Gangtey Goenpa (monastery) is situated atop a hill at an altitude of 2,800 meters above sea level in the picturesque Phobjikha valley. The monastery is a striking and prominent landmark in the valley with incredible structure, elaborate carvings, and paintings. It has a large complex consisting of the monastery encircled by the living quarters of the monks. The surrounding mountains and forests that enclose the monastery are embellished with medicinal plants and trees. The wide-open Phobjikha valley is seen in a dramatic layout from here; a striking sight to capture.
The Gangtey Monastery is the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition and currently hosts an institute of Buddhist studies established in 1613 by Gangteng Trulku. The monastery is the seat of Gangtey Trulku, the body emanation of Terton Pema Lingpa.