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Shivapuri at a Glance
Day One  
Meet at the airport. Drive 15 minutes to Park Village Resort, an eco-friendly hotel on the foothill of Shivapuri National Park.  
Welcome Drink.   Check-in to suite rooms with wide verandah.
Refresh and rest
1.00 pm
Lunch at hotel’s Earthwatch restaurant overlooking Shivapuri National Park. Stroll and watch birds in the hotel garden spread over 6 acres of jungle with lots of flowering plants, birds and butterflies.
6.00 pm Power point presentation: Orientation of Nepal by eminent naturalists.
7.00 pm Open-air barbeque dinner and overnight at Park Village Hotel
Day Two  
6.30 am Breakfast at Park Village Hotel & Resort
7.00 am 
Hike to Shivapuri National Park entrance gate.
Climb up from entrance gate towards Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. On the way we stop for birding at Pani Muhan which is a reservoir of the Shivapuri watershed area.  It is an excellent place to watch forktails, redstarts, kingfisher, blackbirds etc. Main vegetation consists of Alder woods, Schima-Castanopsis forest, Mixed Oak-Laurel forest, and shrub lands with wild yellow raspberry, barberry, Gaultheria, etc.
12.00 noon
Pack-Lunch at Nagi Gompa with overwhelming view of Kathmandu valley.  From Nagi, climb up towards Deurali. Vegetation in this region is composed of mixed oaks and laurel forest. Common orchids include Coelogyne. On the way possible sightings are barking deer, wild boar, himalayan black bear, yellow-throated marten, flying-squirrel. Bird includes kalij pheasant, common hill partridge, booted eagle, black eagle, steppe eagle, crested serpent eagle, laughing thrushes, sunbirds, tits etc.

From Deurali, go to Sipucho Summit (2730m),  see panoramic view of Himalaya including Manaslu, Langtang, Gosainthan, Mahalangur, Gauri Shanker. Usual sightings of birds are hoary barwing, eurasian jay, white collared black bird, Nepal cutia, wren babbler, green pigeons, woodpeckers, bar tailed cuckoo dove etc. Mammals include serow, goral, langur and rhesus monkey.

Vegetation at summit is composed of pure Himalayan oak (Quercus semecarpifolia) forest, the branches covered with hanging moss (Usnea) and variety of orchids. Major tree species includes unique three-colored Rhododendron arboreum, Holly tree, wild Himalayan cherries (in blossom during autumn), Himalayan Yew (Taxus wallichiana) and Michelia doltsopa. Shrubs like Pieris formosa, Old man’s beard (Clematis montana), and herb like giant lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum), wild strawberry (Fragaria), Campylandra aurantiaca, etc are seen. View Sunset over the Himalaya. Camp at Summit.
Day Three View sunrise over the Himalaya
7.00 am Breakfast.
Descend from Vishnudwar to see picturesque waterfalls. Bird includes Slender billed scimitar babbler.
12.00 noon Lunch at Pani Muhan.
Reach Park Village for  Departure

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