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Explore Shivapuri-Sundarijal
 
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
7.00 am 
Proceed to Shivapuri National Park entrance gate on feet. This is a great historic place where the great saint Manjushree from China perched and did the reconnaissance survey of the lake Nagdaha to drain out the water.

Climb up from entrance gate to Nagi Gompa. On the way we stop for birding at Pani Muhan which is a reservoir of the Shivapuri watershed area. It is an excellent place to watch forktails, redstarts, kingfisher, blackbirds 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 towards Deurali, following the hiking trail from 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 includes 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 go to Sipucho Summit (2730m), from here we see panoramic view of Himalaya including Manaslu, Langtang, Gosainthan, Mahalangur, Gauri Shanker. Towards the summit usual sightings of birds are hoary barwing, eurasian jay, white collared black bird, Nepal cutia, wren babbler, green pigeons, woodpeckers, bar-tailed cuckoo dove etc. Mammals include serow, goral, langur and rhesus monkey.

Vegetation at the summit is composed of pure Himalayan oak (Quercus semecarpifolia) forest, the branches covered with hanging moss (Usnea) and variety of orchids. Major tree species includes unique three-colored Rhododendron arboreum, Holly tree, wild Himalayan cherries (blossom during autumn), Himalayan Yew (Taxus wallichiana) and Michelia doltsopa. Shrubs like Pieris formosa, Old man’s beard (Clematis montana), and Herb like giant lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum), wild strawberry (Fragaria), Campylandra aurantiaca, etc are seen. View Sunset over the Himalaya. Camp at Summit.
   
Day Three View sunrise over the Himalaya
7.00 am Breakfast.
7.30 am
Proceed downhill towards Deurali watching birds and mammals.
12.00 noon
Lunch break at Deurali, Borlang. This is an old Helambu- Melamchi and Tarke Ghyang trekking route. Walk downhill through Rhododendron and denuded forest. It is a good habitat for bush birds. Langur and Rhesus monkey could be seen in this trail along the marginal farmlands.
Camp at Gurung Tol.
   
Day Four  
7.00 am  Breakfast
7.30 am Proceed for bird watching along the terrace fields.
12.00 noon
Lunch break at Sundarijal water reservoir surrounded by forest.
Walk downhill along side the cascading waterfalls. The bird life includes whistling thrush, brown dipper, redstart, forktails,
Transfer to Park village by bus.
6.00 pm Listing of birds seen during the journey and debriefing
7.00 pm Dinner at Park Village Hotel
   
Day Five  
7.30 am Breakfast
Leisure at Park Village ,Swimming, Steam,sauna,Jacuzzi at Health Club
Departure
 


 
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