The most impressive natural sights are the snow-capped peaks of the high mountains in the Himalayas. The highest peaks in Bhutan are over 7,000 m (23,000 ft) high. It was a great view from the Dochula Pass.

The national animal of Bhutan is the Takin. It is a curious looking animal, it looks like a cross between a goat and a cow. It is as high as a large cow, but not quite as heavy. Other than that I didn't see any animals. You have to hike deep into the mountains to see anything else.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Plants and Animals

Colorful Leaves Spanish
Colorful leaves and Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides, german: Spanisches Moos, french: Mousse espagnole), a relative of the pineapple. (1234k)
Small Moth
Small moth. (770k)
Dragonfly Order Odonata
Dragonfly (Order Odonata (german: Libellen, french: ), suborder Anisoptera (german: Gro├člibellen, french: )). (1052k)
Bhutan Takin Budorcas
Bhutan Takin (Budorcas taxicolor whitei, german: Takine, french: Takin). It looks like a strange mixture between goat and cow. (1143k)
Bhutan Takin
Bhutan Takin. (992k)
Bhutan Takin Closeup
Bhutan Takin closeup. (784k)


Himalayas Air
The Himalayas from the air. (571k)
Moon Over Mountains
Moon over the mountains near Paro. They were around 3,000 m (9,800 ft) to 4,000 m (13,100 ft) high. (658k)
View High Himalayas
View of the High Himalayas in the distance from Dochula Pass. (689k)
View High Himalayas
View of the High Himalayas in the distance from Dochula Pass. (654k)
View Gangkhar Puesum
View of Gangkhar Puesum, the highest mountain in Bhutan (7,570 m (24,840 ft). It is the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. (609k)
View Gangkhar Puesum
View of Gangkhar Puesum while on approach to Paro. (546k)
View Jomolhari Chomolhari
View of Jomolhari (Chomolhari), the second highest peak in Bhutan, west of Paro. (765k)
View Jomolhari While
View of Jomolhari while on approach to Paro. (489k)

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