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Birding Bhutan Tour - 25 Days

Birding Bhutan Tour

This 25-days Birding Bhutan Tour is moderately paced available on request. Some of the rare species that can be seen are Rufous-necked Hornbill, Beautiful Nuthatch, White belied heron, Satyr Tragopan, Black-necked Crane, Wood Snipe, Wards Trogon, Yellow-rumped Honey Guide, Rufus throated Wren-Babbler, You will also encounter the fabulous Ibisbill, Fire-tailed Myzornis and a plethora of other gorgeous and little known Himalayan species.

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Day 1
Day 01: Arrive Delhi or Calcutta depending on flight overnight in Hotel.

Day 2
Day 02: Fly Delhi/Calcutta to Baghdogra ,drive in 4hrs to Phuntsoling overnight in Hotel Druk.

Day 3
Day 03

Early morning birding above Phuntsoling 300 mtrs. . Drive to Thimphu (2240m) with birding stops along the way. Overnight in Thimphu at Hotel.(Long day drive).

Day 4
Day 04

AM: Birding north of Thimphu at Jigme Dorji National Park in the Cheri valley, @2564m. PM: Sightseeing in Thimphu. Overnight at Thimpu at Hotel.

Day 5
Day 05

AM departure; along central highway to Dochala (3150m); bird east side of pass by walking the highway. Drive to Punakha and visit Punakha dzong. Drive north along Mo Chu (river) towards Jigme Dorji NP, birding along road to Shatem campsite (1670m) Camp overnight in tents.

Day 6
Day 06

AM: Bird upriver (north) from campsite in the national park. PM:

Bird down river from campsite.

Day 7
Day 07

AM: Depart for Gangtey with stops en route as we climb towards Pelela. PM: Leave the central highway, turning south towards Gangtey and walk from near the Gangteyla pass at 3358m down into the Phobjika valley. Visit Gangtey Gompa. Night at Gompa Guest House (2960m).

Day 8
Day 08

AM departure for Pelela (3412m). Birding walk down the old road (3375-3000m), stopping for picnic lunch. Drive to Trongsa ,(2290m) overnight.

Day 9
Day 09

AM Leave Trongsa on the Zhemgang road. Many stops in various habitats and altitudes. Arrive at Tingtibi campsite at (8-900m).

Day 10
Day 10

Drive above camp to about 1100 m, gradually birding back down to camp . Bird trail near camp overnite in camp.

Day 11
Day 11

Am Drive up road 1.5 hrs to good forest above Zhemgang at 1775m. Bird north along road through varying altitudes (as low as 1040m) to an improvised roadside campsite at around 1800m.Overnite in camp.

Day 12
Day 12

AM Alternately walking and driving road through a succession of altitudes and moister/drier habitats back to Trongsa, Overnight again at Trongsa

Day 13
Day 13

AM departure, ascending Yotongla (3275m) and birding down from summit. Visit hand-made textile centre in Chumi valley. Overnight, Jakar, 2490m.

Day 14
Day 14

AM over Shertangla (3418m) thence through Ura valley (28-2900m), up Thrumsingla (3757m), and down to Sengor campsite (@3000m).

Day 15
Day 15

Birding down the famed Lingmethang road from Sengor camp past Namling to Yongkhola campsite at 1535m.

Day 16
Day 16

AM: Drive back up road, birding at various altitudes up to @2150m. PM: Back down road past camp to as low as @550m and on to Mongar (1565m) with assorted birding stops.

Day 17
Day 17

AM: Depart near 05:00 heading east to Korila @2307m. PM: Retrace route back westwards through Mongar to a makeshift campsite in valley on lower Lingmethang road, @875m.

Day 18
Day 18

Up Lingmethang road to Thrumsingla with birding stops, and lunch at Sengor camp. PM: drive back through Ura valley to Jakar overnight.

Day 19
Day 19

Long travel day, Jakar to Paro with a few brief stops to bird.

Day 20
Day 20

Day trip up the fabulous Chelela (3988m). Late PM: Visit Paro dzong.

Day 21
Day 21

Departure from Paro -New Delhi /Calcutta. Tour Ends.

Satyr Tragopan, Blood Pheasants, Himalayan Monal, Wards Trogon, Ibisbill, Fire-tailed Myzornis, White-bellied Heron, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide.

What is included?

  • Accommodation on twin share
  • Transport with driver
  • Trained and licensed guide
  • All meals
  • Sightseeing. Ongoing cultural events and festivals
  • Airport reception, land and airport transfers
  • Portage, tour leader, staff, camping facilities and all meals on treks / angling trips

What is not included?

  • The Royal Government has fixed a standard tariff. This is irrespective of hotel accommodation, lodges or camping. The tariff is USD 250 per night.(For four people an special rate of USD 250 only per night)
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Single room supplement
  • Bar and laundry
  • Mineral Water
  • Visa fee
  • Sleeping bags and mats whilst camping
  • Surcharge
  • Will be charged for groups of less than 03 persons.
  • An extra charge of USD 40 per night on tariff is levied on a group consisting of 01 person only and USD 40 per person per night for a group of 02 persons.
  • Single Supplement : Single occupancy will be provided on request. Single room request supplemental charge of USD 40 per night will be levied.
  • Insurance: No insurance is catered for. Please obtain cover for life, baggage and accident.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations must be given in writing. Cancellation charges are 10 percent of the tour price within 15 days of the start of the tour. No refund is permissible for a notice period of lesser than 15 days

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25 Days

Price & Availability

INR433,503 / per person
Based on twin/double room
This tour is operated by: All India Birding Tours
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Tour Facts

  • Bhutan
  • Available Daily
  • Multi-Day Tour
  • Birds
  • 2 to 8 pax
  • 26 Days
  • Any age groups
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English
  • Paro International Airport
  • Paro International Airport