Botany Tours 2018-06-25T11:05:28+00:00

Botany Tours

ITINERARY

  • Day 01: Arrive Paro
  • Day 02: Paro -Thimphu
  • Day 03: Thimphu – Punkha
  • Day 04: Punakha
  • Day 05: Punakah – Gangtey
  • Day 06: Gangtey
  • Day 07: Gangtey – Wangdue
  • Day 08: Wangdue – Thimphu
  • Day 09: Thimphu – Paro
  • Day 10: Departure

Bhutan is an exceptionally well forested country, with a strong national interest in conservation. Several areas of exceptional botanical richness have previously been identified through national conservation planning. They are widely distributed by altitude. Bhutan has a very high cover of protected areas (compared to the international norm) and there are current efforts to enhance the network even further through developing ecological corridors between them.

Nature Tourism-Bhutan’s botany tour and expeditions will visit some of the prime botanical sites in Bhutan Himalayas, a source of many of the highly prized plants introduced to horticulture. It was the British who first brought the botanical richness of this vast mountainous region to the attention of the West. Mr. Frank Ludlow and his friend Major George Sherriff (two prominent British travelers in Himalayan Region) were to be credited for their intense explorations of Bhutan as well as the other Himalayan regions.

Their account and collections are the greatest source of information in Bhutanese botanical studies as well as in any natural studies. The early 1800s and 1900s brought a number of professional plant hunters searching for new ornamentals for European and American gardens.
The exploits of William Griffith (1838) and Roland Cooper (1914, 1915) and others are legendary and many of their collections have found the way to many European Gardens. Still, Bhutan remains unexplored largely. So far, about 4500 species of flowering plants have been documented.

Details

Bhutan Tour cost is $3,435 for solo traveler, $3,345 each 2 people traveling and $3,075 each for 3 people traveling.

Included in our cost: All meals and lodging in Bhutan. Entrance fee where applicable, park permits, one time Bhutan Visa fee, all transportation in Bhutan.  Round trip airfare from Bangkok to Paro to Bangkok in economy class

Not included in the price of the tour: Tips, souvenirs, beverages, and laundry.

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