Arrive Tinsukhia/Dibrugarh. Overnight stay in hotel/guest house.
Proceed early morning to Saikhowa Ghat, where we need to ferry our jeep across the Lohit River. The journey will take you through splendid tea gardens. All along the wires you will find the affinis race of the Indian Roller. The crossing takes one hour. You are given a packed lunch to eat while you scan the river for Ruddy Shelduck, Osprey and various waders. Next you drive on to the small town of Roing and passing the broken bridge on the Itapani River we will reach 'Dibang Valley Jungle Camp'. This rustic camp consist of a typical Mishmi 'long-house' built on stilts. Charmingly located overlooking the Lohit and Dibang Rivers systems, it sits in a forest clearing, now planted with nascent orange trees. Sitting in the covered portico, one can see Common Buzzards, Crested Goshawk, Grey Bushchat and many other species. ( B/L/D )
Explore Dibang Valley .Overnight at Dibang Valley Jungle Camp. ( B/L/D )
The day starts with a 3.30 am wake-up call and you rise to the call of the Hoolock Gibbons.Transfer to Coffee House.We bird the main road to Hunli and beyond where the habitat is pristine, and forest is dense.Birds to look out for are Laughingthrush family, Yellow-browed Warbler, Grey-cheeked, Buff-barred, Ashy-throated, Blyth's Leaf Warbler, Long-tailed Sibia, Beautiful Sibia, White-throated Bulbuls, Grey-backed Shrikes, Short-billed Minivets and Hill Blue Flycatchers.
A slow climb to Mayodia Pass.should give us a chance to see the elusive Rufous-throated Wren Babbler,Yellow-throated and Streak-throated Fulvettas, Sultan Tit, Streak-throated Barwing, Streaked Spiderhunter and Dark-throated Rosefinch. Also found on this stretch is the very 'tit' like White-bellied "Yuhina",Striated Bulbuls and Black Bulbuls ( B/L/D )
We leave by dawn, cross the pass, and bird the valley. This is the place where one has seen the magnificent Sclater's Monal in the past. Little is known about them other than that they are high-altitude birds and Mayodia pass is perhaps the lowest point where you can see them in this area.Stay at Coffee House.It's actually a rest house with basic amenities, but there's an interesting story why it's called a 'coffee-house'. It seems the local government did not have funds for a full-fledged rest house but had some money under the head 'coffee-house'. So they built this structure and labeled it so. ( B/L/D )
Return to Dibang Valley.Birding on the way.Stay at Dibang Valley Jungle Camp.( B/L/D )
Transfer to Dihing River Camp.Explore the riverside.Overnight at the camp.( B/L/D )
Explore the riverside. Overnight at the camp. ( B/L/D )
Transfer to Dibrugarh airport.Tour Ends. (B)
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