The Phobjikha Valley Trek is extremely popular and also part of the Gangtey treks that are avidly promoted by the Bhutanese Government as part of ecotourism in the beautiful Kingdom of Bhutan.
Phobjikha also known as Phubjikha in the past, with kha meaning valley, is the starting point of this adventurous trek. The trekking trail takes you through the splendid U- shaped glacial valley which lies at a height of 3000 meters and the trekking enthusiasts can go through remote villages, picturesque meadows, vast fields and ancient monasteries.
Also known as the Gangtey Gagona Trek since it takes you through the isolated valleys of Gogona, Phobjikha and Gangtey Gompa, this trekking route can take you through some mixed bamboo and fir forests, cultural Dzongs and museums in Paro and Thimpu. The valley lies to the east of the Wangdue Phodrang mountains and is also home to the rare black necked cranes that migrate here during the winter season and can be spotted during the winter treks.One can also visit the Taktshang monastery which is held in high esteem by all Buddhists. The trek also covers the Gangteng Gompa monastery which is part of the Nyingma sect of Monasteries that is nestled in the black mountains.
The Phobjikha Valley Trek covers major areas of scenic splendor and cultural uniqueness showcasing the best of Bhutan.