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Corbett National park- Teeming with Wildlife

 

Himalayan Bird Watching Tour
Duration: 06 Nights & 07 Days
Destinations: Sat Tal, Pangot and Corbett National Park
Best Time: October to June
Tour Code: CPS-BHF01

ITINERARY
Day 01: Delhi – Sat Tal
Day 02-04: Sat Tal – Pangot
Day 05-06: Pangot – Corbett
Day 07: Corbett – Delhi

Highlights

  • Bird species of the Himalayan region for photography
  • Himalayan views
  • Farm fresh Indian meals
  • Quaint lodges
  • Easy birding
  • Chances of Tiger sighting
  • Glimpses of the beautiful landscape and lifestyle of Kumaon

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01: Delhi – Sattal
Meals: Dinner in Sattal
You will be picked up from Delhi at 0600 hours and transferred to Sattal (7 hour drive, prone to traffic).
Arrive at Sattal in the afternoon and meet your birding guide. You guide will stay with you until your departure. Night stay at Maple Heritage Resort.

Day 02: Sattal – Pangot
Meals: Breakfast and lunch in Sattal, dinner in Pangot. Return to Sattal for morning birding.
The habitat offers many species such as White-crested laughingthrush, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Red-billed Leiothrix, Siberian Rubythroat, Rock Bunting etc. This scattered and deliberately undeveloped area is one of the most pleasant destinations. Look for Rufous-breasted Accentor, greater Yellow-naped Flameback, Speckled Piculet, Golden Bush Robin etc.

After early lunch, drive to Pangot. Rest of the day birding in Pangot.
Overnight stay in Jungle Lore Birding Lodge.

The drive through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury is very rewarding. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Blue-winged Minla, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Khaleej pheasant, and a variety of thrushes. More than 200 species have been recorded at Pangot and surrounding areas. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna including the Leopard, Yellow-throated Himalayan Marten, Himalayan Palm Civet, Ghoral, Barking Deer, Sambhar, Red Fox etc.

Day 03 & 04: Pangot
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Another two days of birding at Pangot.

Following the nature trails of Pangot one can see Crested Serpent-Eagle, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Woodpeckers such as brown-fronted, Stripe-breasted, Rufous-bellied etc. Thrushes such as dark-throated, mistle etc. Striated Prinia can be seen in the terraced fields.

Warblers such as Tickell’s leaf-warbler, greenish, golden-spectacled, grey-hooded. Flycatchers such as Asian brown, Rusty-tailed, ultramarine, verditer, Tickell’s blue, Rufous-bellied Niltava etc., orange-flanked bush robin, blue-capped redstart. Laughingthrushes such as white-throated, striated & streaked, Chestnut-crowned etc. Look for accentor, upland pipit, blue-winged mine, whiskered yuhina etc.

Overnight stay in Jungle Lore Birding Lodge.

Day 05: Pangot – Corbett
Meals: Breakfast and lunch in Pangot, dinner in Tiger Camp. Morning birding in Pangot.

After early lunch, drive to Corbett National Park stopping en route for birding at Corbett Falls.

Arrive Tiger Camp in the afternoon. After check-in, you will explore the river edge at Kumeria in the afternoon for tawny & brown fish owl, Asian barred owlet, plumbeous redstart, brown dipper and the three species of forktails. Other species that are possible in the forest are crested tree swift, spangled drongo, blue-bearded bee-eater etc.

Overnight stay at Tiger Camp.

Day 06: Corbett National Park
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Tiger Camp

Full day for birding and wildlife viewing. We will go for morning and afternoon safaris to different parts of the park. Birding in Ramganga & Kosi River is very rewarding for water birds such as river lapwings, waders, mergansers and other waterfowl. While relaxing at the lodge or visiting the grasslands one can see long-tailed nightjar, jungle owlet, spot-bellied owl, common stonechat, black francolin, purple and crimson sunbird, Golden-fronted & orange-bellied leafbird, black-shouldered kite, hen harrier, changeable hawk-eagle, Chestnut-tailed starling etc.

Overnight stay at Tiger Camp

Day 07: Corbett – Delhi
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Enjoy final morning jeep safari to Bijrani Range Forest for birds and Tigers photography. After lunch, drive back to Delhi (7 hours). Arrive Delhi in the late evening. Transfer to airport to connect flight back to home post midnight.



 
 
 
 
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