Northeast: Mishmi Hills and Brahmaputra
Visit one of India’s least-explored areas at its extreme northeast corner
Cover the key birding sites in the floodplain of the mighty Brahmaputra River and at various elevations in the Mishmi Hills up to 2655m on our three-center tour
Explore vast wetlands, marshy grasslands, lowland tropical forests, subtropical broadleaf forests with bamboo in the lower hills, and coniferous forests with rhododendron at higher elevations
Realistic chances to see three northeast Indian grassland endemics and the endemic Mishmi Wren-babbler among a rich selection of other grassland and East Himalayan specialties that includes laughingthrushes, scimitar-babblers, parrotbills, hornbills, trogons, thrushes, accentors, tesias, flycatchers, warblers and sunbirds
A good selection of waterfowl in the Brahmaputra valley
Good chances to see Asian Elephant, Western Hoolock Gibbon, Arunachal Macaque and Mishmi Takin
See vast tea estates in India’s prime tea-growing area, scenic grasslands and river landscapes, and spectacular mountain scenery in the most pristine tract of the entire Himalayan chain
Simple lodging in the hills in rest houses ideally located for birding, and a comfortable hotel in the lowlands at the start and end of the tour
More Details About this Trip:
Pricing: $3,190 US Dollars or 2,600 GBP for 11 Days and 10 Nights.
Group Size: 6 to 8 participants.
April 23 to May 4, 2021
November 3 to 14, 2021
Three northeast Indian grassland endemics (Black-breasted Parrotbill, Swamp Prinia and Marsh Babbler), the endemic Mishmi Wren-babbler, plus a vast selection of Himalayan, grassland and wetland species such as Pygmy Wren-babbler, Long-billed Wren-babbler, Scaly-breasted Wren-babbler, Bar-winged Wren-babbler, Cachar Wedge-billed Babbler, Red-billed Scimitar-babbler, Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler, Large Scimitar-babbler, Rufous-necked Laughingthrush, Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush, Spotted Laughingthrush, Grey-sided Laughingthrush, Himalayan Bluetail, Golden Bush-robin, Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Gould’s Shortwing, Brown-throated Fulvetta, Manipur Fulvetta, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Red-headed Trogon, Ward’s Trogon, Collared Treepie, Sultan Tit, Green Cochoa, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Himalayan Cutia, Pale-capped Woodpigeon, Austen’s (White-throated) Brown Hornbill, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Bay Woodpecker, Pied Falconet, Collared Owlet, Himalayan Owl, White-cheeked Hill-partridge, Rufous-throated Hill-partridge, Temminck’s Tragopan, Blyth’s Tragopan, Grey-peacock-pheasant, Swamp Francolin, Bengal Florican, White-winged Duck, Baikal Teal, Indian Spot-billed Duck, Lesser Adjutant, Grey-headed Lapwing, White-crowned Forktail.
Mishmi Takin, Western Hoolock Gibbon, Arunachal Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Asian Elephant, Ussuri Dhole.
Vast wetlands and marshy grasslands surrounding the Brahmaputra River, lowland tropical forests, subtropical broadleaf forests with bamboo, and coniferous forests with rhododendron.
Scenic grasslands, vast tea estates in India’s prime tea-growing region, the Brahmaputra River and associated wetlands, spectacular mountain scenery and pristine montane forests.
Northeast: Mishmi Hills & Brahmaputra with Lokesh Kumar: April 23 – May 4
Northeast: Mishmi Hills & Brahmaputra with Lokesh Kumar: November 3 – November 14 (can combine with Nagaland’s Amur Falcon Migration)