Phobjikha is a valley in Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan.

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View over the valley

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The average temperature is 8°C. The warmest month is July with 15°C and the coldest is January with 0°C. The summers are wet with most rain falling between June and August during the monsoon season.

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  • Gantey Monastery - an important monastery in the Nyingma sect of Buddhism and the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition.

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Dancer at the Black-neck crane Festival in front of the Gantey Monastery
  • Black-neck crane Festival. An annual festival is held in November to celebrate the return of the birds from their summer nesting grounds in Tibet. There is a US$50 attendance fee, which is used to fund local community projects. (Warning: due the black-neck crane's endangered species status and also because of the special position it holds in Bhutanese folk law, deliberately injuring a bird is a crime punishable by life imprisonment.)
  • Phobjikha Valley trek is popular and takes three days to complete

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Gakilling Guest House

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