Phobjikha valley and Gangtey Gongpa


The U shaped valley is best known for its marshland and popular for its scenic splendor and cultural uniqueness. It is also winter home for endangered black necked cranes. It also has 3 days trek route.

In this U shaped valley lies, largest Nyingma Monastery in western Bhutan, founded by Gyalse Pema Thinley in 1613. The Gonpa lies on the popular trekking route of the ‘Gangte trail’ which starts from the bottom of the Phobjika valley, passes through the Gangteng Valley, then climbs up to the Gangteng Gonpa, then goes through the Kumbu village on the east of the Gangteng Gonpa, passes through Gedachen, Khebaythang, the Kilkhorthang villages and finally touches the Kungathang Lhakhang. Walking on these trails will leave you with a exceptional experience.