This is an extensive birding tour led by very experience birding local birding guide with over 7 years of experience and has guided some of the most known international birding customers.
The tour takes you to some remote and least explored areas in Bhutan including the Royal Manas National Park – the oldest protected area in Bhutan. The carefully preserved park is a sanctuary for some of the most beautiful and rare bird species in the region.
On this trip, you will see three different types of pheasants, hornbills, ward’s trogon, Ibisbill, black-necked cranes, yellow-rumped Honeyguide including the beautiful Nuthatch – one of the most sought-after specialties of the Bhutan avifauna. The trip assures a good chance of sighting over 300 species of birds. In addition to sighting your birds, you can also come across more than a dozen species of mammals such as three different species of Langurs – including the nearly endemic Golden Langur, which is fairly common in Manas, Himalayan Giant Squirrel, Yellow-throated Marten and Himalayan Goral.
Other highlights from this trip include a pleasant short hike to Bhutan’s most scenic icon and revered destinations – Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). We will also take you to Punakha Dzong built in the valley of Punakha and a relaxing time at a typical Bhutanese farmhouse to experience the local hospitality.
On your arrival at the Paro international airport, our representative will receive you. Transfer to Thimphu, evening birding around Wang Chu. (Overnight: Thimphu)
Early morning drive to Punakha over the Dochula Pass (3150). En route birding stop at Lamperi Botanical Garden. Afternoon: Visit Punakha Dzong. (Overnight: Punakha)
Full day birding inside Jigme Dorji National Park, visit Punakha Dzong. (Overnight: Punakha)
Early morning you’ll wind up your way to the Phobjekha Valley. En route, we’ll spend a couple of hours birding the entire stretch of Nobding and continue our journey to Phobjekha. (Overnight: Phobjekha)
We’ll spend our morning hours birding along the Pelela pass (3400) old road. Continue your drive to Bumthang with some birding stop along the way: (Overnight: Bumthang)
We drive from Bumthang to Yongkala going over Phrumshingla (3800m). En route birding at Phrumshingla – Sengor and Namling. (Overnight: Yongkala)
We’ll spend two entire day birding Namling, upper and lower Limithang road, one of the finest birding areas in the Himalayas: (Overnight: Yongkala
Morning birding lower Limithang we will drive to Nganglam through new built Gyalpoizhing-Nganglam highway. Evening birding around Nganglam. (Overnight: Nganglam)
Drive to Panbang with several birding along the way (Overnight: Panbang)
To Tingitbe with many birding stop en route. (Overnight: Tingitbe)
We’ll explore the entire stretch of Dakphel – Tingtibe road for the entire day (Overnight: Tingtibe)
After early breakfast, we’ll wind up your way to Gelephu, En route birding at Tamala. In the evening we will explore the Gelephu for lowland species. (Overnight: Gelephu)
After breakfast, we’ll bird the plain of Gelephu. Then we start climbing from the foothills en route birding around Tsirang and Darachu. (Overnight: Paro)
We’ll set off early in the morning to the cool alpine meadow of Chelila pass, highest drivable pass in Bhutan, The forests on the way up can be good many high altitude species.Afternoon: free time to stroll the Paro town. (Overnight: Paro)
After breakfast take 30 minutes drives to the parking lot at the base of the Tiger’s Nest monastery and hike to one of the most beautiful and holiest temples in Bhutan. (Overnight: Paro)
After graduating from high school, Tshering Dorji traveled in and around Bhutan’ as far as the countries wideness go. Exploring and studying about birds in particular and Nature in general. For four and a half years’ Tshering was guided and trained by Mr. Norbu. As a young and enthusiastic birder, Tshering is now familiar with calls, behavior, distribution, and habitats of Bhutan birds. In the past few years, he has also.
From the 5 years Tshering has guided several casual, serious birding and wildlife photography tours very successfully with the positive feedback from all his clients.
Tshering has also represented the guide association of Bhutan (GAB) to make the presentation on the birds of Bhutan during the first meeting of the Citizen Birders of Bhutan.
|Date||3 or More People||Les than 3 People|
|9th to 23rd Dec 2020||$3,700|