Set among pristine lakes and high alpine valleys, the Haa summer festival is a lively and uplifting celebration of traditional living-culture, nomadic lifestyles, unique Bhutanese cuisine, traditional sports and religious performances.
It provides unparalleled insight into the lives and traditions of Bhutan’s nomadic herders and an opportunity to immerse oneself in this one- of- a- kind experience by playing the local sports, sampling the delicious home-cooked cuisine, and enjoying traditional songs and dances, all while imbibing the heady local liquor (Ara).
The Haa Summer festival provides a rare opportunity to see the endemic and rare White Poppy (Meconopsis superba), which typically grows to 1-1.5m in height at high altitudes around 4000m.
Taking a brief respite from the festival, the valley offers some of the best hikes through pristine forests and rugged hills. There is also an ample opportunity to walk along century old trails through mountain slopes covered in Primula Pedicularis, Ranaculus, aster and several varieties of ferns.