Gangtey Valley

31 March, 2011 (08:00) | Life | By: Olivier

Gangtey valley

Gangtey valley and its endless carpet of dwarf bamboo (Yushania microphilla): the favorite meal of yaks.

Gangtey is the favorite landing ground of the beloved black-necked cranes. Alas, by the time we arrived they had already all left for summer, but for one laggard. Even when the birds are not there, the valley stays home to its monks, horses, yaks and lonely chortens.

A lonely chorten

A perfect setting to take a hot stone bath at dawn while waiting for the thunderstorm.

A yak in the yushanias An old monk at Gangtey Goemba Forest trail in Gangtey valley Horses in the wild

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