• Birding tour at Pong Wetland (HP) 23rd Oct 2015

    Posted on September 16, 2015 by in Bird Watching Trips, Forthcoming Trips, Village Trips, Weekend Trips

    Duration: 3N/4D
    Best Time: 1st October-15th March (Winter)

    The tour is ideally tailored for bird lovers and wildlife photographers. Pong Bird Sanctuary in Kangra district is a well-known birding destination, Explore this virgin destination with a splendid view of the Dhauladhar Mountains. The tour is pleasing blend of nativity, heritage and rainbow-ecology of Himalayan cultures which makes the most secure habitat for a variety of colourful and shy birds in the hills.
    The sprawling Pong wetland has emerged as a major habitat for migratory birds in the country as also an attraction for bird watchers. Wetland popularly known as Ramsar site has been recognized internationally as one of the finest and largest wetlands of North India situated in the Dhauladhar mountain ranges of Himachal Pradesh
    Day by Day Itinerary:
    Day 1: Arrival in Pathankot Railway station or Gaggal Airport then transfer to Birding Lodge at Pong Lake or Banjara Camp at Haripur. After check in and having some rest by the evening birding trip will take place with an experienced guide to explore the Birdlife by sailing boat or walking along the lake shore till the dawn. Back to lodge for dinner around campfire.

    Day 2: After breakfast we will proceed for towards Sansarpur Terrace area this is an ideal place for marshland and water birds like Waders, Swamp hen, Jacana, Darters, Water hen, Crakes, Cranes etc. Packed lunch or lunch with local host family will be organized and evening back to lodge for overnight stay and dinner.

    Day 3: After breakfast checkout from lodge and transfer to Birding Camp at Guler village. This is a fully serviced camping. Passing through Nagrota Surian and Haripur lake site and a picnic lunch enroute. Evening back to camp for dinner around bonfire.

    Day 4: After breakfast departure to Pathankot or Gaggal airport.

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