8 Day Haa Summer Festival

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Regional background

Ancestral home to the Dorji family , the people of Haa inhabit the high valleys above 3,000 meters. Strong-boned and resilient, the people of Haa are devout and hardworking yak herders and farmers who cultivate high altitude crops such as wheat, potatoes, barley and millet. Their religious life revolves around the appeasement of Buddhist and Shamanic (Bon) deities and entities including Ap Chhundu, their guardian spirit, believed to protect all people born in Haa.

Things to do and see

Schedule your visit during the annual Haa’s Alpine festival to see the weaving and making of yak hair tent from scratch! Expect to see a variety of yak products on display including coveted bundle of white yak tails (which are believed to bring good luck to one’s home), learn about the traditional process of yak shearing and wool making, see how yak dairy is turned into delicious traditional meals that showcase the culinary traditions of Haa.

Since people of Haa are also known for their skills in the traditional 13 arts and crafts of Bhutan, you are likely to stumble on beautiful one of a-kind bargains crafted from gold, silver, bronze, clay, slate and wood.

As an added highlight, be sure to catch the Nublang cattle show at the alpine festival. A breed of cattle unique to the Haaps, the Nublangs trace their origins to a legendary lake called the Nub Tshonapata, located in the western mountain ranges. According to a local myth, this special breed of cattle was granted as a present to a herder from Haa for his kindness to a deity of the lake.

What's Included

Suitable Months
  • Festival Date: 8th - 9th July 2017
Prices
  • For Travel during Haa Summer Festival
  • USD 1,729 for 1 person traveler
  • USD 1,659 per person for 2 person travelers
  • USD 1,449 per person for group with 3 or more
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Gerald Fernandez
Singapore, Jul 2015

Hello Sonam,

Kuzuzangpo La!

Over all we had an excellent vacation.

Both the people and the country of Bhutan is beautiful.

The trip was also made special due to the excellent guide and driver we had.

Some brief comments and feedback on the hotels we stayed.

1. Hotel Norbuling - the rooms and toilets need renovations, has the old smell in the rooms. Too many dogs outside the hotel making noise late in the night.

2. Hotel Lobesa - excellent location, new and clean, very good service, and the food in this hotel is really good.

3. Metta Resort & Spa - nice location & view, however the rooms & toilets need renovations. The dinner we had in this hotel was very bad.

Regards,
Gerald Fernandez

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Nena
Singapore, Jul 2015

Hi Sonam,

Thanks for your email. I enjoyed my stay in Bhutan.

Both my guide and driver (KP and Tandin) were great and made my stay there a fun and memorable one. I have written lots of good stuff about them in the feedback form that I passed to KP on my last day in Bhutan hence you may want to refer to that. Here are the photos for sharing.

Thanks & regards,
Nena

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Adeline
Malaysia, Jun 2015

Hi Sangay,

Thanks for the arrangement. The whole trip was relatively good and just nice enough the pace. Most of my request are fulfilled. It was nice experience. I hereby attach pictures.

Adeline

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