Located on the western slopes of the Black Mountains, bordering the Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park, Phobjika is a bowl-shaped glacial valley and a well-known conservation area. The rare endangered black-necked cranes are found here in winters. Some other animals that are found here include barking deer, wild boars, leopards, red foxes and Himalayan Black Bear. The Satkeng Wildlife Sanctuary is also located nearby. Tourists can view their roosting places with permission from relevant authorities.