Journey to Bhutan Tours & Travels


Birding
 
As one of the remianing biodiversity hotspots on the planet Bhutan is an incredibly rich place for birding. Co-owner Karma Tshering has trained as a bird guide with Dion Hobcroft, Paul Holt, and Peter DeKnijff, and has years of experience birding in Bhutan. Through this experience, combined with the native knowledge of his country, he developed the following birding itineraries, bound to take you rich and secluded birding hotspots throughout Bhutan. Karma himself or one of our experienced birding guides will always accompany the group. Please send us an email if you are interested in further details about any of these itineraries. And we can always discuss a new itinerary together.

Western Bhutan Birding Tour
Duration: 13N, 14D
Max elevation: 3822m
Season: Mar-May
Accommodation:  Camping and Hotel

Central Bhutan Birding Tour
Duration: 18N, 19D
Max elevation: 3900m
Season: Mar-May
Accommodation:  Camping and Hotel

We have developed this unique itinerary based on intensive surveys, research and experience. This itinerary goes as far east as Trongsa and as far south as Zhemgang. Nine nights are in a hotel but scattered throughout the trip are a total of four nights' camping. Some birding highlights of this trip might be: Ibisbill, Pallas' Fish Eagle, Black Eagle, Crested Kingfisher, Tawny Fish Owl, White-bellied Heron, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Satyr Tragopan and Monal Pheasants, many of which are considered globally threatened species.

This trip goes as far east as Jakar (Bumthang), but heads south into Zhemgang along the way. This itinerary has a total of six nights' camping, but never more than two nights' camping in a row. Some birding highlights of this trip might be: White-bellied Heron, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Golden-throated and Blue-throated Barbet, Scarlet Minivet, Spotted Laughingthrush, Red-billed Leiothrix, Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, amongst others also found in western Bhutan.
Eastern Bhutan Birding Tour
Duration: 18N, 19D
Max elevation: 3900m
Season: Mar-May
Accommodation:  Camping and Hotel

 
 
In this itinrary we bring you from western Bhutan to eastern Bhutan, birding the entire way. Eastern Bhutan is more rustic but incredibly rich in birds. Blue-bearded Bee-eater is added to the list of possible rare birds to see, plus Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler, White-browed Shrike Babbler, Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Speckled Piculet, and others. In total there are seven nights camping, though no more than two nights away from a hotel. The tour exits Bhutan from Samdrup Jongkhar into India.
(photo credit: Toursim Council of Bhutan)

 

 
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