Bearded Vulture
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SST_8536
SST_8459
SST_8405
SST_8355
SST_8282
SST_8259
SST_8193
SST_8150
SST_8118
Red Jungle Fowl
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Kalij Pheasant
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Rufous Niltava
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Small Niltava
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Pink browed Rosefinch
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Koklass Pheasant
Himalayan Monal
Golden Bush Robin
Chestnut headed Tesia
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Long tailed Shrike
Scarlet Finch
Blue throated Barbet
Bearded Vulture
Himalayan Griffon
Chestnut bellied Nuthatch
Snow Partridge
Greater Yellownape
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Birding Tour To Chopta, Mandal & Sattal

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Here’s a unique opportunity to unleash your passion for Birding at birders heaven Chopta, Tungnath, Mandal and Sattal in the scenic Uttarakhand state of India.

Chopta and Tungnath offer unspoiled natural beauty of the Uttaranchal Himalayas. It offers breathtaking views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. Chopta is located at an elevation of 8,790 Ft. above sea level while Tungnath is 12500 Ft. Chopta is surrounded by dense forests of pine, deodar and rhododendron and has a very rich flora and fauna which includes some rare species of birds and mammals. Chopta is also a part of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.
Many unique species of birds such as Snow Partridge, Himalayan Monal, Koklass Pheasant, Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier), Upland Buzzard, Himalayan Owl, Spot-winged Rosefinch, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, European Goldfinch, Ashy Wood-Pigeon, Fire-capped Tit, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Himalayan Griffon, Scarlet Finch, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Golden Eye and many more are found in this region.
Chopta has been identified with over 240 bird species and is declared Important Bird Area by BNHS and Birdlife International.

Sattal or Sat Tal is an interconnected group of seven pristine freshwater lakes in Bhimtal, Uttarakhand. Situated at an altitude of about 1,370 meters and set against captivating surroundings of dense Oak and Pine forest, Sattal unfurls the rustic beauty of lower Himalayas. The region is famous for its rich biodiversity as it is home to about 500 species of resident and migratory birds; and over 500 species of butterflies, moths, beetles and other insects.

Heaven for naturalists, birders and photographers alike, these forests are literally pulsating with life with constant sweet chirping of birds. The mesmerizing avian fauna include a unique assortment of birds where one can spot a variety of Babblers, Tits, Thrushes, Raptors and Woodpeckers.

April being the breading season of birds in this region, chances of spotting some exotic and rare species of birds are very high.

A must do tour for true blue birders!

 

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All about the Birding Tour To Chopta, Mandal & Sattal.

Tour dates: 08 April to 15 April 2021.

The tour is Ex-Kathgodam.

– The tour starts at Kathgodam at 12:00 noon on 08th April, 2021.
– The tour includes 8D/7N stay on twin sharing basis.
– Chopta, Tungnath, Makku, Mandal and Sattal in a single tour!
– All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included in the package.
– 2 NAC vehicles for transport as per itinerary.
– Highly Experienced Bird Guide on retainer basis on all 8 days.
– Small group size to maximize the chances of sighting & clicking birds.
– Chance to click more than 100 species of birds in their natural habitat.
– Hands-on expert advice from the mentor to improve your photography skills.
– Review & Discussion sessions every evening at the hotel.
– Loads of Fun!!

Be a part of this unforgettable birding tour; Join us to relish our legacy to travel, explore and celebrate life!

So, what are you waiting for… BOOK NOW!!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

– 7 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis.
– All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
– NAC vehicles for transport as per itinerary.
– Experienced bird guide on all 8 days.
– Photography Mentoring: Learn to photograph exotic species of birds with expert advice from the mentor, this gives you a hands-on experience to improve your photography skills.
– Review & discussion sessions.
– Lots of FUN!!

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

– Travelling expenses to the starting point and return are not included in the tour cost.
– Any expenses of personal nature like, extra meals, alcoholic drinks/ Soft Beverages
– Laundry, Phone calls, any extra meals / drinks ordered will be borne directly by the participant/s
– Cost incidental to any changes in the itinerary due to bad weather, Ill health, – Stay on account of flight cancellation, landslides, Road blockage and other natural calamity which is beyond our control.
– Food and other expenses during train/bus/flight travel to starting point and return is not included in the tour cost.
– Hide Charges and/or any optional activities.
– Any Personal expenses and Travelling plans made outside tour itinerary.
– Porter / Horse / Pony charges are not included in the tour cost.
– Extra Purchases / shopping of any sort.
– Medical expenses beyond first aid.
– Medical/Travel insurance.
– Personal losses/ damage / Theft – including baggage, personal articles,
photography gear etc.
– Anything that is not mentioned in the package includes list.

  1. Day 1 Journey to the paradise... Birders paradise

    – The Tour starts at Kathgodam.
    – We travel by road to Sattal which is about 35 Km away.
    – Check-in at our hotel.
    – Bird photography ethics and techniques session post lunch.
    – Birding session @ Sattal
    – Review and discussion sessions at the hotel in the evening.
    – Overnight stay at Sattal.

  2. Day 2 Sojourn to Birding Heaven...

    – The day starts at 6:00 AM
    – Early morning birding session
    – Post breakfast check-out.
    – Travel to Mandal in private vehicles about 10 hours drive time.
    – Lunch en-route.
    – Check-in at our hotel in Mandal
    – Review and discussion sessions at the hotel in the evening.
    – Overnight stay at Mandal..

  3. Day 3 Relish the beauty & magnificence of the Himalayas

    – The day begins at 5 AM
    – We start our Dawn birding session at first light ie. by 6 AM
    – Enjoy the crisp & fresh mountain air… truly exhilarating!
    – Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
    – Morning Birding session
    – Lunch at hotel.
    – Rest for a while.
    – Evening birding session.
    – Review and discussion sessions in the evening.
    – Overnight at Mandal.

  4. Day 4 Dawn to Dusk Birding

    – The day begins at 5 AM
    – We start our Dawn birding session at first light ie. by 6 AM
    – Enjoy the crisp & fresh mountain air… truly exhilarating!
    – Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
    – Morning Birding session
    – Lunch at hotel.
    – Rest for a while.
    – Evening birding session.
    – Review and discussion sessions in the evening.
    – Overnight at Mandal.

  5. Day 5 Take my breath away

    – The day begins at 5 AM
    – We start our dawn birding session by 6 AM
    – Trek to Tungnath
    – Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
    – Morning birding session.
    – Lunch at hotel.
    – Rest for a while.
    – Evening birding session.
    – Review and discussion sessions in the evening.
    – Overnight at Chopta.

  6. Day 6 Mann nahi karta... par

    – The day begins at 5 AM
    – Check-out
    – Travel to Sattal
    – Breakfast & Lunch en-route
    – Evening Birding session
    – Review and discussion sessions in the evening.
    – Overnight at Sattal.

  7. Day 7 The Rustic Sattal

    – The day begins at 5 AM
    – We start our dawn birding session by 6 AM
    – Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
    – Morning birding session.
    – Lunch at hotel.
    – Rest for a while.
    – Evening birding session.
    – Review and discussion sessions in the evening.
    – Overnight at Sattal.

  8. Day 8 Ache to ab chalte hai...

    – The day begins at 5 AM
    – We start our dawn birding session by 6 AM
    – Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
    – Morning birding session.
    – Lunch at hotel.
    – Post Lunch Check-out
    – Transfer to Kathgodam
    – Tour ends.

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Bearded Vulture
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Blue throated Barbet
Scarlet Finch
Golden Bush Robin
Chestnut headed Tesia
Pink browed Rosefinch
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Koklass Pheasant
Small Niltava
Rufous Niltava
Kalij Pheasant
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Red Jungle Fowl
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SST_8193
SST_8282
SST_8459
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Comfortable & Cozy accommodations...

Hotel Birders Den in Sattal

Hotel Alpine in Mandal

Hotel Green Valley in Chopta

– Reach New Delhi (NDLS) Railway station latest by 5:30 am on 08 April 2021
– We suggest travelling by Kathgodam Shatabdi (Train No 12040) which departs from NDLS Station at 06:20 am and reaches Kathgodam by 11:40 am.
– The Tour starts at Kathgodam.

– Your camera with all its accessories.
– As this is a Birding tour we recommend that you carry a telephoto lens preferably
above 400mm.
– Fully charged batteries.
– It is recommended to carry a spare battery.
– Battery charger
– Memory cards / backup devices / Laptop
– Tripod
– Please carry a big cloth / scarf to protect your gear from dust.
– Hooded jacket / Scarf / Balaclava to protect yourself from cold & dust.
– Warm cloths / Windcheater for morning rides.
– It is recommended that you carry basic first aid kit.
– Please avoid bright colored clothing as it scares Birds/wildlife.
– Please avoid wearing perfume / deodorant during the tour.
– Please carry your PAN / Aadhar card for identification at airport / park gate etc.
– Clothing as per season.
– Your medicines if any.
– Travel/Medical insurance (optional).

Chopta is situated at an elevation of 8600 Ft. We are required to trek from Chopta to Tungnath (12200 Ft.) for Snow partridge, Vultures and some other high altitude species. The trek is of about 5 Km but the climb is rather steep. Please embark on this trek with due consideration of your age and physical condition. Horses and Porters are available at Chopta for this trek (not included in the tour cost)

We work very hard to provide a delightful experience to our customers, Cancellations hurt us and as such Refunds are discouraged. However, we do understand that our customers, under exceptional circumstances, may be required to cancel their booking. In such a scenario our cancellation policy is as under:

Cancellation before 30 days of the tour – 75% refund
Cancellation between 20 to 30 days of the tour – 50% refund.
Cancellation within 20 days of the tour – Zero refund.

– Smoking & consumption of alcohol during this tour is strictly prohibited.
– Management is at liberty to change the itinerary/Hotels/Vehicles at any time.
– We will try to cover as many species of Birds/Wildlife as possible, however, we cannot guarantee the sighting of any specific species or species count.
– Force Majeure applies.
– By signing up for this tour, the participant expressly indicates having read and understood the Itinerary, tour inclusions, tour exclusions and our terms & conditions.

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