Jigme Dorji National Park, Thimphu
Categories: Nature & Parks
The Jigme Dorji National Park, named after the late Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, is the second-largest National Park of Bhutan. It occupies almost the entire Gasa District, as well as the northern areas of Thimphu District, Paro District, Punakha, and Wangdue Phodrang Districts. It was established in 1974 and stretches over an area of 4316 km², thereby spanning all three climate zones of Bhutan, ranging in elevation from 1400 to over 7000 meters. About 6,500 people in 1,000 households live within the park, from subsistence agriculture and animal husbandry. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.Flora and faunaThe park provides sanctuary for 37 known species of mammals including several endangered, threatened or vulnerable species, such as the takin, snow leopard, clouded leopard, Bengal tiger, bharal or Himalayan blue sheep, black musk deer, Himalayan black bear, red panda, Ussuri dhole, and spotted linsang. It is also home to the Indian leopard, serow, sambar, barking deer, goral, marmot, pika and more than 300 species of birds. It is also the only park in Bhutan where the national animal (takin), flower (blue poppy), bird (raven) and tree (cypress) exist together.For Jigme Dorji National Park and beyond, use our Thimphu vacation generator to get the most from your Thimphu vacation.
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So beautiful to drive through ...but even better to get off the road to walk through the forest. Our Wind Horse Tour guides started us birding. Flowers, butterflies, birds everywhere.
I have seen lot of birds which are rare to see in my fast pace city. I have booked bird watching tour from Bhutan Bokar and they have helped me to find the right package with a affordable budget. I ha... read more »
We traveled to Jigme Dorji National Park during our Yoga Retreats. This place was just awesome. Bhutan itself has very few tourist but this place had none at the time we visited. We only saw a few mon... read more »
Kamlesh chandra Mishra
Great park covers area of Bhutan also,good landscape,glaciers, rivers, rich in flora and fauna,like panda,Bengal tigers etc
Good place for snow experience.
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