MOST SPECTACULAR Sites & Sights Gangtey

Destination Gangtey
Date 23/02/20
Local Time 11:23
Weather 1°Celsius

About Gangtey

Frozen in time, untouched by modernization, Phobjikha, is an unusual and quiet vale that borrows its other name from the Gangtey goempa which majestically towers over a ridge above the bowl-shaped glacial valley, surrounded by an entire village of gomchens who take care of the monastery. 

Primeval, picturesque and unsullied, this part of the Wangdue Phodrang District of central Bhutan is the abode of tranquility and creatures like the muntjacs, wild boars, sambar, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan serow, leopards and foxes. Rare species of birds flock to the region. The beautiful back necked cranes are winter visitors, who ceremonially fly around the Gangtey monastery thrice each time they arrive and as they leave.

Climate

jan
Advance
Temperature
-17.4 °C
Feb
-6.6 °C
mar
-2.4 °C
apr
Advance
Temperature
1 °C
may
4.1 °C
jun
7.7 °C
jul
Advance
Temperature
8.7 °C
Aug
8.2 °C
sep
6.4 °C
oct
Advance
Temperature
1.3 °C
nov
-2.5 °C
dec
-5.3 °C

Attractions

Gangtey Goempa

Black Necked Crane Information Centre

Wangmo Hand Woven Carpet Factory

Kumbhu Lhakhang

Nyelung Dechenling Lhakhang

Damchen Lhakhang

Khewang Lhakhang

Festivals

Wangdue Tsechu

Wangdi, 06 -08 Oct’19

Gangtey Tsechu

Gangtey Goempa Phobjikha, 10-13 Oct'19

Black-necked Crane Festival

Gangtey Goempa, Phobjikha, 11 Nov'19