Lechuna Heritage Lodge
At a Glance
Outstanding location in the Haa Valley
The main highlight here is the amazing hiking opportunities
Lechuna Heritage Lodge has an idyllic set up
A charming but simple hotel
Best time to Visit
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In the western, central and eastern Bhutan you will mostly experience cold European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. The Monsoon occurs between June and August when the temperature is normally between 8° and 21°C. October and November are arguably the best months, when the monsoon has passed and the skies are clear. The spring months of March, April and May are best for the flora, but it can be stormy as the monsoon builds up for July-September.
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Lechuna Heritage Lodge is located in the Haa Valley which is the second least populated valley in Bhutan making it a true destination for those looking to explore somewhere off the beaten track. Simple with limited facilities, this is a great base.
Lechuna Heritage Lodge is a traditional farmhouse with real Bhutanese heritage and one of the only hotels in the valley. Due to the untouched nature of this region, even though the accommodation is simple it provides a charming base from which to explore and is a brilliant way to feel immersed in the rural life of Bhutan.
The Haa Valley was only opened to foreign tourists in 2002 due to its proximity to the Tibetan border and the presence of an Indian and Bhutanese military base. Therefore it has remained fairly isolated and for those looking for something even more remote and unique than what the rest of Bhutan has to offer then this is the place to head to.
Please do note that it the hotel is very simple and you will be sharing bathrooms with other guests. There is a small dining room which can be quite dark but the outdoor terrace is nice for eating your meals while enjoying the views. There is also an intimate lounge for guests looking to relax and read a good book or have a bit of warmth after a day exploring the valley which does get cold in the winter. For what this property lacks in additional amenities and added luxuries it makes up in the unique and beautiful experience of being able to connect with the local area of Haa and rural life in Bhutan.
As an original traditional farmhouse, rooms at the property are all different sizes but simply and traditionally decorated. There are 7 rooms at Lechuna Heritage Lodge over two floors; 2 kings, 1 single, 3 twin and 1 triple so a good variety for guests. Please note, the bathrooms are shared between the rooms with toilets on each floor and the separate shower rooms on each floor.
Lechuna Heritage Lodge does welcome children but it is not a family focused hotel.
This small farmhouse has one restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating serving Himalayan cuisine from Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. There is also a bar available with wine, beers and soft drinks available.
The main focus of Lechuna is definitely hiking the Haa Valley and exploring the Haatoe village. There are some incredible trekking options that are available for everyone no matter your ability or what your passions are; whether it’s the flora, fauna or simply enjoying the countryside in its entirety.
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Sink your teeth into authentic Bhutanese culture in the Haa Valley with this actual converted farmhouse. Seated along a creek and sharing a path with a local temple, this place is the real deal. Enjoy meals served in their courtyard or pack into their more traditional dining room. Stocked full of a lovely assortment of locally made art and handicrafts, this charming and rustic getaway rewards the traveler intrepid enough to seek it out!
Day Trip to Chelela Pass and Hike Kila Goenpa
Chele La Pass is known to be the highest motorable pass in Bhutan and provides wonderful views over Ha Valley and Paro District, which you have the chance to view today before taking a scenic hike and visit to Kila Nunnery.
Enjoy an excursion into one of the Bhutanese rivers and try your hand at fly-fishing.
Haa Valley Alpine Excursion
Experience the unique nomadic Haa culture in the Bhutan's formerly isolated Haa Valley.
Punakha Drubchen Festival
Held annually on February in Punakha, local militias dress up as Bhutanese warriors in this festival to re-enact the famous battle between Bhutan and Tibet.
The Haa Valley
The unspoilt Haa Valley is located close to Paro and offers a fantastic day out. Drive over the Chele Pass, Bhutan's highest road, and choose to free-wheel on bikes into the Haa Valley. Explore the local monastery, have a picnic and return to Paro.
Bhutan for Young Families
Thimphu, Punakha, Haa Valley & Paro
from £1800 pp inc flights & transfers for 6 nights
- Bond over family-friendly experiences such as dressing up in traditional Bhutanese dress, rafting, archery and apple plucking!
- Home stay experience at a village farmhouse in the remote Haa Valley and learn about their nomadic lifestyle
- Have an exclusive private guide and driver throughout giving you complete flexibility
Off the Beaten Track Bhutan
Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, Haa & Paro
from £9000 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights
- Amazing journey into Bhutan's more remote corners
- Private guide and driver throughout and all experiences are included
- Options for a range of day-walks into more rural parts of Bhutan
Location & directions
Lechuna Heritage Lodge is located in the idyllic Haa Valley.
How to get there
Fly into Paro Airport and then head over the Chelula Pass and down into Haa Valley which is a 3-hour 30-minute drive away.
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