Though only minutes from Thimphu city, Zhiwa Ling Ascent feels a world away. From the park entrance, wind your way uphill via a beautiful scenic drive and breathe in the aroma of the many evergreen cypress trees clustered throughout. The cypress or ‘Tsenden’ as it is known locally, is revered in Bhutan for its strength and medicinal essential oil.
The 25 acre property borders the Motithang Takin Preserve - a wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Unlike Thimphu city, where your senses are in a state of overstimulation, there is no noise to be heard of. Experience peace and quiet like you’ve not experienced before.