Sattal-Pangot-Chanfi Birding tour, 1st feb - 7th Feb. 2019

Sattal-Pangot-Chanfi Birding tour, 1st feb - 7th Feb. 2019

6-night 7-days

Sattal, Pangot and Chanfi are famous birding hotspots in Uttarakhand. These three areas have very different habitat from each other. Sattal has mixed and oak forest habitat where birding is easy..while Pangot offers dense forests where there are different birds and many higher altitude birds also migrate here. Chanfi is the river and creek are birds which survive on river and also chances to photographs few rare birds which are difficult in Pangot and Sattal.


1st day 
Morning - Sattal Trail. ( Rufous Bellied NIltava, Red-Billed Leiothrix, Small Niltava, Himalayan Bluetail) 
Evening - Sattal Studio region. (for thrushes and warblers)

2nd Day 
Morning - Chanfi Birding
Evening - Chanfi session. ( Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Brown Dipper, Crested Kingfisher, Little Forktail)

3rd Day 
Morning -Sattal (trail for rare birds like Common green Magpie, Himalayan Shrike Babbler, Scarlet, and Long-tailed Minivet) 

4th Day 
Morning - Pangot visit (target Cheer and Koklass) 
Evening - Sattal Studio Trail Visit 

5th Day 
Morning - Pangot visit (Small birds, Warblers, and Woodpeckers) 
Evening - Chanfi 

6th Day 
Morning - Shyamkhet and Vicinity areas (Himalayan Shrike Babbler and Thrushes) 
Evening - Sattal Studio Trail

7th Day 
Morning - Sattal trail

Come back Strabo house then Lunch and see off.
the standard timing for each session is 
morning - 06 - 10hrs.
evening - 15 - 18hrs. 
though there are always chances when you want to be more our in the field, that can also be done in case of any specific targets.  
between these sessions, the lunch and rest would be in Strabo House ( stay place).  

Stuff to Carry

We suggest you carry the following stuff along with you in this Tour. 

gloves, winter cap, jacket, rain cover, Jungle Shoes, Hat, Sunglasses 

binocular, notebook, pen, Thermas 

anything especially required can be brought or can be told us so that we can arrange

What to Look For

Common Green Magpie
Himalayan Shrike Babbler
Orange Bellied Leafbird
Rusty Cheeked Scimitar Babbler 
Collared Scops Owl
Grey Crowned Prinia

and other small and beautiful birds. 

Tour Expert

Neerdiv Bankoti 

Name - Neer 
Place - Sattal-Nainital
Skill - Field Guiding and Providing outdoor Experiences. 
Languages - English and Hindi. 

Neer lives in Sattal and Has 7 years experience of Bird - Watching in Sattal, every year Neer guides photographers from all over India and world, where he takes them for Birds whether they are novice or they have specific targets. He is good at identifying birds by their Calls ..this makes him quicker in finding targets for the birders. .. 
He is 320 days in the field, providing updates to bird watchers out there in cities for the sightings which happen rarely and the breeding and juvenile updates too. Grown-Up in Kumaon Mountains he is well known to the culture and Flora of these areas..which also gets added to the experience a visitor receives while he is out in the field with him. 


Strabo House in Bhumiyadhar. 

Tour Cost

this tour is of 23500 per pax. 
and it includes - 
- Transport from Kathgodam and Drop to Kathgodam. 
- Accommodation
- All meals 
- Field Guiding 
- Vehicle Service in the field 
-  all taxes 

Note -
- Cost includes twin sharing of room, 3-time meals and evening morning tea and snack (breakfast would be packed)
- this tour cost applies when at least 4 members are there. 
- we take group size maximum 6 if it increases we make 2 groups, lead by two different guides. 


Tour Cost : INR 23500 (Per People)

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