Birding Tour in North East India
A 26-Days India bird watching covering Dibru-Saikhowa, Mishmi Hills, Kaziranga, Nameri, Eaglesnest, Dirang, and Sela Pass some of the specialities like Black-breasted Parrotbill, Mishmi Wren Babbler, Blyth's Tragopan, Bugun Liochicla, Wards Trogon, Cachar Wedge-Billed Wren-Babbler, Grandala, Fire-Tailed Myzornis, Goulds Showing and about 350 to 450 Species including many mammals like One-Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger.
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Alternative Tour Name: North East India and Himalays Tour
Fly from Calcutta/Delhi to Dibrugarh overnight in hotel Centre Point, Tinsukhia.
Full days birding at Dibru-Saikhowa National Park by boat and walk
Early morning drive to Roing, crossing the Bramhaputra River on a local ferry it make take 7-8 hours depending on the availability of the ferry. If time permits evening birding and overnight at Hotel or fully service camps.
Full days birding overnight at hotel or camp
Full days birding overnight at Hotel or camp
Full days birding overnight at Hotel or camp
Early morning drive to Digboi Oil Fields, crossing the Brahmaputra River on a local ferry it make take 7-8 hours depending on the availability of the ferry. If time permits evening birding and overnight at Hotel.
Morning birding and drive 07 hours to Kaziranga National Park, overnight at hotel.
We will spend our two full days in Kaziranga exploring the park as best we can by jeep and on elephant back. There is several watch points scattered throughout Kaziranga, and we are allowed out on foot at these. We will make daily forays, twice a day into various ranges of the park and the nearby Panbari Reserve Forest by jeep. One morning we will take an elephant safari. –overnight at hotel
Birding and overnight at hotel.
Early morning birding and drive to Shillong in 07 hours and if time permits birding enroute overnight in hotel.
Full days birding and overnight in hotel.
Early morning drive 07 hours to Nameri National Park, evening birding around camp as time permits, overnight at Nameri eco Camp.
Full days birding on foot in the Park and overnight at Nameri Eco Camp.
Birding drive to Dirang dzong, 1500 meters (210 Kms) in 05 hrs.Overnight at Hotel Pemaling.
AM: Drive to Sela Pass 02.30 Hours for full days birding, Evening back to Dirang for overnight stay.
Early morning full day birding in Sangti Valley/Mandala and overnight at Hotel Pemaling.
Birding drive to Lama Camp, Eaglesnest for overnight at fully serviced camps.
Full days birding around lama camp and overnight at fully serviced camps.
Birding trek to Top Ridge Sunderview and overnight stay at fully serviced Camps.
Full day birding trek to Bompu, overnight at fully serviced camps.
Full days birding around Bompu, overnight at fully serviced camps.
Full days birding trek to Sessni and back to Bompu for overnight stay at fully serviced camps
Full days birding trek to Sessni and back to Bompu for overnight stay at fully serviced camps
Birding drive to Guwahati 09 hours depending on traffic and overnight at hotel in Guwahati.
After breakfast drive to airport for departure to Delhi or Kolkatta. Tour Ends.
Black-breasted Parrotbill, Mishmi Wren Babbler, Blyths Tragopan, Bugun Liochicla,Wards Trogon, Cachar Wedge-Billed Wren Babbler,Grandala, Fire-Tailed Myzornis ,Goulds Shotwing and about 350 to 450 Species including many mammals like One Horned Rhino, Royal Bengal Tiger.
What is included?
- Reception at Airport on arrival and send off .
- Accommodation on twin share with all meals, as given in the itinerary.
- On birding treks, all camping arrangements to include all meals, 3-4 man tent shared by 02 persons, sleeping mats, dining tent, toilet tents, camp staff, porters and local guide.
- Please bring your sleeping bags (we can provide on request)
- Exclusive transport for all transfers and birding trips as per itinerary: – Hard top jeep 08 seater to be shared by 04 plus guide.
- Park Entry fees
- Birding guide
What is not included?
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses, bar, Mineral water, laundry, telephone, and medical expenses.
- Restricted Area Permit for Arunachal Pradesh USD 120 per person. One time payment.
- Camera fees at National Parks – where applicable.
- Single room supplement if required
- Any cost that is not described in the itinerary
All India Birding Tours, offer carefully researched and tested birding trips to chosen hot spots in India dedicated to arranging hassle – free birding holidays. Twenty years of experience in operating adventures in remote parts of India and over a decade of ground research has gone into the creation of our birding tours. We have explored well-known birding destinations and discovered lesser known hot spots. We are the pioneers of North East India Birdwatching with top-notch birding guides.
Trekking or running shoes (trainers). Good walking boots. (Sometimes there could be snow and water and slush). Camp shoes or flip-flops. Cotton, woolen or polypropylene socks. Sweater and a heavy jacket. As temperature may go down to zero degrees centigrade if it snows. Hiking shorts - 2 prs. Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella. Hiking trousers - 2 prs. T-shirts - 2 Underwear – 3 prs. Sunhat (wide brim preferably). Swimwear (optional)
Rucksack Sleeping bag suitable for sub-zero temperatures. Optional Air pillow (if desired). Optional Water bottle (hard cover with unbreakable mug-cap). Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb (head light type preferred). Swiss knife. Sun block (SPF 15 plus). Towel. Laundry soap. Personal medical kit Pre-moistened towelettes. Sewing kit Sun glasses Duffel bag/rucksack/suitcase with padlock. You do not have to carry anything except your day pack. If you need to carry additional heavy equipment like tripod, telescope etc, we will arrange a personal porter at extra cost @ USD 20 per day This will not apply as we will have the vehicles following us everywhere.
Spare pair of socks, hankie and hand towel. Camera. Water bottle. Bandana / scarf, and sun hat. Flash light / head light with spare cells. Sun block lotion. Chocolates, candy, dry fruit as per choice. Personal medication. Sweater or light jacket. Personal documents. Pack items into smaller plastic bags, sealed with velcro or zip lock. Separate waterproof bag for money and passport.
Carried in the jeep. What you need for overnight and subsequent days goes into it. Items you are likely to need are: Set of spare clothing, Trainers and camp slippers Spare underwear. Personal toilet bag. Wet-bag for carrying wet clothing. Sleeping bag. Air-pillow if considered necessary. Pack items in smaller plastic bags as per need, and seal with Velcro
The logistics staff for the camps will comprise of camp boss, logistics assistant, cook, assistant cook, camp attendant.
Travel will be in 10 seater hard top jeep, shared by 4 persons, guide and driver. Baggage will be carried in the rear compartment and on the roof rack. At parks where there are jeep safaris open jeeps will be provided within the park.
Each tent will be provided with camp cots and sleeping mats and blankets however you can Bring your own sleeping bags (Optional). We will provide field toilet tent with western style and wash tent. Bathing will be by bucket and mug. Toilet paper, soap and towels will be provided. Double hotel rooms with attached toilet and bath are catered for at all other lodges or hotels.
We will provide all meals. There will be a separate dining tent for dining and multipurpose use. We can have requested vegetarian meals throughout as confirmed by you. Typical meals served in a day are given below:- • Hot water for a wash • Breakfast in camp. Juice, cereal (corn flakes, dalia, oats or muesli), eggs, bread (till it remains fresh, then substitutes like puri, paratha, chapatti), butter, honey, assorted jams and marmalade, cheese spread, fruit and tea/coffee. • Lunch on the trek. Hot soup and a single dish hot meal is served. Main dish could be one of mixed khicheri and pickle (Indian stew made of rice and pulses with potatoes, vegetables and meat), noodles with eggs or chicken, macaroni with tomato puree and cheese, alu dam (Indian style whole potatoes with spices) or kabuli chana/ raj manh (Indian style beans in spices) with paratha or puri, veg pulao (rice with vegetables) with rajmanh (beans cooked with spices). Followed by chocolate, fruit, dates or chikki (jagery with nuts). • Afternoon tea on arrival in camp. Tea/coffee served immediately on arrival with hot pakoras (Indian style stuffed dumplings in flour), biscuits, sandwiches or cake. • Hot water for a wash. • Dinner in camp. Soup, rice, macaroni or noodles with chicken,pork, mutton or fish (live, fried or canned), vegetables, cottage cheese with peas, mushrooms, dhal ( pulses), soya, rajmanh (beans), kabuli chana (chick peas) roti, puris or bathuras (baked or fried Indian bread substitutes served hot) or bread, mixed salad (potato, egg, tuna, cucumber, tomatoes, onions), pickles. Desert (sevian (vermicelli), kheer (rice pudding) custard, caramel custard, suji halwa (flour pudding), fruit salad, sone papri (Indian sweetmeat) with cream. AT EAGLESNEST CAMPS ALL MEALS ARE VEGETARIAN • Rest at all hotels and lodges both vegetarian and Non-vegetarian meals are served. • Bottled drinking water on TOUR will be additional charged. Alcohol Is not permitted within NP. We provide tea, coffee, and juices as part of the service. At all other places bars will be open.
India is located in south-central Asia. Its climate is mostly tropical or sub-tropical and subject to seasonal monsoon winds, especially the southwest rain during summer As Northeast India starts down from the plains to an altitude of 13700 feet the temperature varies from 35 Degrees Centigrade in the plains to -5 degrees centigrade in the higher altitude. Snow and rain can be anytime as is mostly depends on the depression in the Bay of Bengal
India is an economically developing democratic republic and has worked very hard to control diseases. Adequate medical care is available in the major population centres, but is usually limited in the rural areas of the country. Many developed countries like Britain are utilizing the state-of-the-art medical services available in India. The cost of treatment is much cheaper in comparison to the same facilities available in advanced countries. The most important cause of illness of travellers in India is food and waterborne diseases. Viruses, bacteria, or parasites can cause diarrhoea. Infections may cause simple diarrhoea and vomiting, fever, or, in extreme cases, liver damage (hepatitis). Malaria is a preventable infection that can create trouble if left untreated. One can prevent infection by taking prescribed anti-malarial drugs and protecting against mosquito bites. Malaria risk in this region exists in some urban and rural areas, depending on the elevation. Peter Lobo is trained by the Wilderness medicine Institute of USA, and will be carrying a first aid kit, and medicines for common problems. • Carry all the important prescriptions and OTC medicines. Do not forget to have the brand names as well as the generic names of the medicines one needs to have. • Wear a sun hat when exposed. • Drink plenty of fluids. Do not drink tap water. Use only canned water, or boiled water. • During the month of Jan, there is no malaria risk, but do consult your doctor to start malaria prophylactic, if advised. Carry your personal medical kit and insect repellent. • To prevent fungal and parasitic infections, keep feet clean and dry, and do not go barefoot. • Do not eat food purchased from street vendors. • Do not drink beverages with ice. • Do not eat dairy products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized. • Avoid handling animals (especially monkeys, dogs, and cats) to avoid bites and serious diseases. Although yellow fever does not occur in India, proof of appropriate vaccination may be required depending on countries visited before coming to India. Any person (except infants up to the age of six months) arriving by air or sea without a certificate is detained in isolation for a period up to six days if the person arrives within six days of departure from an infected area, or has been in such an area in transit, or has come on a ship which has started from or touched at any port in a yellow fever infected area within 30 days of its arrival in India provided such ship has not been disinfected in accordance with the procedure laid down by WHO, or has come by an aircraft that has been in an infected area and has not been disinfected in accordance with Indian or WHO regulations. The following countries and areas are regarded by India as infected - Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Zaire, Zambia. For inoculation against communicable diseases, one can contact the Vaccinations and Inoculation Centre for Yellow Fever, Domestic Arrivals, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (Ph. 011-5665348) or International Inoculation Centre, Mandir Marg (behind St. Thomas School), New Delhi (Ph. 011-3361675).
This trip is for people who enjoy the outdoors and are well aware of the limitations of the outdoors & remote areas. • For India visa please check You can check https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html • For Northeast India specially for Arunachal Pradesh permits will be made by us as its an restricted area. • Its hard to exchange foreign currency so the best advise would be to exchange money at the international airport where you land. • Medical Insurance is recommended. Vaccinations advised for Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid and Tetanus. • A course of anti-malaria tablets is recommended. • First aid kit: While medicines and aid is readily available, it is good to have an emergency kit of Band-Aids, antiseptic ointment, diarrhoea tablets, anti-allergy tablets, sterile syringes, sutures and needles. • Bottled water of Bisleri brand is recommended for consumption. • Carry casual and comfortable and adequate clothing for travelling. Sun hat, sun protection lotions, and other cosmetics as per personal needs. • One can convert the foreign exchange upon arrival at the airport or in a bank in any of the major cities. Please insist on encashment certificate as this will be helpful in converting Indian currency back to foreign currency. North East India to exchange money is very difficult only ATM is available at certain points • Trade of all species is banned in India. • Use minimum non-bio-degradable material, such as plastics, cans, etc. • Tips may be given collectively to ensure fair distribution.