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About Phobjikha Valley

The Phobjikha Valley ཕོབ་སྦྱིས་ཁ spelled as Pho-sbis-kha, is a vast U-shaped valley in central Bhutan. The valley houses one of the impressive ancient Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan known as Gangteng Monastery of the Nyingma sect in central Bhutan.

Phobjikha—the valley so beautiful—is known as the winter home of the rare Black-necked Cranes. The landscape is breathtaking and the valley sits on an unusually quiet mountain. The visit to this valley will come with three-fold benefits, and those are; first, you will get to visit the valley that looks no less beautiful than Switzerland. Second, you will get to see the black-necked cranes which are as rare of blue diamond in the world. And third, that the valley is so sacred. There is a monastery right that belongs to one of the reincarnations of the Great Terton Pema Lingpa. A blessing from this monastery will be a merit in your life.


Arrive Paro International Airport (2200 meters above sea level) at any time and transfer to Thimphu.
In Thimphu (2300m), if time permits, take an orientation walk in town, do shopping and get settled in.

Meals Included: Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel 

Hike to Chari or Tango Monastrary (2850m) in the morning hours.
In the afternoon, visit National Memorial Chorten and drive to Buddha-point to view the beautiful Thimphu valley. Then travel to Takin Park to see the national animal of Bhutan.
In the evening, visit the traditional paper factory, followed by a visit at Changzamtog Weaving Centre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel 

Enjoy a full day of exploration including a visit to Dochula Druk Wangyel Chorten (108 victory stupas) at Dochula Pass (3150m), Chhimi Lhakhang (temple of fertility), Punakha Dzong (1200m), and Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel

Hike through rice terraces and forests to Khamsum Yueley Chorten.
Ramble through the suspension bridge.
In the afternoon, go for river rafting.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Travel to Gangtey and visit the monastery of Gantey Goenpa, known to hold some of the most sacred relics in Bhutan.
Hike to beautiful Phubjikha valley (3000m).  There we’ll visit an old temple and make an offering. This evening, stop at the village of kewa (meaning potato in Dzongkha language) and visit a local family’s farm for a cooking demonstration and home cooked dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel

Visit Black-Necked Crane Centre, one of the most ecologically sensitive areas in Bhutan, in the morning.
Travel to Paro.
Visit to Paro Dzong and National Museum and Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples built in 8th century.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel

Hike to tiger nest famously known as Taktsang Monastery (2900M). It will take at least 2 hours to reach the monastery.
Enjoy cultural program and dinner in pure Bhutanese style in the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel

Depart from Paro International Airport

What's Included

  • Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
  • Accommodations in listed or similar hotels (pleasant hotels 3 star) during the tour.
  • All meals, including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the trip.
  • All land transfers, sightseeing with entrance fees
  • Bottled water in the vehicle and other camp services.

What's not Included

  • Luxury hotel upgrades available at additional cost.
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Drinks like beer, whisky, coke, fanta and Mineral water
  • Telephone and internet