Nagaland and the Mishmi Hills
A 12-day, small group birdwatching tour of India's northeast corner, from the remote hills of Nagaland into the grasslands of the Brahmaputra basin in upper Assam, and finally to 2,655m in the Mishmi Hills, where the Himalayas meet the Indo-Burma hill ranges.
Our tour to extreme Northeast India takes us into a celebrated yet somewhat unexplored region encompassing parts of the states of Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. We combine a variety of areas and habitats within the bird-rich Eastern Himalayas and the associated Naga Hills with the Brahmaputra valley that divides them, exploring productive grasslands, vast wetlands, and some of the most intact subtropical forests in the entire Himalayan chain. We visit in late spring, when temperatures are comfortable at all altitudes. We will be looking for a selection of grassland endemics, regional montane specialities, and an interesting blend of species at both the easternmost and westernmost extensions of their ranges. Among these will be Marsh Babbler, Swamp Grass Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Bengal Florican, White-winged Duck, Brown Hornbill, Grey Peacock-pheasant, Mishmi and Naga Wren-babblers, Cachar Wedge-billed Babbler, Rusty-bellied and Gould's Shortwings, Temminck's and Blyth's Tragopans, and Dark-rumped Swift, with a tantalising selection of laughingthrushes including Assam and Yellow-throated, scimitar-babblers including Spot-breasted, Black-crowned and the curious Slender-billed, and some notable mammals including Mishmi Takin and Western Hoolock Gibbon.
Sunday 21 April - Thursday 2 May 2024
with Leio De Souza
Sunday 20 April - Thursday 1 May 2025
with Leio De Souza
2024: INR 205000 / $ 2500 / £ 1965 / € 2290 (Dimapur/Dibrugarh)
Duration: 11 nights/12 days
Group size: min. 6 / max. 8 with 1 leader
Single room supplement: INR 34000 / $ 415 / £ 325 / € 380
Deposit: INR 41000 / $ 500 / £ 395 / € 460 (20% of the tour price)
Pre-tour extension / Linked tour (Assam and the Eastern Himalayas):
This tour can be combined with our tour of India - northeast: Assam and the Eastern Himalayas to create a comprehensive 24 night/25 day Northeast India birding tour that covers the lower and upper Brahmaputra valley, the Eastern Himalayas at Dirang/Eaglenest and at their easternmost extension in the Mishmi Hills, as well as the associated hill ranges of Nagaland, touching the Myanmar border (and also the hills of Shillong by including the Meghalaya pre-tour extension to that tour). Discount of INR 10000 / $ 120 / £ 95 / € 110 when purchasing both tours.
The tour is priced in Indian Rupees (INR). Amounts shown in other currencies are indicative.
The tour price includes:
All meals and drinking water
Services of a guide throughout
All birding and wildlife activities
Reserve entry fees
Regional Permit for Arunachal Pradesh
Tour info, pre-travel notes and checklists
Estimated flight costs:$ 900 / £ 700 / € 820 (to Dimapur/from Dibrugarh)
Estimated visa costs: $ 40 / £ 30 / € 35*
*Estimated visa costs shown here are for a one year e-visa for India.