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Bhutan Bird Watching Tour

Bhutan Bird Watching tour is one of the amazing packages for bird lovers. Although Bhutan is a country small in area it is a great place for bird lovers. Bhutan

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Trip Fact

Group size: 2- 16 people

Destination: Bhutan 

Trip Starts at: Paro, Bhutan

Ends at: Paro Bhutan

Major Highlights: Sightseeing, Birdwatching. 

Bhutan Bird Watching tour is one of the amazing packages for bird lovers. Although Bhutan is a country small in area it is a great place for bird lovers. Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia, located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. Bhutan has landscape ranges from subtropical plains in the south to the sub-alpine Himalayan heights in the north. In this range about 700 species of bird are recorded. 

Bhutan Bird Watching Tour takes you to the Last Shangri-La which combines the most exceptional views of the Himalayan vistas of Bhutan and some rare species of birds. Bhutan is the only carbon negative country of the world. About 60% of the country’s total land is still forested and 26% of the land is protected as National Parks making Bhutan a habitat for more than 700 species of birds. Bird watching in Bhutan also gives you a chance to explore the rich culture and traditions of Bhutan. 

Outline Itinerary 

Day 1:    Paro - Thimphu.

Day 2:    Thimphu-Punakha

Day 3:   Punakha- Gangtey

Day 4:  Gangtey – Trongsa

Day 5:    Trongsa – Punakha

Day 6:    Punakha –Thimphu

Day 7: Thimphu -Paro – Chelela – Tiger’s Nest.

 Day 8: Tiger’s Nest Excursion

Day 09: Departure

Day 01:    Paro - Thimphu.

 Arrival at Paro International airport and then representative of actual adventure Pvt. Ltd. will help you to move into respective hotel and brief you everything about your tour package. During this time we will drive east through the Paro river valley. Then in this region we will see birds like Red billed Choughs and we will stop to search Ibis bill and Brown Dipper. Overnight at Thimpu

 Day 02:    Thimphu-Punakha

Today we will head to the east of Thimpu. In this journey we will move into the western slopes of Dochu La. Then we will enter into the mixed forest of hemlock, fir, oak, blossoming magnolias, and rhododendrons and many more. Then in this forest we can see many Birds like Golden Bush Robin, an immaculate Cutia, Brown Parrotbill, and gorgeous FiretailedMyzornis. Overnight at hotel

 Day 03:   Punakha- Gangtey

 Today we will travel in braided river channel and move the edge of the forest and explore some of the small patches of cultivation. Then we can see many species of bird like as Blood Pheasant, Spotted Laughingthrush, Yellowish bellied Bush Warbler, Rusty flanked Treecreeper, and White winged Grosbeak. Overnight at hotel

  Day 04:  Gangtey – Trongsa

 We will have our breakfast at Gangtey and then continue our journey further. We will drive to Trongsa today through the east west highway to Pele La Pass at 3420m. You can see the pass marked by prayer flags. If you are lucky enough and the day is clear you can get a chance to see Jumolhari, Kangbum and Jichu Drake. Leaving the Pass behind we will enter the tradidional eastern region of Bhutan and the gradually pass through different villages like through Kgebji village, Sephu village, Chendebji village. after that we will pass through some farm villages and narrow valleys which eventually widens as we drive further to Mangde River Valley. After driving about two hours from Gangtey we will reach Trongsa Dzong. Tronsa Dzong is one of the most beautiful Dzon in Bhutan built in 1644. This Dzong is also known as architectural masterpiece inn Bhutan. We can see various species of birds here. Overnight at Tronsa Dzong. 

Day 05:    Trongsa – Punakha

We will have our breakfast at Trongsa today. After breakfast we will start our drive to Punakha. The drive is about 4 hours. We will be stopping at some places for bird watching and to enjoy the views. we can observe beautiful birds and views in the way.

  Day 06:    Punakha –Thimphu

Today after Breakfast we will visit Punakha Dzong which is located between two river Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female). Then we will roam around the bank of this two river Pho Chu and Mo Chu. In this we can see many birds like colored minivets, noisy StraitedLaughingthrushes and may also see more Red headed Trogon, and Wedge tailed pigeon and many more.

 Day 07: Thimphu -Paro – Chelela – Tiger’s Nest.

 Today we will move to Chela La early in the morning.  this region we can see birds like Mona and Blood Pheasant while on the drive and on a walk. Overnight at hotel

  Day 08: Tiger’s Nest Excursion

Today we will drive to north of Paro valley and when we reach to Ramthangkha then we will start to    hike. Then we will visit Tiger’s Nest.

 Day 09: Departure

 Today we will have our breakfast and then will drive early to the airport and return home

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drop facilities.
  •  Everyday meals during the tour ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking Bird watching guide and tour guide.
  •  All tour in a private vehicle with an experienced driver.
  • All sightseeing fees ,entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & office service charges.
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation outside Bhutan
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  •  Any other expenses due to unavoidable circumstances.  
  •  Alcoholic drink

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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