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Birds and Mammals of the Himalayan Foothills

Pangot (Nainital), Sat Tal and Corbett National Park
06 nights & 07 days
Best time: October-July


Tour Code: BHF01TC


Tour Dates:
The tour starts in Delhi every Sunday and ends the following Saturday in Delhi. The tour can be tailored to suit your dates.

 

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi to Pangot (Nainital)
Day 02: Pangot (Nainital)
Day 03: Pangot to Sat Tal
Day 04: Sat Tal
Day 05: Sat Tal to Corbett National Park
Day 06: Corbett National Park
Day 07: Departure

 

Highlights

  • A large list of bird species of the Himalayan region
  • Himalayan views
  • Farm fresh Indian meals
  • Quaint lodges and camps
  • Easy birding
  • Tiger Tracking
  • A large variety of other mammals

 

ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi-Pangot, near Nainital
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
You will be met and taken to Pangot (7-8 hours), a journey that takes you on one of the world's more spectacular mountain roads as we climb up into the Kumaon Hills on our way to the ‘lake city’ of Nainital. Afternoon birding with a guide near the lodge. One can stop along the way to look for birds that may include blue whistling thrush, red-billed blue magpie, blue-capped redstart, rusty-tailed flycatcher, grey-backed shrike, yellow-breasted green finch etc. Overnight stay at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge.


Day 02: Pangot
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Birding at Pangot, Baggar, Timla Pani, Cheena Peak & Nainital.
These walks can be very rewarding. One can see crested serpent-eagle, mountain hawk-eagle, Woodpeckers such as brown-fronted, stripe-breasted, rufous-bellied etc. Thrushes such as dark-throated, mistle etc. Striated prinia can be see in the terraced fields. Warblers such as tickell's leaf-warbler, greenish, golden-spectacled, grey-hooded. Flycatchers such as Asian brown, rusty-tailed, ultramarine, verditer, tickell's blue, rufous-bellied Niltava etc., orange-flanked bush robin, blue-capped redstart. Laughingthrushes such as white-throated, striated & streaked, chestnut-crowned etc. Look for accentor, upland pipit, blue-winged minla, whiskered yuhina etc. Slaty-headed & red-breasted parakeet, grey bushchat, long-tailed & grey-backed shrike, common kestrel, besra, chestnut-bellied rock thrush etc. Streaked laughing thrush is a common garden bird here.
Pheasants are Cheer, Koklas and Khalij.


Day 03 and 04: Sat Tal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Drive in the morning to Sat Tal (2 hours). We spend two days here for absolutely great birding. The habitat offers species such as white-crested laughing thrush, rufous-gorgeted flycatcher, red-billed leothrix, Siberian rubythroat, rock bunting etc. This scattered and deliberately undeveloped area is one of the most pleasant destinations. Look for rufous-chinned & white crested laughing thrush, rufous-breasted accentor, greater yellow-naped flameback, speckled piculet, golden bush robin etc. Overnight stay in a hotel.


Day 05: Sat Tal – Tiger Camp (Corbett National Park)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Drive to Corbett National Park in the morning stopping en route for birding at Corbett Falls. Corbett Tiger reserve has spectacular avifauna diversity. Great hornbill, Pallas's fish eagle, red-collared falconet etc. are some of the rare birds that are found in Corbett. More birds include jungle owlet, scaly-bellied woodpecker, red-breasted parakeet, Himalayan swiftlet, stork-billed & crested kingfisher and white-tailed & Siberian rubythroat. You will explore the river edge at Kumeria in the afternoon for tawny & brown fish owl, Asian barred owlet, plumbeous redstart, brown dipper and the three species of forktails. Other species that are possible in the forest are crested tree swift, spangled drongo, blue bearded bee-eater etc. You will stay in the cottages at Tiger Camp and go for safaris in the other parts of the park.


Day 06: Corbett National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Morning and afternoon for birding and wildlife viewing in Bijrani and Jhirna Range Forest. Birding in the lower jungle track along the Ramganga River is very rewarding for water birds such as river lapwings, waders, mergansers and other waterfowl. While relaxing at the lodge or visiting the grasslands one can see long-tailed nightjar, jungle owlet, spot-bellied owl, common stonechat, black francolin, purple and crimson sunbird, golden-fronted & orange-bellied leafbird, black-shouldered kite, hen harrier, changeable hawk-eagle, chestnut-tailed starling etc.
Overnight stay at Tiger Camp.


Day 07: Corbett National Park

Meals: Breakfast
Morning elephant safari (optional; on direct payment) through the grasslands and dense forests. This is the best mode of transport for tiger-tracking. Or go for birding. One can expect to see great slaty woodpecker, great hornbill, puff-throated babbler, white-rumped shama, Pallas's fish eagle etc. Drive back to Delhi (6 hours), arriving in the evening. Tour Ends.


Note:

  1. Holi – the festival of colours takes place in March, on that very day the national parks remain closed. Since it is based on lunar calendar we will be able to tell you the date only by January.
  2. Please ask us for the checklist as some birds listed in the itinerary are winter visitors and may not be there in summer months.

 

Tour Price on per person basis in Indian Rupees

Validity

June 2016

Per person price

1 paying person

96250

 

2 paying persons

51000

 

3 paying persons (on triple share)

39350

 

4 paying persons

35000

Single Room Supplement

13500

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Services Included:
- Accommodation on twin / triple sharing basis
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Two Jungle visit in Corbett National Park in a 4WD (entry fee on direct payment)
- Guided Birding for all the days
- All surface transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle

Services not included:
- Optional tours/excursions, personal & incidental expenses
- Tips, laundry, phone calls, alcohol, camera fee etc.
- International and domestic air fare, visa, insurance
- Corbett Park entry fee
- Elephant ride

 

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