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Sikkim - Bird Watching Tour
11 Nights - 12 Days
Tour Id - SB-01
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Sikkim - Bird Watching Tour Trip Facts
Destinations: Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Lava, Neora Valley National Park, Rangeet Valley, Damthang Forests, Ravangla, Pelling, Khicheparli Lake, Yuksom
Duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days
Best Time To Visit: March To June & September To December


  • 1

    Arrive Bhadrapur and transfer Darjeeling (135 kms/5/6 hrs drive). O/N Hotel.

  • 2

    Early morning excursion to Tiger Hill to view the sunrise over Mt. Kunchendzonga. On route visit Yigacholing Ghoom Monastery which enshrines the statue of Maitreya Buddha (coming Buddha). Later visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Zoological

  • 3

    Transfer to Kalimpong (52 kms)

    Sightseeing of Kalimpong visiting Zandokpalri Phobrang Monastery, Deolo Hill, flower nursery and walk around the little bazaar. O/N Hotel.
  • 4

    Drive to Lava (38 kms)

    Lava is a prime birding destination in this region. It is a small bazaar once a halting place for caravans on the trade routes to Bhutan and Sikkim. Surrounded by very large tracts of protected forests ranging an elevation between 1,600 and 2,400 mtrs, it includes the remote and uninhabited Neora Valley National Park, and it is a bird watcher's haven. One can see Magpie, Coral billed Scimitar Babbler, Scaly breasted Wren Babbler, Golden Breasted Fulvetta, Hill Partridge, Rufus throated Partridge, Satyr Tragopan, Wedge tailed Green Pigeon, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Ashy Wood Pigeon, Emerald Dove, Lesser Cuckoo, Crimson breasted Woodpecker, Lesser Yellow nape, Long tailed Broadbill, Mountain Bulbul, Orange bellied Leaf bird, Long billed Thrush, Chestnut Thrush, Eye browed Thrush, Dusky Thrush, Chestnut headed Tesia, Slat belled Tesia, Russer Bush Warbler, White spectacled Warbler, Pygmy Blue flycatcher, Golden Bush Robin, Blue fronted Robin, Spotted Laughing thrush, Cutia, Maroon Oriole, Common Rose finch, Red Crossbill etc
  • 5

    Birding walk in the Neora Valley National Park. O/N Hotel or Lodge.

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    Birding walk in the Neora Valley National Park. O/N Hotel or Lodge.

  • 7

    Transfer to Rangeet Valley - Damthang Forests, 2.700 mtr - Ravangla, 2,200 m.

    Drive through the Teesta and Rangeet Valley to Damthang Forests, stopping en route to look for Shikra, Red Jungle Fowl, River Lapwing, Green billed Malkoha, White throated Kingfisher, Crested Kingfisher, Chestnut headed Bee eater, Indian Roller, Dollarbird, Great Barbet, Greater Yellow nape, Black backed Wagtail, Small Minivet, Scarlet Minivet, Black crested Bulbul, White cheeked Bulbul, Red vented Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Golden fronted Leaf bird, Orange bellied Leaf bird, Common Iora, Blue Rock Thrush, Chestnut bellied Rock Thrush, White capped Redstart, Hair crested Drongo, Green Magpie, Himalayan Swiftlet, and oriental White Eye. At the Damthang forest we will take a birding walk for 6 hrs. Some of the species we might see are: Eurasian Buzzard, Eurasian Kestrel, Green Billed Malkhoa, Dollarbird, Black winged Cuckoo etc.
  • 8

    Rabangla - Pemayangtse, 2,085 mtrs.

    In the morning a 4 hours birding walk to Menam forests of Oak, Chestnut, Magnolia and Rhododendrons at altitude of 2,900 mtrs. Likely to spot the same species as seen at Damthang. In the afternoon, drive 52 kms to Pemayangtse, with birding halts en route at selected spots. Arrive Pemayangtse in the evening. O/N Hotel.
  • 9

    Pelling offers the spectacular views of Eastern Himalayas.

    To-day we bird for the full day in the adjoining areas including visit to Pemayangtse and Sangacholing Monasteries. Birds we are likely to see are; Mountain Hawk Eagle, Black Eagle, Himalayan Griffon, Indian Cuckoo, White throated Needletail, Great Barbet, Grey headed and Bay Woodpecker, Lesser Yellow nape, Grey Treepie, Striated Bulbul, Rufous capped and black chinned Babbler, Hoary throated and Rusty fronted Barwing, Striated,Grey sided and Greater Necklaced Laughing thrush, etc.
  • 10

    Pelling to Khicheparli Lake, 1,980 mtrs - Yuksom, 1,780 mtrs.

    Drive to Khichepalri lake for birding. Some of the best birds are migrant ducks, black necked grebe, Baer's pochard, Speckled wood pigeon, Emerald Cuckoo, Blue winged and Scaly Laughing thrush, whitenaped Yuhina and many of the birds at Pelling. We continue to Yuksom in the afternoon, check in at the hotel and take a stroll in the evening.
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    We spend the day birding around Yuksom. Some of the birds you are likely to see are; Mountain Hawk Eagle, Crimson breasted Woodpecker, Maroon Oriole, Short billed and Grey chinned Mine vets, Bulbul, Mina, White napped Yakima, various Thrushes, Grey winged blackbird, various Tits, various Nuthatch and various songbirds and bush cats.
  • 12

    Transfer to Bagdogra Airport / Bhadrapur (170 kms/6 hrs drive) for exit flight.


    All Transportation Non-AC / Qulise and Non A/C. Tata Sumo, Maxx Jeep and Mini Tourist Bus 
    Guide/ leader (Experienced Tour Guide will lead the tour). 
    All monument fees, Permit arrangement, All taxes and VAT. 
    All accommodation as Gangtok, Pelling, Yuksom and Kalimpong Neora Valley National Park and Lava with (CP basis) with Bed & Breakfast OR MAP PLAN. 
    Group Leader For group of the 15+1 or above full paying persons, Tour leader will be free of cost. 


     Expenses of personal nature like beverages, laundry, telephone, personal insurance, extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities etc, Ropeway, Airfare Ticket and tips etc. 

    We assure our personalized service and we are always are committed to offer a comfortable & memorable holiday in our part of the world.

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