We offer a range of birdwatching tours. From short weeklong birding trips for the casual birder to rigorous birding excursions over 2-3 weeks for hardcore birding enthusiasts, our trips are designed to cater to your needs. The following are a few samples of some of the birdwatching tours that we offer. If you would like a customized itinerary for a birding trip, please do not hesitate to contact us.
From the East to the West – Birding at its very best (Spring/Early Summer Tour)
On this 19 day tour, you will travel across the entire breadth of the country and you will see an array of birds from low altitude specialties such as the Great Hornbill to high altitude birds such as the Satyr Tragopan. We can assure you that your birding experience will not leave you wanting.
For those that would like to combine their birding experience with some cultural exploration, you need not worry for there is a little bit of everything for everyone. For much of our trip, we will be birding along the roadside and you will have an opportunity to explore the many villages that we will pass along the way and interact with the locals. Our cross country trip will give you the opportunity to observe and discern the cultural nuances between Eastern and Western Bhutan.
So, please do join us on a bird safari unlike any other. From drives and walks through virgin forests, across high open pastures, to mountain villages and monasteries, this expedition will give you an undiluted experience of the raw beauty and rich culture that Bhutan holds.
Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan and birding in Samdrup Jongkhar
Day 2: Drive to Morong
Day 3: Drive to Yongphula
Day 4: Drive to Mongar
Day 5: Drive to Yongkhola
Day 6 & 7: Birding in avian paradise – Yongkhola
Day 8: Search for high altitude birds in Sengor
Day 9: Drive to Chhume
Day 10: Birding in Chhume, and cultural exploration in the afternoon
Day 11: Drive to Trongsa
Day 12: Drive to Phobjikha
Day 13: Drive to Punakha. Overnight in tented campsite
Day 14: Birding in Punakha. Overnight in tented campsite
Day 15: Drive to Thimphu
Day 16: Drive to Paro
Day 17: Excursion to Chelela Pass
Day 18: Excursion to Bhutan’s cultural icon – the Tiger’s Nest
Day 19: Departure from Bhutan
Bird Bhutan – a short 8 day birding tour of Western Bhutan
Although the eastern part of Bhutan is far more renowned for being a birder’s paradise than the rest of the country, Western Bhutan has quite a bit to offer too. On this 8 day tour, you will be treated to an intense yet enjoyable birding experience (hardcore birders might want to try out a longer birding trip).
This trip is best undertaken during early spring (Late February – early March) or late fall (Late November – early December), as you will get the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the majestic Black-necked Crane that winters in the marshlands of Phobjikha.
As with all our other trips, this tour will also give you the chance to immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture if you are interested.
Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan, and drive to Thimphu
Day 2: Birding in Thimphu
Day 3: Bird drive to Phobjikha
Day 4: Morning birdwatching in Pelela, afternoon drive to Punakha
Day 5: Birding in the subtropical valley of Punakha
Day 6: Drive to Paro
Day 7: Excursion to the high-altitude pass of Chele La. Alternative: Excursion to Bhutan’s cultural icon – the tiger’s nest
Day 8: Departure from Bhutan