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Birding Photography

 Birding Photography start from February to April 2019.

OVERVIEW

Assam, the land of verdant landscapes and beautiful valleys dotted with plenty of crystal-clear rivers and wetlands serves as an abode for different species of birds. If you have developed a love for watching the birds, then our package offers a splendid opportunity to see the birds in their natural surroundings. Moreover, our unbeatable tour package and deals relieves you from the hassle of researching about the accommodation, transportation and guides. We take care of all your requirements thereby helping you to enjoy a memorable birding trip that will remain entrenched in your heart forever.

Tour Details

Itinerary

Also scroll down to see the ‘detailed itinerary’ section for more information on the tour plan and things we do.

Package No 1 : Kaziranga Birding Tour

Day 01 – Arrival at Kaziranga, Kaziranga is in the heart of Assam, covering an area of 430 sq.-km, is inhabited by the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.

Day 02 – Early morning drive for Elephant Safari, After the ride return back to the hotel, have breakfast drive to the Central Rang of the park for a jeep safari. After lunch drive Jeep safari in the Western Range of the park. Overnight at Kaziranga.

Day 03 – Morning drive with your pack breakfast drive to Eastern range of the park. Come out for lunch and drive back to park. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.
Day 04Kaziranga / Guwahati / Airport, After breakfast drive to Guwahati airport for onward journey

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Package No 2 : Nameri Birding Tour

Day 01 – Arrival at Guwahati airport or train station, meet our rep & driver, drive for 4-5 hrs to Nameri. Check in resort , have your lunch . Evening birding in surroundings of Resort. O/N resort.

Day 02 – Early morning take boat ride across the Jia Bhoraeli river , have morning birding session at Nameri. Later have breakfast at resort & proceed towards Arunachal. after your arunachal entry formalities. drive through Sessa orchid sanctuary . Birding along the route. Early evening check in Lama camp. Overnight stay
Day 03 – Early morning start birding around lama camp, looking for specialties like Bugun Liocichla etc. Later have breakfast at camp & drive to Bompu camp. Full day Enroute birding , Evening check in Bompu camp. Overnight stay.

Day 04 -Bompu Camp

Full day birding in lower areas of Bompu camp, this day we will cover areas till Sessni. Overnight stay.

Day 05 -Bompu Camp

Fullday birding in lower areas till Keylong ( Edge of Sanctuary ). Overnight stay

Day 06 – Full day birding in area above Bompu camp, Overnight stay.

Day 07 -Bompu – Lama Camp

Early morning drive back to Lama camp. Full day birding. Overnight stay.

 Day 08 – Lama Camp – Nameri

Early morning birding around Lama camp , after breakfast drive to Nameri enroute birding at Sessa orchid sanctuary. Early evening check in Nameri resort. Overnight stay.

 Day 09- Nameri –  Guwahati

Early morning take rafting trip , enroute birding , later half day birding trip at Nameri. post lunch drive for 4-5 hrs to Guwahati. Overnight stay at Guwahati.

 Day 10 – Guwahati – Onward Journey

Morning visit dump yard & Deepor Beel , Later transfer to Airport / Train station. For onward journey.

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Package No 3 : Mandala Birding Tour

Sangti valley is a well-known destination for speciality species like Black-necked Crane, Ibisbill, Long-billed Plover and Black-tailed Crake.

Sela Pass is a great birding destination for specially high-altitude species where the altitude ranges from 3,500 to 4,500 meters. It is located on Tezpur-Tawang Highway Most of the birding is done along the road side.

The vegetation is dwarf scrubs/ conifers and alpine meadows and patches of Rhododendrons. Some of the key species of Sela Pass are Blood Pheasant, Snow Partridge, Himalayan Monal, Gould’s Shortwing, Grandala, Tibetan Blackbird, White-browed Tit Babbler, 3 species of Grosbeaks, 3 species of Rosefinches etc.

The Mandala-Phudung forest region is located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast India. It forms the part of the Important Bird Area (IBA) .The Mandala-Phudung region is located in the higher parts, above 3000 m . The entire Shergaon-Mandala-Phudung-Kalaktang IBA covers lesser part of Middle and Lesser Himalayas and some part of Great Himalayas.

Day 01 – Guwahati – Nameri

Arrival at Guwahati airport or train station, meet our rep & driver, drive for 4-5 hrs to Nameri. Check in resort, have your lunch . Evening birding in surroundings of Resort. Overnight stay.

Day 02 – Nameri – Dirang

Morning take boat ride across Jia Bharoli river, short birding session at Nameri. Have breakfast at resort & drive towards Arunachal border, this we will be birding all along the road crossing Sessa Orchid sanctuary. Late evening check in at Hotel at Dirang. O/N Hotel.

Day 03 – Dirrang – Sela Pass – Shangti Valley – Mandala

You have to start very early in the morning at 03:00 hrs , drive through bad roads to Sela pass, half day birding & than have afternoon birding at Shangti Valley. Later drive for 22 kms to Mandala. Late evening check in Mandala birding lodge. O/N Lodge.

Day 04 -Mandala

Full day birding in Mandala region . O/N Lodge.

Day 05 -Mandala

Full day birding at different altitudes in Mandala region. O/N Lodge.

Day 06 – Mandala – Lama Camp

Early morning drive from Mandala to Lama camp, afternoon check in Lama camp, Post lunch birding around Lama camp. O/N Tents.

Day 07 -Lama Camp – Bompu Camp

Morning birding around Lama camp, post breakfast, take your packed lunch , Full day birding , Evening reach Bompu camp .O/N Tents

Day 08 -Bompu Camp

Early morning breakfast, take packed lunch & cover lower areas , this day we will bird till Sessni. O/N tents

Day 09 -Bompu Camp

This day we will cover higher areas of Eaglnest, towards Sunderview & Eaglenest pass. O/N Tents

Day 10 -Bompu Camp

Start early , have breakfast at camp & full day birding , we will cover area till Keylong ( Edge of the sanctuary ). O/N Tents

Day 11 -Bompu Camp

Have early breakfast & drive back to Lama camp, Full day birding . O/N tents.

Day 12 -Lama Camp – Nameri

Early morning birding around Lama camp , after breakfast drive to Nameri enroute birding at Sesa orchid sanctuary. Early evening check in Nameri resort. O/N Resort.

Day 13 -Nameri -Guwahati

Early morning take rafting trip , enroute birding , later half day birding trip at Nameri. post lunch drive for 4-5 hrs to Guwahati. Overnight stay at Guwahati..

 Day 14 – Guwahati – Onward journey

Morning visit  Deepor Bheel, Later transfer to Airport / Train station. Tour Ends Here.

Tour ends here..!

Note: The itinerary is subject to change. Our lead photographer may make changes to the itinerary during the tour depending on weather, photography opportunities and any other local conditions that prompt for making alternate plans.

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Mentors

Your Photography Expert

Dr Vikramjit Kakati as Coordinator :

Dr Vikramjit Kakati is a multiple award-winning, internationally published photographer with more than a decade of experience behind the camera. He has conducted workshops and tours in several locations across Asia, including Dubai, Europe, Bhutan and destinations all over India. You can find his works at www. sarothitourism.com

While he has exposed himself to multiple genres of photography that expands to travel, studio work, real-estate, landscapes and much more, he is more known for his prowess in travel photography. His experience has helped him emerge a master in composition, storytelling and in framing the right moods at the right moment.

Mr Himadri Bhuyan as Tour Lead

Mr Himadri Bhuyan was a expert in Photo Tourism. You can find his works at www. sarothitourism.com

Registration

Contact us at the email/numbers below to book the tour.

email: sarothitourism@gmail.com

Tel: 9435040452 (Utpal) / 6000362472 (Pankaj) / 9706194209 (Rupsikha)

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