Trip Facts
Activity Level
Maximum Elevation
Trip Length
9 days
Trip Mode
Full Board
Minimum Pax


Chitwan National Park Birding Tour with an area of 932 sq. km lies in the inner Tarai in the southern part (27°24′ to 27°40’N and 83°52′ to 84° 49’E) of central Nepal. It was established in 1973 along the flood plains of the Rapti, Reu and Narayani rivers. The park was designated as a World Heritage site in 1984. About 60% of the area was dominated by Sal forest, Chir pine along southern Churiya hills, Palms, etc. Lots of riverine forests and grassland are being flooded seasonally and this area supports a large number of birds and mammal species.

Bird watching tour in Chitwan is one of the best places in Nepal

The Chitwan National Park Birding Tour is the homeland for more than 550 species of birds. The park is also identified as an Important Bird Area in Nepal. Many winter visitors or migratory birds are found in the park. Some birds can be observed only in the park. Like, Red Junglefowl, Indian Peafowl. However, also winter migrating birds are Bar-headed Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Cotton Pigmy-goose, etc.

Similarly, Blue-eared Kingfisher, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Great Hornbill, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Brown Fish Owl, Bengal Florican, Common Greenshank, River Lapwing, Brahminy Kite, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Darter, Woolly-necked Stroke, Lesser Adjutant, Morganzer, Goosander, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, White-rumped Shama, Sultan Tit, Puff-throated Babbler, Baya Weaver, Camon Crane, Saras Crane, Ruddy Kingfisher, etc. Bird watching tour in Chitwan is one of the best places in Nepal. Also, after many years later in the National Park Mandarin duck is recorded in winter 2020. Which was already taken away from the Birds of Nepal.

Likewise, Grass Land birds are can find in the side of the national park. As well as, farmlands birds are very commonly can you can observe in the area. Besides birds, flagship mammals like Bengal Tigers, wild Elephant, one horn Rhinoceros, and common Leopard, Sloth bears, Spotted Deers, etc. are also found in the area. Chitwan is a paradise home for birds.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM arrival pick up from Int. airport and welcome by garland and transfer to Hotel, Tour briefing and welcome dinner
    O/N Hotel – (BBD)
  • Day 02: Bird watching tour in Kathmandu –Shivapuri National Park
    O/N Hotel – (BB) + pack lunch
  • Day 03: Drive to Chitwan 6 to 7hrs and check in hotel and birding around the hotel garden in the afternoon
    O/N Hotel – (Full Board)
  • Day 04: Full day Jeep Drive in National park Birding Full day
    O/N Hotel – (Full Board)
  • Day 05: Visit Elephant breeding Center and birding around the forest
    O/N Hotel – (Full Board)
  • Day 06: Boating on Rapti River- Water birds watching and walk back birding along the way back
    O/N Hotel – (Full Board)
  • Day 07: Drive to 20-20 (Bish hajari) Lake birding around the Lake and Drive back
    O/N Hotel – (Full Board)
  • Day 08: Drive back to KTM
    O/N Hotel – (BB)
  • Day 09: International Departure

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be modified and offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost your interest


On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. You will be taken to the hotel where you have your time to settle in and freshen up. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. After short briefing you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel – (BBD)

After breakfast, leave with lunch pack and Drive up the Shivapuri National Park which lies a few kilometers north from Kathmandu’s main hub. The park is managed by the Nepalese Army and  we view Some of the birds such as the Laughing Thrush, Crested Serpent Eagle, Little Pied Fly Catchers, Ruby – Throats, and Babblers. After full day of Birding return back to Kathmandu.

Ovewrnight at Hotel – (BB) + pack lunch

After breakfast, drive to Chitwan with a long 6 hours’ drive. Upon your arrival at Chitwan, you will be moved to the hotel for check-in purposes. After refreshment and lunch our guide our guide will give small briefing about upcoming activates. After short briefing rest of the day enjoy birding around the garden. In the evening, enjoy the Tharu Dance Program followed by a typical Nepali dinner.

Overnight at Hotel – (Full Board)

Early morning, get ready for bird watching trip to the bank of Rapti River and surrounding area. Come back to the hotel to take your breakfast. After breakfast, we will pack our lunch ready for bird watch in different vegetations of the park, from wetlands to grasslands to Sal forest. We can see more than 555 species including Bengal Florican, Blue Indian Roller, Bee-eaters, and Stork-billed Kingfishers.

Overnight at Hotel – (Full Board)

Next to the wild adventures in the national park, Chitwan National Park has a second major attraction; the elephant breeding center. This was installed because the elephant population is becoming endangered in Nepal. The elephant breeding center is unique as it is one of the only 2 in the world. You can have the opportunity to visit this center and see the elephant cows with their calves. Next to this, you can learn more about the efforts to increase the pachyderm population at the center. While walking around enjoy birding around the forest.

Overnight at Hotel – (Full Board)

After having breakfast, today we spend our day watching amazing mammals and birds at the Park. A boat ride across the Rapti River is a wonderful experience.

Overnight at Hotel – (Full Board)

After having breakfast we drive to Bis Hazari Taal (Twenty Thousand Lakes) wetland for the bird watching experience. On the way to or back from Bis Hazari Taal, stop by Mohana farm field for the bird watching and some cultural experience of the place. The Lake Lies in nearby Chitwan National Park. Bish Hazari Lake lies just 5 km south from the city center (Chaubishkothi) of Bharatpur. The first reason to call it Bish Hajar is: there are lots of small and big lakes and its counting is too much, more than thousand so it is called 20,000 Lake. Another reason to call it Bish Hajari is when we see the lake from the sky, the shape of the lake is like 20,000. Different birds migrate to Bish Hajar Taal from the Northern Pole of the earth in search of Suitable environment. In winter the Northern poles are very cold and to escape from the massive cold, birds migrate to Bish Hajari Taal.

Overnight at Hotel – (Full Board)

Early in the morning, you will be drive back to Kathmandu. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight at Hotel – (BB)

Final Departure One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time.

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