Gangtey – Phobjikha Valley

phobjika valley

The Gangtey or the Phobjikha valley is the most beautiful valley in western Bhutan. It is most popular as the winter roosting ground of the endangered Black-necked crane, which flies over the Himalayan Mountains from Tibet and comes all the way to Bhutan.

The annual Black-necked crane Festival also takes place in Phobjikha.

The scenic valley of Phobjikha is also a good break away from urban life and tourists get to experience village life and meet with local villagers. Adventure lovers can also do hike and short treks (for about 2 to 3 days) in Phojikha.

You can also experience farmhouse stay and try hot-stone bath and local cuisine. This valley is a photographer’s paradise.