Black-Necked Crane Information Centre
Wangmo Hand-Woven Carpet Factory
Just below the Yue-Loki Guest House is this small handwoven carpet factory run by the same owners. Established in 1992 by a local woman,...
On the east side of the Phobjikha valley, opposite Tabiting, is the 15th-century Khewang Lhakhang, which features three two-storey...
This white chorten serves as a landmark on the popular Gangtey Nature Trail hike.
Black-Necked Crane Information Centre information
Your first stop in Phobjikha should be the Royal Society for Protection of Nature’s (RSPN) information centre, which has informative displays about the black-necked cranes and the valley environment. You can use the centre’s powerful spotting scopes and check what you see against its pamphlet ‘Field Guide to Crane Behaviour’. This is also the centre of the valley’s fledgling ecotourism initiative, and it can arrange mountain-bike hire (Nu 700 per day), a hiking guide (Nu 500) and local homestays.
If the weather’s iffy, you can browse the library and handicraft shop and watch a 15-minute video.