Black Necked Crane Festival

The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful and amazing pilgrim spots in Bhutan which is located about two hours drive from wangdue town, where you will definitely feels heaven on earth.

Black Necked Crane Festival
The annual Black Necked Crane festival is celebrated int he courtyard of Gangteng Monastery in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of majestic bird Black necked cranes from Tibetan plateau during the winter months and which are held as a religious blessing by the people of Phobjikha and its also consider as a big events. it is held on 12 November annually.

The festival includes several cultural programs such as folk song and dances and also mask dances performed by the local people and students.

The festival is organized by the Phobjikha Environment management committee , a local group composed of elected local leaders, a strong female component , government representatives, monks, and Royal Society for the Protection of Nature(RSPN) representatives. Festiival has become a part of the local culture in the society ever since it was first initiated by RSPN in 1998.


Bhutan is rich in cultural diversity and this richness is further enhanced by the wide variety of elaborate and colorful religious festivals that are celebrated throughout the country. Every village is known for their unique festival though the most widely known is the annual...

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