Bhutan: Birding and Wildlife Tour Coming in 2019
The tour will start in APRIL and end in MAY, 2019
Duration of the tour: 17 nights
Local Expert Guide: C Tangbi
Group Size: Maximum 12 guests
Accommodations: 13 nights in hotels and 4 nights camping in tents
Altitudes: 150m (492 feet) to 3,822m (12,539 feet)
Full Details: TBA
For immediate notification when the details are fully available email: Majestic Feathers
Top Birds: Satyr Tragopan; Himalayan Monal; Blood Pheasant; Ibisbill; Collard and Spot-winged grosbeaks; Fire-tailed Myzornis; Great, Fulvous and Lesser Rufous-headed parrotbills; Spotted, Grey-sided, Blue-winged, Rufous-chinned, Scaly and Lesser Necklaced laughingthrushes; Mountain Imperial Pigeon; Red-headed and Wards trogons; Lesser and White-browed shortwings; Fire-tailed and Crimson sunbirds; Long-tailed Sibia; Yellow-rumped Honeyguide; Spotted, Pygmy, Rufous-throated, Wedge-billed and Long-billed wren babblers, Black-headed Shrike Babbler; Golden Bush Robin; Golden-breasted and Yellow-throated fulvettas; White-gorgeted Flycatcher; White-hooded Babbler; Rufous-faced and Yellow-bellied warblers; Pale-headed, Rufous-bellied and Bay woodpeckers; Slender-billed, White-browed and Coral-billed scimitar babblers; Dark-rumped Swift; Black-backed and White-crowned forktails; Blue-eared Barbet; Beautiful Nuthatch; Rufous-necked, Wreathed, Oriental Pied and Great hornbills.
Brief Tentative Itinerary:
Day 1: Flight into Paro. Birding along the Pa Chhu.
Day 2: Drive to Chele La, 3,822m for Pheasants. Afternoon drive to Thimphu
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha. Birding at Dochu La, Lampelri Botanical Park and Punakha
Day 4: Tashithang excursion. Birding at JDW National Park, Punakha Dzong and drive along Pho Chhu for White-bellied Heron.
Day 5: Punakha to Trongsa. Birding along the lower Pele La, 3,390m
Day 6: Trongsa to Shemgang, birding along Shemgang road. Tent Camping
Day 7: Shemgang to Tingtibi. Birding at Wangduegang and Dakphai Road. Tent Camping
Day 8: Birding in and around the sub-tropical forests of Tingtibi. Tent Camping
Day 9: Tingtibi to Trongsa via Shemgang by pass, (130kms.)
Day 10: Trongsa to Bumthang. Bird along Yotong La, 3,425m and PM cultural visits.
Day 11: Bumthang to Sengor. Birding along Thrumshing La road.
Day 12 and 13: Two full days in and around Yongkola which is one of the top ten birding spots in Asia.
Day 14: Yongkola to Trashigang, birding at Kore La 2,298m, (139kms)
Day 15: Trashingang to Morong, Birding en-route. Tent Campning
Day 16: Morong to Samdrup Jongkhar, (40kms of good birding)
Day 17: Birding in and around the tropical forests of Samdrup Jongkhar.
Day 18: Drive to Guwahati Airport (approx. 110kms, 3.5 hrs) for flights to Delhi/Calcutta