Bhutan's Unusual Wildlife

The landscape in Bhutan is rugged and wild with huge variations in altitude. This makes a lot if relatively inaccessible and home to range of interesting wildlife. It’s now quite well known that Bhutan is home to tiger’s and snow leopards, though you’d have to be very lucky to actually spot any! It is possible to plenty of wildlife however and below we’ve listed the best bite-sized trips to pick if you want to witness the wildlife in Bhutan.

Swooping Cranes in Sweeping Valleys

Journey to the undulating hills and misty valleys of Phobjikha. This untouched landscape is home to the rare black-necked crane from November to February. These beautiful birds migrate here all the way from the plains of Tibet.

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Bhutan national animal the Takin standing in a forest

Time for Thimphu

If you want a guaranteed sight of Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin, then head to Thimphu. Here you’ll find the Motithang Takin Preserve, a reserve area for Takin. The animals are quite tame so there’s a good chance their curiosity will bring them right up to the fence.

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Suggested Bite-Sized Trips & Itineraries for Wildlife Watching

Simply pick and choose your favourite bite-sized trips or ready-made itineraries, add them to your Travel Plan and request a quote. It’s easy. Our Travel Specialists will then put together a holiday that’s right for you. Plus you’ll have the same team for the life of your booking & support from our local partners on the ground 24/7.

tigers nest monastery on the side of a cliff

Temples, Tea & Tranquility – India & Bhutan

Duration12 days / 11 nights (flexible)

LocationKolkata - Thimphu - Punhaka - Chimi Lhakhang - Paro - Guwahati - Kaziranga NP - Jorhat - Kolkata

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India, Bhutan & Nepal: Journey through the Himalayas

Duration23 days / 22 nights (flexible)

LocationDelhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Lumbini - Chitwan - Pokhara - Kathmandu - Thimphu - Punakha - Chimi Lhakhang - Phobijkha Valley - Paro - Neydo Monastery

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Men dressed in intricate costumes performing sacred dances, local people dressed in their finest attire, and clowns making a mockery of the whole event.
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