16 day culture tour and birding safari holiday in Bhutan

16 day culture tour and birding safari holiday in Bhutan with Langur Eco Travels. The trip includes all the best bird spotting locations in Bhutan.


Bhutan has been protected by both its isolation within the Himalayas and the topography of its mountainous land, resulting in over 70% of the land remaining forested with 60% protected by 10 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries.

The diverse range of habitat varies from sub-tropical jungles at 150m to alpine meadows at over 4,500m, supporting an extraordinary range birds and wildlife. Today, Bhutan is considered to be one of the top ten bio-diversity hot spots in the world with over 780 recorded species of birds and lies within one of the 221 Global Endemic Bird Areas with 28 species of birds endemic to Eastern Himalayas.

Our Spring birding tour will take you through the most amazingly beautiful landscape, full of birding excellence, where we should encounter some 350 species of birds including the country’s star attractions like the critically endangered White-bellied Heron, Himalayan Monal, Satyr Tragopan, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Beautiful Nuthatch and Ward’s Trogon. In addition to the great number of birds, we should also find over 14 species of mammals and amazing variety of butterflies and flowers.

During this 16 day culture tour and birding safari holiday in Bhutan there will also be time to see the amazing architecture, visit dzong’s and meet the friendly Bhutanese people and a gentle hike to Tigers Nest Monastery. Overall, experience the unique culture of Bhutan, expanding your interests but not compromising your main objectives!

Price Includes

  • Bhutan visa fees
  • 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
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • Ground transportation
  • All entrance fees for museums and parks
  • Some non-alcoholic drinks
  • A printed bird checklist to keep track of sightings (handed on arrival)

Price Excludes

  1. Travel insurance (essential)
  2. Excursions not included in the tour itinerary
  3. Laundry, phone calls and alcoholic drinks
  4. Personal expenses
  5. Charges incurred as a result of circumstances beyond the control of Langur Eco Travels
  6. Flights
  7. Gratuities

What to expect

Main points of 16 day culture tour and birding safari holiday in Bhutan

Length: 16 days
Tour date: 9 – 24 Apr 2022
Starting city: Paro, Bhutan
Ending city: Paro, Bhutan
Pace: Moderate
Physical difficulty: Easy
Altitudes: 600m – 3,822m.
Max group size: 10 + local guides
Leaders: Local guide from LET
Number of bird species expected: 330-380
Number of bird species expected: 330-380
Number of mammal species expected: 10-15

Itinerary of 16 day culture tour and birding safari holiday in Bhutan

Day 1: Arrive Paro
Day 2: Chele La and Thimphu
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha
Day 4: Punakha to Phobjikha
Day 5: Phobjikha to Trongsa
Day 6: Trongsa to Tingtibi
Day 7: Tingtibi, explore Royal Manas NP
Day 8: Tingtibi to Trongsa
Day 9: Trongsa, Tharpaling monastery and Bumthang
Day 10: Bumthang to Yongkola
Day 11-12: Yongkola and Thrumshing La National Park
Day 13: Yongkola to Bumthang
Day 14: Fly from Bumthang to Paro
Day 15: Taksang (Tigers Nest) Monastery
Day 16: Fly to Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu or Bangkok

Himalayan Monal; Blood Pheasant; Rufous-necked Hornbill; White-bellied Heron; Beautiful Nuthatch; Satyr Tragopan; Himalayan Wedge-billed Babbler; Golden langur; Amazing Landscape and Buddhist Culture


16 day culture tour and birding safari holiday in Bhutan: From $3,790 to $3,940 for 16 days

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