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 altitudinal 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. Each community has a unique assemblage of wildlife — with golden langurs and elephants in the lowlands, tigers and red pandas in the midlands, and snow leopards and Takins on alpine meadows.

The diversity of bird life of Bhutan is accentuated by the migrations of hundreds of species between breeding grounds across a vast expanse of Asia to the north of Bhutan and wintering grounds of the subcontinent of India. The best known of these migrants is the black-necked cranes that breed in Tibet and then migrate over the Himalayas to spend the winter in several isolated valleys of Bhutan. Thanks in part to its moist climate and wide altitudinal range; Bhutan supports over 700 bird species, including some of the most exotic and endemic species in the eastern Himalayas.

Included

  • Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • Government surcharges
  • Accommodation at a 3 star hotel (If you choose and 4 or 5 star hotel additional charges will apply)
  • Private guided tours with experienced English speaking guides
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at designated restaurants
  • Airport transfers
  • All entry fees, road permits, fuel and parking charges
  • A private tour vehicle with a driver
  • All taxes and government fees
  • Pre-departure packing list
  • Travel assistance and advice before, during and after your stay
  • Travel recommendations such as shopping and dining
  • Bottled water

Not Included

  • Air tickets to Bhutan (we can arrange to book your flights)
  • Trip insurance
  • Meals at 4-5 star restaurants
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (This can be arranged with us)
  • Luxury hotel upgrades (This can be done at an additional cost)