Bhutan offer various events traditionally and culturally associated to make the trip a memorial and one of a kind. Ranging from a classic arrangement to dignified and most respected events is being carried out. Thus out of many, Bhutanese Traditional Wedding Ceremony is considered as a “unique and eccentric” part of the culture and traditions. Also, Bhutan offers wide ranges of activities for couple looking for honeymoon vacation. Therefore this tour will grace an opportunity to explore and experience Bhutan’s traditional ways of getting married and speck for honeymoon vacation
Paro (alt. 2200m/7218ft) – The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro River). Paro is also one of the most fertile valleys in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.
The flight to Paro is considered one of the most spectacular flight experiences in the world. While flying in and out of Bhutan, one can see Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makula, and other high peaks such as Jumolhari, Jichu Drakey, and Tsrim Gang. You will be received by representative of Triip.After landing at Paro, drive to Thimphu and visit following places:
Thimphu is a small, charming capital city nestled in the heart of the Himalayas with a population of about 100,000 people. It is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place, home to civil servants, expatriates, monk body and also centre of government, religion and commerce. Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.
Memorial Chorten. This stupa was built in 1974 to honor the 3rd King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. This religious structure is circumambulated only in a clockwise direction (reciting prayers and whirling the large red prayer wheels).
Visit the world’s largest sitting Buddha, an immense statue housing a monastery and visitors center. Enjoy a stunning view of Thimphu city from this point.
Tashichho Dzong has been the seat of the government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. Other government departments are housed in buildings nearby.
Evening: explore Thimphu Town/Handicrafts stall.
Private dinner will be arranging at restaurant with the welcome cake & candle light.Overnight in Thimphu:
1300m/4265ft. Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan during the time of Zhabdrun Ngawang Namkgyal, the founder of Bhutan. Today it is the administrative and religious center of the district and the winter home of Bhutan’s Central Monk Body. It is blessed with temperate climate and owing to its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers.
Enjoy the journey taking pictures at the Dochula Pass (3150m/10,000ft) with its panoramic views of the Himalayas. The pass is decorated with 108 Druk Wangyel Chorten, which were built to celebrate the stability and progress, brought to Bhutan by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King.
The traditional marriage ceremony will be performed totally in a Bhutanese fashion by the monks. The wedding ceremony will be held traditional Bhutanese house at Yuewakha village and Chimi Lhakhang.
The ceremony begins with a Lhabsang and Thrisor which will be performed by the monks in the morning. This ceremony is to please the local deities for blessing good health, wealth and also to purify our bodies, speech and minds of all our sins.
Changphoed is the offering to the gods and deities in a form of local wine. After offering is made to the deities, the wine is then served to thebride and the groom in a traditional wooden cup which bride and groom will share. This symbolizes the faith and everlasting bond the husband and the wife will share for the rest of their lives.
The ritual is performed in honor of Tsepamey, the God of longevity. The ritual is performed for a long and prosperous married life. The monk will bless bride and the groom in the course of the ritual.
Following the auspicious day, various food and drinks are to be served and offerings made to the guardian deities for their blessings. The bride and the groom are also served the same.
The ceremony will conclude with the presentation of the Dhar Naynga to bride and the groom (the symbolic five colored scarves).The offering of the scarves wishes the bride and the groom a long and prosperous life.
Bride and groom will visit the temple (Chimi Lhakhang), they will light butter lamps after the prostrations. The lighting of butter lamp is an offering of light to deities and is one of the most common means of increasing merits.There will be cultural program by the local people of yuewakha village.Special lunch at Farmhouse
The name means Palace of Great Bliss. The Dzong stands magnificently on the spit of land where two rivers (Pho chu and Mo chu) meet. Punakha Dzong has special significance in Bhutanese history as the place where Bhutan’s first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned in 1907. It is also the winter residence for the Je Khenpo (spiritual leader) and the entire central monk body.
The three story main temple of the Punakha Dzong is a breathtaking example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver. It was here on 17th December 1907, Bhutan’s first king was crowned.Overnight in Punakha:
Drive to Paro after breakfast. En-route visit Lamperi Botanical Gardens: The garden is located in the center of a 47 sq. mile botanical park (35km from Thimphu) and has over 46 species of rhododendrons.Visit following places in Paro:
Ta- Dzong (the watchtower) was built in the 17th century to guard the Paro Rimpong dzong (fortress) below. It was said that the future first king was kept in this tower as a prisoner for a week. It was the third king who restored the Ta-dzong and converted it into the National Museum. The visit to the museum will familiarize you with the Bhutanese way of life and will also acquaint you with the natural and cultural history.
Regal and imposing, dzongs are arguably among the most distinctive and important structures in Bhutan. This Dzong is the headquarters of the Paro district, housing the head administrator and staff, as well as a monastic body with about 200 monks.
It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambey Lhakahng in Bumthang). The lhakhang complex is composed of two temples. The first temple was built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, built the second temple in original pattern.Evening: Explore Paro town.Private dinner will be arranging at hotel with candle light.
Overnight in Paro:
Bhutan’s most scenic icon or the most important landmark, Taktshang the Tiger’s nest clings to the side of a steep cliff 300 meters above the Paro valley. The place was first visited by Guru Rimpoche, founder of the tantric form of Buddhism in Himalayan countries, in the 8th century. It was said that he meditated there for about three months. The original temple was built in the 17th century, but tragically, it was consumed by fire in 1998. Like a phoenix, the temple was rebuilt to its fullest glory in 2003. Takshang is considered to be the 10th-holiest site in the Buddhist world. Visit three different temples inside the main Takshang complex. Riding Ponies provided upon request.Overnight in Paro:
After breakfast, transfer to Paro airport for departure.