Indellible impressions of surprising beauty! One of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan, surprises the unsuspecting visitor with its wide flat valley sans any trees, after a hard climb through dense forests, augmented by an impression of vast space – an extremely rare experience where most of the valley’s are tightly enclosed.

Themes

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wildlife

Highlights

  • Phobjikha Valley
  • Gangtey Monastery
  • Black Mountain National Park

Places to Stay

Amankora Gangtey

Style: Resort

Set in the remote wilderness of the Phobjikha valley near the unspoilt village of Gangtey, is the luxurious 8-suite Amankora.

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Dewachen

Style: Heritage

Encircled by lovely pine forests of Gangtey is the charming and rustic Dewachen Hotel.

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Gangtey Goenpa

Style: Heritage

Founded by the dynamic husband and wife duo, Brett and Omar Melzer, the Gangtey Goenpa is a luxurious lodge nestled in the Eastern Himalayas.

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Trekking in Gangtey

Style: Camp

Trekking through picturesque trails meandering through serene forests and ancient villages.

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Activities in Gangtey

City Highlights of Gangtey

In the mountains east of Wangduephodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. Trek to Phobjikha valley (3,000m). Visit Gangtey Goenpa monastery, perched on a small hill that rises from the valley floor, one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The Gangtey Monastery is the only Nyingmapa monastery on the western side of the Black Mountain and the biggest Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan. Notice how it is surrounded by a large village, inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens who care for the monastery. Visit also Black Mountain National Park; go fishing; take pony rides/treks and feed monks-in-training at the Gangtey Shedra.

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