Pin Valley national park Packages – 15 Nights and 16 Days
Day 1: ARRIVAL DELHI
Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car. On arrival, check in at the hotel and later you will be taken to visit the Heritage Sites of Delhi visiting the famous Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and its monuments, and also The Red Fort. You can also opt to see a light and sound show at Red Fort in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: DELHI – CHAIL
Early morning, after breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive from Delhi to Chail (08 hr.). Birding in Chail in the evening. One gets familiarized with common species such as blue whistling thrush, large-billed crow, green-backed and great tit, grey-hooded warbler, russet sparrow, wire-tailed swallow, khalij pheasant, oriental hobby, etc. Overnight in Chail Palace.
Day 3: CHAIL – NARKANDA
Early morning, after breakfast drive to Narkanda. Make a brief stop at Kufri Zoo to look at some Himalayan mammals. On arrival check in at the hotel. Birding in Narkanda in the evening. One can look for Indian blue robin, brownish-flanked bush warbler, Himalayan griffon, large hawk cuckoo, black and yellow grosbeak, spotted nutcracker, greenish and lemon-rumped warbler, ultramarine and Asian brown flycatcher, Eurasian blackbird, etc. Overnight in a Hotel.
Day 4: NARKANDA – SARAHAN
Morning birding on the trail to Hatu peak after then drive to Sarahan, a village surrounded by apple orchards and dominated by Srikhand Mahadev peak and is famous for the Bhimakali temple and a pheasant breeding center. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day birding around the pheasant breeding center. One can expect white-throated fantail, grey-headed canary, yellow-billed blue magpie, common rosefinch, crested bunting, lammergeier, common kestrel, changeable hawk-eagle, common tailorbird, etc. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: SARAHAN – SANGLA
Early morning, after breakfast drive to Sangla, through the breathtaking gorges of the Greater Himalayas. Evening bird walks at Sangla. One can expect brown dipper, common raven, European goldfinch, fire-fronted serin, lesser cuckoo, booted eagle, dark-sided flycatcher, western crowned warbler, tree pipit, etc. Overnight in tents.
Day 6: SANGLA – CHITKUL – SANGLA
Early morning, after breakfast, drive leisurely to Chitkul. En route, we will stop for birding. Chitkul is the last inhabited village surrounded by green fields and high mountain peaks. For birders, the special ones are red-headed bullfinch, white-winged grosbeak, goldcrest, pink-browed and beautiful rosefinch, slaty blue flycatcher, white-tailed rubythroat, rufous vented & rufous napped tit, spot winged tit, whit-cheeked nuthatch, blue-capped redstart, brambling, etc. The quaint little houses, temples, gompas, and the people of Baspa Valley conjure up a perfect image of Shangri-La. Return to Sangla in the evening. Dinner an overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: SANGLA – NAKO
Early morning, after breakfast drive to Nako via Khab. Stop at various places to look for birds. Near Nako, one can see chukar, pied wheatear, golden eagle, mountain chiffchaff, golden oriole, black redstart, blue rock thrush, hill pigeon, white-capped water redstart etc. Overnight in a hotel / tents.
Day 8: NAKO – PIN VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Early morning, after breakfast drive to Pin Valley National Park via. Tabo. En route, you will be taken to visit a 1000-year-old Monastery and will also stop for birding on the way. Dinner and overnight in Tents.
Day 9: PIN VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Early morning, we will explore surrounding areas for birding. Look for Himalayan snowcock, Tibetan snow finch, Eurasian eagle owl, common swift, long-tailed shrike, red-billed & yellow-billed choughs, Nickell’s leaf warbler, horned lark, citrine and white wagtail, etc. Overnight in tents.
Day 10: PIN VALLEY NATIONAL PARK – PANG MO
Early morning, drive to Pang Mo via Kaza, Kibber, and Kye monastery. We will camp in the scenic meadows of Pang Mo. At the campsite, one can look for Hume’s short-toed lark, plain mountain finch, rock bunting, black redstart, etc. One can expect to see blue sheep, pikas, red fox etc. Overnight in tents.
Day 11: PANG MO – CHATTRU
Early morning, after breakfast drive to Chattru. On the way we will stop at Losar & Kunzum pass for bird watching. After then we will enter Lahul. We will look for birds in the meadows of Lahul and Chattru. Today we may account for great rosefinch, snow pigeon, green sandpiper, red-billed & yellow-billed choughs, Himalayan griffon etc. Overnight in tents.
Day 12: CHATTRU – MANALI – KULLU – GOSHAINI
Early morning, drive from Chattru to Goshaini. On the way we will stop at Rohtang pass for bird watching. One can look for monal, khalij, rosy pipit. This area remains less explored so we may have some special birds here. After crossing the pass we will head towards Goshaini via Manali. Overnight in Tirthan Orchards.
Day 13: TIRTHAN VALLEY
Early morning, proceed to Tirthan Valley. Guests typically like to enjoy riverside character of the area. Post lunch guests can explore of the many water based adventure activities such as River crossing, Kayaking etc. or explore area on a bicycle and do a bit of mountain biking. Overnight in Tirthan Orchards.
Day 14: GOSHAINI – CHANDIGARH
Early morning, have your breakfast and then drive to Chandigarh. On arrival check-in at hotel. Relax a while and then you will be taken to visit Rock Garden which consists of various arts and objects made of industrial and urban waste. Then visit to Sukhna Lake that lies in the foothills of shivalik range. People visit in the morning to enjoy fresh breeze. It serves as a picnic spot and good place for water activities. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 15: CHANDIGARH – DELHI
Early morning, have your breakfast and then drive to Delhi. On arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 16: DEPARTURE
Early morning, have you breakfast. Check out from the hotel and board your respective flight/train to your destinations.
Destination covered in this Tour:
Delhi: Capital of India
Chail: Hill station in Himachal Pradesh
Narkanda: surrounded by the Shivalik Ranges
Sarahan: Famous for Bhimakali Temple
Sangla: Lies on Indo-Tibet/China border
Nako: Known for its Lake
Pin Valley National Park: National Park & Typical cold desert
Chandigarh: The City Beautiful