The first stop today is at Trongsa Dzong, the ancestral home of Bhutanese royal family and one of the most exquisitely decorated, with wonderful paintings throughout. Continue to the breathtaking glacial valley on the western slopes of the Black Mountains, a designated conservation area bordering the Black Mountain National Park where large flocks of black-necked cranes come to winter. It is one of the most important wildlife preserves in the Country, and described as “the most beautiful spot in the most beautiful country in the Himalayas”.  Your lodge is possibly the most glamorous and luxurious “farmhouse” you’ve ever stayed in.