BHUTAN BIRD WATCHING TOUR – 17 DAYS

Bhutan Bird watching Tours-17 days

What attractions does the 17 Days Bhutan Travel Plan Include?

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Paro is a valley town in Bhutan, west of the capital, Thimphu. It is the site of the country’s only international airport and is also known for the many sacred sites in the area. North of town, the Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley. Northwest of here are the remains of a defensive fortress, Drukgyel Dzong, dating from the 17th century.
Elevation: 2,200 m
Population: 11,448 (2017)
Weather: 7°C, Wind S at 5 km/h, 73% Humidity
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Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, occupies a valley in the country’s western interior. In addition to being the government seat, the city is known for its Buddhist sites. The massive Tashichho Dzong is a fortified monastery and government palace with gold-leaf roofs. The Memorial Chorten, a whitewashed structure with a gold spire, is a revered Buddhist shrine dedicated to Bhutan’s third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
Elevation: 2,334 m
Area: 26.1 km²
Population: 114,551 (2017)
Weather: 5°C, Wind SW at 6 km/h, 77% Humidity
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Punakha is a town in the Himalayas of Bhutan. It’s known for the Punakha Dzong, a 17th-century fortress at the juncture of the Pho and Mo Chhu rivers. The fortress hosts the Punakha Tshechu, a religious festival featuring masked dances and music. In the surrounding Punakha Valley, temples include the fertility-focused Chimi Lhakhang and the hilltop Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which has river and mountain views.

Elevation: 1,242 m
Population: 6,262 (2017)
District: Punakha dzongkhag
Weather: 12°C, Wind S at 5 km/h, 78% Humidity
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The Phobjikha Valley is a vast U-shaped glacial valley, also known as Gangteng Valley named after the impressive Gangteng Monastery of the Nyingma sect in central Bhutan, where the graceful black-necked cranes in Bhutan from the Tibetan Plateau visit the valley during the winter season to roost.
Address: Wangdue Phodrang
Floor elevation: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
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Bumthang District is one of the 20 dzongkhag comprising Bhutan. It is the most historic dzongkhag if the number of ancient temples and sacred sites is counted. Bumthang consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor, although occasionally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley.
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Trongsa, previously Tongsa, is a Thromde or town, and the capital of Trongsa District in central Bhutan. The name means “new village” in Dzongkha. The first temple was built in 1543 by the Drukpa lama Ngagi Wangchuck, who was the great-grandfather of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, the unifier of Bhutan.

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Birding Tour in Bhutan – 17 Days

It covers western and focal Bhutan, the religious heartland and a standout amongst the most wonderful valleys in Bhutan.

  • Day 1

    Paro Airport – Thimphu

    Fly to paro international airport & after visa formalities our tour guide of Bhutan Travel Gate will receive you in airport . Drive to thimphu by bicycle & check in hotel then visit following place:

    * Memorial Stupa
    * Buddha Statue
    * Takin Preserve Center
    * Craft Bazar

    Overnight hotel in Thimphu

  • Day 2

    Thimphu - Punakha

    * Dochula Pass
    * Chimmi lakhang
    * Punakha Dzong

    Overnight hotel in Punakha

  • Day 3

    Punakha to Tashithang and back to Punakha

    Overnight hotel in Punakha.

  • Day 4

    Punakha to Trongsa.

    Overnight hotel in Trongsa.

  • Day 5

    Trongsa to Shemgang.

    Overnight stay in camp

  • Day 6

    Zhemgang to Tingtibi.

    Overnight stay in camp

  • Day 7

    Tingtibi to Koshala.

    Overnight stay in camp

  • Day 8

    Koshala to Bumthang.

    Overnight hotel in Bumthang

  • Day 9

    Bumthang to Sengor.

    Overnight stay in camp

  • Day 10

    Sengor to Yongkola.

    Overnight stay in camp

  • Day 11-12

    Yongkola.

    Overnight stay in camp

  • Day 13

    Yongkola to Bumthang.

    Overnight hotel in Bumthang

  • Day 14

    Bumthang to Wangdue.

    Overnight hotel in wangdue

  • Day 15

    Wangdue to Paro.

    Overnight hotel in paro

  • Day 16

    Paro to Chelela and Paro

    Overnight hotel in paro

  • Day 17

    Depart Paro

    Today our tour guide of Bhutan travel gate will bid you farewell for your next destination.

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