Birding Tours

In Search of Hornbills

This tour introduces birders to the various birding pockets of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. This area is a major biodiversity hotspot and forms the Eastern Himalaya Endemic Bird Area. Enjoy your time in the tropical evergreen and subtropical broadleaf forests of Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, spotting threatened species like Rufous-necked Hornbill and the Nuthatch; and Great Pied Hornbill, White-winged Wood Duck and Blue-bearded Bee Eater in Nameri National Park.

National parks/sanctuaries visited: Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, Nameri National Park

Suitable time to visit: November to April

Duration: 8 days

Route: Delhi/Kolkata - Guwahati - Bhalukpong - Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary - Nameri National Park - Guwahati


ITINERARY

Day 1: Delhi/Kolkata - Guwahati - Bhalukpong 

Fly from Delhi/Kolkata to Guwahati. Transfer to Bhalukpong, a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Time permitting, visit Pakhui Game Sanctuary and Tipi Orchidariurm, which hosts over 2600 cultivated orchids from 80 different species. Stay overnight at Bhalukpong.

Days 2 - 6: Bhalukpong - Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary 

Rise early in the morning for a short birding tour around Bhalukpong and then transfer to Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the sanctuary's rich diversity of birds and mammals for the next few days. Camp inside the forest in fully serviced tents on all days.

Day 7: Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary - Nameri National Park 

Rise early for a final birding tour of Eagle's Nest Sanctuary before heading to Nameri National Park. Stay overnight at Eco Camp, near the banks of the Bhorelli River.

Day 8: Nameri National Park - Guwahati 

Transfer to Guwahati airport for your onward journey. En route, visit the Guwahati Garbage Dump and Deepor Bill Wildlife Sanctuary for a final birding experience in Northeast India.