Bhutan is a paradise for nature lovers with its rare species of rhododendrons, orchids, medicinal plants, animals and especially it’s rich bird species. The magnificent mountains and lush valleys offer Bhutan with abundant rich natural resources. The pristine forests are ornamented with beautiful flowers and chirping of birds. The abundance of wild flowers, birds and many more plants are yet to be explored. This offers many exciting opportunities to discover more about flora & fauna of this fascinating Himalayan Kingdom. We will also devote our time to experience the cultural sites and the typical ways of life of the people of this enchanted realm.
The unique geographical location and its extensive variation in altitude ranging from 200meters in the south to over 7000 meters in the north makes Bhutan home for impressive diversity of animals and plants.
For example, in the southern part of Bhutan we have Asiatic elephant, Greater one-horned rhinos, Gaur, Wild water buffalo,Hog, Deer, Tiger, Clouded leopard, Hornbill, and other mammals and various species of birds. In the north we have Blue sheep, Takin, Musk deer, Snow Leopard, Wolf and more species whose range extends to both tropical & temperate zones and live between this two extremes like, barking deer, serow, Himalayan black bear, Leopard, wild dog, wild boar etc. etc.
Bhutan has a number of threatened species, such as Greater one-horned Rhinoceros, Tiger, Asiatic Elephant, leopard, Golden Languor, Wolf, Gaur, and Musk Deer. Among the country’s threatened birds are Blyth’s Tragopan and the Black-Necked Crane. Threatened reptiles include the Indian python and Gharial. Unfortunately the knowledge of the status of these species is very limited because there have been not much population surveys or field studies of Bhutanese wild life with the exception of Black-Necked crane whose population and habitat is carefully monitored by the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN).