HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEDDING TOURS IN BHUTAN
Wedding in Bhutan is much more than a simple exchange of vows and rings. It includes conducting religious rituals by Buddhist monks and lamas as per Buddhist norms. The rituals signifies the important of bond between husband and wife and importantly bestows upon them the protecting and blessing of Gurus and sentient beings, for a life time of love and happiness.
The actual wedding ceremony and the blessing for a lifetime of love and happiness will take place at either the auspicious Temples or in the Alter rooms of the hotels, which will be presided over by the Monks from the monastic body headed by the high priest.
Bhutan Monyul Travel are now being beautifully crafted into the wedding tours where the couples can touch down and get married in the traditional and exciting Bhutanese way.
WEDDING TOURS IN BHUTAN DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport
Upon arrival at Paro International airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and the tour guide will receive and escort you to designated Hotels in Paro.
In the afternoon drive to the ruins of the 17th Century Drukgyel Dzong, an historic monument built by the Zhabdrung to commemorate his victory against invading Tibetans in 1644. In fine weather the towering peak of the sacred Mount Jomolhari (7314m) appears as a stunning backdrop. On the return drive to Paro, visit 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. Overnight at Paro.
Day 2: Weeding and Photoshoot
The most memorable event and historical day in your life is to get married in Bhutanese style. Bhutan is like nowhere in world for the couple to get married and spend honeymoon holidays. Bhutan offers romantic weather, beautiful landscape, peaceful nation, wonderful walks, world class hotels and remarkable events.
The day starts with delicious Bhutanese breakfast, followed by dressing up bride and groom in Bhutanese style in most expensive Bhutanese hand-woven costume. After that bride and groom will be taken to alter room with procession ceremony, followed by marriage ceremony, gift exchange, offering of well wish khaddar, followed by lunch. After lunch we will show you beautiful cultural programs and evening followed by traditional game of archery. Overnight at Paro.
Day 3: hike to Taktsang Monastery
Today after breakfast, we will hike to Tiger’s nest, one of the most sacred monasteries in Bhutan build on the side of a cliff which is 900m above the paro valley. This is a life time platform for bride and groom to offer heartfelt prayers at Taktshang for everlasting love, successful life and to bless with all the happiness. The hike will take about 2 hours walk uphill for an average hiker. Legend has it that in the 8th century, Guru Rimpochey, a tantric master flew here on the back of a tigress and meditated in a cave around which the temple is built. In the afternoon, we will visit the 1200 year old Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, to bring you good luck for the rest of the journey. Overnight at Paro.
Day 4: Paro – Thimphu
Begin your day by driving towards Thimphu, world’s smallest capital takes about an hour on a well paved two lane road that follows Paro River downstream to the confluence with Wang Chu (Thimphu River). The 60 kms road then turn upstream towards Thimphu along the Wang Chu. In the capital visit Memorial chorten, folk heritage museum, National library and Institute of arts & crafts. After lunch visit changangkha lhakhang, Mini zoo, zilukha nunnery and have tea break in town, then again after that visit Trashichoe dzong . Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 5: Thimphu – Punakha
After breakfast you will drive to Punakha with en-route Dochula pass (3116m), where on a clear day you will have spectacular views of the Himalaya range. After lunch en-route Punakha visit chimi lhakhang, the temple of fertility. Then later you will reach khuruthang , the main town of Punakha. Overnight at Punakha.
Day 6: Punakha – Wangdue Sightseeing
After breakfast drive to Wangdue and visit wangduephodrang dzong, walk around wangdue town the last town in the west before arriving in central Bhutan. After lunch drive back to Punakha and visit punakha dzong, the winter capital until 1955 and now the winter seat for the chief abbot of Bhutan. Evening visit local market, overnight at punakha.
Day 7: Punakha – Paro
Today drive back to paro, after lunch visit Drugyel dzong(ruin) the fortress of victorious drukpa, and kyichu lhakhang, one of the oldest temple of Bhutan. Overnight in Paro
Day 8: Depart Paro
Breakfast in the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.
WHAT WE INCLUDE IN OUR TAILOR MADE BHUTAN TOURS:
Tea and snacks
Complementary bottled water in car
permits and sightseeing
NOT INCLUDED IN OUR TAILOR MADE BHUTAN TOURS:
Drinks and Beverages
Phone and other bills of personal nature