Known to the Bhutanese as ‘Druk Yul’ or ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, Bhutan is the last Buddhist Kingdom in the Himalayas.
Bhutan is a country where spirits and myths are an accepted part of daily life and where the Gross National Happiness of it’s people is used as an official measure of development by the government.
It is a country where sacred mountains remain unclimbed and fishing is banned from its pristine rivers.
Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley is a wide glacial valley and one of the most stunning areas within The Kingdom of Bhutan.
It is a protected nature reserve and winter roosting grounds of the endangered black neck cranes.
International flights arrive and depart from Paro daily. Spend 2-3 nights in Thimpu or Punakha before arriving at Gangtey Lodge before journeying by car or helicopter to Gangtey Lodge.
At Gangtey Lodge our authentic experiences enable guests to reconnect with themselves and their loved ones.
International flights arrive and depart from Paro daily. Carriers Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines operate daily flights to Bhutan from the main gateways of Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi and Kathmandu. Information on additional flights from India is available on the airline websites.
Bhutan is an incredibly safe country with crime and theft almost unheard of. It is also extremely safe for female, solo and LGBT travellers.
In order to appreciate at least three of the main tourist valleys, we would recommend 10 to 12 nights in the country.
Visa on arrival is issued by your local travel agent upon booking your trip and sent to you via email in advance to enable you to check-in at the airport for your inbound flight.
If you book directly with us we will introduce you to a trusted local travel company who will arrange your visa, guide, driver and other accommodation in different valleys.
Northern Hemisphere Spring and Autumn are normally considered the best times to visit Bhutan with beautiful warm days and cool nights.
However, winter has beautiful crisp sunny days perfect for walking. In Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley, late October to mid-March are the best times to see the endangered Black-neck cranes that come to roost in the valley.
Journey into the rich culture, mystique and history of Bhutan.