Birdwatching in Bhutan, Paro to Wangdueoffered by supplier M20574 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 8 - 16 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 16 people
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2250 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3500 US Dollar (USD)
One’s thought is completely lost at the sight of these beautiful and rare species of birds. No other places on earth could proudly match the beautiful natural habitat of birds as is seen in our country. The cries and sounds of these birds reverberate throughout the valleys, gorges and forests where one can have the feeling of atonement.
Day 1: BKK/KTM/CCU – PBH - Paro.
AM: Arrive at Paro and receive by our representative at the Paro International airport, only airport in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. From directly we will visit National museum of Bhutan, if it is not closed. Lunch in Paro.
PM: we will visit Paro dzong (fortress) and then stroll around the Paro town. Welcome dinner and drinks (Bhutanese local drink Ara) at Paro.
Day 2: Paro – Thimphu.
AM: Very early in the morning we will drive to Chelela pass with your pack breakfast. The pass is the highest pass, where the car can go in Bhutan. On the way we may see the following birds:
- Colourful Himalayan Monal
- Flocks of Blood Pheasants
- Kalij Pheasants.
Besides see this birds we can also see the Mountain Jhomolhari & Jichu Drakye beautifully on clear days from the pass. There are lots of prayer flags here at the pass. We will have our breakfast here, near the pass. After enjoying the sight of birds, prayer flags and mountains on clear days, then we will drive back to Paro, to our hotel. We will take rest in the hotel for about 1 hour and then we will hike to Taktshang, Tiger’s Nest till the view point. We will have lunch here at the view point, Taktshang cafeteria.
PM: Walk back to the car point and then we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1 hour 30 minutes from the road point. Evening stroll around the Thimphu town and explore handicraft shops and gifts for your friends and loved ones. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel, Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu Halt.
AM: We will hike to Cheri Monastery and during the hike we may spot the following birds:
- Spotted Laughing Trush
- Fire Capped Tit
- Golden Breasted Fulvetta.
- Yellow Backed Flower Packer
- Maroon Backed Accentor.
Lunch pack lunch.
PM: Drive back to Thimphu and doing some sightseeing in Thimphu, like visit to Memorial Chhorten, Weaving center, Bhutanese paper factory and post office to buy the Famous Bhutanese Stamps. We have bird stamps also-which are very beautiful and can be good souvenirs for your bird lover friends and for your own collections too. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu – Punakha.
AM: Drive to Punakha over dochula pass (3150 m). stop for a while at the pass for a breath taking of eastern Himalayan Mountain Ranges on a clear days and also to see the 108 small chhortens (stupas). The following birds species can be found on our way to Punakha.
- Gold-naped Finch.
- Rufous-breasted Bush Robin
- Satyr Tragopan
- Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler
- Tree Creepers.
Lunch will be at Lobesa.
PM: Hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hill top. This temple is also known as ‘the temple of fertility’. The hike will take about 25 minutes from the road end through the farm fields. Then we will drive to Punakha and visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Punakha, Hotel.
Day 5: Punakha – Trongsa.
AM: We drive to Trongsa over Pelela pass. Today we may find the following birds on our way to Trongsa.
- Blood Pheasant
- Yellowish-billed Bush Warbler
- Great Parrotbill
- White Winged Grosbeak
- Fire-tailed Myzornis
- Maroon-backed Accentor.
Lunch we will have at Chendebji Restaurant. PM: continue our journey to Trongsa. If we have time, we will visit the impressive Trongsa dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Trongsa, Hotel.
Day 6: Trongsa - Zhemgang.
AM: Drive to Zhemgang with pack lunch. We will our pack lunch whenever we feel hungry. Today we may see the following birds beside the good opportunity to see the golden langure - an animal endemic to Bhutan.
- Chestnuts Breasted Partridge
- Ward’s Trogon
- Rufus Necked and Great Horn Bill
- Blue-napped Pitta
- Blue fronted Robin
- Wedge Billed and Bar winged Wren Babblers and many more. Dinner and overnight stay in Zhemgang, Camp.
Day 7: Zhemgang – Tingtibi.
Today we will explore the birds from Zhemgang till Tingtingbi. Dinner and overnight stay at Tingtingbi, Camp.
Day 8: Tingtingbi – Trongsa.
AM: After an early breakfast, drive to Trongsa with your pack lunch. We will stop wherever necessary if we spot birds on our way back to Trongsa.
PM: Continue our journey to Trongsa. Dinner and overnight stay at Trongsa, Hotel.
Day 9: Trongsa - Wangdue.
AM: Drive to Wangdue. The drive will take about 5 hours. Lunch will be served at Nobding.
PM: Continue our journey to Wangdue. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Wangdue, Hotel.
Day 10: Wangdue – Paro.
AM: Drive to Paro. Lunch at Thimphu.
PM: Continue our journey to Prao. Evening stroll around the Paro town for your last shopping in Bhutan. Dinner and overnight stay at Paro. Dinner can be arranged at farmhouse, if our guests are interested.
Day 11: Paro - Aiport.
AM: Drive to Paro International Airport for your onward flight. Your Bhutanese guide and driver will bid you farewell here at the airport. We wish you a very safe and comfortable flight and we hope to see you again in Bhutan.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- All Internal Taxes and Charges including govt. Royalty.
- All Accommodation in 3* hotel (twin sharing).
- All Travel with a licensed Bhutanese Tour Guide.
- All Internal Land Transport.
- Camping Equipment and Haulage for Trekking Guide.
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