BIRDING IN NAMDAPHA NATIONAL PARK
Located at the eastern most tip of the Indian Sub-continent lies the largest national park of India. The Namdapha National Park, covering an area of 2000 sq. km, is situated in the beautiful valley of the Noa-Dihing, like a finger into Myanmar. This rugged terrain formed by tropical rain forests of incredible biological diversity, boasts of more than a 1000 plant species, over 500 bird species and a diversity of animal species that is still climbing steeply. And because of its unique geographic location, the park is home to myriad species of plants and animals, many of which are unique to Namdapha only, and cannot be found anywhere else in the world
Namdapha National Park spans an altitude range from around 200m to over 4500m. This altitudinal diversity has given rise to many different forest types. The lower reaches are covered in extensive Tropical Wet Evergreen forests. At higher altitudes, one witnesses Sub-Tropical and Temperate Broad Leaved forests, and Pine forests, into Alpine Meadows, and permanent Snow & Ice. One goes from the land of the Clouded Leopard to the abode of the Red Panda – and perhaps the elusive Snow Leopard.
For the bird enthusiast, the forest shelters many rare and threatened species found only in the North East within the country such as Grey Peacock – Pheasant, Red Leaded and Ward’s Trogons, Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Snowy throat-ed Babbler, Hill Partridges and beautiful Nuthatch, and five different species of the majestic Hornbill to name a few from the long list. A great diversity of insects, fish, amphibians and reptiles also add to the varied diversity of the forest and rivers of Namdapha.
- Bird-watching in a land of more than 500 species of birds.
- Rainforest Trekking
- Wildlife watching
- Camping at scenic locations.
- Meet tribals.
Mid-October to Mid-April
Minimum persons required – 2
Arrive at Dibrugarh Airport. Check-in to clean and comfortable 3 star hotel. Free to explore the town in the evening.
After breakfast, leave for Namdapha National Park (6 hours). Overnight will be at eco friendly cottages at Deban. Optional bonfire in the evening.
After breakfast leave for a trek up till Hornbill Camp (3 hours), the best place to witness the majestic Hornbills. Set up camp and relax till lunch. Afternoon spend time bird watching in the surrounding wilderness. Overnight at camps.
Leave for a trek to Ranijheel Camp site (4 hours) after breakfast. On the way spot many species of birds. Set up camp upon reaching. Spend the day bird watching. Dinner will be served by the bonfire.
Explore Ranijheel and the surrounding areas. Research on the many species of birds found here, some of which are yet to be identified by the scientific community. Lesser Rufous-Headed Parrotbill and White-Hooded Babbler can be found here.
Leave for a 3 hour trek to Firmbase. The path to Firmbase from Rani Jheel is a steep downhill run, and has bamboo and secondary forest, and is great for bird watching. One is usually sure to see the Snowy-Throated Babbler on this stretch. Rest of the day will be free for bird watching in Firmbase.
Trek from Firmbase (4 hours) to 25th mile camp. Setup camp, and spend the rest of the bird watching.
After breakfast trek to Deban (4 hours). Rest of the day free for bird watching.
Explore the birds at Deban and surrounding forests which are good for birding. Leave for Dibrugarh by afternoon.
Depart from Dibrugarh Airport
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