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Haa (1000-5600mts)

Haa is located to the South West of Paro and covers an area of roughly 1,706 sq. km, it is one of the smallest Dzongkhags in the country. This tiny region is one of the most beautiful and isolated areas in the kingdom, adorned with pristine alpine forests and tranquil mountain peaks. However, there are many things to do in Haa and amazing sightseeing places to visit in Haa valley.

It is the ancestral home of the Queen Grandmother and the illustrious Dorji family. This valley remains one of the least visited areas in the country and retains the air of an unspoiled, primeval forest.

A visit to Haa allows you to delve into the age-old tradition and Nomadic Lifestyle. It takes you away from the bustle of towns into the sacred world of Mysticism, Spirituality, and Nature. Here, the modern change has been minimal; remnants of the past are so strikingly visible and the connection with nature is vibrant.

It has many legends, myths, and stories to tell. As an added bonus one can also come across the rare White Poppy. Or relish Hoentay ( a local delicacy in the form of a Dumpling) which is endemic to Haa and cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Top 10 Interesting Facts about Haa Valley, Bhutan

  1. It is one of the smallest Dzongkhag in the country.
  2. Haa is the least visited areas in the country and retains the air of an unspoiled, primeval forest
  3. It is an alternate name for 'hidden-land rice valley'
  4. The land is 78% covered with forest
  5. The northwest boundary of Haa meets the Tibet
  6. Alongside Buddhist practices, the Haaps also continue their old Shamanistic tradition
  7. The wooded hills here provide an ideal location for hiking and mountain biking.
  8. Haa Summer Festival is held in mid of July
  9. The famous Nub-tshonapatta Lake is located here
  10. Top things to do in Haa includes hiking, biking, and homestay

Here, check out the popular tourist sightseeing places to visit  in Haa Valley, Bhutan