Wild Manas Tour

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$2515.00

Duration

10 days

Tour Type

Explore Tours

Bhutan’s Crown Jewel, the Manas National Park represents the largest example of tropical and sub-tropical ecosystems in Bhutan.This park has only recently been opened to the public and offers thousands of animal and plant species, many of which are globally endangered, it is not only the most diverse protected area in the Kingdom but also noted as one of the world’s biologically outstanding parks.

Lying in south-central Bhutan, Manas is connected at the southern border with India’s Manas Tiger Reserve, a World Heritage Site. To the north, it borders the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. Royal Manas was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1966 making it Bhutan’s oldest protected area. The area was upgraded to a National Park in 1993. There are wide climate variations in Royal Manas. The May-September monsoons bring up to 5,000mm of rain. Rainfall is negligible in winter and the climate is extremely pleasant from November till March.

Manas is also extremely rich in wildlife species, including the highly endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, clouded leopard, Himalayan black bear, gangetic dolphin and pangolin. Found virtually nowhere else in the world is the especially rare golden langur, a primate of extraordinary grace and beauty with its long, silky blond fur.More than 365 species of birds have been officially recorded in Royal Manas National Park with an additional 200 believed to be in residence. Species found here include the globally threatened rufous-necked hornbill, Pallas fishing eagle, great white-bellied heron, spotted wren-babbler, blue-headed rock thrush, and emerald cuckoo. Many of the park’s more than 900 types of plants have commercial, medicinal, traditional, and religious significance.

Trip Facts

  • Tour Duration: 9 Nights & 10 Days
  • Activity: Cultural, River Rafting & Wildlife Safari
  • Guide: Professional River Guide
  • Trip Route: Paro-Thimphu-Punakha-Gaylegphu-Panbang-Manas, Tongsa-Thimphu -Paro.
  • Accommodation: All Hotels are 3 stars approved by TCB and Luxury Camping at Manas.

Trip Highlight

  • Explore the best of Manas Wildlife in the Country.
  • Enjoy the Luxury Camping at Manas.
  • Enjoy the best River Rafting and Kayaking in the Country.
  • Explore the Southern Bhutan hardly visited by tourist.

Included/Exclude

All Meals Airport Pick and Drop Professional Guide All entrance fees to the Museums Tea and Coffee Luxury Camping at Manas Professional River Guide in Manas The Cost for rafting and Kayaking at manas Transportation within the Country Elephant and Jeep Safari
All Travel Insurance Alcoholic Beverages Room Upgradation Tips for Guide and Driver

Tour Plan

Arrive at Paro Airport and drive to Thimphu. Visit Textile museum and Trashichhodzong. Thimphu is the most crowded city in the Country and the most advanced.

Drive to Punakha and on the way visit Dochula Pass. Punakha is warmer than Thimphu and is one of the fertile valley of Bhutan. Punakha produces Bhutans famouse red rice and fruits in the Country.

Punakha to Gaylephu is a long drive. The road leads by the riverside and is a wonderful drive. We shall spend some time in Tsiarng which is a vegetable-producing district in Bhutan and the Birding hub of the Country. Lunch will be served in Tsirang. Further, drive through Sunkosh river and after reaching Gaylegphu rest at Hotel.

Visit the villages in Panbang and around the places. Get yourself engazed with locals. Bhutanese are very polite and loving people. Over night at Camp.

Do the Elephant safari. Manas is also extremely rich in wildlife species, including the highly endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, clouded leopard, Himalayan black bear, gangetic dolphin and pangolin. Found virtually nowhere else in the world is the especially rare golden langur, a primate of extraordinary grace and beauty with its long, silky blond fur.

Manas river has some of the most adventurous river rafting sights in the Country. The river rafting experience around Manas National Park is conducted on the River Beki that is a thrilling and beautiful rafting experience the River Beki flows downstream from across the mountains of Bhutan and visitors get the opportunity to enjoy a 2 and half hour downstream river rafting experience starting from Mathanaguri to Bansbari. There is another track on this river rafting experience at Manas National Park and this journey starts at Mathanaguri which is located at the north end of Manas National Park this will end at Bansbari and the distance spreading is across 35km.

Visit the Trongsa Dzong and museums. Trongsa is the most important district in Bhutan because our Crown prince should be the Governor of Trongsa before becoming the King.

Drive to Thimphu. Visit Largest standing Budha, Zorig Chusum(13th arts and Crafts School), and in the afternoon visit centenary farmers market. Evening at Hotel.

After breakfast, visit the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls). After lunch, we drive to the Traditional Medicine Institute where medicines are prepared according to ancient practices, and to Lungtenzampa to observe the Royal silver smiths and Bhutanese paper factory at work. Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, the seat of the national government, and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). We finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Over night in Hotel.

Wild Manas Tours in Bhutan ends here today. Drive to Paro International airport and see off.

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