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11 days Eaglesnest and Surroundings

Eaglesnest wildlife sanctuary, West Kameng, is located in Western Arunachal Pradesh and is the highest in elevation. Named after the Kameng river which drains the basin of Gori Chen and Kangto peaks, this region is spread below the Himalayan watershed on the borders with Tibet in the North and Bhutan in the West. The topography is truly amazing rising from the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam through tangled ridges at elevations of around 1500 meters to 7080 meters on the watershed of the Himalayas.
The biggest advantage of Eaglesnest (expected to provide the bulk of the star species) over other montane forests of Arunachal is a jeep track which cuts right through its heart from the pass at 2800m down to the flood plains of Assam at 100m – its easy access, excellent forest and wide altitudinal range is a unique combination for Arunachal.

The contiguous forests,Eaglenest wildlife sanctuary, Nameri National Park (in Assam) and the surrounding blocks of reserve forests, encompassing over 2500 sq.km and 3400m in altitude, form one of the largest protected regions of Arunachal. This east Himalayan area is located close to the Bhutan border in western Arunachal. We will be visiting the d Eaglesnest wildlife sanctuary (mid altitude: 800-2800m) and some higher altitude (3000-4000m) localities further north below the Tsela pass. This visit to a really high altitude area and we look forward to augmenting the species list with birds of fir, rhododendron scrub and alpine meadows.

Some of the specialty birds which can be seen are: Rufous-bellied hawk-eagle, northern goshawk, pied falconet, common hill-partridge, temminck’s Tragopan, ashy wood-pigeon, tawny wood-owl, Rufous-necked hornbill, ward’s trogon, golden-throated barbet, crimson-breasted pied-woodpecker, bay woodpecker, pale-headed woodpecker, grey-chinned Minivet, Rufous-bellied bulbul, maroon-backed accentor, eye-browed thrush, fea’s thrush, Gould’s Shortwing, white-browed Shortwing, blue-fronted robin, little Forktail, golden bush-robin, Rufous-breasted bush-robin, purple Cochoa, grey-sided laughing-thrush, scaly laughing-thrush, black-faced laughing-thrush, Bugun and red-faced Liocichla, coral-billed scimitar-babbler, slender-billed scimitar-babbler, Various wren-babblers (wedge-billed, bar-winged, pygmy, spotted, Rufous-throated and scaly-breasted), cutia, Rufous-bellied shrike-babbler, green shrike-babbler, white-hooded babbler, red-tailed minla, Various tit-babblers/Fulvetta (golden-breasted, brown-throated, and yellow-throated), Three sibias ( beautiful, and Rufous-backed), Various Yuhina (black-chinned, Rufous-vented and white-naped), fire-tailed Myzornis, Six Parrotbill (greater and lesser Rufous-headed, brown, grey-headed and fulvous-fronted), mountain tailorbird, three Tesia (chestnut-headed, grey-bellied and salty-bellied), Various flycatcher-warblers (broad-billed, white-spectacled, chestnut-crowned and black-faced), four Niltava (including vivid and large), Thirteen flycatchers (including. white-gorgeted), Rufous-bellied and grey-crested tits, sultan tit, beautiful nuthatch, Wallcreeper, brown-throated Treecreeper, yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, mrs Gould’s and fire-tailed sunbird, gold-naped black-finch, Bevan’s bullfinch, brown bullfinch.

  • Day 01-Delhi/Kolkata to Guwhati and Drive to Nameri Eco Camp.
  • Day 02- Nameri to Dirang- Arunachal Pradesh 1800 mtrs.
    Birding drive to Dirang dzong, 1500 meters (210 Kms) in 05 hrs.Overnight at Hotel Pemaling.
  • Day 03- Dirang to Sela Pass 4500 mtrs.
    AM: Drive to Sela Pass 02.30 Hours for full days birding, Evening back to Dirang for overnight stay.
  • Day 04 – Dirang to Mandala 3000 mtrs/Sangti Valley 1600 mtrs
    Early morning in Sangti Valley/Mandala and Noon travel to Lama Camp Eaglesnest.
  • Day 05 – Lama Camp
    Full days birding around lama camp and overnight at fully serviced camps.
  • Day 06- Lama Camp to Bompu 1950 mtrs
    Birding trek to Top Ridge Sunderview and overnight stay at fully serviced Camps.
  • Day 07- Bompu
    Full days birding around Bompu, overnight at fully serviced camps.
  • Day 08- Bompu to Sessni 1200 mtrs
    Full days birding trek to Sessni and back to Bompu for overnight stay at fully serviced camps
  • Day 09- Bompu to Sessni 1200 mtrs.
    Full days birding trek to Sessni and back to Bompu for overnight stay at fully serviced camps
  • Day 10- Bompu to Nameri
    Birding drive to Nameri 06 hours depending on traffic and overnight at Nameri Eco Camp.
  • Day 11- Departure
    After breakfast drive to airport for departure to Delhi or Kolkatta. Tour Ends.

What is included in your price?

  • Reception at Airport on arrival and send off .
  • Accommodation on twin share with all meals, as given in the itinerary.
  • On birding treks, all camping arrangements to include all meals, 3-4 man tent shared by 02 persons, sleeping mats, dining tent, toilet tents, camp staff, porters and local guide. Please bring your sleeping bags (we can provide on request)
    Exclusive transport for all transfers and birding trips as per itinerary: – Hard top jeep 08 seater to be shared by 04 plus guide.
  • Park Entry fees
  • Birding guide

Price does not include:

  • Air fare
  • Personal expenses, bar, Mineral water, laundry, telephone, and medical expenses
  • Insurance
  • Restricted Area Permit for Arunachal Pradesh . One time payment.
  • Camera fees at National Parks – where applicable
  • Single room supplement if required.
  • Travel insurance of any sort.