Overlooked by the impressive Gangtey Gompa, the area is renowned for its black-necked cranes. These rare birds escape the cold Tibetan winters by sheltering in this lush valley.
Visit the Crane Information Centre, where you will receive detailed information regarding the Phobjika Valley and the black-necked cranes. The centre is also equipped with binoculars to watch the cranes. There will also be a chance to watch a 15 minute documentary about the endangered black-necked cranes.
It is worth spending a few days in this area as it offers some lovely day hikes, the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs after some long winding car journeys.