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Nepal Birding: Kathmandu Valley, Koshi Tappu, and Chitwan National Park

Nepal is incredible for birds – the remarkable diversity of altitude and habitat, from grasslands at little more than sea level to the highest peaks of the Himalayas, is reflected in the sheer variety of species – over 850 species of birds have been recorded here, more than in any other region of comparable size in Asia. Our 12-day tour takes us through the three best birding localities in Nepal. We begin in the mid-altitude Himalaya of the Kathmandu Valley, travel east into the terai to Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, and finally, we move west to Chitwan National Park.

This is one of Asia’s most fascinating countries. Straddling the central Himalayas, Nepal is dominated by mountains that provide a universal spectacular backdrop, punctuated by colorful Buddhist stupas, Hindu temples, and royal palaces. Once one of the most isolated and inaccessible places on earth, geographically and by choice, Nepal opened its borders a little over a half-century ago, allowing birders to explore some of the best birding locations in the Indian subcontinent.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable and productive tour covering the best of the country’s birding sites in a variety of habitats and landscapes, against a backdrop of dramatic mountain scenery. During the winter months, resident avifauna is enhanced by Palaearctic migrants, with excellent opportunities for large mammals, including Tiger and Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, in the lowlands.

More Details About this Trip:

Pricing: $5,290 US Dollars or 4,170 GBP or for 15 Days and 14 Nights. 
Extensions are available.


Group Size: 7 or 8 participants.


Upcoming Dates: 

February 17 to March 3, 2025

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