Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang District

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#1 of 6 in Nature in Bhutan
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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  • We reached the visitors centre a couple of hours after the last of the cranes left for the summer. Despite this, my walk from Gangte monastery was still one of the highlights of my trip. The views wer...  more »
  • A very beautiful place to visit for eco tourists and nature lovers. One of the only places to spot Black necked crane. The early morning walk through the wetland nature trail gives a breathtaking view...  more »
  • Easily our favorite part of Bhutan! We were here in January & got to see the black-necked cranes in full glory. The birds are graceful & majestic. Bhutan is doing a great job at conserving them. Howev...  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.
  • tremendous view 😍😍😍😍😍😍 there are plenty of options for homestay... travellers must experience a homestay at Gangtey.. without going there, Bhutan tour will not be fulfilled 😍😍😍😍😍😍
  • 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 .
  • Beautiful scenery. .Road is in making..was rough ride..but worth it.
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