Haa Valley

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Sheetal S
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
when we came it was rainy and foggy . very very cold. tea vendors serve hot momos and maggi, pakoras , coffee etc which is just awesome in the cold. do try koka maggi here. Dogs are very friendly . View is just awesome as you drive really high to come here. Enjoy the bliss of nature. dont buy souviners here as they are over priced.
Written June 7, 2019
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November17
Dhaka City, Bangladesh137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
Last year me and my spouse went to Haa valley to have a farm house experience in Bhutan. I came to know of this village home stay from trip advisor. We stayed in a small village where a brother and sister run their own home stay facilities. We stayed with the sister named Chimi for 2 nights. It was really a wonderful experience and next time we are planning to stay in her brother Uguyen's house because his place is almost hundred years old. The hospitality of Chimi and her family was just great. The breath taking views of the Haa valley is something a nature lover will always cherish.
Written August 14, 2016
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anand s
Darjeeling District, India76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
On the month of the February I went to Haa,it was my third visit to Bhutan but never been to Haa before. We just planed along the way and divert our car to Haa, the driving was bit tough and narrow bend and windy but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Well, reaching on the top of the Chelela Pass (One of the country highest motor able pass) was amazingly beautiful with loads and loads of colorful prayer flags, Chelela is on the 3988meters high, good we had our windcheater in our car. Awesome view of snow caped peak of Bhutan and some part of Sikkim, Kanchenjunga (3rd highest peak on earth). Haa is the small hidden village, quite quaint place, restaurant serving local foods, there is health post and Petrol pump as well. We drive little further to Hatey Village and stay there, beautiful people and peaceful ambience. Day tour inside the village was interesting with history of the famous sites Black and White Temples. Hiking on the near by hills was amazing, lots of trekking routes start from the Haa, as an trekking expert I can say Haa is the Paradise for Nature lovers and trekkers. Approx 70 km from Paro to Hatey village in Haa.
Written June 10, 2017
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Geminican
San Jose, CA2,102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
This is another beautiful valley in Bhutan, but I don't think it's a must - see.
There must - see cities in Bhutan are: Paro, Thimphu, and Punhaka.
Making extra effort to Haa is not actually worth it, not much to see there. Same goes for Gangtey.Gangtey is worth going only when black-neck crane season is around.
Otherwise, just visit Paro, Thimphu and Punhaka.
Don't waste your time.
Written December 1, 2017
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PamelaSS888
Canberra, Australia1,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
Haa Valley is well worth a visit if you have time when in Bhutan. Most people miss the valley as their tour takes them to Thimphu and Punakha but ask your tour organiser if you can fit in a visit. It is recommended you visit the valley at the end of your trip to Bhutan due to the high altitude road which takes you over a 3988 metre pass just 2 hours from Paro. From Paro you drive up a fairly well made sealed road to Chelela Pass - Bhutan's highest motorable road - and on a clear day the 360 degree views are splendid - back down to the Paro Valley, down to Haa Valley, across to the mountains on the border of Tibet and looking north to the high Himalaya peaks. Haa Valley is fascinating - small settlements along the Haa River which gives you a really good idea of local life in Bhutan. Most people are farmers and there is also a large trout farm there. The Risum Resort hotel we stayed is very homely with 10 local ladies running it very efficiently. We were lucky to visit Haa on the weekend of the annual festival with activities including darts, dancing, local stalls, stone and knife throwing and traditional sports. There are two local monasteries worth a visit - the 'black' monastery and the much larger 'white' monastery. Having already visited central and eastern Bhutan, it was very interesting to see how different Haa looked compared with other areas. The geology is fascinating with lots of black rock peaks surrounding the valley. Well worth including Haa Valley on your trip program.
Written August 30, 2018
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Robert K
Upland, CA52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
This, my third visit, has brought me at the end of the rainy season to this Shangri-La. Unspoiled, so green. Every turn seems to bring you another spectacular vista. The town of Haa has a basic hotel (periodic water, for example). I've been to Bumthang, Punakha, and the usual suspects--this is the place I'd recommend.
Written August 24, 2015
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Zadol
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
There is nothing in particular to see in Haa Valley... But the valley itself is quite astonishing. You can spend few hours in the valley or stay for a day to sink in the beauty n peace.
Written March 17, 2015
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Veerensha
Nagpur, India331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Its a must see Destination of Bhutan.. Haa Valley is very near to Paro city around 65 Kms.. On the way to Haa Valley from Paro you can stop to the highest point of Bhutan Chelela Pass .. It is 3988 Mtrs...It took around 3 hrs to reach Haa Valley because of Zig-Zag roads of mountains..
Upon reaching Haa, You can see a city covered by mountains from all side, A river in the middle of the city & beautiful Bhutan's Architecture..Like all other cities of Bhutan, There is a Dzong to visit..
Indian Military base is also there where you can visit & meet Indian soldiers .. They are very happy to see us because battalion which is posted there is from my state so I meet so many people from my city & state..
This is the only place where you can get proper Indian Meal & taste like Samosa, Chole Bhature & other Indian delicacy in Indian Military canteen..
Its a one day visit place & if you want more peace of mind then you can stay longer .. Pure Oxygen.. Pure View.. Pure Haa valley.. I love this place & want to visit again...
Written November 12, 2018
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Shalini P
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India394 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Haa is a narrow valley at the height of 9000ft but a very peaceful place. The valley is stretched along Haachu river.
Since last year , one need to get permit to explore Haa valley.In ancient times, this was an active trading post, through Amo chu valley, which linked Bhutan with Chumbi valley of Tibet.

One should reach Haa valley through Chele la pass - One can capture Awesome view of Valley.

Time to Visit haa - Apr-June or Sept- Mid Nov

I have stayed in haa for an year. I will suggest following things one should not miss if you are in Haa -

There are many Lakhangs - Lakhang Karpo , Lakhang Nagpo , Chundu Lakhang
One day Trek to Parichaap Goempa , Katsho Goempa
Hanging Bridge near Army School
Go to Tegola base, Camping beside river is very relaxing and moments to be cherished forever.
Enjoy Bhutanese Cusine
Spend a day / night in Local Guesthouse provided by local villagers.
Buy Souvenirs from KIPA Shop in lower market.

Go to Damthang (15Kms from Haa) - Enjoy a meal at heritage resort with a beautiful scenic beauty.
Written March 26, 2018
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JaniJermans
Bengaluru, India315 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Friends
You wanna feel the local culture, then you should visit this place, water gushing through, filled with apple orchards all around and the breathtaking view. This is another must visit
Written September 28, 2016
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