This birding adventure takes us to the rarely visited and remote destinations of Munsiyari and Chaukori in the Western Himalaya. We will have the rare opportunity to search for a host of Asia’s most tantalising and desirable species, including the stunning Satyr Tragopan, tricky Cheer & Koklass Pheasants, metallic Himalayan Monal and Wallcreeper. We’ll also visit the better-known sites of Sattal in the Kumaon Himalaya foothills and Jim Corbett National Park in search of numerous woodpeckers, hornbills, parakeets, and babblers, as well as several mammals including the scare Bengal Tiger, several deer and Asian Elephant.

*2024 Prices are estimated and dates may change*

Tour Facts Top Birds
Himalayan Monal; Satyr Tragopan; Cheer & Koklass Pheasants; Wallcreeper; Ibisbill (rare); Black Francolin; Rufous-throated & Hill Partridges; Himalayan Owl; Snow Pigeon; Long-billed Thrush; Great Hornbill; Black-necked Stork; Pallas's Fish Eagle; Collared Falconet; Himalayan Black-lored Tit; Altai, Black-throated & Alpine Accentors; Himalayan Beautiful, Dark-breasted & Pink-browed Rosefinches; Scarlet Finch, Alpine & Chestnut Thrushes; Red-fronted Serin; Golden Bush Robin; Plain Mountain Finch; Blue-capped & Blue-fronted Redstarts; Fire-breasted Flowerpecker; Variegated & Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrushes; Chestnut-headed Tesia; White-browed Fulvetta;
Top Mammals
Bengal Tiger (rare); Sambar; Chital; Hog Deer; Yellow-throated Marten; Jungle Cat; Asian Elephant; Tarai Grey Langur; Golden Jackal; Northern Red Muntjac.
Habitats Covered
teak woodlands, rivers, sal (oak & rhododendron) forests, Himalayan foothills, grassland
Expected Climate
cool to mild in lowlands, cold in Himalayan foothills with a chance of snowfall
Max Group Size
8 with 1 Rockjumper leader
Tour Pace & Walking
moderate to undemanding
Ease of Birding
mostly unchallenging
Other Attractions
Himalayan scenery
Photographic Opportunities
good to very good
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

Greg de Klerk and David Erterius were great - super knowledgeable and really kind. You can tell that they both care about birds and their guests. I hope I can go on a Rockjumper tour with them again.

Both David and Rajveer were excellent guides. In fact, it seemed at times as though they were able to summon animals.

David was an excellent leader with exceptional birding skills. He was very attentive and helpful in handling both the birding and the logistics. In addition to his birding and guiding skills, David is also very personable and easy to talk to. I would definitely go on another trip with him as a guide.

I thought David was an excellent guide. He certainly knows his birds and was very passionate and I also found him to be very keen to discuss birds and pass on knowledge; I enjoyed being able to share his passion. I also found him to be friendly and I had the impression that he was always trying to make sure that the group was generally satisfied. He was certainly very thorough at making sure that everybody had seen all the birds.

David Hoddinott was at his best even on new grounds full of lifers.

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