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A pleasurable trails for hikers and birdwatchers

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-06-02

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Phobjikha Valley offers some wonderful trails for hikers and birdwatchers. A pleasurable walk (around 2 hours) gives a nice feeling for Phobjikha valley. It is the most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trails in Bhutan. From the small hilltop overlooking Gangtey Goemba, head downhill through flower meadows to Semchubara village and from here through beautiful forests and into the open valley.

After passing a chorten and Khewa Lhakhang, the trail ends at the local community school; this involves a 30 minute walk up to the start of town. The Nature Trail can be combined with a visit to Gangtey Goemba and the local school. Gangtey Goemba is a 16th century monastery situated picturesquely at the hilltop at the edge of Gangtey village, making it the landmark structure of Phobjikha valley.

Gangtey Nature Trails and Hikes Phobjikha Valley

Gangtey Nature Trails and Hikes in Phobjikha Valley

One can spot Black necked cranes which migrates and comes here during late October to mid February.This is one of the most serene place of Bhutan. If you are visiting Phobjikha valley, a walk through the nature trail is must. Later through Seba Village reach Gangtey Goemba and then again walk via the easier route to Semchubra Village and then to Kingthang Village and may be even Yusa Village.


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