The Himalayas are an ornithological treasure house of amazing, beautiful and absolutely superb birds! For anyone who has never been within sight of these massive peaks, there are numerous new families of birds, as well as the impressive spectacle of large mixed-species flocks. Add to this a whole suite of skulking, unobtrusive and hard to see species – and we really love those ones! This tour concentrates on the ‘classic’ Himalayan destinations of Corbett National Park and the higher elevations around Nainital, Pangot and Sat Tal and the focus of the tour will be to see all wildlife well, rather than racing around trying to build up a big list but we will also concentrate on the specialities as well. Starting at the world famous Corbett National Park where we will split our time between a good lodge outside the park and Dhikala Lodge nestled within the heart of the park. As well as a chance of seeing Tiger and wild Asian Elephants, there are a whole host of attractive species to search for, from Ibisbill, Pallas’s Fish-eagle, Great Pied Hornbill and Slaty-back Forktail to Wallcreeper, Kalij Pheasant, Collared Falconet and some true grassland skulkers like Himalayan Rubythroat, Grey-sided Bush-warbler and Hodgson’s Bushchat. Moving to the tranquil setting of our secluded lodge at Pangot, this stunning and remote area will provide a veritable feast of typical Himalayan species such as barbets, bulbuls, babblers, laughingthrushes, yuhinas, warblers and rosefinches. There are numerous specialities to search for as well which will ensure you really won’t want to leave. Rather unique by Asian standards, the lodge has a feeding station giving the opportunity to get up close and personal with some cracking birds and provide a veritable feast of photographic opportunities! Finally we conclude our Himalayan adventure at Sat Tal where amidst thick forest there is the chance of tough species such as Nepal Wren-babbler, Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush and Chestnut-headed Tesia amongst a great selection of other birds. Nearby areas could produce Speckled Piculet, Black-throated Accentor, Himalayan Red-flanked Bush-robin and Small-billed Scaly Thrush amongst others. With the excitement of an overnight sleeper train returning us to the hustle and bustle of Delhi we conclude the tour with a complete contrast of species by visiting Okhla Bird Sanctuary and its multitude of waterbirds and some special species to finish of our jam-packed tour in spectacular fashion. This tour can be joined to our 'Northern India' tour for a comprehensive coverage of northern India.