ANYTIME HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS BIRDING

Code: HJKHK
8D 7N

Description

This tour takes you to the best birding and wildlife sites of the North including the Corbett National Park, which is the first National Park of India. The park holds a plethora of mammal and bird species. One may expect to see mammals like Tiger, Leopard, Muntjac, Fishing Cat, Sambar Deer, and Chital. The park is also home to birds like Lesser Fish Eagle, Cinereous.

Vulture, Pallas Fish Eagle, Tawny Fish, and Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Ibisbill, Wallcreeper, Hodgson’s Bushchat, Bright-headed Cisticola, Rosy Minivet and White-tailed Rubythroat to name a few.

Pangot is a birding paradise. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas the entire region is covered in thick Deodar forests which prove to be an ideal hangout hotspot for birds. One can see a variety of Himalayan species such as Himalayan griffon, blue-winged mine, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas.

Sattal is unique for its biodiversity and ecological amplitude. It has 150 species of resident and migratory birds, 20 species of mammals, over 525 species of butterflies and over 11,000 species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. A combined tour of Pangot-Sattal is appropriate for best birding experience. Commonly found birds are green-tailed sunbird, Eurasian Griffon, Stork-billed Kingfisher, red-billed blue magpie, Grey-capped pygmy woodpecker, lesser yellow nape woodpecker, kingfishers, Blue-throated and brown-headed barbets, lineated barbet, golden-throated barbet, Crimson-fronted Barbet, coppersmith barbet plum-headed parakeet, and a Slaty-headed parakeet.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONDelhi
DEPARTURE TIMEPlease arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
AirfareAccommodations
2 days cruiseProfessional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

Highlights

  • Bird species of the Himalayan region for photography.
  • Himalayan views.
  • Farm fresh Indian meals.
  • Quaint lodges.
  • Easy birding.
  • Glimpses of the beautiful landscape and lifestyle of Kumaon.

Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi to Corbett

Day 02: Corbett National Park

Day 03: Corbett to Pangot

Day 04: Pangot

Day 05: Pangot

Day 06: Pangot to Sat Tal

Day 07: Sat Tal

Day 08: Sat Tal to Delhi

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