(HAA)Located in South West of Paro and covering an area of roughly 1706 sq. km.
Haa is the smallest Dzongkhag 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.
Haa 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. The wooded hills of Haa provides an ideal location for
hiking and mountain biking. Biking around the valley to visit the dozen or so local
temples is an enjoyable way to spend the day when visiting.
Haa is home to a number of nomadic herders and hosts an annual Summer Festival
that showcases their unique lifestyle and culture. The festival is an ideal occasion to
immerse yourself into the traditions and unchanged lifestyles of nomadic Bhutanese
herders, as well as to sample some delectable Haapi cuisine.
SUMMERY OF FESTIVAL
In order to give a tourist a peek into the Bhutanese culture and experience the
Bhutanese way of life, the Alpine Summer Festival is organized in Haa for two days. In
additional to the mask dances and traditional Bhutanese folk songs and dances, alpine
flowers are at display and one can get a good sneak peek into the highlander
community and their way of life. Traditional sports like archery and darts are played
and tourists can also experienced the unique cuisine of Haa, which is different from
food from other parts of the country.
Various home stay program are also on offer for visitors who wish to experience
typical Bhutanese lifesty le and hospitality.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL PARO/ THIMPHU
Flight to Bhutan in the Kingdom’s only airline, The Druk Air. In -flight offers
breathtaking scenery of Himalayan Mountain ranges including the world’s highest
peak Mt. Everest and Kanchenjunga. Traditional reception will be given by your local
tour executive on arrival at Paro International airport. Following the pick up, you will
be driven for sightseeing at Paro Ringpung Dzong and Paro Museum. Upon
completion, lunch will be served in one of the finest local restaurant in Paro followed
by visit to Kichu Monastery and Drugyal Dzong. Evening take a 45 minutes drive to
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
DAY 02: THIMPHU – HAA
Today at your early breakfast in the hotel drive to Haa which is around 2 hrs drive from
the capital. Reaching Haa experience the Haa Summer Festivl and participate in the
activity. Haa district marks one of the highest district headquarters in Bhutan. There
are many other natural and historical places, retreat centers and monasteries in Haa.
DAY 03: HAA – PARO & HIKE TO THE FAMOUS TIGER’S NEST
At your early breakfast in the hotel check out to drive to your ownward d estination
(Paro) and hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest. The highlight of this excursion will be
graded as unforgettable memory as the incredible “Tiger Nest Hike” unveils the era of
rescue by Guru from the darkness period. Taktshang, literally means the Tigers Lair, is
adventurously perched on the rocky cliff elevating 1000 meters from the basement.
The history dates back to eight century when the Guru Rinpochhe flew on the back of
tigress from Tibet en route Singye Dzong in the north east Bhutan in the eighth
century. His mission to subdue evil spirits dwelling in the Himalayan region of Bhutan
was brought to fruition after meditating for three months in the existing cave. Up on
his blessing, the current stature of the monastery was initiated in 1694 and
unfortunately the old structure was engulfed by fire in 1998 and it was revamped in
2004, which you will behold on your visit. The f ascinating hike could vary in duration
depending on the physique of an individual. However, on an average it is only three
hours hike. Further, option lies at your decision, whether to make up till the nest or
enjoy the breathtaking up view of the nest fro m the cafeteria viewpoint.
Returning from the Tiger’s Nest Visit:
Paro Rinpung Dzong
In the evening stroll around the tiny town of Paro for your last day shopping.
DAY 04: DEPART
A sensational take off for your next destination
TOUR NAME: HAA SUMMER FESTIVAL/ ALPINE SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR with TIGER’S NEST WALK
TOUR CODE: AABT02
TOUR DURATION: 4 Days / 3 Nights
TOUR PRICE: 0