Wangduephodrang is one of the largest dzongkhags (districts) in the country. As the district covers 4,308 sq km and ranges from 800-5800 m in altitude it has extremely varied climatic conditions ranging from Sub-Tropical forests in the south to cool and snowy regions in the north.
Places to see in Wangdue
Phobjikha valley is a conservation area recognized primarily for its ecological richness and prime winter habitat of the Black-necked Cranes (Grus nigricollis) with approximate of 300 cranes every winter. The area is situated at the north western periphery of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park. The area falls within the administrative boundaries of two Gewogs of Gangtey and Phobji under Wangduephodrang district. Phobjikha is a wide alpine wetland valley with… Read More »
Gangtey Goempa, the Gangtey monastery, is perched a top a small hill that rises from the valley floor. The Monastery is surrounded by a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens who take care of the Monastery. In winter this families, together with the monastery’s ten monks, move away to another monastery, a day’s walk to the south. Gangtey, which is now controlled by the government,… Read More »
The Annual Black-Necked Crane Festival – 11th November The Annual Black-necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Gonpa, in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird which becomes an inseparable part their daily lives during the winter months. The annual black-necked crane festival is organized to generate awareness and understanding on the… Read More »