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!
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.