Himalaya Bird Watching Travel
Himalaya Bird Watching Travel Destination, Recognized for high biological diversity, Bhutan is known as the East Himalayan ‘hot spot’. It is the habitat for 221 global endemic bird areas. Over 670 species of birds are officially reported but many more are to be found. Diverse forests along wide attitudinal range make Bhutan “Sanctuary of Birds”. The intact natural forest cover of Bhutan is over 70% of the total land and 84% breeding birds depend on these forests.
The virgin forests support 57% of Bhutan’s globally threatened birds and 90% of the country’s restricted range birds. There are about 415 resident bird species in Bhutan. These resident birds are altitudinal migrants, moving up and down the mountains depending upon the seasons and weather conditions. Around 50 species are known to be winter migrants. These include ducks, waders, birds of prey, thrushes, finches & buntings. About 40 species of summer visitors or partial migrants to Bhutan include cuckoos, swifts, bee-eaters, warblers, flycatchers and drongos. The country harbours more than 16 species of internationally threatened birds. They are Pallas’s Fish Eagle, White bellied Heron, Satyr Tragopan, Grey bellied Tragopan, Ward’s Trogaon, Blyth’s King Fisher, rumped Honey Guide, Purple Cochoa, Rufous throated Wren Babbler, Red headed Parrot Bill, Chestnut breasted Partridge, Blyth’s Trogon, Wood Snipe, Dark RumpedSwift,Rufous necked Hornbill, Grey crowned Prinia and the Beautiful Nuthatch all of which breed in Bhutan.
The country is an important wintering ground for the rare Black necked crane. Greater spotted Eagle, Baer’s Pochard, Imperial Eagle and Hodgson’s Bushchat are also found.
- Visit the impressive Dzong (fortresses), former palaces and Buddhist monasteries!
- Hike through the ridge top Goembas (monasteries) and meet the monks.
- Hike through the terraced farmlands and villages, visit the farmhouses and meet the villagers.
- Attend the local festivals and events.
- Visit the vibrant markets and towns.
- Visit the traditional arts and crafts workshop, meet the artisans, weavers and painters!
- And much more…
- Receive and Transfer to Airport
- Double/Twin in 3 Star Hotel
- 3 Meals every day with Evening Tea
- Toyota SUV for FIT & Toyota Bus for Group with Driver.
- English Speaking Guide
- All Sightseeing
- Museum Fees
- Bhutan Visa
- All Permits
- Bottled Mineral Water
- Walks and Hikes
What’s is Not Include
- Guide and Driver tip
- International Airfare
- Laundry Charges
- Internet, International calls
- Other Beverages
- Donation when photographing
- Travel Insurance
- Baggage Handlers tip
You’ll follow an itinerary which has been researched and planned by our experts, saving you all the hassle of organizing the trip. The itineraries are designed to minimize the time spent travelling and maximize the variety of experiences. From small buses to riverboats as well as on foot.
Itinerary at a Glance:
- DAY 1: Arrival at Paro International Airport/Thimphu.
- DAY 2: Thimphu/Punakha or Wangdi.
- DAY 3: Wangdue to Bumthang.
- DAY 4: Bumthang(sightseeing).
- DAY 5: Bumthang-Sengkor.Camp.
- DAY 6: Sengor-Sengor Camp.
- DAY 7: Sengor-Yongula camp.
- DAY 8: Yongkola – Yongkola .Camp.
- DAY 9: Yongkola to Trongsa.
- DAY 10: Depart Trongsa to Shamgang.
- DAY 11: Birding in Zhemgang Area.
- DAY 12: Zhemgang – Punakha Drive to Punakha through Trongsa.
- DAY 13: Tashithang – Punakha – Thimphu.
- DAY 14: Thimphu – Paro.
- DAY 15: Paro.
- DAY 16: Depart Bhutan.
- Trip to Bhutan or Trip to Asia
- Farmer in bhutan ploughing the fied
- Monk learning to play flute I
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- Tour Bhutan (Festival in Bhutan)
- Bumthang Festival
What is the best time to visit Bhutan?
In Bhutan every season has its own charm; as such the country has variety of doings to the tourist according to their interest. But the most visited months are usually March, April and May during which the country is at its best scenery as the spring just hits off and of course in the later months of the year like August, September, October and November. These are the peak seasons as the weather during these time of the years are pleasant and warm and not to forget the festival months. However, Bhutan Creative Tours is focusing to spread out visitation over the year because, come rain or shine, there is something for all parts of the year. The winters are cold, but we have winter treks and festivals in the southern parts of Bhutan,which has warm weather through out the year. A winter in Bhutan is characterized by clear blue skies, but you need your jackets with you.
Do I need a Visa for Bhutan? How can I obtain a Visa for Bhutan?
All visitors traveling to Bhutan are required to obtain a Visa prior to your arrival to Bhutan, except for Indian nationals holding a valid Indian passport. After your confirmation to visit Bhutan with us, you can just download and fill out the Visa Application form from our website and send it to us. We’ll have the visa confirmation letter processed within 7 working days and send it to you. The Visa Application System used by the national tourism office is designed by our CEO when he was working as the Chief Researcher for the Tourism Council of Bhutan. This makes it very easy for us to leverage visa processing even during the final minutes before your arrival to Bhutan.
What Documents will I require at the Airport when I come to Bhutan?
You will need your Passport which has 6 months validity for its expiry date, Druk Air e-ticket, whether you booked it through us or the Druk air’s website and your Visa confirmation letter which we will send you prior to your arrival in the country. And please to carry a copy of your tour itinerary as well.