Jigme Dorji National Park

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  • Address: Gasa, Bhutan, Thimphu
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: National Park, River, Walking Area

Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas, the Jigme Dorji National Park is the second-largest and one of the oldest protected area in Bhutan and was gazetted as a wildlife sanctuaryin 1974, and the status upgraded to that of a national park in 1993. Sprawling over a mind-boggling area of 4,349 sq. km, the region is immensely rich in biodiversity, a place where the Royal Bengal Tiger mingles with the Snow Leopard and all four national symbols of Bhutan - the blue poppy, takin, raven and cypress – co-exist in a lush environment. Spanning warm broad-leaved forests as well as permanent ice fields and glaciers on Bhutan’s north-western border, the JDNP is often referred to as the ‘conservation jewel’ in the Eastern Himalayas. It is also a treasure trove of medicinal plants, natural hot springs, medicinal waters, and strikingly beautiful sceneries.

The highlight of this park for a lot of visiting tourists is the birds though, and flocks of binoculars-toting bird-watching enthusiasts visit every year in the pursuit of a glimpse of winged beauties.

Every year, majority of the international tourists visit the park to relish its wealth of astounding biodiversity and scenic beauties. Major trekking routes and majestic mountain peaks, such as Jhomolhari, Masangang, Jichudrakey, Tsherimgang, and Gangarpuentsum, Ganchentag, Ganglakarchung, are found in the park.

As though it weren’t laden with incentive enough for a visit, some of the most significant and precarious glaciers are also located here from which four major rivers- Pachhu, Wangchhu, Pochhu, and Mochhu – originate.

  • Carry bottled water and snacks.
  • Carry binoculars. This really is one of the best places in Bhutan for ‘birders’.
  • There are no toilets in the premises.
  • You will find vendors of scarves and mufflers here, so bring your bargaining skills for a good price!
  • Watch out for Bhutan’s national animal, the takin, a unique species believed by locals to have been created in the country by an ancient Tibetan saint.

  • The Zone
  • The Bhutanese
  • Ambient Cafe

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  • Jigme Dorji National Park Address: Gasa, Bhutan, Thimphu
  • Jigme Dorji National Park Timing: 24-hrs
  • Jigme Dorji National Park Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Jigme Dorji National Park(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jigme Dorji National Park: 01:30 Hrs
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jigme_Dorji_National_Park
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  • 58.32% of people who visit Thimphu include Jigme Dorji National Park in their plan

  • 30.3% of people start their Jigme Dorji National Park visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Jigme Dorji National Park

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jigme Dorji National Park

People normally club together Punakha Dzong and Choki Traditional Art School while planning their visit to Jigme Dorji National Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • So much fun! Impressive Bouddha statue ! Dont hesitate to try some rafting if you have time... So cool to jump in such great fresh water!

  • Located at the easy reach from Thimphu city, the park is a place of interest for Takin sightseeing. This is a rare species of animal native to Himalayas and the national animal of Bhutan. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness this unique animal if you are in the city.

  • Seems one of the best view, waters. One would feel nature is at it's best with a perfect ambience. So refreshing and one should definitely visit as a tour.

  • Awesome peaceful place!... If u trek to reach the monastery, u wouldn't regret the effort!

  • Offbit destination of Bhutan. Road condition from punakha is not so good, but natural views are amazing. Its the second largest National park of Bhutan. Tourism infrastructure is not good for this national park. You must contact with some good agencies to arrange your tour before going there.

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