Nepal Bird Watching Tour
Due to its geographical position and great attitudinal variation, Nepal is known for her bio-diversity. The elevation of Nepal ranges from 60m from sea level to the highest point on earth i.e. Mt. Everest 8848m. and all within the distance of 150 km. This results different climatic condition form sub-tropical to Arctic.
Nepal occupying only 0.01% of the earth is home to 2% of al flowering plants in the world / 8% of the world's population of birds ( more than 848 species) / 4% of mammals on earth / 11 of world's 15 families of butterfly ( more than 500 species) / 600 indigenous plant families / 319 species of exotic Orchids etc...
In Nepal there are 09 National Parks ( 02 of them Sagarmatha and Chitwan National Parks are listed under World Heritage Sites of UNESCO) / 03 Wildlife Reserves / 01 Hunting Reserve and 03 Conservation Areas. The country has managed to preserve more endangered species of flora and fauna then any other area in Asia.
Wildlife tour and Jungle activities include venture into deep jungle on elephant back or four wheel drive to view wild animals in their natural habitat, canoe rides or rafting on the jungle rivers, nature walks, camping trip, bird watching, dolphin sightseeing, fishing, tiger tracking or wild elephant tracking, and village tour excursions etc.
These programmes can be enjoyed by students / special interest groups and adventure lovers.
Between 1846 and 1950, when the Rana prime ministers were factor rulers of Nepal, Chitwan was declared a private hunting reserve, maintained exclusively for the privileged classes. Penalties for poaching were severe - capital punishment for killing rhino
Bardia National Park is situated in the mid far western Terai, east of the Karnali River. The park is the largest covering 986 sq km. and most undisturbed wilderness area in the Terai. About 70% of the park is covered with forest with the balance
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, situated on the flood plains of the Sapta-Koshi River in Eastern Nepal is a wetland of international significance which covers 175 Sq Km . In 1987, it was declared a Ramsar site. It is home to more than 280 bird species
The most popular bird watching on the Valley rim situated 20 km South East of Kathmandu, with some 265 species recorded to date. The birds seen here included babblers, warblers, tits, thrushes, minivets, woodpeckers, eagles and many migrant birds.