In Search of The Elusive Red Panda

Join our experts on a 6D 5N jungle expedition to Singalila via vintage Land Rover safaris

7-12 November, 2021

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Package Overview 

Visit the Mystical Himalayan Forest
Hill partridge
sighting
Stay in Cozy Tea Houses
Experience Magical Visatas
Enjoy Authentic Tibetan Meals

Safaris in Vintage Land Rovers
ON GROUND TRAVEL ASSISTANCE
Naturalist / Guide

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Shyama Pal (Ph.D.) is a wildlife & travel enthusiast. She prides herself discovering amazing experiences and offbeat places. After having traveled extensively, she decided to help people meet their travel goals by founding Wild Wild Wanderer.

While meeting needs of the travelers and delivering great experiences, Wild Wild Wander focuses on responsible tourism and educating people about nature, thus planting the seeds of conservation in minds. This trip to Singalila is one such effort to introduce people to the amazing ecosystem life and reasons why all efforts must be taken to preserve this wonderland !

Wildlife of Singalila

Yes I want to see the Red Pandas !

Itinerary

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL AT BAGDOGRA & TRANSFER TO LAMAHATTA

Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport by early morning flight you will be met at the airport by your onground travel assistant. The group will then immediately leave for Lamahatta, a charming village set amongst the conifers.

We will explore the birds, tea gardens and experience local culture of Lamahatta.

DAY 2 : GO IN PERSUIT OF HILL PARTRIDGE EN ROUTE TO SINGALILA

We will leave from Lamahatta early and head to Tiger Hill in search of the infamous hill partridge and many other elusive birds like the parrotbills, laughing thrushes and bush warblers. You can also viw the famous Tiger Hill Sunrise !

Post our session at Tiger Hill, we will head to Singalila. Manebhanjan is the entry point to Singalila, where you will change to their vintage Land Rover and travel to the lodge at Tumling, your home for 4 nights. You will reach Tumling by afternoon.

We will also head out in search of the Red Panda post lunch as our trackers will already be tracking starting early in the day. After much travel, the evening will be spent at leisure discussing how the next few days have been planned for you. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

DAY 3-5 : BIRDING AND WILDLIFE TRACKING AT SINGALILA

While our trackers head out in search of the Red Panda, we shall identify suitable trails for searching for Red Panda as well along with looking for other species of birds and mammals immediately post breakfast.

Singalila is home to several species of birds and you must engage yourselves with bird watching, while the trackers are out looking for Red Panda. As soon as the trackers notify the leader of their find, you will be taken for the sighting.

The Landrovers will be there in support to drive you to various spots. You can opt to walk to the sighting spot or choose to go by land rover, if the sighting is close to a motor-able road.

DAY 6 : EXPLORING SINGALILA FOR ITS SCENIC VISTAS & TRIP TO SANDAKPHU

The famous Sandakphu is the highest point in West Bengal and famously a spot where you can see both Mount Everest and Kanchendzonga. Depending on the sightings and if time permits, you could opt to trek up or use the Landrovers to explore the Sandakhu area.

Post which You will be transferred back to Bagdogra airport today.

Note: Book your return flight from Bagdogra Post 3:00 P.M.

YOUR STAY

Red Pandas, Here I Come !