Gangtey Holidays: An Overview

Make sure to pack your walking boots for any visit to Gangtey: the whole region is criss-crossed with well-maintained hiking trails, varying in difficulty but all offering spectacular views as guaranteed.

After travelling through the dense forests of the surrounding regions, you will reach the vast open space of the flat Gangtey Valley with the dramatic Black Mountains as a stunning backdrop. At 9,800ft above sea level, the surrounding Phobjikha Valley is also one of the country's few glacial regions.

The valley is also home to the families of the 140 gomchens - Vajrayana Buddhist priests - who maintain the impressive hilltop Gangtey Monastery, which is over 450 years old and a key base for the Nyingmapa School of Buddhism. From late October to mid-February the valley also hosts flocks of incredibly rare black-necked cranes, who come to escape the harsh winters of the Tibetan Plateau. Spotting these majestic cranes flying above you while hiking in the silent surrounds of the Himalayas is an incredibly magical experience that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.