Bhutan is extremely rich in its biological assets, among which birds are among the most abundant part of nature. It offers a wide range of nature tours for any bird enthusiast in combination with amazing culture and heritage tours of the local communities.

 

Although the eastern part of Bhutan is far more renowned for being a birder’s paradise than the rest of the country, Western Bhutan has quite a bit to offer too. On this 8 day tour, you will be treated to an intense yet enjoyable birding experience.

 

The best season for this tour is from early spring to late fall (Mid February to November). There is this great opportunity to catch a glimpse of the majestic Black-necked Crane that winters in the marshlands of Phobjikha along with other numerous species in Bhutan.

 

As with all our other trips, this tour in Bhutan will also give you the chance to immerse yourself in all of what Bhutanese culture has to offer.

 

Clean Travel believes that our innovative approach to tourism has the power to revitalise communities and provide financial security for its inhabitants. Find out more about Clean Travel here.

  • Destination

  • Departure

    Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
  • Included

    Airport pick up and drop off
    Applicable permits and park fees
    Experienced guide
    Land Transportation
    Meals
    Support staff
  • Not Included

    8 nights accommodation
    Airplane transport
    Personal expenses
    Snorkeling with turtles
    Soft and hard drinks
    Tipping
    Travel insurance

March to May is one of the best times to travel with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains in Bhutan. While the sky may not be crystal clear as during the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for trekking and travelling.

 

June to August is wet but the mountains and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. The daily cloud coverage means that mountain views are not guaranteed but as very few people travel during this time it can present the perfect opportunity for people to explore the trails and nature in quiet.

 

September to November are the busiest months due to predictable weather and mostly clear skies. The mountain views are spectacular but the most popular trails can become quite busy.

 

The winter months of December to February are good to travel due to the clear skies and the reduced number of travellers. However, you should be prepared for cold temperatures.

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Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan, and drive to Thimphu

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Day 2: Birding in Thimphu

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Day 3: Bird drive to Phobjikha

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Day 4: Morning birdwatching in Pelela, afternoon drive to Punakha

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Day 5: Birding in the subtropical valley of Punakha

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Day 6: Drive to Paro

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Day 7: The Tigers Nest

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Day 8: Departure from Bhutan

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Nature Treks Himalaya

Nature Treks Himalayas is a locally run adventure and nature organisation in Nepal run by highly experienced, knowledgeable and reliable experts. They embody the highest standard of service and safety is their first priority.

 

Their Social Focus

To preserve the natural diversity of the wildlife, birds, people and mountains of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan through socially responsible travel and immersive experiences.

 

Certifications

An active member of the: -Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN); -The International Ecotourism Society; -Nepal River Conservation Trust; and -Bird Conservation Nepal.

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