Chitawan National Park
The first National park of Nepal’s is Chitawan National park. It was established in1973. It covers 932 square kilometer. In 1984 UNESCO declared the park a world heritage site because of its importance as global biodiversity reserve. Its elevation range is from 100 – 815 meters. Approximately 70 % of the park is covered by Sal forest.
The Chitawan National Park is home is the habitat of 550 species of birds: Resident and migratory as many as two third of Nepal’s globally threatened in Chitawan. Great Hornbill and Asian Paradise Flycatcher are most exotic bird of Chitawan. The site is especially important for several grassland species including Bengal Florican, Slender – billed Babbler, Lesser Adjutant, Grey Crowned Prinia etc.56 species of mammals : Bengal Tiger, Greater One – honed Rhinoceros, Wild Boar, Asiatic Elephant, Gaur, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Serow, Wild Dog, Leopard, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Marbled Cat, Clouded Leopard, Sloth Bear, Rhesus Macaque, Common Langur, Yellow – throated Martin etc. 49 species of Amphibians and Reptiles: King Kobra, Common Cobra, Indian Python Rat Snake etc. 2 kinds of Crocodile: Marsh Mugger and Gharial, 4 species of Tortoises, 150 species of Butterfly, 126 species of Fishes, 570 species of overall plants.
It is lies in the central part of Nepal. This is one of the major towns of Nepal that provides a real escape and a perfect gateway from the chaotic life of the city. It is 200 km west of Kathmandu. The valley is rich in its thick forests, rivers, clear lakes, caves and the world famous view of Himalaya. If Kathmandu is cultural hub - Pokhara, a place of exhilarating beauty is to refresh and relax and to discover mysterious creation of nature. Climatically Pokhara valley is situated in sub – tropical to temperate region and occupies many lakes agriculture land and forests that inhabits 467 species of terrestrial and wetland bird species. Pokhara valley is very famous for Vulture species and raptor migration flyway from Thoolakharka in autumn. Another attraction of pokhara valley is Panoramic view of mountains Dhawalagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu range From the close distance.
Kathmandu is a paradise for bird – watchers and one of the most rewarding places in Nepal for spotting and study. So far more than 500 species have been recorded in the Kathmandu, and it is not uncommon for an experienced group of ornithologists to identify a hundred species in the course of a single day.
The wide variety of habitat and altitude in the valley make even casual bird watching particularly rewarding. Kathmandu has a huge variation in altitude within a short lateral distance 1300 meter to 2800 meter. Fast flowing forest streams, remaining lakes, farmlands and forests are main habitat for birds. Residents, winter visitors, summer visitors, passage migrants and vagrants birds can observe in Kathmandu.
|Duration||08 Days 07 Night|
|Location||Chitwan - Pokhara - Kathmandu|
|When to Visit||November to May|