Located in the remote Phobjikha Valley, Gangtey has become a popular destination for trekkers who want to experience this scenic region, which is fabulously rich in wildlife. Gangtey is most renowned for the Black Necked Cranes, who migrate here from Tibet every winter culminating in the annual Black Neck Crane Festival held every November.
The Phobjikha Valley is a protected reserve for the black necked cranes and remains untouched from the outside world. The small villages within the valley are small and quaint with just a few farmhouses dotted around the area, its remote location and stunning design in the heart of Bhutan, allows one to take a step back in time, away from the stresses and distractions of modern day life. The Gangtey Gompa sitting at the head of the valley is a rustic, yet impressive monastery and well worth a visit especially for evening prayers.
This area is best explored on foot where you can truly immerse yourself in the experience of the local culture and explore Kumbu village as well as  Gedachen and Khebayathang villages.
The real highlight of this area is the annual Black Neck Crane Festival held in the Gompa every November celebrating these rare birds that migrate here from the Tibetan Plateau in October and stay until March.

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