Available from November to March

This tour has been specially created for the ardent wildlife enthusiast. In an experience of a lifetime, for 16 days you will encounter the great biodiversity that is found in the forests of Northeast India. Altogether, you will visit 5 national parks and 2 wildlife sanctuaries; large tracts of protected areas where modern conservation is active, has seen creditable success and has kept the wilderness growing.

From grassland to marshlands, river islands and tropical rain-fed forests – such diversity in vegetation and land-type has helped Northeast India become one of the most important and sought-after biodiversity hotspot of the planet. Teeming with an awe-inspiring wide array of species of mammals and almost about a thousand species of birds, this tour is sure to leave you thrilled with the action and mysteries read mostly in fabled books about tropical jungles.

The protected areas you will cover are:

Manas National Park

Manas is a sanctuary that was once a hunting ground for kings. The park is located in the foothills of majestic Himalayan ranges. The area is flat and the river Manas flows gently at the west of this park. In December 1985, the UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site and in 1992, it was declared as a World Heritage site in danger by the UNESCO, due to the rampant poaching and terrorist activities that took place in the nineties. But a few years back, the wildlife has returned and Manas is now again seeing its glory days. The sanctuary has recorded 55 species of mammals, 380 species of birds, 50 of reptiles, and 3 species of amphibians. Out of these wildlife, 21 mammals are India’s Schedule I mammals and 31 of them are threatened. The park is well known for its rare and endangered wildlife which is not found anywhere else in the world like the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog.

Nameri National Park

Nameri is the most scenic National Park of Assam and is located at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam. It is adjoined by the Pakhui Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh on the north-eastern side. This national park is one of the thickest as well as the most threatened reservoirs of flora and fauna in the world. Manas is known for having some of the world’s best plant functional type and complexity. The park experiences tropical monsoons causing an average annual rainfall of 3400 mm. The variety of fauna found in the park is also very rich, with over 30 species of mammals along with many varieties of tigers and elephants. One of the rare species of fauna found in this park includes the Capped Langur. The park also consists of over 400 species of rare birdlife

Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in the heart of Assam. It was declared a Reserve Forest in 1905, and since then, the park has set a commendable example in areas of conservation, and in a span of 100 years, has increased the population of Indian Rhinos from a mere 100 to more than 2000 today. The park hosts about two-thirds of the world’s Great One-horned Rhinoceroses and also holds the record for protecting the highest density of tigers in the world. Kaziranga contains significant breeding populations of 35 mammalian species, of which 15 are considered threatened. Nine of the 14 primate species found in India occur in the park. In the air, Kaziranga is home to a variety of migratory birds, water birds, predators, scavengers, and game birds.

Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary

The Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary is classified as “Assam plains alluvial semi-evergreen forests” with some wet evergreen forest patches. The sanctuary has a rich biodiversity and is home to the only apes in India, the western hoolock gibbon, as well as the only nocturnal primate found in the northeast Indian states, the Bengal slow loris. Other primates include the stump-tailed macaque, northern pig tailed macaque, eastern Assamese macaque, rhesus macaque, and capped langur. Also found at the sanctuary are Indian elephants, tigers, leopards, jungle cats, wild boar, three types of civet, four types of squirrel, and several other species of mammals. At least 219 species of birds and several species of snakes have been recorded from the park.

Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Located in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra River, Dibru – Saikhowa National Park is one of the nineteen biodiversity hotspots of the world, which makes it even more popular among travelers who visit here all round the year. Dibru – Saikhowa National Park mainly consists of semi wet evergreen forests, cane brakes, grasslands and tropical moist deciduous forests along with some of the most endangered species of the world. Some of the extremely rare species found here include around 300 migratory and endangered avifauna. There are also several species of herbs, shrubs and plants with medicinal properties in the forest.

Namdapha National Park

Located at the eastern most tip of the Indian Sub-continent lies the biggest national park of India. The Namdapha National Park covering an area of 2000 sq. km is situated in the beautiful valley of the Noa-Dihing like a finger into Myanmar. This rugged terrain formed by tropical rain forests of incredible biological diversity boasts of more than a 1000 plant species, over 500 bird species and a diversity of animal species that is still climbing steeply. Namdapha National Park spans an altitude range from around 200m to over 4500m. This altitudinal diversity has given rise to many different forest types. The lower reaches are covered in extensive Tropical Wet Evergreen forests. At higher altitudes, one witnesses Sub-Tropical and Temperate Broad leaved forests, and Pine forests, into Alpine Meadows, and permanent Snow & Ice. One goes from the land of the Clouded Leopard to the abode of the Red Panda – and perhaps the elusive Snow Leopard. Namdapha is among the very few national parks in the country where one is allowed to camp and stay inside the forest premises. The forests are among one of the densest in the world, and to camp inside them gives the traveler a chance to live in absolute wildness. Greener Pastures recommends Namdapha as a really important wildlife site, and it is one of our prime objectives to showcase this amazing place to our travelers, and in-turn help in the preservation of this land.

Dihing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary

Dehing Patkai, the only rainforest in Assam, stretches for more than 575 km2 in the districts of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sivasagar. It falls under the category of Assam valley Tropical wet Evergreen Forest. Being a completely virgin rainforest, this sanctuary is very rich in terms of biodiversity. It is an ideal habitat for non-human primates. Till date, 42 species of mammals, 40 species of reptiles and 30 species of butterflies have been listed from here. The rainforest is a bird-watchers delight, known to harbor about 293 bird species, belonging to 174 genera and 51 families. The majority are residents (63.7%), some are winter visitors (23.1% ), and very few are summer visitors (2.5%). The birds of Dehing Patkai Rain forest thrive in the diversity of microhabitats in the predominantly evergreen forest such as dense evergreen forest, rivers & streams, evergreen forest edge, swamps, semi-open evergreen forest that includes the logged areas where openings are present, agriculture (cultivations, fallows and tea gardens) along the edge and habitations on evergreen forest edge. Orchids are literally the jewels of this forest. They lend a beauty and charm of its own to the landscape due to their bewildering variety of flowers, many showy and colorful and exquisitely beautiful and fragrant.

Day 1 | Guwahati - Manas NP
After arrival at Guwahati Airport, drive to Manas National Park (3 hours), a UNESCO world heritage site located near Bhutan which is famous tigers and other rare wildlife. Rest of the day can be spent spotting migratory birds from the periphery of the forests or visit the nearby Fatemabad tea estate. Your stay will be in Musa Jungle Lodge.
Day 2 | Manas NP
In the morning, go for a short elephant safari that will bring you thrillingly close to some of the wildlife. Later, go for a short walk to explore the ethnic villages that surround the national park and watch birds. After lunch, embark on a long jeep safari in the core area up to Maithanguri along the Beki River near Bhutan border. Witness the amazing diversity of sub-Himalayan wildlife in the dense forests. Return to lodge by dusk for an evening at leisure. Bonfire can be arranged.
Day 3 | Manas NP - Nameri NP
After breakfast, drive to Nameri National Park (6-7 hours), amongst one of the most scenic national parks of India with its view of Himalayan peaks and a haven for rare and exotic birds. Your stay will be in Potasali Eco-Camp, a jungle camp styled property with standard amenities which is involved in ecotourism and conservation of the Pigmy Hog and Golden Mahseer, both critically endangered species. Evening at leisure. Bonfires can be arranged on request.
Day 4 | Nameri NP
Go for an early morning nature walk into the wildlife reserve – an experience that is sure to leave you thrilled. Witness the amazing avifaunal diversity of Nameri, and if lucky, you might even catch glimpses of large mammals such as bisons, elephants, tigers, leopards, deers etc. Midday will be spent in leisurely rafting down the beautiful Bhoroli River as it traverses through the jungles. Afternoon at leisure where you may watch a mesmerizing sun setting in the distant Himalayas or visit a nearby village. Evening at leisure.
Day 5 | Nameri NP - Kaziranga NP
After a leisurely breakfast, leave for the world famous Kaziranga National Park (3 hours), home to the largest population of Asiatic Rhinos to be found in the world along with a good density of tigers. Go for a jeeb safari in the afternoon to western range where sometimes massive gathering of wild animals can be spotted in the water bodies. Evening at leisure. Your stay will be in Wildgrass Lodge.
Day 6 | Kaziranga NP
After an early breakfast, go for a thrilling jeep safari inside the central range where a diversity of mammals can be spotted such as primates, mongooses, otters and porcupine. The numerous animals and birds of the great grasslands of Kaziranga are sure to leave any nature lover in a delightful mood, though it is to be noted that tourism is big in the national park yet the money inflow play a great role in protecting the national park. Afternoon, go for another wildlife safari to the offbeat eastern range of the national park, a haven of birds where you might just catch the elusive tiger in action, or a giant wild elephant chasing away intruders. Evening will be free at leisure. You may dine in a nice restaurant.
Day 7 | Kaziranga NP - Gibbon WS - Kaziranga NP
Go on a day trip to Hoolongapar Gibbon Sanctuary (2 hours), a small pocket of evergreen forest dedicated to Hoolock Gibbons. Go for a guided nature walk to see some the seven primate species that inhabit the forest, and various species of butterflies and birds can also be seen in the sanctuary. Return to Kaziranga by early afternoon. Rest of the day will be free at leisure to explore nearby villages and craft centers.
Day 8 | Kaziranga NP - Dirbru Saikhowa NP
Start the day with an early morning elephant safari that will bring you thrillingly close to some of the large animals. Later after a leisurely breakfast, leave for Dibru-Saikhowa National Park (4-5 hours). En route if interested you may visit the historical town of Sivasagar to visit medieval ruins, temples and monuments. Your stay will be in Aroma Residency, a business hotel located near to the national park.
Day 9 | Dibru Saikhowa NP
Enjoy a birding tour of Dibru-Saikhowa, located on a forested island in the middle of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Enjoy a river safari and a boat ride in Magori-beel lake to witness the birdlife that the national park is known for, a list of many endangered and near extinct species. Wild Ferral horses can also be seen on the island though not in dry months, while the river ways are also suitable to spot a playing but shy river dolphin. Packed lunch will be served while in the nature reserve. Return to hotel by late afternoon. Evening at leisure. You may explore the busy market area of the town.
Day 10 | Dibru Saikhowa NP - Namdapha NP
After breakfast, leave for Deban (6 hours), located where the mighty rainforests of Namdapha National Park start. Evening at leisure. Your stay will be in cozy jungle cottage run by the forest department.
Day 11, 12 | Namdapha NP
Spend two days exploring the forests near Deban in escorted hikes. The biodiversity of the area is amazing and unique, where hundreds of birds have so far been recorded and equally fascinating mammalian diversity. The forest hike is a good opportunity to be surrounded by an astounding rainforest biodiversity of birds, insects, animals, plants, trees, fungi, etc. Also visit nearby villages of the Lama and Chakma tribes who live simple lives. Evenings at leisure along with campfire.
Day 13 | Namdapha NP - Dihing Patkai WS
Drive from Deban to Tipam (5-7 hours) which is located near to the very offbeat and unexplored Dihing-Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary. Overnight will be at tribal cottages which is run by an ecotourism project of the local Tai-Phake Tribe, who are Burmese in their origins. Enjoy their delicious ethnic food.
Day 14 | Dihing Patkai WS
Today, you will go for a drive and boat ride that will take you inside the forest reserve. Along with a few mammals which are however hard to see, the reserve is home to many exotic birds and flora. Rest of the day can be spent interacting with the people of the Tai-Phake Tribe by visiting their villages and cultural centers. Learn about their unique culture and way of life.
Day 15 | Dihing Patkai WS - Dibrugarh
After a leisurely breakfast, leave for Dibrugarh (4 hours). Overnight will be at Gymkhana Clubhouse with standard amenities. Rest of the day will be free to explore Dibrugarh town on your own and just relax. The town with all the amenities will come as good after all the rugged travel.
Day 16 | Dibrugarh
Drive to Dibrugarh Airport as per your departure flight. Tour Ends.

Musa Jungle Retreat sprawls across 8 acres of virgin territory along the southern boundary of Manas National Park. The property is almost literally an arm’s length away from the park offering views of fauna and birds from the rooms itself. The rooms and cottages are well furnished and spacious offering modern amenities that are otherwise difficult to find in the wild.

Run by a local NGO involved in conserving two endangered species, Nameri Eco Camp is located near the Bhoroli River midst quiet and quaint surroundings. The property offers deluxe styled cottages and camps with colorful fabrics, private bathrooms, sturdy beds and thatched-roof shelters that make the experience relatively luxurious. An atmospheric open-sided restaurant is where a lot of conversations happen.

Amidst a setting of Assamese countryside, bamboo groves and tea gardens, Wildgrass Lodge is a boutique colonial styled jungle lodge with extensive grounds where the enthusiastic owner grows more than 200 different plant species. The spacious rooms are fairly luxurious with wooden floors and private baths. The grand dining hall is charmingly old-world and provide an ambient setting for conversations and friendships.

Located nearby to Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Aroma Residency is a business hotel with spacious modern rooms and has an atmospheric small town location. It is good as a base to explore the national park due to the scarcity of more interesting options.

Set midst a sprawling lawn enclosed by the great rainforest, Deban Guesthouse is run the forest department of Namdapha National Park. The delightful cottage has a few simple rooms with basic but clean amenities, homely service and great views of the national park greenery.

With a small town open atmosphere, The Gymkhana Clubhouse in Dibrugarh is run by enthusiastic town folks and provides splendid modern rooms and amenities such a pool and a gym. The clubhouse which was built in 1923 consists of a restaurant and a well stocked boutique barroom.

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