Black necked crane festival
The Black-Necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Gonpa, in Phobjikha valley to herald the coming of endangered and majestic birds . It is held on 11th of November , coinciding with the birthday of our fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuk. The festival is uplifting with mask dances , crane dances and other cultural items.
The annual black-necked crane festival is organized with the intention to generate awareness and understanding of conserving the endangered Black‐necked cranes. It is also a time for the local villagers to come together and celebrate the festival with their friends and family.
The tour begins from the beautiful Valley of Paro, where you will be heralded by open space, mud thatched houses and dotted monasteries including the famous Tiger Nest. As the tour proceeds you will be visiting Thimphu and Punakha which boasts a fine collection of landmarks and cultural sightseeing places. And at Gangtey we can witness the Black Necked Festival and also try out refreshing Nature Trail Hikes.
Duration: 8 Nights/ 9 Days
Location:Paro- Punakha- Phobjikha- Thimphu
11 November, 2023 ( The Festival is held on the 11th of November every year )
Witness the coming of the endangered Black Necked Crane with the Black Necked Crane Festival in Gangtey.
Blend with the locals by donning the unique Bhutanese clothing in your favorite colors and patterns
Explore the valleys of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha & Gangtey
Visit Dochula Pass a wonderful sight at 3100m adorned with a concentration of 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens”. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the snow-laden Himalayas from the pass.
Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery or the Taktsang Goemba. Perched on a mountain cliff at 900 meters above the Paro Valley floor, a breathtaking sight to behold. It is Bhutan’s most religious and iconic landmark.
Visit the many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs) and museums.
Visit timeless traditional villages tucked away in pristine mountain landscapes
Transport yourself to the realm of timeless Buddhist culture, where its pure traditions have flourished since the dawn of time.
Journey through the lesser travelled roads
Explore ancient monasteries, fortresses (dzongs), and Museums
Sustainable Development Fee to the Government of Bhutan which goes towards the development of schools. hospitals. etc.,
Accommodations in 3- star properties. (Can be upgraded to 4 & 5-star with additional Premium)
All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Certified English Speaking Bhutanese Guide.
All ground transportation
All internal taxes and charges including Entry Fees
Mineral Water while traveling
Complimentary from company:
Traditional Hot Stone Bath
Airfare (can be arranged with us)
Any Expenses of Personal Nature
Tips for the guide and driver