai. The trek provides some spectacular Mountain scenery and the wildlife safari in the Royal Chitwan National Park is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Some of these birds like the Slender billed Scimitar Babbler, Golden Babbler, Golden Breasted Fulvetta and Fulvous Parrotbill are difficult to find elsewhere in Nepal.
     
Day One    
  Meet at the airport transfer to hotel  
  Welcome drink  
  Check in hotel
  Refresh, lunch and rest
6: 00 pm Introduction to Nepal and review of trip itinerary
7: 00 pm Dinner at hotel.
   
Day Two    
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am

Five hour drive to Pokhara an enchanting Himalayan Valley.

 
1: 30 pm Check in hotel, Lunch and rest  
4: 00 pm A short time sightseeing  
5: 30 pm Views of the sunset from the lake with drink  
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel  
     
Day Three    
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am Start the trek by walking up the valley then climbing steadily up the ridge and through the settlement and terraced fields to Dhampus at 1600m. Continue climbing through secondary forests to Pothana at 2035m. The birds seen here include the Slender-billed Scimintar Babbler, Golden Babbler, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, and Fulvous Parrotbill.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Pothana
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Four  
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am This day the trail goes along the ridge to Deorali, descends steeply down to Bichok at 1830m and the Ghirsung Khola, a tributary of the Modi Khola. Through moist oak forests and terraced fields high above the Modi khola the path passes the villages of Tolka at 1820m and Medi at 1815m to reach Landrung at 1715m. The birds to be seen include Red Headed and Black Vultures, Black and Bonnelli’s Eagle, Common Hill Partridge, Barred Cuckoo Dove, Golden-throated Barbet and Mountain Hawk-Eagle.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Landrung
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Five  
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am This day starts by walking down through the fields to the Modi Khola at 1440m and then across the Modi Khol to climb up through the forests to Himalkyo at 1540m. Going north up the Modi Khola Valley, still in forest, we climb steeply up through terraced fields and secondary scrub with clumps of trees to reach Chomrong at 2050m. The birds here are the Slaty- Backed and Spotted Forktails, Chest-Crowned and Black-faced Warblers, Chestnut-Headed Tesia and Greater and Lesser Scaly- Breasted Wren-Babblers.
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel Chomrong  
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel  
     
Day Six    
6: 30 am Breakfast at hotel  
7: 00 am Today we walk through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests descending to the Chomrong Khola at 1890m, cross the river and climb to about 2325m before entering the main Modi khola valley again to Khuldi at 2550m. The valley is thickly forested and higher up the valley the bamboo becomes more prominent. The birds here include Satyr Tragopan, Himalayan Monal, Speckled and Ashy Woodpigeons, Orange- Rumped Honey Guide, Great and Fulvous Parrotbills, Golden-breasted Fulvetta and Black-headed Shrike- Babbler.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Khuldi
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Seven  
6: 30 am Breakfast at hotel  
7: 00 am Another day climbing through tall, dense bamboo jungles the valley eventually widens and the bamboo gradually becomes shorter and thinner. We continue along a slope covered in azalea and cotoneaster scrub, short bamboo and some birch trees to the Deorali Pass at 3220M, then go up again before climbing down to Bagar 3300M. Golden Eagle, Snow Partridge, Blue-Capped Redstart, Altai and Alpine Accenters can be seen here.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Bagar
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Eight  
6: 30 am Breakfast at hotel  
7: 00 am Arrive at the Annapurna Base Camp. Walking along less steep and criss cross moraine with scrub and moss-covered birch trees we enter the Sanctuary at about 3500m and reach Machhapuchare Base Camp at 3703m. Crossing the grass and scrub-covered moraine we continue west and climb gradually to the Annapurna Base camp at 4130m. This is a very cold and windy place with few birds, but the views are magnificent as the base camp is closely surrounded by high peaks including the Annapurna, Machapuchre and Himchuli
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Machhapuchre base camp  
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel  
     
Day Nine    
6: 30am Breakfast at hotel  
7: 00am Climbing up and down in thin oak forests and short bamboo and scrub to Kimrong, cross the Kimrong Khola and climb up to a ridge top and walk down gradually through terraced field to Ghandrung
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Ghandrung
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Ten  
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am A day of steep climbing through mature oak and rhododendron forests covered in Epiphytes, to Tatopani at 2530m. The birds seen here include Red-headed Vulture, Speckled Piculet, Orange-Bellied Leafbird, Niltava White-Browed and Black-Eared Shrike-Babbler.
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Tatopani  
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel  
     
Day Eleven    
6: 30 am Breakfast at hotel  
7: 00 am Continuing to descend we go through oak and rhododendron forests and bamboo, then up and down through more forests to Tikedungha. The bird here include several species of Thrushes, Tits, Warblers, Babblers and Fulvetta.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Twelve  
6: 30 am Breakfast at hotel  
7: 00 am Down to Nayapul walking up and down through forests and settlements to then drive back to Pokhara. The birds seen here are Thrushes, Fulvetta, Robins, Vultures and Eagles.
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Pokhara  
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel.  
     
Day Thirteen    
8: 30 am Breakfast followed by leisure time
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Sunset views from Phewa Lake with drinks
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Fourteen    
6: 30 am Breakfast at the hotel  
7: 00 am Five hour drive to the Royal Chitwan National Park - land of the rhino and birdwatcher’s paradise.
12: 30 pm Welcome drink  
  Check in hotel
  Refresh, lunch and rest
3: 00 pm Proceed for a short bird watching trip around the visitor center.
5: 30 pm Sunset views from the river bank with drinks
6: 30 pm Dinner at the hotel
     
Day Fifteen    
6: 30 am Breakfast at hotel  
7: 00 am A full day bird watching excursion inside the Royal Chitwan National Park exploring through the riverine forest and grassland where there are excellent opportunities to see Greater and Oriental Pied Hornbill, various species of Woodpecker, Warblers, Parakeets ,Babblers, Flycatchers, Minivet, Wood Shrikes and Prinias.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Sunset views from the river bank with drinks.
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Sixteen  
6: 30 am Breakfast at hotel  
7: 00 am Drive to Bishajarital in a four wheel drive. This lies within the corridor forest of the Royal Chitwan National Park whose lakes are famous for bird watching and game viewing and it is listed as a RAMSAR Site by the Wetland International Convention. The bird species likely to be seen here include several species Parakeets, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Warblers, Woodshrike, Oriental Darter and Grey Headed Fish Eagle as well as mammals, like the Greater one-horned Rhino, Monkey and Deer.
1: 00 pm Lunch at hotel  
2: 00 pm Elephant back safari going deep into the jungle in search of wildlife such as Greater one-horned Rhino and the elusive Royal Bengal tiger as well as birds.
5: 30 pm Sunset views from the river bank with drinks.  
6: 30 pm Dinner with traditional dancing performed by the indigenous Tharu people.
     
Day Seventeen    
6: 30 am Breakfast at hotel  
7: 00 am A canoe trip down the river with beautiful scenery and many chances to see crocodiles, then to the elephant breeding center to play with lovely baby elephants.
10: 00 am Back to hotel
10: 30 am Five hour drive back to Kathmandu
1: 00 pm Lunch on the way
5: 00 pm Check in hotel in Kathmandu
  Refresh and rest
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel  
     
Day Eighteen    
8: 30 am Breakfast followed by leisure time  
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
6: 30 pm Dinner with typical Nepali dance and overall trip evaluation  
     
Day Nineteen    
  Departure to the airport will be according to your flight schedule.  
     

 

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