Overview - Mishmi Hills
‘Pristine’ is a word thrown about loosely, however, this wonderful landscape in Arunachal Pradesh is yet to be completely explored.
Located in the Eastern Himalayas, gently rising from 200m in the floodplains of the snow-fed Dibang River(one of the main tributaries of the Brahmaputra River), to the foothills of the Shivalik mountains at around 1200m all the way to the snowy reaches of 5000m above sea level.
This range stretches eastwards into China where it further continue in an alien land.
The forest types range from Tropical Evergreen, Tropical Semi-evergreen, Sub-tropical broad-leaved, Sub-tropical Alpine, Temperate broad-leaved, Temperate Conifer, Alpine Meadow, Bamboo, Sub-alpine Woody Shrub and of course Grasslands.
Royal Bengal Tigers have been recorded in camera-traps recently at 3500m above sea-level in the snow at Mishmi which is a fascinating find. Around 600 bird species are recorded here including the endemic Mishmi Wren Babbler.
Best Time to Visit Mishmi Hills
November to mid-May is a great time to visit.
Summers : March-May is when the vegetation is at it’s lowest ebb, with the breeding season of the birds makes it very fruitful.
Highlight Species - Mishmi Hills
Types of Safaris - Mishmi Hills
Walking Safaris : Birding is done here on foot. A vehicle does accompany one while ascending the hills, and as it is an unregulated area – you can easily get off the cars amongst the various birding areas to look for different species.
How to reach Mishmi Hills
By Air : 1.5 hour drive from Dibrugarh Airport – daily flights from New Delhi & Kolkata.