Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.

At an altitude of 2900 metres, Phobjikha Valley is the most significant overwintering ground for the rare and endangered Black-necked Crane in Bhutan. Every year on November 11th, the local community hosts the Black-necked Crane festival to highlight its significance to the valley.