This 22-days Bhutan birding tour begins from eastern Bhutan and follows the 550 km lateral highway to western Bhutan passing through some of the best bird habitats in the kingdom’s pristine alpine, temperate and broad-leafed forests.
The birding tour crosses six districts, six mountain-passes, four regions that speak different languages and goes up to an altitude of 3,800m from 250m at the eastern border town.
Besides offering a first hand opportunity to see the country in all its natural ruggedness the tour also combines visit to ancient monasteries and temples and the interior towns and villages.
The main mode of travel is by road with accommodation in hotels at designated spots and at campsites.
Bhutan Hornbills tour Outline Itinerary
Day 1 & 2: ~ Arrive in Samdrup Jongkhar – Explore Bangtar road
Day 03: ~ Morong – Trashigang 6 hours
Day 04: ~ Trashigang
Day 05: ~ Trashigang – Yongkola 5hours
Day 06 & 07: ~Yongkola
Day 08: ~ Sengor – Bumthang 5 hours
Day 09: ~ Birding in Bumthang
Day 10: ~ Bumthang – Trongsa 68km/3hours
Day 11: ~Trongsa – Tingtibi 3hours
Day 12: ~ Birding in Tingtibi
Day 13: ~Tingtibi – Trongsa 3hours
Day 14: ~ Trongsa – Gantey/Phobjikha 87 km/ 3hours
Day 15: ~ Phobjikha – Punakha 70 kms/ 3 hours
Day 16 & 17: ~ Birding in Punakha
Day 18: ~ Punakha -Thimphu
Day 19: ~ Birding in Thimphu
Day 20: ~ Thimphu – Paro
Day 21: ~ Birding in Paro
Day 22: ~ Departure