Site Summary: Gelephu, Zhemgang, Manas, Nganglam, & Guwahati
1. Minimum of 5 pax in a group
2. Require double entry visa to India.
Bhutan is famous throughout the world for the beauty and bounty of its natural environment. Thanks to its unique history, isolated location, and conservation efforts, the country sports some of the most pristine, undisturbed wildlife areas on the planet. From bird watchers to sport fishers to tiger and leopard enthusiasts, animal lovers from across the globe flock here to encounter the country’s rare and stunning animals, as well as its abundant plant life.
The Royal Manas Trek gives you the opportunity to experience all the natural beauty Bhutan has to offer in a single, unforgettable trip. This experience focuses on immersion, putting you in direct contact with all of the country’s unique flora and fauna. In particular, you will have a chance to see specimens like the Asian elephant, the Royal Bengal tiger, the one-horned rhinoceros, the gangetic dolphin, the Himalayan black bear, the pangolin, and the clouded leopard — all endangered species that are rare or unknown elsewhere in the world. Even rarer is the golden langur, a monkey with silky blonde fur that is indigenous to this region alone. On no other trek can you find such a unique and eclectic group of animals.
In addition to monkeys, bears, and leopards, the Royal Manas Trek also offers a chance to view over 365 stunning bird species. These include rare and threatened specimes like the rufous-necked hornbill, the imperial heron, the Pallas fishing eagle, the spotted wren-babbler, the emerald cuckoo, and the blue rock thrush. The park is also home to nearly a thousand different plant species, many of which have played a key role in Bhutanese religious rituals, commercial activities, cultural traditions, and medical care.
Before any trek, you should give yourself an idea of what to expect, and there’s no better way to prepare for the Royal Manas experience than by watching the “Lost Land of the Tiger” series from the BBC. This documentary follows a scientific expedition to the Royal Bengal tiger’s breeding grounds, providing an overview of all of Bhutan’s flora and fauna along the way. By the time you’re finished watching, we guarantee you’ll be dying to see these sites with your own eyes, and pumped up to join us on our trip to the “wild side.”