Day 1 : Delhi
Arrival in New Delhi before or after midnight. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi
Keep the morning free for some bird watching at the Okhla Barrage.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Capital city of India, visiting India Gate,
Qutab Minar & Humayun's tomb and driving past the President's
House. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi-Narkanda
Take a train to Chandigarh (4 hr.) from Delhi in the morning and then
transfer to Narkanda (6 hr.) stopping enroute for birding. Overnight at the
Day 4 : Narkanda-Sangla
Morning drive to Sangla (29,00m/ 6 hr.) through the breathtaking gorges of
the Greater Himalayas. Enjoy a evening bird walk at Sangla. Overnight in
Day 5 : Sangla
Drive leisurely towards Chitkul (2 hr.) stopping for birding enroute.
Chitkul is the last inhabited village surrounded by green fields and high
mountain peaks. Return to Sangla in the evening. Overnight in tents.
Day 6 : Sangla
Take bird walks around Sangla and fort Kamru. Overnight in tents.
Day 7 : Sangla-Sarahan
Drive to Sarahan (1,920m./4 hr.) a beautiful village surrounded by apple
orchards and dominated by Srikhand Mahadev peak (5,155m). which resembles a
Shivlinga and is famous for Bhimakali temple. Spend the Rest of the day bird
watching and pay a visit to the Phesant Breeding Centre. Overnight at the
Day 8 : Sarahan-Tirthan Valley
Departure to Goshaini (8 hr., 3,000m) via Jalori pass & Shoja. Shoja, a
small village at an altitude of over 8,000 feet. The access to Shoja winds
through thick forests, alpine trees, which provide an untouched habitat.
Arrival over here at the lunch hour; later on take a walk on the forest
logging road into pristine Pheasant countryside. The Pheasants attractions
seen here include Monal, Kaleej and Koklas. Continue back towards Goshaini.
Overnight in a tourist lodge at Tirthan.
Day 9 : Tirthan Valley
Morning bird walk towards the Great Himalayan National Park and afternoon
downstream walk along river Tirthan. Overnight in a tourist lodge at
Day 10 : Tirthan & Banjar Valley
Pay a day visit to Bahu and Jibhi for bird watching. Overnight in a tourist
lodge at Tirthan.
Day 11 : Tirthan Valley-Bhunter airport-Delhi
Drive to Bhunter (3 hr.) From Tirthan to catch a flight to Delhi in the
morning. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the hotel.
Day 12 : Delhi/Onward Destination
Morning bird watching at the Delhi Zoo. Spend the afternoon at leisure.
Transfer to the airport for onward journey.