The Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC) will be hosting the 14th Annual Black-Necked Crane Festival on 11th November 2012 at the Gangtey Goenpa in Phobjikha valley, Wangduephodrang.

Starting this year,  the entry fee for the festival will be Nu. 500.00 per international visitors. The entry fee has been initiated by the committee to help them sustain the festival.

The Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC) will be hosting the 14th Annual Black-Necked Crane Festival on 11th November 2012 at the Gangtey Goenpa in Phobjikha valley, Wangduephodrang.

Starting this year,  the entry fee for the festival will be Nu. 500.00 per international visitors. The entry fee has been initiated by the committee to help them sustain the festival.

The following is the tentative programs for the upcoming event:

Date: 11th November 2012
Venue: Gangtey Goenpa
Organized by: Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC)
09:30 A.M.      Arrival of guests
09:45 A.M.      Reception of Chief guest
10:00 A.M.      Marchang Ceremony
10:15 A.M.      Opening speech by the PEMC Chairman
10:30 A.M.      Speech by the Chief Guest
10:45 A.M.      Cultural Programme
01:00 P.M.      Lunch
02:00 P.M.      Cultural Program

Programme Item List

The following lists of items are performed by the local community people, school students and monks.

  1. Welcome Dance by community
  2. Rigsar dance by Phobjikha Middle Secondary School
  3. Black-Necked Crane Dance by Bayta Community Primary School
  4. Mask Dance “Zhatsam Chham
  5. Rigsar dance by Ramaychen Community Primary School
  6. Boedra Dance by community
  7. Rigsar dance by Phobjikha Middle Secondary School
  8. Mask Dance “Pachham
  9. Rigsar dance by Bayta Community Primary School
  10. Thrung Thrung Karme Luje, a traditional Crane Dance by community
  11. Rigsar dance by Ramaychen Community Primary School
  12. Mask Dance “Durda chham”
  13. Rigsar dance by Phobjikha Middle Secondary School
  14. Black-Necked Crane Dance by Bayta Community Primary School
  15. Zhungdra Dance by community
  16. Rigsar dance by Ramaychen Community Primary School
  17. Mask Dance “Dramitse ngachham”
  18. Rigsar dance by Bayta Community Primary School
  19. Item performance by the Phobjikha Environment Management Committee
  20. Tashi Lebay