Black Necked Crane Festival is being held at Gangtey Monastery. The festival is celebrated annually is to generate awareness on the importance of conserving these endangered cranes. Black-Necked crane flies from Tibet to Phobijikha Valley in Gangtey during the winter season. The festival is being celebrated with cultural programs, folk songs, and dances (school children dressed as a black-necked crane), mask dances performed by the locals. It was first initiated in 1998 and now has become part of the local culture of the Phobjikha Valley. Besides attending the festival go for cultural sightseeing at the colorful city of Paro, the tiny capital – Thimphu and the old capital – Punakha. Another highlight of the Bhutan tour is the hike to the Taktsang Monastery located outskirts of Paro town.