Black- Necked Crane Festival and Tour
- Gain magnificent views of the Himalayan Mountain Range,
- Visit Fortresses, temples, and monasteries
- Go bird watching and see the threatened black-necked crane
- Visit the world famous Tigers Nest Monastery
- Celebrate the Black-Necked Crane Festival
The Black- Necked Crane Festival and Tour begins with an introduction to Bhutan, and leads into the Black-necked Crane Festival, which was organized to raise awareness of the threatened black-necked crane. The celebration takes many forms, including dancing and singing. The tour celebrates the festival in Gangtey at the Gangtey Monastery.
The trip starts with sightseeing tours of temples, fortresses, landscape scenery, and wildlife. Landmarks of the trip include tours of the Memorial Chorten nunnery temple and mini zoo, Bhutanese traditional painting school, the Ik Heritage Museum, Tashichho Fortress, and a traditional paper making factory. The tour leads into a trip to the Black Mountain Range, where black-necked crane can be seen during winter. The following day, the tour will celebrate the black-necked crane in Gangtey by listening to folk songs, and watching dances and plays. Later the tour will hike to Khewa Lhakhang Temple and the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The tour concludes in Paro.
This is the perfect trip for cultural, and birding enthusiasts
Please note: This tour is only available November 7th through 14th.
Day 01: (07 Nov, Tuesday): Travel from Paro to Thimphu. -01 hr, 2,320 m / 7,610 ft
Day 02: (08 Nov, Wednesday): Go sightseeing in Thimphu
Day 03: (09 Nov, Thursday): Travel to Punakha. -03 hrs, 1,250 m / 4,100 ft
Day 04: (10 Nov, Friday): Travel to Gangtey. -03 hrs, 2,900 m / 9,510 ft
Day 05: (11 Nov, Saturday): Celebrate the Black Necked Crane festival
Day 06: (12 Nov, Sunday): Travel to Paro. -07 hrs, 2,250 m / 7,382 ft
Day 07: (13 Nov, Monday): Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
Day 08: (14 Nov, Tuesday): Conclude the tour in Paro.