NATURE TOURS:

S.No.

Products

Places

Season

Remarks

1

Orchids, Blue-puppies and other wild flowers

Jumla, Shanischare, Bharatpur, Trishuli, Shivapuri, Hetauda, Mypokhari, Milke, Godawari, Tansen, Dhorpatan, Khaptad, Makalu, Gosainkunda.

March - May

Require special conservation care.

2

Eidelweilss - National Flower of Austria. Endangered in Austria but available in Nepal.

Gosaikunda, Langtang, Dolpa

August /Late Monsoon

Require special conservation care.

3

Snow Leopard Trek (Including Himalayan Thar & Bluesheep Marmod and other highland mammals & birds,).

Annapurna, Dolpa, Mugu, Barun Valley.

All seasons excepting winter

Require special conservation care. Difficult to spot snow-leopard.

4

Red Panda Trek including musk-deer, blood-pheasants

Lang Tang (Difficult to spot)

All seasons excepting winter

Require special conservation care. Sighting of Red -Panda is rare.

5

Fossil Hunting

Shivalik, Chure Range, Thak Khola

All seasons

Collection of fossils is prohibited.

6

Cave Culture Tourism

Mustang Jomsom

All seasons

Special permit is required.

7

Angling

Natural Lakes, Rivers & Ponds

All seasons excepting winter

Special permit is required.

8

Honey Hunting

Lower Larky Bhot, Annapurna Region

Autumn / Spring

Special guide is required.

9

Wet Land Bird Watching

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, Lumbini

September / March

Oct-March ideal for watching water-birds.

10

Butterfly

Lumbini, Chitwan National Park

July

 

11

Photographic Expedition

Throughout the country

Monsoon

Dramatic visual Effect of snow- capped mountains immediately after the monsoon rain.

12

Migratory Birds

Koshi tappu Wildlife Reserve, Rara National Park, Karnali, Mahakali, Jomsom, Jumla

During Winter in Terai & April - October in Himalayan Region

Nature guide required.

13

Alpine Meadows Tour

Trans Himalayan Region & other northern high altitude regions

Early June

Open grassland & meadows dotted with Primulas, Poppies,Buttercups, Potentilas, Saxifragus, Edelweisses, etc.

14

Apsuwa valley

Sankhuwasabha District, Altitude of 2500 m

Spring

Four days walk from Tumlingtar air strip. Lush green pristime forests with white Magnolias, golden Michelias,Carmine Cherries & only surviving species of Tetracentron sinense. Flight to Biratnagar & take 7 hr drive to Basantpur.7 Days walk from Basantpur.

15

Arun Valley Trip

Hills & Mountains of upper areas of Tamur & Arun rivers.

Late March to Mid June

Flight to Biratnagar. Drive to Basantapur(2500). Less than a week trek to site to witness 25 species of rare rhododendrons.

16

Koshi Tappu(Paradise for water - birds)

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve / Sunsari District

October to end of March

Flight to Biratnagar. One hr drive surface transport facility available.

17

Crane Watch

Jomsom / Mustang

September last week till Mid October

This is an ideal place to sight the migratory cranes. Flight to Pokhara & Four-five days trekking to reach Jomsom.

18

Monkey Watch

Swayambhu, Pashupatinath

All seasons.

Watching the behaviour of Rhesus monkeys (Temple Monkeys) is amusing & popular pasttime for the visitors. Regular Earth-Watch & John Hopkins University groups visit Nepal for monkey watch.

19

Pheasant Watch

Pipa - Annapurna region

All seasons

Pipar is a small reserve situated in the south - east of Annapurna conservation area. In this area there are more than seven different kinds of pheasant.

20

Sarus Crane Tour

Lumbini & Kapilvastu Districts.

Monsoon

Require special conservation care.

21

Wildlife Safari

Chitwan National Park

Throughout the year

All facilities available.

Courtesy: Visit Nepal'98 Secretariat, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation
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