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THE BHUTAN BIRDER

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A place on every birding enthusiasts bucket list. The vividly colored plumages of birds found here attract visitors from around the globe.
  • Holiday Type
  • Vacation Style
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  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Accomodation Type Cozy
THE BHUTAN BIRDER

Perched high on the mighty Himalayan Range, the Kingdom of BHUTAN has defied globalization and chosen to remain a hidden paradise. There’s a place on earth that even the seasoned travelers consider a privilege to visit. The sacred monasteries, the fluttering prayer flags that line the high ridge, the red robed monks chanting their prayers give this kingdom an aura of another time. Bhutan is considered a biodiversity “hotspot” with 70% of forest covered with 9 protected areas that are connected with biological corridors. With avifaunal delights like Pheasants, Tragopans and much more Bhutan is surely a birders paradise.

What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Internal Transfers via AC SUVs/Bus.
  • Stay in Three Star Properties.
  • All Meals at Resort.
  • All Birding Trails.
  • Tour and Trekking Guide for Entire Journey
  • Guide & Forest Entry Charges.
  • GW Mentor.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Airfare
  • Food During Road Travel
  • Visa Fees and Entry Clearing Fees
  • Bottled Water in Resort.
  • Extra Birding Trails.
  • Insurance.
  • Laundry & Telephone Charges.
  • Alcoholic Beverages & Soft Drinks.
  • Tips & Gratuities.
  • All Applicable Taxes.
  • Things Which are Not Mentioned in Inclusions.
  1. Day 1 Bagdogra-Phuentsholing

    Board your flight to Bagdogra. After a warm welcome you shall be escorted from the Bagdogra airport to your hotel at Phuentsholing. On reaching Phuentsholing, check into the hotel and if time permits do birding in and around Phuentsholing. Dinner and overnight at resort.

  2. Day 2 Phuentsholing-Thimphu

    After an early breakfast drive towards Thimphu with various stops for birding. Black Eagles, Emerald Doves, Great and Pied hornbill, Grey-throated Babbler, Black-crested Bulbul, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Red-faced Liocichla, and many more can be seen on the way to Thimphu from Phuentsholing. Overnight in hotel.

  3. Day 3 Thimphu-Punakha

    Morning, drive along central highway to Dochula (3140m/21kms). Birding on the east side of pass by walking on the highway. Here we have a chance of finding Satyr Tragopan(rarely seen in this area), White-Throated, Striated and Chestnut-Crowned Laughingthrushes whilst Darjeeling Woodpeacker, Hoary-throated Barwing, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Rusty-flanked Treecreeper, Red-headed Bullfinch are all amongst a range of other possibilities. Then Drive to Punakha(77kms from Thimphu) and hunt for White-bellied Heron alongside of Pho-Chhu river.

  4. Day 4 Punakha-Trongsa

    In the morning, depart for Pelela (3412m) and take a birding walk down the old road (3375-3000m), stopping for picnic lunch. Birds seen might include Himalayan Griffon, Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Grey-sided Bush Warbler and Fire-tailed Sunbird.

  5. Day 5 Trongsa-Bumthang

    In the morning ascend Yotong La (3275m) and go for birding down from summit depending on time. Further drive to Chamkhar valley. Overnight in hotel at Bumthang. Birds sightings might include Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Great Parrotbill, Fulvous Parrotbill, White-winged Grosbeak, Gold-naped Finch. Later drive towards Tharpalig for birding. Himalayan Monal, Kalij Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Spotted Nutcracker and many more are some species which you may encounter.

  6. Day 6 Bumthang-Thridangbi

    In the morning we head over Shertang La (3418m) and then through the Ura Valley (2800-2900m), and up Thrumsing La (3757m), and finally down to Thridangbi. Amongst other things we will hope to find Blood Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Fire-tailed Sunbird and Great Parrotbill.

  7. Day 7 Thridangbi

    Birding down the famed Lingmethang road from Sengor camp past Namling to Yongkhola 1535m. Overnight in hotel at Thridangbi. We will hope to find Ward’s Trogon, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Satyr Tragopan, Blue-fronted Robin, Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Rufous-throated Wren-babbler, Coral-billed Scimitar-babbler, Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler, Broad-billed Warbler, and Black-throated Parrotbill. With luck we will find Sikkim Wedge-billed, Long-billed or Bar-winged Wren-babblers. Other possibilities include Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Streak-breasted and Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babblers, Bhutan Laughingthrush, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Sapphire Flycatcher, White-browed and Lesser Shortwings, Black-headed Shrike-babbler, Crimson-browed Finch and hopefully much more.

  8. Day 8 Thridangbi

    Birding down the famed Lingmethang road from Sengor camp past Namling to Yongkhola 1535m. Overnight in hotel at Thridangbi. We will hope to find Ward’s Trogon, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Satyr Tragopan, Blue-fronted Robin, Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Rufous-throated Wren-babbler, Coral-billed Scimitar-babbler, Slender-billed Scimitar-babbler, Broad-billed Warbler, and Black-throated Parrotbill. With luck we will find Sikkim Wedge-billed, Long-billed or Bar-winged Wren-babblers. Other possibilities include Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Streak-breasted and Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-babblers, Bhutan Laughingthrush, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Sapphire Flycatcher, White-browed and Lesser Shortwings, Black-headed Shrike-babbler, Crimson-browed Finch and hopefully much more.

  9. Day 9 Thridangbi-Tashigang

    A Long drive takes us to Trashigang with birding enroute. Make a birding stops en-route. Overnight in hotel at Trashigang. We might see Grey-winged Blackbird, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Grey-sided Laughingthrush, Little Bunting and much more.

  10. Day 10 Trashigang-Guwahati

    Drive to Guwahati via Narphung La (1700m) and Samdrup Jhongkhar. Overnight in hotel at Guwahati. Birds like Darjeeling Woodpecker, Brownish-flanked Bush-warbler, Rofous-bellied Eagle, Little Bunting, Black Eagle, Emerald Dove, Bronzed Drongo, Green-billed Malkoha, Great and Oriental Pied Hornbills , Black-creasted Bulbul, Grey-throated Babbler, Black-naped Monarch, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Red-faced Liocichla, Red-belled Leiothrix and much more could be seen.

  11. Day 11 Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary-Guwahati

    Morning safari to Pobitora wildlife Sanctuary,return back from safari to Guwahati Airport. Board the respective flight home marking the end of a wonderful journey.

Abode at Bhutan

Located on Pelkhil Lam in upper Phuentsholing, within 5 minute walk from city centre, the resort is one of the superior establishment in this frontier town and situated next to various Government and financial institutions, Phuenthsoling Sports Ground and Indo-Bhutan friendship House and Park. The hotel is a five storey building with traditional exterior architectural details and modern interior with plenty of natural lights, four storey atrium and wide corridors. The hotel provides well-appointed 30 air-conditioned rooms and 6 Suites, elegantly and comfortably furnished. It also a multi-cuisine restaurant serving Bhutanese, Indian, Chinese & Continental cuisine. Through its highly personalized services, customer attention and delicious food, all well supported by quality infrastructure, the hotel is one of the preferred hotel for the discerning travelers and attract large number of repeat visitors.

  1. Does this tour demand any specific fitness level? 

    Good fitness level is a must for this tour as most of the Birding Trails are carried out on foot. Also one must make sure that they do not suffer from any altitude related ailments.

  2. What is the usual sharing for accommodation? 

    The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount.

  3. Is it safe? 

    Open jeep safaris & even nature trails conducted by us follow the highest safety standards, and we take all necessary precautions involved. We respect the wild animals and their comfort, and keep adequate distance while photographing them. However its worthy of noting, that being cautious goes a long way in preventing any mishaps.

  4. Can I get Veg/ Jain food? 

    Apart from the stays in Forest Rest Houses; food menu is usually tailor made according to the group. Veg food is available at all locations, and Jain food can be arranged for if informed at the time of booking.

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