It’s all about Haa

Haa Valley
Haa Valley

In modern time, things and places tend to outlive its relevance in a hurry. Everything around us is in constant state of change, a change that paves way for other changes where a hot spot destination of today can lose its sheen within the span of few months.
There are only few places on face of earth, where time has come to stand still and has cuddled up cozily, where natures in bountiful flourishes with gay abundance like a merry bee during spring. Haa is one of them.
One guests said “The world is divided into 2, one who have seen Bhutan and one who haven’t. For those who have seen Bhutan, the memories still lingers and resonate like music of symphony long after it’s heard no more. For those who haven’t, the name Bhutan has a ring of some oriental mystical elements. To add further to it, those who been to Bhutan but not seen HAA?
Located in South West of Paro and covering an area of roughly 1706 sq. km. Haa is the smallest Dzongkhag (District) 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. This valley remains one of the least visited areas in the country and retains the air of an unspoiled, primeval forest.

Cluster of Traditional Houses in Haa
Cluster of Traditional Houses in Haa
Dobji Dzong- Alcatraz of Bhutan converted into Monastery on the way to Haa
Dobji Dzong- Alcatraz of Bhutan converted into Monastery on the way to Haa

Haa is a quaint hamlet comprising of cluster of houses and providing an impression that hand of clock moves at its own leisurely pace. A visit to Haa is an opportunity to immerse oneself into age old tradition and nomadic lifestyle of Bhutanese herder which has remain unchanged by time and uncorrupted with modernity. Haa is indeed worthy of being considered nature’s veritable paradise on earth. You will definitely experience no small measure of moments of wonderment and awe at the beauty of surreal landscape. Miracles of nature in all its grandeur and unspoilt virginity are more than abundant amidst these luscious trees and bushes and towering, mesmerising peak that almost touches the heaven.
Equally impressive are the fantastic legends, myths and stories that abound. One can come across the rare White Poppy and relish the Hoentay (a local Haap delicacy in the form of a dumpling) which are endemic to Haa and cannot be found anywhere in the world. Here, change has been minimal, remnant of past are so striking visible and the connection with the natural world has never been as vibrant.
We have recently launched our new products Bhutan village tour http://www.windhorsetours.com/destinations/trip.php?country=bhutan&tourid=255. An attempt is made to provide a trip that highlight and celebrate Bhutan in its authentic form. This tours gives feel of naturalness with the rural setting and Haa is the cynosure of this itinerary which fits the bill. This brief introduction of Haa is with intent to serve as a preface for our Haa trek also which is on the pipeline and should see first ray of light in coming days.

Haa Dzong
Haa Dzong
 It’s all about Haa

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