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Bhutan Bird watching Tour
Duration :15 days, 14 nights
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Arrival Paro airport and drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan at 2320m. En route stop on the way to take in the magnificent Tachogang Lhakhang, the temple of the hill of the excellent horse.
On arrival in Thimphu, check in the hotel.
Drive up to Motithang, a north-western suburb of Thimphu to have Wangditse Gomeba hike. On the way, we will visit the Motithang Takin Reserve to see the national animal of Bhutan, the Takin that has the body of a cow and head of a goat.
Evening, stroll around to explore Thimphu town and soak in the atmosphere of this charming capital with crowded shops, bazaars and hospitality local in national dress.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Thimphu - Gangtey
Drive to Gangtey.
Through the journey few species of birds including Steaked Crimpson woodpecker until you have a break for a lunch at the Royal Botanical Garden Park.
The garden is home to 280 different species of birds including Wards Trogon which is believed to be extinct in other parts of the world.
Overnight at hotel in Gangtey.
Gangtey - Trongsa
On the way you may sport Brown Parrotbill, Great Parrotbill, Green-tailed, Crimson Sunbird, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Bar-winged wren Babbler,Scaly-breasted waren babbler, Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler, Grey-sided Bush Warbler, Russet Busset Bush Warbler, White-browed Rosefinch, and so on.
Overnight at the hotel in Trongsa.
Trongsa - Nabji Village
The journey would basically follow the beautiful river flowing through the Trongsa valley until we get into the Kuenga Rabten Palace where used to be the winter palace of the second king of Bhutan.
After the palace, your journey may spot bird like Pygmy-blue flycatcher, Collard Scops Owl, White-throated neeletail, Grey-headed parrotbill, Black-faced laughing thrush, White-browed Scimitar Babbler, White-tailed Robin, Bay Woodpecker, Speckled Piculet.
Overnight at the hotel at Nabji.
Hike from Nabji - Korphu
The hike from Nabji to Korphu is very interesting because of the untouched tropical jungles.
Enjoying lunch at farm house and immersing into the local culture would be a wonderful life time experience before you get back to the camp site.
On your hike you may see many kind of birds: Greater Necklace Laughing Thrush, Lesser-necklace Laughing Thrush, Greater Ruffous-headed Parrot bill, Pygmy-blue Flycatcher and so on.
Overnight at the hotel at Nabji.
Nabji - Berti (Tingtibi under Zshemgang district)
Hike to Berti village will give you an opportunity to witness the ancient trail built by our forefather including royal families of Bhutan.
Taking the chance to watch many kinds of birds such as Yellow-browed Tit, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Ruffous-necked Hornbill, Great Hornbill, Striated Prinia, Striated Laughing thrush, White-throated Laughing thrush, White-crested Laughing thrush, Beautiful Nuthatch, Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler, Brownish-flanked Bush Warble, Hume’s Warbler, Tickell’s Leaf Warbler, Crested Bunting, House Swift, Common Kestrel, Chestnut-bellied Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Ashy Bulbul, Golden-fronted Leaf bird, Blyth’s Leaf Warbler, Pacific Swift, Greater Spotted Eagle, Black Drongo, Ashy bulbul, Mountain bulbul, Striated bulbul, Black-crested Bulbul, Red-vented bulbul, Great Barbet, and so on.
Overnight camp at Tingtibi.
Tangtibi - Manas National Park of Bhutan
Drive through the tropical jungle, to Royal Manas national Park we would be able to witness Babbler, Bhutan Laughing thrush, Scaly Laughing thrush, Rusty-checked Scimitar Babbler, White-crested Laughing thrush, Sultan Tit, Hume’s Warbler, Mountain Tailorbird, Hill Prinia, Striated Prinia, Black Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Yellow-checked Tit, Sultan Tit, Crested Bunting, Grey Bush chat, Great Hornbill, Beautiful Nuthatch, Ruffous-necked Hornbill, Ward’s Tronon, and so on.
Overnight at camp in National Park in Manas
Explore Royal Manas National Park
The Royal Manas National Park (RMNB) is one of the biggest park covering 1057 sq km, serving as a home for a number of animals including Bengal Tigers, Golden Languar and Great Hornbill, is home to about 1000 plus species plants, trees,& shrubs. More than 426 bird species are said to be found in RMNP like Great Hornbill, Ruffous-necked Hornbill, Grey Peacock Pheasantand the Black Francolin, Blyth’s Kingfisher, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Siberean Rubyhroat, White-hooded Babbler, Green Emperial Pigeon, White-rumped Shama, Green Billed Malkoha, Greater Coucal.
Over night at Manas camp.
Manas - Gelephu
The drive take you back to the hub of city where links all trades between Bhutan and India.
Overnight at the hotel in Gelephu.
Sarpang - Punakha
Through the drive come across combination of a few different ethnical groups also gives you an opportunity to explore Tsirang [Province dominated by southern Bhutanese] and a break for the picnic lunch.
Birds are from Punakha and Wangdi: Streaked-breasted Scimitar, Rusaty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, Ultramarine Flycacher, Eurasian Jay, Spotted Forktail, Slaty-backed Forktail, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Spotted Nutcrcker, Grey Treepie, Crested Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Common Kingfisher, White-Bellied Heron, Little Bunthing, Dark-breasted Rosefinch, Chestnut-tailed Minla (Bar-throated), Red-headed Bullfinch, Brown Bullfinch, Ultramarine Flycacher, Rufous-gorgeted flycatcher. Rufous-breasted Bush Robin, White-broew Bush Robin, Himalayan Bluetail, Black-thrck-throated Parrotbill, Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Plain Mountain Finch, Fire-tailed Myzonrnis, White-browed Fulvetta, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Red Crossbill, Collared Grosbeak, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie.
Overnight at the hotel in Punakha
Punakha - Tashi Thang
Morning, visit Punakha Dzong and continue to drive towards Jigmi Dorji Wangchuk National Park.
Visit Tashi Thang where you can watch several kind of birds: Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon, Maroon Oriole, White-tailed Nuhatch, Orange-bellied Leaf Bird, Speckled Piculet, Pygmy Wedge Babbler, Spotted Wren Babbler, Shrike-babbler, Black-eared, Yellow-throated, Rufous-winged, Green Shrike-babbler, Lesser Shortwing, Blue-fronted Robin, Hoary-throated, Rusty-fronted Barwing, White-throated Fantail, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Buff-barred Warbler, Lemon-rumped Warbler, Tickell’sLeaf Warbler, Golden-spectacled Warbler,Grey-hooded Warbler, ect.
Overnight at camping at Tashi Thang.
Tashi Thang - Paro
Post breakfast we drive back to Paro.
En route stop at Dochu La Pass.
Post lunch you can go into forest, start climbing through Hemlock forest (3530m).The trails go through different vegetation zone and finally see Lungchutshe Monastery,
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Birding in Paro
Drive to Jana Monastery [Paradise on earth] and see the care feeding the Himalayan Monal Phesant.
Hiking around to see a few different species of birds including Blood Pheasant, Alpine Accentor, Stayr Tragopan, Kalij Pheasant, Himalayan Bluetail, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Spotted Nutcracker, White-capped Water Redstart, Himalayan Buzzard, Fire-tailed Myzonrnis, etc.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro
Hike to the Taksang Monastery - clinging to a steep cliff at more than 3,000m, the hike to the monastery will take approximately 4-5 hours.
Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most imposing temples in the country. It is said that the Tibetan King Sontsen Gampo built 108 temples in the Himalayan region in the 7th century, and Kyichu Lhakhang is one of them.
Special meal with a local family in the late afternoon.
Evening at Leisure.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Post breakfast at the hotel, drop to the airport for flight to your onward destination.
We hope you take back happy memories and await your return for another exciting trip with us.
Accommodation on twin sharing basis at 3* hotel.
All meals in the holiday packages (starting from first day lunch and departure breakfast).
Entrance fees to various monuments.
Bhutan Visa Fees.
Pickup Airport / Railway Station, (India) and drop by a private vehicle (Luxury / Comfortable vehicle).
Bottled water once in a day.
One time complimentary drinks on arrival & departure time.
Internal route permit throughout the Bhutan.
All hotel taxes / service charge
Evening tea / coffee with snack (Everyday).
Any airfare / railway ticket to / from India.
Any beverages except for 2 times.
Any Indian Visa.
Any riding gears.
Any tips to guide / driver (expedition team).
Any itinerary extension will be subject to additional cost.
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Initial Deposit: Any confirmation is subject to an advance deposit receipt of 50 % of the total tour cost.
Balance 50% amount has to be paid one day prior to tour start date.
Payment Modes: Payment can be remitted through Bank transfer or Cheque (subject to realization)
Name of Account / Beneficiary Name : TOURGENIE
Account No. : 50381870057
Name of Bank : Allahabad Bank
Branch : Gangtok, Metro Point -737101
IFS Code : ALLA0212068
Amendment in services: Amendment is subject to availability of related hotels / services and can only be done before the reconfirmation (07 days prior to the date of arrival). Additional cost as applicable for services would be charged for.
Amendment in Date: Travel date can be rescheduled maximum up to 30 days, from the initial date of arrival and rates or price confirmed is subject to change as it’s based on the prevailing rates and might increase due to currency fluctuation increase in the cost of fuel charges, change in any related tax structure, sudden change in hotels tariff or increase in transport cost.
Any amendment in date of travel beyond 30 days will be considered as cancelled and Amendments cannot be made within 7 days of the date of travel.
Amendment in number of Pax: In case of reduction in the number of passengers, the cost will be increased as per our tariff and the supplement for the same has to be added along with the final payment. In such cases, please note that the advance deposit for the passengers not travelling cannot be adjusted or redeemed.
30 days prior to date of travel 10% of total service cost.
30 to 11 days before date of travel 50% of the total service cost.
10 days to date of Arrival 100% of the of the total service cost.
Cancellation Refund will be processed within 15 days from the date of cancellation and will be refund to you only by online mode. If online mode does not work then cancellation amount will be sent to you by A/c Payee at par cheque.
In case travel arrangements are booked through sub agents or channel partners refunds would be paid to the sub agent or channel partners through whom the guest has booked.
The above booking and cancellation policy is applicable in Sikkim
Children above 10 years will be charged 100% as per Adult Rate (EPSR).
Children of 5 to 10 sharing parent’s room will be charged as per Child with Bed or Child No Bed.