The Gangteng Monastery (Dzongkha: སྒང་སྟེང་དགོན་པ sometimes written "Gangtey Gonpa", is an important monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism, the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition located in the Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. The Monastery also known by the Gangten village that surrounds it, is in the Phobjika Valley where winter visitors ? the Black-necked Cranes ? visit central Bhutan to roost and in the process circle the monastery three times on arrival and repeat the process while returning to Tibet. The Monastery has a hoary history traced to early 17th century, backed to prophecies made by the well known Terton (treasure finder) Pema Lingpa in the late 15th century.
Really appreciate YANA's professional organization of the entire trip. Could not imagine how a trekking trip could such be well organized - more or less like a 5-star hotel with the only difference of we were at more than 3,000 above sea level. Special thanks to Yeshey and the chef who had given tons of assistance when I was descending due to attitude sickness. - Simon Liu, Hong Kong