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Northeast: Assam Plains & E. Himalayas

India’s northeast corner, represented by a stretch of extremely rugged mountainous terrain, is justifiably considered the richest birding area in the country. The enormous range of altitudes within relative proximity of one another, together with their corresponding climates and resultant vegetation, from moist sub-tropical forests in lowland valleys to temperate conifer forests on steep upland slopes, enables different complexes of species to exist almost side by side.

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Arunachal Pradesh lies at the confluence of the Palaearctic region with both the Indo-Malayan and Indian sub-regions of the Oriental bio-geographic realm, bringing together here floral and faunal elements of the subcontinent with those of Myanmar, Tibet and southern China and enabling the development of one of the finest wildlife assemblages Asia has to offer.

Pricing: $3,690 US Dollars or 2,910 GBP for 14 Days and 13 Nights. 
Extensions available.


Group Size: 7 or 8 participants.


Upcoming Dates: 

April 8 to 21, 2024

*See Schedule for more dates

Our 14-day tour itinerary takes us through the floodplain of the Brahmaputra in Assam to the montane rainforest of the eastern Himalayan foothills at the border of neighbouring Bhutan, covering almost 3,000m of altitude.

This tour can be combined with our tour of Nagaland and the Mishmi Hills to create a comprehensive 25-day birding tour of Northeast India.


Fire-tailed Myzornis, Bugun Liocichla, Beautiful Nuthatch, Himalayan Cutia, Ward’s Trogon, Red-headed Trogon, Common Green Magpie, Bhutan Laughingthrush, Grey-sided Laughingthrush, Spotted Laughingthrush, Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler, Coral-billed Scimitar-babbler, Himalayan Rubythroat, Golden Bush-robin, Himalayan Bluetail, Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler, Abbott’s Babbler, Scaly Thrush, Himalayan Forest Thrush, Bar-winged Wren-babbler, Long-billed Wren-babbler, Alpine Accentor, Sultan Tit, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, White-gorgeted Flycatcher, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, White-breasted Parrotbill, Pale-billed Parrotbill, Spotted Nutcracker, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Bay Woodpecker, Pale-headed Woodpecker, White-browed Piculet, Grandala, Snow Pigeon, Blyth’s Tragopan, Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Snow Partridge, Blue-naped Pitta, Pied Falconet, Black Baza, Jerdon’s Baza, Pied Harrier, Eastern Imperial Eagle, Wreathed Hornbill, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Bengal Florican, Swamp Francolin, Greater Adjutant, Ibisbill, White-winged Duck, Ferruginous Duck, Bar-headed Goose, Grey-headed Lapwing, Long-billed Plover, Black-tailed Crake, Striated Grassbird, Finn’s Weaver.

Top Reasons to Book Tour


Tiger, Indian Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Asiatic Wild Buffalo, Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar, Capped Langur, Assamese Macaque, Arunachal Macaque

Habitats and

Special Sites

Sub-Himalayan swamp forest, subtropical broadleaf forest and bamboo, temperate forest, rhododendron, alpine meadows, mountain passes and scree slopes, floodplain grassland, tea plantations, mountain streams, rivers and extensive wetlands.

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Other Attractions

Exciting birding in the most bird-rich part of the Himalayas from 100m to 4,176m, scenic hills with spectacular views towards Bhutan, vast protected wetlands of the Brahmaputra basin, birding on foot along quiet sanctuary roads and from open jeeps inside one of India’s most renowned tiger reserves, visit one of the highest motorable passes of the entire Himalayan chain, stay in tented accommodation inside Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary.

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