Tshering Lham

Tshering Lham farmstay is in the remote upper eastern part of Phobjikha valley, about 75 km from the town of Wangduephodrang. Tshering and her husband live in the farmhouse with her mother and her five children between the ages of 21 and 9 — 4 daughters and a son, the eldest.

The family is super welcoming to guests, and they can accommodate 5 visitors in two rooms. There is also a western toilet for guests. Tshering cooks up a mean ema datshi, the traditional Bhutanese dish consisting of chilies in melted cheese sauce, using cheese made out of milk from local cows.

Their village, Tangchey, is a 5 minute walk from the main road and about a half-hour drive from the Black-Necked Crane Information Center. Tshering's family is the caretaker for the local temple, Tangchay Goenba, which is right in their backyard and is visited by all the locals on a regular basis. A visit to the temple is a great way to get immersed in local village life, and your guide will be happy to translate.