Duration: 3 days
Entry & exit: Paro airport
Best Seasons: Throughout year except July & August
Place: Phobjikha, western Bhutan
• Great views of Bhutan’s country sides – villages, farms, local customs and culture. Nomad culture, language, lifestyle.
• Winter home of the elegant but endangered Black-necked Crane
• Gangtey monastery – the seat of the Peling branch of Vajrayana Buddhism
• Beautiful Khotokha valley
• Meadows, and forest of juniper, bamboo, magnolia and rhododendron
• Bhutan’s finest birdwatching areas.
We explore the glacial valley of Phobjikha – expansive, beautiful, and home of the endangered Black-necked Crane which flies down every winter from the Tibetan plateau. The valley also has the famous Gangtey Monastery, a huge Buddhist centre and place of worship. The trek is exhilarating, to say the least, as it takes us into verdant forests, lush green meadows, a mountain pass and a village which produces the famous Gogona cheese. We scour the land of the local nomads called Bjops who herd yaks, weave clothes from animal furs and live a simple life strictly in communion with nature. At right season, our trail will be carpeted with rhododendrons in full bloom besides an array of beautiful birds
3-star plus hotels, three meals, SUV/mini bus/coaster, guides, trekking gear, camping equipment, entry fees, mineral water, cultural program (in groups of 10 or more people), and taxes
Air tickets, travel insurance, drinks, visa fee, laundry.