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 About Himalayan Birds:-Himachal Pradesh has two national parks and 29 wild life sanctuaries that provide  excellent chance for avid bird watchers. Some of the excellent bird watching treks in Himachal Pradesh include those in the  56 km long Sainj Valley, and the 85 km long Sainj-Tirthan Valley. The 30 km round trip from Gushani to Shilt, and the 110  km trail from Jiwa Nala to Parvati River are also perfect trails for bird watching in Himachal Pradesh.



Tour Cost includes :-

1. Accommodation on single / twin / triple sharing basis in: 3-4 star hotels in Delhi. 'A' class hill resort in Narkanda &            Sarahan, 'A' class tented camp in Sangla, Tirthan Orchards in Tirthan Valley. 
 
2· Birding as per the itinerary Guided & birding tour in Delhi with entrance fee. 
 
3· Meals as specified in the itinerary. 
 
4· Non air-conditioned vehicle for all transfers and transport. 
 
5· Railfare: Delhi-Chandigarh; airfare extra. 



Tour Cost includes :-

1. Accommodation on single / twin / triple sharing basis in: 3-4 star hotels in Delhi. 'A' class hill resort in Narkanda &            Sarahan, 'A' class tented camp in Sangla, Tirthan Orchards in Tirthan Valley. 
 
2· Birding as per the itinerary Guided & birding tour in Delhi with entrance fee. 
 
3· Meals as specified in the itinerary. 
 
4· Non air-conditioned vehicle for all transfers and transport. 
 
5· Railfare: Delhi-Chandigarh; airfare extra. 

 Tour Itinerary :-

 BIRDS: Accentors, Barbets, Bee-eaters, Bulbuls, Buntings, Buzzards, Chats, Choughs, Tree creepers, Dippers,  Flycatchers, Magpies, Kingfishers, Raptors. Minivets, Nuthatches, Orioles, Owls, Redstarts, Finches, Warblers,  Woodpeckers etc. 
 MAMMALS: Himalayan Black bear, brown bear, Himalayan Palm Civet, Barking deer, Musk deer, Ibex, Jackal, Langur,  Leopard, Snow leopard, Lynx, Marten, Blue sheep etc. 
 Meal codes: (R): room only; (B,L,D): breakfast, lunch, dinner 
 
Day 01 :Arrive Delhi (R) Arrival in New Delhi before or after midnight. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 02 Delhi (R) Morning free for birding at Okhla barrage. Afternoon guided tour of New Delhi. Visit India Gate, drive past President House, Qutab Minar & Humayun's tomb. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 03 Delhi-Narkanda (R) Take a train to Chandigarh (4 hr.) from Delhi in the morning and then transfer to Narkanda (6 hr.) stopping enroute for birding. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 04 Narkanda-Sangla (D) Morning drive to Sangla (2900 mts./ 6 hr.) through the breathtaking gorges of the Greater Himalayas. Evening bird walk at Sangla. Overnight in tents. 
 
Day 05 Sangla (B,L,D) Drive leisurely to Chitkul (2 hr.) stopping for birding enroute. Chitkul is the last inhabited village surrounded by green fields and high mountain peaks. The quaint little houses, temples, gompas and the people of Baspa valley conjure up a perfect image of Shangri-La. Return to Sangla in the evening. Overnight in tents. 
 
Day 06 Sangla (B,L,D) Take bird walks around Sangla and fort Kamru. Overnight in tents. 
 
Day 07 Sangla-Sarahan (B) Drive to Sarahan (1920 mts./4 hr.) a beautiful village surrounded by apple orchards and dominated by Srikhand Mahadev peak (5155 mts.) which resembles a shivling and is famous for Bhimakali temple. Rest of the day birding around and a visit to phesant breeding centre. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
Day 08 Sarahan-Tirthan Valley (L,D) Departure to Goshaini (8 hr., 3000m) via Jalori pass & Shoja. Shoja, a small village at an altitude of over 8000 feet. The access to Shoja winds through thick forests, alpine trees which provide an untouched habitat. Arrive here in time for lunch and later a walk on the forest logging road into pristine pheasant country. The pheasants seen here are monal, kaleej and koklas. Continue to Goshaini. Overnight in Tirthan Orchards. 
 
Day 09 Tirthan Valley (B,L,D) Morning bird walk towards the Great Himalayan National Park and afternoon downstream walk along river Tirthan. Overnight in Tirthan Orchards. 
 
Day 10 Tirthan & Banjar Valley (B,L,D) Day visit to Bahu and Jibhi for birding. Overnight in Tirthan Orchards. 
 
Day 11 Tirthan Valley-Bhunter airport-Delhi (B) Drive to Bhunter (3 hr.) to fly to Delhi in the morning. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel. 
 
Day 12 Delhi (R) Morning birding at Delhi Zoo. Afternoon free. Transfer to the airport for onward journey. 

Tour Cost 

Min. 2-6 paying persons US $ 1250 + airfare (Bhunter-Delhi) 
Single room supplement: US $ 450 

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