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Serene Villages of Bhutan: Paro, Punakha & Haa Circuit


8 Nights / 9 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on the “Serene Villages of Bhutan: Paro, Punakha & Haa Circuit” tour to delve deep into Bhutan’s tranquil rural life and scenic beauty. Begin in Paro, exploring historic Rinphung Dzong and immersing yourself in local village traditions. Journey to Punakha through the majestic Dochula Pass, discovering Ewakha village and the iconic Punakha Dzong at the confluence of rivers. Traverse to Haa Valley, encountering Talo and Nobgang villages, and experiencing warm hospitality with tea and local cuisine. Explore Thimphu’s cultural landmarks before returning to Paro for a hike to Taktsang Monastery, perched dramatically on a cliffside. This immersive journey promises a blend of cultural immersion and natural splendor, offering an unforgettable insight into Bhutanese village life and scenic landscapes.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
4 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
5 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
6 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
7 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %
9 Discount on 9-person group 9 9 %
10 Discount on 10-person group 10 10 %


Day 1: Arrive Paro

Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, begin your exploration with a visit to a local village, providing an authentic glimpse into Bhutanese rural life. Explore Rinphung Dzong, a historical fortress-monastery that houses government offices and religious relics. Stroll through Paro town, known for its traditional Bhutanese architecture and handicraft shops. Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Paro.

Day 2: Paro – Punakha/Wangdue

After breakfast, drive towards Punakha/Wangdue via Thimphu, enjoying scenic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Stop at Dochula Pass (3,100m), offering panoramic vistas of the eastern Himalayan ranges, with time to explore the memorial chortens and enjoy the mountain air. Visit Ewakha village, interacting with locals and learning about their daily life and culture. Continue to Chimi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the Divine Madman and known for its fertility blessings. Explore Punakha Dzong, situated at the confluence of Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, an architectural masterpiece and former seat of Bhutanese government. Overnight at a hotel or family-run guest house in Punakha/Wangdue.

Day 3: Punakha & Wangdue

Today’s exploration takes you to Talo village and Nobgang village, where you will visit local homes, enjoy traditional Bhutanese tea, and stroll through vibrant vegetable and flower gardens. Experience the warm hospitality of villagers as you learn about their agricultural practices and daily routines. Visit Richengang village near Wangdue, known for its picturesque setting and traditional Bhutanese architecture. Overnight at a hotel or family-run guest house in Punakha/Wangdue.

Day 4: Punakha – Thimphu

After an early breakfast, drive back across Dochula Pass to Thimphu, Bhutan's capital city. Visit the Folk Heritage Museum, offering insights into traditional Bhutanese lifestyle and culture. Explore the Textile Academy to learn about Bhutan's rich weaving traditions. Tour Tashicho Dzong, a majestic fortress housing the throne room and offices of the King. Wander through the colorful Farmer’s Market, where locals sell fresh produce and handicrafts. Visit Changlimithang ground to witness an archery competition, Bhutan’s national sport. Overnight at a hotel or family-run guest house in Thimphu.

Day 5: Thimphu – Haa Valley

Enjoy a scenic drive through picturesque landscapes towards Haa Valley, passing through serene villages along the way. Stop at Chebri village to interact with locals and gain insights into their traditional way of life. Visit Tachu Goempa village and indulge in a traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath, followed by a tasting of Ara, a local spirit. Accommodation is provided in a lodge in Hatoey village, offering a blend of traditional Bhutanese hospitality and modern comforts. Overnight in Hatoey village lodge.

Day 6: Haa Valley

Spend the day exploring the charming villages of Haa Valley on foot, interacting with friendly locals and visiting their homes. Experience authentic Haap dishes, traditional Bhutanese cuisine known for its hearty flavors and local ingredients. Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Haa Valley, surrounded by pristine natural beauty and ancient cultural heritage. Overnight in lodge in Hatoey village. .

Day 7: Haa – Paro

Depart Haa Valley and drive back to Paro, stopping at Chele La pass, the highest motor-able road in Bhutan, for breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. Visit Kila Gompa nunnery, perched on a cliffside and home to Buddhist nuns in seclusion. Explore local villages in Paro in the afternoon, interacting with residents and learning about their unique customs. Overnight at a comfortable hotel in Paro.

Day 8: Paro – Hike to Takstang

Embark on a memorable hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery, a sacred site clinging to a cliffside above Paro Valley. Enjoy the hike through pine forests and traditional villages, with options for riding ponies or mules for part of the ascent. Explore Taktsang monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated in the 8th century. Return to Paro for a final stroll through the town area and a farewell dinner celebrating your Bhutanese adventure. Overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 9: Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Paro airport for your departure flight, concluding your enriching Village Tour of Bhutan with memories of cultural immersion and scenic splendor.


  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) with standard menu at 3 star hotels
  • English speaking tour guide service
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • Mineral drinking water ( Day Tour)
  • Visa fee of US$40/person (must be paid in advance with tour cost)
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • Any air fare
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals (optional)
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Or anything not mentioned above.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

4 Star hotels

Can travelers upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels?

Yes, travelers can upgrade the accommodation to 5-star hotels by paying the supplement. Please send inquiry for same from the booking page to get the price quote.


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