Altitude : 325m/1066ft
Much of Sarpang District consists of environmentally protected areas with an incredible biodiversity. Sarpang is bisected by a wide swath of biological corridor connecting all three environmentally protected areas. The country’s first and only safari experience will soon be offered here and it is well worth a visit. The small settlement in Sarpang is ethnically diverse with members of every ethnicity in Bhutan present here. The diverse population gives visitors an interesting cultural experience with a wealth of disparate religions and traditions.
Places To See
Gelephu Tshachu or hot spring is mainly frequented by the local residents but in winter people from all over Bhutan journey here to cure themselves of diseases. Visitors can also try out the ancient Bhutanese tradition of ‘Menchu’ or Hot Stone Baths. In this method water is heated by submerging red-hot stones into the bath and then used it to bathe and soak. This is a popular curative method that is used throughout the country.
Royal Manas National Park
Royal Manas National Park is protected park is the oldest nature preserve in the Kingdom of Bhutan. It’s incredible biodiversity includes hundreds of rare animal and plant species such as Golden Langurs, Gangetic Dolphins and the Asian One-horned Rhinoceros that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. The park is the most biologically diverse protected area in the kingdom as well as one of the most outstanding nature preserves worldwide.