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Bird watching in Bhutan for 2017

If you want to search Himalayan Birds, Bhutan is home for over 600 species of birds. we can easily spot Blood Pheasant, Yellow-throated Fulvetta,  Satyr Tragopan, Himalayan Monal, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Wedge-billed, Long-billed,  Bar-winged Wren-Babblers, White-naped Yuhina,  Ward’s Trogon, Yellow-vented Warbler and Blue-fronted Robin.

In Bhutan, we have 5 different habitats for Birds such as Alpine, cool broadleaved forests, forests and scrub, wetlands, subtropical and warm broadleaved forests.

Day 1: Arrival in Paro
Welcome to Paro International Airport, Bhutan. our guide welcome you on arrival. if time permits in afternoon we go for  birding to River banks and search for Ibis bill, Black- tailed Crake, Common Sandpiper, olive-backed Pipit and Dark-throated Thrush.

Day 2: Drive Paro - Chelila - Paro– Thimphu
Morning drive Chelila pass (3890m). which is the highest pass reached by car in Bhutan. we observe for three different species of Pheasants: the colorful Himalayan Monal, flocks of Blood Pheasants and Kalij Pheasant. there is high chances to see Rose-finches, Grosbeaks and Laughing thrushes later back to Paro and Thimpu.

Day 3: Drive Thimphu to Punakha (3hrs)
After breakfast we drive to Dochula Pass (3150 meter), around this area there are different birds like Fire-tailed Myzornis, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Rufous-breasted Bush Robin, Black-eared Shrike Babblers, and Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey-winged Blackbird, Spotted Nutcracker, Gold-billed Magpie .
we continue drive to Punakha for lunch then visit ' Punthang Dechen Phodrang' and Punakha Dzong.

Day 4: Drive from Punakha – Tsirang forest (4hrs)
In the morning we drive quiet and peaceful forests. it is newly opened for tourists. whole day we explore birds - Rufous-necked Hornbill, Great Hornbill &  more .
we do overnight camp

Day 5: Tour from Tsirang – Galephu (5hrs)
In the morning we will do birding in jungle which is the habitat Nuthatch, Pied Falconet, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Sultan Tit, Black-backed Forktail, Red- headed Trogon, Black Eagle,  Jungle Babbler, Grey-sided Laughingthrush and many more.

Day 6: Whole day Birding Galephu
We do full day birding in Gelephu and find Pied Falconet, Jungle Babbler, Large Hawk Cuckoo, Pin-tailed Green Pigeon, Wreathed and Great Hornbill, Puff-throated Babbler, Indian Roller and more

Day 7: Tour from Galeyphu to Zhemgang (6hrs)
In the morning look for Laughingthrushs, Tesias, couple of Wren Babbler and  Parrot bills in lower alivation.

Day 8: Birding in Zhemgang
Today we look for  Rufous - necked Hornbill, Green Pigeons Cutia, White-browed Shrike Babblers, Minlas, White-tailed Nuthatch, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch &  many more.

Day 9: Tour from Zhemgang to Trongsa (6 hrs)
In today's trip we chance  to see  Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babblers, White-browed Scimitar Babblers, Steak-breasted Scimitar Babblers, Grey-bellied Tesia, Crested Buntings, Long-tailed Shrikes, Prinias, Rufous Woodpeckers, Common Green Magpie, Rufous-bellied Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Common Kestrel and minivets.
Accommodation at hotel

Day 10 : Drive Trongsa – Paro (7hrs)
Today we drive 7hrs on the way you will see some more birds and you might have missed them on other days.

Day 11: Departure from Bhutan
In the morning we drive to Airport for farewell.

Transportation and Travel situation in Bhutan
Ground transportation is by private  vehicles based on number of travelers. we provide clean Air conditioning  and  heat in vehicles . expect bad roads with uphill and narrow tracks too, travel time might delay due to weather too.

please consult your doctor before you come to travel. in Bhutan we have local doctors to assist incase if needed.

Hotels / Resorts / Tents
We choose nice and best available hotels based on your budget. you will have private rooms with hot and cold showers

Guide, Driver and helpers
local expert guides and drivers.
this program can be customized based on your time and interest

Service Includes during Bhutan Tour

  • Bhutan Visa arrangement service
  • Government royalty and all the taxes
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons
  • Accommodations in A grade hotels
  • Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Full time English speaking Bhutanese guide
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

 Excludes in the package / supplement during Bhutan Tour

  • Flight fares from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Mumbai, Guwahati, Gaya to Bhutan- please choose the route and let us know we book for you
  • Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
  • Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
  • Travel / Medical Insurance

Visa processing

  • Bhutan visa is pre-process by our company we need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. we will send you electronic visa on your mail. you need to print and carry to fly to Bhutan. at immigration authorities will stamp on your passport.
  • your passport must be valid more than 6 months at the time  of travel in Bhutan
* Notes: There are regular flights from Kathmandu Nepal, Bangkok Thailand, Delhi India to Bhutan . for flights and package please contact us now

Some useful Bhutanese phrases during tours
Hello :              Ku-zu-zam-po-la (meaning good health)
Thank You :     Ka din chey la
See you :          Lok jey gay
Good bye :       Lus la “or” Laso la

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Dear Rajan,
Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

We spent one night in Thimphu, two nights in Phunakha, and two nights in Paro. Phunaka's Lobesa hotel became one of the most impressive splendid hotels we have ever stayed! Its view from the window was just gorgeous and took our breath away.

Nawang was a knowledgeable, kind and caring guide and we learned a lot about your beautiful country from him. Ugay was a safe driver and we felt so comfortable in the lovely Nissan four wheels.

The tour was both very informative and fun. In addition, Nawang accommodated many of our requests and re-arranged the original schedule to our satisfaction. Going to the weekend market in Thimphu became one of the highlights of this tour for us !

We'd like to visit Bhutan again in the future and we will definitely ask you again to organize tour for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Rajan for being such a friendly coordinator. Your responses were always so prompt!!

Yours sincerely,
Nory and Mayuri from Tokyo, Japan
Email: mayurih@hotmail.com

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