Approved By: Tourism council of Bhutan
Under Ministry of Economic Affairs of Bhutan
The isolated Haa valley lies south of Paro valley. The Haa Chhu flows from the head of the valley to join the Wang Chhu, by the road to Phuentsholing. Although there is easy access to Tibet from Haa, the remote valley has always been off the major trade routes. It is the ancestral home of the Dorji family, to which the queen mother, Ashi kesang Wangchuck, belongs.
It’s a picturesque valley that is ideal for mountain biking and hiking, and there is plenty of scope of getting off the beaten track here.
It is a large fertile valley and the staple crops are wheat, potatoes, barley, and millet. People also raise yaks and Haa yak meat is regarded as some of the best in the country. Many people from Haa move to Samtse in winter.One climbs from Paro, crossing the Cheli-La mountain pass. The other diverges from the Phuentsholing-Thimphu road at the confluence to the south, high above the Wang Chhu.