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A short journey south off the main highway, the glacial Phobjikha Valley is worth a detour.

Gangtey Gompa

The 17th century monastery, Gangtey Gompa, is dramatically situated at the head of the valley and is inhabited by the monks during the summer months.

Black-necked cranes

Black-necked cranesFor ornithologists there is the opportunity to watch rare black-necked cranes which migrate from the high plains of the Tibetan plateau in winter to the milder climate of Phobjikha.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Phobjikha Valley

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Phobjikha Valley, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Phobjikha Valley

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Phobjikha Valley, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Phobjikha Valley at its best.

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      Festivals of Bhutan

      Festivals of Bhutan

      Festivals are very important to Bhutanese people, they're a great excuse to celebrate and socialise. We can highly recommend incorporating a festival into your tailor-made trip to Bhutan, as an ideal way of immersing yourself in the country's culture.

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    Accommodation choices for Phobjikha Valley

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Phobjikha Valley. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.