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Explore Mismi Hills in Arunachal Pradesh

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Explore Mismi Hills in Arunachal Pradesh

Package Duration
9 Days / 8 Nights
Destination Covered
Dibrugarh

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    The Mishmi Hills in Arunachal Pradesh has stunningly beautiful terrain thrown up by the sharp twisting of the Himalayan ranges as they turn from a southeasterly to a southerly direction and descend rapidly to the tropical forests of China and Myanmar. It is part of the Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh and is the richest bio- geographical province of the Himalayan zone and one of the Mega bio-diversity hot spots of the world.

    The district rises from the Himalayan foothills to the middle ranges with the highest point of Mayodia Pass at a height of 2655 meters.The hills vary in elevations and receive heavy rainfall, which can be as much as 4,500-5,000mm annually in the foothill areas. The pre-monsoon showers start from March and the monsoon is active till October. The humidity in the rainy season is often over 90%. This diversity of topographical and climatic conditions favours the growth of luxuriant forests which is home to myriad plant and animal forms. Over 6,000 plant species,100 species of mammals, 681 species of birds, 500 species of orchids, 52 species of Rhododendron and a large number of butterflies, and insects can be found in these forests. The vegetation here can be classified into the following forest types: Tropical Evergreen, Tropical Semi-evergreen, Sub-Tropical Broad Leaved, Sub-Tropical Pine, Temperate Broad Leaved, Temperate Conifer, Sub-Alpine Woody Shrub, Alpine Meadow, Degraded, Bamboo, and Grasslands. This area is possibly the center of origin for some crop plants such as the banana.

    It is, perhaps, one of the least explored birding areas in all of Asia and many new species await discovery here. Specialties include the Sclater\'s Monal, Blyth\'s and Temminck’s Tragopan, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Pale-capped Pigeon, Ward\'s Trogon, Dark-sided Thrush, Green and Purple Cochoa, Rusty-bellied and Gould\'s Shortwing, Beautiful Nuthatch, Rusty-throated and Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Fire-tailed Myzornis, at least four Parrotbill species, Black-headed Greenfinch, Scarlet Finch, and Grey-headed Bullfinch, Black Eagle, White-browed Piculet, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Red-headed Trogon, Long-tailed Broadbill, White-throated Bulbul, Daurian Redstart, Slaty-backed Forktail, Spot-throated Babbler, Beautiful and Long-tailed Sibias, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Sultan Tit, numerous Scimitar Babblers, Laughing thrushes, Shrike-babblers, Fulvettas and Yuhinas.

    At 2666m Mayudia pass is the highest point on the road from Roing to Anini and is 56 kms uphill from Roing town. Mayodia is rocky with a certain cold barrenness about it. The habitat comprises of temperate forests. Strangely there is a lack of conifer growth even at this height and extensive bamboo brakes dominate the roadside vegetation Key species: Mayodia is a must visit for those seeking the high-altitude Sclater\'s Monal. It is also one of the few places where the Blyth\'s Tragopan is regularly encountered. Many other rarely observed species like Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Ward\'s Trogon, Grey-sided, Spotted and Black-faced Laughing thrushes, Gould\'s and Rusty-bellied Shortwing, Fire-tailed Myzornis etc can be found here.

    IT Nature Club is organizing a trail to this beautiful region.

  • 20th Dec 2010

    Description :

    Arrive Tinsukhia/Dibrugarh. Overnight stay in hotel/guest house.

    21st Dec. 2010

    Description :

    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 )

    22nd Dec. 2010

    Description :

    Explore Dibang Valley .Overnight at Dibang Valley Jungle Camp. ( B/L/D )

    23rd Dec. 2010

    Description :

    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 )

    24th Dec. 2010

    Description :

    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 )

    25th Dec. 2010

    Description :

    Return to Dibang Valley.Birding on the way.Stay at Dibang Valley Jungle Camp.( B/L/D )

    26th Dec. 2010

    Description :

    Transfer to Dihing River Camp.Explore the riverside.Overnight at the camp.( B/L/D )

    27th Dec. 2010

    Description :

    Explore the riverside. Overnight at the camp. ( B/L/D )

    28th Dec. 2010

    Description :

    Transfer to Dibrugarh airport.Tour Ends. (B)





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