Namdapha National Park is the largest 'protected' area in the Eastern Himalaya and is located in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. It is also the largest national park in India in terms of area (1983 sq. kms) and is recognized as one of the richest areas in biodiversity in India.
Shashank Dalvi and I made a week's trip to Namdapha in February to try and get some avian specialities before the rains. It was my maiden trip to the park and Shashank's third. Namdapha is all hiking and the last a jeep can take you (currently) is Deban which is kind of the 'base camp' as well as the administrative headquarters to the park.
Our logistics was excellently organized by Phupla Singpo (based in Miao about 25 kms before Deban) who helps birders with porters, guides and cooks. We had a 11-member team (to assist two guests!). Birding was challenging and photography even more so. It also rained heavily a couple of days keeping us inside tents for most of the time.