Himachal Bird Watching Tour is a wonderful tour for the bird watchers who have good physical health and can walk in high altitude areas. This tour introduces you a visit to spectacular scenic location and at the same time provides you with an immense bird watching experience. Explore some of the major tourist destinations while being in the capital city of India, Delhi. Visit Narkanda stopping en route for birding. Drive leisurely to Sangla exploring through the incredible gorges of the great Himalayas. Pay a call to Tirthan Valley to explore the major destinations of this place including college, Monal, and Koklas. The birding trip encapsulates an area in Himachal Pradesh which is a birders glory. The high altitude, deep valleys and river basins make this region pleasing and captivating at the same time. The snow-covered huge Himalayan range adds panoramic display while bird watching all over. You can also watch many birds in company of a birding guide. Witness Himalayan woodpecker, scaly bellied woodpecker, Indian blue robin, great barbet, brownish flanked bush warbler, hill partridge, Himalayan griffon, common hawk cuckoo, black grosbeak, yellow, common hoopoe, grosbeak, chukar, spotted nutcracker, greenish warbler, Lemon-rumped warbler, Brown fronted woodpecker, ultramarine flycatcher, Asian brown flycatcher, grey-headed woodpecker, Eurasian blackbird etc in the great Himalaya. This tour includes the itinerary of 12 days and 11 nights.
Tour Duration : ( 11 Nights / 12 Days )
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Narkanda - Sangla - Sarahan - Tirthan Valley - Banjar Valley.
Day 01 : Delhi
Arrival in New Delhi before or after midnight. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 : In Delhi
Keep the morning free for some bird watching at the Okhla Barrage. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Capital city of India, visiting India Gate, Qutab Minar & Humayun’s tomb and driving past the President's House. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi - Narkanda
Take a train to Chandigarh (4 hr.) from Delhi in the morning and then transfer to Narkanda (6 hr.) stopping enroute for birding. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 : Narkanda - Sangla
Morning drive to Sangla (29,00m/ 6 hr.) through the breathtaking gorges of the Greater Himalayas. Enjoy a evening bird walk at Sangla. Overnight in tents.
Day 05 : In Sangla
Drive leisurely towards Chitkul (2 hr.) stopping for birding enroute. Chitkul is the last inhabited village surrounded by green fields and high mountain peaks. Return to Sangla in the evening. Overnight in tents.
Day 06 : In Sangla
Take bird walks around Sangla and fort Kamru. Overnight in tents.
Day 07 : Sangla - Sarahan
Drive to Sarahan (1,920m./4 hr.) a beautiful village surrounded by apple orchards and dominated by Srikhand Mahadev peak (5,155m). which resembles a Shivlinga and is famous for Bhimakali temple. Spend the Rest of the day bird watching and pay a visit to the Phesant Breeding Centre. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 : Sarahan - Tirthan Valley
Departure to Goshaini (8 hr., 3,000m) via Jalori pass & Shoja. Shoja, a small village at an altitude of over 8,000 feet. The access to Shoja winds through thick forests, alpine trees, which provide an untouched habitat. Arrival over here at the lunch hour; later on take a walk on the forest logging road into pristine Pheasant countryside. The Pheasants attractions seen here include Monal, Kaleej and Koklas. Continue back towards Goshaini. Overnight in a tourist lodge at Tirthan.
Day 09 : Tirthan Valley
Morning bird walk towards the Great Himalayan National Park and afternoon downstream walk along river Tirthan. Overnight in a tourist lodge at Tirthan.
Day 10 : Tirthan & Banjar Valley
Pay a day visit to Bahu and Jibhi for bird watching. Overnight in a tourist lodge at Tirthan.
Day 11 : Tirthan Valley - Bhunter airport - Delhi
Drive to Bhunter (3 hr.) From Tirthan to catch a flight to Delhi in the morning. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel.
Day 12 : Delhi / Onward Destination
Morning bird watching at the Delhi Zoo. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Transfer to the airport for onward journey.