Bird Watching Tour of Bhutan
14 Nights & 15 Days
Despite its small size about 770 species of birds have been recorded in Bhutan and the kingdom is recognized as 221 global endemic birds areas. Within country’s borders there is extraordinary range of habitats, from some of the Himalaya’s most extensive and least disturbed tropical forests to cool broad leaved and towering evergreen forests of fir, hemlock and spruce. This itinerary gives you a glimpse of this wonderful world of birds. The entire country is bisected by well maintained paved road and birding especially in mid to late spring (late March to late May) is good virtually anywhere below 3,100 m. Unlike many part of Asia, one is not obliged to seek out a park or reserve or remnant patch of ‘good looking’ habitat, since at any stop even in the midst of farmland, exciting birds are visible. The mixed broadleaf forests are much richer, and therefore more exciting for birding, than the rather slow growing monotypic stands of blue pine and particularly chir pine.
Kolkata | Paro | Thimphu | Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang Valley | Punakha & Wangduephodrang and Gangtey | Trongsa – Bumthang (Jakar) | Bumthang – Ura | Ura – Limithang | Mongar – Trashigang | Samdrup Jongkhar | Guwahati | Kolkata
Birds of different valleys of Bhutan | Cultural attractions such as Ta Dzong (National Museum) | Rinpung Dzong | Kyichu Lhakhang and Taktsang Lhakhang | Dochula Pass | Mongar Dzong and Zangtho Pelri temple