Two hour drive from the capital will take the visitors to a beautiful tiny valley of Haa.  En-route to Haa, one can also stop by the gorgeous Chelela pass.  The pass is also known as the highest motor-able road in Bhutan. Unlike Paro and Thimphu, Haa valley is rather quiet and serene. The valley does not see many tourists like is neighboring districts which can be attested by the fact that the valley has zero tourist hotels or and souvenir shops.  Thus, tourists visiting Haa can experience an authentic local culture. For nature lovers, Haa can be the perfect destination to explore as almost 80% of the valley is still under forest coverage. Home to exceptionally rare species of flora and fauna including the White poppy, this in fact only grows in Haa in the entire world.

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The serene village ambience of Haa valley provides the visitors with an opportunity to explore and experience authentic village life. The ancient village homes with massive wooden stair cases welcome the guests. Spending a night or two at a farm house will not only help you understand the Bhutanese way of life but also help the tourists get to live like them for few stays. The guests can spend their time engaging in activities like observing farm life, or rambling around the village trails.


Haa Dzongkhag is situated in the Himalayan region and is characterized by steep valleys and high mountains. The Haa Valley, where the main town is located, is at an average altitude of around 2,700 meters (8,900 feet). The district is surrounded by lofty peaks, including the sacred mountain Jomolhari, which is over 7,300 meters (23,950 feet) in height.


Haa Dzongkhag is becoming increasingly popular among tourists due to its scenic beauty and cultural attractions. Visitors can explore the Haa Valley, surrounded by picturesque landscapes, visit the Haa Dzong (fortress), and experience traditional Bhutanese architecture. The region also offers opportunities for hiking, trekking, and birdwatching.


Haa Dzongkhag is known for its rich cultural heritage. It is one of the few districts in Bhutan where the nomadic herding culture of the Brokpa community is still preserved. The Brokpas are known for their unique customs, attire, and lifestyle. The district also hosts various religious festivals (tshechus) throughout the year, where locals gather to witness masked dances and receive blessings.


Agriculture is the primary economic activity in Haa Dzongkhag. The fertile valleys of the district support the cultivation of crops such as wheat, barley, potatoes, and vegetables. Livestock rearing, including yak herding, is also an important source of income for the local population. In recent years, tourism has emerged as a growing sector, providing employment and income-generating opportunities.