Black Necked Cranes are endemic to the Tibetan Plateau and migrate to lower altitudes, such as Gangtey (Phobjikha) Valley from the end of October – March. The Black-Necked Crane Centre performs invaluable work in ensuring the protection of their roosting areas, educating the locals and tourists of the importance of the cranes to the valley. On November 11th in Bhutan, there is a celebration of the conservation of the majestic and endangered black-necked crane. The Annual Black-Necked Crane festival is celebrated in the courtyard of Gangtey Gonpa, in Phobjikha valley. The festival is an occasion for the locals to rejoice and celebrate the arrival of this endangered and majestic bird, which becomes an inseparable part their daily lives during the winter months. Guests can stay at Gangtey Lodge to experience this annual event and experience 5-star accommodations while learning about the culture and heritage of the region.