Sikkim Birding Tour: Discover the Diverse Birdlife of Sikkim on a 7-Day Birding Tour.
Experience Sikkim’s rich flora and fauna on a one-of-a-kind bird watching trip through this stunning state in northeastern India. With its breathtaking landscapes and diverse range of bird species, Sikkim is the perfect destination for bird enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
On this Birding Tour, you’ll explore some of the region’s most beautiful monasteries and lakes, home to many native birds, including the Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasant, Snow Pegion, Rusty-flanked Treecreeper, and Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush. Throughout the 7-day of Sikkim Bird Watching Trip, you’ll also have the chance to immerse yourself in Sikkim’s local culture and cuisine.
This tour has everything from moderate hikes to picturesque bird-watching spots to tasting delicious local food. Join us on this unforgettable journey to witness the natural beauty of Sikkim and observe the region’s diverse birdlife. Don’t miss this Sikkim Bird Watching Tour, whether you’re a seasoned bird watcher or just starting.
Book now to experience the birds of Sikkim, one of the best bird watching destinations in India.
There are many other places in Sikkim where bird watching can be very satisfying and interesting. For example, far North Sikkim areas like Lachen, Lachung, Thangu and Gurudongmar Lake areas. The North Sikkim area boasts an impressive collection of avian treasures, like White-Throated Dipper, White-Winged, Spot-Winged Grosbeak and many more. Moreover, the Gurudogmar Lake provides a rare opportunity for birders to catch a glimpse of the reclusive Tibetan Snow Cock. The Gurudongmar Lake area is a must-visit for some rare birds.
In this itinerary, we are covering part of Sikkim. You can customize this itinerary based on your preferences, the available time, and the time of year you travel. We can also include more days and rest days to make the trip more enjoyable. This itinerary can further be extended to Yumthang Valley and is an ideal combination of bird watching trips and the popular Sikkim, Gurudongmar Lake and Yumthang Valley Tour.
Day 1: Arrival in Bagdogra
Arrive in Bagdogra and drive to Gangtok. Upon your arrival at Bagdogra airport, you will be picked up by your tour guide and driven to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. Spend the day resting and acclimatizing to the high altitude. Meals Included: Welcome Dinner.
Day 2: Bird watching in Rumtek and Lingdum
After breakfast, drive to Rumtek Monastery, home to many species of birds, such as the White-throated Bulbul, Grey Treepie, and Grey-winged Blackbird. From there, continue to Lingdum Monastery, which is surrounded by forest and has a diverse range of bird species, including the Yellow-billed Blue Magpie and the Black-faced Warbler. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 3: Bird watching in Phodong and Labrang Monastery
Today you will visit Phodong Monastery, where you can spot the Fire-tailed Sunbird, Rufous-gorged Flycatcher, and Red-headed Bullfinch. Later, visit Labrang Monastery, located in a forested area and home to many species of birds, such as the Green-tailed Sunbird, Long-tailed Minivet, and Rusty-fronted Barwing. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 4: Bird watching in Pelling
Drive to Pelling, a town in the western part of Sikkim, and check in at your hotel. Spend the day bird watching in the nearby forests, home to many species, including the Collared Grosbeak, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, and the Himalayan Woodpecker. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 5: Bird watching in Khecheopalri Lake
Today, visit the Khecheopalri Lake, a sacred lake for the local Buddhists, surrounded by dense forests. Here, you can spot many species of birds, such as the Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, Rusty-flanked Treecreeper, and the Yellow-billed Blue Magpie. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 6: Bird watching in Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir
Today, visit Tsomgo Lake, located at an altitude of 3,780 meters and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Here, you can spot many species of birds, such as the Snow Partridge, Himalayan Monal, and the Blood Pheasant. Later, visit the Baba Mandir, a temple dedicated to a soldier who died in the Indo-China war and which is also a good spot for bird watching. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Day 7: Departure
Today, you will be driven back to Bagdogra for your home flight. Meals Included: Breakfast.
Sikkim Birding Tour: 7 Days of Wilderness, Flora and Fauna
(Price per person for a group of 8 people)