The Eastern Himalayas have long been renowned for the wealth of their flora. An astonishing array of plants grow in Bhutan: over 5,400 species, including 300 species of medicinal plants, some hardy species thriving even above 3,700m.
The sub-tropical evergreen forests growing below 800 meters are repositories of a unique biodiversity. The next vegetation zone is the sub-tropical grasslands and forests found between 900 meters and 1,800 meters. The tropical vegetation of the lower zones gives way to dark forests of oak, birch, maple, magnolia and laurel. Above 2,400 meters altitude is the home of spruce, yew, and weeping cypress, and higher still, growing up to the tree line, is the east Himalayan fir.
Between the tree line and the snow line at about 5,500 meters are low shrubs, rhododendrons, Himalayan grasses and flowering herbs.
TOUR IN BRIEF
Duration: 12 Nights/13 Days
Entry/exit: Paro Airport
Season: Year around
Places of visit: Thimphu, Paro, Punakha & Wangdue, Phobjikha, Trongsa, Bumthang
3-star plus hotels, three meals, SUV/Mini Bus/Coaster,
Guides, entry fees, mineral water, cultural program
(for a group of 10 or more), and taxes.
Air tickets, travel insurance, drinks, visa fee, laundry