The national park is about 12 km north of the capital city of Nepal. With an area of 144 sq. km, Shivapuri National Park contains 318 species of birds including Eurasian eagle-owl, slender-billed scimitar-babbler, white-gorgeted flycatcher, barred cuckoo-dove and golden-throated barbet. In the forests of pine, oak, rhododendron and so on, Birds such as Black-throated Tit, Grey-winged Blackbird, Long-tailed Broadbill, Hair-crested Drongo, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Grey Treepie, Striated Laughing thrush, Black Eagle, White-capped Redstart can be found.
Being the newest and the smallest national park of Nepal, it still provides variety in the species of the birds. Species such as Long-tailed Billboard, make bird watching in Nepal pretty special because it is firstly very rare and secondly, birds such as these are very beautiful too. Shivapuri hill top gives us a perfect panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and Manaslu Range. The park is a home to important restricted-range species such as Nepal Wren Babbler Pnoeypyga immaculate, Hoary-throated Barwing Actinodura nipalensis and the only endemic bird of Nepal, Spiny Babbler Turdoides nipalensis.
We drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. After reaching Sundarijal, we trek to Chisapani. The second day is exploration day where we are likely to encounter many birds such as Hume’s Warbler, Himalayan Griffon, Mountain Bulbul, Bar-winged Flycatchershrike, Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher in the inner parts of the forest. And after that the next day we arrive at Kathmandu after hiking via Changunarayan.
All in all, this bird watching tour provides the viewers what they are looking for- beauty and wilderness combined together to form a wonderful mixture of beautiful beast.
Today, we drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. After we reach there, we will be given a briefing by our guide. And after that, we will reach to Chisapani after a short trekking that will take place once we reach Sundarijal. Today also, we will see many species of birds and while we are seeing the birds, we will also enjoy various scenic places and at the same time, wide ranges of flora and fauna too. We will stay overnight in the Jungle resort.
Today, we will explore around the National Park as we go around the National Park. Today we will see some birds at random and but at the same time, we will be targeting the various spots where specific birds make their nests and stay at the place. At the afternoon, we will have lunch and while we are enjoying the views of the various birds, our guide will at the same time help us to know more about the birds and their species and their places of origin and nearly everything that you are going to ask him. Today also we are going to stay overnight at the jungle resort.
Today, we will be heading to Kathmandu after a very nice trip of bird watching. We will stay in the National Park but before we start getting late, we will be heading our way back to Kathmandu. On the way, we will hike through the way that will take us to Changunarayan. Changunarayan is one of the ten world heritage sites in Nepal that have been recognized by the UNESCO. Then we will return to Kathmandu after gathering immense knowledge and experience on the field of bird watching.