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Chopta & Mandal Birding Tour

Chopta, Uttarakhand, India

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Chopta and Tungnath offer unspoiled natural beauty of the Uttaranchal Himalayas. It offers breathtaking views of the imposing Himalayan range including Trishul, Nanda Devi and Chaukhamba. Chopta is located at an elevation of 8800 Ft. above sea level while Tungnath is 12500 Ft. Chopta is surrounded by dense forests of pine, deodar and rhododendron and has a very rich flora and fauna which includes some rare species of birds and mammals. Chopta is also a part of the Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary.
Many unique species of birds such as Snow Partridge, Himalayan Monal, Koklass Pheasant, Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture (Lammergeier), Upland Buzzard, Himalayan Owl, Spot-winged Rosefinch, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, European Goldfinch, Ashy Wood-Pigeon, Fire-capped Tit, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Himalayan Griffon, Scarlet Finch, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Golden Eye and many more are found in this region.
Chopta has been identified with over 240 bird species and is declared Important Bird Area by BNHS and Birdlife International.

Travel to Chopta

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Hotel

All Meals

* The distance from Haridwar to Chopta is about 185 Km. It takes about 7 hours to reach there due to hilly terrain. As such, it is recommended to reach Haridwar Railway Station as early as possible (the suggested train reaches Haridwar by 4:00 am)

- The tour starts at Haridwar Railway Station.
- We travel by road to Chopta.
- Breakfast & Lunch en route.
- Check-in
- Overnight at Chopta

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View from Chopta
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Nanda Devi
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Lush green meadows @ Chopta
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Trishul & Chaukhamba Peaks
Birding @ Chopta / Makku bend

Private Vehicle

Hotel

All Meals

- The day begins at 5 AM
- We start our Dawn birding session at first light.
- Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
- Morning Birding session
- Lunch at hotel.
- Rest for a while.
- Evening birding session.
- Overnight at Chopta.

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Koklass Pheasant
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Bearded Vulture / Lammergeier
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Griffon Vulture
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Golden Eagle
Trek to Tungnath & Chandrashila!

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Hotel

All Meals

- The day begins at 5 AM
- We start our Dawn birding session at first light.
- Trek to Shri Tungnath Baba Temple (Target specie Snow Partridge)
- Trek further to Chandrashila (Landscape Photography)
- Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
- Lunch at hotel.
- Rest for a while.
- Evening birding session.
- Overnight at Chopta.

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Himalayan Monal
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Snow Partridge
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Snow Partridge
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Cinereous Vulture & Griffon Vulture
Birding & some more birding!

Private Vehicle

Hotel

All Meals

- The day begins at 5 AM
- We start our Dawn birding session at first light.
- Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
- Post breakfast check-out
- Transfer to Mandal
- Birding en route.
- Lunch at hotel.
- Evening birding session.
- Overnight at Mandal.

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Blue-throated Barbet
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Scarlet Finch
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Yellow rumped Honeyguide
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Chestnut-headed Tesia
Birding @ Mandal

Private Vehicle

Hotel

All Meals

- The day begins at 5 AM
- We start our Dawn birding session at first light.
- Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
- Morning birding session.
- Lunch at hotel.
- Evening birding session.
- Overnight at Mandal.

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Rufous-breasted Accentor
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Golden Bush-Robin
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Pink-browed Rosefinch
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Spot-winged Rosefinch
Transfer to Haridwar

Private Vehicle

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

- The day begins at 5 AM
- Short birding session till breakfast
- Breakfast on-field/Hotel.
- Check-out
- Transfer to Haridwar Railway Station
- Tour ends.

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Large Niltava
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Rufous Sibia
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Lesser Yellownape
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Himalayan Woodpecker
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Inclusions

- 5 nights stay on twin sharing basis as per itinerary.
- All meals during the tour (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- All transfers as per itinerary including pick-up & drop to Haridwar Railway Station.
- Expert Birding Guide on all 6 days.

*Force Majeure applies.

Exclusions

- Train/Flight fares to Haridwar/Dehradun & return.
- Any expenses of personal nature like, extra meals, snacks alcoholic drinks/ Soft Beverages etc.
- Laundry, Phone calls, etc.
- Cost incidental to any changes in the itinerary due to bad weather, Ill health, stay on account of flight cancellation, landslides, road blockage or any other calamity natural or man made.
- Food and other expenses during train/bus/flight travel to the starting point and return are not included in the package.
- Hide Charges and/or any optional activities.
- Any Personal expenses and Travelling plans made outside tour itinerary.
- Extra Purchases / shopping of any sort.
- Medical expenses beyond first aid.
- Medical/Travel insurance.
- Personal losses/ damage / theft – including baggage, personal articles, photography gear etc.
- Anything that is not mentioned in the package includes list.

THINGS TO CARRY

  • Your camera with all its accessories.
  • As this is a Birding tour we recommend that you carry a telephoto lens preferably above 400mm.
  • Fully charged batteries.
  • It is recommended to carry a spare battery.
  • Battery charger.
  • Memory cards / backup devices / Laptop.
  • Tripod.
  • Please carry a big cloth / scarf to protect your gear from dust.
  • Hooded jacket / Scarf / Bandana
  • Warm cloths / Windcheater for morning rides.
  • It is recommended that you carry basic first aid kit.
  • Please avoid bright colored clothing as it scares Birds/wildlife.
  • Please avoid wearing perfume / deodorant during birding sessions.
  • Please carry your PAN / Aadhar card for identification at airport / park gate.
  • Regular clothing as per season.
  • Your medicines if any.
  • Travel/Medical insurance (optional).


PICKUP LOCATIONS

Haridwar Railway Station



HOW TO REACH

Haridwar in Uttarakhand, India is well connected by Rail, Road and Air with many major cities in the country.

Recommended mode is by train from H. Nizamuddin to Haridwar. Train No 02401 ETD 23:30 from H Nizamuddin on 09 December, 2021 and ETA Haridwar at 0400 on 10 December, 2021.

Alternatively you can reach Haridwar by overnight luxury coach (Bus) from New Delhi ETA Haridwar 06:00 am.

You can fly to Joly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttarakhand as well!


Policy and Terms

We work very hard to provide a delightful experience to our customers, Cancellations hurt us and as such Refunds are discouraged. However, we do understand that our customers, under exceptional circumstances, may be required to cancel their booking. In such a scenario our cancellation policy is as under:

  • Cancellation before 31 days of the tour departure date - 100% refund.
  • Cancellation between 20 to 30 days of the tour departure date - 50% refund.
  • Cancellation within 20 days of the tour departure date - Zero refund.

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