Tergo Travels, Bhutan

Tergo Travels, Bhutan

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Despite its small size about 770 species of birds have been recorded in Bhutan and the kingdom is recognized as 221 global endemic bird areas. Within country’s borders there are extraordinary range of habitats, from some of the Himalaya’s most extensive and least disturbed tropical forests to cool broad leaved and towering evergreen forests of fir, hemlock and spruce.

The entire country is bisected by well maintained paved road and birding especially in mid to late spring (late March to late May) is good virtually anywhere below 3,100 m. Unlike many part of Asia, one is not obliged to seek out a park or reserve or remnant patch of ‘good looking’ habitat, since at any stop even in the midst of farmland, exciting birds are visible. The mixed broadleaf forests are much richer, and therefore more exciting for birding, than the rather slow growing monotypic stands of blue pine and particularly chir pine.

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Day 1

Arrival at the Paro International Airport

Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport, received by our representative and then transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. If you arrive before lunch time, you will be served a picnic lunch Paro before your journey onwards to Thimphu.

Picnic lunch at Paro

Drive to Thimphu

Visit Trashichho Dzong, Thimphu

Trashichho Dzong is the centre of government and religion, site of King’s throne room and the seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1961 in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans.

Night halt in otel HThimphu

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Day 2

Travel to Chelela

Chelela is a pass which is 3,800 metres and showcases many species of rhododendron. This pass is between the districts of Paro and Haa.

Enroute take a 20 minutes break Dochula pass

The mountain pass of Dochula offers you a view of the chain of Himalayan Mountains ranges on a clear sunny day.

Picnic lunch at the pass

Explore the haven of Rhododendron

Night halt inThimphu

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Day 3

Travel to Phobjikha

Phobjikha is a glacial valley. This place is one of the most important wildlife preserves in the country due to the Black Necked Cranes which migrate from Tibet to this place in the winter.

Enroute stop at the Pelela Pass

Again rhododendron sightings at this pass.

Night halt at Phobjikha

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Day 4

Travel to Bumthang

Night halt at Bumthang

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Day 5

Travel to Sengor

Visit the Thrumshingla In-situ Rhododendron garden

The Thrumshingla National Park, established in 1998, has an area of 905 km2. This National park is home to some of the world’s most endangered flora and fauna.The In-situ Rhododendron Garden has 22 rhododendron species inside the garden.

Night halt at Sengor

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Day 6

Travel to Trongsa

Enroute make stops whenever necessary for rhododendron sightings

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Day 7

Travel to Wangdue

Enroute make stops whenever necessary for rhododendron sightings

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Day 8

Travel to Paro

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Day 9

Departure