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.
Furthermore, 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. Our 16-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 3000m of altitude.
Day 1: Arrive to Guwahati, birding along the drive to Nameri National Park
Day 2-3: Two full days birding in Nameri National Park
Days 4: Transfer to Dirang in the Eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh: and Late afternoon birding at Sangthi Valley
Days 5-6: Birding around Sela Pass, Mandala Road and Mandala Pass
Days 7: Transfer to Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, and high elevation birding at Lama Camp
Days 8-11: Birding adventure at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary and Bompu Camp
Day 12: Birding along the drive to Kaziranga National Park
Day 13-15: Three full days of birding at Kaziranga National Park
Day 16: Kaziranga to Guwahati and depart on your onward journey
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