Bhutan Birding Tour from West to East
Fly to Paro in the morning. After clearing immigration we will drive through the wide Paro Valley. The Paro Valley is relatively dry. Blue pines grow on the slopes, but most of the valley floor is cultivated with rice paddies, which are utilized for wheat during wintertime.
Many finches feed on wheat grains. The main attraction is the Pachu riverbed north of the town .You can spot Ibisbills, and both Common Kingfisher, Crested Kingfisher and some accentors among the rocks and bushes.
It is worthwhile to visit the forests near the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. We can see all the birds encountered in the Paro Valley except the Ibisbill, so it would be worth to visit a few cultural sites such as the hanging temple of Taktsang or do a walk 3 hours up to the Tigers Nest. Stay over night at hotel.
Day 01 : Paro Valley 2300-2600 meters.
Day 02 : Paro (2300 meters) - Thimpu Valley (2700 meters) .
Day 03 : Thimphu - Punakha region 2300-3050-1100 meters.
Day 04 : Punakha region 1100-1650 meters.
Day 05 : Punakha - Gangtey (3000 meters) - PeleLa Pass (3300 meters).
Day 06 : Trongsa Valley 2350-1100 meters - Bumthang.
Day 07 : Bumthang (2600m) - Trumshingla Pass (3800m) – Sengor 2600m and Limithang 1500 - Mongar.
Day 08 : Mongar - Mongar (1550 meters).
Day 09 : Mongar (1500 meters) - Tashigang (1350 meters).
Day 10 : Excursion to Tashiyantshe - Trashigang (1350 meters).
Day 11 : Trashigang (1100 meters) – Samdrup Jongkhar (200 meters).
Day 12 : Depart from Bhutan and transfer to India.
Highlights of the Tour
Breathtaking Mt. Chomolhari, explore around Thimpu, Wangduephodrang and Punakha Dzong Bhutanese cultures and history of 1960s Changangkha monastery and Drupthob nunnery temple.
All the conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.