chupke se lunch unke beech mein
Itna bhukha hun ki in monks ka khaana bhi nhi choda maine
Day 6: Gangtey Nature’s Trail, Gangtey Gonpa in Phobjikha, Off to Punakha, Punakha Dzong, and Suspension bridge.
When you feel that sharing is the utmost happiness. Sitting among monks and waiting for the food taught me that we all are one.
Gangteng Monastery or Gangtey GompaThe Gangtey Gompa enjoys the best location in the entire valley. Situated atop a forested hilltop overlooking the green expanse of the Phobjikha Valley, this 17th century monastery is a great attraction of the Phobjikha Valley. During a visit to the Phobjikha Valley in 15th century, the learned Pema Lingpa prophesied that a gompa would be built on this site. His prediction was fulfilled by his grandson Pema Thinley in 1613 and then expanded by his great grandson Tenzing Dhendrup. The monastery consists of a majestic complex with the central gompa, monks' quarters, a small guesthouse and outlying meditation centres. The prayer hall is built in Tibetan style and the inner sanctum houses the funeral chorten of founder Tenzing Legpey Dhendup. The Gangtey Tsechu and Black Necked Crane Festival are held in the Gangtey Gompa every year.