Birds of Kumaon Himalayas (05 Days #889)

Pangot
Pangot just 15 km from Nainital in Uttarakhand state is one of India’s beautiful hamlets. The feeling around here is like being in a remote Himalayan village and going by the records of Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, the area boasts of having over 250 bird species.
Pangot is mainly forested with thick oak, pine, and Rhododendron which serve as excellent nesting places for many resident and migratory birds. The weather is pleasantly warm in summer and during winter, the mountain peaks are covered in snow which is attractive to watch. There are well-defined trails starting from Pangot to Naina Peak and another one leading to Corbett National Park. There are also good trails from the lodge that go to Timla Pani, then to Ghughu Khan, Kilbury Forest House all the way to Cheena Peak. For safety and ensuring no one gets lost while trekking, there are enough guides to help tourists around.
Pangot is a heaven for lovers of bird watching. Bird species such as the Lammergeier, Griffon, Blue-winged Minla, Woodpecker, Khaleej Pheasant, Rufous-bellied Niltava are all found here. As a tourist, there is more than the eyes can finish seeing. Honeymooners too are not left out. The calmness and quietness of Pangot together with all the beautiful surroundings make the honeymoon a memorable one.

Sat Tal
Sattal or Sat Tal is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes situated in the Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal, a town of Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India. The lakes sit at an altitude of 1370 metres below lush orchards in the Mehragaon valley.
Set amongst dense forests of oak and pine trees, Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India. These lakes are a paradise for migratory birds. It is home to a few camps being operated mostly by local people catering to tourists looking for outdoor vacations.
At Sat Tal, the habitat offers species such as White-crested Laughingthrush, Rufousgorgeted Flycatcher, Red-billed Leothrix, Siberian Rubythroat, Rock Bunting, etc. This scattered and forested area is one of the most pleasant destinations. Look for Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Greater Yellow-naped Flameback, Speckled Piculet, Golden Bush Robin etc.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Delhi to Pangot
Day 02: Pangot
Day 03: Pangot
Day 04: Pangot to Sat Tal
Day 05: Departure

Highlights

A large list of bird species of the Himalayan region
Stunning Himalayan views
Farm fresh Indian meals
Quaint Eco Friendly lodges
Easy birding

Accommodation

Inclusions

Services includes only:
-Accommodation in quaint lodges as per itinerary
-Meals as per Itinerary.
-Pickup & Drop from Kathgodam Railway Station by private vehicle as per the itinerary
-All transfers in private vehicle as per the itinerary
-Birding at Sattal, Pangot & Jageshwar as per itinerary
-Asian Adventures Birding Guide for the entire trip
-Guided Trek to Vridha Jageshwar

Services does not include:
-Air fare, Train Fare, Extra Meals, Telephone calls
-Camera charges, Laundry charges, Internet
-Personal Expenses, Tips, etc.