National Parks

Whist at Bhutan you don’t have to go too far to be amidst nature. The moment you land you will find yourself in its arms. Whether you are taking an easy hike or trekking or perhaps driving to one of the valley, the nook and corner of Bhutan will not fail to amaze with its pure beauty and immense biodiversity. Spend a day in leisure watching bird or picnic in the wilderness. Bhutan maintains 35% of its 70% forest area as national parks and protected area, making it a champion in safeguarding natural habitat of many life forms. Each of these parks and sanctuaries has its own special character and are home to endangered animals, birds and plants. Some of the famous national parks are listed below. This detail is provided, to give you an overview of what Bhutan’s ecology has to offer, parks are not been open to visitors; however some of it encompasses  important hiking and trekking route. An article from  thetravelworld below on brilliant-butterflie in bhutan.


National Parks

 

Highlights

 

Bumdeling Sanctuary

Snow leopard, Royal Bengal tiger and red panda. Black necked cranes. Butterflies Monasteries like Rigsum Gompa, the mystic Singye Dzong and Dechenphodrang Lhaghang

 

Sakteng Sanctuary

Isolated nomadic tribes. Rhododendrons. Snow leopards, red pandas, Himalayan black bear, barking deer, Himalayan red fox, the hoary-bellied Himalayan squirrel. Bird species include the Assamese macaw, blood pheasant, grey backed shrike, grey headed woodpecker, common hoopoe, rufous vented tit, dark breasted rosefinch. Blue poppy, rhododendrons, primulas , gentiana, cordyceps.

 

Jigme Singye Wangchuck National ParK

Low conifer and broadleaf forests. Mature fir, pine and other types of broadleaf forests. Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, golden langur, rare clouded leopard, red panda and the Royal Bengal The national park is also home to 391 bird species of which seven species are among the globally threatened species.

 

 Jigme Dorji National Park

Broad-leaved forests, ice fields, glaciers, Mt Jomolhari, Mt. Tsherimgang, Mt. Jichu Drakey. National flower blue poppy, edelweiss, orchids, rhododendrons. Snow leopard, takin, tiger, black bears, red panda, Royal Bengal tiger, snow leopard. Popular trekking routes

Royal Manas National Park

 

 

Bhutan’s oldest protected area. Royal Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, clouded leopard, Himalayan black bear, gangetic dolphin and pangolin, rare golden langur. Globally threatened rufous-necked hornbill, Pallas fishing eagle, great white-bellied heron, spotted wren-babbler, blue-headed rock thrush and emerald cuckoo.