Long Breaks

Tigers, Pheasants & Raptors, Kumaon

Explore prime Tiger country in the Himalayan foothills and the excellent birds of the sub-tropical and temperate forests of the Lesser Himalaya; more...

Extended Weekend Tours

Corbett Tiger Reserve

India’s first Tiger Reserve, Corbett National Park’s prey-rich grasslands hold among the highest densities of these large cats in the country; more...

Binsar Sanctuary

Binsar is located in the transition zone between the Lesser and Greater (Western) Himalaya, amidst superb forest of Chir Pine and temperate broadleaved forest; more...

 
 
 
WILDLIFE & NATURAL HISTORY TOURS
Western Himalaya

Stretching from the central Nepal to the edge of the Himalaya in the Karakoram, the Western Himalaya are home to some of the highest peaks on Earth and the source for some of south Asia's most important rivers. The outer hills of these mountains, the Lesser Himalaya and associated foothills and plains are covered with some of India's finest Chir Pine, Deodar and Sal forests as well as Terai, temperate broad-leaved and mixed deciduous forests. A fantastic richness of birds of over 600 species are known from this ecoregion, including some of the World's rarest Pheasants, the Himalayan Quail, over 50 species of raptors and a number of long-distance migrants.

Mammal diversity is noteworthy as well, with the foothill forests supporting high densities of Tiger and Asiatic Elephant and the hill forests include rarities such as Hangul, Himalayan Serow, Musk Deer Himalayan Black Bear and elusive Snow Leopard in the alpine edges. Himalayan and associated rivers that flow through the foothill forests are rich in fish life, and support a number of rare turtles and among the last remaining populations of Gangetic Dolphins and Gharials.

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