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"an occasion for the locals to rejoice & celebrate the arrival of this majestic bird"

The Bhutan annual bird watching festival tour known as the black-necked crane festival is organized to generate awareness and understanding on the importance of conserving the endangered Black-necked cranes; to strengthen the linkages between conservation, economic welfare, and sustainable livelihoods of the community; provide an avenue for the local community to renew their commitment to the conservation of the black-necked cranes, and to showcase their cultural heritage and skills.

The festival includes cultural programs such as folk songs and dances (some with black-necked crane themes) and mask dances performed by the local people, crane dances, and environmental conservation-themed dramas and songs by the school children. The program usually starts at 9:30 am and lasts till late afternoon.

Nestled in the inner Himalayas at about 3000 meters above sea level, Phobjikha Valley is a wide alpine wetland valley that is considered the largest and the most significant wetland in the country. It is often cited for the harmonious existence of its inhabitants with nature and the valley also holds great cultural significance. The valley is the most significant wintering ground of the rare and endangered Black-necked cranes in Bhutan and has been protected since time immemorial by the local people’s traditional respect for all living beings. Every year, over 300 of the estimated 500 cranes that migrate to Bhutan spend their winter months in this valley. Additionally, the highly revered Gangtey Monastery that overlooks the wetlands surrounded by subsistence farms and natural forest areas makes Phobjikha a stunningly beautiful and sacred valley. Today, this glacial valley is an attraction not just to tourists but also to pilgrims.

The Black Necked Crane  Festival date is from the 11th of November 2024. for bookingplease e-mail us:

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2-3 PersonsUS $5,460/For 4* rate, write to usFor 5* rate, write to us
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Phubjikha ValleyHotel Dewachen / Phubjikha Resort 02NightsRKPO GanteyAman Kora & Six Senses
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Bumthang TangOgyen Choling 01NightNANA
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ThimphuHotel Thimphu Tower 01NightHotel Ariya ThimphuLe Méridien, Aman Kora & Six Senses
ParoHotel Paro Grand 02NightsNaksel Boutique Hotel & SpaLe Méridien, Aman Kora, Uma COMO & Six Senses
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1 PersonSUVsSUVs/Innova
2-3 PersonsSUVs/InnovaSUVs/Toyota Innova
4-7 PersonsToyota Hiace RoofToyota Hiace Roof
8-13 PersonsCoaster BusToyota Coaster Bus
14-20 PersonsCoaster BusToyota Coaster Bus
Note: The Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) 50% discounts of USD: 200 now USD:100/ per person per night for tourists goes towards activities that promote carbon-neutral tourism and build a more sustainable tourism sector. This includes offsetting the carbon footprint of tourists and upskilling workers in the sector. Indian tourists will pay a previously stipulated fee, which will be revised at a later date. The rate refers to the minimum sum paid by all tourists for an all-inclusive package tour to Bhutan. The above incentives will come into effect from 1st September 2023 and shall remain effective for four years till 31st August 2027. You can also visit the Tourism Department’s official website

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