|Tour Type||Mentored Birding Tour|
|Expected Top Birds||Grandala, Blood Pheasant, Laughingthrushes (8 species), Babblers|
|Other Fauna||Mammal: Kiang, Marmot, Gazelle, Blue Sheep|
|Expected Climate||Temparate to very Cold, chances of little rain or no rain|
|Habitat Covered||Cold Desert, Alpine Conifer, Bamboo, Montane|
|Altitude Covered||3,500 ft - 17,400 ft|
|Group Size||3 participants in a vehicle|
|Drive / Pace / Walk||Long drives, slow pace, moderate walk|
|Ease of Birding||Easy to moderate hiking for difficult species|
Do you like to explore a new place? Of course you do…. Experience North Sikkim, a bird watcher’s heaven, which is yet to be explored. In gullies and trenches of Rhododendron valleys, between the creeks and crevasses of snowy and rocky boulders one can find pheasants in flocks - Blood Pheasants, Snow Partridge, Himalayan and Tibetan Snowcocks. Though primarily it is a birding tour, but obviously you can’t afford to miss out on the amazing mammals like Himalayan Serow, Brown Goral, Marmots and pika.
Tibetan plateau is the most amazing place to be on earth and birding at a height of 17,000 ft on flat terrain is more exciting and thrilling, these experiences are effable. You have to be in North Sikkim to feel the magnificence of the area . What can be more fun filled than watching Kiangs running by, Hume’s Ground Tit foraging on swampy-marsh land of high altitude, a flock of Rufous-necked, White-rumped Snowfinch and Tibetan Snowfinch is a pretty common species in this locale which is a birding paradise. A tree full of royal blue colored Grandala, Accentors and Finches moving on slopes will provide you with grand experience, the sonorous music of the streams and cataracts, the sparkling blue sky, the fresh air and the sweet chirping of the birds... the serenity of the place offers solace beyond compare.
We will explore Gurdongmar lake region also; it falls under Tso Lhamo basin and situated on Tibetan Plateau of North Sikkim. In the easternmost part we will cover ‘Katao’, during this tour, which is adjacent to Bhutan hills.
The magnificent rocky outcrops around you which in summer will be covered by Rhododendron Flowers and Lavenders and in winter the same place will be full of pink and white Birch buds. Scimitar Babblers, Parrotbills, Robins and Babbler species will keep you busy for hours in the variety of bamboo thickets. Still in doubt to join this tour? Don’t be...join our birding tour to North Sikkim now.
Note that in all our North-Sikkim Tours we will pick you up from Bagdogra Airport/New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/Hotel in SIliguri or Bagdogra.
Tour cost per participant is Rs 42,490/- only for Indian Nationals.
This is an indicative cost which might increase if the forest administrative charges are increased.
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