Shivapuri Birds


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be at least 4 feet tall' or 'Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent)

Birding in Shivapuri national park, Kathmandu

Nepal is blessed with rich natural diversity, among which bird life is amazing, huge and diverse that accounts about 9% in the world's bird population.

There are many birding site located within a short distance from the city. Kathmandu valley rim and floor accounts some four hundred species of birds that are endangered, endemic, rare and globally threatened. Among many great site Shivapuri national parks is one the most recommended and hence this tour is taken there.

Among many species the highlights are Long-tailed Broadbill, Grey-sided Laughingthrush, Golden-throated Barbet, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Orange-headed Thrush, Asian-barred owlet, Long-tailed Minivet and etc.


7. 00 meet at the set location and drive to the gate of park
7. 50 arrive at the starting point and start birding
8. 00-01PM or so - Birding walk around
1. 00 -2. 00 PM Tour ends and return to your hotel

The duration some time depends on the chances of how we are getting to see them and can be stretched and also entirely on you if you wish to call off the day!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meat you at the hotel or will communicate before the trip. Please call me prior tour, at least a day ahead, by phone

End location: You will be dropped to your hotel or near the hotel at the end.

Duration: 6 hours

Weather, traffic, time of year etc. can vary the duration.

The duration some time depends on the chances of how we are getting to see them and can be stretched and also entirely on you if you wish to call off the day!


Good standard of private car (Toyota mainly but other brands of similar standard) for 3 people, will be used, occasionally 4 wheel drive due to the road conditions will be used to. However, when we have more people, transportation will be arranged accordingly

What’s Included

Service of guiding
Private transportation for both way (to starting point and after end point in Kathmandu)
Nature conservation fee, community forest fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 Nepali Rupees - Above mentioned amount Rs.2000 is approximately US$20. This just rough and you could bring less or even more. This suggestion is mainly for water and food or any other emergency that may come along the way.

What’s Extra

Food and drinks
Personal expenses
Your travel insurance
Anything that is not mentioned in included section


I am not a driver but will arrange a car or van for the booked tours

A Recent Review of this tour

This was my second day with VimalT. At Shivapuri, the forest is much more dense and the foliage thicker, giving bird an easier time hiding. Still we saw over 40 species. I represent a challenge for Vimal as my hearing is not good and as such, I cannot bird by ear. Vimal identified between 10 and 20 additional birds by sound alone. Vimal is an excellent birder and is passionate about the birds in this area. If you are looking to see birds local to the forested area around Kathmandu, this is a great tour.
Andrew Rivinus

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