7 Days from$1,890 p/p in USD
DeparturesFeb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov
Guided, Small Group
Singalila is one of the best places in India to see red panda in the wild. In addition, Singalila is home to a diversity of mammals including Himalayan black bear, clouded leopard, leopard cat, serow, barking deer, yellow throated marten, wild boar, pangolin and pika among others. Singalila is a birding paradise, with more than 300 species of birds found here. It has a huge list of exotic birds like: blood pheasant, satyr tragopan, kalij pheasant, brown parrobills, rufous-vented tit, fire tailed mayzornis, golden breasted fulvetta, rosefinches, bullfinches, wren babbers, laughing thrushes, nuthatchs, treecreapers, yuhinas, minivets, partridges and many more. The park is also well known for its stunning and rugged Eastern Himalayan landscape and on clear days both Mount Everest and Kanchendzonga can be seen.
Safari types:Birding Safari, Guided, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Singalila National Park
Wildlife:Birds, Deer, Leopard, Pangolin, Wild Boar, Bear, Porcupine, Red Panda, Serow, Marten
Activities:Game Drive, Walking Safari, Nature Walk
Getting around:Game Viewing Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Singalila, end in Singalila
Minimum age:18 Years
About Red Pandas
The Red Panda, Ailurus fulgens, is also known as the ‘firefox’. It is a mammal native to Eastern Himalayas and Southwest China. It has Reddish brown fur, a long shaggy tail and a wadding gait due to its shorter length of front legs. Measuring not more than 2 feet in length and weighing not more than 10 Kg the Red Panda is truly adorable and especially photogenic animal. It is arboreal, feeds mainly on bamboos, but also eats eggs, birds & insects. It is a solitary animal mainly active from dusk to dawn and is largely sedentary during the day. The Red Panda has been classified as Endangered by the IUCN because its wild population is estimated at less than 10,000 mature individuals and it continues to decline due to its habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching and inbreeding. Although Red Pandas are protected by National laws in their range countries. Singalila is one of its last strong holds and it is also the best place in India to see this elusive and rare mammal.
Price Per Person – INR
2 Paying Pax: per pax cost: INR 157,500 + 5% GST
4 Paying Pax: per pax cost: INR 130,000 + 5% GST
6 Paying Pax: per pax cost: INR 117,500 + 5% GST
8 Paying Pax: per pax cost: INR 104,500 + 5% GST
Single Room Supplement: INR 20,000 + 5% GST
- All meals during trip
- 6 nights stay in Shikar, Tumbling
- 6 nights Red Panda Expedition with tracker support
- Shared porters & 4X4 Safari Boleros for entire duration of stay
- Wildlife permit cost for Nepal
- Visit to Sandhakphu Top
- Return transfers from Bhadrapur to Tumbling
- Visit to Tumling and for other sightseeing
- Flight & visas
- Train fare
- Cost for supplementary services
- Insurance premiums
- Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
- Gratuity cost for any other service not mentioned under Includes
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Day by Day Overview
After arrival at Bhadrapur airport, guests will be received by a 4×4 vehicle and proceed to Tumbling and check in to Shikhar Lodge. Tumbling will be your home for 6 nights. Evening will be at leisure, with some orientation about the activities planned for the next few days.
Dinner and overnight at Shikhar Lodge
Guests will wake up and have breakfast at the lodge. Our team of expert trackers would have gone out searching for Red Panda early in the morning. As the trackers find Red Panda, guests will be taken to the spot. Guests can opt to walk to the sighting spot or choose to go by a 4×4 vehicle, if the sighting is close to a motor-able road. Along with our expert naturalist, guests can also participate in tracking using established trails in search for Red Panda. Singalila is home to several species of birds and guests can also engage themselves with bird watching, while the trackers are out looking for Red Panda. Lunch will be served on the field or at the lodge, depending on the wildlife activities that we decide to do.
Dinner and overnight at Shikhar Lodge (B, L & D)
Each day the trackers will go out searching for Red Panda on the Nepal side of the forest and your naturalist will identify suitable trails for searching for Red Panda and other species. For those guests who have difficulty walking, the 4×4 vehicles will be there in support to drive you to various sightings or spots.
Apart from wildlife, Singalila National Park is also quite popular for the scenic vistas that one can see. The Kanchendzonga peak along with other surrounding peaks form the sleeping Buddha, which can be best viewed from Tumbling. At the discretion of your naturalist and the sighting situation, the guest can visit Tumbling to see this and explore the areas around. There are also some interesting villages to be seen close to your lodge. Based on the sightings a visit to Sandakphu is also possible. Sandakphu is the highest point on the Singalila Ridge, with great views of Mount Everest and Kanchendzonga.
Dinner and overnight at Shikhar Lodge (B, L & D)
Hot breakfast at the lodge followed by departure for the Bhadrapur airport to take your onward flight.