Pick up from kathgodam station.
Transfer to Kampland
Birding enroute at Jeolikote (Good place for Kingfishers like White-throated, Stork-billed and Common, Plumbeous and White-capped Redstarts, Green Magpie, the raucous White Crested laughingthrush, Yellow-footed Green Pigeon, and stunning ruby coloured Scarlet Minivet to name a few.
Check in at the Camp.
Lunch to be followed by birding for Spotted Forktails, Green Tailed Sunbird, Striated Laughingthrush, the noisy Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, Green-backed Tit, Verditer Flycatcher, Black Francolin, Great Barbet, Grey-breasted Prinia and if lucky, even a Brown Fish Owl like the one that was spotted by us in the beginning of August at the nearby stream/ sigri.
Evening Bonfire followed by Dinner at the Camp.
Night Drive post dinner towards Vinayak or Kilbury to look for Leopards and other creatures of the night such as the Red Fox, Serow, The rare Leopard Cat and Himalayan Palm Civet.
Overnight at Camp.
Early start 6 a.m to Cheer point” primarily to look for the elusive Cheer pheasant, The forest around is good for Koklaas pheasant, Common Kestrel, Himalayan and Rufous-bellied woodpeckers,White-tailed nuthatches, thrushes like the Chesnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Scaly Thrush, Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush etc. Mammals like Himalayan Brown Goral on the rolling grassy slopes of Cheer Point and possibilities of Barking Deer, Sambar and even Serow in the forests around.
Post our lookout for Cheer Pheasants and Himalayan Gorals we will aim to proceed further and drive through dense Oak and Deodar forests till Kunjakharak Forest Rest House, with pauses for bird spotting at various other milestones . The forests here hold the promise of the musical yet uncommon Hill Partridge, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Grey-winged Blackbird, Eurasian Jay and recently even offered us sightings of the Black Backed Forktail at two different spots as well. Mammals may include Wild Boar, Leopard (if we are very lucky) and even one of the 2-3 Tigers recorded coming up from the Corbett Tiger Reserve in the Camera traps of the Forest Department.
Kunjakharak is the end of the road, and provides a viewer with spectacular views of the Kosi River Valley. We will take a short Chai and Biscuit break here to take in the surrounding forest and its feathered residents like Black-throated Tits, Coal Tits, White-throated Laughingthrushes, Maroon Oriole and the enormous Scaly-bellied Woodpecker to name a few .
Back to the resort for lunch, afternoon birding in the lowland slopes at Bagad and Timlapani to look for Spotted forktails , Green tailed, Black throated and Fire-tailed Sunbirds, Warblers ,Slaty-headed parakeets, Blue-throated barbets and the tiny but mystically sounding Black-chinned Babbler. For Herp enthusiasts this is also a place where one may find the lovely Kashmir Agama crossing the path or sunning itself on a rock in the afternoon sun.
Evening bonfire at the Camp followed by dinner .
Over night at Camp.
Option of Night Drive at extra cost or a free guided Night Walk/Stroll.
An Early Start once again at 6 a.m and aiming to check out the birding at one of the trails amidst the thick Oak forests behind Gugukhan. This area is a haunt for Leopards, Himalayan Black Bears, and Yellow-throated Martens. Birding highlights would possibly include the Soaring and Majestic Black Eagle, Himalayan Vultures, Grey-hooded Warbler, Himalayan Shrike Babbler, Rufous Sibia, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, Brown fronted Woodpecker, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, and Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Greater and Lesser Yellownapes to name a few.
Back to the Camp for breakfast between 9-10 .
Post Breakfast Transfer to Kathgodam for the onward journey.
Mr. Sachin Pushkarna, Ms. Kiran Chand & Ms. Ruchi
B-104, Ganges Towers, Omaxe Riviera, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, India - 263153
Thrilling Uttarakhand Tour - 2 D / 1 N
White Water Thriller On Rishikesh Tour - 2 D / 1 N
Manali Adventure Camping Tour - 3 D / 2 N
Travelderness Birding Tour - 5 D / 4 N
Travelderness Birding Tour - 4 D / 3 N
Travelderness Birding Package - 3 D / 2 N
Panchachuli Base Camp Trek - 9 D / 8 N
Kathgodam - Pithoragarh - Urthing - Nagling - Panchachuli - Urthing - Dharchula
Nanda Devi East Base Camp Trek - 9 D / 8 N
Munsyari - Pamdeo - Bagudiyar - Rilkot - Ghanghar - Martoli - Nahardevi - Pamdeo - Munsyari
Johar - Ralam Valley Trek Tour - 14 D / 13 N
Kathgodam - Munsyari - Pamdeo - Bagudiyar - Rilkot - Ghanghar - Milam - Brijgang Pass - Marjhali - Lingurani - Panto