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.
Much of the goemba was restored recently. The views from here are beautiful and the mountain ranges stretch up from us.
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.
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.
Have a traditional hot stone bath in the woods.
Situated in Phobjikha Valley, this hotel features 16 charming guest rooms, which are traditionally decorated with a wooden bukhari in each room. Wi-Fi is not available here.View Gallery >
Locally owned Gakiling Guest House is located just behind the Black-Necked Crane Information Centre. The traditional wooden architecture of this guest house adds to its rustic charm. Wi-Fi is not available here.View Gallery >
Newly opened in September 2013, this lodge is best known for being designed by the famous Mary Lou Thomson. This luxurious lodge features 12 suites with in-built fireplaces.View Gallery >
This 8-suite lodge is identical to the lodge in Thimphu. Each room offers panoramic views of the hilltop monastery and the rolling grasslands below. A special treat is their traditional hot stone bath. A night here includes all meals and beverages, except premium alcohol, laundry, and shoe-cleaning services. Wi-Fi is available in common areas.View Gallery >
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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. >