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Idyllically set in the beautiful Phobjikha Valley, the little village of Gangtey is located in the Wangdue Phodrang District in Central Bhutan. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the spectacularly scenic surrounding area. Set at an altitude of 3000 metres, this village is tucked away in an ancient glacial valley featuring lush greenery and cultivated farmlands. The village of Gangtey is home to the 17th-century Gangtey Monastery, the only Nyingmapa monastery on the western slopes of the Black Mountains. In winter, visitors can spot the endangered black-necked cranes which migrate from the Tibetan Plateau and the vast plains of Central Asia to this warmer corner of the world. The lucky few can enjoy the famous Tshechu Festival, a lively and colourful annual celebration featuring a vibrant mix of games, costumes, dancing and drumming.

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