Shivapuri Bird Watching

Shivapuri Bird Watching
  • Duration07 Days
  • Max. Altitude2,732 m


Trip Grade:Easy/Mild (*)


Transportation:Private Vehicle


Trip Route:Kathmandu – Budhnilkantha – Shivapuri – Nagarkot - Kathmandu

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Shivapuri is declared as a National Park in 2003 A.D. This is situated in the north of Kathmandu valley, 7 km far from Kathmandu ring road and 12 km far from Kathmandu city center. There are many entry points but the headquarters of this park is north of the Budhanilkantha temple, called Muhan Pokhari where there is a military check post. Suresh Sakya, Nepali ornithologist has been studying the birds of this region says the charming aspect of bird watching in Shivapuri is the forests has not been explored and this has been the home for 318 species of birds.

The park has great potentiality for the newer species. Wren Babbler, the new species of bird was first discovered by Jochen Martin here in Shivapuri. Spiny Babbler, the endangered species, only found in Nepal, can be found in Shivapuri. Similarly, other two restricted range birds: the Hoary Throated Barwing and the White Throated Tit are the dwellers of this area.  If you are really a bird watcher and would like to visit Shivapuri, You could set a new record exploring new species. There is no doubt!

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Budhanilkantha, Muhanpokhari
  • Visit reclining Vishnu at Budhanilkantha
  • Incredible valley view from the sites
  • Meditative atmosphere of Nagi Gompa
  • Lush green forest, roaring waterfalls and the brown rocky cliffs
  • The sacred place Bagdwar- the origin of the Bagmati River
  • The place where Great sage Shivapuri Baba meditated.
  • An ideal place for bird watching

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m) and Transfer to the Hotel

Day 02:Sightseeing of Swoyambhu (monkey temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudha Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 03:Birdwatching in Shivapuri National Park. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 04:Sightseeing of Bhaktapur and Patan. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 05:Go to Nagarkot, (for sunset, sunrise and mountain views). Overnight at hotel

Day 06:Hike to Changunarayan from Nagarkot and back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 07:Transfer to the International Airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees of all historical sites
  • Government Licensed holder tour guide
  • Private Transportation during the Tour
  • Hotel ( with Breakfast) as per your choice in Kathmandu and Nagarkot
  • All the government tax, VAT and service charges

Cost Exclude

  • Personal Expenses of your own
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Nagarkot
  • Tips for the Guide/Driver
  • Any other expenses which are not in ‘Cost Includes’ Section
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