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Haa

a perfect place in Bhutan..

Situated at the altitude of 2670 m m Haa is a beautiful place in Bhutan. The Haa valley is well known of wheat and barley cultivation and it’s the valley where Bhutan’s most of the wheat and barley come from. The name Haa mean “the hidden valley of rice”. The serene atmosphere and scenic beauty of Haa makes it different from the other locations in Bhutan. Haa is more about nature rather than monasteries and Dzong. But there are some important temples and Dzong in Haa. The Black Temple (Lhakhang Nagpo) and the White Temple (Lhakhang Karpo) which were built in 7th AD are a must visit place here. The beautiful Haa Dzong also a nice place to visit. If someone wants to experience the traditional Bhutanese village culture Haa is the perfect place to visit.


Activities


Sightseeing tour: You can go for a day long local sightseeing tours to the places of Interest in nearby areas. This sightseeing tour program can be customized to your needs. Some of the places of Interest are White temple, Black temple, Haa Dzong, Chele la, etc.

Morning excursion: You can go for a soulful nature walk in this picturesque place. A walk along with the beautiful Haa river will definitely bring peacefulness in you.

Places to Visit: Black temple, White temple, Haa Dzong, Chele la, etc.


Travel Guide


Weather

The general temperature in Haa stays cold all time. During summer, mercury hardly crosses 22°C in daytime and during night it stays around 12°C. The average temperature for Haa is 12°C during winter. This place gets good amount of rainfall during monsoon.

Local Words

Generals greetings and words: Welcome greetings: Kuzo-zangpo la, Yes: Ong, No: Mengo, Little bit: Atshi-chi, Thank you: Kaadin-chhey la, Road: Lam, Shop/Store: Neyer Tshang, Market: Throm, Medicine: Mein.
Food and Drinks: Hot water: Chhu Tshe, Cold Water: Chhu Khem, Rice: Chum/ Tuoe, Mushrooms: Shamu, Lentils: Sem Chum Chung Ku, Vegetables: Tshe-sey, Butter Tea: Suja, Milk Tea: Naja.
Emotions: Good (Food): Shim-bay, Not Good (food): Me Shim-bay, Good (Places, things): Sacha Legshom, Not Good (Place,things): Yoebab mabmi.
Time: Morning: Do-paa, Evening: Che-roo, Night: Nub-mo.
Relationships: Elder-brother: Acho, Younger brother: Nuchu, Elder Sister: Ashim, Younger sister: Num

How are you?: Gadaybay zhu ga?
I’m fine: Layshom.
What is your name?(informal) Chhey-gi ming ga chi mo?
What is your name? (formal) Na gi Tshen ga chi mo?
My name is Lucy: Ney-gee ming Lucy een la.
How far is it from here? Dikhar lay tharee gademchi mo?
How much? Gaa-dem-chi mo la?

Getting here

The nearest airport name is Paro airport (PBH). It is well connected with Bangkok, Kolkata and Bagdogra airport. But the flight are limited. The nearest popular airport beside Paro is Bagdogra airport (IXB) which is in India.
There is no railway connectivity in Bhutan. The nearest railway station name is Hashimara station (HSA) and New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) which are in India.
Haa is well connected by roads with other parts of Bhutan.

Permit

Tourists need permit to get into Haa. The visa procedure for Bhutan is different comparing to other countries. Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldives national have different visa procedure. Please contact us to know about the visa procedure in details.

Custom

Bhutan is a Buddhist country where people are very respectful to their culture. While visiting in any religious place please remove your footwear before entering into the main temple. Also it is advisable to wear modest clothes while visiting any religious place. People will happily pose for a picture but please ask them before taking any picture.

Safety

Bhutan is one of the few countries in the world where you hardly find any crime. People are very respectful towards each other. But for any safety concern you can reach to the nearest police station or tourist information center.

Health

You won’t find any mosquitoes here in Haa. Due to alpine climate tourist generally doesn’t get sick. But if you are allergic to plants and pollen then take precaution. The local hotels and restaurants serve safe drinking water but if you are not sure then you can buy packaged drinking water almost at every place.

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