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Popular Sites to Visit in Wangdue Phodrang :

Sitting on the top of a hill the formidable Dzong is the town’s most visible features. In the 17th century Wangdue Phodrang played a critical role in unifying western, central and southern Bhutan. The town itself is little more than an enlarged village with well-provided shops and hotels.

Wangdue to Trongsa roads is one of the prettiest in Bhutan passing by and through streams, forests and villages before ascending the Pelela Pass on the Black Mountain Ranges into the Trongsa valley. South of the highway is the Gangtey Gompa ,an old monastery dating from the 17th century. About an hour drive one can get wonderful view of Phobjikha valley which is the home of the endangered Black Necked Cranes who migrate to Bhutan from Central Asia Tibet in the winter months.

  • Phobjikha Valley / Gangtey Goenpa : Home to the Endangered Black Necked Cranes and amazing beautiful valley far from modernization. Peaceful and serene trails for Hikes and Walks across the valley.Gangtey monastery built in the 17th century.
  • WangduePhodrang Dzong : Beautiful Fortress perched on a hill facing the cluster of village houses.
  • Black Necked Cranes Festival : Very popular festival in this region. Creates awareness and celebrates the flying in of the Endangered Black Necked Cranes of Bhutan. This Festival takes place every year on the 11th of November coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of the Fourth King of Bhutan.

Excursion / Hiking in Wangdue Phodrang 

  • Phobjikha Valley day hike
  • Gangtey NatureTrails
  • Longtey Hike
  • Shashela Nomadic trail
  • Khotokha Trails