Phobjikha Valley is a stunning highland valley, famous for the endangered Black Necked Cranes, which roost here in winter, migrating annually from Tibet. The government has taken care to not build overhead electric or telephone wires as a part of the efforts to protect the cranes, which are revered by the locals. This makes photography especially rewarding. Other animals that call this lovely valley their homes muntjak(barking deer), wild boar, sambar, Himalayan black bear, leopard and red fox. The valley, which borders the Black mountain National Park, is designated a conserved area.