Jigrne Dorji National Park under the Department of Forest and Park Services is organizing the first Jomolhari Mountain Festival on 23rd and 24th October 2013 at Soe Dangochong. The festival is just one part of a larger effort to promote conservation the rare Snow Leopard. Visitors to the festival will be able to sample local cuisine, purchase locally made handicrafts like authentic yak fur robes and enjoy the traditional songs and dances of the region.
“Haa Valley” remains one of the least visited areas in the country and retains the air of an unspoiled, primeval forest. This valley only opened to foreigners in 2002 due to its proximity to the border with Sikkim and Tibet. This unspoilt valley harks back to a simpler, more traditional time, and its wooded hills give us an ideal setting for hiking and mountain biking. There are several pleasant walking trails in Haa and biking on the virtually traffic free valley to visit local areas of interest and village homes is an enjoyable way to spend the day.