Bird Watching tours in Darjeeling Singalila ridge

  • Duration12 Days
  • DestinationIndia
  • Max Altitude3,636mt

About Trip

Birds are wonderful creation of earth. Birds are Natural indicator of Ecosystem. Birds help to control of pests and insects in the environments. Every place has it own features and have different spices of bird available in a certain place depended on its climate, place speciality.

Darjeeling Singalila Ridge is rich in flora and fauna. This area is recognised as nature lover, bird watcher, animal watcher and hike and jeep tour.

Singalila ridge bird watching has its own special feature with 550 different spices of birds available. Many kinds of birds available including Satyr Trogopan, Blood Pheasant, Shortwings, Blue-fronted Robin, Cutias, Ward’s Trogon, Crossbills, Parrot bills, Fulvettas, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Fork tails, Fire-tailed Myzornis etc.

This trip begins from and to Bagdogra airport, Darjeeling for about 12 days. On arrival to Bagdogra airport, our representative will come to pick you from airport and transfer to Darjeeling, on the next day, explore Darjeeling city tour.

Your Bird watching tours begins now, our guide and driver will come to pick you from your hotel and drive toward Singalila ridge. You will reach Manebhangyan after 1 hrs drive. Once you reach Mandbhangyan, Indo-Nepal border trek begin through the vast border area covered by small villages, Buddhist stupa in Magma, chitrey and finally reach to Tumling.

Next morning you will enter into National park area which is covered with dense forests with beautiful trees, bamboo forest from Tumling to gairibas you will get most of the chance to get Birds.

Itinerary

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On arrival at Bagdogra Airport our driver will pick you and transfer to Darjeeling. Overnight stay at Darjeeling hotel.

    After breakfast, we will take you for a full day excursion trip of Darjeeling including HMI (Himalayan Mountaineering Institute) Zoological Park (Thursday close), Happy Valley Tea Estate, and Ropeway. Dinner and overnight stay is at hotel in Darjeeling.

      Today your trip start toward Singalila ridge from Darjeeling town.After your breakfast you will drive with our guide and driver to Manebhangyan a trip starting point. Here you need to show Passport and visa copy. Trek start from Manebhangyan via Chitrey, Magma to Tumling. Overnight at Private homestay Or lodge.

        Tumling to Gairibas, today you will enter into national park area called Singalila national park, these is dense forest covering with Rhododendron forest, bamboo forest and many other trees along the way where one can get chances to see different kind of Birds.

          Gairibas one more day to enter into deep forest to have beautiful birds. Overnight stay in Gairibas.

            Today after your breakfast trek to Sandakphu via Kalapokhari. The trail leads one through bamboo glades and farmlands with quaint little villages inhabited by warm and friendly people. It is a continuous climb through the rhododendron forests. Our lunch at Kalapokhari after lunch we continuous our trek to bikhey vanjang which levelled 2km then steep up through the rhododendron and pine tree forests toward to Sandakphu.

              After your breakfast trek start slowly toward Sabargram a level road and slope down to Gorkhay through a dense forest and there also you will have chances to see Varieties of birds. Overnight stay at Gorkhay.

                One more night at Gorkhay.

                  Today trek through deep forest called black forest a scenic picture view with beautiful tall trees and many birds has reside here. Overnight stay at Timburey.

                    Explore Tumling. 

                      Timburey to Rimbik 8 km trek and drive back to Darjeeling.

                        Last day farewell from Ashmita team and drive to Bagdogra Airport/NJP station.

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                          What's Included

                          • All the Airport transfers pick up droop off to Hotel
                          • 3 (Three night) hotel in Darjeeling including breakfast.
                          • Sightseeing tour in Darjeeling as per the itinerary.
                          • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the bird watching tours .
                          • All necessary paper work and permit in Mountain and National park entrance and permit fees.
                          • All expenses for guide including
                          • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek. and any hot drinks like tea coffee
                          • Local mountain guides helpful and friendly with lincensed holder
                          • Arrangement of Sleeping bags with innerline provided by company 
                          • Group Medical kit box 
                          • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge, menaral water shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages etc.
                          • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
                          • Your travel insurance
                          • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
                          • Clients Personal gear and expenses for the trek.
                          • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape,  bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness,  change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.