Mowgli’s Package 14

Duration: 20 nights 21 days

Long Bird Watching Tour-Annapurna Sanctuary Trek-Wildlife Safari-Royal Chitwan National Park-Kathmandu-Pokhara Valley Sightseeing

This 20 night 21 day bird watching tour takes you on a trek starting at Pokhara and going north up the Modi Khola valley to the river’s a basin on the south-west of Annapurna called the Sanctuary. The Himalaya in this area has almost the highest rainfall in Nepal and supports magnificent moist forests and spectacular mountain scenery. In this high alpine zone the sight of many birds can be enjoyed. The Royal Chitwan National Park is bird watcher’s paradise and is the best for wildlife seekers and there is also interesting and historical sightseeing around the Katmandu Valley.
     
Day One    
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am The trek starts walking up the valley from Phedi via Dhamphus and climbs through secondary forest to Pothana at 2035m. The bird species likely to be seen in this area are Red- headed and Eurasian Black Vultures, Black and Bonelli’s Eagles, Barred Cuckoo-dove and Collared owlet.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
 
5: 30 pm Overnight at the hotel in Pothana
6: 30 pm Dinner at the Hotel
   
Day Two  
6: 30 am Breakfast
7: 30 am Following along the ridge to Deorali the trail then descends steeply to Ghirsung Khola then going through moist oak forests climbing above the Modi Khola to then reach Landrung at 1715m. You will see Common Hill Partridge, Speckled and Ashy Woodpigeons, Upland Pipit, Striated Bull, Bay and Crimson-breasted Pied Woodpeckers, Chestnut-crowned and Black-Faced Wabblers and Rufous-bellied Niltava.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 00 pm Overnight at the Hotel in Landrung
6: 30 pm Dinner at the Hotel
   
Day Three  
6: 30 am Breakfast
7: 00 am The trail goes down through fields and along the Modikhola at 1440m then crosses the river and climbs up through forests in the Modi Khola Valley. We spend the day bird watching in the oak and rhododendron forests looking for several species of Eagles, Vultures, Forktails, Woodpeckers, Green Pigeons and many more.
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
5: 30 pm Overnight at the Hotel in Chomro  
6: 30 pm Dinner at the hotel  
     
Day Four    
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am Today’s trek continues through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest it then descends into the main Modi Khola valley, which is covered in a thick forest, higher up the valley bamboo becomes increasingly dominant before we reach Khuldi at 2550m. Bird species likely to be seen include Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Himalayan Monal Satyr Tragopan, Speckled and Ashy Woodpigeon, Great and Fulvous Parrotbill, Striated, Scaly and Black-faced Laughing-thrushes and White-browed Green and Black-eared Shrike-Babblers.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 00 pm Overnight at the Hotel in Khuldi
6: 00 pm Dinner at the Hotel
   
Day Five  
6: 30 am Breakfast
7: 00 am The trail climbs through tall dense bamboo forest as it continues along a slope covered with scrub, short bamboo and birch forest, we pass a Deorali shelter before reaching Bagar. Bird species along this part of the trek include Golden Eagle, Snow Partridge, Blue-capped Redstart Grandala, Accentores, Spot-winged, White- browed as well as Crimson Eared and Red-Breasted Rose finches.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
 
5: 30 pm Overnight at the Hotel in Bagar
6: 30 pm Dinner at Hotel
   
Day Six  
6: 30 am Breakfast
7: 00 am This day’s trek will take in the Annapurna Base Camp. The day begins with a small climb through moraine, scrub and moss-covered birch forest, before entering the sanctuary at 3500m from here we climb to Machhapuchare Base Camp at 3703m, before climbing gradually up to Annapurna Base camp at 4130m, there are few birds but the Mountain views more than make up for it!
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
5: 30 pm Overnight at Hotel in Machhapuchre base camp  
6: 30 pm Dinner at the Hotel  
     
Day Seven    
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am The trail today passes through Chomrong, before descending first through thick oak forest, and scrub and after that through fields to Ghandrung. Bird species that can be seen include Golden Eagle, Grandala, Black-Browed Tit, Red- Billed Chough, Common Raven and various species of Rose finches.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Ghandrung
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Eight  
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am The trail descends stone steps alongside the West bank of the Modi Khola, it then goes up to kimche at 1760m, the path then descends steeply to Ghandrung Besi and the Modi Khola, before yet another gradual climb through forests and fields to Chandrakot. Some of the birds that can be seen include Red-Headed Vulture, Speckled Piculet, Orange-Bellied Leafbird, Small Niltava, White- Browed and Black-Eared Shrike Babbler and Brown-Throated Tree creeper.
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
5: 30 pm Overnight at a hotel in Chandrakot
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Nine  
6: 30 am Breakfast
7: 00 am Today the trail continues above the Khumnu Khola at 1780m it then crosses the river, before walking up following a faint trail up a steep hill to the Melache village. Above the village the trail isn’t as steep but it continues to climb through rhododendron forest to Tadapani at 2540m. Bird species that you can spot include varieties of Rose-Finches, Shrike-Babbler, Parrotbill and Fork-Tail.
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
5: 30 pm Overnight at the hotel in Tadapani  
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel  
     
Day Ten    
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am The path descends through the forest across the Chomrom Khola followed by a climb to Banthanti. Further on is a Deorali shelter and from here the trail undulates through rhododendron forests to Ghorepani, from where you can see amazing Mountain views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Some of the bird species include Eurasian Black Vulture, Northern Goshawk, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Common Hill Partridge, various species of Pigeons, Red Start, Tits and Thrushes.
1: 00 pm Lunch break  
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Ghorepani  
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel nepalbird333  
     
Day Eleven  
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am Today’s trek begins with a descent to Ulleri through oak and rhododendron forest with a brilliant view of the Annapurna, Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri ranges. Bird species include various species of Warblers, Thrushes, Flycatchers, Red starts, Rose Finches and Black birds.
1: 00 pm Lunch break
 
5: 30 pm Overnight at hotel in Ulleri
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel
   
Day Twelve
6: 30 am Breakfast
7: 00 am Last day of the trek, it starts with a steep descent through Tikhedhunga village and Hile across various rivers on the way to Birenthanti, from here there is an hour drive back to Pokhara. The bird species in this area are the same as those around Pokhara such as Laughing Thrushes, Buzzards, Vultures, Eagles, and Shrike Babblers.
1: 00 pm

Breakfast

 
5: 30 pm Check in hotel, refresh and overnight at hotel in Pokhara  
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel  
     
Day Thirteen  
  An easy day, relaxing after the trek
9: 00 am Breakfast
10: 00 am Leisure time
1: 00 pm Lunch break
5: 30 pm Overnight in Pokhara
6: 30 pm Dinner followed by typical Nepali dancing
     
Day Fourteen  
6: 30 am Breakfast at the Hotel  
7: 30 am Six hour drive to the Royal Chitwan National Park, Land of the Rhino.
1: 00 pm Refresh, lunch and rest at the Hotel  
3: 00 pm Trip to the visitor information center and a short bird watching tour.
5: 30 pm Refresh with tea and coffee, watching the beautiful sunset from the river bank.
6: 30 pm Slide presentation on birds and wildlife of the Royal Chitwan National Park.
8: 00 pm Dinner at the Hotel  
     
Day Fifteen  
6: 30 am Breakfast at the Hotel  
7: 00 am The day begins with a peaceful dugout canoe trip which lasts for an hour, after this the rest of the day will involve a full day’s exploring on foot inside the Royal Chitwan National Park. There are three different types of habitat in the Park these include Grasslands, Riverine forests and the moist deciduous forest. The bird watching is just fantastic and you may see species such as Great and Pied Hornbill, Greater Himalayan and Black Rumped Flam back, Scarlet and Small Minivet, Chestnut-bellied and Velvet fronted Nuthatch, Rose-Ringed Alexandrine, Red-breasted and Plum-headed Parakeet, Chestnut-Capped Striped Tit, Striated Slender-billed Babbler, Jorden Babbler, Lesser Adjutant, Grey-crowned Prinia, White-browed and White-throated Fantail, Several Indian Pea-Fowl, species of Flycatchers, Bush and Leaf Warblers, Eagles, Falcons and Quills. As well as numerous birds you may well see mammals such as Rhino, Deer and Monkeys.
1: 00 pm Lunch inside the Park  
5: 30 pm Refresh at the Hotel tea and coffee, sunset views from the river bank and trip evaluation.
7: 00 pm Dinner at the Hotel
   
Day Sixteen
6: 30 am Breakfast at the Hotel
7: 00 am Full day trip on a four-wheel drive, this trip will cover all three types of the habitat as well some ox-bow lakes, we go to a watch tower inside the park and there are possibilities of seeing birds such as several species of Wood Peckers, Parakeets, Pigeons, Cuckoo Shrikes, Magpies, Babblers, Prinias, Storks, Flycatchers, Eagles, Warblers as well as Starlings. The days ends with a trip to a Crocodile Breeding Farm. There is a great chance to see large mammals such as Rhino, Deer, Sloth Bears, Gaurs, as well as the Royal Bengal tiger.
1: 00 pm Lunch will be at the watch tower in the Park.  
5: 30 pm Refresh tea and coffee at the Hotel trip evaluation and sun set viewing at the river bank.
7: 00 pm Dinner at the Hotel.  
     
Day Seventeen  
6: 30 am Breakfast at the Hotel  
7: 00 am Drive to the Twenty thousand lakes on a four-wheel drive, the trip will be for four hours and we will walk on foot in the most of the places. Species likely to be seen include several species of water birds such as Storks, Herons and Egrets as well as the forest bird species such as Magpies, Grey Headed fish Eagles, Brown fish Owls, Greater Himalayan and Black rumped Flamback, Crested Serpent Eagle and Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Warblers and Parakeets. The lake is surrounded by well preserved sal forest, and the whole area is a corridor forest of the Royal Chitwan National Park. The lake has recently been listed as a RAMSAR site by the Wetland International Convention for its significant importance as a habitat for wildlife.
12: 00 Noon Lunch at the Hotel and rest.  
2: 00 pm Elephant safari lasting for 1-1/2 hrs, You could see Rhino, Deer, Wild Boar and maybe even a tiger. This trip is an unforgettable experience.
5: 30 pm Refresh with tea and coffee at the Hotel.  
7: 30 pm Dinner at the Hotel followed by a traditional dance performed by the indigenous Tharu people
     
Day Eighteen  
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am Trip to the Elephant Breeding Center to see some baby elephants.
9: 00 am Six hour drive back to Kathmandu
1: 00 pm Lunch on the way
3: 00 pm Check in hotel
  Refresh and rest
4: 00 pm Sightseeing in Katmandu’s Durbar Square a World Heritage Site
6: 30 pm Dinner at hotel  
     
Day Nineteen  
6: 30 am Breakfast  
7: 00 am Full day’s sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley including Patan, city of beauty and Bhaktapur, the city of devotees both World Heritage Sites
1: 00 pm Lunch break
6: 30 pm Dinner at the hotel
   
Day Twenty
6: 30 am Breakfast followed by leisure time
1: 00 pm Lunch break
7: 00 pm Dinner with typical Nepali dancing and overall trip evaluation  
     
Day Twenty-One  
  Departure to the airport depending on your flight schedule.  
     

 

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