Some recent Feed back from our clients is given below:-
Eagles Nest, Nameri NP & Bailey trail
trek Feb 2008
In April 2008 we visited Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in
North-eastern India. Our primary goal was bird watching but we also
looked for a cultural experience.
We, six persons from Sweden, employed the services of Gurudongma
Tours & Treks. All the arrangements were excellent. From the night
we arrived in Dehli and all 3Ż weeks we stayed in India were very
well looked after.
In Assam we visited Nameri National Park. In Arunachal Pradesh the
Eagle┤s Nest Reserve. We also birded in the Dirang area. In Tawang
the several Buddhist monasteries were visited as well as a
traditional Monpa village.
The (Bailey trail) trek we had planned had to be cancelled at the
last minute because of too much snow and ice on the high passes. It
would be impossible for the horses and also for us to pass. We were
very impressed how quickly new horses and horsemen were employed in
another village for our 10-day trek. From that village we made
another trek at a lower altitude. The forests are intact at the
middle level of the Himalayas in this part.
Our bird guide made a very good job and he helped us
to find a lot of the good birds. As the leader of our trip he spared
no effort to make us to feel comfortable. We had incredible good
food during the whole trip. Often it was made during very primitive
We can really recommend the services of Gurudongma Tours & Treks.
South India Jan 2009
Our South India trip turned out to be one of my best birding trip
ever (the exceptions are from NE India 2005, 2006 and 2007). Mr
Eldhose was excellent, as well as a birding guide as his nice
personality. He is really easy-going guy and had very good ears to
my suggestions. His birding skills is well-known but it was a good
experience to travel with him and to see him pick up all the target
species, one by one. His knowledge about where to find all important
species was extra ordinary. I will be most glad to travel with him
The driver during the trip was my best driver ever. A happy and
relaxed guy that made us all feeling comfortable in the Indian
Regarding our accomodation they were all very good.
Upon the fact that we saw all but one available endemic bird species
(we missed the Wyynad Laughingthrush. We were just unlucky.), we
managed to hear two male Tiger with their ruttish call and saw one
wonderful female outside Bandipur National Park. The female Tiger
was found by us because of a alarming Sambar Deer. One night in
Mudumalai area also gave us good views of Sloth Bear.
All in all we recorded 290 Bird species and 20 species of Mammals.
We even managed to see the difficult-to-see-species Indian (Malabar)
Flying Squirrel and 2 Dhole!
Corbett, Bandavgarh- Bharatpur &
Little Rann: Feb 2009
I wanted to thank you for arranging our recent trip to India. It was
truly a wonderful experience. We ended the trip seeing 296 species
of birds as well as taking in many of your
most important national monuments in Northern India. My colleagues
all agreed our trip was a huge success and discussion has already
begun for a trip back there.
Our birding guide was a very knowledgeable birder, extremely
helpful with all aspects of the tour, and a truly nice person. He
made the trip a success.
Our driver, was the best! We all felt very safe with his
driving skill and he became an integral part of our group.
Thanks again for the great trip.
Harike, Desert National Park and
Gujarat: Nov 2008
Overall it was a very good trip, the organisation was excellent with
Shaym is a really good guide who knows his birds very well & where
to find them also really pleasant company. He went to a great deal
of trouble over our food.
Arpit was a great person for us to be with, as not only is he an
excellent birder, knowing exactly where to find some difficult
species, he is also a first class bird photographer, we really
enjoyed our time with him & wished we could have had him around
Danraj is a unique character he certainly is very knowledgeable. We
really had such a good time at Camp Zainibad.
Lastly Rag Patel has excellent knowledge of Sason Gir & it was due
to this that we had really good views of 2 Lions & 2 lionesses & a
magnificent leopard.He was also good at Velavadar. Unfortunately he
is not good at bird identification, so it was a little bit
frustrating at times. He is an extremely nice guy & looked after us
We saw some amazing sights , the Golden temple, Jailsamer fort, the
cranes The Harrier roost, the Grey hippocolis ( which arrived just 2
days before us) & the sheer number. of birds as well as lion &
You oeganised the trip very well. Thank you, we are sorry we could
not meet up with you.
NE India Feb 2008
Send you my warmest thanks for the unforgettable tour you arranged
for Avifauna. Your guides where real gentlemen during the whole
trip. Eyes and ears like a hawk.
Thank you again and hope to see you on another journey soon.
Bandavgarh, Bharatpur, And North Bengal: Jan 2008
It is hard to pick a single highlight of this tour. Was it the three
tiger cubs peering through the bamboo at Bandhavgarh National Park,
or the endangered Slender-billed Scimitar-Babbler playing
hide-and-seek in shrubbery near Lava? Or perhaps the stunning views
of Nanda Devi, Kanchenjunga and other giant mountains in the
Himalayas? How about the Sarus Cranes bugling and striding through
an agricultural field near Bharatpur? For some it may have been the
stunning Taj Mahal or the ruins of Fatehpur Sikri, or the fabulous
food, or the throngs of little kids crowding around the cameras to
see their image on the screen. Simply put, each and every day
provided memorable moments.
Yes, it was colder than expected, and the threat of political unrest
slightly altered our plans for the final two days, and the smog and
pollution situation is not improving, but none of that could dampen
our spirits or spoil the tour.
The group’s total bird species list was 421, and the mammal list was
All-in-all a fabulous trip, with good company, excellent birding,
great food, some stunning scenery, friendly people, and
knowledgeable and helpful local guides, drivers and helpers.
The colder-than-expected weather may have depressed the overall
bird-list somewhat, but I am not complaining (I added over 50
species to my lifelist!)
Thank you all!
Eagles Eye Tours
North Bengal Jan
First of all our thanks for arranging a wonderful trip. It is very
comforting to be in the hands of such a professional organisation as
Gurudongma. Even when we arrived in Calcutta there was a company
representative to meet us and direct us to the domestic terminal
which was only a few hundred metres away!
We were very comfortable at Guradongma House and really appreciated
the excellent service we received. We had marvellous birding at Lava
and really enjoyed our mountain hike in the park.
Samthar was one of the highlights of the holiday the birds,
surrounding area, accommodation, food and service were all
wonderfull. We particularly enjoyed the hospitality you provided. We
would like to return some day
Overall our trip to West Bengal and Sikkim was a great success. Many
for giving us such an enjoyable experience
NE India 2006
Thank you so much for your excellent service during my visit with
the AviFauna group in January.
It was very nice to meet you all and the response from my group was
more than positive.
Our days in Eagle┤s Nest and Pakke are filled with memories and I
really hope I can return soon to this lovely areas.
Although we didn┤t visit Namdapha we managed to see ten species more
compared with Jan 2005. The bird list ended up with more than 360
National Park: 2007
Christa and I had a very enjoyable trip through GHNP and of course
we were elated to find the Western Tragopan. The service we received
exceeded our expectations. Here are my impressions of the different
aspects of the trip.
1. Logistics. This area of the trip went very smoothly. Our pick up
was on time (very appreciated.) and the days of the trek were very
2. Birding. The birding was excellent, we saw many very exciting
3. Campsites. The campsites are beautiful and I would love to see
them stay that way.
4. Food. The food was good during the trip.