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Arrival in the Phobjika Valley

Day 1

Arrival in the Phobjika Valley

To begin this trip you’ll be driven to Gangte, a small town situated on the edge of the Black Mountains. Here you’ll visit Gangte Goemba, a large monastery on the valley rim. It offers a fantastic vantage point for panoramic views of the beautiful valley below. After visiting the Goemba you’ll travel down into the wide, green Phobjikha Valley. The valley is known for the rare black-necked cranes that winter here.

According to many, this is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas, and we agree. While here you can visit The Crane Centre for information about the black necked cranes that winter here from November to February. It’s also a great starting point for hikes in the valley and after your own walk through the rolling scenery your driver will take you to your hotel. It has sweeping views of Phobjikha Valley and is built in typical Bhutanese style with pastel colours, wood carvings and a cosy log burner in the restaurant.

Trees in the Phobjica Valley

Day 2

Departure from the Phobjikha Valley

On the second day, after breakfast, you’ll be picked up by your driver as this Bhutan trip draws to a close and your adventure continues to your next destination. Depending on where you are headed, you could spend a few hours walking through the parts of the valley you missed yesterday.

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“Bhutan felt like a fairy-tale to me; a land where the locals wear traditional dress and archery is practiced against a backdrop of green valleys and blue skies. Visit this country, and you’ll soon believe in legends.”

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