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Region                         Sikkim / Nepal  

No of Days                   Ex – Bagdogra 7 Days

Grade                          Moderate 

Type                            Walking Expedition

Endurance                   High

Walking                       8-10kms per day

 

Date

Itinerary

Stay

Meals

Day 1

Bagdogra – Singalila

Home Stay

L,D

Day 2

Singalila National Park

Home Stay

B,L,D

Day 3

Singalila National Park

Home Stay

B,L,D

Day 4

Singalila National Park

Home Stay

B,L,D

Day 5

Singalila National Park

Home Stay

B,L,D

Day 6

Singalila National Park

Home Stay

B,L,D

Day 7

Singalila – Bagdogra

 

B

 

Safari Activities -
Activities to look forward to in our wildlife trips

 Trekking
We have made it more adventurous with our trekking experience that our visitors can choose to opt for while moving through the trails of Singalila National Park looking for Red Panda, accompanied by our trackers. There will be a team of porters helping our visitors through the trails while looking for the Red Panda.

 Bird Watching
One can get involved in bird watching while the trackers look for the traces of the Red Panda through the wild. Our visitors have both by foot and by our Land rover safari to experience the different species of birds across Singalila National Park.

 Safari Car
Looking at the current situation we have made sure that we keep our vehicles sanitized and hygienic. In the mountain, the best car to travel through is either a Bolero or a Land rover. We provide both for our guests keeping in mind the comfort of our travellers.

 Home Stay
As we are planning for a wildlife safari in India, we happen to expect a clean and hygienic place with basic amenities and aesthetic food to relish our times while traveling in the wild.

 

Species to Photograph -
If you are into the wild, then Singalila is one of the best placed in India to experience the rare Red Panda, apart from the Red Panda alongside Singalila is home to a different species of mammals including Himalayan Black bear, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Serow, Barking deer, Yellow-throated marten, Wild Boar, Pangolin, Pika among others.
If one is greatly fascinated by bird watching and bird photography, then this is the ideal place to experience 300 different species of birds with distinct habitats. Our visitors are invited to come for a Singalila trek to relish the birdwatching holidays, including Blood pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Khalij Pheasant, Brown & Fulvous Parrotbills, Rufous-vented tit, fire tailed Mayzornis, Golden breasted Fulvetta, Rose finches, Bull finches, Wren babblers, Laughing thrushes, Nuthatches, Tree creepers, Yuhinas, Minivets, Partridges and more will make this holiday a thrilling one.
Not to forget the beautiful landscape of the Eastern Himalayas. The breath taking aura of Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest can be visualized on crystal clear days making it ideal for photographers to grab their cameras and click those timeless shots.

Itineraries

Day 1

The journey to Singalila

Keeping in mind the convenience of our Wildlife Photogapher, while they arrive, the driver and our experienced guide will be ready to pick them from the Bagdogra Airport so as to avoid any last moment hassle. Visitors will then be accompanied to the
checkpoint of Singalila National Park – Mane Bhanjang.
Our guests will leave the landrover and move towards their new home for the next 6 nights in Tumling/ Kala Pokhri by afternoon.
To keep our visitors full, we have also arranged for a Lunch throughout the course of Tumling/ Kala Pokhri. The first night is the mark of feet on the pedestal for a captivating ride.
The travelers will hone their arsenal which includes power-charged batteries, camera-kit ready to capture beautiful shots in the upcoming photographic safaris. The night before the big day is meant for strategizing how to go about the game.
Once everything is set for Dinner, we go back to sleep with beautiful dreams.
Please keep in mind - Since Singalila will be closed for entry post 2pm onwards, it’s requested to our visitors to book the first flight to Bagdogra no later than 9am. In any situation, if our visitors fail to book the first flight, we have also arranged for a stay at
Manebhanjang/ Bagdogra for a night at an extra cost the night before the main event.

Day 2

Singalila wildlife expeditions

We have placed our guide and experts in such a way that by the time our guests are up for their wildlife safari, our trackers are already out in the wild tracing for the Red Panda.
To make this day exciting we give our guests the option to either walk to the Red Panda spot through the trail, accompanied by the experts, or can choose to take our ride the Land Rover to the spot.
While looking for the Red Panda spot, our visitors can also choose to do a short Bird watching tour on the way to the trail, while our trackers are out looking for the Red Pandas.
Depending on the situation, we can either have our lunch on the field or back at the lodge. Besides, the
dinner will be served in the Home Stay followed by an overnight relaxing stay.

Day 3 to 5

In search of Red Panda

As a portion of Singalila is in Nepal and the rest in India, our trackers will travel both sides looking for the Red Pandas and other species to make it easier for our visitors to decide on the latter half of their journey of this Wildlife photography holidays.
Our wildlife photography Tour is not just about Red Pandas. In addition, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Kanchendzonga peak and Sleeping Buddha by visiting Tumbling for exploring it alongside our guide and tracker.
One can also experience the highest point of West Bengal called the Sandakphu, making it easier to gaze at the mesmerizing sight of Mount Everest and Kanchendzonga, one of the best parts of the about the jungle safari in India.
To make this trip even more memorable our guests can also choose to visit the Nepal side of the trip also.
Our guests can choose to trek up through the trails for a wild photography experience or can ride through the Landrover/Bolero to explore different sights of the Sandapkhu.
Arrangements in Nepal are also upon the mountains of Choyatar/ Dobate, a well-preserved village. Here you can enjoy a day full of different photographic experiences. Besides, this place is a major hotspot for Red Pandas and of few aesthetic villages to look around.

Day 6

Singalila & Nepal Border

Keeping in mind that if we might miss Red Panda Spotting through the other days. We have specially planned this day so that we can try and spot Red Panda in the dense forest Singalila National Park & Nepal side Like Dobate/ Choyotar or Tinchuley.
In the dense forest of Singalila National Park, we work to look for the Red Pandas at a steering height of 5000 to 12000 feet above sea level. This spot is considered one of the most amazing trek routes running through the tea plantation and High Mountain trails marking this as one of the best safaris in India.
On the way to the mountain trail, we happen to spend some time on birdlife photography. Over 300 different species of birds including Satyr Tragopan, Gould's Shortwing, Golden Bush-robin, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Spotted Laughingthrush, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Chestnut Headed Tesia, Scaly-breasted wren Babbler, Hoary-throated Barwing, 4 types of Parrotbills and many more, making your day watching and clicking in this bird watching tours.

Day 7

Singalila - Bagdogra Drop

Followed by a thorough breakfast, our visitors will be moved to the airport on the way to Bagdogra airport.
Safari Activities

  • Your stay & food as mentioned above.
  • Guides, Porters & Safari Land Rover/ Bolero Cost.
  • Restricted Area Permits for India and Nepal.
  • Pure Himalayan water.
  • Red Panda Tracking.
  • Pick up & Drop from Bagdogra Airport/ NJP
  • Professional Wildlife Naturalist Host of the experience 
  • GST 5% 
  • Airfare / Rail fare 
  • Any other food or beverages other than mentioned above.
  • Laundry service.
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Still & Video Camera permits
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.
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  • Pricing Name
    Start
    End
    Group (Min-Max)
    Pricing
     
  • Pricing Name Per Person Ex Bagdogra
    Start Sunday July 3, 2022
    End Sunday July 3, 2022
    1 - 10 Pax
     
    Available Seats: 10

    Adult ( 1 - 10 Pax ) 45,500.00 0.00 /Person

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Best time to visit -
Planning to Visit? Find out the best time to experience the scenic beauty
 Visit during September through November – Autumn is the time for wild fruits and Red Panda loves to taste these wild fruits including kiwi, Strawberries, and Sarbus. In addition, you can also experience the clear sky making it a good time for birding.
 December through January – Our visitors might experience snowfall. This the best time as this is the season for mating and our wildlife photographers can take advantage of this time. This is a time when one might be able to experience good birding because of the clear sky.
 If you are planning for February through March – Since the fall happens to be the mating season, right after the same our visitors might be able to experience mother Red Pandas with their baby red panda during this late fall season. This could be a great emotional capture for many wildlife photographers. This season is also a great time to experience heavy birding.
 April through Mid May – This time of the year happens to be a complete bridal look accompanied with the Rhododendron as the color of the flower is showering bright, making the valley blossom. Besides this, you can also see flowers like Orchid, Magnolia and many more. This is the best time for excellent birding.
 Mid May through Mid June – This is the time in the rain when you can experience beautiful wildflowers like Orchids, Cobra Lily, Wild strawberries and an excellent time for birding.

Telephoto lenses preferably above 400mm.  Wide - angle lenses for landscapes and habitat shots.  Extra Camera batteries and memory cards.  Binoculars.  Forest - friendly clothing.  Camera Strap  Tripod or Monopod
Species

 A Hat
 Sunglasses with UV protection
 A dust protection mask
 Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
 Small backpack for safaris (10Ltrs)
 Bird books
 Sun screen
 Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
 Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
 Fleece/Jacket (temperatures drop in the forest to below 10 degree Celsius
 Binoculars
 Energy bars for safaris

Wildlife safaris are a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
Our safaris are not target species specific (Unless specified)
We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.

Adult
At the time of booking 50%
45 days before Departure 75%
30 days before departure 100%

More than 60 days 25%
60 to 45 days 50%
45 to 30 days 80%
Less than 30 days or No show 100%