Mowgli’s Package 34

Duration: 14 nights 15 days

Bird Watching Tour-Mt. Everest region-Wildlife Safari- Chitwan National park

This 14 night 15 day bird watching tour is a unique opportunity to see a wide variety of bird species, in a variety of habitats from tropical lowlands to the alpine birds found in the Mt. Everest region. The trek also includes some spectacular views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding Himalayan Mountains. As well as the trek you will visit the Royal Chitwan National Park, a birdwatchers paradise.
   
Day One
Meet at the airport, transfer to hotel
 
Check in hotel
 
Refresh and Lunch, Rest
6: 00 pm 
Introduction to Nepal and review of trip itinerary  
7:00pm 
Dinner
 
     
Day Two
   
6: 30 am
Breakfast
 
7: 00 am
Fly to Lukla, from Lukla we begin the trek with a descent to Phakding at 2600m. This part of the trek takes you through spectacular oak and rhododendron forest, some of the bird species that can be seen include Kalij Pheasant, Black-Throated Parrotbill, Grey-Bellied Tesias, Asian Sooty, Asian brown, Snowy-Browed Flycatchers, Red-tailed Minlas and Black and Yellow-Browed Tits.
1: 00 pm  
Lunch break
5: 30 pm
Overnight at hotel in Phakding
6: 30 pm
Dinner at hotel
   
Day Three  
6: 30 am
Breakfast
7: 00 am
Today the trail begins by crossing the river through undulating forest to Benker. We then cross another river before a short climb up to Chomoa, onwards to Jorsale and a final climb up to Namche Bazaar at 3440m. Some of the amazing birds that can be seen today include Golden Eagle, Lammerrgeier, Himalayan Griffon Vulture and Northern Goshok.
1: 00 pm 
Lunch break
 
5: 30 pm 
Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar
 
6: 30 pm
Dinner at hotel
 
     
Day Four
   
 
Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar
 
6: 30 pm 
Breakfast  
 
7: 00 pm
Full day excursion, the day begins with a tour of Thyangboche monastery, from here we descend through forests to Pungo Tango before crossing the Dudh Kosi river. We then continue on up to Trashinga, walking through blue pine and rhododendron forests on the way back to Namche Bazaar, birds likely to be seen today include Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Snow-Partridge, Grandala and White-tailed Robin.
1: 00 pm
Lunch break
5: 30 pm
Overnight at Hotel in Namche Bazaar
6: 30 pm  
Dinner at hotel
   
Day Five
 
  6: 30 am 
Breakfast
7: 00 am
Today's walk takes you along a slightly longer route to Tengboche at 3867m via Phunki Thanka, the trail includes a steep ascent but brilliant views of Mount Ama Dablam and Everest, make it all worth while. Some of the Himalayan bird species that can be seen today include Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Golden Eagle, White-Tailed Ruby-Throat.
1: 00 pm
Lunch break
 
5: 30 pm
Overnight at hotel in Tengpoche
 
6: 30 pm
Dinner at hotel
 
     
Day Six
   
6: 30 am
Breakfast
 
7: 00 am
The trail today begins with a gradual walk down through forests and villages, there are some impressive Mountain views and you may see some of the Himalayan birds mentioned previously.
1: 00 pm 
Lunch Break
5: 30 pm
Overnight at hotel in Namche Bazaar
5: 30 pm  
Dinner at hotel
   
Day Seven
 
6: 30 am
Breakfast
7: 00 am
Trekking back to Lukla, today will be a slow and gradual walk through oak, pine and rhododendron forests with fantastic Himalayan scenery all around the trail, as well as numerous Himalayan birds
1: 00 pm 
Lunch break
 
5: 30 pm
Overnight at hotel in Lukla
 
6: 30 pm
Dinner at hotel
 
Day eight 
   
6: 30 am
Fly back to Kathmandu
 
8: 00 am
Check in hotel, breakfast followed by sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley including Patan and Bhaktapur
1: 00 pm
Lunch break
6: 30 pm
Dinner at hotel 
   
Day nine
 
6: 30 am
Breakfast
7: 00 am
Five hour drive to the Royal Chitwan National Park, one of the best preserved National Parks in Asia and well known for its protection of endangered wildlife.
12: 30 pm
Check in hotel
 
 
Refresh, lunch and rest
 
3: 00 pm
A short bird watching trip
 
6: 30 pm
Dinner at hotel
 
     
Day ten
   
6: 30 am 
Breakfast
 
7: 00 am
Full day's bird watching inside the Royal Chitwan National Park, exploring different types of habitat including grassland and riverine forest this area is fantastic for birds, some of the species likely to be seen include Greater Himalayan and Black Rump Flame Back, Scarlet and Small Minivet, Chestnut Bellied and Velvet Fronted Nuthatch, Rose-Ring, Red Breasted and Plum-Headed Parakeet as well as Great Pied Hornbill, Jordon's Babbler and Slender Billed Babbler. As well as birds a wide variety of mammals can be seen these include monkey, deer, wild boar, sloth bear, greater one-horned rhino and the elusive Royal Bengal tiger
1: 00 pm
Lunch break in the Park 
5: 30 pm
Refresh at the Hotel, tea and coffee
6:00 pm
Views of the sunset at the river bank with a drink followed by trip evaluation
7: 00 pm  
Dinner at the Hotel
   
Day eleven
 
6: 30 am
Breakfast at the Hotel
 
7: 00 am
Full day's safari on a four-wheel drive, covering all three types of habitat in the Park as well as some ox-bow lakes, and viewing the Park from a watchtower. This is a great trip with the opportunity to see a wide variety of birds like Wood Peckers, Parakeets, Pigeons, Cuckoo Shrikes, Magpies, Babblers, Prinias, Storks, Flycatchers, Eagles, Warblers and Starlings as well as the possibility of seeing the large mammals mentioned above. This day's trip is topped off by a visit to the fantastic Crocodile Breeding Farm
1: 00pm
Lunch break at the watchtower in the park.
5: 30 pm
Refresh at Hotel with tea and coffee followed by a trip evaluation
6:00 pm
Views of the sunset at the river bank with a drink.
7: 00 pm
Dinner at Hotel.
   
Day twelve
   
6: 30 am 
Breakfast at the Hotel
 
7: 00 am
Drive to Twenty Thousand Lakes, walking for the most part this trip takes about four hours. Some of the species that can be seen include several species of water birds such as Storks, Herons and Egrets, as well as the forest species such as Magpies, Grey Headed Fish Eagles, Brown Fish Owls, Greater Himalayan and Black rumped Flamback, Crested Serpent Eagle, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Warblers and Parakeets. The lakes are surrounded by well preserved Sal forest, and it is a corridor area of the Royal Chitwan National Park, the lake has recently been listed as a RAMSAR site by the Wetland International Convention.
1: 00 pm
Lunch at Hotel
 
2: 30 pm
Elephant safari, an unforgettable experience, it is possible to see many species of mammals such as greater one-horned rhino, deer, wild boar and maybe the elusive Royal Bengal tiger.
5: 30 pm 
Refresh at hotel with tea and coffee and views of the Sunset from the river bank.
 
6: 30 pm
Dinner at hotel
 
   
Day thirteen
6: 30 am
Breakfast
7: 00 am
Early morning canoe trip and visit to the Elephant Breeding Centre
10:00 am 
Back to hotel
10: 30 am
Drive back to Kathmandu
1: 00 pm
Lunch on the way
 
5: 00 pm
Check in hotel
 
6: 30 pm
Dinner at hotel
 
     
Day fourteen
 
8: 00 am
Breakfast followed by leisure time
 
1: 00 pm 
Lunch break
 
6: 30 pm
Dinner with typical Nepali dancing and overall trip evaluation
 
     
Day fifteen
   
 
Departure to the airport will depend on your flight schedule.
 
   

 

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