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A short journey south off the main highway, the glacial Phobjika 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 cranes
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 Phobjika.

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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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    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.

    • Six Senses Gangtey, Gangtey Village

      Six Senses Gangtey

      Deluxe

      Following the successful launch of three lodges in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha , Six Senses Bhutanhas 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.

    • Thegchen Phodrang Guest House, Phobjikha

      Thegchen Phodrang Guest house

      Simple

      Thegchen Phrodrang Guest House is located in Gangtey, in the Phobjikha valley, close to Gangtey monastery.

    • Phuntshocholing Guest House, Phobjikha

      Phuntshocholing Guest House

      Simple

      Very much a locally owned and run property, this very simple guest house gives you an opportunity to experience the rural way of life.

    • Hotel Dewachen

      Dewachen Hotel

      Medium

      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 cozy restaurant look out across the farm and Phobjikha valley. The wonderful setting and relaxed atmosphere make this a lovely place to stay.

    • Gangtey Lodge, Phobjikha

      Gangtey Lodge

      Deluxe

      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.

    • Suite, Amankora Gangtey, Phobjikha

      Amankora Gangtey

      Deluxe

      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.