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Haa Valley Travel Guide

Want to witness some of the untouched mountains’ nature and exquisite beauty? If yes, then look no further than the Bhutan’s Haa Valley. Presenting to you a variety of the most surreal views ever, this valley is a clean picture of the paradise amidst the Himalayan land. Earlier the spot was not available for the tourists however, as the time passed by, the valley was opened for its visitors finally in the year 2002. Known for its animist tradition, the graceful Haa Valley has got its name carved in the historical tales of the Pre-Buddhist era. Any traveller from nook and corner of the world is surely going to carry a bundle of memories while going back to their home after a spectacular visit to the Haa Valley. Mentioning the shamanistic rituals, pristine divinity as well as the traditions here, the valley is making an embarking image of being an unparalleled location from every aspect.

Haa Valley Map


Top Sites

Lhakhang Karpo, Lhakhang Nagpo, Jigme Khesar Strict Nature Reserve, Haa Gompa, Haa Wangchuck Lo Dzong

April to June

25°C to 27°C

July to Sep

13°C and 16°C

Oct to Feb

03°C to 15°C

An Insight into Haa Valley Tourism

The Secret Valley of Bhutan

Haa Valley, Bhutan’s secret valley is situated in the South West of Paro. This is one of the smallest Dzongkhag (district) in the country, but the most beautiful and less explored zone in the kingdom. Fringed with tall & primitive alpine forests and calm mountain peaks, this quaint little town is a stunning place to visit in Bhutan. The mesmerizing mountain peaks steer path to this beautiful valley, which is the ancestral home of the queen’s grandmother. Its pure & fresh air, views of gorgeous mountains and serene atmosphere makes it an ideal destination for relaxing and also for hiking and mountain biking. When here, stroll by the streets of Haa Valley, pass through dozens of local temples, explore their traditions and indulge yourself in the warmth flavor of life. Haa valley is also a home to many nomadic herders and is known for its annual summer festival that showcases their unique lifestyle and culture. This festival attracts a large nuber of tourists and brings forth an opportunity to explore and experience the traditions and lifestyles of nomadic Bhutanese herders.

The fluttering prayer flags, the sound of the breeze, the curvaceous road that suddenly get engulfed in ascending mist at times will surely slur your heart & soul. This compelling, yet hidden valley of Bhutan is pristine and second least populated district in the country. It is popularly known as the “Hidden-Land Rice Valley.

Haa Valley is said to be the most picturesque valleys in the country, which lies behind the Chele La mountain ridge and borders with the Chumbi Valley of Tibet. This quaint, verdant and the secluded valley will undoubtedly leave every traveler speechless with its splendid beauty. Along with picturesque scenery, there are some temples and monasteries, which can be visited while your stay here. The Lhakhang Karpo (White) and Lhakhang Nagpo (Black) are two popular temples here that stand out while Tagchu Goemba - a hundred year old monastery adds to the scenic beauty of this valley. The village has houses with symmetrical and gorgeous architectures scattered around, which attracts the attention instantly. These small traditional houses with a backdrop of lush green meadows look no less than a mesmerizing painting.

Haa Valley is also the home to a number of nomadic herders and burst will cultural extravaganza. The valley hosts a very popular Summer Festival which highlights their unique lifestyle and culture. This festival attracts tourists from all over the globe. None the less, when here do not forget to taste some delectable Haapi cuisine.

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