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The Royal Manas National Park in southern Bhutan bordering the Indian state of Assam is the oldest nature preserve in Bhutan. This preserve has more than hundred species of rare plants and animals. This preserve and very important to us for the protection of wildlife and different plant species.

This park covers nearly half of Bhutan’s landmass and was declared as national park in 1964.

Recently Bhutan opened this park for tourists to promote community based eco-tourism in the region. This was to share the benefits of tourism in the region and to improve the lives of the locals.

Wildlife

Manas park boasts of countless rare and endangered species of birds and animals like golden langur, Bengal tiger, elephant, one horned rhino, gangetic dolphin and the clouded leopard. Manas has more than 365 species of birds, 11 species of snakes and 50 species of reptiles. The park has more than 920 types of plants.

Things to see and do

For the visitors comfortable log cabins have been built using locally available materials with kitchen, dining and toilet/bathroom facilities. All cabins have electricity supply and running water.

Safari

You can do elephant safari in the park through the grasslands. You might see rhinos, hornbills and langurs in the forest.

Culture

You have the opportunity to see the culture of the indigenous Khengpa people and their culture.

Boating

If you prefer you can do boating in the river nearby.

Trekking

Manas has several trekking trails. The most popular one is the four days eco-trek from Gongphu to Norbugang village.

Entry to the park

There is no direct entry to the park though is borders the Indian state of Assam. You will have to fly to Bhutan or drive overland and then drive to Zhemgang from Thimphu. So, at least a week is required for you to visit this park.

We will process all your permits and provide you full logistics.

 

 

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