Jigme Singye national park tour
Welcome to Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park, otherwise called as Black Forest Mountain!
Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park (JSWNP) is endowed with large areas of natural ecosystems and great altitudinal ranges creating unusually high levels of biological diversity. Unlike other national parks around the world, Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park is also a home to several culturally rich agricultural villages which can be visited during a six day low-altitude trek. The overriding challenge of the park management is to strike a balance between safeguarding wildlife and human needs thereby creating a win-win situation. For effective management, the park is judiciously divided into three zones namely: core zone, buffer zone and multiple-use zone. The multiple-use zone is the area where villagers live, where agricultural activities can be undertaken and where tourists are allowed to enter.
The Nabji Trail, the six day low-altitude trek, is set out in this specific area.
The Nabji-Korphu Trail is an ideal post-harvest/winter trekking within the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park located in central Bhutan. The trail is a six-day low-altitude trek (between 693m/23100ft and 1,636m/5453ft) through six different villages. On this trek, you will possibly see the Golden Langur, one of the rarest primates, which can only be found in Bhutan and neighboring Assam.
Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park is also home to the endangered Rufous-necked Hornbill. The trail is a superb place for birding and has a wide variety of plants and flowers found in this Himalayan area. Besides the natural beauty the area also has substantial cultural history, witnessed among others a commemorative pillar in the temple of Nabji symbolizing the occasion of peace negotiated between the two kings (King Nauche from India and King Sindu from Bhutan) by Guru Rimpoche in the eight century. The first two days of the trek will go through the homeland of the Monpa people thought to be the first settlers in Bhutan.
The Monpas practice a mix of animistic shamanism and Buddhism. They were originally hunters and food gatherers and their culture, tradition and practices are intrinsically linked to the forest around them. They are traditionally cane weavers and bamboo crafters, using their skills for house construction, making baskets and other household items. Community Tourism The Nabji-Korphu Trail supports the park management in their efforts to conserve nature by creating more awareness on natural and environmental issues through tourism and introducing socio-economic benefits.
Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Location:Paro-Thimphu-Punakha-Trongsa-Nabji Korphu Trek-Gangtey