For friendly, expert advice call: +44 (0) 1962 733051

Nepal - A Birdwatching Tour at Christmas

Tour Code: NPL15

A 11-day birdwatching tour of Chitwan National Park, the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, and the forested hills of the Kathmandu Valley - Nepal's top three sites with an optional extension to Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve.

11 days from £2995(inc flights) Land Only Price: £2395 SRS: £395


Nepal is not to be missed, and on this tour we take you to the country’s three premier wildlife reserves – Chitwan National Park, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and the forested hills of the Kathmandu Valley. Beginning in Kathmandu we’ll take in some of the valley’s cultural and architectural highlights as well as do some birding, before transferring to Chitwan National Park where we’ll look for such sought-after species as Red-headed Trogon, Lesser Racquet-tailed Drongo and White-tailed Rubythroat. Our next stop is Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, one of Asia’s finest wetlands, where birds we’ll look for include Swamp Francolin and Striated Marsh Warbler, and mammals include wild Water Buffalo and Nilgai. We’ll explore on foot and by boat before reluctantly starting our journey home.

  • Good chance of seeing about 300 bird species during the holiday
  • Visit the finest bird watching sites in Nepal
  • Superlative Himalayan birding & very good value!
  • Birding on Phulchowki Mountain, the most bird-rich site in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Look for Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Ibisbill & Brown Dipper
  • 480+ bird species in Chitwan National Park
  • Indian Rhino, langurs, Sambar & Hog Deer, Chitwan
  • Bird Nepal’s terai (lowland) habitat for species such as White-rumped Needletail Swift
  • Led by expert local naturalist guides

Food

Included in the price, except for lunches and dinners in Kathmandu. Allow £35.

Accommodation

Simple but comfortable hotel and jungle lodge, with private facilities; a comfortable tented camp at Koshi with shared facilities.

Giant Hornbill (Cliff Garratt)

Giant Hornbill (Cliff Garratt)

Outline Itinerary Download

Gaur (Cliff Garratt)Chitwan National ParkSpotted Deer, ChitwanNepali Tiger (Cliff Garratt)Elephant safari in Chitwan (Paul Stanbury)Indian One-horned Rhino, Chitwan (David Allison)Giant Hornbills, Chitwan National Park (Cliff Garratt)Long-tailed ShrikeLesser Coucal (Andy Pringle)Indian One-horned Rhino (Cliff Garratt)Terai Langur (Cliff Garratt)Indian One-horned Rhino (Cliff Garratt)Himalayan Flameback (Ron Brown)Captive Indian Elephant (Cliff Garratt)Green Bee-eater (Ron Brown)Gharial on bankBirding Dahran Forest (Paul Stanbury)Leopard tracksCanoe ride in Chitwan National Park (Paul Stanbury)Gharial (Ron Brown)Koshi Camp, Koshi Tappu Wildlife ReserveKoshi Camp dining hallWild Water Buffalo, Koshi (John Keighley)Bar-headed Geese (Andy Pringle)Grass Lizard (Cliff Garratt)Forest near Koshi River (Paul Stanbury)Black Bittern (Julian Thomas)Brown Hawk OwlPhulchowki, Kathmandu (John Keighley)Kathmandu (Cliff Garratt)KathmanduSwyambunath Stupa, Kathmandu
Mr & Mrs C.
West Yorkshire
Suchit Basnet and his organisation were superb in every way. Not only was he a good wildlife spotter, he was fun, attentive to everyone's needs, the kind of person you would choose for a friend... What we hadn't expected was the fun we had in the evenings - the Nepali's enjoyment of get-togethers was infectious; at both Chitwan and Koshi; we danced around camp fires and at Koshi we sang as well ... the '12 birds of Nepal' instead of '12 days of Christmas' - all the staff joined in the giggles! We rate this holiday as in the top five of all our holidays.
Show all details | Hide all details

DeparturesAvailableCost

Tue 26th December 2017 - Fri 5th January 2018

YES

£2995

more details

Flights: Flights are included in the tour costMore info

Regional Departures: Regional Departures are available. Call 01962 733051 for detailsMore info

Land only cost: £2395 More info

Room sharing options: More info

Visiting: Nepal

View tour reports +

Can I help You?

Rajan Jolly
Operations Manager

Email Rajan

01962 733051

Tour Focus

BirdsMammals

Tour Leaders

Tour Reviews

Suchit Basnet and his organisation were superb in every way. Not only was he a good wildlife spotter, he was fun, attentive to everyone's needs, the kind of person you would choose for a friend... What we hadn't expected was the fun we had in the evenings - the Nepali's enjoyment of get-togethers was infectious; at both Chitwan and Koshi; we danced around camp fires and at Koshi we sang as well ... the '12 birds of Nepal' instead of '12 days of Christmas' - all the staff joined in the giggles! We rate this holiday as in the top five of all our holidays.
Mr & Mrs C., West Yorkshire