Winter Trek and Bird Watching
Winter season is perhaps the best opportune time to visit Bhutan and experience a tranquil facade of the country not usually seen by most visitors. Advent of winter brings about peace and tranquility in the region as life in Bhutan settles down quietly in preparation of the winter months. One can truly appreciate the natural beauty at this time of the season, with crystal clear view of the snow-capped mountains against the backdrop of bright azure sky. The fields in the valleys are abounding with the colors of poinsettias and green banana plants. The rooftops of the villages are covered in red with hot chilies drying in the winter sun, as the villagers pass the time leisurely. It's a time of rest and nature's way of rejuvenating ones body and the spirit with every breath of fresh air. It is indeed a unique experience not to be missed.
This special program is a combination of cultural tour, bird watching and trek lasting 9 Day in Bhutan. Tour begins from Paro and continues through Thimphu and Punakha. Then a short three Day trek which covers the lower valley regions with elevation ranging from 4500 to 7350 feet. It is designed as a moderate trek for anyone in good physical condition to participate. A leisurely four - five hours daily hike passes through villages with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the scenery, and to experience the hospitality of the local people. The trek ends at Wangiphodrang followed by a drive to Phobijikha to witness a rare glimpse of the black-necked cranes which migrate each winter to this beautiful valley. Spend the night at a traditional farm guesthouse and early next morning venture to a vantage point to see the roosting grounds of the cranes.
Day 01 : Arrive Paro airport and transfer to Thimpu/ Over night hotel (Dinner)
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Thimphu , back to hotel for overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 03 : Thimphu – Punakha - Leaving Thimphu - Punakha (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04 : Punakha – Limukha (trek), overnight at camp. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05 : Sun Limukha – Chungsakha/ overnight camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 06 : Chungsakha – Wangdi – Phobjikha - Overnight at a farm house, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 07 : Phobjikha – Thimphu – Paro (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 08 : Paro – Sightseeing, overnight at hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 09 : Departure Paro – After breakfast transfer airport and fly to Kathmandu or Bangkok (Breakfast)
Highlights of the Tour
Exploring Gangtey gompa, Taktsang, Nyingmapa monastery, beautiful Ura village, Swiss farm, and Bumthang valley, 18-century Chendebji chorten etc.
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.