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Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan

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Valley Wildlife Area
Nature comes alive in Phobjikha Valley, a vast bowl-shaped glacial valley on the edge of the Black Mountain National Park. This conservation area is well-known for black-necked cranes, who roost in dwarf bamboo groves in this 3,000 m (9,842 ft) valley. You can observe them from an indoor deck with telescopes. Yak, muntjacs, sambar deer, Himalayan serow, and foxes are among the wildlife sheltered by blue pine, birch, and maple forests. Take a nature trail and visit the 17th century monastery perched on a hillock ridge above the valley. To visit Phobjikha Valley on your trip to Wangdue Phodrang District, use our Wangdue Phodrang District vacation route planner.
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  • We visited the valley in summer, so there were no cranes or snow. But the green valley has its own beauty. In the grassy slopes you see goats, horses and cows grazing, and the lush green slopes are ea...  more »
  • Phobjikha valley is for sure one of the very unique looking valleys in Bhutan. It is at 2930m approx above sea level. During the time of writing this review the cranes already left for Tibet but lucky...  more »
  • 51 of us arrived in 3 buses to this valley, the agency setup 30 2-person tents, we have army camp beds with a Coleman sleeping bag and a woollen blanket each. Reached here for a hot lunch and some res...  more »
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  • Habitat of black neck crane in winter. One of the most beautiful valley in Bhutan..!
  • One of the largest winter habitats of Black-necked Cranes. If you visit Bhutan and miss this beautiful and breathtaking valley, your trip is incomplete. Visit from November to February to witness cranes in the valley.
  • One of the best places in bhutan. The black necked cranes are so beautiful. This place is also called as the switzerland of bhutan
  • Calm,and serene, out of the world experience.
  • I came to know of Phobjika or Valley of Black Neck Cranes from National Geographic. to my suprise when I asked Make My Trip at Kolkata, their ever helping manager told me that he can arrange a trip. The Black Neck Cranes are a feast for eyes. they are height of a goat, wing spread is about 1.5 mtrs.and a huge bird. they are good fliers too with such a heavy body of about 5 kg. Few seconds and they can reach a height of about a km. There are very few hotels. The valley itself is picturesque. There is a Crane trail of about 2 km by foot, but the land is marshy with wooden planks at some places. But if you want to see the crane dance it is the place. But you can see Black neck Cranes only in winter and temperature is near zero, the marshy part less than that. you must be well equipped.