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Birding Tour Nepal: Easy Himalayan Birding Adventure 2019



The former kingdom of Nepal, now officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a land-locked country in Asia and one of the most mountainous on the planet. It is located in the central Himalayas, and of the world’s ten highest mountains eight are in Nepal! This land was cut off from the outside world for many decades after the Second World War. But now it has opened up its boundaries to travelers, and it offers birders the opportunity to experience the immensity of birding the world’s highest mountain range without the high costs and visa restrictions associated with visiting Bhutan.

Nepal boasts a spectacular diversity of habitats, from the lush lowlands of the Terai (“moist land”), conserved in the famous Chitwan National Park, to the top of Mount Everest! This remarkable heterogeneity of different habitats in such a small country means that Nepal boasts a bird list of over 850 species in a country less than half the size of Germany (i.e. a similar size to Arkansas).

Our itinerary is designed to maximize your exposure to the different habitats and birds Nepal has to offer, without trekking on foot for days into the higher Himalayas. Some of the many exiting avian possibilities include Ibisbill, Bengal and Lesser Floricans, Swamp Francolin, Lesser Adjutant, Sarus Crane, Black-bellied Tern, White-tailed Stonechat, Himalayan Rubythroat, Wallcreeper, Indian and Bristled Grassbirds, Nepal Fulvetta, Himalayan Cutia, and Tibetan Serin, along with a potentially huge list of raptors, forktails, woodpeckers, thrushes, chats, and laughingthrushes. We will also look for the sole Nepalese endemic: Spiny Babbler. Non-avian highlights could include Indian Rhinoceros, Bengal Tiger, Ganges River Dolphin, Asian Elephant, Indian Leopard (Panthera pardus fusca), Fishing Cat, and Wild Water Buffalo.

Throw together some amazing wildlife, very nice food, incredibly friendly people, highly interesting culture, and some of the best scenery on the planet, and a great tour will be had.

Duration: 13 days

Limit (Group Size): 4 - 8

Date Start: March 18, 2019

Date End: March 30, 2019

Tour Start: Kathmandu

Tour End: Kathmandu

Price: US$5,145 per person sharing

Single Supplement: US$945

Price includes:
Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Biratnagar and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu)
Meals and drinking water (from evening meal on day 1 until breakfast on day 13)

Accommodation
Expert tour leader and local bird/wildlife guide fees
National park/birdwatching reserve entrance fees
All transport and tolls while on tour, including airport pick-up and drop-off
Price excludes:
Flights to/from Kathmandu
Visa
Meals and drinks before/after tour as described above
Items of a personal nature, e.g. gifts, laundry, internet access, phone calls, etc.
Soft/alcoholic drinks
Camera (still/video) permits
Elephant rides
Personal insurance
Monument entrance fees
Optional extra city tours
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We spent three weeks with Andy in Thailand and enjoyed the trip thoroughly. Andy worked so hard to find the birds, and get us on them.  He was very patient and took the time we needed. He knew all the best places to go, knew what birds would be expected, identified them in an instant  and still managed to find some pretty good rarities along with the “known birds”, Himalayan Cutia anyone? And we spent literally hours getting great looks at Spoon-billed Sandpiper.  Andy got us very close without disturbing the birds or any other birders.  It was a highlight of the trip.  We are hoping to see Andy in York later this year for a days birding on his home patch! Bob and Terrie, Idaho USA

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