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Munsiari Birding tour

Recognized by Birdlife international as a bird rich area, with more than 300 species recorded, Munsiyari is to Kumaon what Chopta is to Garhwal, , Munsiyari nestled in the middle himalayas of Kumaon division, in Uttarakhand ,close to the greater himalayas , is a perfect place for high altitude birds like Monals,Satyr Tragopan, cheer pheasants , koklaas pheasants , laughing thrushes , finches , Accentors and more.

This 5 night 6 day tour organized by Travelderness aims to showcase the scenic, picturesque beauty of this quaint little town of Munsiari along with its rich bird life to all its participants. Target species in this tour would include satyr tragopan, Monals, Cheer pheasants , Koklaas pheasants, speckled wood pigeons, Finches, spotted laughing thrush, Golden bush robin, fire fronted serin etc
Through our explorations and tours conducted in the last three years to this beautiful hamlet, we are well versed with the avifauna of the place and the place itself !

per adult from

$687

AUD

Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Kathgodam to Munsiari by Road (approx. 10 hours )

      Stop At: Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554, India
      Pick up from Kathgodam station early morning, and start our long journey towards munisyari ( approx. 250 km) , breakfast at Almora, and lunch at chaukori , As we stop for birding at various points along the way. Brown dipper , crested kingfisher at Kainchi dham and Thrushes at Chaukori. Post lunch , we head towards munsiyari, with a brief stopover at Birthi falls to enjoy the Majestic waterfall. Late evening we check into the hotel, followed by dinner .
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Stay in Deluxe hotel at Munsiari

      Day 2: Munsiari

      Stop At: Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554, India
      early start at 5 a.m , as we head towards Betuli dhar Forest , at an altitude of around 2600m Primarily to look for Monal, cheer phesant , koklaas and finches, the Forest around the road is also good for Woodpeckers, tits, warblers, laughing thrushes and wood pigeons. We scan the area, exploring and photographing till 10 a.m and head back to munisyari town for breakfast, Post breakfast , and a two hour rest, lunch , as we make our way to Nanda devi temple for some afternoon birding, Primarily looking for finches, Accentores, fiire fronted serin, eastern goldfinch, golden bush robin etc. Late evening we head back to the hotel for dinner and rest
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Deluxe hotel in Munsiari

      Day 3: Munsiari

      Stop At: Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554, India
      Early start as this time we make way towards Sarmoli villlage to again look for finches, Scimitar babblers, Wren babblers, Bar throated siva, Yuhinas and thrushes. Back to munsiari for breakfast, Lunch followed by afternoon birding near Betuli bend specifically for Grossbeaks, Steppe eagle and bearded vultures
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Deluxe hotel in Munsiari

      Day 4: Munsiari

      Stop At: Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554, India
      early morning start ( with packed breakfast ) towards Khaliya top primarily to look for Satyr tragopan , This exercise will require the guests to trek up for about an hour, looking to get close to the habitat that the tragopan prefers. The area arround is also good for winter wrens., woodpeckers, Babblers, wren babblers, Spotted laughing thrush etc. ,Back to Munsiari for lunch followed by another excursion in the afternoon to Betuli dhar for other high altitude birds
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Deluxe hotel in Munsiari

      Day 5: Munsiari

      Stop At: Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554, India
      Early morning birding at madkote till 11, to look for birds found near water or at a lowera latitude during winters, whihc could include chestnut headed tesia, Laughing thrushes, Warblers, Maroon oriole to name a few . Back to the resort for Breakfast and lunch will be followed by another session at college road to look for left out species .
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Deluxe hotel in Munsiari

      Day 6: Munsiari

      Stop At: Munsyari, Uttarakhand 262554, India
      Morning birding at Nanda devi temple looking for more photos of beautiful rosefinch, Accentors, serin and goldfinch , and post breakfast we make our way back to Kathgodam for overnight train to Delhi

      Duration: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Deluxe hotel in Munsiari
    • Departure Point :
      Kathgodam, Haldwani, Uttarakhand 263126, India
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/18/2020 - 10/22/2021
      Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    12

    Organised by travelderness

    Activity ID: V-239129P1

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