Flora & Fauna Trip in Nepal
Climb up from entrance gate towards Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. On the way we stop for birding at Pani Muhan, a drinking water reservoir of the Shivapuri watershed area. It is an excellent place to watch birds including forktails, redstarts, kingfisher, blackbirds etc. Main vegetation consists of Alder woods, Schima-Castanopsis forest, Mixed Oak-Laurel forest, and shrub lands with wild yellow raspberry, barberry, Gaultheria, etc. afternoon lunch at Nagi Gompa & From Nagi we climb up towards Deurali, where one can have the magnificent view of three queen cities of valley. Vegetation is composed of mixed oaks and laurel forest.
Common orchids include Coelogyne. On the way possible sightings of mammals are barking deer, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, flying squirrel. Bird includes kalij pheasant, common hill partridge, booted eagle, black eagle, Steppe eagle, crested serpent eagle, laughing thrushes, sunbirds, tits etc.From Deurali we return to Nagi to join the evening prayer. Then proceed to Park Village Hotel and Resort. & Dinner
Flora & Founa Trip
Tour Duration: 15 days
Max. Altitude: 4600m
Destination(s): Nepal (Kathmandu- -Chitwan-Pokhara –Lumbini –Chitwan-Koshitappu)
Specialty Categories: Nature ,Flora & Fauna ,Environment
Season: Round the Year. Best season Oct. to Dec. and Feb. to May
Tour Starts at: Kathmandu
Ends at: Kathmandu.
Transportation: private Deluxe Vehicle or local Bus
Group Size: Min 2 pax
# Arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary.
# Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu,Pokhara,Lumbini & Chitwan in 2 star hotel to 4 star hotel with b'fast as per itinerary.
# Kathmandu sightseeing with English speaking guide.
# All Transportation private or local .
# All entrance fees & permits during sightseeing & trekking
# All 3 meals and accommodation while on the camping trek.
# Fully escorted trek with English speaking guide and 1 porter between 2person
# Experienced cook, sherpas and kitchen crew.
# Tents, mattress, cooking utensils
# Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee.( $ 40 per person for 30 days )
# Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
# Other meals not stated (Lunch/Dinner) in Kathmandu.
# Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
# Travel Insurance (this is a mandatory condition of booking)
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Personal spending money.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
|Pokhara||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
|Lumbini||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
|Chitwan||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Arrival in Kathmandu
Meeting at the airport. Drive 15 minutes to Park Village Resort, an eco-Friendly hotel on the foothill of Shivapuri National Park. Welcome drink. Check-in to suite rooms with wide verandah. Refresh and rest& overlooking Shivapuri National Park. Stroll and watch birds in the hotel garden spread over 6 acres of jungle with lots of flowering plants, birds and butterflies. Overnight at resort.
Hike to Shivapuri National Park entrance gate
Climb up from entrance gate towards Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. On the way we stop for birding at Pani Muhan, a drinking water reservoir of the Shivapuri watershed area. It is an excellent place to watch birds including forktails, redstarts, kingfisher, blackbirds etc. Main vegetation consists of Alder woods, Schima-Castanopsis forest, Mixed Oak-Laurel forest, and shrub lands with wild yellow raspberry, barberry, Gaultheria, etc. afternoon lunch at Nagi Gompa & From Nagi we climb up towards Deurali, where one can have the magnificent view of three queen cities of valley. Vegetation is composed of mixed oaks and laurel forest. Common orchids include Coelogyne. On the way possible sightings of mammals are barking deer, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, flying squirrel. Bird includes kalij pheasant, common hill partridge, booted eagle, black eagle, Steppe eagle, crested serpent eagle, laughing thrushes, sunbirds, tits etc.From Deurali we return to Nagi to join the evening
Depart by private coach to Pokhara with lunch stop at Riverside Springs resort for lunch.Check in at Pokhara View Garden Hotel, a quintessential hotel with large room facing the Himalaya. Late afternoon Explore bat caves, river gorges and water fall in Pokhara evening Orientation on nature and culture of the Pokhara Valley & dinner .Overnight at Hotel.
Depart by private coach to Pokhara with lunch stop at Riverside Springs resort for lunch.Check in at Pokhara View Garden Hotel, a quintessential hotel with large room facing the Himalaya. Late afternoon Explore bat caves, river gorges and water fall in Pokhara evening Orientation on nature and culture of the Pokhara Valley & dinner .Overnight at Hotel. Day 04 Around Pokhara After breakfast ,Boating in Fewa Lake, observe aquatic fauna, water birds and climb to World Peace Stupa from the dam site. Watch birds along the trail surrounded by the evergreen subtropical forest. Afternoon return to the hotel for lunch after lunch depart for Naudanda on private coach. Check for the forktails and forest bird enroute. See the reminiscent of historic salt trade route to Tibet. Visit eagle migration route at Naudanda ridges to observe amazing Birds of Prey and stunning snow capped mountain views. Evening Cultural Dance followed by dinner. Overnight in Hotel
After breakfast visit to Jomsom by flight. Check in at Hotel Om's Home. visit to Marpha, a typical Thakali village (Optional on feet or on pony). Observe the historic salt trading route to Tibet and visit fascinating Lama monasteries. Taste varieties of apples in the orchard; enjoy famous Marpha brandy and moonshine. Eat lunch on the way at appropriate traditional Thakali restaurant. Enjoy the highland culture of upper Thak Khola. Return to Jomsom. Thakali Dinner and Overnight at Hotel
After Breakfast, Go for nature walk or pony trek in alpine desert of Kagbeni to see Blue sheep, pikas (mouse hare) and high altitude birds like Lammergeier, Chukar Partridges, Himalayan Griffon, snow pigeon, finches, buntings etc. Stop for lunch at appropriate traditional restaurant. Visit Buddhist Monastery and view the gateway to Upper Mustang. Return to Jomsom experiencing the wind of Kaligandaki Valley.evening dinner at thakali and overnight at Hotel Om's Home.
After Breakfast Departure flight to Pokhara, around 12 Lunch at Pokhara Departure by private coach to Lumbini. Picnic lunch stop at appropriate place. It takes about seven hours drive to reach Lumbini. Check in at Buddha Maya Garden Hotel a three star category luxury hotel adjoining Lumbini Garden.Walk to Maya Devi Temple, the birthplace of Prince Siddhartha. Watch birds in the sacred garden. Parakeets, owls and brahminy mynas congregate in the fig tree of this garden.Eveing there will be Orientation of Lumbini. And evening Dinner and overnight at hotel. At night one can listen to the howling of jackals and hooting of owls.
After Breakfast Watch birds in the Lumbini Garden following the circular levee of sacred garden and Harhawa River. Lumbini Garden the of Buddha, a world heritage site is also a destination for watching Sarus Cranes. They are the tallest flying bird (5.5 feet tall) and are globally endangered species. Lumbini Garden with its three square miles of natural garden surrounded by rural farmlands provides habitat for birds and mammals. Visit crane sanctuary managed by International Cranes Foundation to promote conservation of these regal birds. Besides cranes, gray hornbill, Eurasian eagle owl (the biggest owl species of the world), the globally endangered Lesser Adjutant Stork, and the Blue Bull Antelope the biggest antelope of the subcontinent could be observed during this walk. This walk take about three hours is an enchanting one and once could recall the nature of the Buddha’s birth period. Around 12 Lunch at 1.00 pm Proceed to Jagadishpur (38 kilometer) by private coach to west of Lumbini in Kapilvastu District d. On the way we will stop at Tilaurakot to see the archaeological ruins of ancient palace of Shakya Dynasty. After a brief stop we will proceed to Jagadishpur Reservoir. The reservoir is constructed for irrigations; ultimately it has turned into a haven for birds. There is a 5.6 kilometers peripheral road in the reservoir. It is a major wintering site for ferruginous ducks, tufted ducks, shoveler, purple heron and other waders. On the way we will also observe number of critically endangered vulture (slender billed and white-rumped) along with the Egyptian and Cinereous vulture. Migratory black stork and resident wooly- necked stork could be seen in the wetlands surrounded by cultivations. Reach Hotel for refreshment and listing of species seen during the day. Eveing Dinner and Overnight at Hotel
After Breakfast Depart for Chitwan by private coach, the journey is about 5 hours through Terai plains and Siwalik hills. Check in at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge, Kumrose, Sauraha, Chitwan National Park, around 1 Lunch on arrival at late afternoon elephant ride to see wildlife including rhinos, deer, bear and if lucky tiger. Kumrose is a good place for sighting Common Leopard. Bird includes pied hornbill, woodpeckers, rollers, flycatchers, brown hawk owl etc. evening Slide show on the natural history of Chitwan. Followed by dinner .overnight at Lodge
After Breakfast ,morning Safari Activity including drive to Bees Hazar Lake, Ramsar Site a forested wetlands for watching rhinos, deer, birds (storks, herons, ducks, gray headed fishing eagle, oriental darter) Proceed to Kasara Park Headquarter and Gharial Crocodile Conservation Center. Gharial is a slender billed crocodile that grows up to 7 meters in length and is a critically endangered species. They live in river and feed exclusively on fishes. Short hike to Tamar Lake gives greater chances to see elusive tiger, sloth bear and gaur bison. Late afternoon Refreshment at lodge & evening Dinner and overnight at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
Chitwan – Koshi Tappu
Wake up call followed by tea & coffee & then after Breakfast Leave for Koshi Tappu by private coach. It takes about seven hour driving time. Picnic lunch en-oute where appropriate. Watch bird and gangetic dolphins in the Koshi Barrage area. Check in at Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp (P) Ltd a safari tented camp at Kusaha, adjoining the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, the first Ramsar site of Nepal. Evening Orientation of Koshi Tappu followed by dinner .Overnight & camp
Excursion in Koshi Tappu
After Breakfast Proceed to the reserve for watching birds along the embankment, ox bow lakes and boating in Sapta Koshi, the biggest river of Nepal. Bird walk and boating in Sapta Koshi, the biggest river of Nepal to see Marsh Crocodile and Wild Water Buffalo.Bird includes swamp francolin, white ibis, storks, lesser coucal, striated marsh warbler etc.Afternoon Lunch at camp,late afternoon Birding along the northern embankment, ox bow lakes, grassland and sisoo forest. Bird includes Brown fish owl, red-necked falcon, Eurasian curlew, imperial eagle.
Koshi Tappu -Chitwan
After breakfast, Birding in the camp area and cultivation & then Departure by private coach to Chitwan and overnight Lodge. $ leisure
Chitwan to Kathmandu
After Breakfast ,Departure by private coach to Kathmandu. Check in at Hotel and leisure .Evening dinner and Overnight Hotel.
After breakfast, rest of day is at leisure until we pick you up at the hotel and then transfer to airport for your next stop. All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.