4. Gray Langurs play a significant role in the fauna of Bhutan. On our way to Phobjikha Valley, we were thrilled to spot numerous Gray Langurs along the road. It was a treat to the eyes to unexpectedly see so many of them.
When I was researching and planning my Bhutan trip with my mother, I knew that I want to visit not only the popular cities but offbeat locations as well. So, I searched a lot and came upon a few suggestions like Bumthang, Phobjikha Valley, Haa Valley, and so on.But I had to consider the transport and the feasibility of my trip as well. So, instead of trying to fit as many places as I could in the trip, I decided to slow travel with my mom.
Day 5 and 6: Punakha to Phobjikha (81 km, 2 hours 30 min)Road to Phobjikha is relatively bad making it one of the tough terrains to ride on. All the pain will be paid off when you see the first view of the valley. It is hands down the most breathtaking valley in Bhutan. As far as one can see, the valley continues. Small village settlements can be seen in clusters. One can go on long walks, small hikes and just relax from everything materialistic. There are no TVs in the hotels, limited food options and bare minimum necessities for a day to day life.Places to visit in Phobjikha: Gangtey Goemba, Black necked Crane, carpet factory, treks and hikes.