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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$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 Tours & Sightseeing

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

$2015 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bhutan Tour With Gangtey Trongsa Extension

Day 01 : Arrive Paro (2250m) - Thimphu (2350m)Arrive Paro and clear customs and visa formalities, meet the representatives and the Bhutanese guide.Then drive towards Thimphu (the capital of Bhutan) for about 1 & half hours drive. In Thimphu visit Buddha point for a stunning view of Thimphu city and Takin Compound. Then continue to Tashi Choe Dzong, Folk Heritage, Centenary Farmers Market, the new authentic craft bazaar. Day 02 : Thimphu - Punakha (1,310m) via Dochula La (3140m)After early breakfast, drive towards Punakha for about 3 hours passing along Dochu La Pass at 3140m and reach the highly cultivated valley of Punakha. En-route take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang. In the afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong located at the confluence of the Pho-chu and Mo-chu River. Day 03 : Punakha - Gangtey (2,900m)Drive to Gangtey via Wangdue and reach Phobjikha, one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau. Enjoy 1½ hours Gangtey nature trail from the monastery through the jungle before emerging to the valley floor. Day 04 : Gangtey - Trongsa (2,300m) via Pele la pass (3,420m)Rejoin the east west highway to Pele la pass (3420m) marked by prayer flags. On a clear day Jumolhari, Kangbum & Jichu Drake can be spotted from the pass. After Pele la pass enters the traditional eastern region. The road then follows the side valley to cross the bridge at the upper reaches of Mangde Chhu river to arrive at Trongsa. Later visit Trongsa Dzong, the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan.Day 05 : Trongsa - Wangdue (1,310)After breakfast, re-trace the same route for drive back to Wangdue from Trongsa. The drive is about 5 hours. Upon arrival in Wangdue, check-in hotel. Afterwards, explore the beauty of Wangdue. Day 06 : Wangdue - Haa Valley (3,050m) - Paro (2,250m)After breakfast, drive towards Haa Valley. In Haa valley, visit Wangchucklo Dzong dating back to 1915 and Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple) and Lhakhang Karpo (white temple). After the visit drive back to Paro. Day 07 : Paro - Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (3,120m)This morning, make an excursion to Taktsang Monastery – this has to be the monastery with the most outstanding setting in Bhutan. For the energetic, hike 2 hours up to get a more dramatic view of the monastery. Just on the outskirts of Paro town, visit Kyichu Lhakang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan and have the opportunity to meet the local villages in a local farm house. Day 08 : DepartureAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.

$1734 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Haa Summer Nomadic Festival & Western Bhutan Tour

8 Days 7 Nights.  This tour programs and  itineraries are flexible which can be customized to suit your interest and needs. Mode of transportation is by Private SUV/Minivan/Bus depending on the size of your group.Day 1 - Arrive Paro International Airport - Sightseeing in Paro: Paro Altitude: 2,195 meters. You'll be received at Paro International Airport. Transfer to hotel and after lunch, visit ancient watch tower called Ta Dzong now turned into National Museum, visit 17th century Paro Dzong or Fortress of the Heap of Jewels and get your first visual treat of fine Bhutanese architecture. L D  Day 2 -  Paro / Haa Valley: Distance Via Chelela: 60km,  Driving Time: Normally 2 hours,  Haa Altitude: 2,670m. Drive to valley of Haa. En route, hike to Kila Gonpa Nunnery built on a steep cliff face and Chelela Pass, the highest motorable road in Bhutan at 3,800 meters (12,500 ft). At Haa Valley visit two 7th century temples. B L D  Day 3 - Full Day in Haa - Witness Haa Summer Festival: Haa Altitude: 2,670m. Drive to Haa Summer Festival site, mingle among local people. This festival provides insight on traditional living-culture, lifestyles of nomadic yak herders and taste unique Bhutanese cuisines. B L D  Day 4 - Haa / Thimphu: Distance: 112 km, Driving Time: Less than 4 hours, Thimphu Altitude: 2, 334m. Dive to Thimphu. Visit Bhutan Postal Museum - a great stop for philatelists, Royal Textile Museum to get understanding of Bhutan's rich textile traditions and way of life. After 5PM visit the majestic Tashichho Dzong. BLD  Day 5 - Thimphu / Punakha: Distance: 74 km, Driving Time: 3 hours, Punakha Altitude: 1,200m. Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass at 3,150m. En route visit 15th century Fertility Temple and historic Punakha Fortress. B L D  Day 6 - Punakha / Paro: Distance: Approx. 128km, Driving Time: 4 hours, Paro Altitude: 2,195m. Hike to the scenic Buddhist Stupa through paddy fields and rural houses. Then drive to Paro. B L D  Day 7 - Full Day in Paro - Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest): Total Hiking Time: 4 hours, Taktsang Altitude: 3,120m. Go on an excursion to the famed Taktsang Monastery and later in the afternoon visit one of the farm houses in Paro and enjoy home cooked Bhutanese dinner. B L D  Day 8 - Departure from Paro: After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Paro Int'l Airport for your onward journey. B

$4000 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bhutan - West to East

Day 1: Phuentsholing: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport and drive to PhuentsholingDay 2: Paro: Drive to Paro after immigrationDay 3:Tiger’s Nest Monastery : Tiger’s Nest TrekDay 4: Haa Valley: Drive to Haa Valley Day 5: Thimphu: Drive to Thimphu and sightseeingDay 6:  Thimphu Sightseeing: Thimphu sightseeingDay 7: Punakha: Drive to Punakha and sightseeingDay 8: Phobjikha Valley: Drive to Phobjikha via Wangdue Phodrang and sightseeingDay 9: Trongsa: Drive to Trongsa and sightseeingDay 10: Bumthang: Drive to BumthangDay 11: Ura village visit: Drive to Ura via BumthangDay 12: Mongar: Drive to MongarDay 13: Trashigang: Mongar sightseeing and evening drive to TrashigangDay 14: Samdrup Jhongkar: Drive to Samdrup Jongkhar and sightseeingDay 15: Departure: Depart from GuwahatiDay 3, Tiger’s Nest Monastery Trek:Located on a cliff about 900 meters (3000 feet) above the Paro Valley, we need about 2 hours of hiking to arrive at this spectacular monastery, where you will appreciate the extravagant architecture and take in the beauty of the Paro Valley. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 1⁄2 hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months.Day 6, Tango Monastery: Located 14 kilometres to the North of Thimphu is the Tango Monastery which was founded by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo in the 13th century. The monastery’s excellent architecture has stayed for decades now. It consists of six temples, each with unique architecture. Have lunch at the Traditional arts and crafts museum which serves authentic Bhutanese delicacies. You can also visit the National Library and the Traditional Paper Making Factory if time permits.

$2000 Tours & Sightseeing

Cycling in Bhutan

BRIEF ITINERARY:Day 1: Paro: Arrival at Paro and local sightseeing on a bicycleDay 2: Tiger’s Nest Trek: Trek up to the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery todayDay 3: Paro to Haa Cycling: Today we cycle to one of the Western most Dzongkha’s of Bhutan and traverse across the mighty Chele-la PassDay 4: Haa – Thimphu cycling: We cycle to the capital of Bhutan the only capital in the world with no traffic lightsDay 5: Thimphu – Punkaha cycling: Cycle past the famous Dochu-la pass to the erstwhile capital of BhutanDay 6: Punkaha Paro: On our last day we cycle back to Paro from where it all beganDay 7: Departure: Departure from Paro airportACCOMMODATION:3 nights in Paro1 night in Thimphu1 night in Haa1 night in PunakhaMEAL PLAN:Room with breakfast, lunch and dinner: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and HaaTRANSPORT:SUV and Bike