Ladakh Snow Leopard Expedition – February 2019

Tour Date: February 22nd (Friday) – March 3rd (Sunday) 2019

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Leh Airport to Leh Town (4 Km | 15 minutes approx.). Arrival at Leh airport and transferred to the Hotel. Complete day for acclimatization. O/N Leh.

Day 2: Leh Local (100 Kms| 4-5 hrs approx.). After breakfast proceeds to visit Thiksey & Stok Palace Museum and bird watching near Indus river. O/N Leh.

Day 3: Leh to Zingchen to Rumbak 5 hrs. After having the breakfast drive to Zingchen and start walking through Zingchen Gorge. As we continue trekking further, the gorge gets narrower and rugged. On the way, one might see snow leopard signs along the valley bottom of the side valleys if you are trekking during winter or early spring/fall. As you approach Rumbak fields the valley suddenly opens up with snowcapped mountains in the background. From the fields, the path turns left eastwards for the Rumbak village, where Homestay is available. O/N Homestay.

Day 4 to Day 8: Wildlife viewing. After the breakfast proceed for full day wildlife viewing along with a trained local guide. Wildlife viewing possibilities are Blue sheep, the Great Tibetan sheep or the Argali, and occasionally a Tibetan Wolf and a Snow leopard. Overnight in Home Stay.

Day 8: Rumbak to Ule. After breakfast drive to Ule village where we have another chance to see a snow leopard. Overnight at Ule Homestay.

Day 9: Ule to Leh. After Lunch drives back to Leh on we visit Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic hill and Sangam (Confluence of Zanskar & Indus Rivers). O/N Leh.

Day 10: Leh to Leh Airport. Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board the flight back to the destination.

Tour Cost: 68,700/- ** Per Person.

Cost includes

  • Transportation from LEH airport
  • Accommodation at Leh: 03 Night: Mahey Retreat hotel or similar
  • Accommodation at Rumbak 05 Night: Homestay
  • Accommodation at Ule 01 Night: Homestay
  • All Veg meals during the stay.

Cost do not include

  • Camera charges
  • Any kind of personal expenditure and medical expenses

**INR prices are applicable to resident Indians only. Non Resident Indians (NRI) and Foreign Nationals please email us for tour cost at info@wild-india.in

Picture credit: Tsewang Gyaltsan


Birding in Uttarakhand (Makku, Chopta & Tunganath) – December 2018

Tour Date: December 18th (Tuesday) – December 23rd (Sunday) 2018

Gallery

Here are few clicks from our previous trip. Over 150 species of birds were sighted.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up by CAR from Dehradun airport by 12:30 PM and proceed towards Mukku Village. Approx driving time is 7 to 8 hrs. Reach Mukku Village around 8 PM in the evening.

Day 2: Visit Chopta monal points, Mukku Bend, Mukku Farm. Interactive session in evening followed by dinner.

Day 3: Visit Tunganath (Chopta – Tunganath trek) for some specific high-altitude species. The trek is approximately 3.5 KMs from the base. Interactive session in evening followed by dinner.

Day 4: Visit Kakraghat and bird-watching on the way. Interactive session in evening followed by dinner.

Day 5: Bird-watching in and around Mukku village. Interactive session in evening followed by dinner.

Day 6: Leave for Dehradun airport early in the morning by 3:30 AM.

Note: Wake up call at 5:30 in the morning everyday.

Tour Cost: 23,800/- ** Per Person.

Cost includes

  • Transportation from Dehuradun – Makku – Chopta
  • Accommodation at Sparrow house at Makku village
  • All Veg meals during the stay
  • Park entry fee, Safari & Guide Charges, Govt. Service Taxes and fee
  • Mineral water during journey or at the campsite.

Cost do not include

  • Camera charges
  • Any kind of personal expenditure and medical expenses
  • Any charges not mentioned in “the charges include.

**INR prices are applicable to resident Indians only. Non Resident Indians (NRI) and Foreign Nationals please email us for tour cost at info@wild-india.in


Birding at Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh – November 2018

Tour Date: November 25th (Sunday) – November 30th (Friday), 2018

Tour Highlights

  • Photography tips & expertise
  • Assistance in bird-watching and bird identification
  • Knowledge sharing sessions (We urge our participants to share their knowledge and experiences so that everyone learns)
  • Maximum group size limited to 7 members (including Wild India Group Leader)
  • Accomodation on twin sharing basis with all meals and snacks.

Hurry only limited seats available. Booking will be accepted on first come first serve basis.


About Mishmi Hills

Mishmi Hills are on the Northeastern tip of India, in central Arunachal Pradesh and are a southward extension of the Great Himalayan ranges and its northern and eastern parts touch China. These hills are divided into 2 sections – the flood plains of tributaries of Brahmaputra river and the Arunachal Himalayas consisting of snow-capped mountains, lower Himalayan ranges and Shivalik ranges. This hilly area falls in the Dibang valley and is characterised by steeply sloping landform, sub-tropical evergreen forest and high rainfall.

With around 6000 species plant species, 100 mammals and over 600 bird species, Mishmi is a heaven for nature lovers. Some of the highlight bird species at Mishmi consist Sclater’s monal, Blyth’s Tragopan, Temminck’s Tragopan, chestnut-breasted partridge, Ward’s trogon, Red-headed Trogon Dark-sided thrush, Green Cochua, Purple Cochoa, Rusty-bellied and Gould’s shortwing, Beautiful Nuthatch, Mishmi Wren-babbler, Chevron-breasted Babbler Fire-tailed myzornis, 3-4 parrotbill species, Grey-headed bullfinch and so on. (Email us at info@wild-india.in incase you need a list of species we saw during our previous tour).

Join us in exploring this unique nature’s hot spot as we would be on lookout to sight these rare endemic species of Mishmi. Hurry only limited seats available. Booking will be accepted on first come first serve basis.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick from dibrugarh airport and transfer to Mishmi Hills. Birding at Maguri Beel. Dinner and overnight at Forest rest house.

Day 2: Wake up at 0500hrs, birding in and around Mayodiya Pass. Discussions on species and consolidation of bird list for the day. Dinner and overnight at Forest rest house.

Day 3: Wake up at 0500hrs, birding in and around Tiwarigaon. Discussions on species and consolidation of bird list for the day. Dinner and overnight at Forest rest house.

Day 4: Wake up at 0500hrs, birding in and around Hunli. Discussions on species and consolidation of bird list for the day. Dinner and overnight at Forest rest house.

Day 5: Wake up at 0500hrs, birding in and around Tiwarigaon and transfer to Tinsukia. Consolidation of entire bird list for the tour. Overnight at Tinsukia.

Day 6: Morning session at Maguri Beel. Check out from Tinsukia and proceed to Dibrugarh airport.

There might be variations in itinerary based on the local weather conditions and inputs from our local experts at Mishmi hills.

Tour Cost: 44,500/- ** Per Person (ex-dibrugarh)

Tour cost includes

  • Pick up and drop at Dibrugarh Aiport
  • Transport in Bolero / Xylo / Sumo
  • All entry fees and guide charges
  • Food and Accommodation at the resort
  • All taxes and service charges
  • On board mineral water and snacks

Note: The Stay at Forest lodge in Mishmi Hills will be on Twin sharing with very basic amenities. We shall only have 2 hrs of electricity supply, primarily to charge our camera batteries and mobile phones. The mobile network connectivity will also be limited.


Tour cost do not include

  • Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Phone Calls, Tips etc
  • Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges
  • Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary.

**INR prices are applicable to resident Indians only. Non Resident Indians (NRI) and Foreign Nationals please email us for tour cost at info@wild-india.in


Birding in Uttarakhand (Makku, Chopta & Tunganath) – November 2018

Tour Date: November 13th (Tuesday) – November 18th (Sunday) 2018

Gallery

Here are few clicks from our previous trip. Over 150 species of birds were sighted.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Pick up by CAR from Dehradun airport by 12:30 PM and proceed towards Mukku Village. Approx driving time is 7 to 8 hrs. Reach Mukku Village around 8 PM in the evening.

Day 2: Visit Chopta monal points, Mukku Bend, Mukku Farm. Interactive session in evening followed by dinner.

Day 3: Visit Tunganath (Chopta – Tunganath trek) for some specific high-altitude species. The trek is approximately 3.5 KMs from the base. Interactive session in evening followed by dinner.

Day 4: Visit Kakraghat and bird-watching on the way. Interactive session in evening followed by dinner.

Day 5: Bird-watching in and around Mukku village. Interactive session in evening followed by dinner.

Day 6: Leave for Dehradun airport early in the morning by 3:30 AM.

Note: Wake up call at 5:30 in the morning everyday.

Tour Cost: 23,800/- ** Per Person.

Cost includes

  • Transportation from Dehuradun – Makku – Chopta
  • Accommodation at Sparrow house at Makku village
  • All Veg meals during the stay
  • Park entry fee, Safari & Guide Charges, Govt. Service Taxes and fee
  • Mineral water during journey or at the campsite.

Cost do not include

  • Camera charges
  • Any kind of personal expenditure and medical expenses
  • Any charges not mentioned in “the charges include.

**INR prices are applicable to resident Indians only. Non Resident Indians (NRI) and Foreign Nationals please email us for tour cost at info@wild-india.in


Birding at Andaman – November 2018

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands – one of the seven union territories of India, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. Its also one of the major bird watching destinations in India, with around 270 bird species out of which few are endemic to the region.

Tour Date: November 4th (Sunday) – November 9th (Friday) 2018

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Birding at Sippighat Wetlands.

Day 2: Morning Session at Shoal Bay; Evening Session at Garacharma Wetlands.

Day 3: Full Day Birding at Chidiyatapu.

Day 4: Birding at Ograbranj Wetlands.

Day 5: Birding at Mt. Harriet National Park.

Day 6: Departure.

Tour Cost: 36,000/- ** Per Person.

Cost includes

  • All Veg meals during the stay
  • Park entry fee, Safari & Guide Charges, Govt. Service Taxes and fee
  • Mineral water during journey or at the campsite.

Cost do not include

  • Camera charges
  • Any kind of personal expenditure and medical expenses
  • Any charges not mentioned in “the charges include.

**INR prices are applicable to resident Indians only. Non Resident Indians (NRI) and Foreign Nationals please email us for tour cost at info@wild-india.in

Image credit Shakti Vel