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Northeast: Nagaland and the Mishmi Hills

Visit some of India’s least-explored areas at its border with Myanmar and extreme northeast corner as we cover key birding sites from the floodplain of the mighty Brahmaputra River to an elevation of 2,655m in the Mishmi Hills.

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.

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Realistic chances to see several regional endemics/near-endemics including Naga and Mishmi Wren-Babblers and various laughingthrushes, among a selection of other East Himalayan birds that includes scimitar-babblers, trogons, tesias, flycatchers, warblers, and sunbirds, plus grassland birds and waterfowl in the Brahmaputra Valley.

In addition, good chances to see Western Hoolock Gibbon, Arunachal Macaque and the endemic 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.

This trip can be combined with our tour of Assam Plains & E. Himalayas to create a comprehensive 25-day birding tour of Northeast India.  

Pricing: $3,490 US Dollars or 2,790 GBP for 12 Days and 11 Nights. 
Extensions available.

 

Group Size: 7 or 8 participants.

 

Upcoming Dates: 

November 1 to 12, 2023

April 22 to May 1, 2024

*See Schedule for more dates

 

Top Reasons to Book Tour

Birds

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.

Mammals

Mishmi Takin, Western Hoolock Gibbon, Arunachal Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Asian Elephant, Ussuri Dhole.

Habitats and

Special Sites

Vast wetlands and marshy grasslands surrounding the Brahmaputra River, lowland tropical forests, subtropical broadleaf forests with bamboo, and coniferous forests with rhododendron.

Other Attractions

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.

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