Annapurna Region

Himalayan birds [Bird Watching Holiday in Annapurna] - 10 Days

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Duration10 Days
Start DateApr 21, 2019 - May 01, 2019

USD 1,690

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BASIC INFORMATION

  • 2

    Minimum Size
  • 10

    Maximum Size

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exploration of the rich bird habitats of middle hills of Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Living in picturesque Gurung villages.
  • Plenty of chance to see numerous species of birds, along with a chance to glimpse the rare wildlife and other endangered species.

QUICK FACTS

  • Difficulty Level
    Easy
  • Total Length
    0 km
  • Highest Altitude
    3,000 meters
  • Elevation Profile
    Not available
  • Start location
    Thulokot
  • Finish location
    Naudanda
  • Permits
    ACAP, TIMS
  • Best Season
    January, April, October

DESCRIPTION

The itinerary is designed for any nature and adventure lovers. Trekking days usually begins at 6 am in the morning and ends at 3 or 4pm, depending on how often we are lucky to see the birds and other wildlife along the trail. There is always plenty of chance to see many species of birds in and around our campsite, with a chance to glimpse the rare wildlife and other endangered species.

Day01 Kathmandu To Pokhara, 930m

Travel to Pokhara by land, while checking the ibissbill (Nov-March) and explore the Lakeside in the afternoon. The birds that can be enjoyed includes White-breasted Water Hen, Osprey, Commom Kingfisher, , Coppersmith Barbet, Crismson Sunbird and many species of wetland specially in winter time.

Day02 Day in Pokhara, 930m

Explore the birds of Pokhara valley along the Lakeside and around. The birds that can be seen includes White-throated Kingfisher, Brahminy Myna, Egyptian, Cinerous, Himalayan and White-rumped Vulture, Long-taiked Broadbill, Spiny Babbler, Intermediate Egret, Spangled Drongo, Grey Tree Pie, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Green magpie, Osprey, Common Crane and Black-lored Tit etc.

Day 03 To Thulokot, 2000m

Travel to Phedi (35-40minute drive) and start bird trek through the farmland, ridge and forest. Thulokot also called Australian camp is a great place to watch the migratory raptors in autumn and winter. The birds- Mountain Hawk, Eagle, Black Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Shikra, Grey-hooded Warbler, Green-crowned, Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Yellow-billed Magpie, Black-headed Jay, White-throated, White-crested laughinthrush etc.

Day04 To Ghandruk Phedi , 1450m

Trek, while watching birds along the trail to Landruk and drop down to the river, Modi and overnight lodge Birding trek to Bhaisikharka via Ghamndruk and overnight lodge. The birds that can be seen and enjoyed includs, Black Bulbul, Himalayan Bulbul, Striated Bulbul, Chestnut-headed, Grey-bellied Tesia, White-tailed Nuthatch, Verditer Flycatcher, Hoary-throated Barwing, White-browed Fulveta, Black Eagle, Russet Sparrow, Grey Bushchat and many other species.

Day05 To Bhaisikharka, 2200m

Trek up to a large Gurung Village of Ghandruk and continue through he forest to Bhaisi Kharka in the forest. Wonderful days for many species of Thrushes susch as Black-throated Thrush, Streak Laughinthrush, Chestnut-crowned, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Rusfoud Sibia, Buff-barred, Lemon-rumbed, Whistler’s Warbler and many other species

Day06 To Deorali

Trek to Deorali while birding via Tadapani and own the creek, following up the creek, passing Banthanti. Birds includes Brown-headed Bulfinch, Himalayan Vulture, Brown Dipper, Blue Whistling Thrush, Streak laughing Thrush, Spotted Laughing Thrush, Crossbill, Brown Parrotbill, Scarlet Finch, Coal, Rufous-naped Tit, White-capped and Plumbeous Water Redstart etc.

Day07 To Banthanti

Trek over the ridge and down to Ghorepani to continue down to Banthanti through the beautiful forest and creeks. The birds are Spotted, Rufous-chinned, Chestnut-crowned Laughinhthrush, Warblers, Green-tailed, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Finches, Lammergieir, Himalayan Vulture, Mountai Hawk Eagle and many species.

Day08 To Birethanti

Continue bird trek down to Birethanti thtough the farmland and along the river valley. The birds that can be see includes Green Magpie, Spotted, Little and Slaty-backed Forktail, Crested Kingfisher, Grey and Rufous Treepie, Crimson Sunbird, Steppe Eagle, Booted Eagle, Himalayan Vulture etc.

Day09 To Naudanda or Kot Danda

Trek to Naudanda via Chandrakot and Kande and travel back to Pokhara. The birds on the trail are Grey-hooded, Whistler Warbler, Nepal Fulveta, Long-tailed- Grey-backed Shrike, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Great Barbet, Himalayan Vulture, Cinerous Vulture, Bonelli’s Eagle, Shikra, Eurasian Kestrel, Crested Serpent Eagle and many other species of birds

Day10 Travel back to Kathmandu and trip ends

Or, You also have the Option of Trip Extension.

Day11 To Chitwan national park and explore the birds of Chitwan

Travel to Chitwan national park, nature and birdwatching in the afternoon, depending on the time of arrival.

Chitwan national park is the finest national park of the country that the haven for biodiversity including Great One horned Asiatic Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger, Common Leoprad, Gaur, Wild Boar, Samber Deer, Spotted, Hog and Barking Deer, Marsh and Gharial Crocodile, Rhesus and Langur Monkey and many other rare and endangered animal. Chitwan is also great for both residend and migratory species of birds with totaol number well over 600 species of birds that includes Great Hornbill, Pied Hornbill, Great Slaty Wodpecker, Green Magpie, Marsh Harrier, Black-crested Baja, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Phesant-tailed Jacana, Grey-crowned Prinia, Red-headed Trogon, Indian Pitta, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, Oriental, Collared Owl, Brown Hawk Owk, Brown Fish Owl, Bengal Florican, Thick-billed Green Pigeon, Emerald Dove, Lineated Barbet, Himalayan Flamback, Cinamon Bittern, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Black-headed Oriole, Indian Roller, Dollar Bird, Bank Myna, Hill Myna, Oriental Darter, Scarlet Minivet, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch and many more….

Day12 In Chitwan and birdwatching tours Explore the area around and national parks with nature/birding walk.

Day13 Day in Chitwan Continue exploring the national park with jeep and vist Crocodile breeding center at Kasara, the HQ of national park

Day14 To Kathmandu Travel back to Kathmandu and overnight hotel

14 days with extension US$ 2660 per person.

Email us at honeybird@honeyguideapps.com if you wish to book the extended version.

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