Next tour dates
April 9-24, 2020
3 – 4 stars
Easy – Medium
Max. 8 people
USD $4,850 per person
Bhutan is the next up-and-coming birding destination of Southern Asia. Land-locked by the mighty Himalayas to the north and the Indian Subcontinent to the south, the extensive forests and protected areas create a haven for birds. Bhutan’s quality infrastructure allows access to many of its national parks and premier birding areas, from subtropical lowland forests to high alpine regions at 4,500m and everything in between. An impressive 680 species of birds have been recorded in this small country.
We start our exciting Bhutan birding tour near the southeastern end of the country, then traverse westward across central Bhutan, birding all the way. During our 16-day tour, we can expect to see 300-350 species of birds including Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Ward’s Trogon, and Blood Pheasant. There will also be great possibilities to see the rare Rufous-necked Hornbill and spectacular Satyr Tragopan! Along with so many marvelous birds, we will also revel in the colorful culture of Bhutan through visits to some of the country’s most famous monasteries and museums.
Bhutan Birding Tour: Birding in the Himalayas
- Length: 16 days
- Maximum number of participants: 8*
- Single Supplement: US$450
- Lodging: Comfortable hotels and nature resorts
- Food: Fresh, traditional cuisine
- Weather: Wide range of temperatures as we move through different elevations, from highs around 30C in the lowlands to freezing (0C) at night in the high Himalayan passes.
- Difficulty: Easy to medium. Average elevation for this tour is 2400m (7800 ft.) and we will reach passes up to 4000m (13000 ft.) with windy mountain roads and some uneven trail conditions. Most birding is done on main roads.
* With smaller groups, an additional fee will be charged.