Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park

JIGME SINGYE WANGCHUCK NATIONAL PARK (JSWNP) is the second largest park in Bhutan, covering an area of 1,300 sq km. and stretches from the broadleaf forests to the ice peaks. As with JDNP, this wide range of altitude and rainfall means a varying range of climatic conditions and an extensive range of vegetation which supports many endangered plants and wildlife. The park itself provides the safe route between Bhutan’s northern and southern Royal Bengal Tiger population; with the eastern side of JSWNP home to approximately 20% of the tiger population. JSWNP is home to over 390 bird species – seven being among the world’s most endangered species, with the benefits from the wetlands of the Phobjikha Valley not only acting as a buffer zone, but providing essential habitat for several hundred Black-neck Cranes who over-winter there. JSWNP is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, trekkers and artists alike.