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Haa Summer Festival

Festival dates: 10 & 11th July 2021

The Haa Summer festival is a lively event with religious performances. You can enjoy unique Bhutanese cuisine, local Ara, traditional sports and celebrations of traditional living. It gives insight into the lives and traditions of Bhutan’s nomadic herders up in the mountains. You can witness the Bhutanese folk songs and dances, artifacts, religious performances and see natural alpine flowers. You can enjoy the hospitality of the local people of Haa Valley.

Detailed Itinerary for Haa Summer Festival:

Day 01. Arrive Paro – Thimphu (Distance: 54 km, 1 hr drive):

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Tamchog Monastery.

Meet and greet at the Airport and drive to Thimphu.

On the way, visit to:

  • Tamchog Monastery built in 1420 by Thangthong Gyalpo.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • National Memorial Chorten.
  • Craft Bazaar.
  • Visit to the Tashichho Dzong, the Royal Secretariat.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 02. Thimphu Sightseeing:

Tallest-statue-of-Sitting-Buddha

Tallest statue of Sitting Buddha.

In the morning, visit to:

  • Tallest Statue of sitting Buddha (51.5 meters).
  • Changangkha Lhakhang.
  • Takin Preserve center.
  • Sangaygang view point.
  • Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan.

Lunch at Simply Bhutan Museum restaurant, where you can enjoy typical Bhutanese dishes, Ara (Local wine), witness Folk dances, visit to the Folk Museum and many more.

  • National Postal Museum.
  • School of 13 Arts and Crafts.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha (76 Km, 3 hrs drive):

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Dochu La pass (3100 m).

In the morning, drive to Punakha.

On the way visit to:

  • Dochu La Pass with its 108 stupas and view the beautifully arranged Himalayan ranges.
  • Chimi Lhakhang, also called “the Temple of Fertility” built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in the year 1499.

After lunch, we visit to:

The Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

In the evening, hike to Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04. Punakha –Wangdiphodrang – Gangtey (75 kms, 2 hour drive):

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Wangdiphodrang Dzong.

In the morning, drive to Gangtey. On the way, we visit to:

  • Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Note: Upper part of the valley is called Gangtey and lower part is called Phobjikha.

While in Gangtey, we visit to:

  • Gangtey Gompa Monastery founded in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grandson of Pema Lingpa.
  • Crane Information center.

In the evening, explore the beautiful Phobjikha valley at an elevation of 3000 m.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 05. Gangtey – Paro (170 km. 4 hrs drive):

Rinpung-Dzong

Rinpung Dzong.

In the morning, drive to Paro. We occasionally stop on the way to take pictures.

After lunch, we visit to:

  • Ta Dzong built in 1649, an ancient watch tower which now houses the National Museum of Bhutan.
  • The Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 06. Paro – Haa festival – Paro (60 km. One way, 1 ½ hr. drive):

After EARLY breakfast, drive to Haa valley.

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Haa Summer Festival.

We stop on the way at Chele la pass at 3988 meters. You can see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt. Jumolhari.

While in Haa valley, witness the Haa summer festival.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • Lhakhang Karpo was established in the 7thcentury by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo.
  • Lhakhang Nagpo located in Dumchoe village, the monastery was established in the 7thcentury by King Songtsen Gampo.

In the evening, drive back to Paro.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 07. Paro Sightseeing (Hike to the Tiger’s Nest):

Tiger’s-Nest-(Taktsang)-Monastery

Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.

In the morning, hike to the beautiful Tiger’s Nest monastery (Taktsang).

After lunch, we visit to:

  • Drukgyal Dzong built in 1647 by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
  • Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan King, Srongsen Gampo.

In the evening, explore Paro market.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 08. Departure:

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell.