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Best of Nepalese Butterfly (Shivapuri- Pokhara and Chitwan)
 
Day One  
 
Arrival in Kathamndu Airport. Welcome with garlands. Drive to Park Village Hotel
and Resort 15 min, 7 km). Welcome drink. Check in to suite room with wide veranda.
Refresh and rest.
6.00 pm PowerPoint presentation on Butterflies of Nepal by Bhaiya Khanal the renowned butterfly specialist of Nepal.
7.30 pm Dinner and overnight at Park Village Resort.
   
Day Two  
7.00 am Breakfast
8.00 am
Proceed to Shivapuri National Park entrance gate by coach. Start walking from the entrance gate. The park consists of mixed broad-leafed forest. The attractions are Common Grass Yellow, Tortoise Shell, Grass Blue, Cabbage White, Chocolate Pansy, Peacock Pansy, Evening Brown, Indian Fritillary, Common Crow, Striped Blue Crow, Common Tiger, Plain Tiger, Glassy Tiger,  Rare and Uncommon: Krishna 
Peacock, Oakleaf, Ypthima sps, Dodona spp, Pappillio, Blue Bottles, Common Mormon, Red Helen
7.00 pm Dinner and overnight at PVRH
   
Day Three  
7.00am
Breakfast
8.00 am
Proceed to Godawari and foothills of Phulchowki with pack lunch. Here over 250 butterfly species have been recorded. It takes about half an hour drive (about 20 kilometers) to reach the foothills. Attractions beside the species found in Shivapuri includes rare and beautiful Krishna Peacock, Kaiser-e-Hind, Chinese Windmill, Bird-wing Butterfly (CITES App II), Common Leopard, Clouded Yellow, Lemon Pansy,
7.00 pm Dinner and overnight at Park Village
   
Day Four  
7.00 am Breakfast
8.00 am
Proceed to Pokhara (about 200 km west of Kathmandu) on private coach along the scenic foothills of Mahabharat ranges overlooking Himalayan rivers, valleys, terrace fields and villages. Stop for lunch at appropriate place.
6.00 pm Cultural dance, Nepali dinner and overnight at Pokhara View Garden Garden Hotel.
   
Day Five  
7.00 am 
Breakfast
8.00 pm
Visit surrounding hills of Pokhara including Naudanda and Sarangkot on private coach and hike. It also allows having a magnificent view of Himalaya and butterflies. Attractions are: rare Krishna Peacock, Oakleaf, Albatross, Papillio, Common Peacock, Paris Peacock etc. Also visit lakeside forests and world Peace Pagoda to check for the Blue Bottle, Sword Tail, Veined, Jays, Great Black Veined.
7.00 pm Dinner and overnight at Park View Garden
   
Day Six & Seven  
7.00 am Breakfast
8.00 am
Proceed to Chitwan (about 175 kilometer) on private coach from Pokhara. Chitwan houses over 250 butterfly species. Check in at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge. Vist Kumrose Community Forest on the day of arrival. Visit Bees Hazar Lake and Kasara on the next day to watch rare and beautiful butterflies.
Attractions are Cerulean, Sergeant, Sailors, Least Grass Jewel, Sapphire (near water), Yamfly, Clouded Yellow, Tigers, Psyche, Yellow Pansy, Blue Pansy, Gray Pansy, Peacock Pansy, Grass Blues, Fritillary,
6.00 pm Tharu cultural dance and overnight at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
   
Day Eight  
7.00 am Breakfast
8.00 am
Proceed to Kathmandu (185 kilometer drive) on bus via Mugling, Prithvi Highway. Stop for lunch at appropriate place.
Check in at Maya Manor, a writer’s hotel at Naxal, Hattisar.
7.00 pm  Farewell dinner along wioth toher experts of Nepal and overnight at Maya Manor.
   
Day Nine  
7.00 am Breakfast
Leisure till the flight time
Departure
   
Optional Extensions (from Chitwan)
One night extra: Daman (100 km)  (Lycaenids, crow, fritillary, leopard, clouded yellow, common mormon, Red Helen, Tiger,
Two nights extra: Lumbini (175 kms) (80 species): Mormon, Tiger, Crows, Grass Yellow, Pansy, Nigger, Clouded Yellow,
Three nights extra: Koshi Tappu (225 km) (80 species), Titri Gachhi, Prakashpur
Indian Crow, Grass Yellow, Cerulean, Cabbage White, Common Tiger, Plain Tiger, Mormons, Grass Blue, Least Grass Jewel, Red Helen, Bat wing, Peacock Butterfly, Pansy, Nigger

Recommended season for butterfly watching is between Spring and Summer seasons
Expected number of species in one week = 150 species
 


 
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Recommended Destinations
  Kathmandu Valley   Bhaktapur Durbar Square   Chitwan
Recommended Activities
Bird watching and hike in Shivapuri Nagarjung, Elephant Safari, River safari and Jeep safari in Chitwan, Trek to Everest, Langtang, Annapurna and Mustang, Scenic Mountain tour of Pokhara, Sarus Crane and Bird Watching in Lumbini the birthplace of Buddha, Sunrise and Sunset view from Nagarkot, Mountain Flight to see Mt. Everest and Himalayan Range, Tracking Wild Bengal Tigers and Wild Asian Elephants in Bardia, Mahasheer Fishing in Karnali River, White water rafting in Bhote Koshi and Trishuli River, Journey to the valley of Snow Leopards,