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Bhutan Birding Tour

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  • Bhutan Birding Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 24’ - Dec 24'
  • Min Age : N/A
  • Pickup and Drop from Paro International Airport.

Bhutan Birding Tour: Bhutan is a birding paradise. About 60% of Bhutan is covered by forests ranging from moist tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests in the south to temperate forests of mixed oak and conifers and subalpine forests of fir, spruce, juniper larch, and birch in the north. There are many exciting opportunities to discover more about Bhutan’s birds. At the same time, birdwatching is fun and birds can be found almost everywhere. A notebook, pencil and bird book is all you need for watching birds. Bhutan has wealth of birds and other wildlife. On a world scale, the country is recognized as forming the major part of an area of especially high biological diversity known as the East Himalayan Hotspot. Over 750 species of bird species is found in Bhutan so far.

Departure & Return Location

Paro International Airport

Bhutan Birding Tour Route

Paro- Thimphu- Punakha- Phobjikha to Wangdiphodrang then to Paro Airport.

Hotels and Accommodation for Bhutan Birding

Paro: Hotel Rema Resort

Thimphu: Hotel Seven Suits

Punakha: Hotel Zhingkham Resort

Gangtye: Hotel Dewachen

Haa: Hotel Lhayul

Room Type

Deluxe Room

Price Includes

  • All Accommodation in Bhutan in 3 star Hotel
  • Professional English speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  • Taxes and service charges.
  • Pick up from India and Drop to Paro International airport.
  • All meals as per the Itinerary
  • Entrance Fees for all monuments in Bhutan
  • Visa fees and Sustainable Development Fees

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Shopping or sovenior
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the birding itinerary

Bhutan Birding Tour Highlight

  • Bhutan is a paradise for bird enthusiasts
  • Explore diverse ecosystems from lush forests to alpine meadows, spotting over 700 avian species.
  • Visit pristine habitats such as Phobjikha Valley and Bomdeling, contributing to global bird conservation efforts.
  • Led by expert guides, this immersive tour offers not only remarkable birdwatching opportunities but also a chance to appreciate Bhutan's breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity
Tips on Bhutan Birding Tour
  • Be quiet always. Birds have extremely acute hearing. Talk softly and as little as possible. Watch your step. Don’t tread on dry branches and donot wear squeky cloths or clanking equipments.
  • Move carefully and regularly. Do not make sudden move or point at the birds.
  • Try to approach bird casually as though you were not interested in it.
  • Wear somber clothing so that you merge into the background as much as possible.
  • Your birdwatching will be most successful on warm, sunny, still days. In general birds do not like windy, wet or very hot weather.
Bhutan Birding Photos
Bhutan Birding Tour Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival at Paro airport from Bangkok/Singapore/ Kathmandu/Delhi:

Paro arrival and acclimatize. Stroll around the Paro town.

Day 2Paro valley Birding tour.

The scenic forests around the Paro River remain home to Himalayan birds such as Ibis bill, black-tailed Crake, Common Sandpiper, Olive-backed Pipit, and Dark-throated Thrush.

Day 3Paro to Chelela Birding

Afterward, you’ll embark on a short drive towards Cheli La Pass (3890m), the highest motorable pass in Bhutan. It separates Paro Valley from the historical Haa Valley. The dense Spruce and Larch forests in Chelila are home to Himalayan birds such as Himalayan Monal, Blood Pheasants, Kalij Pheasant, Rose-finches, Grosbeaks, and laughing thrushes. Drive back to Paro and enjoy lunch before you embark on a short drive to Thimpu. 

Day 4Paro to Thimphu Tango Birding

Tango is good for general birding, and Mountain Eagles and Snow Pigeons are common here. Several wallcreepers will be seen en route between Begana and Thimphu. Evening at Hotel

Day 05Thimphu to Punakha Birding

En route to Punakha, look out for the Red-flanked Bluetail and Golden Bush-Robin, Grey Bushchat, and Rufous-breasted Accentor. You may also see the Blue-winged, Red-tailed, and Chestnut-tailed Minlas, Rufus-winged, White-browed, and Nepal Fulvetta and Whiskered, Stripe-throated, Rufus-vented, Black-chinned, and White-bellied Yuhinas. It is also possible to see Barwings plus a good selection of Laughing Thrushes before Punakha. After lunch visit the Temple of fertility. Over night at Hotel.

Day 6Punakha Phochu Mochu Birding tour

The white-bellied heron is considered one of the most critically endangered species of birds and is listed as the rarest of the Heron species. It is so rare in fact, that Professor Peter Frederic PhD, a world-renowned heron expert at the University of Florida, USA had never seen this heron until his visit to Bhutan in 2006.   

The global population of herons is estimated to be 50 – 200; where Bhutan is believed to have 32.  They can be seen along the Phochu and Mochu river basins in Punakha (western Bhutan) and around the Bertrand Mangdechu areas in Zhemgang (central Bhutan).

Day 7Punakha to Phobjikha Black Necked Crane

After an early breakfast drive to Phobjikha the valley of Black-necked Crane. Blacknecked cranes in Bhutan (Grus nigricollis) are winter visitors from late October to mid-February to the Phobjikha Valley as well as Ladakh, India. 

Day 8 Phobjikha to Thimphu cultural tour

Drive back to Thimphu the capital city. Visit the folk heritage museam and 13th art and craft school where you see the live working of students. Evening at Hotel.

Day 9Thimphu to Airport and See Off.

Today we bid farewell to Bird watcher and drop you to the airport.

Bhutan Birding Tour Map
FAQ About Bhutan Birding Tour

Which month is best for Bird watching in Bhutan?

Between March and May, and from September to November, are the best times to go birding in Bhutan, as these are the periods when many indigenous birds are at peak activity, and when most migratory species make an appearance.

What is the best month to visit Bhutan?

The best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring months of March to May when the valleys come alive with flowers in bloom. Be it in its festivals or festivities, clear skies and glimpses to the Himalayan peaks, flourishing Himalayan flora, and fauna, or simply beautiful snowfall.

Are there specific birding hotspots in Bhutan?

Yes, Bhutan offers excellent birding hotspots such as Phobjikha Valley, Bomdeling, Trongsa, and Zhemgang, known for diverse avian species.

What types of birds can be spotted in Bhutan?

Bhutan is home to over 700 bird species, including the endangered Black-necked Crane, Satyr Tragopan, and various pheasants, laughingthrushes, and eagles.

Are birding guides provided during the tour?

Yes, experienced birding guides accompany tours, offering insights into bird behavior, identifying species, and enhancing the overall birding experience.

Can beginners participate in Bhutan Birding Tours?

Yes, birding tours cater to participants of all skill levels. Guides provide assistance, making it an enjoyable experience for both beginners and seasoned birdwatchers.

Are spotting scopes and binoculars provided?

While some tour operators may provide equipment, participants are encouraged to bring their own binoculars and spotting scopes for a more personalized experience.

Are there age restrictions for birding tours?

Generally, there are no strict age restrictions, but participants should be physically capable of moderate walking and hiking, depending on the chosen birding locations.

Can birders expect to see rare or endemic species?

Yes, Bhutan’s diverse ecosystems offer opportunities to spot rare and endemic species, providing a unique and rewarding birding experience.

Can birding tours be combined with cultural experiences in Bhutan?

Yes, many tours offer a blend of birding and cultural experiences, allowing participants to explore Bhutan’s rich heritage and biodiversity in a single journey.

Is photography allowed during the birding tour?

Yes, photography is generally allowed. Participants are encouraged to capture the stunning birdlife and landscapes, but guidelines on wildlife photography should be followed.

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