Eagle’s Nest Bird Quest

Eagle’s Nest Bird Quest

Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Western Arunachal Pradesh. The region lies 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 birding in Eagle’s Nest 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. This easy access, excellent forest and wide altitudinal range is a unique combination in Arunachal Pradesh.

The contiguous forests of Eagle’s Nest 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 Eagle’s Nest wildlife sanctuary (mid altitude: 800-2800m) and some higher altitude (3000-4000m) localities further north below the Tesla pass. This is followed by a 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.

11 DAYS
FROM £2494
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Day 1: Arrival
Fly from Delhi/Kolkata to Guwahati. On arrival, you’ll be met by your guide and be transferred to Nameri Eco Camp.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Nameri to Dirang
Birding drive (5 hrs) to Dirang dzong, 1500m. Overnight at Hotel Pemaling, Dirang.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Dirang-Sela Pass 4500m
Morning drive to Sela Pass (2.5hrs) for a full day’s birding. Return to Dirang for overnight stay.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Dirang to Mandala 3000m/Sangti Valley 1600m
Spend morning birding in Sangti Valley. Travel to Lama Camp, Eagle’s Nest in the afternoon.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Lama Camp
Full day’s birding around Lama camp. Spend the night at fully serviced camps.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Lama Camp to Bompu 1950m
Birding trek to Top Ridge Sunderview. Spend the night at fully serviced camps.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07: Bompu
Full day’s birding around Bompu. Spend the night at fully serviced camps.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 & 9: Bompu to Sessni 1200m
Two full days of birding. Each day, trek to Sessni and back to Bompu. Spend the night at fully serviced camps.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Bompu - Nameri
Birding drive to Nameri (6 hrs). Stay the night at Nameri Eco Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Departure
After breakfast, the tour ends with a drive to Guwahati Airport in time to board your flight to Delhi or Kolkata.
Breakfast
Day 1: Arrival
Fly from Delhi/Kolkata to Guwahati. On arrival, you’ll be met by your guide and be transferred to Nameri Eco Camp.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Nameri to Dirang
Birding drive (5 hrs) to Dirang dzong, 1500m. Overnight at Hotel Pemaling, Dirang.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Dirang-Sela Pass 4500m
Morning drive to Sela Pass (2.5hrs) for a full day’s birding. Return to Dirang for overnight stay.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Dirang to Mandala 3000m/Sangti Valley 1600m
Spend morning birding in Sangti Valley. Travel to Lama Camp, Eagle’s Nest in the afternoon.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Lama Camp
Full day’s birding around Lama camp. Spend the night at fully serviced camps.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Lama Camp to Bompu 1950m
Birding trek to Top Ridge Sunderview. Spend the night at fully serviced camps.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07: Bompu
Full day’s birding around Bompu. Spend the night at fully serviced camps.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 & 9: Bompu to Sessni 1200m
Two full days of birding. Each day, trek to Sessni and back to Bompu. Spend the night at fully serviced camps.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Bompu - Nameri
Birding drive to Nameri (6 hrs). Stay the night at Nameri Eco Camp
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Departure
After breakfast, the tour ends with a drive to Guwahati Airport in time to board your flight to Delhi or Kolkata.
Breakfast

Departure Dates & Prices

The prices below are based on two sharing and exclude international flights. A deposit is required to reserve a place.

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15-Nov-2024
£2495
Group Size: 8 Max
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WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Activities, excursions and safaris as specified
  • Entrance fees and tickets for the above
  • In-destination transfers and transport
  • Accommodation & Meals as specified
  • English speaking guides
  • 24/7 support while you travel

Our prices do not include international flights unless explicitly stated.

The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling and sharing a room, outside peak periods. Prices may vary depending on the time of travel, and single supplements may apply.