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Phobjikha Valley

Phobjikha Valley

Phobjikha is a broad glacial valley with the mainstream twisting via the open meadow as well as thickets of dwarf bamboo. Farmlands inhabit the peripheral inclines where potatoes, as well as turnips, are expanded. The woodlands past the farms are primarily coniferous. The general greenery is made up of mainly blue yearn, birch, maple and numerous varieties of rhododendrons. The Central Valley occupied by the cranes in winter months has mainly dwarf bamboo. The duplicated grazing of the bamboos by the regional livestock and also horses in summer prepares the ground for the wintering cranes. The stunning Black-necked Cranes enhance the breathtaking views of Phobjikha in the winter season.

Tsechu, the vibrant Mask Dance Celebration of Bhutan as well as the Crane Festival welcoming the black-neck cranes in winter months are held every year in the districts of the Phobjikha Valley, in the Gangten Monastery courtyard. It likewise has a popular 3-days trek route.

The Phobjikha Valley is a vast glacial valley at an elevation of about 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) on the west side by the Black Mountains (Bhutan) (range above 5,000 metres (16,000 ft) elevation) that separates western and central Bhutan. The valley covers a lot of Phobji as well as Gangteng Gewogs and also some components of Athang Gewog and also includes the Gangteng Abbey, likewise known as Gangtey Gonpa, on a spur surrounded by the village Gangtey. The valley additionally organizes among the 8 Lings constructed by a wonderful Buddhist saint Longchenpa which is called Ngelung Drechagling.