Tour Duration: 12 days
Locations Covered: Dibru-Soikhuwa National Park, Mishmi Hills and Dihing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park is located at about 12 km north of Tinsukia town of Assam covering an area of 350 sq km. It is also a biosphere reserve. The park bounded is by the Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers in the north and Dibru river in the south. It is situated in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia district of Assam. It mainly consists of moist mixed semi-evergreen forests, moist mixed deciduous forests, canebrakes and grasslands. It is the largest salix swamp forest in north east India. Situated in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra and the Lohit, at an altitude of 118 m above sea level, Dibru-Saikhowa is a haven for many endangered species. The birds of Dibru-Saikhowa include greater adjutant, lesser adjutant, Bengal florican, pale-capped pigeon, great pied hornbill, marsh babbler, Jerdon’s babbler, black-breasted parrotbill, etc.
Mishmi Hills are on the Northeastern tip of India, in central Arunachal Pradesh. There are about 6000 plant species, 100 mammal species and about 700 bird species. There are also a large number of butterflies and other insects. Temperate conifers, sub-alpine woody shrubs, alpine meadows, bamboos and grasslands are found in this region. Tiger, common leopard, clouded leopard, snow leopard, golden cat, jungle cat, marbled cat and the leopard cat are found. The endangered red panda is seen in the northern reaches and the hoolock gibbon is abundant. One of the most unusual ungulates found here is the Mishmi takin. Serow, musk deer and the Himalayan black bear are also found.
Dehing Patkai, is the only rainforest in Assam. It is a sanctuary with an area of 111.19 sq km located in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia Districts of Assam. It falls under the category of Assam valley tropical wet evergreen forest. This sanctuary consists of three parts: Jeypore, upper Dihing River and Dirok rainforest. The forest is often referred as “The Amazon of the east” owing to its large area and thick forests. Dehing Patkai Rain forest in Upper Assam is known to harbour about 293 bird species. There are 13 globally threatened species here viz. the slender-billed vulture, white-winged duck, greater adjutant, greater spotted eagle, lesser adjutant, beautiful nuthatch, marsh babbler, tawny-breasted wren babbler, white-cheeked hill partridge, great hornbill, brown hornbill, Oriental darter and painted stork, yellow-vented warbler, broad-billed warbler, marsh babbler, tawny-breasted wren babbler and white-naped yuhina.
Tour Starts and ends at Dibrugarh airport
- Day 1: Dibrugarh to Dibru-Saikhuwa National Park
Arrive at Dibrugarh airport and transfer to Dibru-Saikhuwa NP, overnight stay at Kohuwa eco Camp.
Afternoon Birding at Maguri beel, near Kohuwa eco Camp.
- Day 2: Dibru-Saikhuwa National Park
Early morning visit to Dibru-Saikhuwa NP in a boat and walk through the Park.
- Day 3: Dibru-Saikhuwa to Mishmi Hills
Early Morning 6 hours drive to Mishmi Hills. In the afternoon we will reach Mishmi Hills and will do birding on the way.
Overnight stay at Cofee house near Mayodia pass.
- Day 4-8: Mishmi Hills
Full day Birding at various routes of Mishmi Hills.
- Day 9: Mishmi Hills to Dehing-patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
After breakfast 7-8 hours drive to Dehing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary.
Overnight at Duliajan Town
- Day10-11: Dehing-patkai Wildlife Sanctuary
Full day birding at Dehing-patkai Wildlife Sanctuary in verious ranges(Soraipung Range/Jaipur Range).
- Day 12: Dihing-patkai Wildlife Sanctuary – Dibrugarh
After Breakfast transfer to Dibrugarh 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.