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Northeast India Comprehensive Birding: Assam Plains and Specialties of the Eastern Himalaya

2024 & 2025 Trip Pricing: $3,690 US Dollars, or 2,910 GBP*

for 14 Days and 13 Nights


  • The Tour package includes all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites.

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. The India trips have two excellent bird guides Leio De Souza and Lokesh Kumar.

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into India, and information on travel health issues, packing information, and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen.

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van (and/or jeep as needed) for most of the trip. 

    • We also have a driver or guide pick you up at the airport upon arrival, transfers for internal flights are included, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.  

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small-Group Pricing: All the above prices are for tour groups of seven or eight participants. We are happy to provide reasonable small-group supplements for groups of 3 to 6 participants.

  • Arrangements for Private Tours (if desired): We sometimes get inquiries from couples or others, who would prefer a private tour. We are glad to price private tours for almost any group size. Most of our tours are group tours of five to eight participants.

*Pricing Notes and More Details:​​

  • INR Pricing: Most trip costs in India are fixed in Indian Rupees (INR). However, we have fixed the tour price in US Dollars. Price is based on 83 INR to USD, and an exchange rate supplement will be charged if the US Dollar to INR exchange falls below 83 INR per USD. Over the last decade, we have not charged an exchange rate supplement.

  • Pricing in British Pounds: The British Pound Sterling has risen steadily against most currencies on the Indian subcontinent over the last five years. We will adjust the tour price for our UK clients (and let us hope for an improvement), as the pound gains ground against the INR and USD. This does seem likely. 

  • Bank Fees: We do not charge bank fees for wire transfers for clients paying into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom, and/or Canada.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. The arrival day does have lunch and supper, as most flights arrive in the morning. The departure day includes only breakfast, as most flights leave in the morning.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at meal time. Most lodge-provided breakfasts include coffee, tea, and/or juice, and most box lunches include bottled water or juice. Other beverages served at supper are your choice and are an additional expense you pay to the restaurant directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day.

  •  Group Size: We anticipate a group of 7 or 8 participants, and pricing is based on this group size.


Single Room Supplement: $460 USD (or £360 GBP*) is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.


Pre-Paid Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Add $80 USD (or about £60 GBP*)  to pre-pay these tips if in a shared room, or add $30 USD (or about £20 GBP*) if in a single room on the main 16-day trip. We present clear tipping recommendations if you want to do the tipping yourself. Most of our clients prefer to do the tipping themselves. 


Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

    • (1) Costs of international flights are not included. (2) Round-trip flights from Delhi to Guwahati are usually booked along with others in the group. Budget $200 to $280 for these flights, and we will bill the actual cost.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides and trip drivers are not included in the tour price.


Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?


Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 755 214 2976, in Suffolk), and/or email


We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).


Like to Book these Trips:

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.


Booking by Phone in the UK: Call Jennifer at the Partnership for International Birding’s UK office at 44 755 214-2976, in Suffolk)


Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on May 24, 2024, for all 2025 tour dates.  


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