Bhutan has a remarkable abundance of flora and fauna and is one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world. The terrain is incredibly rugged and there are huge variations in altitude. The northern regions of the country consist mostly of snowy mountains and glaciers but range from subalpine conifer forests to broadleaf forests in the central region and dense subtropical forests in the south. This wide-range of climatic conditions allows for an unparalleled array of vegetation and wildlife to thrive within Bhutan.There are countless varieties of rare plants and endangered animals living within our forests. Bhutan is also an ornithological hotspot with hundreds of rare and endangered birds inhabiting its lush forests.
Explore & discover the breath-taking beauty of Bhutan
The ecosystem in Bhutan is diverse, because of its location, great geographical and climatic variations. Bhutan’s high, rugged mountains and deep valleys are rich with spectacular biodiversity, Tour to view some of the 5,500 species, including 300 species of medicinal plants and over 50 species of rhododendrons. See more than 600 species of orchid, most are commonly found up to 2,100m, although some hardy species thrive even above 3,700m.
Take a trip through tropical vegetation of the lower zones in dark forests of oak, birch, maple, magnolia and laurel. Rise up to 2,400m altitude to touch and smell spruce, yew, weeping cypress, and the East Himalayan fir. Between the tree line and the snow line at about 5,500m are low shrubs, rhododendrons, Himalayan grasses and flowering herbs. Hike up to 3,500 to 4,500 meters in elevation to see Blue Poppy, which is the national flower of Bhutan. Keep your eyes open for over 770 species of birds while you hike, walk and rest. In the summer, go through the sub-alpine forests and meadows above 3,700m and check out Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. In autumn, you can go and watch some endangered species of cranes that migrate from Tibet. In the winter, explore the lowland Jungles of Manas National Park, Jigme Singye National Park and sight some of the rarest primates, birds and many wildlife, at the same time enjoy the pleasant weather.