Valleys Phobjikha

Phobjikha Valley, also known as Gangtey, is a quiet and remote glacial valley located on the western slopes of the Black Mountains at an elevation of 3,000m.

From November to March, it is the home of the black-necked cranes, which migrate from the arid plains of northern Tibet to spend their winter months.

After crossing Lawala Pass (3,360m), the road descends to the beautiful open valley of Phobjikha.

What to see

Gangtey Goemba

Much of the goemba was restored recently. The views from here are beautiful and the mountain ranges stretch up from us.

Gangtey Nature Trail

A two-hour hike through this notable wildlife sanctuary that is home to numerous flora and fauna. It is famous for the black-necked cranes that migrate from Tibet to the valley between late October to February.

Longtey Hike

A 4hr hike starting from Longtey Village, around Pele La Pass, towards Gangtey Goemba. Midway, you will be rewarded with a glorious view of Phobjikha Valley.


Walk through farmland, meet the locals and try your hand at archery.

Hot Stone Bath

Have a traditional hot stone bath in the woods.

Where to stay