Destinations: Pangot & Sat Tal
Duration: 04 Nights & 05 Days
Best Season: October to June
Tour Code: 1331
Travel Date: 20-24 September 2023
Day 01: Arrival at Kathgodam and drive to Pangot
Day 02: Pangot
Day 03: Pangot to Sat Tal
Day 04: Sat Tal
Day 05: Departure
Pangot just 15 km from Nainital in Uttarakhand state is one of India’s beautiful hamlets. The feeling around here is like being in a remote Himalayan village and going by the records of Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, the area boasts of having over 250 bird species.
Pangot is mainly forested with thick oak, pine, and Rhododendron which serve as excellent nesting places for many resident and migratory birds. The weather is pleasantly warm in summer and during winter, the mountain peaks are covered in snow which is attractive to watch. There are well-defined trails starting from Pangot to Naina Peak and another one leading to Corbett National Park. There are also good trails from the lodge that go to Timla Pani, then to Ghughu Khan, Kilbury Forest House all the way to Cheena Peak. For safety and ensuring no one gets lost while trekking, there are enough guides to help tourists around.
Pangot is a heaven for the lovers of bird watching. Bird species such as the Lammergeier, Griffon, Blue-winged Minla, Woodpecker, Khaleej Pheasant, Rufous-bellied Niltava are all found here. As a tourist, there is more than the eyes can finish seeing. Honeymooners too are not left out. The calmness and quietness of Pangot together with all the beautiful surroundings make the honeymoon a memorable one.
Sattal or Sat Tal is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes situated in the Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal, a town of the Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India. The lakes sit at an altitude of 1370 meters below lush orchards in the Mehragaon valley.
Set amongst dense forests of oak and pine trees, Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India. These lakes are a paradise for migratory birds. It is home to a few camps being operated mostly by local people catering to tourists looking for outdoor vacations.
At Sat Tal, the habitat offers species such as White-crested Laughingthrush, Rufousgorgeted Flycatcher, Red-billed Leothrix, Siberian Rubythroat, Rock Bunting, etc. This scattered and forested area is one of the most pleasant destinations. Look for Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Greater Yellow-naped Flameback, Speckled Piculet, Golden Bush Robin, etc
- Stunning landscapes of the Himalayan foothills
- Piping hot and farm-fresh delicious meals
- Stay in some of the best ecolodges of the region
- Jungle safaris in India’s oldest national park, to see tigers, elephants, and more
- Leisurely-paced and relatively easy birding
- Insights into daily Kumaoni life
- Accommodation for 02 nights in Pangot
- Accommodation for 02 nights in Sat Tal
- All meals from first day lunch till last day breakfast
- Guided Birding for all the days
- All taxes
Services Not Included
- Vehicle hire and road transport
- Train or flight journeys
- Optional tours/excursions, personal and incidental expenses.
- Tips, laundry, phone calls, alcohol, camera fee, etc.
- International air fare, visa, insurance.
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