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Bhutan Birding Tour in Summer

Duration: 14 days Place: Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha, Bumthang

The lean season of birding in Bhutan, Summer (June) can still be a good time to spot many varieties of birds. But, it calls for a carefully crafted birdwatching tour package that we at Tour My India is more than happy to provide. Our team of experts meticulously design Bhutan birding tour specially for summer (June) keeping in mind the weather and destinations where birding is possible, and the result is our 14D/13N summer Bhutan birdwatching package. This interesting tour includes the best possible birding destinations like Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha, Bumthang, Yongkala, and Sengor. At these destinations, you will have the chance to spot birds like Ibisbill, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Ward Trogon, Beautiful Nuthatch as well as Flycatchers and Cuckoos. In our birding itinerary, we also included Yongkala, which is reckoned to be one of the best areas for birding in the Himalayas.

At Tour My India, our endeavour is to offer you the best interest-based travel experiences that too without letting you miss the other aspects of the destination. Therefore, in this Bhutan birding tour in June, we ensure all the important sightseeing places are covered and that you return with the most memorable and satisfactory travel experience.

Day 1: Paro – Thimphu

On your arrival at the Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will help you transport to Thimphu. In the evening, we will be going for birdwatching around the sewage pond and Wang Chu.

Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 2: Thimphu – Dochula – Punakha

Today, early in the morning, we shall drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (3150). En route Punakha, we will stop at Lamperi Botanical. After reaching Punakha in the afternoon, we will visit Punakha Dzong.

Overnight stay in Punakha.

Day 3: Punakha – Nobding – Phobjikha

Early morning today, we will head to Phobjikha Valley. En route, birding on the entire stretch of Nobding.

Overnight stay in Phobjikha.

Day 4: Phobjikha – Pelela – Trongsa – Bumthang

Today’s schedule will include bird watching in the morning along the Pelela Pass, a 3400 old road which we will cross on our way to Bumthang via Trongsa. We shall also be birding at few other stops en route Bumthang.

Overnight stay in Bumthang.

Day 5: Bumthang – Phrumshingla – Sengor

Today, we will be driving to Sengo via Phrumshingla (3800m). After reaching and resting for sometime, in the evening, we shall be birding around Sengor.

Overnight stay in Sengor.

Day 6: Sengor – Namling – Yongkala

We will spend time birdwatching around Sengor and Phrumshingla area. Later, we’ll head to Yongkala. We will be enjoying birding along the forest of Namling and Yongkala. Accommodation will be provided in the tents.

Day 7,8 & 9: Yongkala – Namling – Limithang Road

For three days, our birdwatching schedule will include Namling, upper and lower Limithang road, which is one of the finest birding areas in the Himalayas. Spend three nights in Yongkala. Accommodation will be provided in the tents.

Day 10: Yongkala – Phrumshingla – Trongsa

Today, we will make our way back to Trongsa and we will be looking and listening to the flocks.

Overnight stay in Trongsa.

Day 11: Trongsa – Paro

We will be heading back to Paro, the drive should take about 6hrs. En route, we will be making stops whenever we run into the flocks.

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 12: Paro – Chelila Birding

In the morning, we will drive to the alpine meadow of Chele la pass (3890m) for high altitude birding. Drive back to Paro for lunch. In the evening, birdwatching along Pa Chu (Paro River). Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 13: Paro – Tiger’s Excursion

This will be the day to visit the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Bhutan.

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 14: Departure

Drive to Paro International Airport.

Highlights of the trip

  • Birdwatching in sewage pond and Wang Chu in Thimphu.
  • Visit Dochula, Punakha Dzong and Lamperi Botanical Garden.
  • Birdwatching on the stretch of Nobding.
  • Spot birds along the Pelela Pass Old Road.
  • Birding in Sengor and Phrumshingla areas and on Upper and Lower Limithiang Road, the best birding place in the Himalayas.

Inclusion of the trip

  • Accommodation
  • Activities
  • Breakfast
  • Transport

Exclusion of the trip

  • Airfare / Railfare
  • Government GST of 5%
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide Charges
  • Video and Camera permits
  • Any supplementary services
  • Porterage at hotels and airports, tips, insurance, laundry, liquors, wine
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks
  • Early check in & late check out at the hotels
  • Any compulsory supplement during the stay
  • Any other services not specified above

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