Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the north-western part of Bhutan covering an area of 1,545 square kilometres with 420 square kilometres of buffer zone encompassing parts of Trashiyangtse, Lhuentse, and Mongar district. This quaint sanctuary shares border with Tibet region of China and northeastern regions of India. The sanctuary has been equipped with extra security checks because of one of the endangered species that it protects, i.e. red panda.
Flora and Fauna
- The Red panda is considered to be a very calm and sluggish creature. They are believed to spend 14 to 18 hours on trees, eating twigs most of the times. It is always bewildering to see one of these endearing creatures.
- This protected area also hosts migratory and breeding grounds for black-necked cranes that come here every year from mid-November to early March. Bumdeling wildlife sanctuary is pure heaven for many butterflies. Almost 130 species of beautiful butterflies are known to inhabit here and watching them hovering around flowers is always remarkable.
The best season to visit this splendid place is from March to August.