Bhutan has fourteen Wild Life Sanctuaries, which are the residence for more than 650 species of birds, out of which some are winter migrant while the rests are permanent. No wonder that the professional bird watchers and ornithologists come again and again to Bhutan to explore this living treasure of the country.
Bhutan is a winter habitat for Imperial Heron and the rare Black Necked Cranes which are spotted in Phojikha, Bumthang and Bomdeling.
Besides Black Necked Cranes, Bhutan is also a safe haven for 16 vulnerable species of birds. White bellied Heron, Tragopan, Romped Honey Guide, Wood snipe, Rufus necked Hornbill, Grey Crowned Perinea, Purple Cochoa, Dark Romped Swift, and Chestnut Breasted Partridge are some of well known species of birds often found here.
Our Birding tour has been designed covering seven major dzongkhags and the spots where you will find various species without much effort. Our experts will spot the birds and explain their names to the tourists.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro.
Day 02: Paro
Day 03 : Paro to Wangdue Phodrang
Day 04 : Wangue Phodrang to Trongsa
Day 05 : Trongsa to Bumthang
Day 06 : Bumthang to Ura
Day 07 : Ura to Sengar
Day 08 : Sengar to Yongkola

Most biking trips go through well paved roads while others trail on to dirt roads and trails. Traffic is still relatively very light and the experience very intimate. The more adventurous have the option of making side excursions for more “off-the-road” ventures if prefer. The trails accommodate most types of frames: including MTB, Hybrid, and Road, depending on your cycling style and experience. Biking trails mostly meander through small towns and villages and rural areas; it’s just you, your bike, the tour group and the agrarian and natural scenery.

There are also numerous opportunities for optional hikes with a bit of climbing thrown in. There are some challenging climbs with one in particular that is more than seven hours. You peddle the pads over two miles (3,400 meters) above sea level. Your effort is rewarded with a breathtaking view and an unforgettable experience. Riders should have an adequate level of fitness and stamina and be experienced enough in the art of mountain biking. Tours are fully supported by a van following riders. The van allows riders to rest should they require it. Many of the biking trails lead through small villages and temples which can provide interesting and informative diversions should you wish to take a break.

The clean and clear rivers of Bhutan are one of the kingdom’s best kept open secrets. Fed by the Eastern Himalayas, the six rivers (Wang Chhu, Sunkosh, Puna Tsang Chhu, Mangde Chhu, Kuri Chhu and Dangme Chhu and their tributaries) have been scouted for kayaking and rafting. They cut through high valleys and low plains to meet up with the Brahmaputra river in India. The natural setting and the sheer variety of the rivers’ courses makes up for a unique opportunity to explore Bhutan’s beautiful wilderness. It is more than a teaser and an invitation to anyone interested in adventure travels. The rivers are plentiful with high currents and depths reaching a maximum of about five meters; at places it passes gently on and in others the rivers rage through loudly, dominating the environs. Although adventure sports and tourism are relatively recent introductions, it is gaining on in popularity. The sport offers something for everyone: There is easy rafting for beginners and hair-raising runs for the veterans. Besides the rafts and the kayaks,
Bhutanese agents also organize walking and trekking expeditions along the scenic river banks. The best time for rafting and kayaking is from March to April and November to December - src : TCB

Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood amongst the Bhutanese people and a Farm-Stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family.

The highlight of this trip is the fishing opportunities on the trek in the beautiful alpine lakes teeming with giant sized trout. Besides fishing this trip also allows the travelers to meet people, enjoy the pristine forest with rare glimpse of wildlife and observe the ancient old traditions of arts and crafts while traveling through the less frequented areas of Bhutan. Your journey starts from Paro Valley where your flight from Bangkok or Delhi will land and where we will spend a day or two of sightseeing and fishing before we set off on our trek. Our trek leads from Paro to Thimphu crossing the chain of mountains that separates the two valleys with almost no settlement along the route. The area is famous for its spectacular rhododendron forests, which bloom in May and June. In the clear days of autumn and winter the views are superb be it of snow capped mountains or that of valleys beneath… After the trek, we will spend a day at leisure in the capital city, Thimphu before we return to Paro to catch up the flight to our onward destination.

Day 01: Arrive Paro Flying in to the country’s only airport, in the beautiful Paro valley, the clear mountain air, forested ridges, imposing monasteries and welcoming Bhutanese people in their striking national dress, provides a breath-taking first impression. Your guide who is going to be with you throughout your trip from Bhutan Windows Tours & Travels will meet you at the airport. A fifteen minute drive follows the narrow winding road to our hotel which is a traditional Bhutanese building with attractive gardens and an exceptionally peaceful atmosphere. In the afternoon, we will visit the Ta-Dzong which was built in 1651 as a watch tower for the Rinpung Dzong. Since 1967, the watch tower has served as the home of the National Museum and holds a fascinating collection of art, ancient relics and religious artifacts. Next in line is Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro and its district administration. If there is time, we will walk along the small main street of Paro in the evening with its typically Bhutanese shops and small lodges. Altitude at Paro – 2250 meters.
Overnight: hotel in Paro

Day 02: A Day of fishing along upper Paro River.

Day 03: Paro / Jili Dzong (4-5 hours) To start our trek, we will have to take a short drive of about 15 minutes to the trail head. Today, we will have to make our way up gradually along the ancient trade route till Jili La Pass (3490m). It’s then just a short gentle walk down to our camp in a yak pasture (3450m). If we have time and if you are not tired with day’s walk, we can walk along the ridge that is just above our camp for the stunning view of mountains and the valleys. Overnight: Camp at Jili Dzong (3450m)

Day 04: Jili Dzong /Jangchu Lakha (4-5 hours) After making a short climb, the trail gets level in the meadow along the ridge for sometime before you walk downhill for a while to climb through thick alpine forest to a saddle at 3,590m. The trail then follows the ridge, making many ups and downs, along the one side of the ridge to the other, heading towards north east to our camp at Jangchup Lakha (3,780m) yet another yak pasture. En route you are likely to see or hear some monal pheasants, and if the weather is clear, you will be rewarded with the breathtaking views of the mount Jhomolhari and its associates.
Overnight: Camp at Jangchuplakha (3780m)

Day 05: Jangchu Lakha/Jimilangtsho (4-5 hours) This morning, we have a short steep climb through the forest of junipers that starts right from the camp. Once the steep climb is done, the trail gets level for a while and then it goes gradually up and down through the thicket of dwarf rhododendrons leading ultimately to Jangchu La (4180m) before you make a big drop to the camp at Jimilangtsho Lake (3,880m). The name of this lake means Sand Ox Lake, named for a bull that emerged from the lake and joined the cattle of a family that uses the area as a summer grazing ground. This lake is known for its giant sized trout, and if we get to the camp early, you may have a bit of fishing.
Overnight: Camp at Jimilangtsho (3880m).

Day 06: A day of fishing at Jimilangtsho Lake.

Day 07: Jimilangtsho/Simkota (4-5 hours) Today to start our climb, we will have to walk down to the southern end of the lake and then climb through dwarf rhododendrons till the trail becomes a little flat to get to another lake known as Jahnye Tsho. It is so rare to get fish from this lake but if you catch one, it’s going to be a big one. Perhaps we will give a try for the trophy for about an hour or two before we continue our climb to the next camp. From here, the path gets much wider as it meanders uphill through the dwarf rhododendrons till the summit near by the camp. As we climb up, if we take a look back to the lake when the rhododendrons are in blossom, this place with the lake gets so beautiful and special that it takes a long time to forget. Also on a clear day from here, we can see the most part of the trail that we trekked on along the ridge on the other side on day two and three of our trek.
Overnight: Camp at Simkota(4040m)

Day 08: A day of fishing at Simkota Lake

Day 09: Simkota /Thimphu (5-6 hours) The day begins with a short gradual climb along the rocky trail till it gets level for a while and then there is a short descent before you climb up to Phume La (4210m) the highest point on this trek. From here, it’s just under an hour’s walk to the edge of the ridge which is marked by the Chorten and a grove of fluttering prayer flags. On a clear day, one can have the views of long chain of snow covered mountains, and Thimphu valley underneath. From here, we have a long downhill walk to Thimphu passing Thujidrag temple, a retreat center that hangs on the side of a precipitous rock face and some temples at Phajoding (3870m).
Overnight: hotel in Thimphu

Day 10: Thimphu/Paro (2 hours) Today, we will take a short drive towards north to Dodena for your last fishing in Bhutan. This is one of the most beautiful fishing spot along Thimphu River. In the afternoon, proceed to Paro which takes about 2 hours along the national highway.
Overnight: hotel in Paro

Day 11: Departure After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch up your onward flight. Your escort from Bhutan Windows Tours & Travels will bid you farewell, and soon the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappears again behind its guardian mountains.