Eastern Himalayas Red Panda Expedition

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Eastern Himalayas Red Panda Expedition

Singalila National Park 8 Rating

₹ $2642 / person

7 Nights & 8 Days

Fixed Departure Tour Wildlife Expedition Tour

Singalila National Park 

Along the India – Nepal border, west of Darjeeling, Singalila National Park covers the Indian side of the Singalila ridge. The park is home to extensive rhododendron forests, especially in April and May; it provides a gorgeous view of the eastern Himalayas. At an altitude of 7000 to 12000 feet above sea level, the well known Sandakpau trekking route runs through it.

Red Panda, an arboreal mammal, is an endangered animal, endemic to the cold forests of the Himalayas, surviving mostly on bamboo, eggs, flowers and berries. It has Reddish brown fur a long shaggy tail and a wadding gait due to its shorter length of front legs. It is slightly larger than a big domestic cat. It is a solitary animal mainly active from dusk to dawn and is largely sedentary during the day. The Red Panda has been classified as Endangered by the IUCN because its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals and continuous to decline due to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching and inbreeding depression, although red Pandas are protected by National laws in their range countries. Singallia is the best place in India to see this elusive and rare mammal.

Singalila is a birding paradise, More than 300 species of birds found here. It has a huge list of exotic birds like: Blood pheasant ,Satyr Tragopan ,Kalij Pheasant, Brown & Fulvous Parrotbills, Rufous-vented Tit and old world babbiers like the fire tailed Myzornis and the golden breasted fulvetta, Rosefinchs, Bullfinchs,Wrenbabblers, Laughing thrushes, Nuthatches, Treecreepers,Yuhinas,Minivets,Patridges and many more.

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Along the India – Nepal border, west of Darjeeling, Singalila National Park covers the Indian side of the Singalila ridge. The park is home to extensive rhododendron forests, especially in April and May; it provides a gorgeous view of the eastern Himalayas. At an altitude of 7000 to 12000 feet above sea level, the well known Sandakpau trekking route runs through it.

DAY 1 ARRIVE BAGHDOGRA AIRPORT

You can take a domestic flight from any major cities in India like Mumbai, Delhi , Bangalore , Kolkata or Chennai to arrive at Baghdogra Airport where you will be received and taken to your hotel in Siliguri. You have the option for an optional nature walk in the afternoon along with an orientation session with your tour leader. We will have an early dinner and retire to our hotel rooms.

Day 2 : SILIGURI to MANE BHANJEN – The Descent

We  head for Manebhanjen, the entry point to Singalila National Park early in the morning . We will be served with packed breakfast on our three hours drive. On arrival at Manebhanjan , we will shift to Vintage Land Rovers, for our uphill drive to Habre’s Nest, which is going to be our home for the next six nights.

The rugged east Himalayan landscapes, makes the slightly bumpy drive to Habre’s Nest an event in itself. Lunch will be served at Habre’s Nest. Our search for the elusive Red Panda starts from this afternoon.

  

Day 3 – 7 ACTIVITIES AT HABRE’S NEST

Our exclusive Red Panda Expedition begins in earnest today as we explore Habre’s Nest. After breakfast, we will go on different trails everyday to track wildlife activity. We will have guides and trackers, who start ahead of us to update on Red Panda movements in the region. We will be accompanied by guides and porters.

Your breakfast, lunch and dinner is included in these days. 

 

Day 8 DEPARTURE FROM HABRE’S NEST

After an early morning breakfast we depart Habre’s Nest on our Land Rovers ,as we drive down to Manebhanjen and then to Baghdogra Airport for our onward flight.

Accommodation Amenities :

  • Double bedded room with attached western toilets and Balcony 
  • Every balcony is a sunset point
  • Room Heater
  • Hot & cold water
  • Total Ro Drinking water
  • Library
  • TV at the sitting area
  • Mini bar cum sitting area with a fire place Power supply(Generator) From 5pm to 6am Toiletries
  • In house bird studio with a Trained Naturalist, Field biologist, Guides and porters Exclusive Red panda Tourism

Trip Inclusions: 

  • 6 Nights stay at Habre's Nest 
  • 1 Night stay at Sinclair's Siliguri with dinner and breakfast 
  • Services of a trained Naturalist
  • Expert English speaking Tour Guide through out the expedition
  • Wilderness Porters
  • Transportation through out and transfers to and from Baghdogra Airport
  • Still Camera Permits 
  • Red Panda Trackers 
  • Nepal Permission along with other wildlife permits 

Trip Exclusions: 

  • Domestic Flights and International Flights 
  • Any food and beverages other than mentioned above 
  • Laundry 
  • Travel Insurance and Visa 
  • Anything not mentioned in includes column. 

 

DEPARTURES DATES
2019 22nd Dec - 29th Dec
2020 11th April - 18th April 

 

 

For additional requirements do send us an email at info@eventours.in 

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