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 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.
Day 1: Arrive to Guwahati, birding along the drive to Nameri National Park
Day 2: Full day birding in Nameri National Park
Day 3: Transfer to Dirang in the Eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh: and Late afternoon birding at Sangthi Valley
Days 4-5: Birding at Sela Pass, the Mandala Road and Mandala Pass
Day 6: Transfer to Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, with high elevation birding around Lama Camp
Days 7-10: Birding adventure at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary with nights divided between Lama Camp and Bompu Camp
Day 11: Birding along the drive to Kaziranga National Park
Day 12-13: Two full days of birding at Kaziranga National Park
Day 14: Kaziranga to Guwahati and depart on your onward journey (or continue on our tour of Nagaland and the Mishmi Hills)
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