Enjoy another relaxed start; spend the morning fishing around camp or enjoy a short forest hike with your naturalist to wittiness the valley’s prolific bird life. Depart after a hearty breakfast and set-off on the next leg of your rafting-expedition.
Arrive at Chukka; once a significant tiger corridor. Chukka’s, remoteness and prolific forest right on the edge of India and Nepal makes for a perfect camping setting. Try your hand at some Mahseer fishing at this legendary and historic fishing beat or walk these rich mixed forests along with your naturalist to trace the footsteps of both rare mammals as well as the legendary man-eating tiger hunter turned conservationist, Jim Corbett.
The Thak man-eater was a female Bengal tiger who killed and ate four human victims (two women, two men) between September and November 1938. She was operating in Kumaon, at the Nepalese border, between the villages Thak, Chuka, Kot Kindri and Sem. The tigress was shot at about 6:00pm on November 30, 1938 by Jim Corbett. This was the last man-eater killed by Corbett. The story about Thak man-eater is known as one of the most dramatic stories about man-eating animals. It was the last story in the USA edition of the bestselling book Man-Eaters of Kumaon (published by Oxford University press in 1944). In the UK edition the last story of the book was “Just Tigers”. The book Man-Eaters of Kumaon became the book of the year in USA in 1945, and a Hollywood film Man-Eater of Kumaon was made in 1948.
Accommodation: Mobile River-Camp | The Himalayan Outback
Meals Included: Breakfast, packed Lunch & Dinner