In this tour, you will travel through west to east in Bhutan. Besides enjoying the birds of Bhutan, you will be thrilled by the astounding beauty of our countryside. Although the roads in Bhutan
are winding and you have to travel up and down in the mountains, yet you will enjoy a lot with our experienced driver and guide with natural beauty of this country.
Explore and discover the actual habitat of the different bird species in Bhutan.
Explore the endangered species of birds of the world in Bhutan
Enjoy with the different rare species of birds of Bhutan.
Be proud of yourself to be in the birding paradise of Asia – Bhutan.
Add some more bird species for your Bird Quest.
Enjoy and appreciate with the pristine environment of Bhutan.
Discover the flora and fauna of Bhutan.
Day 01. Arrive to Paro International Airport – Transfer to Hotel
Arrive at Paro and receive by the representative of Authentic Bhutan Tours at the Paro International airport, only airport in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. From here directly we will visit National museum of Bhutan, if it is not closed. Lunch in Paro. After lunch we will visit Paro dzong (fortress) and then stroll around Paro town. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel Paro.
Day 02. Paro – Thimphu
Very early in the morning we will drive to Chelela pass with your pack breakfast. The pass is the highest pass, where the car can go in Bhutan. On the way we may see the following birds:
Colourful Himalayan Monal
Flocks of Blood Pheasants
Besides see these birds we can also see the Mountain Jhomolhari & Jichu Drakye beautifully on clear days from the pass. There are lots of prayer flags here at the pass. We will have our breakfast here, near the pass. After enjoying the sight of birds, prayer flags and mountains on clear days, then we will drive back to Paro, to our hotel. We will take rest in the hotel for about 1hour and then we will hike to Taktshang, Tiger’s Nest till the viewpoint.
We will have lunch here at the viewpoint, Taktshang cafeteria. Walk back to the car point and then we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1hour 30minutes from the road point. Evening stroll around the Thimphu town and explore handicraft shops for Authentic Bhutanese Souvenirs and gifts for your friends and loved ones. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel, Thimphu.
Day 03. Thimphu Halt
We will hike to Cheri Monastery and during the hike we may spot the following birds:
Spotted Laughing Trush
Fire Capped Tit
Golden Breasted Fulvetta
Yellow Backed Flower Packer
Maroon Backed Accentor
Lunch will be served as pack lunch near the riverside. Drive back to Thimphu and doing some sightseeing in Thimphu, like visit to Memorial Chhorten, Buddha Poitn, Weaving center, Bhutanese paper factory and post office to buy the Famous Bhutanese Stamps. We have bird stamps also-which are very beautiful and can be good souvenirs for your bird lover friends and for your own collections too. Dinner and overnight stay in hotel, Thimphu.
Day 04: Thimphu – Punakha
Drive to Punakha over dochula pass (3150m). stop for a while at the pass for a breath taking of eastern Himalayan Mountain Ranges on a clear days and also to see the 108 small chhortens (stupas). The following birds species can be found on our way to Punakha.
Rufous-breasted Bush Robin
Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler
Lunch will be at Lobesa. Hike to Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. This temple is also known as ‘the temple of fertility’. The hike will take about 25minutes from the road end through the farm fields. Then we will drive to Punakha and visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Punakha, Hotel.
Day 05: Punakha – Trongsa
We drive to Trongsa over Pelela pass. Today we may find the following birds on our way to Trongsa.
Yellowish-billed Bush Warbler
White Winged Grosbeak
Lunch we will have at Chendebji Restaurant. Then continue our journey to Trongsa. If we have time, we will visit the impressive Trongsa dzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Trongsa, Hotel.
Day 06: Trongsa-Zhemgang
Drive to Zhemgang with pack lunch. We will our pack lunch whenever we feel hungry. Today we may see the following birds beside the good opportunity to see the golden – Langure – an animal endemic to Bhutan. On the way we may see the following birds.
Chestnuts Breasted Partridge
Rufus Necked and Great Horn Bill
Blue fronted Robin
Wedge Billed & Bar winged Wren Babblersand many more
Dinner and overnight stay in Zhemgang hotel or camp.
Day 07: Zhemgang – Tingtibi
Today we will explore the birds from Zhemgang till Tingtingbi. Dinner and overnight stay at Tingtingbi, Camp.
Day 08: Tingtingbi – Trongsa
After an early breakfast, drive to Trongsa with your pack lunch.We will stop wherever necessary if we spot birds on our way back to Trongsa. Continue our journey to Trongsa. Dinner and overnight stay at Trongsa, Hotel.
Day 09: Trongsa-Bumthang
Drive to Bumthang. The drive will take about 2hours. Today we will find the following birds:
Yellow-billed Bush Warbler
Blacked –billed Magpie
If you have time, we will visit to Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang and Tamshing Lhakhang. Stroll around Bumthang town. Dinner and over night stay at hotel Bumthang.
Day 10: Bumthang – Sengor
We will drive to Sengor and camp there. We will take pack lunch. Lunch we will have hot pack lunch or at our camp. We continue with our birding tour in Sengor area. We will be able to see the following birds in this area:
Robinsand many more.
Dinner and overnight stay at Sengor Camp.
Day11: Sengor – Yonkala
We are in the broad leaved forest and it is the best birding place towards the eastern Bhutan. Our camping crew will move towards our next camp after our breakfast. Then we will drive to Yongkala stopping at different place. Lunch will be served at the camp. Birding tour continues. Today we may find the following birds:
Satyr Tragopan Fire-tailed Myzornis
Bar-winged Wren Babbler Golden-breasted Fulvetta
Yellow –throated Fulvetta Blue-fronted Robin
Broad-billed Warbler Chestnut-breasted Partridge
Collared Treepie Coral-billed Scimita Babbler
Grater Rufus-headed Parrotbill Rufus-breasted Bush Robin
Rufus-necked Hornbill Rufus-throated Wren Babbler
Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler White-gorgeted Flycatcher
White-naped Yuhinaand many more.
Dinner and overnight stay at camp.
Day 12: Yongkala – Korila
We will drive to Korila via Mongar. Lunch will be served at Mongar. Today we will find the following birds:
Rufus-bellied hawk Eagle
Dark-sided Flycatcherand many more.
Shikraand many more.
Kalij Pheasantand many more.
Peregrine falconand many more.
Dinner at Korila Camp.
Day 13. Korila – Tasrhigang
Drive to Trashigang. Lunch will serve at Trashigang. Drive to Rangjung. Dinner and overnight stay at Trashigang. We will find the following birds on the way.
Rustry-Cheeked Scimitar Babbler
Day 14: Trashigang - Dewothang
Drive to samdrupjongkhar. The drive will take about 6hours. Lunch will be served as hot pack lunch. Continue our journey to Dewothang. The following bird can be spotted on our way:
Great Barbet Striated Laughingthrush
Spangled Drongo Blue Whistling Thrush
Beautiful Nuthatch Yellow –throated fulvetta
Grey-sided laughingthrush Gold-napped Finch.
Blyth’s Kingfisher Drak-rumped Swift
Pale-headed Woodpecker Pied Falconet
Red-faced Liocichila Silver-breasted Broadbill
15. Dewothang Stay.
Today we will explore the birds of Dewothang and Bangtar area . Dinner and overnight stay at Dewothang. In the evening your guide and driver will complete your immigration formalities. We will also see your Indian car and driver who will drop you tomorrow to Guwahati Airport. Your Bhutanese guide and driver will bid you farewell during the dinner time, as they will leave to Thimphu, next day very early in the morning.
Day16: Dewothang - Samdrupjongkhar - Guwahati
After breakfast, you will drive to Guwahati airport (India) by Indian Car. The drive will take about 3hours. We wish you a very safe and comfortable journey nack to your country. I love to see you again in Bhutan some day. Thank you very much for visiting Bhutan with our company Authentic Bhutan Tours – For Your Bhutan experience!
Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!
In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.
The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.
1. When and how to visit Bhutan?
Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.
By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.
Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.
By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/
2. What are your itineraries?
All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.
Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.
After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.
Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.
We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.
Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.
Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)
Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).
I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.
Weaving in Bhutan
The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.
We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.
Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.
The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.
Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest
Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.
It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.