See one of Bhutan's biggest natural events, the Black Crane migration in November for £230 less
Dragoman first ever major overland operator to offer trips to Bhutan, new for 2014
One of Bhutan's biggest natural events, the Black Crane migration, can be seen during November and this year, the first time that Dragoman has offered trips to Bhutan (the first large commercial overland operator to ever do so), the spectacle can be seen for £230 less.
Each year, it's estimated that over 300 of the estimated 500 cranes that migrate to Bhutan spend their winter months here, flying from Tibet to the warmer climes of the Phobijikha valley, the largest and most significant wetland in the country.
The migration site is also the location of Gangtey Gompa, one of Bhutan's oldest monasteries, recently extensively renovated and one of the destinations visited during Dragoman's brand new 21 day trip between Kolkata, India and Kathmandu, Nepal. Ten of those 21 days are spent in Bhutan.
Highlights include: climbing up to the iconic 'Tigers' Nest Monastery; strolling around the charming town of Paro; visiting markets and witnessing traditional artisans at work in Bhutan's capital, Thimpu; a visit to Bumthang, the ancestral home of Bhutan's royal family; Gangtey Gompa, one of Bhutan's oldest monasteries which has recently been extensively renovated. The trip also includes a one day trek along the lush green valley that is the Shasila trail*
Passengers wanting to see the spectacle can now do so for £230 less, with Dragoman discounting the 10th November departure, a departure that is guaranteed. The usual full cost of the trip is £2290 per person, with a kitty of US$260 per person (£155).
Dragoman are also currently offering a 10% discount on all 2015 departures, a saving of £283 per person. A kitty of US$260 is still payable.
Notes to editors:
1. The Shasila trail is used by the people of Sha Ngawang and Chitokha to migrate between their summer and winter home in Gangtey. It was also an important trail used by the Gangtey Truelku and his followers in the past while migrating between his winter residence in Sha Chitokha and Gangtey Gompa
2. For more information on the Black-necked Crane, click here