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Birding Tour in Nepal and Bhutan Tour

 

Duration: 13 nights & 14 days
Place Coverd : Kathmandu-Chitwan NP-Paro-Thimphu-Punakha-Phobjhika
Best Season: October to March

Itinerary

Day 01: Delhi-Kathmandu
Meals: not included today, room only
Fly Delhi-Kathmandu in the evening. You will be met and transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Hotel Royal Singhi or similar.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu-Phulchowki-Kathmandu
Meals: breakfast
Full day birding tour at Phulchowki. Overnight stay in Hotel Royal Singhi or similar.

 

Day 03: Kathmandu-Chitwan National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Early morning drive to Chitwan National Park (5 hours). Check-in at the wildlife lodge. Afternoon birding with a guide at Royal Chitwan Park. Overnight in Chitwan Jungle Lodge or similar.

 

Day 04 & 05: Chitwan National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Early morning park visit on an elephant / jeep. In the afternoon, set out for bird watching in the canoes. Overnight in Chitwan Jungle Lodge or similar.

 

Day 06: Chitwan National Park-Kathmandu
Meals: breakfast
Morning birding in the park. Drive to Kathmandu stopping en route for birding (5-6 hr.). Overnight stay in Hotel Royal Singhi or similar.

 

Day 07: Kathmandu-Paro
Meals: breakfast & dinner
Fly to Paro by Druk Air. Look for Ibisbill in Paru chu near the car park. Transfer to the hotel. Go birding at Paro chu again. Overnight in Hotel Olathang or similar.

 

Day 08: Paro-Thimphu
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning birding tour along the river Paro chu. After breakfast, visit the Natural History Museum at Ta Dzong. Afternoon drive to the capital city of Thimpu stopping en route to look for Ibisbill and other birds. Afternoon birding on the way to Jigme Dorji National Park. Overnight stay Hotel River View or similar.

 

Day 09: Thimpu-Phobjhika
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Leave very early in the morning for Phobjhika (6 hr.) stopping enroute for an hour at Dochula for birding. After lunch visit the Gangtey Gompa (monastery). Evening birding in Phobjhika valley. Overnight stay in a guest house.

 

Day 10: Phobjhika-Punakha
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Early morning walk to the bogs to see the black-necked cranes. Return to the guest house for breakfast. Drive to Punakha. Overnight in Hotel Zangtopelri or similar.

 

Day 11: Punakha
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
A short walk along River Mo Chu and the surrounding forests are very productive for birding. Overnight stay in Hotel Zangtopelri or similar.

 

Day 12: Punakha-Thimpu
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Drive to Thimpu (3½ hr.) stopping for birding en route. Afternoon proceed to the entrance of JigmeyDorji National Park for birding till sunset. Overnight stay Hotel River View or similar.

 

Day 13: Thimpu-Paro
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Morning visit to the zoo to see Takin and for birding. Drive to Paro (3 hr.). Overnight in Hotel Olathang or similar.

 

Day 14: Paro-Delhi / Calcutta
Meals: not included today
Connect flight to onward destination