Upcoming Tours

Currently we are concentrating on private trips, and just have the following scheduled small group tours. Any of the tours on this website can be arranged as private trips with excellent English-speaking local guides and dates to suit you: do check out the full list of available tours, or contact us to discuss your requirements.

Where prices are specified, these are per person assuming just 2 people travelling: prices for groups of 4 or more will be considerably cheaper. We offer fantastic value: compare these prices to other tour companies!

Northeast India Highlights: Eaglenest & Kaziranga Birds & Mammals

Sun 24 March – Sun 7 April 2024

15 days


Northeast India is one of the most bird-rich regions in the world. The dense forests are home to various species of skulking babblers and similarly plumaged warblers, but also beautiful pheasants and other stunners including the recently discovered Bugun Liocichla.

We start this tour with a visit to lowland Nameri National Park on the Jia Bhoreli river, which has a wide variety of species including Pied Falconet, Oriental Hobby and White-winged Duck. Dirang is our next stop, the base for exploring the Sangti Valley, Mandala Road and, weather-permitting, the high-altitude Sela Pass. At 4,200m, there are birds here that are extremely difficult to find elsewhere in Arunachal and we will hope to connect with Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Solitary Snipe and Grandala.

Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary needs little introduction to birdwatchers. Unusually for Arunachal Pradesh, this montane forest has the advantage of easy access to a wide altitudinal range thanks to a jeep track which cuts through its heart from Eaglenest Pass at 2800 m down to the flood plains of Assam at 100 m. Eaglenest gained fame when Bugun Liocichla was described, new to science, in 2006. As well as that, we will hope to see many other excellent birds, including Blyth’s and Temminck’s Tragopans, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Ward’s Trogon, Blackish-breasted Babbler (Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler), Long-billed Wren-babbler, Beautiful Nuthatch, and many more.

Kaziranga National Park is our final stop, with its Indian Rhinoceros, Wild Water Buffalo, Asian Elephant, and a chance of Tiger. Several localised and endangered birds such as Bengal Florican and Greater Adjutant will be amongst our many targets.

Target Species

  • Spot-throated Babbler
  • White-throated Redstart
  • Gould’s Shortwing
  • Bar-winged Wren-Babbler
  • Purple Cochoa
  • White-hooded Babbler
  • Silver-backed Needletail
  • Rosy Pipit
  • Eyebrowed Wren-Babbler
  • White-breasted Parrotbill
  • Red-headed Bullfinch
  • Blyth’s Kingfisher
  • Rufous-fronted Bushtit
  • Himalayan Shortwing
  • River Lapwing
  • Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo
  • Grey-headed Fish Eagle
  • Himalayan White-browed Rosefinch
  • Buff-throated Warbler
  • Collared Treepie
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Birds of Assam & Mishmi Hills

Mon 8 – Mon 15 April 2024

8 days


The Mishmi Hills is the main focus of this tour, but the lowland wet forest at Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuaryhas some fantastic birding as well, including the rare Brown Hornbill and White-winged Duck, and we will also visit Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, a patchwork of seasonally flooded forests, beels (shallow ponds), and grassy pockets between the arms of the rivers Dibru and the Brahmaputra. Excellent grassland supports a range of rare and specialised birds including the threatened Marsh Babbler, Jerdon’s Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Swamp Grass-Babbler, and this is the best place in India to see Jerdon’s Bushchat .

The Mishmi Hills of northeastern Arunachal Pradesh has become popular in recent years as travel restrictions in the state have eased. The area covers a large altitudinal range over a relatively short ground distance which means bird diversity is excellent. The highlight species is the localised Mishmi, or Rusty-throated, Wren-babbler which, after being described from one specimen collected in 1947, was not seen again until 2004. Other superb birds include Blyth’s Tragopan, Sclater’s Monal, Himalayan Owl, Chevron-breasted Babbler (Cachar Wedge-billed Babbler), Gould’s Shortwing, and Purple and Green Cochoas. One highlight will be a stay at the bizarre Mayodia Coffee House where we can guarantee that you certainly won’t get good coffee!

Target Species

  • Golden Babbler
  • Ruby-cheeked Sunbird
  • Red-headed Trogon
  • Dusky Thrush
  • Austen’s Brown Hornbill
  • Fire-tailed Sunbird
  • White-naped Yuhina
  • Black-faced Laughingthrush
  • Blue-winged Leafbird
  • Golden-throated Barbet
  • Crimson-breasted Woodpecker
  • Dark-breasted Rosefinch
  • Rufous-winged Fulvetta
  • Rusty-fronted Barwing
  • Himalayan Owl
  • White-crested Laughingthrush
  • Himalayan Cutia
  • Mountain Tailorbird
  • Himalayan Shortwing
  • Golden-naped Finch
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