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Best of Wildlife and Wetlands (Shivapuri – Chitwan and Koshi)
 
Day One  
 
Meet at the airport. Drive 15 minutes to Park Village Resort, an eco-friendly hotel on the foothill of Shivapuri National park.  
Welcome Drink.   Check-in to suite rooms with wide verandah.
Refresh and rest
1.00 pm
Lunch at hotel’s Earthwatch restaurant overlooking Shivapuri National Park. Stroll and watch birds in the hotel garden spread over 6 acres of jungle with lots of flowering plants, birds and butterflies.
6.00 pm Power point presentation: Orientation of Nepal by eminent naturalists.
7.00 pm
Open-air barbeque dinner and overnight at Park Village Hotel
   
Day Two  
6.30 am
Breakfast at Park Village Hotel & Resort
7.00 am 
Hike to Shivapuri National Park entrance gate. Climb up from entrance gate towards Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. On the way we stop for birding at Pani Muhan, a drinking water reservoir of the Shivapuri watershed area. It is an excellent place to watch birds including forktails, redstarts, kingfishers etc. Main vegetation consists of Alder woods, Schima-Castanopsis forest, Mixed Oak-Laurel forest, and shrub lands with wild yellow raspberry, barberry, Gaultheria, etc.
12.00 noon
Lunch at Nagi Gompa. From Nagi we climb up towards Deurali, where one can have the magnificent view of three queen cities of valley. Vegetation is composed of mixed oaks and laurel forest. Common orchids include Coelogyne. On the way possible sightings of mammals are barking deer, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, flying squirrel. Bird includes kalij Pheasant, common hill partridge, booted eagle, black eagle, Steppe eagle, crested serpent eagle, laughing thrushes, sunbirds, tits etc.
From Deurali we return to Nagi to join the evening prayer. Then proceed to Park Village hotel and resort.
6.00 pm
Dinner and overnight at Park Village Hotel and Resort
   
Day Three  
6.30 am
Breakfast
7.00 am
Depart for Chitwan by private coach, the journey is about 5 hours through Terai plains and Siwalik hills.
Check in at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge, Kumrose, Sauraha, Chitwan National Park,
6.00 pm Slide show on the natural history of Chitwan
7.30 pm Dinner and overnight at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
   
Day Four  
6.30 am 
Breakfast
Elephant Safari and bird watching to watch rhino, deer, wildboar and bird includes shama, pied hornbill, woodpeckers, parakeets, brown fish owl etc.
12.00 noon Lunch
2.00 pm
Birding activity in the riverine forest looking for himalyan flameback, gray capped woodpecker, emerald dove, brown hawk owl etc. .
6.30 pm Tharu Cultural Dance
7.30 pm Dinner and overnight at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
   
Day Five  
6.30 am Breakfast
7.00 am
Bird watching along the jeep trail from Rapti River to Charahara with pack lunch and return from Bhawanipur and Jay Mangala. Bird includes orange-breasted green pigeon, giant hornbill, peafowl, bengal florican, etc. A total of 12 kilometer walk though the forest and grassland in the plains.
6.30 pm Tharu cultural dance and overnight at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge.
   
Day Six  
6.30 am  Breakfast
7.00 am
Morning Safari Activity including drive to Bees Hazar Lake, Ramsar Site a forested wetlands for watching rhinos, deer, birds (gray headed fishing eagle, crested serpent eagle) and marsh crocodile.
Proceed to Kasara Park Headquarter and Gharial Crocodile Conservation Center.  Gharial is a slender billed crocodile that grows up to 7 meters in length and is a critically endangered species. They live in river and feed exclusively on fishes. Short hike to Tamar Lake gives greater chances to see elusive tiger, sloth bear and gaur bison.
5.00 pm Refreshment at lodge
7.30 pm
Dinner and overnight at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
   
Day Seven  
7.00 am Breakfast
7.30 am
Leave for Koshi Tappu by private coach. It takes about seven hour driving time. Picnic lunch en-route where appropriate.  Watch bird in the wetlands and gangetic dolphins in the Koshi Barrage area.
Check in at Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp (P) Ltd a safari tented camp at Kusaha, adjoining the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, the first Ramsar site of Nepal.
6.00 pm Orientation of Koshi Tappu
7.00 pm  Dinner and over night at the Aqua Birds Unlimited Camp (P) Ltd.
   
Day Eight  
6.30 am Breakfast
7.00 am
Proceed to the reserve for watching birds along the embankment, ox bow lakes and boating in Sapta Koshi, the biggest river of Nepal. Bird walk and boating in Sapta Koshi, the biggest river of Nepal to see Marsh Crocodile and Wild Water Buffalo. Bird includes swamp francolin, white ibis, storks, lesser coucal, striated marsh warbler etc.
1.00 pm Lunch at camp
3.00 pm 
Birding along the northern embankment, ox bow lakes, grassland and sisoo forest. Bird includes brown fish owl, black-necked stork, Eurasian curlew, imperial eagle.
   
Day Nine  
7.00 am Breakfast
7.30 am Birding in the camp area and cultivation
Departure by Private coach to Chitwan and overnight at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge.
Birding stops in the forest and cultivation along the way.
4.00 pm Leisure and Overnight at Maruni Sanctuary Lodge
   
Day Ten  
6.30 am Breakfast
7.00 am Departure by private coach to Kathmandu
Check in at Park Village Hotel and Resort
Leisure and optional
6.30 am  Dinner and Overnight at Park Village Hotel and Resort
   
Day Eleven  
7.00 am Breakfast
Leisure and health club for sauna, steam and jacuzzi
Departure
 


 
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