Bring your binoculars because Pokhara is a bird watchers paradise, especially if you are a raptor enthusiast. In fact from Maya Devi Village you can regularly see numerous species of bird of prey including Steppe Eagles, Crested Serpent Eagles, Bonelli's Eagles, Himalayan Griffon Vultures, White Backed Vultures and Egyptian Vultures and that's just for starters.
We begin our walk along the lake where we'll see Black Kites hunting for fish, as we move towards the marsh lands at the end of the lake, we could catch a glimpse of the Marsh Harriers and Hen Harriers. We start our accent towards Torripani, the highest point of the ridge at around 1800m. We'll start to see the big eagles and vultures as we walk along the ridgeline towards Sarankot, and if we're particularly lucky we might get to see a Black Eagle or even a Cinerous Vulture circling above. In the afternoon we'll begin our decent through the forested hills which are home to the likes of Goshawks, Bonelli's Eagles and even Hodgson's Hawk Eagles. We arrive back at Maya Devi late afternoon just in time to see the Himalayan Raptor Rescue residents settle in to roost. This special day will be guided by one of Maya Devi's resident bird of prey experts.
- Where: Pokhara, Nepal
- When: From Oct/Nov through to April/May
- Time: Throughout the day
- Duration: All day
- Available to: Anyone
- Includes: Packed lunch
- Price: 65 Euros per person (minimum 2 persons)