Pangot and Sattal, Uttarakhand

4 Nights / 5 Days

Date: Feb 7th to 11th 2017

  • Laugh out loud with the Laughing thush, play hide and seek with the ringed beauties, get a diversity of birds under the perfect studio settings of Sattal. If this is what interests you, you are at the right place. This tour will take you to the lower greater Himalaya birding attractions of Pangot and Sattal. Come join us to treat your eyes to these exotic birds and a riot of colour in the abundant beauty.Sattal is situated in the Lower Himalayan Range and is unique for its biodiversity and ecological amplitude. There are seven inter-connected lakes here and hence the name Sat-tal which means seven lakes in local language. It has 500 species of resident and migratory birds, 20 species of mammals, over 525 species of butterflies and over 11,000 species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. The flora covers a wide and diverse range of plants ranging from Bryophytes, orchids, rare climbing plants, ferns, lichens, fungi, medicinal herbs and shrubs. A cluster of pristine lakes set against the captivating surroundings of dense oak and pine woods, Sattal in the state of Uttarakhand unfurls the rustic beauty of the Lower Himalayas. At an altitude of 4000 feet Sattal, also pronounced as Sattal proffers an unruffled environment with abundance of natural flora and fauna. Calm and quite ambiance of Sattal makes this sleepy locale in the outskirts of Nainital as a most memorable and impressive tourism spots. Pangot on the other hand is located about 15 kilometers from Nainital, which is a popular hill station. The drive to here passes through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are excellent birding spots. India is famous world over for its rich flora and fauna. Pangot is one such beautiful hamlet and walking into Pangot is like stepping into a remote Himalayan village.

    Weather

    Summer:(April to July) Max Temperature can go upto 27^c, Winters:(November to Febraury) Min Tempeartures can drop to -5^c.

    How to reach Pangot and Sattal

    By Air

    Pantnagar Airport, Nainital.

    By Rail

    Kathgdham Railway Station.

    Best Time to visit Sattal and Pangot

    October to March.

  • Day 01 :
    Arrive at Kathgodam railway station around 11AM by a train from Delhi. Drive through the scenic hills and beautiful vistas to reach our resort at Pangot for lunch. Spend the afternoon soaking into the hill station atmosphere here, go for short walks or spend a couple of hours birding in and around the resort. Sun sets pretty quickly here and is also spectacular from various view points. We retire after dinner and a short discussion on our plan for next morning.

    Day 02 :
    Enjoy the morning and evening drives/walks for birding with expert guides. Meet in the evening for some Learnings, knowledge sharing and/or image reviews. More details on this once we get there.

    Day 03/04 :
    We start very early this morning and will look for Kokolas, Cheer and Khalij pheasants. We will get back to our resort after having breakfast at a high point with view of snow clad mountains. We checkout around 12 noon and drive to Sattal with lunch on the way.. We go on a birding trail this evening at Sattal.

    Day 05 :
    This will be our last birding session of the trip. We start early and get on different trails as two groups depending on our target list. We get to Kathgodam to catch our night train to Delhi. End of tour.

  • PER PERSON COST:

    Premium: INR 33000 /- onwards. (Additional 9% of the tour cost would be charged as service tax).

    COST INCLUDES:

    • A full board accommodation at Pangot and Sattal (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) on twin sharing basis.
    • Safaris in shared vehicle.
    • Transportation from Kathgodam and back in comfortable AC vehicles on sharing basis only.
    • All applicable taxes.

    COST EXCLUDES:

    • Any Airfare or Train fare from Home/Base locations or returns.
    • Any type of drinks like mineral water & alcoholic beverages during journey, sightseeing or at the camps/hotel/guest houses etc.
    • Any tips paid ( tips would be 10% of the tour cost, and would be collected wide cash on arrival).
    • Any medical expenses in case of emergencies.
    • Camera fees.
    • The services of Vehicles is not included on leisure days and after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the itinerary given.
    • Any type of personal insurance.
    • Anything not mentioned above in the cost include section.
  • Payment Terms

    • Indian nationals: 100% payment on or before 60 days of travel.
    • Foreign Nationals:100% payment on or before 90 days of travel.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 50% refund if cancelled before 50 days of travel.
    • 20% refund if cancelled 30 days before travel.
    • No refund if cancelled after above mentioned days.

    Additional terms

    • This tour requires a general fitness among individuals.
    • A medical certificate will be needed to be produced giving a basic stats of your vitals.Indeminity bond needs to be signed prior to the tour.
    • Beyond roads travel and photography Pvt. Ltd will not be held responsible for any damages or mishaps to the property etc. undertaken by the customer.
    • Beyond roads travel and photography Pvt. Ltd will not be responsible for any loss or theft. Although, it is advisable not to keep an eye out on a general note.
    • If you have any medical condition, it did be advisable to inform us about it. This ensures an extra care and support for you from our side.
    • Beyond roads travel and photography Pvt. Ltd can cancel any tours for any unseen or unfavourable conditions which can prove risky for you to travel there. In such a case, a full refund will be amde to you.
    • It is advisable to follow a set rules, especially in mentored tours. This ensures your safety.
    • There are guidlines and advise on what to carry in your clothes baggage. This ensures you are comfortable throughout your journey. Any medical emergencies will not be borne by Beyond roads Travel and Photography Pvt. Although, care and assitance will be given to you throughout any unforeseen circumstances.
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