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Where to Stay in Royal Manas Park
Since the opening of Royal Manas National Park in 2010, numerous lodges, eco-camps and tourist standard hotels had sprung with different themes and views so that the visiting tourist could experience the natural beauty of the park.
With the aim to enhance and build sustainable tourism opportunities in the park, the NGO like WWF UK had also funded in building the basic infrastructure and lodges in strategic location in the park.
1. Marang Jungle Camp
5 minutes drive from Panbang town in Zhemgang, you will reach Marang Jungle Lodge, by the Marangdud river that joins Dangmechu, a few meters from the lodge.
It has 8-semi permanent tent like camps, each consisting of one rooms with twin bedded facilities. The beds are comfortable and the tents are more luxurious than it appears. The rest rooms are though 2 meters away from the camps.
2. Panbang Eco Lodge
Alongside the Dangmechu river, in the midst of thick leaved coniferous forest with the various species of bird chirping in the morning and evening, Panbang Eco Lodge is located idly for the nature lovers. It’s the best way to connect with Mother Nature like river, birds, forest and fresh air.
Each room has twin beds with comfortable bed and spate washrooms. With the favorable weather conditions, most of the vegetables are grown on the back yard kitchen garden, organic and fresh.
3. Manas Hotel
The only tourist standard hotel in the Manas National Park in Panbang area is Manas Hotel. There are two three storied building, one recently built with new infrastructure and amenities.
The standard may be below 3 star but with proper attached washroom, comfortable bed and other modern amenities, it’s the only best option if you are not used to adventuring the nature call outside the room in the night.
4. Zilon Guest House
Located on the Panbang Zhemgang highway, Zilon Guest House has a view of the small village and small shops on the road side. The rooms are basic but with comfortable bed and attached bathrooms.
Just below the guests house is the traditional bamboo craft shop funded by the Royal Government of Bhutan that sells produces made of canes and bamboos. A visit to this shop, you will have first hand experiences of how bamboo and cane goods are made by hand and by the local people.
5. Bird View Guests House
A few meters ride above the Panbang Zhemgang highway, after crossing Dungkhag Administration, Pangbang is where Bird View Guests House is located. It’s a family run guests house with only 2 rooms with attached washrooms and 3 rooms with common washrooms.
There are also additional extension going with the banana leaves roof, comfy bed and good view of the Manas National Park.
6. Pantang Eco Lodge
If you drive from Trongsa, idle place and location to have lunch is in a village called Pantang. It has two or three houses, agriculture centers and a primary school. Half an hour drive from this village you will reach Pantang Eco Lodge.
It has two concrete structures with comfortable bed, attached washroom and a view of Pantang Village and a river nearby. It has a open dinning hall for you to get immersed into outdoor feelings and getting connected with the nature.