TREKKING BHUTAN

Savour the Mind-Blowing Flora and Fauna Of Royal Manas National Park

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08 days

SCHEDULE:

Day 01: Arrival in Paro. Drive on to Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha

Day 03: Punakha to Trongsa Day

Day 04: Trongsa � Zhemgang - Gomphu

Day 05: Gomphu to Pangtang

Day 06: Pangtang to Shillingtoe

Day 07: Shillingtoe to Panbang

Day 08: Pangbang to Norbugang

Day 09: Exit to India

The Royal Manas Eco National Park in Bhutan is the oldest national park of the country and was founded in 1966. It is considered to be a rich store house of flora and fauna. It is a rare biological treasure trove in the Eastern Himalayas. Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) has the largest number of tropical and sub-tropical ecosystems in the country of Bhutan. There are several endangered species among the numerous plants, animals and birds species found in this national park. This national park is not just the most diverse and heavily protected area in the country but also considered to be one of the most biologically outstanding conservation sites in the world. The Royal Manas is the fourth largest national park In Bhutan with an area covering 1057 km2 and spans over the three districts of Sarpang, Zhemgang and Pemagatsel. The pygmy hog, Ganges River dolphin, hispid hare, golden langur, Ganges River dolphin, wild water buffalo and one-horned rhinoceros etc. are the most vital species of animals that can be found in this national park. It was maintained by the Royal Government of Bhutan as a forest reserve for several years. Royal Manas was declared to be a wildlife sanctuary in the year 1964 which also made it the Nation�s oldest protected forest area. The area was further upgraded to a national park in the year 1993. It is a part of the Bhutan Biological Conservation Complex now which is an extensive system of protected areas and biological corridors that covers over 50 percent of the country. The most ideal time to visit the Royal Manas National Park is during early spring i.e. from March to April, autumn i.e. from September to October and in winter from November to February. The average distance between two eco-camps is four hours daily on foot. These splendid broadleaf forests are full of various species of birds, plants, butterflies and wildlife. You can also enjoy the daily life of locals, their culture, festivals, sports, arts and crafts etc. A hotstone or hotspring bath at the five community managed eco-camps would be so unique that it will become an experience of a lifetime. There will also be hikes to the local cultural sites. Visitors can also visit the natural features such as the bats cave and limestone caves in the area and can go for river rafting and elephant rides to have fun.