Bhutan is divided into three zones, from the altitude of 4000m and above, this zone mostly comprises high-altitude scrub on alpine grassy and stony slopes. The temperate Zone (2000m-4000m) the vegetation in this zone mostly comprises of conifer or broadleaf forest, and Subtropical Zone (150m-2000m) with the tropical and subtropical vegetation, due to this wide range of altitudinal and climatic, Bhutan has diverse and rich flora and fauna. Further, Bhutan is also a home for the 60% of the plants species that are found in the eastern Himalayas. 300 species of medicinal plants and close to 46 species of rhododendrons are found in Bhutan, beside some commonly found species include Junipers, Magnolias, Orchids, Blue Poppies (the national flower), Edelweiss, Gentian, various medicinal herbs, Daphne, Giant Rhubarb, Pine and Oak trees.
On this tour you can experience the magnificent flora and fauna on your treks and hikes through beautiful virgin forest, pristine Himalayan Mountains. Visiting some ancient fortresses and monasteries are included as part of your sightseeing.
Pema Dawa comes from a remote village in Bhutan and has grown up in a village surrounded with beautiful and pristine forests and many local people who have lots of knowledge on the plants around. It is often said that people from his village can survive a month in the forest with their knowledge on the plants. After he graduated from Sherubtse College, oldest university in Bhutan, he decided to become a tour guide. In order to enhance his knowledge Pema, continue his interest in flora and fauna by going with some foreign botanist expert as co guide and also lead successfully many botanists tour on his own. He is one of the few guides who received advance training on nature guides conducted by Ugyen Wangchuk Institue on Conservation and Environment, and topped the botany exam.
Pema is also enthusiastic birder and well proficient in local culture, history and tradition with good command of the English language.