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Bhutan Bird Watching Tour (12N/ 13D) Packages



Join us for a bird watching adventure with our professional bird watching tour guide Phub Dorji, trained by the Royal Government of Bhutan and one of the best in the profession in Bhutan.

BRIEF ITINERARY:-

DAY 1: Paro
DAY 2: Paro Halt
DAY 3: Paro – Thimphu
DAY 4: Thimphu – Punakha
DAY 5: Punakha – Bumthang
DAY 6: Bumthang halt
DAY 7: Bumthang halt
DAY 8: Bumthang – Yongkola
DAY 9: Yongkola halt
DAY 10: Yongkola – Trashigang
DAY 11: Trashigang halt
DAY 12: Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar
DAY 13: International Departure
 

ITINERARY DETAIL

 


DAY 1: ArParo arrival

Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and then after having lunch and refreshing yourself explore Paro Chhu for Ibisbill and migratory birds water birds. Black-tailed Crake near within the paddy field of paro valley.

Overnight at a hotel in Paro.

 

 

 



DAY 2: Paro halt

Go for a field excursion to Chelela early morning for Kalij Pheasant, Himalayan Monal and Blood pheasant. Other species include Collared and white-winged Grosbeak, Fire-tailed Myzornis, different species of Tit, Bullfinch and Parrotbill.

(Overnight at a hotel in Paro

 

 

 

 



DAY 3: Paro – Thimphu

Go for a field excursion to Chelela early morning for a second chance at seeing the birds

Later in the afternoon, drive to Thimphu and check-in at your hotel

Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

 

 

 

 



DAY 4: Thimphu – Punakha

Post early breakfast drive to Punakha and check-in at your hotel. After refreshing yourself and having lunch try to sight the following birds; White-bellied Heron, Three species of Tesia, Red-headed Trogon, different species of Babblers and Fulvetta, Niltava, Barbets, few species of Wren Babbler and migratory Cuckoos.

Overnight at a hotel in Punakha.

 

 

 

 



DAY 5: : Punakha – Bumthang:

Drive to Bumthang post breakfast and along the way try to sight Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Finches and Parrotbills around Pelela pass, Parrotbill, Coral-billed and Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler

Overnight at a hotel in Bumthang

 

 

 

 



DAY 6: Bumthang halt:

Take packed lunch and then drive to Tharpaling monastery and then hike around to try to sight Monal Pheasant.

Overnight at a hotel in Bumthang.

 

 

 

 



DAY 7: Bumthang halt

Rest day in Bumthang.

 

 

 

 



DAY 8:: Explore Bumthang Valley

We’ll start early today, continuing our circuit central Bhutan and searching for pheasants, which could include Monal, Satyr Tragopan, and Blood Pheasant around Sengor region. Eventually we’ll cross the Thrumsing La, at 12,465 feet Bhutan’s highest road pass. Other specialitis along this route are White-throated Redstart, Beautiful and white-browed Rosefinch, few species of warblers and little known Gold crest.

Overnight at Yongkola

 

 

 

 



DAY 9: Yongkola halt

Post breakfast, we’ll spend these days exploring the fabulously lush primary forests near Lingmethang and Yongkala region in search of the area’s specialties. We’re sure to see many new birds, and while not all of them are rare, many, such as Slender-billed and Coral-billed Scimitar-Babblers, Scaly and Blue-winged Laughingthrushes, Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Broad-billed Warbler, White-naped Yuhina, and Rufous-throated Wren-Babbler are poorly known. Many of Bhutan’s most sought-after birds can be found here, including Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Ward’s Trogon, the majestic Rufous-necked Hornbill, Blue-naped Pitta, White-gorgetted Flycatcher, Sikkim Wedge-billed, Long-billed, and Bar-winged Wren-Babblers

Overnight at Yongkola

 

 

 

 



DAY 10: Yongkola halt

We will try to catch up on the species we missed the previous days.

Overnight at Yongkola

 

 

 

 



DAY 11: Yongkola – Trashigang

Post breakfast, drive towards Trashigang.

On our way we will take short excursion to Korila feeder Road for birding opportunities. Here we should see different varieties of Forktails, Rufous-necked and Great Hornbill, Grey-winged Black, Kalij Pheasant, Red-headed Bullfinch, Ward’s Trogon and Gold-napped Finch.

Overnight at a hotel in Trashigang

 

 

 

 



DAY 12: Trashigang, Trashi Yangtse excursion

Post breakfast, drive towards Trashi Yangtse to go to Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is the other winter roosting grounds for the Black Necked Cranes apart from Phobjikha valley. They arrive around November and leave by March. Have lunch and drive back to Trashigang late in the afternoon.

Overnight at a hotel in Trashigang

 

 

 

 



DAY 13: Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar – Guwahati

Post early breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Samdrup Jongkhar. Change your vehicle in Samdrup Jongkhar and drive to Guwahati.

 

 

 

 


 

 


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A great trip, thank you. Also appreciated Bishnu, our driver.

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You have wonderful guides. They are well educated, highly informed problem solver, historian and good communication skills. They showed us presentation from normal programme with different topics. They let us discuss interests – photography and arrange programme accordingly. They always showed positive energy and passion to us. They never argued, instead suggested. We are very happy. My husband was very happy with them as he describe him as professional guide. Thank you so much.

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