Black Necked Crane Festival – 11 Days

Date: 11 Nov 2020

Black necked crane festival is annual festival which is held at Courtyard of Gangtey Goenpa in Phobjikha valley in Wangdue Phodrang district. It is held on 11th November every year coinciding with birth anniversary of His Majesty, 4th King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

First it was held in 11th November, 1998 at Phobjikha Valley near old school. This festival is initiated by Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN) as a part of Integrated Conservation & Development Program (ICDP). Till 2012 it was free for everybody to witness the festival but from 2013 organizer had made a rule to collect the entry fee from tourist amounting Nu. 500 per head. This collecting of entry fee was made to cover the cost of festival and remaining was kept for following year’s festival.


Sketch Itinerary for Black Necked Crane Festival:

  1. Paro Airport – Thimphu.
  2. Thimphu local sightseeing.
  3. Thimphu – Phobjikha.
  4. Phobjikha (Attend Festival).
  5. Phobjikha – Bumthang.
  6. Bumthang Sightseeing.
  7. Bumthang – Punakha.
  8. Excursion in and around Punakha with short hike.
  9. Punakha – Paro
  10. Excursion to Tiger’s Nest monastery.
  11. Depart Paro.

Detailed Itinerary:- sample itinerary

NOTE: Your arrival date plays a vital role in customizing your trip. You can contact us for further customization for any of festival tour in Bhutan.

Service Includes during Bhutan Festival Tour

  • Bhutan Visa (USD 40) arrangement service.
  • Government royalty (USD 65) and all the taxes.
  • Accommodations in 3 Star hotels.
  • Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • Full time English speaking Bhutanese guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the journey.

Excludes in the package during Bhutan Festival Tour

  • Flight fares.
  • Personal expenses.
  • FIT Surcharge for one (USD 40 per person/night) and two persons (USD 30 per person/night).
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Single room supplement charge USD 30 per room per night.
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost.
  • Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost.
  • Travel / Medical Insurance.

Bhutan Visa processing

  • Bhutan visa is pre-process by our company.  Scaned copy of your passport has to be send to us. Processing Bhutan visa will take upto 7 days at the max.
  • your passport must be valid for more than 6 months at the time of arrival in Bhutan

Note: There are regular flights from Kathmandu, Bangkok and Delhi to Bhutan.

Please check Drukair Flight Schedule 2019.

Main reason for organizing this festival is to make the awareness & to teach them & to make them understand the importance of Black-necked Crane which is endangered bird in the world.