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.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
IncludedAirport pick up and drop offApplicable permits and park feesExperienced guideLand TransportationMealsSupport staff
Not Included8 nights accommodationAirplane transportDaily 90-minute yoga classEmergency evacuation and reroutingManta and whale shark snorkelingPersonal expensesSnorkeling with turtlesSoft and hard drinksSunset dolphin cruiseTippingTravel insuranceWater Transport
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.
Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan, and drive to Thimphu
Day 2: Birding in Thimphu
Day 3: Bird drive to Phobjikha
Day 4: Morning birdwatching in Pelela, afternoon drive to Punakha
Day 5: Birding in the subtropical valley of Punakha
Day 6: Drive to Paro
Day 7: The Tigers Nest
Day 8: Departure from Bhutan
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Their Social FocusTo preserve the natural diversity of the wildlife, birds, people and mountains of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan through socially responsible travel and immersive experiences.