Our most comprehensive winter birding tour especially targeting the species that winter in Bhutan such as Thrushes, Wallcreeper, and Finches. This time of year, offer have good chances for sighting critically endangered species White-bellied Heron, with the population of 60 individual worldwide.
The tour starts from southeast of Bhutan entering from the Indian state of Assam covering east, central and eventually finish in central south of Bhutan covering wide ranges of habitats from the lowland subtropical forest to semi alpine at the very comfortable pace. you can experience the elevation from 150m to 3890m.
We’ll likely see most of the key species of Bhutan including three species of Pheasants, rare and critically endangered White-bellied Heron, Ward’s Trogon, Ibisbill, Beautiful Nuthatch, one of the most sought after specialities of the Bhutan avifauna. All in all, we will be able to show you over 250 species of birds and 10-15 species of mammals including rare and near endemic Golden Langur.
We’ll meet at Guwahati airport in the Indian state of Assam. Transfer to Bhutan through the plain of Assam. In the evening birding around Samdrup Jongkha. (Overnight: Samdrup Jongkhar)
Exploring the forest patches and small stands of bamboo around the Samdrup Jongkhar and Dewatahgn we’ll also be looking along the rocky streams: Overnight: Samdrup Jongkhar
After our final morning exploring lowland forest between Samdrup Jongkhar and Deothang. We will head further north Morong. The remainder of the afternoon will be spent birding a stretch of mossy, mid-altitude broad-leaved forest around morong. (Overnight: Morong)
We will have a before-breakfast outing. After breakfast at the campsite, we make our way to Trashigang stopping along the way for birding. (Overnight: Trashigang.)
En route to Yongkala, we stop at Kori La for birding. In the afternoon we will reach lower Limithang road. (Overnight: Yongkala)
We’ll spend two entire days birding Yongkala, Namling and Limithang Road, one of the finest birding site in the Himalayas. (Overnight: Yongkala)
After breakfast, we’ll start moving uphill in search of high altitude species. En route we will make several stops for any interesting species that comes along. Evening birding around Sengor. (Overnight: Sengor)
Today we cross one of the highest pass, the Phrumshingla 3800m. Phrumshingla is the prime habitat for many high altitudes species including Blood Pheasant. We’ll spend the morning hours birding around the pass and continue our journye to Bumthang (Overnight: Bumthang)
After early breakfast we start our journey to Trongsa, En route birding at Yotongla pass. After lunch we will have the chance to visit the impressive Trongsa Dzong. (Overnight: Trongsa)
Our drive to Tingitbe, we will have lots of stops at several forested valleys. This is our best chance to sight Golden Langur, a rare monkey near endemic to Bhutan and only discovered in 1950s. (Overnight: Tingitbe)
We”ll explore the entire stretch of Zhemgang, Tingtibe and Gomphu road covering wide range of habitats. (Overnight: Tingitbe)
After breakfast, we will wind up our way to Gelephu. En route birding at Tamala. In evening we will explore around Gelephu targeting lowland specialities. (Overnight: Gelephu)
We will have one full day to explore in and around Gelephu looking for the lowland species. (Overnight: Gelephu)
After breakfast, transfer to Guwahati airport. Our journey takes us about 4 hours through the Indian plain of Assam
After completing his high school education, Sherab Dorji was chosen to be an archer for the Bhutan Olympic committee. As an archer, he traveled to many different countries representing Bhutan in both regional and international competitions. This great opportunity gave him the chance to become very familiar with other cultures.
His love for nature started when he began to takes some trips into the wilder areas of Bhutan with Norbu. He was then chosen as one of the several guides to receive special, an extensive bird watching training course, given by the well-known American birder Tom Stephenson.
Sherab is known for his sharp eyesight and great patience. He has guided many birding groups as a co-tour guide with Norbu and on his own. In the past few years, he has also been asked to guide several bird and wildlife photography tours.
|Date||3 or more People||Less than 3 People|
|9th – 24th Feb 2021||$5,100|