AVIAN ADVENTURE - 05

Dibrugarh-Namdapha NP-Dibru-Saikhowa NP-Kaziranga NP-Nameri NP-Guwahati (Deepor Beel)

(A 16 day visit of Assam and Eastern Arunachal covering four National Parks (NP) and an exclusive Greater Adjutant site with a natural lake (WLS))

Day 01: Dibrugarh-Namdapha NP (05-06 hr):

Our tour manager will welcome you on your arrival at Dibrugarh airport in Eastern Assam. Later, transfer to Namdapha National Park in Eastern Arunachal. Overnight at Deban Forest Rest House/Camps.

Namdapha is one of the excellent National Parks in India located in the eastern end of Arunachal bordering Myanmar.

Covering an area of about 2000 sq.km, Namdapha is a Project Tiger and it is reputed for harbouring all the four big Himalayan cats:Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard and Snow Leopard. With altitudes ranging from 200 mtr to over 4500 mtr (accessible up to 850 mtr), the park has a habitat of tropical, temperate & alpine forests. Namdapha’s great altitudinal variations have resulted in a great diversity of birds.It has about 300 or more bird species.

Interesting Species: Ibisbill, Long- billed Plover, White-bellied Heron, Crested and Blyth’s Kingfisher, Black-breasted Thrush, Slender-billed Scimitar-Babbler, Snowy throated Babbler, Rufous-necked Laughingthrush, Pale Blue Flycatcher, Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Lesser Fish Eagle, Sultan Tit, Beautiful Nuthatch, White-naped Yuhina, Great, Wreathed , Rufous-necked and Brown Hornbills, White-cheeked Partridge, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Blue-naped Pitta, Collared Treepie, Wedge-billed Wren Babbler,Greater and Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbills, Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush, Rufous-throated Fulvetta, Green Cochoa, Dark-sided Thrush etc.

Day 02: Namdapha N.P: Trek : Deban- Hawaii Camp- Deban.

Day 03: Namdapha N.P: Trek: Deban-Hornbill. Overnight at Camps.

Day 04: Namdapha N.P: Trek: Hornbill- beyond Bulbulia-Hornbill. Overnight at Camps.

Day 05: Namdapha N.P: Trek: Hornbill- Deban. Overnight at Deban Forest Rest House/Camps.

Day 06: Namdapha N.P. - Dibru-Saikhowa NP (04-05 hr):

After some final birding from Deban to the main entrance of the Park, transfer to Dibru-Saikhowa NP in Eastern Assam. Situated in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is just 13 km. off Tinsukia town. Overnight at an Eco Lodge by the river side.

The 340 sq.km Dibru-Saikhowa National Park consisting of extensive grassland, swamp forest & shallow waterbodies is located in between the mighty Brahmaputra river & the Dibru river. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded.

Interesting Species: Marsh Babbler, Jerdon’s Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Rufous-vented or Swamp Prinia, Jerdon’s Bushchat, Pale-capped Pigeon, White-tailed Rubythroat, Black-breasted Thrush, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Mountain Tailorbird, Smoky Warbler, Rosy Minivet, Green Magpie,Ferruginous Flycatcher, Spot-winged Starling, Red-headed Trogon, Sultan Tit, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Swamp Francolin, Blyth’s Kingfisher, Bengal Florican, Pied Harrier etc.

Day 07: Dibru- Saikhowa: Trek: Kolomi camp and back.

Day 08: Dibru- Saikhowa: Trek: Maguri beel, Dighal Tarang and back.

Day 09: Dibru-Saikhowa NP-Kaziranga NP(05 hr):

After breakfast proceed to Kaziranga NP in central Assam.On arrival we check in at hotel Wild Grass Resort/Bonhabi Resort/Aranya Lodge and have lunch. Later, we go out birding on the road outside Panbari reserve and also in tea gardens.

Home to the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga National Park is one of the best parks in the world. With an area of 860 sq.km (after recent additions) of low lying grasslands, shallow waterbodies & woodlands this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Assam. Kaziranga is excellent for mammal viewing. The park recently celebrated 100 years of its protected area status.

Kaziranga was brought under the Project Tiger recently. There are 86 Royal Bengal Tigers as per 2000 Census. Kaziranga has 70% of the world population of Eastern Swamp Deer and Asiatic Water Buffalos. Out of 2006 rhinoceros found in Assam 1855 could be found in Kaziranga as per 2006 Census.

Till now 490 species of birds(25 of them globally threatened) have been recorded at Kaziranga so far and an ardent birder is likely to find more. Kaziranga is the most visited birding area in NE India and for a birder it has been a memorable experience where one comes across innumerable species within a few hours of birding.

Interesting species: Bengal Florican, Swamp Francolin, White-bellied Heron, Black-necked Stork, Pallas’s & Grey-headed Fish Eagles, Pied Harrier, Spot-winged Starling, Chestnut-capped Babbler, Slender-billed Babbler, Streak-throated, Pale-headed and Himalayan Flameback woodpeckers, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Black-crested Bulbul, Abbott’s and Puff-throated Babblers, Pale-chinned Flycatcher, Oriental and Great Hornbills, Banded Bay and Drongo Cuckoos, Grey Peacock Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant, Pale-capped Pigeon, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Golden-crested Myna, White-hooded Babbler, Lesser Shortwing, Black-breasted Thrush, Blyth’s Pipits, Blue-tailed Bee-eater,Ashy Woodswallow, Common Green Magpie, Thick-billed Warbler,Greater Necklaced and Rufous-necked Laughingthrushes, White-Cheeked Partridge, Blue-naped Pitta etc.

Day 10: Kaziranga NP:Central and Western Ranges:Birding in Jeeps.

Day 11: Kaziranga NP:Eastern & Western Ranges:Birding in Jeeps

Day 12: Kaziranga NP:Burhapahar Range alongwith the outside area and Central Range:Birding in Jeeps and on foot.

Day 13: Kaziranga (Half day Panbari reserve) –Nameri ( 03 hr):

Half day explore Panbari area by trek. Later in the afternoon drive to Nameri National Park. Overnight at Eco Camp.

Covering an area of 200 sq km, Nameri National Park, located at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, is the best place to see the very rare & elusive White-winged Wood Duck. Nameri is a project tiger. The sparkling river Jia Bhoroli, which is ideal for rafting and angling, flows down by the National Park adding a unique charm to it. The habitat of the park consists of tropical evergreen, semi evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers. Nameri along with adjacent Pakke & neighbouring Eaglenest Wild Life Sanctuaries of Western Arunachal protects about 1300 sq.km of great bio-diversity.

Interesting Species: Black-breasted Thrush, Collared Falconet, Ibisbill, Long-billed Plover, Giant, Rufous-necked & Wreathed Hornbills, Ruddy Kingfisher, White-winged Wood Duck, Wallcreeper, Kalij Pheasant, Green Cochoa, King Vulture, Pallas’s Fish Eagle etc.

Day 14: Nameri National Park: Full day at Nameri by trek.

Day 15:Nameri-Guwahati(04 hr):

Birding till 9 am in the buffer zone. Later transfer to Guwahati. On arrival check in at Brahmaputra Jungle Resort or similar and have lunch. Later, we shall visit a site frequented by the Greater Adjutant Stork, a highly endangered species. The world population is about 1000,out of which probably about 75% of the birds are found in Assam. Guwahati and its surroundings have a good number  of this species and it is the best place to have a closer look of this bird from among hundreds in a flock.

Day 16: Guwahati-Deepor Beel Lake-Airport:

Early morning we check out of the hotel and transfer to Deepor Beel Lake Wild Life Sanctuary  on the outskirt of the city near Assam Engineering College not far away from the airport. It is a vast wetland with fluctuating depth of about 04 metres in the monsoons to about 01 metre in the winter. The lake with an area of 40sq. Km. is the only Ramsar site in Assam. It was declared a Ramsar site (Wetland of international importance) in 2002. 4.14 Sq. Km. area of the lake has water.

We shall look for Bengal Bushlark, Ashy Woodswallow, Striated Grassbird, Bluethroat, Richard’s and Blyth’s Pipits etc. in the surrounding agricultural fields.We shall use the fishermen’s boats to move on the lake and we are likely to come across interesting species like the wintering Ferruginous Pochard and Grey-headed Lapwing and the resident Watercock, Cinnamon Bittern, Fulvous Whistling-duck, Greater Painted Snipe, Greater and Lesser Adjutants amongst a host of other species.

Over our heads we have chances of raptors such as Brahminy Kite, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, White-backed and Long-billed Vultures, Himalayan Griffon, Marsh and Pied Harriers, Steppe, Booted, Spotted and Black Eagles.

Later transfer to the airport on time to catch your departure flight.

The tour ends here.

 TOUR PRICE

Groups (4 persons & above) per head EURO 2100.00

Price includes: All transfers, accommodations on twin sharing, meals, safari charges, entry fees, guide charges, driver charges, royalty to the Govt. of Arunachal, Service Tax to Govt. of India etc.

Price does not include:
Camera fees, Any Insurance Cover, Expenses arising out of sudden extension of the tour due to natural calamities or political strike & any expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks etc.

Season of Visit : October - April

Prices quoted valid until April, 2017

 
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