Welcome to Haa

The three hills to the south of town are named after the Rigsum Goempo, the trinity of Chenresig, Chana Dorje and Jampelyang; they also represent the valley's three protector deities.

The scenic road to the north continues past the Talung valley and Chhundu Lhakhang, and ends at Damthang, 15km from Haa town. It would be prudent to turn around before you reach the gates of the large Bhutanese army installation.

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Bhutan Cultural Tour with Day Hikes

Day 1: Arrive ParoAfter arrival visit: Ta Dzong (National Museum) Rinpung Dzong Kyichu Lhakhang Evening is free to stroll in Paro Town. Walking through the market and meeting with the people will be an enjoyable experience.Day 2: Paro-Haa Valley | Hike to Chele La PassToday, drive to Haa Valley across Chelela Pass (3810m). Few miles before Chele La Pass, you will take a side road that takes you to Kila Goenpa Nunnery, which is nestled in a craggy patch on the mountain site. From here, you will hike to Chele La Pass. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the pass and continue drive to Haa. Day 3: Haa-Thimphu (115 Km/4 hours)Following breakfast, drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. En route, stop at Chuzom to see local farmers sit by the side of the road selling vegetables. Check into your hotel on arrival. Afternoon, you can stroll freely in Thimphu city.Day 4: Morning Tango Monastery hike | afternoon sightseeingIn the morning, hike to Tango Monastery. In the afternoon, visit King's Memorial Chorten, Takin Reserve, Folk Heritage Museum, the giant Buddha Statue and Tashichhodzong.Day 5: Thimphu-Punakha | hike to Lungchutse GoempaAfter breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at the Dochu La pass (10,170 feet), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. From the pass, you will hike to Lungchuzekha Monastery through rhododendron forests. Hike offers us stunning views of Himalayas. Hike back to Dochula pass, enjoy your lunch and then drive downhill to Punakha. On arrival, visit the Punakha Dzong. Day 6: Punakha-Gangtey/Phobjikha Valley | hike through Nature TrailMorning drive to Gangtey through dense forests of oak trees and rhododendrons. On arrival in Gangtey, visit Gangtey Goenpa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan. From here, you will hike to Phobjikha Valley through Gangtey Nature Trail. Today you will stay in local farmhouse to get first hand experience of Bhutanese farmers’ life.Day 7: Gangtey-ParoMorning, drive back to Paro. En route, stop at Metshina Village and take 20-minute walk through rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, the Divine Madman’s temple. After this, continue drive to Paro with stop in Thimphu for lunch.Day 8: Hike to Tiger’s Nest MonasteryToday hike to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan's most famous monastery. Overnight in hotel.Day 9: Depart ParoAfter breakfast, you will drive to airport for departure.  Our representative will bid you farewell.  

$1785 Cultural & Theme Tours


BRIEF ITINERARYDAY 01 – ARRIVE PARO AIRPORTYou will be received at the Paro airportYou will be engaged in sightseeing around Paro after lunch wherein you will get to visit Taa Dzong (Museum)-Paro Rinpung Dzong ,Drugyal Dzong & Kicchu Lhakhang DAY 02 – ARRIVE PARO AIRPORTYou will have a smooth drive towards Thimphu which would approximately take 45 minutes from Paro. On reaching Thimphu, you will get to explore the place. Visit Buddha Dordenma StatueBhutan Post OfficeMuseum Royal Textile AcademySimply Bhutan MuseumNational Folk HeritageNational Textile Museum DAY-03 THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA Travel to Punakha (2 hours’ drive)Visit Dochula PassVisit Punakha DzongVisit Chimi Lhakhang Overnight stay at Punakha DAY 04-PUNAKHA TO THIMPHUOn the next day, we will drive back to the capital city and  visit the following placesVisit Tashi Chhoe Dzong.Visit Bhutanese Craft BazaarWitness Archery gameVisit centenary marketDAY 05-THIMPHU TO HAANext day, we will head towards HAA which will take 3 to 4 hours. In the afternoon, we will explore Haa valley and other sightseeing.Overnight stay at Haa DAY 06-HAA-(ATTEND THE FESTIVAL)You will spend the whole day witnessing the festival. In the evening, we will drive towards paro. Before dinner at the hotel we would orient on Bhutanese etiquette to you. Overnight at your hotel in Haa. DAY 07- PARO (HIKE TO PARO TAKTSHNG)After the breakfast, there will be a hike to Taktshang Monastery. Paro Taktshang is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of the country and your trip would be tedious without visiting this most important Buddhist temple. Taktshang which mean “Tiger’s nest” was built around 1692 on a cliff which is about 3120 meters above the sea level. It is located 10 km away from Paro town and will take at least 2-4 hours for trekkers to reach the spot. . In the evening, we will accompany you to a farm house in Paro for a hot stone bath. This traditional bath uses fresh water from the river mixed with Artemisia leaves. The water is then heated by dipping hot stones in the water tub. Overnight stay at Paro DAY 08-DEPARTURE FROM PARO AIRPORTAfter the breakfast, we will drop you to the Paro International Airport from where you will fly back home

$1161 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-day Private Bhutan Tour: Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha

Day 01: Arrive Paro  (L,D)Altitude: 2195mArrive at Paro airport. Check in and enjoy lunch at hotel. After lunch, drive (2 hrs one-way) to Haa via Chelela Pass (3900m). Weather permitting, see Mt. Jumolhari (7314m) & Taktshang Goenpa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). Haa valley is dotted with crop fields & quaint farmhouses. Also, visit a 100 year-old farmhouse to get insight into the life of locals. Enroute, stop at Haa Dzong. Later, visit the historic Chundu Lhakhang temple. Later return to Paro. Overnight at hotel.Day 02: Paro – Thimphu (B,L,D)Altitude: 2350m65kms / 2 hrsAfter breakfast, drive to the capital – Thimphu. Upon arrival, see manuscripts, written in gold at the National Library. Also stop at a school where traditional style of Thangka painting is taught. Next, visit the Folk Heritage Museum. After lunch, visit Memorial Choeten - a stupa with detailed religious wall paintings & sculptures. Then visit the 14th century Changangkha Lhakhang, a popular worshipping spot for locals. Later drive to Sangaygang viewpoint, usually thronged by young couples. Then visit a nunnery. Overnight at Hotel.Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha (B,L,D)Altitude: 1310m 85kms / 3 hrsAfter breakfast, drive to Punakha – the ancient capital. The drive takes you across Dochula Pass (3100 m), marked by more than 100 choetens (Bhutanese style stupa) with prayer flags. Weather permitting, view lofty peaks of eastern Himalayan range. The road to Punakha passes through magnificent forests and a charming countryside. Check in and enjoy lunch at the hotel. Later, get blessed at a temple presided by a 96 year old lama. In the evening, try your hand at traditional archery – the national sport. Overnight at hotel.Day 04: Punakha – Paro (B,L,D)125kms / 4 hrsAfter breakfast, hike (45 min one-way) to a choeten affording scenic views, that was built by the queen for the well-being of the country and its people. It’s a moderate hike through rice paddies & pine forests. Then visit Punakha Dzong – a magnificent structure built without iron nails. Also see paintings on the life of Buddha. After lunch, drive to Paro. Later visit National Museum, to admire collections of rare art, artifacts and traditional weavings. After the museum, visit the Paro Dzong. In the evening, explore Paro town. Overnight at hotel.Day 05: Paro – Departure (B)Morning breakfast and drive to the airport for departure.

$6000 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Bhutan Motorcycle tour

DAY 1: PARO (ALT. 2200M/7218FT)After arriving to Paro, you will check- in to your hotel and briefing on the bikes. By that time it will be lunch time so after having lunch at the hotel and followed by sightseeing:DAY 2: HIKE TO TAKTSANG MONASTERY IN PARO (ALTITUDE: 900M ABOVE PARO VALLEY)After driving for around 35mins, Taktsang hike will began early in the morning as it will be cool. You will begin the hike at the Taktsang base where there will be some shopkeeper and horseman will be found.DAY 3: PARO TO THIMPHU (ALTITUDE: 2,320M) VIA CHELELA PASS (ALTITUDE: 3,988 METERS) Chelela is located between Haa and Paro which is 50 Km away from Paro Valley. It is situated as the highest motorable pass of Bhutan with 3,988 meters (13,084 ft).DAY 4: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA (ALTITUDE: 2,320M->1,310M)Thimphu city is spread out laterally in a north-south direction on the west bank of the valley formed by the Raidak River, which is known as the Wang Chuu or Thimphu Chuu in Bhutan. DAY 5: PUNAKHA – PHOBJIKHA (ALTITUDE: 1,310M->MORE THAN 3000M) After breakfast, your journey begins from Punakha to Wangdue. It will be same temperature of Punakha. DAY 6: PHOBJIKHA-TRONGSA (ALTITUDE: MORE THAN 3000M)Chendebji Chorten: DAY 7: TRONGSA – BUMTHANG (ALTITUDE: 2,800M)You will travel to most extensive protected areas network in Bhutan. DAY 8:  BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING (ALTITUDE: 2,800M) Bumthang directly translates as "beautiful field" – thang means field or flat place, and bum is said be an abbreviation of either bumpa (a vessel for holy water, thus describing the shape and nature of the valley), or simply bum ("girl," indicating this is the valley of beautiful girls).DAY 9: BUMTHANG – MONGAR (ALTITUDE: 2,800M)The journey from Bumthang to Mongar is one of the most beautiful in the Himalayas crossing 3800 m high Thrumshing la (pass).DAY 10: MONGAR –TASHIGANG (ALTITUDE:3,773M) The travel towards Tashigang will be mostly through rough road which leads to taking more time even for short distance. TDAY 11: TRASHIGANG - MERAK SAKTEN (ALTITUDE:3,800M) Merak-Sakteng stands out as a distinct attraction in Bhutan. Unlike anywhere else in the country, it offers a visitor to experience a unique semi-nomadic lifestyle, culture and vernacular in one of the most scenic pastoral valleys.DAY 12:  MERAK SAKTEN – TRASHIGANG (ALTITUDE:3,800M) Wildlife Sanctuary is located in north-western part of Bhutan and covers an area of 1,545 sq. km with 420 sq. It has one of the richest temperate Fir forests in the eastern Himalayas and provides an ideal protected habitat for big cats like Tigers and Leopards.DAY 13:  TRASHIGANG -SAMDRUP JONGKHAR (ALTITUDE:3,773M) Travelling towards Samdrup Jongkhar will be fifty fifty of rough road and double lane of tarmac road.DAY 14: YOU WILL START YOUR JOURNEY FROM HERE TOWARDS INDIA IN THE MORNING

$1392 Cultural & Theme Tours

6 Nights Glimpse of Bhutan Tour

Day 01: Arrival in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m) Arrive in Paro Airport and meet our representative. After clearing customs and visa control our representative provides you the brief description on your tour and transfers you to Paro for lunch. After visit Rinpung Dzong, and then transfer to Thimphu.  Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha Carry out sightseeing program visiting National Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum and many more. Later drive towards Punakha crossing the Dochula Pass (3,050m). Overnight at Hotel. Day 03: In Punakha (1310m) – Khamsum Chorten hike (1500m) Early in the morning after breakfast hike up to Khamsum Yueley Namgyel Chorten erected by Royal queen mother for the purpose of present king in 2002. Later in the afternoon visit Punakha Dzong located at the confluence of the Pho-chu (male-river) and Mo-chu (female-river), the Punakha Dzong is arguably the foremost spectacular dzong within the country. Overnight at Hotel. Day 04: Punakha – Thimphu (2350m) After breakfast, drive towards a stunning hill-top nunnery – Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing. Later drive back to Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: Thimphu – Day excursion to Haa Valley (2740m) – Paro After breakfast drive over the Chelela pass (3899 m) which offers the majestic panorama of Himalayan Ranges and the valley beyond. Now continue to drive towards the Haa which is formed up of five counties and was closed to outside world until 2002. Visit Wangchucklo Dzong,  Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple) and Lhakhang Karpo (white temple). Afterwards, drive back to Paro. Overnight at Hotel. Day 06: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery (3120m) After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. Its architectural design is shaped with best of Buddhist traditions and arts. The monastery is a white building with a golden roof and has four main temples and several dwellings. Afterwards, hike back to the road point and then drive to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Later, get back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 07: Departure Your 6 Nights Glimpse of Dragon Kingdom terminates today, after breakfast drive towards the international terminal and board the flight for your onward destination.

$1616 Cultural & Theme Tours

7 Nights Enchanting Bhutan Tour

Day 01: Arrival in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m) Arrive in Paro meet our representative and Bhutanese guide and transfer to Paro for Lunch. After lunch pay visit to the beautiful Rinpung Dzong and drive towards Thimphu. Overnight at Hotel. Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m) After breakfast visit National Memorial Chorten Institute of Traditional Medicine, Folk heritage Museum Textile Museum. Later drive towards Punakha for about 1 and half hour passing across Dochula Pass (3,050m). Overnight at Hotel. Day 03: Punakha-Gangtey (2320m) After breakfast drive to Gangtey via Wangdue. Drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, over a high pass down into the Phobjikha Valley. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau. Visit Gangtey Monastery. Later, drive for an hour through the jungle before emerging to the valley floor. Overnight at Hotel. Day 04: Gangtey-Trongsa(2200m) Drive to the Pele la Pass and enter the traditional eastern region. Then the road gradually drops passing through Kgebji village, Sephu village, Chendebji village followed by large Chendebji Chorten. Now the road passes through farms, villages and reaches the Trongsa Dzong. Visit Trongsa Dzong which is the largest and most impressive Dzong in Bhutan built in 1644 by the Shabdrung. Overnight at Hotel. Day 05: Trongsa-Wangdue (1310m) Early in the morning after breakfast, drive for about 6 hours re-tracing the same route back to Trongsa. Overnight at Hotel. Day 06: Wangdue – Haa Valley(3050m) – Paro (2250m) After breakfast, drive over Chele La Pass (3899m) and then continue the drive towards Haa. Visit Wangchuckli Dzong, Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple), and Lhakhang Karpo in Haa. Afterwards, drive back to Paro. Overnight at Hotel. Day 07: Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery Early in the morning after breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang and then commence the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. Afterwards, hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Also visit Rinpung Dzong. Later drive back to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Day 08: Departure Your 7 Nights Enchanting Bhutan Tour terminates today, after breakfast, drive towards the international terminal, board the flight and bid farewell to remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom.