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Haa Valley Fishing Tour | Bhutan Fishing Tour | Bhutanitis Travels


Haa Valley Fishing Tour

Total Duration: 8 Days - 7 Nights of Bhutan Fishing Tour.     Fishing Days : 1 Day.

The Haa valley was opened for the first time to foreign tourists in 2002. It is culturally rich valley and some of famous sites in this region are: 7th century Lhakhang Karpo (White temple) and Lhakhang Nagpo (Black temple) at the foothills of a venerated three brotherly mountains known as Meri Puensum.

The valley is also very famous in Bhutan in terms of the diversity of the folk culture, legends and shamanistic rituals. The Haa Chhu originates in a valley glacier on the south facing slope of the main Himalayas. The source area is located to the south of Jomolhari (abode of Goddess Jomo).A number of smaller streams flowing from glaciers in hanging valleys join the main stream. The Ha Chhu then flows in a general direction, south south-east to join the Wong Chhu at Chukho.

Traditionally Salmonidae (salmo trutta) and Asla (schizothorax progastus) was found in the Haa Chhu. Brown trout (salmo trutta fario) was first introduced in Bhutan in 1930. A hatchery was established at Haa immediately thereafter and another at Wangchuk Taba in 1975. The Asla is held in high esteem by the Bhutanese and brown trout seems to be feeding on and suppressing indigenous cold-water fish such as the Asla. In 1987, the FAO fact finding and project idea formulating mission for small-scale cold-water fisheries visited Bhutan. A subsequent visit by experts established that the Haa hatchery was more conducive to fish culture than that in the foothill ponds.



Day From To Distance Time Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in the Paro drive to Thimphu     2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Paro Thimphu 54km 1hr   Hotel in Thimphu
3 Thimphu sightseeing     2400m Hotel in Thimphu
4 Thimphu Haa 53km 1hr   Hotel in Haa
5 Haa fishing       Hotel in Haa
6 Haa Paro 65km 1.5hrs 2200m Hotel in Paro
7 Paro   sightseeing     2200m Hotel in Paro
8 Departures from Airport


Day 1: Arrival in the Paro.

  • Our representative from Bhutanitis Travels will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Visit Drukgyel Dzong (now under reconstruction), you can also catch a glimpse of Mt Jomolhari.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Paro.
Food and accommodation will be according to your reservations.

Day 2: Paro to Thimphu.

  • After breakfast, start your hike towards Paro Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest). It is the most visited tourist destination in Bhutan.
  • After lunch visit Paro Rinpung Dzong and Ta Dzong (the National Museum).
  • Dinner and overnight halt in a hotel in Paro.

Day 3: Thimphu sightseeing.

  • After breakfast, visit KuenselPhodrang, where the largest statue of sitting Buddha is located overlooking the capital city of Thimphu.
  • Take a short hike in Tango Chari.
  • After lunch, visit Thimphu memorial Chorten and Centenary Park.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Thimphu.
Optional activities you can choose from:
  • Visit Dechenphu Lhakhang/ TashichhoDzong.
  • Biking around Thimphu.
  • Visit the National Library/ Bhutan post Museum.

Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha (round trip).

  • After breakfast, drive to Punakha.
  • On the way, halt in Dochula pass for photography.
  • After reaching Lobesa, we halt for lunch. Afterwards visit Chimi lhakang.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong and drive back to Thimphu.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 5: Thimphu to Haa.

  • After breakfast, drive towards Haa. On the way we will halt in Dobji Dzong. Dobji Dzong is considered the first model Dzong in Bhutan. Constructed in 1531 by Ngawang chogyal, Dobji Dzong is home to many religious relics such as statues of Jetsun Milarepa, Guru Langdarchen, Dungsay Dewa Zangpo. However, a massive earthquake destroyed much of the Dzong but is still standing tall today along the Thimphu – Haa highway.
  • Upon arrival in Haa, visit lhakang karpo and lhakang Nagpo.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Haa.

Day 6: Haa fishing.

  • Today you will spend the day fishing along the Haa Chhu. The fishes you can expect to spot is Salmon, Trout and Asia.
  • You can also pay a visit to the Haa Fish Hatchery established in 1975. You might be able to have additional information about fish in Bhutan from this Hatchery.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Haa.

Day 7:  Haa to Paro.

  • After breakfast, drive to Paro via Chele-La pass (3988m), the highest pass in Bhutan. Besides giving you a breathtaking view of the Himalayan range, you will also be able to see Mt. Jomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drakey.
  • Lunch will be served upon arrival in Paro.
  • After Lunch, you are free to explore the town and the local markets.

Day 8: Departures from Airport.

  • After breakfast, drive to the Airport and farewell.


Package Includes

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. English speaking Local guide.
  7. Sightseeing.

Package Does Not Include

  1. Druk Air fares.
  2. Insurance Premiums.
  3. Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  4. Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  5. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  6. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
  7. Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  8. Visa Fees


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