Bhutan Botanical Tour
The tiny kingdom is renowned for its not only diverse wildlife species, rich natural forest and stunning landscape with snow-clad peaks; the kingdom is also blessed with wealth of diverse wild flowers. Ascending from the southern tropical vegetation with an altitude ranging between 150m – 1000m the valley gives ways to different species of wildflowers including lantana camara, bidens pilosa, persicaria nepalensis, tagetes minuta, ipomoea purpurea, osbeckia stellata, persicaria nepalensis, luculia gratissima, mussaenda roxburghii, justicia adhatoda, leptodermis amoena, cyanotis vaga, mazuz sureulosus, phytolaccacea acinosa etc. Further north in an amazing matrix of broad valleys and densely forested hillside in the inner Himalaya the pristine valley and hillside paves ways to rich wild flowers including benthamidia capitata, ranunculus brotherusii, tagetes patula, arctium lappa, cannabis sativa, lilium nanum, daphne bholua, potentilla fruticosa, spiraea arcuata, crisium falconeri, rhododendrons, pycnoplinthopsis bhutanica, pracocephalum tanguticum, lobelia pyramidalis, lilium sherrifiae, fragaria nubicola etc.
Explore Bhutan Botanical Photography Tour with Wild Mountain Adventure, seeing the pleasant sights of the wild and domestic flowers in abundance, appreciating seeing wide array of its natural plants with blossom flowers. Unlike any other standard tour, we will take you one step deeper into the kingdom where few tourist go, deep into the remote parts of the country far from the heavily crowded tourist sites. Truly, you will capture incredible amount of diverse wild flowers as you join any of our Bhutan Botanical Photo Safari. Depending upon client’s requirements we also offer holidays with a wider theme in seeing the birds, wild animals and other aspects of cultural and historical sites.
Seasons of abundant growth of flowers
Spring: March, April, and May. Spring fills the landscape with myriad flora and fauna. There is a unique sense of peace and contentment in the environment offering visitors an amazing display of flowers. It has the pear and apple in blossoms which add a dainty touch to the valleys as their pink and white blooms add a sense of new wonder to the land that is about to burst with abundant growth again. Rhododendrons, Magnolias and many other flowering shrubs in full bloom.
Flowers that are in bloom: Magnolia campbellii, Prunus carmesina, Piptanthus nepalensis, Malus haccata, Berberis asiatica, Anemone rivularis, Taraxacum officinale, Taraxacum mitalii (Dandelion), Primula griffithii, Primula denticulate, Caltha palustris, Plantago depressa, Fragaria nubicola, Lobelia pyramidalis, Rhododendron wallichii, Rhododendron arboreum, Rhododendron triflorum, Daphne bholua, Justicia adhatoda, Ranunculus brotherusii etc.
Summer: June, July and August. Summer is an abundant time of the year and mark with abundant growth of wild flowers which are in bloom and the valleys are covered in green, weeping willows sweep the banks of many of the rivers and the pinecones glisten in the sun, so full with resin they are ready to plummet to the ground. This season is a botanist’s delight as rhododendrons, wild azaleas, and masses of wildflowers including the edelweiss cover the meadows like carpet.
Flowers that are in bloom: Meconopsis sherriffii, Meconopsis bella, Meconopsis grandis, Meconopsis paniculata, Gentiana phylloculata, Rhodiola crenulata, Rhodiola himalensis, Rosa himalensis, Rosa sericea, Rosa brunonii, Lantana camara, Accanthocalyx nepalensis, Notholirion macrophllun, Magnolia globosa, Buddleja colvilei, Datura starmonium, Pieris formosa, Cardiocrinum giganteum, Aster himalaicus, Artemisia absinthium, Strobilanthes wallichii, Monotropa hypopithus, Saxifraga melancentra etc.
Autumn: September, October and November. This three months are the most busiest, crowded and popular times of the year for tourism in Bhutan. The period offers mostly azure skies, good snow views, minimal rainfall, and a range of festivals called Tshechus and Drubchens. The rice field ripens to a golden brown ready for harvest and the vast landscape cast a bright golden glow with excellent scenery. The profusion of color will be missed but will be rewarded with virtually no haze to cloud of the snow covered Himalayan mountain ranges.
Flowers that are in bloom: Gentiana Veitchiorum, Saussurea sughoo, Lomatognium brachyantherum, Colquhounia coccinea, Bidens pilosa, Persicari nepalensis, Impatiens cristata, Tagetes minuta, Elsholtzia fruticosa, Taraxacum platycarpum, Ipomoea purpurea, Swertia multicaulis, Anaphalis contorta, Osbeckia stellata, Verbascum Thapsus, Cosmos bipinnatus, Persicaria nepalensis, Laculia gratissima, Leptodermis amoena, Cyanotis vaga, Tagetes patula etc.
Winter: December, January and February. Winter is another best time to visit Bhutan. It is recommended for those who do not mind the cold. The winter months have its own moments. The days are full of sunshine while evening can turn chilly though generally it is not too cold. The winter landscape lays bare the majestic of the mountains and the sweeping valleys. Soft tufts of cold drape lazily over mountaintops as if waiting for new life to blow it across the landscape. It provides the best for spectacular snow views of the Greater Himalayas under the blue sky.