NAMDAPHA – EASTERN PARADISE

Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and is located in Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. It is also the third largest national park in India in terms of area. It is located in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region and is recognized as one of the richest areas in biodiversity in India.[1] The park harbours the northernmost lowland evergreen rainforests in the world at 27°N latitude.[2] The area is also known for extensive dipterocarp forests, comprising the north-western parts of the ecoregion of Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests.

 

Indulge yourself in the pleasurable and exciting activity of watching colorful birds by choosing an unforgettable bird watching vacation to the Namdapha National Park. Marvel at several species of birds like the Great Hornbill, Wallace’s Hawk Eagle, Blyth’s Kingfisher and White-winged Wood Duck. The list does not end here. You have to visit Namdapha in person to cherish the whole new experience of watching birds. Our package has been designed to ensure you get most out of your holiday by creating an itinerary that suits your interests, time and budget.

 

Region                                  East Assam

No of Days                          Ex – Dibrugarh   06 Days

Grade                                   Trek       Easy

Type                                      Bird Watching

Day Itinerary Stay Meals
Day 1 Dibrugarh – Namdapha Guest House L,D
Day 2 Deban – Haldibadi – Deban Guest House B,L,D
Day 3 Deban – Hornbill – Deban Guest House B,L,D
Day 4 Deban – Hornbill – Deban Guest House B,L,D
Day 5 Namdapha – Dibrugarh Guest House B,L,D
Day 6 Dibrugarh departure B

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1:                    Dibrugarh – Namdapha 

Arrive at Dibrugarh railway station by 0800Hrs and meet The Tern Travellers leaders and transfer to Chilika. Proceed to Namdapha National Park (170 Kms / 06 Hrs) – located at the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Tall and dense evergreen rainforests cover vast areas of the lowlands. The park has a rich diversity of both flora and fauna it’s a home of four big Cat namely Tiger, Leopard, and Clouded Leopard and snow Leopard. The park consists of about 453 species of bird such as Hornbills, wren-babblers, laughing thrushes, parrotbills shrike babblers and scimitar babblers. Endangered species include the Rufous-necked Hornbill, Green Cochoa, Purple Cochoa, Beautiful Nuthatch, Ward’s Trogon, Ruddy Kingfisher, Blue-eared Kingfisher, eagle, Eurasian, Pied Falconet, White-winged Wood Duck, Himalayan Wood-owl, Rufous-throated Hill-partridge etc. Overnight stay at forest rest house.

 

Day 2:                    Deban – Haldibadi – Deban 

Morning birding at Deban – on the banks of the river Nao – Dihing. Later crossed the river & trek up to Haldibari (3 km walk one way). Bird such as Snowy-throated Babblers and Pale-headed Woodpecker are often sighted. The path is also excellent for sighting White-cheeked Hill Partridge and Blue-naped Pitta, as well as several hornbill species, diurnal squirrels and primates. Later trek back to Deban. Overnight stay in forest rest house

 

Day 3:                    Deban – Hornbill – Deban 

Morning trek to Hornbill for birding (07km Walk) Both Hornbill and Haldibari camp is situated at the centre of tall evergreen forest. These regions are always good for sighting of both different species of birds and animals. One can sight White-throated Brown Hornbill and the Great Hornbill. Besides hornbills, White-tailed Flycatchers are common, Streaked Wren-babblers, Large Scimitar Babblers and Pied Falconets are also seen. Afternoon trek back to Deban. Overnight stay in forest rest house

 

Day 4:                    Deban – Hornbill – Deban  

Today we will be continuing with our Hornbill bird trek for the second consecutive days and will maximize our bird list. Hornbill is as the name suggests is a homing ground for hornbills. Here flocks of these birds can be frequently spotted flying from one grove to another. Later trek back to Deban. Overnight stay at rest house in Deban

Day 5:                    Namdapha – Dibrugarh  

Today after breakfast we will drive to Dibrugarh, we will have short halt at several birding locations on the way. Upon arrival in Dibrugarh transfer to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6:                    Dibrugarh departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to Dibrugarh Airport for onward destination.

Tour officially ends here.

Ex-Mumbai:       Indians:                Adult: ₹49,999/-*** per head

Ex-Dibrugarh:    Indians:                Adult: ₹24,000/- per head

Departure dates: 31Oct

Total seats: 20

(The above rate is valid until June 2020 for all departure dates mentioned above except Christmas/New year vacation)

Accommodation

HOTELS ENVISAGED:

Location Hotel Names Rating
Dibrugarh Hotel little Palace or Similar Luxury
Deban Forest rest house or similar Rest house

***Note: Above mentioned hotel are subject to change depending on the group size or similar category hotels will be offered.

Charges Include:

  • Roundtrip economy class Airfare from Mumbai***
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in above mentioned.
  • Transportation by AC Vehicle.
  • Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Trek charges, forest permits, guide charges.
  • The Tern Travellers Wildlife Naturalist cum Leader
  • Expertise
  • Leader Charges

Charges Exclude:

  • GST 5%
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees.
  • Adventure sports at the property.
  • Airfares/Rail fare.
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

Payment policy

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Advance (Non Refundable) Balance on or before 3 days
At the time of booking 50% 50%

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation period Cancellation Charges on Cost
21 – 35 days 25%
21 – 14 days 50%
14 – 07 days 75%
Less than 07 days or No show 100%

Things to Carry:

  • A Hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A dust protection mask
  • Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
  • Small backpack (10Ltrs)
  • Field books
  • Sun screen
  • Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
  • Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
  • Fleece/Jacket (temperatures drop in the forest to below 10 degree Celsius)
  • Binoculars
  • Energy bars

Important Note:

  • Wildlife safaris/Bird watching is a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
  • Birdwatching is a hobby and not a race, hence request all birders to maintain discipline at all times.
  • Bird watching is an art of silence and key observation.
  • Avoid Pointing out directly to a bird that might flush the bird away.
  • Do not get too close to a bird for a photograph that you flush it away.
  • Birdwatching should be enjoyed by binoculars and the fun is to spot them, identify them and if you still have some time with the bird photograph them.
  • Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
  • Our walks are not target species specific (Unless specified)
  • We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
  • Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
  • Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
  • Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
  • Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
  • Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
  • No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
  • No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
  • Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
  • Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.

Departure date: 27th October 2020

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