Don't be duped by the small size of Bhutan. The tiny Himalayan kingdom is
recognised as one of the global endemic bird areas, recording approximate
770 species of birds. Some of the Himalaya's untrampelled tropical forests
provide shelter to hundreds of variety of birds.
Bhutan has wide difference of altitude, ranging from 200m in the south to
more than 7000m in the north. Add to this vast forest cover, moist climate,
low population density and the government's environment conservation policy.
The result is highly favorable environment for the birds. In Bhutan, one
does not have to search for a national park or reserve area. Even while
walking in a farm or trekking, exciting avian creatures can be seen.
Best Time to Visit :
Between October to April.
Bird sightings depends on season, timing, and patience.
Bird Watching Tour Itinerary
Day 1 :
Arrival in Paro International Airport. You would be taken to hotel by our
representative. Have delicious dinner and rest for the night.
Day 2 :
Have birdwatching in Paru chu. Have lunch. After having some rest, go for
birdwatching in nearby areas. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 3 :
Paro / Thimphu
Morning birdwatching tour along the river Paro chu. Tour the Natural
History Museum at Ta Dzong. Afternoon drive to Bhutanese capital Thimpu.
Stop en route to look for Ibis bill and other birds. Overnight stay in a
Day 4 :
Get up early in the morning. Leave for Phobjhika (6 hr). En route stop at
Dochula for birding. After lunch travel to the Gangtey Gompa, a monastery.
Birding in Phobjhika valley in evening. Overnight stay in a guest house.
Day 5 :
Early morning saunter to watch the black-necked cranes. Breakfast in the
guesthouse. Drive to Punakha. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 :
Stroll along River MoChu and the nearby forests is very productive for
birding. Overnight stay at Punakha hotel.
Day 7 :
Drive to Thimpu. En route stopping for birding activity. Travel to Jigmey
Dorji National Park for birding till sunset. Night in the hotel.
Day 8 :
Tour the zoo to see Takin and for birding. Drive to Paro (3 hr). Overnight
stay at the hotel in Paro.
Day 9 :
Board flight for your home country
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