Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
• Route Permit process fee
• Reni Pani Tour Guide
• Tour Guide who is an excellent birder
• All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
• All accommodation based on sharing twin room
• All meals
• Tea/coffee and snacks
• Ground transportation
• All necessary camping equipment’s if camping is involved in your tour • All entrance fees for museums and parks
International and/or domestic flights and airport taxes
Porterage, tipping and gratuities to staff and guides
Drinks, laundry, telephones and all other personal extras
Any sightseeing not mentioned on the itinerary
Extra meals and visits quoted separately
International travel and medical insurance
Anything not mentioned above
Gratuities are discretionary. We recommend 10% for guides and drivers if you feel the service you have received is fulfilled your expectations
Rates are correct at the time of sending, but in case of any increase imposed by the Government on any services included in the program; we will have the right to increase its rates accordingly.
Check-in and check-out times are per international regulations.
Above is only an offer, need your acceptance to proceed with the reservation, subject to availability.
Trip grade: Moderate to strenuous hikes You should prepare for certain factors of travel in Bhutan. A few of the most important are: elevation, windy mountain roads and uneven trek paths. Average elevation on this trip is 2,400m. Pass crossings may be up to 4,000m.
Cost based on 2 pax travelling together Fixed Departure Date: 15 – 24 April, 2019
Guests will be received at Bagdogra Airport and taken to their respective hotel in Darjeeling. In the On arrival at Paro from Delhi or Calcutta (as per guest convenience) check in to hotel. and freshen up. Lunch at town and afternoon birding along Pa Chhu (river). Target species: Ibisbill; Oriental Turtle Dove; Himalayan Buzzard; Common Kestrel; Greybacked Shrike; Red-billed Chough; Russet Sparrow; Blue Whistling Thrush; Brown Dipper; Plumbeous Water Redstart; Hodgson’s Redstart; Rosy Pipit; Siberian Stonechat; Wallcreeper and Rufous-breasted Accentor. Overnight with B L & D
After breakfast we checkout from hotel and you will be transferred to Cheele La. It is the highest road pass in the country of Bhutan, located 3899 m high altitude. At Cheele la Birding at high altitude and magnificent views across the snow-topped Jhomolhari. expected species are Himalayan Monal; Blood Pheasant; Satyr Tragopan; Kalij Pheasant; Himalayan White-browed, Dark- rumped and Dark-breasted rosefinches; Fire-tailed Sunbird; Rufous-bellied Woodpecker; Eurasian Woodcock; Collard, Grosbeak; Himalayan Bluetail and Red Crossbill. and continue to Paro, 70kms, 4 hrs return drive. Birding at high altitude and magnificent views across the snow-topped Jhomolhari. Overnight stay at Paro 2300 M. Overnight with B L & D
Flight from Paro to Bumthang, flight time 25 minutes. Amazing Himalayan mountain views from the flight. After lunch at Bumthang town continue birding along the Chummey valley and Tharpaling Monastery for some of Bhutan’s highly priced high altitude species. Target species: Himalayan Monal (at close range); Kalij Pheasant; Snow Pigeon; Green Shrikebabbler; Dark-breasted, Dark-rumped and Himalayan Beautiful rosefinches; Yellow-browed Tit; Russet Bush Warbler; Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler; Large-billed Leaf Warbler; Bhutan and White-throated laughing-thrushes; Hoary-throated Barwing; Himalayan Wood Owl; Eurasian Magpie; Rufous-vented Yuhina; Snowy-browed Flycatcher; Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush; White Wagtail; Common Hoopoe; Eurasian Tree Sparrow; Speckled Pigeon; Himalayan Swiftlet; Large Hawk Cuckoo; Lemon-rumped Warbler; Whistler’s Leaf Warbler; Brown-flanked and Hume’s bush warblers; Black-browed and Grey-crested tits; Brown Parrotbill; Stripe-throated Yuhina; Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler; Grey-winged Blackbird; Black Drongo; Upland Buzzard; White-winged Grosbeak; White-browed Shortwing; Whiskered Yuhina; Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher; Himalayan Forest Thrush and Himalayan Cuckoo. Dinner and overnight stay at Chummey Vally. Overnight with B L & D
After breakfast you will be transferred from Chummey to Yongkola, 136kms, 5 hrs drive, birding en-route at Thrumshing La (3870m), Sengor and Namling valley. Expected species: Eurasian Woodcock; Himalayan Vulture (Near-threatened); Fire-tailed Sunbird; Altai Accentor; Pinkbrowed Rosefinch; Blanford’s Rosefinch; Brown Bullfinch; Plain Mountain Finch; Little Bunting; Rufous-vented Tit; White-throated Redstart; Black-faced Laughing-thrush; Barthroated Siva; Goldcrest; Hodgson’s Treecreeper; Tickell’s Thrush; Eye-browed Thrush; Chestnut Thrush; Kessler’s Thrush; Black-throated Thrush; Black-headed Shrike-babbler (rare); Orange-bellied Leafbird; Mountain Bulbul; Greenish Leaf Warbler; Chestnut-headed Tesia; Golden-breasted Fulvetta; Great Parrotbill; Fulvous Parrotbill; Bar-winged Wren Babbler (rare); Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler; Great Barbet; Black-winged Cuckooshrike; Maroon Oriole; Ashy Drongo; Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird; Spot-winged Grosbeak; Grey Treepie; Collared Owlet; Fork-tailed Swift; Asian Emerald Cuckoo and Verditer Flycatcher. Overnight with B L & D
After breakfast you will be going to spend 2 Days exploring the bird rich Thrumshing La National Park. Target species: Rufous-necked Hornbill (Vulnerable); Ward’s Trogon (rare); Hodgson’s Frogmouth; Bay Woodpecker; Grey-cheeked and Broad-billed warblers; Black-throated Parrotbill; Rufous-throated Wren Babbler (Near-threatened); Golden Babbler; Himalayan Cutia; Yellow-throated Fulvetta; Scaly Laughing-thrush; Golden Bush Robin; Rufous-breasted Bush Robin; White-gorgeted Flycatcher; Gould’s Shortwing (rare); Pygmy Blue Flycatcher; Scaly Thrush; Lesser Cuckoo; Mountain Scops Owl; Grey-headed Bullfinch; Yellow-cheeked Tit; Grey-bellied Tesia; Black-faced Warbler; Long-billed Wren Babbler; Wedge-billed Babbler; Grey-sided Laughing-thrush; Rusty-fronted Barwing; Blue-winged Minla; Lesser Shortwing; Pale Blue Flycatcher; Blue-fronted Robin (rare); Black-winged Kite; Booted Eagle; Greyheaded Woodpecker; Hodgson’s Frogmouth (rare); Purple Cochoa (rare);Striated Yuhina; Rufous-necked Laughing-thrush; Red-faced Liocichla; Common Green Magpie; Drongo Cuckoo; Rufous-bellied Eagle; Jungle Owlet; Hill Prinia; Blyth’s Shrike-babbler; Black-throated Sunbird; Night stay at Yongkola, 1800m. Overnight with B L & D
After having breakfast in Yangkola you will be transferred to Trashigang 130kms, 4 hrs drive. Early morning birding along the lower Lingmethang road followed by Kore La forest road birding. After late breakfast continue to Trashigang, stopping for birding in prime locations. Target species: Tawny Fish Owl; Chestnut-breasted Hill Partridge (Vulnerable) ; Blue-bearded Bee-eater; Hair-crested Drongo; House Sparrow; Barn Swallow; Ashy Bulbul; Black-throated Tit; Oriental White-eye; Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler; Rufous-chinned Laughing-thrush; Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch; Slaty-backed Forktail; Great Tit; Crimson-breasted Woodpecker; Common Tailorbird; Blyth’s Leaf Warbler; Grey-sided Bush Warbler; Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher; Rufous-bellied Niltava; Blue-capped Rock Thrush; White-collared Blackbird and Chestnut-tailed Starling. Night stay at Trashigang, 1100m. Overnight with B L & D
After breakfast in hotel at Trashigang you will be transferred to Deothang. Trashigang to Deothang, 180kms, 7 hrs drive. Early morning check out from hotel and departure for Samdrup Jongkhar. Whole day birding along Yonphu La, Khaling and Narphung valleys. Target Species: Black-tailed Crake; Beautiful Nuthatch (rare); Red-headed Trogon; Mountain Tailorbird; Beautiful Nuthatch (Vulnerable); Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler; Blue-winged Laughingthrush; Long-tailed Sibia; Silver-eared Mesia; Little Pied Flycatcher; Green Cochoa (rare); White-tailed Robin; Black Kite; Asian Barred Owlet; Eurasian Jay; White-throated Fantail; Chestnut-crowned Laughing-thrush; Sikkim Treecreeper; Long-tailed Broadbill; Gold-naped Finch; Pygmy Wren Babbler; Grey-throated Babbler; Asian House Martin; Golden-spectacled Leaf Warbler; Great Hornbill (Near-threatened); Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker; Large Niltava; Sultan Tit; White-throated Bulbul; Pin-tailed Green Pigeon; Pale-headed Woodpecker (rare); White-throated Kingfisher; Lesser Rackettailed Drongo; Streaked Spiderhunter; Crimson Sunbird; White-rumped Munia; Blackcrested Bulbul; Yellow-vented and Yellow-bellied leaf warblers and Mountain Imperial Night stay at Deothang, 700m. Overnight with B L & D
After breakfast you will be transferred to to Morong for early morning birding and continue down to Deothang and Samdrup Jongkhar for lowland species of birds and mammals. Target species: Eurasian Collared Dove; Thick-billed and Orange-breasted green pigeons; Crested Treeswift; Red-rumped Swallow; Black Redstart; Hill Myna; Whitenaped Yuhina; Dark-rumped Swift (rare); Lesser Necklaced Laughing-thrush; Lesser and Greater coucals; Green-billed Malkoha; Jerdon’s Baza; Oriental Pied Hornbill; Lineated and Coppersmith barbets; Dollarbird; Collared and Pied falconets; Ashy Woodswallow; White-browed Scimitar Babbler; Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker; Red Junglefowl; Largetailed Nightjar; Common Koel; Violet Cuckoo (rare); Banded Bay Cuckoo; Black-crowned Night Heron; Great Egret; Little Ringed Plover; Brahminy Kite; Wreathed Hornbill (rare); Himalayan Flame-backed Woodpecker; Blue-eared Barbet; Chestnut-headed Bee-eater; Blyth’s Kingfisher (Near-threatened); Alexandrine Parakeet; Hooded Pitta (rare); Silver-breasted Broadbill (rare); Large Cuckooshrike; Common Iora; Greater Racket-tailed Drongo; Rufous Treepie; Blacknaped Monarch; Blyth’s (Asian) Paradise-flycatcher; Yellow-vented Flowerpecker; Little Spiderhunter; Ruby-cheeked and Purple sunbirds; Asian Fairy-bluebird; Golden-fronted Leafbird; Thick-billed Warbler; Red-whiskered Bulbul; Striped Tit Babbler; Puff-throated Babbler; White-rumped Shama; Black-backed Forktail (rare); White-crowned Forktail (rare); Siberian Rubythroat; Taiga Flycatcher and Pied Bush Chat. Night stay at Samdrup Jongkhar, 200m.. Overnight with B L & D
Early morning check out from hotel and departure for Guwahati Airport. Birding stop at the Guwahati Garbage dump for some of Indian sub-continents rare species. Drop off at Guwahati Airport. Tour Concludes. Target species: Purple Swamphen; Woolly-necked Stork; Bronzewinged Jacana; Pied Kingfisher; Lesser Whistling Duck; Little Grebe; Lesser and Greater adjutants and Little Cormorant
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