Architecture of Bhutanse House

Rofuos-necked Hornbill, found in Lingmethang in Mongar

Bhutan’s widespread bird directory reflects the kingdom's ample range of ecological surroundings from subtropical to alpine. At present there are around 700 types of birds have been recorded in Bhutan. 

Most commonly known are the Black Neck Cranes, a rare and endanger crane. Often it will be marked with Ospreys and multi-colored Avocet. While winter time brings numerous species down to lower elevation, including accentors, rose finches, grosbeaks, snow pigeons and pheasants, the Himalayan monal and the blood pheasant.

Duration: 7 Days and 6 nights

Day 01: Arrive Paro

On lending at Paro International airport, our representatives from Bhutan Great Trip will welcome you and escort you to the hotels for check-in and then after refreshment, we will guide you on the birding tour and other information that are necessary  by our guide specialized in Birding.

After lunch, we will look in the farmlands, evergreen forests, the riversides and shrubberies for some birds’ specieslike Aberrant Bush Warbler (Cettia flavoivacea), Blyth's Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum), Himalayan Whistling Thrush (Myiophonus caeruleus), Common Teal (Ana crecca), Greyheaded Flycatcher Warbler (Seicercus xanthoschistos), Greenbacked Tit (Parus monticolus), Hodgson's Redstart (Phoenicurus hodgsoni), Jungle Crow (Corvus macrorhynchos), Himalayan Brown Dipper (Cinclus pallasi), Crestee Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) etc.Overnight at hotels in Paro.

Day 02: Paro - Thimphu

Drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, when we reach there we will check-in in the hotel and after refreshment we will  go for birding around the stream near Motithang and in and around Begana and Cheri villages, the common bird that could be spotted are Common Sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos), Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus melaschistos), Grackle or Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa), Grey Wagtail (Motacilla caspica), Whitebellied Yuhina (Yuhina xanthoteuca), Upland Pipit (Anthus sylvanus), Plumbeous Redstart .Overnight at hotels in Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu - Punakha.

Right after breakfast we will drive to Punakha, on the way we will stop by Dochula pass (3,050m) which offers most spectacular view over eastern Himalaya, from there we will drive to Punakha, but on the wait we will stop to see some of the birds like Himalayan Griffon,  Speckled Babbler, Stachyris pyrrhops, Blackchinned Yuhina (Yuhina nigrimenta), Wood Pigeon (Columbia hodgsonii), Blackchinned, Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis),  etc. When we reach Punakha, we will check-in in the hotels and after lunch, we will again look for bird in the valley like Fulvousbreasted Pied Woodpecker (Picoides macei), Large Grey Babbler (Turdoides melcolmi), Blackbreasted Sunbird (Aethopyga saturata), Redbreasted Rosefinch (Carpodacus puniceus), Himalaya Tree Pie (Dendrocitra vagabunda), Little Bunting (Emberiza striolata).

Day 04: Punakha - Phobjikha 

Right after breakfast, we will then drive to Phobjikha which will take us about 2-3 hours and we will stops by on the way for birding as we pass through forest of oak and rhododendron, it’s a nice way to capture some of the birds that are hardly found. When we reach Phobjikha valley, which is one of the most important wildlife reserve in the country, we can spot birds Redheaded Bullfinch (Pyrrhula erythrocephala), Scarlet Finch (Haemmatospiza sipahi), Whitetailed Nuthatch (Sitta himalayensis), like Amur Falcon (Falco vesertinus), Redmantled Rosefinch (Carpodacus rhodochlamys), Firebreasted Flowerpecker (Dicaeum ignipectus),  Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Great Pied Hornbill (Buceros bicornis), Common Hill Partridge (Arborophila torqueola), Snow Pigeon (Columba leuconota), etc.Overnight at hotel in Phobjikha.

Day 05: Gangtey- Thimphu

On our way back to Thimphu, we will stop on the way to see some of the birds Himalayan Griffon, Himalayan Swiftlet , Lammergeier, Snow Partridge , Purple Cochoa, Himalayan Monal Pheasant, Speckled Wood Pigeon and Rufousbellied Bulbul , on the way we will stop by to visit Chimi Lhakhang and later Lamperi botanical garden, in the evening, we will visit some of the places like memorial chorten, textile museum, school of arts and craft, flok heritage museum and Tashichoodzong. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 06: Thimphu- Paro

On our way back to Paro, we will stop by to visit Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest Dzong in Bhutan and later we will again stop by to take a short hike to the 14th century suspension bridge build out of iron chains.After noon we will visit National museum, Ringpung Dzong and then Drukgyel Dzong, on the way we will stop to see the view of Taktsang temple (tiger nest). Evening at leisure in Paro.Overnight at hotels in Paro.

Day 07: Paro- Depature

We will drive to Paro international Airport and our guide and driver will bid you farewell for safe journey.

Detail costing for this tour

Land cost: USD $ 1400.00 (USD $ 280.00 per night) 

Airfare Bangkok/Paro/Bangkok:  USD $ 794.00

Visa Fee: USD $   40.00

Tourism Development Fund: USD $   10.00

Net package cost per person: USD $ 2524.00

What’s included:

a)    Expert leadership

b)    All accommodations

c)    All meals

d)    All transportation during the tour

e)    All activities as noted in the itinerary

f)       Bottled water while on drive and hiking

 * All rates based on three or more traveling together on twin room sharing basis.


Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than three persons shall be subject to the following surcharges:

a)    Single Individual: US$ 40/ per night halt

b)    Group of 2: US$ 30/ per person per night halt

c)    The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.

d)  The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.

Contact details

Bhutan Sandalwood tours  & Treks

Po Box: 1458

Thimphu Bhutan    

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