Location: Western Bhutan, South of Paro valley
Distance from Thimphu: 119km (3hrs 30mins)
Elevation: 2,670m (8,758ft)

Haa Attractions

A general view of the Haa Dzong, a fortress, that was built in 1895 in Bhutan June 28, 2009. Five decades ago, Bhutan was a feudal, medieval place with no roads, proper schools or hospitals and scarcely any contact with the outside world. Today education and health care are free and life expectancy has risen to 66 years from less than 40. Picture taken June 28, 2009. REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk (BHUTAN SOCIETY)

A general view of the Haa Dzong, a fortress, that was built in 1895 in Bhutan June 28, 2009. Five decades ago, Bhutan was a feudal, medieval place with no roads, proper schools or hospitals and scarcely any contact with the outside world. Today education and health care are free and life expectancy has risen to 66 years from less than 40. Picture taken June 28, 2009. REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk (BHUTAN SOCIETY)

Haa Dzong

The Haa Dzong will continue to serve as the headquarters of the Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) until the Bhutanese Government finds a new location for them. Whilst the Dzong is occupied by the IMTRAT, the dzongkhag administrative center is in the middle of Haa town and the religious seat is in a temple – Lhakhang Karpo – which is away from the main town and in the middle of a village.

Chhundu Lhakhang

This is one of several temples dedicated to the Haa valley’s protective deity, ‘Ab Chhundu’. The Temple is located 10 km north of Haa and accessed by a short 5-10 mins walk from the road in Gayekha village.

Bonko Festival

Once in every 3 years, celebrated for 3 days In December.

Other Attractions

Haa lomba, beautiful lakes in Sangbe Geog, numerous treks etc.