Eagle Nest Birding Tour

Eagle Nest Birding Tour (10 Days)
From USD 1675

Eaglesnest wildlife sanctuary, West Kameng, is located in Western Arunachal Pradesh and is the highest in elevation. Named after the Kameng river which drains the basin of Gori Chen and Kangto peaks, this region is spread below the Himalayan watershed on the borders with Tibet in the North and Bhutan in the West. The topography is truly amazing rising from the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam through tangled ridges at elevations of around 1500 meters to 7080 meters on the watershed of the Himalayas. The biggest advantage of Eaglesnest (expected to provide the bulk of the star species) over other montane forests of Arunachal is a jeep track which cuts right through its heart from the pass at 2800m down to the flood plains of Assam at 100m – its easy access, excellent forest and wide altitudinal range is a unique combination for Arunachal. The contiguous forests,Eaglenest wildlife sanctuary, Nameri National Park (in Assam) and the surrounding blocks of reserve forests, encompassing over 2500 and 3400m in altitude, form one of the largest protected regions of Arunachal. This east Himalayan area is located close to the Bhutan border in western Arunachal. We will be visiting the  Eaglesnest wildlife sanctuary (mid altitude: 800-2800m) and some higher altitude (3000-4000m) localities further north below the Tsela pass. This visit to a really high altitude area and we look forward to augmenting the species list with birds of fir, rhododendron scrub and alpine meadows.

Day 1: Guwahati- Nameri
Arrive Guwahati by air. You will be met at the airport by your birding guide and driven to Nameri Eco Camp for dinner and overnight at Nameri Eco Camp.

Day 2: Nameri - Lama Camp - Eagles Nest WLS
Early morning birding at Tippi- Balukpong. After breakfast depart at 0600 hrs and drive to Tenga, The route follows the main highway to Tawang along the Bhareli River. Enroute, you will go birding around Sessa, 1200m. From here the road climbs over the Nichiphu pass to descend to the Tenga Valley, 1200m. From the military township of Tenga we take a branch road climbing rapidly to Lama camp, 2350m on the edge of the Eagles Nest Sanctuary. We expect to arrive around 1600 hrs Overnight at Lama camp, located amidst Temperate broad-leaved primary and degraded forest at an altitude of 2350m.

Day 3: Birding Lama Camp
Morning birding around Lama Camp. Thereafter birding drive to Eagles Nest Pass, 2800m and back. Birding will be along a jeep track in temperate bamboo, conifer and broad-leaved forest and scrub. Overnight at Lama camp.

Day 4: Birding Lama Camp to Chaku - Bompu camp
Birding drive cum trek from along the jeep track over the pass and down to Chaku and Bompu at 1940m. The habitat is Temperate broad-leaved forest, meadows, road side scrub and ancient clear-felled patches. Overnight at Bompu camp.

Day 5-6: Birding Bompu Camp
Full day birding around Bompu camp. Overnight at Bompu Camp.

Day 7: Birding drive cum trek Bompu to Sessni
Birding drive cum trek down to 1250 m. The habitat is Subtropical broad-leaved forest and bamboo, large patches of open scrub. Overnight at Bompu camp.

Day 8: Birding around Sessni
Birding trek around Sessni down to 1000 m. Lunch at Bonpu and Overnight at Lama camp.

Day 9: Lama Camp to Guwahati
After morning birding, transfer to Guwahatti and overnight in hotel.

Day 10: Depart
Transfer to Guwahati airport and fly out. TOUR ENDS


  • Reception at the airport on arrival and send off
  • Accommodation on twin share with most meals
  • All camping arrangements to include all meals
  • 3-4 man tent shared by 02 persons, sleeping mats, dining tent, toilet tents
  • Camp staff, porters and local guides
  • Exclusive transport for all transfers and birding trips (Hard top jeep 08 seater to be shared by 04 plus guide)
  • Park Entry fees
  • Birding guide
  • Recommend that you bring your own sleeping bags (we can provide one on request)

Cost exclusions:

  • Air fare
  • Personal expenses, beverages, liquor, laundry, telephone
  • Bottled water
  • Medical expenses & Insurance,
  • Restricted Area Permit for Arunachal Pradesh
  • Camera fees at National Parks – where applicable
  • Single room supplement if required
  • Travel insurance of any sort.