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Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan

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Nature comes alive in Phobjikha Valley, a vast bowl-shaped glacial valley on the edge of the Black Mountain National Park. This conservation area is well-known for black-necked cranes, who roost in dwarf bamboo groves in this 3,000 m (9,842 ft) valley. You can observe them from an indoor deck with telescopes. Yak, muntjacs, sambar deer, Himalayan serow, and foxes are among the wildlife sheltered by blue pine, birch, and maple forests. Take a nature trail and visit the 17th century monastery perched on a hillock ridge above the valley. Add Phobjikha Valley and other attractions to your Gangtey trip itinerary using our Gangtey trip builder app .
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  • Its a very peaceful and calm valley. Not much noise except for the occasional sound of arriving/departing vehicles. Nice scenic setup of mountains, trees, shrubs and animals. During the season this is...  more »
  • I visited the season time of back neck crane ( December) saw lots of back neck cranes an their voice for long kilometers with phobjika valley cool breeze... capturing on the top of phobjika valley is ...  more »
  • We seven people went for a day trip from Punakha to Phobjikha and back on same day on12th December, 2017. It is said to be the most beautiful Glacier valley park. Gangtey & Phobjikha are at the height...  more »
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  • This place is among the last places in Himalayas to experience Wilderness. It's a huge huge valley full of nothingness but peace, tranquility, black necked cranes (in winters) and nature only. If you want to witness how it is to live among nature, this place is for you. Don't expect too much luxury, although there are 3-5 star hotels. It's a long way from Thimphu and Punakha and roads are being widened by govt as on Feb 2018.
  • Buddhas effortlessly manifest infinite different forms to benefit sentient beings. Even though each form has exactly the same enlightened essence, in order to communicate with sentient beings in different ways, some forms appear as deities who are the manifestation of specific enlightened qualities. For example, Avalokiteshvara is the manifestation of compassion, Manjushri is the manifestation of wisdom, and Green Tara is the manifestation of the removal of obstacles. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche
  • I think rather than wasting time seeing Thimpu , Paro . People should more visit Phobjika valley & Bhumthang . Excellent for nature loving people .
  • This place is heaven. The entire valley is so beautiful. Be it green trees or wet filed, everything is soooooo soooooo beautiful. The nature's trail trek is amazing. You can actually get to see black necked crain from very close view. I had a very good experience in the valley. Looking forward to visit this place again!!!!!!
  • This place is awesome to get rid of city life
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