TRIP OVERVIEW

 

Days: Eight

Activities: Mini Hiking and Waking

Tour Type : Birding ( Mini Cultural Experience) Months: January- May, August–December

DETAILED ITINERARY

 

Bhutan is considered as a bird-watchers’ paradise. Because of the great number and diversity of endemic species, the eastern Himalayas of which Bhutan is a part, has been designated as one of the world’s top 10 biodiversity “hotspots”. Wet summers and additional gradation from sub-tropical lowlands to arctic-like mountain peaks provide an array of climatic conditions and a layering of distinct biotic communities from jungles through temperate forests to tundra.

During 13 days birding in Bhutan offered through this tour package of Birding Glory in Bhutan you will explore special birds of Zhemgang District towards the southern part of Bhutan. Here we will be able to see some of the rare species of birds such as Rufus-necked Hornbill, Beautiful Nuthatch and the Ward’s Trogon hither to Zhemgang. You will see that Birding in Bhutan is outstanding and it is best in whole Asia.

Day One: Arrival to Bhutan

During the journey toParo, one will experience breath taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other well known Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jhomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by representatives of 7 Brothers Tours and Travels who will escort you throughout your Bhutan Birding Glory Tour. Immediately we will visit National museum of Bhutan

Lunch in Paro.

We will visit Parodzong (fortress) and then stroll around the Paro town. Welcome dinner & drinks (Bhutanese distilled local drink Ara) at Paro.

Dinner and overnight  stay at the hotel.

Day Two: Paro to Chelila pass- evening drive to Thimphu

After a hot cup of tea we will be visiting Chelila pass, spot some birds; for more information you are requested to glance at this site Glimpse of Bhutan Birding Tour  under Day 2 , Chelila pass located on Paro-Haa highway, is capped  with green grass  and bushes hosting numerous prayer . We will have wonderful breakfast at this pass. Then we will descend to our hotel spotting the birds. Lunch at the hotel. Relax and stroll around the hotel viewing Paro valley else if you wish we will let you to visit KechuLhakhang( built in 8th century by Second  Lord Buddha ). Our representative will explain about the history at your will.

Evening drive to Capital City, Thimphu which is just 2 hours drive along the green agricultural field of paddy. As per your choice we will take either directly to the hotel or if the weather is hospitable we will take you for our adventure welcome camp below the religious valley of Tango and Cheri of ShabdrungNgawangNamgyel (Father of unified Bhutan and spiritual leader late 16th cen.). We will also spot some birds like Rufous Woodpecker, Spotted Nutcracker, Oriental Cuckoo, and Large Hawk Cuckoo and Kingfisher birds are quite common. Tango and Cheri area – 8600 feet.Vegetation with temperate evergreen forests with bamboo.Oak and pines. On the way to Cheri , we will stop for a while and view TashiChodzong the office of King, and chief abbot of Bhutan and you will let you know more from our guide. The night would be our memorable adventure camp along with our wonderful Bhutan Production drinks around the bonfire and not to forget tasty roasted chicken of salt and chilli with the drinks. Dinner and overnight stay in the peaceful camp.

Day Three: Tango Cheri to Thimphu

In the early hours of morning we will have clear views of Cheri monastery perched in the wonderful cliff, and after breakfast if you wish we will have small hike about 2 hours walk. Lunch at the camp and move back to Thimphu; on the way after proceeding little down to the road we will see  rock-bee hives hanging from a cliff, which is one of globally endangered birds that is found in Bhutan. After reaching Thimphu let us sit and experience typical Bhutanese tea, Suja, at one of the restaurant. Then we will visit memorial Chorten built in memory of late third King. For more information we have posted in Cultural tour and our guide will also let you know more of it.

If you wish we will visit Sangay gang to view Thimphucity and on the way we will see national animal of Bhutan, Takin kept in the Motithang Zoo. After coming back you may therefore directly go to the hotel.  Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day Four: Thimphu Cultural Experience

In the morning, visit the following: the National Library, with its extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for ZorigChusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a six-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.

Lunch at the hotel. Some time you may watch the Archery, Bhutan National Game. If you are in the weekend you may visit vegetable market the way of Bhutanese selling and buying. After having tea in the town we will pay a visit to World Biggest Buddha Statue located at the hill of Thimphu valley. Towards evening if you wish we can visit post office to buy the Famous Bhutanese Stamps. We have beautifully printed bird stamps which you can buy and proudly present to your bird loving family.

Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day Five: Thimphu to Lobesa. 2 hours drive

Then drive to Lobesa via Dochula pass (one of the best landmarks of the journey) where we enter the pristine forests of hemlock, fir, spruce, oak, magnolias, rhododendron etc. and spot the mountain birds like Red-tailed Minila,Gould’s Sunbird, Green-talied sunbird and Fire-taliedmysornins partridge, Satyr tragopan, rufous breasted robin, slender billed scimitar babbler and the gold naped finch. On a clear day we can get a glimpse of the breathtaking eastern Himalayan range at the far distant from Dochula pass. We will check into Hotel Lobesa in the evening.

Day Six: Punakha drive:

After an early breakfast we will now drive along the Mochu bank for birds such as the Fire-capped Tit and White-gorgeted Flycatcher. We’ll also quest out for Lesser Shortwing, Spotted and Pygmy Wren-Babblers and three species of tesias. We will halt for a mouth-watering lunch somewhere in the middle of way to PunakhaDzong. And we can relax sometime on the way and view one of the richest agricultural lands in Bhutan along this river. After lunch we will visit ancient capital of Bhutan, the historical PunakhaDzong, which is built without using single nail.

Day Se7en: Trongsa Excursion: we will continue our journey to east, via WangdueDzong another district.  We will make several stops to search birds along meandering river valley like Gull and Palla’sFishing eagle, below the hill Dzong. Continue from Wangdue where we will enter healthy forest; from a few hours’ drive to Trongsa look for species such as Himalaya Blood Pheasant, Redish Spotted Laughingthrush, Yellowish bellied Bush Warbler, Rusty flanked Treecreeper and many more. Lunch at the Pelela pass, after lunch we will find birds like Red-tailed Minila Gould’s Sunbird, Green-tailed sunbird, and most attractive birds like Brown Parrotbills, and GoldenbreastedFulvetta. Night halt in Trongsa

Day Eight:  Now on this day we will drive towards south pass the winter palace of the second king in KuengaRapten. After few drives from this palace along the meandering river of Mangdichu you will enter the territory of Zhemgang district which is quite remote with mix type vegetation.  Along this road we have good opportunity to see Golden Langurs, an animal belonging to monkey family which is globally endangered but locally abundant, and Bhutan’s most significant birds can be found here including Rufous necked Hornbill Chestnut breasted Partridge, Ward’s Trogon, Blue napped Pitta, Blue fronted Robin, and Bhutan  Red wedge billed and Bar winged Wren Babblers.

Overnight stay at Zhemgang.

Day Ten: Early morning we drive to Tingtibi scanning for some birds in the rich thick broadleaved forest and we will see most epidemic birds along this trace of road.  We will have camp near Tingtibi village where we will have local drink Ara in the camp. If we are in the right time we will get Mango from this area. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

Day Eleven: Early morning we will move back to Trongsa. Lunch hot pack lunch.Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day Twelve: Trongsa- Paro via Thimphu / 7 hours drive

Early breakfast we will move to Paro. Lunch at Wangdi and tea and snacks at Thimphu. Towards evening we move to Paro for tomorrow departure.
If you wish we will arrange hot stone bath at the farm house. Overnight stay in Paro hotel.

Day Thirteen: Paro – Paro International Airport.

Thank you for birding in Bhutan. We pray for your safe journey!

TOUR PRICE

Bhutan Birding Glory Tour: Cost per person in Twin Sharing basis for 12 Nights/13 days

Off Season: Jan/Feb/June/July/ Aug and December 

Group Size

       Quotation

Hotel

4 and 5 star hotels  need an additional charge

 

Above10 pax it is subject to discussion about rate

1 pax

US$2880/person

Camp/3star

2 pax

US$2760/person

Camp/3star

Above 3 pax

US$2160/person

Camp/3star

Peak Season: March/April/May/Sept/Oct and November 

Group Size

       Quotation

Hotel

4 and 5 star hotels  need an additional charge

 

Above 10 pax it is subject to discussion about rate

1 pax

US$3480/person

Camp/3star

2 pax

US3000/person

Camp/3star

Above 3pax

US2700/person

Camp/3star

 

 

 

 

The above Bhutan tour package prices include the following:

  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) with standard menu at 3 star hotels
  • English speaking tour guide service
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • Mineral drinking water while sightseeing

The above tour prices do not include the following:

  • Single room supplement of US$40/room/night during low season and US$ 50/room/night during high season (optional)
  • Visa fee of US$40/person (must be paid in advance with tour cost)
  • Airfares (optional)
  • Travel issuance (recommended)
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals (optional)
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry,etc

 

Contact Us:

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Kelwang Building below main traffic

Thimphu, Bhutan

Tele: + 975 2 329873

Mobile: 975-17891134

P.O Box: 1015

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Our Services

The company’s main aim is to bring fewer tourists with high quality service where we can provide each and every attention to customer. We begin with the slogan” Service is Key to your Happiness” 7 Brothers Tours and Travels is set to make your journey to Bhutan a dream experience for you. We are here to provide you service and take care of everything from the moment you step on the enthralling” Land of Gross National Happiness”. We offer best hotels for your accommodation, which has all services to compose you “Your Home Away from Home”. Our multi-cuisine restaurant serves lovely Bhutan’s very own fragility as well as other cuisines to give you the best of cooking contentment and we offer cooking style as per your choice for Ala Carte system. Verities of refreshment will be served at the various points during your journey. Picnic lunch will be served where ever possible to insert to the experience.

We provide you luxury cars to ensure you a very comfortable and realizable mode of transportation on the back roads. Our professional tour guides will escort you to the wonderlands of Bhutan. You can access to our entire tour packages. 

 

Objective and Mission

Our objective is to customers make Bhutan their home away from home. Our mission is to persuade every customer to come back Bhutan. We have always kept the motto “Our customer satisfaction is the most priority”.

Overseas Agent

7 Brothers Tours and Travels is dedicated to English speaking countries, however our customers are almost from all over the world. We have professional experienced tour guides fluently speaking English, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese and planning to employ permanent Thai guide in our company. Among our valued foreign partners, we have close partnership with big travel agents and wholesales in Thailand Taiwan, China, Russia, Singapore, Australia, Canada, USA, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Belgium. And we also strive to get direct clients from Trip Advisor and word of mouth. 

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We provide following Transportation within Bhutan


Toyota Coaster Bus Luxury: 14 sitters/ 22 sitters 

Japanese Hiace Bus/ High Roof : 8 sitters

H1 Bus Korean made : 4 sitters

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