The Great Grand Birding Tour of Himachal

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Location

Pong Lake/Dharamshala/Great himalayan national park

Date

Fixed Departure Date. For Other Dates, Contact us on +91-9816220481

Duration

11 Days & 10 Nights

Grand Birding Tour of Himachal

Highlights

  • Heritage village walk at garli paragpur.
  • Boat ride at pong lake.
  • Rich wildlife and Birding

PACKAGE DETAILS

Himachal Pradesh is a Himalayan state which is blessed by nature and wildlife. It has got numerous valleys, mountains, wildlife sanctuaries, national parks, rivers, lakes and other water bodies and all of these make it as a paradise for birding tours in India. This bird watching tour of India includes mainly the bird walks and a bird watcher spots endless bird species in Himachal while taking these leisurely walks. Here, a birder spends the time to appreciate the birds and Pheasant Breeding Centre.

DAY 1 - DELHI

Arrival  at delhi

Our representative will welcome you at the airport and will escort you to your pre decided hotel

Day is at your disposal you can explore the local market, and narrow lanes of Delhi 

Overnight stay in the hotel

What’s Included:- Breakfast, Transfer, Accommodation(Hotel)

DAY 2 - DELHI

Today Post breakfast

We will proceed on the guided tour of new Delhi and old Delhi that includes Qutab Minar, India Gate,  Humayun tomb ,drive past throught the presidents house , parliament house and secretariat buildings, Raj ghat the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, jama masjid and drive past red fort.

Also experience Modern metro transport System as well as the Traditional cycle rickshaw in the busy street of chandni chowk

Overnight  from New Delhi to Pathankot by train or bus.

What’s Included:- Breakfast, Transfer, sightseeing.

DAY 3 - DELHI - PARAGPUR

Morning on arrival at Pathankot drive to Garli Paragpur  (100km) 

Paragpur, known as ‘country of pollen’ is unbelievably picturesque having held onto the essence of an earlier era with unchanged shops, cobbled streets, an ornamental village tank, mud plastered and slate roofed houses.

Day is at your disposal , explore the local  market and house. You can also enjoy the traditional kangri meal.

Transfer to Hotel/homestay.

What’s Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Transfer, Guide, Accommodation

DAY 4 - PARAGPUR - PONG LAKE

Post breakfast Drive to Pong Lake (3hr)

Bird watching at Pong Lake.

This reservoirs or lake is well known wildlife sanctuary and one of the 25 international wet land sites declared in India by Ramsar convention

Then take a boat ride and get   close to the birds – waterfowl and heronries. The 2 day birding at Pong Lake can result in check listing 150-200  avian species. You have a great chance to sight – Pheasant-tailed Jacana and Bronzed-winged Jacana, Brown Crake and Baillon’s, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Siberian Rubythroat and Blue Throat, Long-tailed and Bay- backed Shrikes, Common grey Hornbill, Black Bittern, Orange-headed Thrush, Syke’s, Yellow-browed Warbler, Red Avadavat, Silverbill, Rufous-tailed Lark . The Sanctuary has the finest wetlands and scub that constitutes excellent feeing grounds and habitat for birds in India.

Night at camp/hotel/lodge.

What’s Included:- Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, guide, Transfer, Accommodation

DAY 5 - PONG LAKE

Pong Lake Bird Sanctaury.

What’s Included:- Breakfast, lunch, dinner,  Guide, Accommodation

DAY 6 - PONG LAKE - DHARAMSHALA(Mcleodganj)

Post breakfast

Transfer to Dharamsala(Mcleodganj) (3 hour drive).

McLeodganj is located close to the famous Dharmshala in Himachal Pradesh. McLeodganj is the headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile, and home of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. McLeodganj is often called the ‘Little Lhasa’.
This is the residence of His Highness the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan Government in exile has been here for almost four decades.

Day is for leisure explore the market, monastery  on foot.

Night at hotel.

What’s Included:- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Transfer, Guide,  Accommodation

DAY 7 - DHARAMSHAL - GALU

After breakfast

Dharamsala-Galu day hike for birding .Dharamsala is a alpine eco-system elevation 1500mts to 3000 mts. Enjoy a mixed forest of Cedar,rohdodendorom and Himalayan Oak overlooking Dhouladhair Himalayan ranges. Check list White-tailed Nuthatch, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch and Tree creepers. Go birding in the terraced fields, Dark-throated Thrush and Striated Prinia can be seen there. Rusty-tailed shrike, Verditer flycatcher, Tickell’s flycatcher and Rufous-bellied Flycatcher can be seen I and around the tree canopy.

Night at hotel

What’s Included:- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Guide,  Accommodation

DAY 8 - DHARAMSHALA - GHNP

Morning drive further up hill to Great Himalayan National Park The great Himalayan national park (GHNP) spreads over 754 sq km of the rugged mountain terrain in manali district, himachal Pradesh. With an altitude ranging from 1500m to 5800m, The GHNP sits beside the Pin Valley National Park, Rupi-Bhaba Wildlife Sanctuary and the Tirthan and Sainj Wildlife Sanctuaries, making it one of the biggest areas for wildlife conservation in the whole Himalayan range. It  consists of luxuriant oak forests, flaming rhododendron trees, crystal clear sparkling rivers, jagged virgin peaks and some of the rarest of animals, birds & medicinal herbs found nowhere else in the whole world.

Its home to about 215 species of birds with pheasants like the Western Tragopan, Cheer, Monal, Koklash and Kaleej along with other birds like the white throated tit & the Lammergeyer.

Dharamsala-Galu day hike for birding .Dharamsala is a alpine eco-system elevation 1500mts to 3000 mts. Enjoy a mixed forest of Cedar,rohdodendorom and Himalayan Oak overlooking Dhouladhair Himalayan ranges. Check list White-tailed Nuthatch, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch and Tree creepers. Go birding in the terraced fields, Dark-throated Thrush and Striated Prinia can be seen there. Rusty-tailed shrike, Verditer flycatcher, Tickell’s flycatcher and Rufous-bellied Flycatcher can be seen I and aournd the tree canopy.

Night at hotel.

What’s Included:- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Transfer, Guide, Accommodation

DAY 9 & 10 - GHNP

After breakfast

Walk  in Great Himalayan National Park (GNHP) for birding.

One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Khalij Pheasant, a variety of thrushes and so many others. More than 200 avian species have been recorded in the surrounding areas. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna including the leopard, Yellow-throated Himalayan Martin, Himalayan palm civet, ghoral, barkingdeer,sambhar,redfoxetc.

Night at guest house/homesaty/tents

What’s Included:- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, Guide,  Accommodation

DAY 11 - DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport at Kullu or drive to Delhi

After that amazing birdwatching tour, it is time to head back home/ onward journey.

What’s Included:- Breakfast, Transfer

INCLUSIONS

  • Meals as mention in the itinerary.
  • All taxi transfer
  • Professional Guide
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Driver allowances, parking, interstate permits, toll charges and taxes
  • Birding guide

EXCLUSION

  • Air fares
  • Visa charges
  • Insurance
  • Items of personal nature viz. telephone calls, drinks, laundry bills,  etc.
  • Tips (for guides, drivers etc)
  • Anything not mentioned under the heads of inclusion

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Call us on the Below number to make an inquire

+91 98-16-220841

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