Visit Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan
A short journey south off the main highway, the glacial Phobjikha Valley is worth a detour.
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.
For 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.
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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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.
Following the successful launch of three lodges in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, Six Senses Bhutan has already obtained a reputation for immersing guests into the historic, spiritual and cultural delights of this tantalizing Himalayan kingdom. It is now calling out to the curious with the opening of its fourth lodge, Six Senses Gangtey.
Just past the village of Gangtey and on the edge of the stunning Black Mountains National Park is the Dewachen built in traditional style. Both the rooms and the cosy restaurant look out across the farm and Phobjikha valley. The wonderful setting and relaxed atmosphere make this a lovely place to stay.
On a forested knoll, this comfortable eight suite lodge has broad views of the valley floor and the dominant 16th century Gangtey Goemba. A winding track leads guests through the forest and descends to the lodge that enjoys sweeping views of the stunning valley landscape.
Overlooking the surrounding valley, Gangtey Lodge offers 12 luxury farmhouse suites. Attentive staff and an overall feeling of luxury make this an ideal choice while staying in the Phobjikha Valley.