Camping at Haa

I am back in Bhutan again with a week already past. πŸ˜› I find myself busy as it always is just after you get back to your hometown. Lot of catching up to do. Also just got back from a camping trip with my family. While camping at this time of the year (June, July) in Bhutan is not really a good idea because of the rain, we still tried to make the best of it. Plus it was a short one, only 2 nights so quite manageable. Going anywhere with my family is a task in itself as we have a habit of packing everything that we might require. Imagine with all the camping gears and necessities like food, utensils, gas, change of clothes for us, we had two vehicles full and a full four hours (i imagine as i admit i wasn’t much involved in the preparation) spent packing and preparing picnic lunch for the road. There were nine of us altogether and 3 dogs. So that makes twelve πŸ˜›

We choose a spot beside the river. Just about a km away from the helipad, along the river is a nice ground with wide space enough to put up camp and for the dogs to run around. Fortunately we were able to set up our tentΒ just before the rain started. It was bright sunny the whole day till then. The next two days were a bit cloudy and rainy but we found stuffs to do anyways. While the rest of the team whiled away their time fishing and exploring villages in Haa during the day and playing cards and chatting after sundown, me and my sister played in the river collecting stones and trying to see who would be able to stand in the river water longer. (Its only summer by name as the water is icy cold..)

We also tried to read while daylight lasted and at night falling asleep was no problem at all as we were quite exhausted by the end (must be the fresh air as we didn’t really do much aside from playing in the river and torturing the dogs by bringing them in water). The pitter patter of rain falling on top our tents also helped. I had some of the best ZZzzzzs of my life. πŸ˜‰

Haa is always so green in summer. When you can catch it in sunlight during the brief periods without rainfall and sky is clear, wow its beautiful and pristine. The green hills against the clear blue sky. Its always one of my favorite places especially in summer, best for lazing around on the grass catching the sun. I am gladΒ that i could visit Haa again. Some pictures below that i could capture during the sunny days.

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7 Responses to Camping at Haa

  1. Arpita says:

    Haa Valley looks beautiful! I will be traveling to Bhutan in September, and looking forward to visiting all the beautiful places. What advice would you give to a first time traveller to Bhutan? Also what kind of climate can I expect in mid-September? Thanks in advance πŸ™‚


    • udensherpa says:

      Hi thank you. Think you choose a very good time for travelling in Bhutan. September is fall here. During the day it will mostly be bright and sunny, but the evenings and night might be a bit cold so warm clothes and layers would be good. I think you would also be able to catch festivals in september. If you are booked via an agent, your itinerary must already be fixed but if not be sure to catch at least Thimphu Tshechu (festival) and visit Paro Taksang (Its a really majestic temple on a cliff edge) at least. πŸ˜› Are you doing any treks?

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      • Arpita says:

        Thank you for your quick reply. Yes, we are traveling through ‘Denzong Tours’ so we have a set Itinerary. We have a hike to Tango Monastery, if that counts as a trek, I don’t know πŸ˜›
        I know Paro Taksang is included for sure. I have been wanting to travel to Bhutan for so long. My room mate at university was from Bhutan, so have heard lot of things about it. Will be visiting her during my stay at Thimpu πŸ™‚


      • udensherpa says:

        Oh sounds great. I think you wont miss much. Wow.. thats so nice that you have a friend in Thimphu, small world indeed. πŸ˜› If i am still here in Bhutan, maybe we can meet up too, just buzz me here on WordPress as as i check it constantly. Hope you have a wonderful trip to Bhutan and i will look forward to your blog update…

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      • Arpita says:

        Thanks! I sure hope you are around! I will update you as soon as I get a confirmed itinerary from my Travel agent. πŸ™‚

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  2. Rima Reyka says:

    Hi Uden,

    Seemed like all of you had a great family time! Haa is a beautiful place.

    Wish you have much more enjoyable time while you are there la!

    Take care!

    Rima πŸ™‚


    • udensherpa says:

      Hey rima, good to hear from you and i believe from sg. Thanks and yes.. the trip was good. Hope you are catching up on all the missed food at sg. See you soon.


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