BHUTAN – Located in the heart of the country, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park covers an area of 1,730 square kilometers, making it the second-largest protected area in Bhutan.
Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park is still one of the largest pristine forests in the entire Himalayan region. Varying elevations and rainfall levels have created a range of climatic conditions, providing habitat for numerous plant species, wildlife, and birds.
General Information about Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park:
Opening Hours of Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park:
- Weekdays: 24 hours
- Saturdays: 24 hours
- Sundays: Closed
Entrance Fee to Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park:
- Adults: $2 per person
- Children: Free
Both takins and Himalayan black bears can be found here. The golden langur, relatively common in Bhutan, the rare clouded leopard, red pandas, and Bengal tigers are among the many species found in this park.
The eastern part of the park supports about 20% of Bhutan’s tiger population, and the park itself serves as a crucial link between northern and southern tiger populations.
The park is also home to 391 bird species, including seven that are among the world’s highest-risk critically endangered species. The Phobjikha Valley, a buffer zone of the park, is the winter habitat for black-necked cranes. Over 260 majestic cranes visit Phobjikha during the winter.
Directions to the National Park
With its 1,730 square kilometers of pristine wilderness, Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park has been welcoming visitors since its establishment in 1995.
Located in the heart of Bhutan, the park was formerly known as the Black Mountains National Park until it was renamed to its current name. Due to its excellent connectivity with all regions of the country, both tourists and locals can easily access the park.
You can choose to use any local transportation system to reach the park, such as taxis or rental cars.
Learn more: Bhutan Travel Experiences.