Tour Duration: 12 days
Locations Covered: Nameri National Park, Eaglenest WLS and Dirang-Mandala-Sela pass
Nameri National Park is a national park in the foothills of the eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 35 km from Tezpur. Nameri is about 9 km from Chariduar, the nearest village. Nameri shares its northern boundary with the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. Together they constitute an area of over 1000 sq km of which Nameri has a total area of 200 sq km2. This is excellent elephant country and was considered to be an elephant reserve. It is an ideal habitat for a host of other animals including the tiger, leopard, sambar, dhole (the Asiatic wild dog), pygmy hog, Indian wild bison, clouded leopard, leopard cat, muntjac, gaur, wild boar, sloth bear, Himalayan black bear, capped langur and Indian giant squirrel. Nameri is a birdwatcher’s paradise with over 300 species. The white winged wood duck, great pied hornbill, wreathed hornbill, rufous necked hornbill, black stork, ibisbill, blue-bearded bee-eaters, babblers, plovers and many other birds make Nameri their home.
Eaglenest or Eagle’s Nest Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of India in the Himalayan foothills of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh. It conjoins Sessa Orchid Sanctuary to the northeast and Pakhui Tiger Reserve across the Kameng river to the east. Altitude ranges are extreme: from 500 metres (1,640 ft) to 3,250 metres (10,663 ft). It is a part of the Kameng Elephant Reserve. Eaglenest is notable as a prime birding site due to the extraordinary variety, numbers and accessibility of species. It is home to at least 454 species of birds including 3 cormorants, 5 herons, black stork, Oriental white (black-headed) ibis, 4 ducks, 20 hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and vultures, 3 falcons, 10 pheasants, junglefowl, quail, and peafowl, black-necked crane, 3 rails, 6 plovers, dotterels, and lapwings, 7 waders, ibisbill, stone-curlew (Eurasian thick-knee), small pratincole, 2 gulls, 14 pigeons, 3 parrots, 15 cukoos, 10 owls, 2 nightjars, 4 swifts, 2 trogons, 7 kingfishers, 2 bee-eaters, 2 rollers, hoopoes, 4 hornbills, 6 barbets, 14 woodpeckers, 2 broadbills, 2 pittas, 2 larks, 6 martins, 7 wagtails, 9 shrikes, 9 bulbuls, 4 fairy-bluebirds, 3 shrike, brown dipper, 3 accentors, 46 thrushes, 65 Old World flycatchers, 6 parrotbills, 31 warblers, 25 flycatchers, 10 tits, 5 nuthatches, 3 treecreepers, 5 flowerpeckers, 8 sunbirds, Oriental white-eye, 3 bunting, 14 finches, 2 munia, 3 sparrows, 5 starlings, 2 orioles, 7 drongos, ashy woodswallow and 9 jays. The sanctuary has the distinction of having three tragopan species, perhaps unique in India. Eaglenest is the site where Bugun liocichla was first discovered in 1995.
Sela Pass is the high-altitude mountain pass located in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh state of India. It has an elevation of 4170 m (13,700 ft) connects the Buddhist city of Tawang Town to Tezpur and Guwahati and is the main road connecting Tawang with the rest of India. Tawang is situated at a distance of 78 km from Sela Pass while Guwahati is at a distance of 340 km. The pass has hardly any vegetation and is usually snow-covered to some extent all through the year. During winter temperature in the pass can go down to −10 degrees.
Tour Starts and ends at Guwahati airport
- Day 1: Guwahatti to Nameri (Assam)
Arrive at Guwahati airport and transfer to Nameri National Park, overnight stay at Nameri Eco Camp.
Evening birding around the Nameri Eco Camp.
- Day 2: Nameri National Park
Full day Birding at Nameri National Park.
- Day 3: Nameri to Dirang
8 hours Birding drive to Dirang. Overnight at Hotel Pemaling
- Day 4-6: Surroungind area of Dirang and Sela pass
Full day Birding at Sangti Valley, Mandala and Sela passes.
For Sela Pass journey starts at 2:30 hours.
- Day 7: Dirang to Eaglenest.
Birding drive to Lama camp, Eaglesnest. Overnight stay at Fully serviced camps.
- Days 8-10: Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary.
Full day Birding at Bompu, Sessni, Sunderview.
- Day 11: Eaglenest to Guwahati.
Morning departure for Guwahati, overnight at a Hotel.
- Day 12: Departure.
After breakfast transfer to Guwahati Airport.
- 100% advance on confirmation for the Tour
- 25% outside 40 days before the Tour
- 50% between 39 and 30 days before the Tour
- 75% between 29 and 20 days before the Tour
- 100% within 19 days before the Tour
Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.
Terms and Conditions
- Participants who have a medical history of blood pressure, heart-related problems or asthma are advised to seek medical advice before enrolling for this Tour.
- Northeast Birding Tours shall not be responsible for any death, personal injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveller in connection with terrorist activities, social or labour unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the travel partner’s control.
- Reception at Airport on arrival and send off.
- Accommodation on twin sharing Basis
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and hot beverages (coffee and tea)
- On birding treks, all camping arrangements to include all meals, tent (shared by 02 persons), sleeping mats,
- dining tent, toilet tents, camp staff, porters and local guide. Sleeping Bags provided on prior request.
- Exclusive transport for all transfers and birding trips as per itinerary.
- Park Entry fees
- Birding guide
- All Air fares.
- Personal expenses (alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, telephone, and medical expenses).
- Any type of insurance.
- Camera fees if any.
- Single room supplement.
- Applicable Service Taxes.
As Arunachal Pradesh falls under restricted area, official permission is required to enter the state.
- For Indian Nationals: The Inner Line Permits are required by Indians other than natives of Arunachal Pradesh for entering into any place in Arunachal Pradesh. The ILPs are issued by the Issuing authorities of Government of Arunachal Pradesh with offices at Delhi, Kolkata, Tezpur, Guwahati, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Jorhat.
- For Foreign Nationals: All the foreigners are required have the Protection Area Permit or PAP for entering into Arunachal Pradesh. They can obtain the Protected Area Permit from, All Indian Missions abroad, All Foreigners Regional Registration Officers (FRRO) at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai, Home Ministry, Govt. of India and Home Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar.