Image Credit : Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park
The National park was established in the year 1995 and is around 1723 sq. km. in area. The park borders over 31 cute little villages and shelters one of the oldest founding tribes of Bhutan, Oyleps. The Jigme national park was originally named as the ‘Black Mountain Park’ as it is situated in the Black Mountain, separating the eastern and western Bhutan.
20% of the park is ruled by the gorgeous yet dangerous animal, Tiger. Apart from it, the golden langur, musk deer, red panda and Asiatic elephants are few wild animals you might see moving around in the forest.
Highlights: Trekking in the exotic Phobjheka valley where the mystic Black Necked crane dwells; a sanctuary of more than 450 species of birds; third largest park in the country; Location: Near to Trongsa Dist, central Bhutan Best Season: Between November and March Cost: N/A
Top Things To Do in Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park
The sanctuary was officially announced and opened to the public in June 2008. Prior to this, the place was a Contennial Park. It is the largest wildlife park in the Kingdom of Bhutan and is one of the greatest resources of Bhutan’s economy. The park typically shows the characteristics of the Himalayan ranges, blue pine and alpine being the major vegetation of the landscapes.
It covers an area of 4919 sq km and borders 5 districts of Bhutan namely Bhumthang, Gasa, Dzongkhags, Trongsa and Wangduephodrang. Like all other national parks of the country, Wangchuck also inhabits few of the greatest endangered species of Flora and Fauna.
Highlights: Occasional encounters with Himalayan Black Bear, Royal Bengal tiger and snow leopard. Stunning views of the alpine and blue pine landscape making the park a perfect spot for trekking and mountaineering. Location: Gasa Best Seasons: March to September and January