3,000 m


Gangtey Monastery

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About Gangtey

In the mountain east of Wangduephodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey. The village of Phobjikha scattered around the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley is the winter home of Black-necked cranes (Grus nigricollis), which migrate from the arid plains of Tibet in the north, to pass the winter months in a milder climate. Within ambit of the valley, an area of about 163 sq. km has been declared a protected area, which is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN).