Bhutan ranks in the top 10% of countries in terms of species richness per area unit. With about 900 species, Bhutan has more butterfly species than the whole of North America (679 species) and the whole of Europe (440). Of these, 140 species have been catalogued with photographs. The most popular among these is the Bhutan Glory, the national butterfly.
The diversity of butterfly species can be attributed to the terrain with some flying as high as 5000m above the sea level. Butterflies are indicators of environmental health and diversity. When host plants disappear, butterflies thriving in that habitat also disappear. Therefore the number of species of butterflies in Bhutan makes the Himalayan kingdom an ecological hotspot.
TOUR IN BRIEF
Duration: 10-17 Days
Entry/exit: Paro Airport (option: Guwahati, India)
Season: Spring to early summer (March-June)
Places of visit: West, Central & Eastern Bhutan
3-star plus hotels
Cultural program (for a group of 10 or more)
Drinks, Visa fee, Laundry