Travelderness Birding 1 ( 2 Nights and 3 Days ) FIXED DEPARTURE

Travelderness Birding 1 ( 2 Nights and 3 Days ) FIXED DEPARTURE

Package Duration
3 Days / 2 Nights
Destination Covered
Sigri - Vinayak - Kunjakharak - Pangot - Ghugukhan

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  • Description :
    November 12th-14th

    Cost :- 13500 INR per person

    Early bird offer : 12000 INR per person if you register/book before 5th October 2016

    Maximum Group size : 6 participants ( in case of more participants we will have another tour subsequent weekend for the rest)
    Package Includes :
    • All Transport ( kathgodam to kathgodam )
    • All meals (VEG)
    • Accomodation in Kampland on twin sharing basis
    • Naturalist for the entire duration of the tour
    Package Excludes :
    • Anything Not Mentioned Above
    • Any Delay, Price Rise Occurring Due To Political, Natural Crisis
    • Personal Expenses Like, Mineral Water, Shopping, Medicines, Tips , Laundry Etc. Conveyance Charges To Kathgodam And Back Carry
    • Good Trekking Shoes
    • Warm Clothes/ Jacket/Woolen Cap/ Gloves As November Can Get Quite Cold At That Altitude
    • A Pair Of Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen, Lip Balm
    • Binoculars (Always Better If You Have A Personal Pair, Or Else The Guides And Tour Organisers Will Share Theirs During Select Activities With You)
    • Camera With Good Magnification Capability
    • Personal Medicines.

  • Day 1: Pick up from kathgodam station.

    Transfer to Kampland ( or similar
    - 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 colored Scarlet Minivet to name a few.
    - Check in at the resort.
    - 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 resort.
    - 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 resort .

    Day 2: Cheer point

    Early start 6 a.m( with packed breakfast) 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 Breakfast 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 resort followed by dinner .
    - Over night at resort.
    - Option of Night Drive at extra cost or a free guided Night Walk/Stroll.

    Day 3: Birding

    - 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 resort for breakfast between 9-10 .
    - Post Breakfast Transfer to Kathgodam for the onward journey.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :
    • Note:

      • Bird sightings depend greatly on season, timing, and patience.
      • Sightings mentioned in the itinerary are only a guide and cannot be guaranteed.

Contact Detail


Contact Person :-

Mr. Sachin Pushkarna, Ms. Kiran Chand & Ms. Ruchi

Address :-

B-104, Ganges Towers, Omaxe Riviera, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, India - 263153

Primary Number :- 08045133749

Mobile :

+91-9997894884, 8650989326

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