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Bhutan Birding Tour

Bhutan is recognized as an area of high biological diversity as it as at the hub of 221 global endemic bird areas. The recorded number of bird species is over 670 and still counting. Bhutan is also home to about 16 bird species that are endangered worldwide. These include the White bellied heron, which is one of the fifty rarest birds in the world and the rare black-necked crane, which breed in Tibet and then migrate over the Himalayas to Bhutan to spend their winter. Phobjikha in Western Bhutan, Bumthang in Central Bhutan and in Bomdeling in Eastern Bhutan plays host to these birds from the month of September and October till January and March when they fly back to Tibet.


After you arrive at the air port, we will take you to your hotel, rest for a while and then take you for a stroll around the vibrant town of Paro in the evening where we will take a tour of the Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong with sightseeing of Paro valley.

In the morning after breakfast we will drive to the Chelela pass well known for spotting different birds, after few hours we will drive towards Haa valley where we will have lunch, do somemore bird watching and then head back to Paro via Chuzom.

We will move early from Paro and after that have breakfast at the Dochula cafeteria and continue towards Punakha. where we will have a short stop over at Lamperi Botanical Garden, Menchu-nang and Lometsawa. After reaching Punakha and after lunch drive towards Shenganga valley on the farm road by the river side watching for river birds with the highlight being White-bellied Heron.

Drive for 45 km towards the north of Punakha. Stop over at Botokha and enjoy road-side bird watching. Walk around to reach the place called Rimchu which is part of the Jigme Dorji Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend the rest of the day driving and stopping to do roadside bird watching, orchids, and wildlife.

Now following the same Dochula pass, we will be heading back to Thimphu and on our way we will do some birdwathcing as well.

Visit Mini Zoo at Motithang, drive up to Sangaygang view point,Short Wangditse hike where we will spot some different majestic birds on our way and then in the evening we will head to Paro.

After your leisurely breakfast in the hotel drive to Paro airport and depart to your onward destination. Here you bid adieu to your helpful Bhutanese tourist guide and driver and proceed to your onward destination.

The Above Price includes following services;

  • Bhutan Visa
  • All Permits – Museum Fees
  • Standard Room in 3 Star Hotels – Upgrade to 4 & 5 Star can be arranged on Additional Cost.
  • Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner with Evening Tea
  • Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) Licensed Professional Driver
  • SUV for FIT & Toyota Van from 3 – 8 Pax & Toyota Coaster Coach from 8 – 20 Pax
  • Decade old TCB Licensed Tour Guide
  • All Sightseeing with Walks and Hikes
  • Bottled Mineral Water

Bhutan Government uphold a strategy of “High Value-Low Impact” tourism policy, which serves as the purpose of creating an image of exclusive and high-yield destination among travelers.  Therefore, Baeyul Excursions has initiated its tourism policy – to maintain its environment, ecological friendly, preservation of social-cultural and economically viable, prevent from overrun mass tourism and while at the same time to ensure visitors get the most out of their trips. The minimum cost outlined by Baeyul Excursions offers the charm of the isolated Himalayan kingdom, which was founded on the principle of sustainability.

  • Single Individual: USD 2,240/-
  • Group of 02 Members: USD 2,160/-
  • Group of 03 Members and Above: USD 1,920/-
  • One Time Bank Transfer Charges: USD 45/-

Not included:

  • Round Trip Air Tickets
  • International Travel Insurance
  • Alcohol & Beverages
  • Entertainment Cost – Pub & Nightclubs
  • Tips for Tour Guide, Driver and Hotel Staffs
  • Donations to Monasteries and Temples
  • Payment Wiring Fee of USD 50
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