10-14 Mar 2018
Situated in Rudprayag district of Uttarkhand, Chopta is a pristine destination lying in the lap of Himalayas. It is located at an altitude of 2680 metres and offers spectacular views of Himalayan ranges such as Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. Due to its unsurpassed beauty, the place is known as ‘mini- Switzerland’ of Uttarakhand. It is a must-visit estination for nature lovers and adventurous trekkers. Since the place lies in the protected area, a journey of trekking takes one through enthralling forests offering surreal views of nature.The place is the starting point of the trek to famous Tungnath Mandir (Panch Kedar Temple) and Chandrashila Summit.
Surrounded by dense forests, Chopta supports rich biodiversity. Many varieties of lichens grow here on wood, soil and rock substrates. The forests here are a home to rhododendron, oak, deodar and Himalayan fir. Mammals found here include Himalayan Black Bear, Leopard, Wild Boar, Jackal, Fox, Jungle Cat, Marbled Cat, Himalayan Langur, Yellow-throated Marten, Pika, Himalayan Tahr, Ghoral, Barking Deer and musk deer. The region is a paradise of bird watchers. Many birds such as Himalayan Swiftlet, Crested Goshawk, Besra, Long-legged Buzzard, Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Black Kite, Red-headed Vulture, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Common Kestrel, Golden Eagle, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Snow Pigeon, Spotted Dove, Oriental Turtle Dove, Hill Partridge, Snow Partridge, Himalayan Monal, Kalij Pheasant, Koklass Pheasant are found here.
1. Spend 5 days in upper himalayan ranges and spot local exotic birds
2. Previous participants have spotted over 100 species in this trip
3. Star attractions are Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Thar, Finches, Golden Bush Robin etc.
10-14 March 2018
Day 1 – Pickup from Haridwar Railway station or Dehradun Airport by 10am. Reach Kakraghat by 3pm. Birding along the river in Kakraghat.
Day 2: Early morning birding around Mandal – Lunch – Continue birding towards Chopta uptill Kachula Khark Forest Camp – Return back – Dinner – Overnight stay @ Hotel hotel in Mandal
Day 3 : Start early morning for Makkumath – Full day birding around Makkumath and Pothibhasha area
Day 4: Start early morning for Tungnath – reach Tungnath top riding on pony / horse by sunrise – Birding on Tungnath top – Breakfast – start descending on foot – Birding on the way – Lunch at resort – afternoon birding at Monal point
Day 5 : Early morning birding around Chopta. Leave for Haridwar/Rishikesh airport by 11am. Drop by 6pm.
All travel from Haridwar to Haridwar in Bolero (max 4 in a vehicle plus driver guide)
Check out some of the images made by our team at Kaziranga and Hoolock Gibbon
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3. Less than 30 days before the trip – 90%
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