TIGER PARKS OF INDIA KABINI BLAK PANTHER LEOPARD TADOBA ANDHERI TIGER PARK

EAGLES NEST WITH MANAS AND KAZIRANGA

Information

This tour offers the unique birding experience of Eagle nest wildlife sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh, North east India. Eagle Nest, in western Arunachal Pradesh, is an extraordinary wilderness and one of the top birding areas in Asia. It is the most happening birding hot spot in Asia. In a compact area spanning less than 200 kilometers it is possible to go from the marshlands of Kaziranga (50 metres above sea level) and lowland evergreen forests of Nameri National Park (100 me tres), through the tropical and temperate broad-leaved evergreen forests of Eaglenest and beyond to Dirang (300 to 4,200 metres). This amazing range of altitude is matched by a stunning diversity of flora and fauna, including 750 bird species. Eaglenest combines pristine and diverse montane forests and 4,200 metres of altitude with easy road access and spectacular birding – a unique combination matched by few other places in the world. The range of altitudes, extraordinary biodiversity and easy access make Eaglenest a superb birding destination. All in all, this wonderful new area offers disciples of Himalayan birding an extraordinary experience. It was at Eaglenest that the most sensational ornithological discovery in India for over half a century was recently made, in the form of a species new to science, the beautiful Bugun Liocichla.
Arunachal Pradesh is now recognised as one of the world's top bird biodiversity hotspots, the profusion of species being due to its unique location (at the junction of the Palearctic region with both the Indo-Malayan and Indian sub-regions of the Oriental region), topographical range (with 7,000-metre peaks on its northern border with Tibet, looking down on the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam which, just 150 kms away, has an elevation of only 100 meters or so), and high rainfall. We begin our bird watching tour at Nameri National Park, on the edge of the Assam Plains.
For this tour we use three established camps for bases, have vehicles at our disposal throughout and we will make several walks from time to time. Over the next several days we will visit various locations at Eaglenest, from Sessni Camp which is situated at 1,250 meters, to Lama which is at an altitude of 2,350 meters.

Important

This tour is a bird watchers delight. The tour focuses on bird-life of North East India and also bird and mammals of Manas and Kaziranga National parks. Manas and Kazirange are UNESCO world heritage sites.

It is important to book this tour well in advance in order to reserve desired services well in time. This tour is very rewarding to keen wildlife or bird photographers.

Please note that all Foreign Nationals need Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit Arunachal Pradesh. The Arunachal Pradesh Government stipulates the number of tourists to minimum 2 in a group to apply for RAP. The Government charges USD 50 per person for a 30 days permit.

The following documents are required for the permit and we need at least 20- 25 days to process the same after we receive these documents:

1) Photocopy of passport & Visa

2) 4 passport size photographs

3) Duly filled RAP application form (provided by us)


Dates and Prices

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Best time to visit is Early December to April. Tailor made departures are available. Please get ion touch with us for price and related details of this tour.

Miscellaneous

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Itinerary

Click on a day below to see what will be taking place.

Day 1 Arrive Kolkata

Upon arrival at Kolkata our friendly staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation close to the airport for comfortable night stay.

Day 2 Kolkata to Guwahati Flight

Kolkata to Guwahati flight and than drive to Nameri National Park (4 to 5 hrs.).

Timely transfer back to the airport for flight to Guwahati . Upon arrival our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Nameri National Park, en-route visit the outskirts of city for a close look of critically Endangered Greater Adjutant. This site is at a distant of 20 km from the Guwahati airport. We will spend half an hour to look for Greater adjutant and Black Kite, Black-eared Kite, Steppe Eagle, Plain Prinia, Striated Grass bird etc. Later on We'll drive towards Nameri.

Overnight at a resort in Nameri.

Day 3 At Nameri National park

Early morning trek in the forest with pack breakfast to look for illusive and threatened White winged Duck, Nameri is the best place to watch this bird .

Nameri is a scenic national park in the foothills of Eastern Himalaya. It's touching the southern boundary of Pakke tiger reserve of Arunachal Pradesh. We'll drive up to the bank of River Jia Bhoreli to cross the river with the Forest department's hand boat. After crossing the river We'll walk on the sand bank of the river for a kilometer to reach the Nameri National Park. As We reach the main land We'll trek in the forest for about 2 and half Kilometer to reach the first pond of White Winged Duck.....apart from the White winged Duck , we have the opportunity to see Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, White-cheeked Partridge, Pied Falconet, Greater Goldenback, Sultan Tit, Long tailed and Silver breasted Broadbill etc. Some mammals as well in the park likely to see in the park are Asian Elephant ,Indian Gaur, Capped Langur, Royal Bengal Tiger, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, Malayan Giant Squirrel etc. We'll spend the whole morning in the national park and return to the lodge by lunch time.

Afternoon, We will go for a rafting trip, where our target will be the beautiful and Spectacular wader Ibisbill. Other birds we might see are Pallas's Fish Eagle, Great Thicknee, Indian Stone Curlew, Small Pratincole, Sand Lark , flying Wreathed Hornbill etc.

Overnight at the resort in Nameri.

Day 4 Nameri to Dirang (6 hours drive) altitude 1500 metres

Check out the lodge early morning and drive from Nameri to cross the state boarder in Bhalukpong . Drive for 40 minutes to the bamboo covered forest to look for some bamboo specialties like Indian White hooded Babbler, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Collared Treepie, Red-billed scimitar babbler, White browed scimitar- babbler , Coral billed scimitar babbler ,Striated Yuhina , Little Forktail, Yellow- rumped Honey guide ,
Bhutan Laughingthrush etc.
We'll have lunch on the way and drive to Dirang with some birding stops.
Overnight at a hotel in Dirang.

Day 5 Excursion to Sela Pass ( 2 and ½ hours drive) altitude 4500 msl

Very early in the morning drive to Sela pass with pack-breakfast to see the high priority species in the first morning light. We'll look for Majestic Himalayan Monal, Beautiful Blood Pheasant, Snow Partridge, Grandala, Snow Pigeon, Fire tailed Myzornis, Fire-tailed Sunbird, White-winged Grosbeak, Himalayan White-browed Rosefinch , Rufous-vented Tit, Brown throated Fulvetta , white-collared Blackbird , Solitary Snipe etc.
We'll have our lunch around Sela Pass and come back to the hotel by evening .

Overnight in a hotel in Dirang.

Day 6 Excursion to Mandala road, (40 minutes drive .) altitude 3200 msl.

Early morning drive to Mandala road with pack breakfast to look for various exotic bird species namely ..... Bar-winged wren babbler, Spotted Laughingthrush, Brown Parrotbill, Himalayan Cutia, Spotted Forktail, Rufous-chinned Laughing-thrush, Bhutan Laughing-thrush and many other babblers ..
Lunch around Mandala, come back to Hotel by evening.

Overnight in a hotel in Dirang.

Day 7 Dirang to Lama camp, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Dirang to Eagle Nest drive is about three to four hours and altitude 2400 metres

Early morning drive for ½ an hour to Sangti valley to look for Black-necked crane (Dec to March) ,Wallcreeper, Long billed Plover, Black-tailed crake, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher etc.We'll spend an hour an half and come back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast checkout the hotel and drive to Lama camp at Eaglenest Wildlife sanctuary. Where we' ll look for illusive Bugun Liocichla and Blue-winged, Scally , Red-headed , Grey-sided , Bhutan Laughingthrushes .
Overnight in fully serviced tents in Lama camp.

Day 8 Explore Lama Camp

Early morning drive down to look for Bugun Liocichla , Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Streak-breasted scimitar babbler, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Scarlet Finch, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Rufous throated Wren-babbler etc.

We'll have picnic breakfast in the field and spend the whole morning searching for the Loughingthrushes and babblers. Come back to the camp for lunch. Post Lunch we will drive towards the Eaglenest Pass to look for Brown Parrotbill, Spotted Laughingthrush, Humes Bush Warbler ,Bar-winged wren-babbler etc. come back to the camp by evening.
Overnight in Fully serviced Tent in Lama camp.

Day 9 camp to Bompu camp

We will drive from Lama Camp to Bonpu camp which is about three hours drive and altitude 1900 msl.

Early morning drive to Eaglenest pass to look for Tremmink's Tragopan, Brown Parrotbill, Hume's Bush warbler, Collared Grosbeak etc. After breakfast drive to Bompu camp. Enroute look for illusive Ward's Trogon.

Overnight fully serviced tent in Bompu camp.

Day 10 Bompu to Khelong

Early morning excursion to Khelong with pack breakfast and Lunch.Targets Long-tailed Broadbill, Rufous-vented Laughingthrush, Silver-eared Mesia , Black browed Parrotbill, Rufous-faced Warbler,Large-blue Flycatcher etc.

Back to Bompu camp by evening.

Overnight at Bompu camp.

Day 11 Bompu to Sessni

Early morning drive to sessni with pack breakfast and lunch. Targets will be Beautiful Nuthatch, Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler, Long-billed Wren babbler, Eye-browed Wren babbler, White-gorgetted Flycatcher and Laughingthrushes.. back to camp by evening.

Overnight at Bompu camp.

Day 12 Bompu to Lama camp

Early morning trek for Blyth's Tragopan ,spend an hour and come back to the camp for breakfast. After Breakfast check out and drive to Lama camp. On the way back we'll have some birding stops . We'll have lunch at Lama camp . Afternoon birding around Lama camp.

Overnight at Lama camp.

Day 13 Lama Camp to Kaziranga 6-7 Hrs. Drive

After breakfast check out and drive to Kaziranga National Park. On the way ,We'll have some birding stops. We'll have Lunch in Nameri Eco camp. After lunch drive to Kaziranga.

Kaziranga is a world renowned tiger reserve with largest population of single horned rhinoceros in the world.

Upon arrival at Kaziranga transfer to the wildlife resort.

Day 14 Kaziranga national Park

Early morning drive to Burhapahar range of Kaziranga National Park .
Kaziranga has an impressive bird list. Please mail us if you require a list of birds from Manas, Eagles Nest and Kaziranga National Park.

Apart from its rich bird life...Kaziranga has a good population of Asian Elephants, Indian Rhinoceros, Wild Asian Buffalo, Royal Bengal Tiger and numerous other mammal species.

Afternoon Bagori range.
Possible Species: Bengal Florican, Swamp Francolin ,Black-necked Stork, Lesser Adjutant, Great Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, Greater Flameback, Black –rumped Flame back etc.

greater one-horned rhinoceros KAZIRANGA ASSAM INDIA

Day 15 Kaziranga National park

Morning jeep safari in the central range of Kaziranga, Back to the lodge for lunch .afternoon Eastern range of Kaziranga.

Possible Species: Palla's Fish Eagle, Grey headed Fish Eagle, Slender-billed Babbler, Bristled Grassbird, Baya and Finn's Weaver, Lesser Coucal, Pale-chinned Flycatcher,Stork-billed Kingfisher etc.

Overnight at wildlife lodge.

Day 16 Kaziranga to Guwatai Airport Transfer

Early morning birding around the lodge and later after breakfast drive to Guwahati Airport for flight to onward destination.

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TOUR PLACES

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EXTENSION TOUR

An extension tour to Ranthambhore National park can be organised

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