(9800 Ft Above Sea Level)

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Gangtey is categorised as Experiential

A view of the Gangteng Monastery (Photo Courtesy: stull17)
Gangtey Goempa (Photo Courtesy: stull17)
Gangtey Monastery (Photo Courtesy: stull17)
Phobjikha (Photo Courtesy: L Shyamal)
Phobjikha Valley (Photo Courtesy: stull17)

Reasons to Visit
  • Gangtey is a U shaped glacial valley named after the Gangteng Monastery in central Bhutan.
  • Gangtey (also known as Phobjikha Valley) is the winter home of the Black Necked Cranes who on arrival circle the monastery three times as well as while returning back to Tibet.
  • Gangtey Valley is known for its marshland, scenic and cultural uniqueness. An area of the valley has been declared as a protected area for the protection of the nature.
  • Gangtey Valley celebrates the colourful musk dance festival of Bhutan and the Crane festival each year during the winters.
  • Gangtey Valley is enclosed by mountain ranges and experiences snowfall during the winters.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Paro (170 kms)

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    Black Necked Crane Information Centre is situated on the edge of the forest and wetland along the Phobjikha Valley. The Centre has an observation room equipped with high-power telescope and powerful spotting scopes the cranes. The Centre even contains display information outlining the natural, cultural history of the area and a small gift shop which sells handicrafts made by the locals.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    Gangtey Goempa in the Phobjikha Valley is an important and one of the biggest Nyingmapa of Buddhism and the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition. The religious traditions of Pema Lingpa are still taught here.
    Buddhist Monastery

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  • Paro ( 170 Km )

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  • Mongar ( 300 Km )

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Nearest Airport in Gangtey
  • Paro Airport ( PBH ) , Paro-170 Kms
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