Senior Citizen Trek
The package is specially designed for the senior citizens or those who do not prefer to involve long or strenuous walks. Utmost care is needed for the senior citizens and we are fully committed on it. It is to accept that one day everyone gets old and needs care and love. We believe that senior citizens need protection and empowerment so that their skills, knowledge and experiences would be transferred to the new generation. Basing on the same line, we would like to extend our warm welcome to all the senior citizens to enjoy this trip.
When we talk of Nepal, she is not only a trekker’s paradise, but also a suitable haven for those who love bird watching. Having blessed with a vast array of exceptionally rich bird life, Nepal is reported to be home to more than 848 various species birds. With varied topographical and climatic conditions, the country is very rich in biodiversity. Nepal’s topography is diverse that it has lowland dense tropical forests to highland rhododendron and oak forests. An estimated 8% of the world’s birds are found in Nepal. Among them, 500 species of birds can be seen in and around the Kathmandu Valley alone. Phulchoki, Godavari, Nagarjun, Shivapuri, Sundarijal, Gokarna Wildlife Reserve, the Bagmati River and Taudaha are some of the major places for bird watching in Kathmandu.
Situated in the far west of Nepal, Bardia is another popular destination for bird watching. The Bardia National Park is full of tropical forests with Sal trees, riverine forests and grasslands. One can have a plenty of opportunities to watch birds by riding a boat on the slow moving Karnali River. A variety of birds, including ruddy shelduck, darters, brahmini kites, brown headed gulls, cormorants, oriental pied hornbills, night heron and purple heron, cinnaon bitterns, orioles and majestic peacocks can be seen. To have a rewarding experience, you can use your binoculars.
As mentioned above, the Kathmandu Valley is also a good place for bird watching. With over 500 species of birds, the capital valley’s surrounding hills offer a varied ecology ranging from primary and secondary forests to rhododendron, oak and pine forests. Moreover, the wetlands and open fields inside the valley make up a diverse habitat for many species of birds.
Some 265 species of birds are recorded in the scenic Phulchoki hill alone. Lying at an elevation of about 2,800 metres above sea level, this is the highest peak on the Valley rim. Situated just 20 kilometres southeast of Kathmandu, the hill is home to a number of species of birds such as Babblers & relatives, Warblers, Tits & nuthatches, Thrushes, Wood shrikes & minivets, Woodpeckers, Eagles and many migrant birds. Godavari is the foot of Phulchoki hill, where the Botanical Garden is situated. The Garden alone has over 100 species of birds including the lesser racket-tailed drongo, Tibetan siskin and the spotted fork tail.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m)
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at the airport, our representatives will receive you offering garlands and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Full day KTM city tour, hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu to Namobuddha (1,800m.)
30 km. drive by bus / car to Dhulikhel; trek starts for Namobuddha, we will walk through nice village and can be see the mountain view like Mt. Langtang Lirung, Gaurisankar, Rollwaling Range, etc. 3 hour walk and overnight stay at camp site
Day 04: Namobuddha to Blthali Village (1,500m.)
The famous Buddhist monastery offers a good meditation facility. Many people are found meditating here. Today we walk through beautiful villages where Tamangs and Magars are the dominant ethnic groups. After completing about 4 hours of village walk, we reach the Balthali village where we can make our overnight stay either at Balthali Village Resort or camping.
Day 05: Balthali Village to Phulchoki Danda (2,800m.)
The village has mixed communities. Farming is the main occupation of the local people. After having breakfast, we will walk through paddy fields and villages. During the walk, you can learn about the local people’s culture and have spectacular views of mountains, green forests, birds, rural settlements, etc. After finishing the 5-hour mild trek, we will reach the Phulchoki hill and stay overnight at camp
Day 06: Phulchoki Danda to Lele Gaon (1450m.)
Wake up early in the morning to watch birds, and have sunrise and mountains view. You can have a panoramic view of mountain peaks like Lantang Lirung, Gaurisankar, Rollwaling, Annapurna Rage, Tibetan Range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, etc. After having breakfast, we will descend to Lele Gaon by walking through a dense forest. After walking 5 hours, we will reach Lele Gaon and stay overnight at camp.
Day 07: Lele Gaon to Kathmandu (1,320m.)
Wake up early in the morning to watch birds nearby campsite. After having breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu. Within 1 hour’s smooth drive, we will get in Kathmandu.
- All meals (Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea/coffee) while on trek, a guide, porter, ground transportation, Camping equimpment, all necessaries for Nepalese staff.
- Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, cold drinks), cigarettes, clients personal insurance.
Note: Itinerary can be customized according to your needs and length of stay.
Agile Special Trekking Route
Trekking Name: Namobuddha Trek
Best Season: Sept - Dec & March-May
Trekking Type: Camping Trek
Maximum Height: 2800m.
Transport: Car / Bus
Duration: 07 Days