Butterfly Watching Tour

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  • Duration 7 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy

Highlights

  •  We have over 650 species Butterfly in Nepal.
  •  Butterfly are natural beauty
  •  Butterflies can be found from 2,700m to 5,500m in the Himalayas region
  •  More than 360 species of butterflies are found in Kathmandu valley
  • Visit some of Kathmandu’s iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Butterfly Watching in Nepal
Nepal is paradise for butterfly watching. With over 600 species, 20 of which are on the endangered list, butterfly enthusiasts are able to watch and record butterflies in all their natural beauty to their heart's content. Nepal is excellent representation of both in Oriental and Palearctic realms in terms of butterfly species. According to official records, Nepal has 651 species of butterflies, which is 3.72% of the world's butterfly species. All these species are categorized under 11 families of the existing of 15 families in the world. About 29 species and sub-species have been found widespread in the country. Butterflies can be found from 2,700m to 5,500m in the Himalayas region. Parnassius acdestis (Sikkim Banded Apollo), Aglais Ladakensis (Ladak Tortoise Shell) and Pontia Sherpae (Sherpa white) exist in higher altitude in the western Himalayas of Nepal. Parnassius species (Apollo) can be found above 2,700m from the eastern to western Himalayas of Nepal. The mid-mountain region is a meeting point for both the Palearctic and Oriental species. Among the notable and rare species found in this part includes Teinopalpus imperialis (Kaiser-E-Hind), Papilio Krishna (Krishna Peacock) and many others. More than 360 species of butterflies are found in Kathmandu and its surrounding hills. Teinopalpus imperialis, Papilio Krishna, Diagora nicevillei, Troides aeacus etc. are some of the notable kinds found in Kathmandu. The southern part stretching from Gofavari to be Pulchowki is considered to be the sites with the most potential for butterfly watching in Nepal. Shivapuri National Park is the next hot spot to see a wide variety of species. Various studies show the existence of 102 species of butterflies in this park. Rare species like Papilio Krishna has been reported at an elevation of 2,120m of Shivapuri. If you have a fascination for butterflies, or if you have a slight interest but would like to learn more, join us on this expert-led tour!

Itinerary
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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader.  If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago.  Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.

      After breakfast we will drive to Nagarjun Hill.It will take 15-20 minute from thamel to Nagarjun.we can do   butterfly watching. We admire all of the precious species. We will have our lunch in nearby restaurant and continue through the afternoon. We will come back to Kathmandu in the early evening. Overnight in hotel.

        After breakfast we will start driving from Kathmandu Hotel to Budhanilkantha around 8 am in the morning. It takes about 20- 30 minute to reach Budhanilkantha, where we will be sightseeing of the Sleeping Hindu god (Bishnu). After that, we will continue to drive gradually uphill till we reach down of shivapuri Hill. In Shivapuri Hill we will do butterfly watching. We admire all of the precious species. We will take a break to have our lunch in nearby resturant and continue through the afternoon. We will come back to Kathmandu in the early evening. Overnight in hotel.

          After breakfast we will start driving from Kathmandu Hotel to Godavari around 8 am in the morning. It takes about 30-40 minute to reach Godavari.We will be watching different species of butterfly in Godavari and Pulchoki Hill. We admire all of the precious species. We will take a break to have our lunch in nearby resturant and continue through the afternoon. We will come back to Kathmandu in the early evening. Overnight in hotel.

            Today, you can spend the day as you please. Check out the numerous hidden temples of Kathmandu, or shop for souvenirs around Thamel.  We'll have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in hotel.

              We will transport you to the airport.  Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks.  We look forward to seeing you again!

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                What's Included
                Includes
                • Arrival and departure transfers by private vehicle
                • 6 nights accomodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
                • Experienced  Guide for butterfly watching
                •  Insurance for Guide and driver
                • All transfer by private vehicle
                • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                Excludes
                • All international and domestic airfare
                • Nepal visa fee – available upon arrival at Kathmandu airport or border
                • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                • Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
                • Tips to guide, drivers etc.
                • Personal Insurance.
                • Entrance/monument fees during sightseeing tour
                Dates and Prices
                Date PriceAvailability 
                Start DateStarts: MondayMar 04, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMar 10, 2024PricePriceUS$895StatusStatusAvailable
                Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 07, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 13, 2024PricePriceUS$895StatusStatusAvailable
                Start DateStarts: MondayMar 11, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMar 17, 2024PricePriceUS$895StatusStatusAvailable
                Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 14, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 20, 2024PricePriceUS$895StatusStatusAvailable
                Start DateStarts: MondayMar 18, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMar 24, 2024PricePriceUS$895StatusStatusAvailable
                Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 21, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayMar 27, 2024PricePriceUS$895StatusStatusAvailable
                Start DateStarts: MondayMar 25, 2024End DateEnds: SundayMar 31, 2024PricePriceUS$895StatusStatusAvailable
                Start DateStarts: ThursdayMar 28, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayApr 03, 2024PricePriceUS$895StatusStatusAvailable

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