North East India Bird Watching Tours
Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Destinations : Delhi - Pemayangtse - Kalimpong - Lava - Rabangla - Gangtok - Darjeeling - Yuksom - Delhi
Day 01: Arrival - Delhi
Assistance on arrival at International airport and transfer to respective hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi - Bagdogra - Pemayangtse
Morning after breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport to catch flight for Bagdogra. On arrival at Bagdogra airport our representative will meet you and transfer to first destination Pemayangtse, Sikkim is rich in flora. overnight stay.
Day 03: Pemayangtse
Early Morning viewing sunrise on Mount Kanchenjunga, after breakfast visit Pemayangtse and Sanga Choling Monasteries which are prime bird watching sites. The birds that can be spotted here are Mountain Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Himalayan Griffon, Common, Oriental and Indian Cuckoo, White-throated Needletail, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Lesser Yellow Nape, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Hoary-throated and Rusty-fronted Barwing. Overnight stay.
Day 04: Pemayangtse - Kalimpong
After breakfast, drive to Kalimpong. Check in to hotel. Post lunch visit Monastery Tharpa Choeling at Tripai which houses a library of Tibetan manuscripts and Tankhas, which belongs to the yellow Hat sect. We drive up to Darpin Dara, the highest point in Kalimpong with superb views over the plains, overnight stay.
Day 05: Kalimpong - Lava - Kalimpon
After breakfast, drive to Lava- Lava is the prime birding destination in this region and is situated at the altitude of 2100 mt. This area is circled by the large tract of forests. One can spot Crested Goshawk, Eurasian Sparrow hawk, Eurasian Buzzard, Black Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Kalij Pheasant, Barred Cuckoo Dove, Large Hawk Cuckoo, Greenbilled Malkoha, Brown Wood Owl, Golden throated Barbet, Striated Bulbul, After visiting this area we drive back to Kalimpong. Overnight stay.
Day 06: Kalimpong - Rangeet Valley - Damthang Forests - Rabangla
After breakfast, drive through the Teesta and Rangit Valley towards Damthang Forests. While on the route we will stop to look for Red Junglefowl, Dollarbird, Great Barbet, Greater Yellownape, Orange bellied Leafbird, Common Lora, Blue Rock Thrush, Chestnut bellied Rock Thrush, Oriental White eye etc. At the Damthang Forest we will view some birds, like Eurasian Buzzard, Eurasian Kestrel, Grey winged Blackbird, Buff barred Warbler, Blyth Leaf Warbler, Grey hooded Warbler, Black faced Warbler, Rufous gorgeted Flycatcher, Red flanked Bluetail, Blue fronted Redstart, Grey Bushchat, White throated Fantail, Chestnut tailed Minla, Red tailed Minla and more. Then drive to Rabangla, check in at the hotel, evening dinner and overnight stay.
Day 07: Rabangla - Pemayangtse
After breakfast, drive to Menam forests of Oak, Chestnuts, Magnolia and Rhododendrons. One may also come across some of the species of birds as seen at Damthang. In the afternoon drive to Pemayangtse. Overnight stay.
Day 08: Pemayangtse - Gangtok (about 120 km)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Gangtok, on arrival check in to the hotel. Than later on visit the institute of cottage industries which produces a wide range of local handicrafts in Lepcha style. Evening free at leisure or visit The Mall. Overnight stay.
Day 09: Gangtok
Morning after breakfast, drive to the monastery of Enchey. This monastery is said to be 200 years old. The monks of this monastery belong to the Mahayana Buddhism. After visiting Enchey monastery we drive to Martham Village-Resort, where we can spend the afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Gangtok - Darjeeling (about 100 km)
Morning after breakfast, proceed north of the state through the coniferous forests and terraced tea gardens, on arrival in Darjeeling check in at the hotel, see the memorable views of Himalayas by clear weather. Evening fee for leisure, overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 11: Darjeeling
Early in the morning drive to Tiger Hill (around 11 km) to enjoy the sunrise at the Tiger hill 2590 m.). This is the highest point in this area and gives a breathtaking view of the sunrise on Kanchenjunga peak. Mount Everest (8842 m) is also visible on a clear day. Many visitors describe the sunrise from Tiger Hill as unforgettable. Post lunch explore Darjeeling and its surrounding places . later on we visit the village Lablong and the institute of mountaineering, overnight stay.
Day 12: Darjeeling - Yuksom
Morning after breakfast, drive to Yuksom and you will discover various birds around Yuksom. Some of the birds one can find here see Mountain Hawk Eagle, Crimson breasted Woodpecker, Maroon Oriole, Short-billed and Grey chinned Minevets, Himalayan Bulbul, Red -tailed Minla, White-naped Yuhina, various Thrushes, Grey winged Blackbird, various Tits, White tailed Nuthatch, and various sunbirds, and various bushcats Overnight stay.
Day 13: Yuksom - Darjeeling - Bagdogra
After breakfast, drive back to Darjeeling via Jorthang and Naya Bazaar. Then transfer to Bagdogra ( Siliguri) Overnight stay.
Day 14: Bagdogra - New Delhi (by air)
Morning after breakfast birding, in the afternoon transfer to the airport to catch the flight for Delhi, on arrival at delhi you will be transfer for freshn change and you will enjoy the dinner with india family , where you will get warm welcome followed by india traditional dinner, than transfer to International airport to board flight for your return journey.