‘Exciting bird-watching tour around Kathmandu valley rim hills’
Shivapuri National Park Bird Watching is also one of the major bird watching destination in Nepal like Phulchwoki bird watching. This program takes you to leisure scenic hike north of Kathmandu of less than hour drive to reach the Park entrance of Shivapuri. Then drive leads past Budhanilkanta a temple with pond of sleeping Vishnu, worth a visit on route.
After getting inside the park premises, the hike leads within pristine natural surrounding covered by serene forest of rhododendron-pines-fir-magnolia and oak trees. We climb for few hours in the cool shade of alpine woodland with views of Kathmandu city and the valley.
As walk progress, finally we reach the Shivapuri Hill top which is located at an altitude 2,540 m above the sea level. This high hill top offers panorama of mountains from Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal range with views of Kathmandu valley down below.
Shivapuri is a very nice and tranquil place nearby Kathmandu valley. The place is perfect for peaceful day hiking in search of exotic bird life. Here one can observe Laughing Thrush, Crested Serpent Eagle, Little Pied Fly Catchers, Ruby-Throats and Babblers. And also the Pheasants, Magpies and Sunbird with other various species of bird-life in its natural habitats.
Best Seasons for Shivapuri Bird Watching:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon.
Best seasons for bird watching tour in Shivapuri are from February to May and October to November. However winter seasons are best for watching migratory birds in Nepal.