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Arrival in the Haa Valley

Day 1

Arrival in the Haa Valley

You’ll take a route to the Haa Valley through the rhododendron bushes, deciduous forests and oak trees, visiting the Kila nunnery also known as the oldest monastery in Bhutan along the way. You’ll make your way by car up to the Chelala pass which you’ll find marked with rows of colourful prayer flags. After crossing the pass you’ll begin to see the Haa Valley, the westernmost valley of Bhutan, bordering Tibet.

The Haa River runs right through the valley and is surrounded by imposing mountain peaks. You’ll also see an Indian military base as you enter the valley, perhaps something of an eyesore in this otherwise pristine area. You’ll spend tonight in a traditional Bhutanese guest house in the town of Haa. The afternoon is free to take a walk through the valley. Most tour operators only offer the Haa valley as a day tour from Paro, but we feel that the Haa valley is so peaceful, that you need to take the time to soak up the atmosphere.

Departure from the Haa Valley

Day 2

Departure from the Haa Valley

Depending on your next destination you might have some time this morning to take a final stroll along the banks of the river and, in spring, the blooming rhododendrons and dense pine forests, with the mountain peaks of Tibet as your background. Then, it’s time to wave goodbye as you head onwards with your guide and driver.

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“Bhutan felt like a fairy-tale to me; a land where the locals wear traditional dress and archery is practiced against a backdrop of green valleys and blue skies. Visit this country, and you’ll soon believe in legends.”

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