BIRDING IN EAGLE'S NEST
Day 1: Arrival Delhi
You arrive Delhi International Airport. You are met and transferred to your hotel for the night.
Day 2: Delhi – Guwahati
Take the early morning flight to Guwahati. At arrival transfer to the Camp at Nameri. Afternoon birding around the camp.
Day 3: Nameri
Early morning trek into the forest. Nameri is a scenic sanctuary on the border of the Assam Valley and mountainous Arunachal Pradesh. Here you can see the endangered White-winged Duck, Wreathed Hornbill, Ibisbill, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Long-tailed Broadbill and Green Cochoa to name a few species. In the afternoon explore the area of the River Jai Bhoroli by raft.
Day 4: Nameri – Dirang – Sangti Valley
In the morning drive 190 km (7hrs) to Dirang (1500m), birding enroute. In Sangti Valley areas one can see Black-necked Crane (Nov-Feb inc.) and Black-tailed Crake etc. Spend the evening birding in Sangti Valley, returning to Hotel Pemaling, Dirang for the night. Night at Hotel Pemaling.
Day 5: Dirang to Lama Camp (Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary)
Birding drive to Lama Camp (at 2350m) where the Bugun Liocichla was recently discovered. A wide range of species can be seen at and around the camp including Long-tailed Thrush, Red-headed and Grey-headed Bullfinches and Green Shrike-Babbler. The next few nights will be in fully serviced camps.
Day 6: Lama Camp
Enjoy a birding trek to Top ridge returning to fully serviced camp at Lama Camp.
Day 7: Lama Camp to Sunderview
Day 8: Sunderview to Eaglenest Pass
Birding trek to around Top Ridge with another night at the fully serviced camp.
Day 9: Sunderview to Bompu
Full day birding trek to Bompu (at 1940m). Night at camp. Species at Bompu include Blyth’s Tragopan, Hill and Chestnut-breasted Partridges, Golden, White-browed and Rufous-breasted Bush-robins, Purple Cochoa various Wren-babblers and Parrotbills.
Day 10: Bompu to Sessni
Full day birding trek to Sessni returning to camp.
Day 11: Sessni – Kaziranga
Day 12: We will leave for Kaziranga after a full morning of birding.
Day 13 & 14: Kaziranga
Spend the two days birding around Kaziranga for Bengal Florican, Swamp Francolin, Spot-billed Pelican, Greater Adjutant, Pallas’ Fish-eagle and Blue-naped Pitta. A fine list of mammals also occurs, including Indian One-horned Rhino, Asian Elephant, Asiatic Water Buffalo, Swamp Deer and Hoolock Gibbon.
Day 15: Kaziranga to Guwahati to Delhi
Enjoy a final few hours birding around Kaziranga before driving back to Guwahati for an internal flight back to Delhi in the afternoon. Arrive Delhi and transfer to your hotel for the night.
Day 16: Delhi
Morning birding in Sultanpur National Park. Evening transfer to airport for flight back home