Black-necked Crane Festival, Phobjikha, Bhutan  - November

Every year around 300 elegant black-necked cranes return to over-winter in a lost-in-time
enclave in Central Bhutan. To raise awareness of this key wetland, and to support the 5,000 subsistence farmers who live here, this festival encourages visitors to seek out Phobjikha Valley for masked dances, folk songs and the huge spectacle of the cranes themselves. .