Gangtey/Phobjikha 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 breakaway 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.