Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary

Wandering the wilderness of Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhutan

‘Wildlife is not about whether the animals will survive; it’s whether man has the will to save them.’

Wildlife sanctuaries are not just places for conserving, but they also help us to appreciate natural life and take us close to its beauty. There are a number of wildlife sanctuaries in Bhutan; Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary is one such place to blow your mind.

If you’re ever in the country, try to include this sanctuary in your itinerary.

Let’s discover the mystery of Bumdeling Sanctuary!!

Located in the north-eastern part of Bhutan and covers a large 1,520 square kilometers, Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary is home to-

  • 300 species of birds such as Ibisbill, Snow Pigeon, Satyr Tragopan, Blood Pheasant etc.
  • 42 types of animals such as Snow leopard, Bengal tiger, Red panda, and Capped langur, Musk deer, Serow, Goral etc.
  • And more than 700 plants.

It was proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 and its floodplain which was declared a Ramsar Site.

How to Get There?

Firstly, you have to board a flight up to Paro International Airport. There is no direct connection from Paro to Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary. So, you have to either-

  • Fly to Bathpalathang Airport from Paro, and then take the drive to Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Alternatively, you can take the drive to Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary.

Best time to visit!!

The ideal time to explore the hidden charm of this sanctuary is from March to October.

Exciting Things to Do Here!!

Here’s a list of the top experiences that you ought to have during your visit to this sanctuary. Take a look!

1. Trekking

This is the most enthralling thing to do in Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary Bhutan. There are several trekking routes including-

  • Singye Dzong
  • Phuningla
  • Risum Gompa
  • Aja Valley

Depending on the luxury travel packages you book in Bhutan, you can also visit families to see traditional weaving techniques.

2. Camping

There is no other thing than camping to get the nature’s paradisiacal wonder, and at no cost should you miss it!

While in Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, be sure to extend your visit so that you can camp overnight to wake up to the sounds of nature.

3. Bird watching

With more than 300 species of birds, Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary seems to heaven for bird-watchers. And ofcourse, don’t forget to carry your camera to not to miss the photography opportunities.

Ahhh! Amusing!

4. Photography

Bumdeling Sanctuary is a photogenic destination.

With so many picture-perfect locales in Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, be sure to carry a camera so that you can freeze memories to fondly look back over when you get home.

Enticed to visit this place already? Well, there’s nothing to blame you. This wildlife sanctuary in Bhutan is certainly a valuable gem which is worth to witness atleast once in a lifetime.

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