This tour is an extensive lean-season winter birding tour led by Norbu, the founder of the company. Norbu is one of the most senior and top birding guides in Bhutan with experience of over 20 years. He has guided some of the most known international birders.
The tour takes you to some of the most remote and least explored sections of the country including the Manas National Park. The Royal Manas is not only the most diverse protected area in the Kingdom but also one of the world’s biologically outstanding conservation sites. It is the oldest protected area in the country.
Some of the desirable species you might see on this trip included three species of Pheasants and Hornbills, Ward’s Trogon, Ibisbill, Black-necked Cranes, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide and Beautiful Nuthatch, one of the most sought-after specialties of the Bhutan avifauna. All in all, we have a good chance of sighting over 300 species of birds and 10 – 15 species of mammals such as three 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 include a visit to Bhutan’s most scenic icon and a most important destination for pilgrimages Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), the most beautiful and impressive Punakha Dzong, and a visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse to experience the local hospitality.