Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang Overview

Phobjikha Valley, located in Wangdue Phodrang District is one of the few glacial valleys in the country. It is distinctly different from the others in the sense that it is shaped like a bowl due to the glacier that existed before and hence is much flatter as compared to others in its category. Phobjikha valley would suit the taste of all nature-lovers, hikers, trekkers and those with a keen interest in birds.

It boasts of being the winter home of the endangered Black Necked Crane who fly to the valley and is also one of the most important conservation sites in Bhutan. Phobjikha valley offers not just trips to spiritual and religious Lhakhangs and Goembas but also hiking and walking trails along which one can encounter the most beautiful of views of birds and landscape alike. The region is also known as Gangtey after the Gangtey Goemba, which provides a wonderful view of the entire valley and is an important site related to Saint Pema Lingpa.

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