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The Black Neck Crane Festival

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Place: Gangtey Monastery

The Annual Black-necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Goemba, in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird that becomes an inseparable part their daily lives during the winter months.

Insight into Festival Duration, Dates, and Features

Crane Festival Features

The Black Neck Crane Festival was established to commemorate the arrival of the revered birds from Tibet and to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment.

Crane Festival Dates for 2022
  • Starting Date: 1st November 2022
  • Ending Date: 1st November 2022
Crane Festival Insights

The Gangtey Monastery will host the annual Black Necked Crane Festival in Bhutan in 2022 on November 11.

Crane Festival Highlights

Festival Packages

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days

The Black Neck Crane Festival

Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, WANGDUEPHODRANG

The Annual Black-necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Goemba, in Phobjikha valley.

The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird that becomes an inseparable part their daily lives during the winter months.

The annual black-necked crane festival is organized to generate awareness and understanding on the importance of conserving the endangered Black-necked cranes; to strengthen the linkages between conservation, economic welfare and sustainable livelihoods of the community; provide an avenue for the local community to renew their commitment to conservation of the black-necked cranes, and to showcase their cultural heritage and skills.

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