Black necked Crane Festival

The welcoming of the rarest birds

Recommended Duration: 8-10 Days

Price: $250 Onwards

Places Covered: Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdue

Kinley Tshering

Festival expert and Historian

Why this Tour

Among the rarest festivals for a rare bird in Bhutan

The annual Blacked- Necked Crane festival is celebrated on November 11 every year at the courtyard of Gngtey Goenpa in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this rare and glorious bird which becomes an inseparable part of their each day lives during the winter months. The festival is organized to create awareness and understanding of the significance of conserving the endangered Black-Necked Cranes.

When the majestic birds migrate to and from Bhutan, these rarest of the rare birds are said to circle the Gangtey Goenpa 3 time. The locals believe this is a gesture of gratitude the birds convey for their peaceful stay in the valley of Phobjikha.

The 11th of November is also the birth anniversary of the Fourth King of Bhutan which makes the celebration even more auspicious.

The festival includes cultural programs such as folk songs and dances (some with black-necked crane themes) and mask dances performed by the local people, crane dances and environmental conservation-themed dramas and songs by school children


The welcoming of the rare and majestic birds in the country.


what's included

We being a licenced travel agents operating directly under the Tourism council of Bhutan are mandated to provide our valued guests with a few services and the others are because we wouldn't want our guests to have anything less.

  • All Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • A Licensed English speaking travel guide
  • All internal Transportation
  • Monumental entry fees
  • Tourist sim cards
  • Bottled drinking mineral water
  • Evening Tea

What You Need to Know

  • The cost to visit Bhutan is mandated by the government and not abiding by the costing is illegal and not advisable
  • The best time to visit Bhutan is March to May and September through to November.
  • Visiting in a group of more than three at a time reduces the cost.
  • Bhutan consists of sub tropical, sub-alpine and alpine regions in-spite of being a small country
  • Bhutan has four seasons consisting of summer, autumn, spring and winter
  • The country is carbon negative and consists of about 72 percent of forest coverage
  • You will need to contact a registered travel agent to Book a tour to Bhutan

ambo Tip: Extend your stay for about 15 days and explore the mesmerizing eastern Bhutan


Why We Love This Tour

  • The welcoming of a rare kind of bird with a festival is something not seen everywhere
  • The tour takes you into the heart of one of the most beautiful places in the country
  • Since the tour is in Phobjikha, it covers other amazing places like Thimphu, Paro and Punakha
  • The timing of the festival is in November when the weather is almost always romantic in Bhutan
Best time to Visit

A few days prior to the 11th of November and the festival is celebrated on the 11.

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Tour Cancellation Policy

  • 90% refund if tour canceled within 90 Days from the start of the tour.
  • 50% refund if tour canceled within 60 Days from the start of the tour.
  • 25% refund if tour canceled within 30 Days from the start of the tour.
  • No Refund if tour canceled less than 30 Days from the start of the tour.

Flight Cancellation Policy

  • 75% refund if Air Ticket canceled within 90 Days from the start of the tour.
  • 50% refund Air Fare canceled within 60 Days from the start of the tour.
  • 25% refund Air Fare canceled within 30 Days from the start of the tour.
  • No Refund for Tickets canceled less than 30 Days from the start of the tour.