Bhutan Wedding Tour

Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights.
Locations: Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangduephodrang valley, Trongsa, Phobjikha, Bumthang.
Type of Tour: Cultural tour/Adventure.

Highlight:
Traditional Bhutanese wedding,photography,Visit to the Ta Dzong (National Museum), Punakha Dzong, Worlds tallest bronze Buddha statue, Tigers nest hike, 7th Century Jampa Lhakhang, Dochula mountain pass, Fertility temple, Souvenir shopping at Paro and Thimphu town etc

Description:
Bhutan is no ordinary place. It has always strived to maintain its uniqueness preserved over centuries of isolation in the folds of the mighty Himalayas. Decades after it decided to open up, it is still very much a country distant and otherworldly to the visitors. Today, Bhutan is amply modern country yet medieval with one foot in the past and other on the path of cautious development path.

Get married in the most beautiful,romantic and fairytale kingdom. Bhutan is also one of the top destination for Tourist who wants to get married in a elaborate traditional buddhist ceremony in the Kingdom of Happiness.In Bhutan Yelha Bhutan Tours and Travels will prepare all the necessary arrangement for your special wedding tour.

Day 01: Arrive Paro

Fly into Paro by Druk Air, Bhutan’s National Airline. The great snow-capped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up to the heavens can be seen during clear weather. As the plane approaches Bhutan, if you look down farmhouses as dots on the hillsides can be seen.

In the evening stroll through Paro town and visit local shops. Overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 02: Paro

After Breakfast visit Kichu temple, one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism. To overcome her, King Songtsen Gampo decided to build 108 temples,Visit Drugyel Dzong

Or Drive to Thimphu for shopping (Traditional Bhutanese costumes for the wedding) or other Gifts. Check the arrangements for the Wedding for the next day. Evening Rest and Hot stone bath at a Farm house.

Day 03: Wedding Day.

Today the wedding ceremony will commence in typical Bhutanese Buddhist traditional in elaborate decorations. The marriage will commence in the Alter presided by the Lama & all guests will also be present in the alter.

Traditional Bhutanese mask dancers will organize a cultural function and others events will be organized throughout the day & evening.

Day 4: Drive to Thimphu

  • Distance: 54 km
  • Estimated driving time: 1 hr

After breakfast travel to Thimphu and check into your hotel. The full day Thimphu tour for the newlywed includes visit to the following:

The National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.,the National Folk Heritage Museum to get an insight into the typical Bhutanese way of life,the Textile Museum to get an understanding of the beautiful hand woven Bhutanese textiles. Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 05: Wangdue/Punakha -Thimphu

  • Distance: 71 km
  • Estimated driving time: 2 1/2

After breakfast, travel through upper Punakha valley through the village of Kabjisa and walk through farmhouses to khamsum Yuelley Namgyel  temple which was built by the queen of Bhutan for peace and stability in this ever-changing world. This temple is situated on the hillock overlooking the valley below.

Then travel to Thimphu with lunch enroute..In the evening, free to relax or stroll around Thimphu town, do shopping, etc.

Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 06: Thimphu-Paro & A Day Hike to Taktsang Ghoempa 

  • Distance: 54 km.
  • Estimated travel time: 1 hr

After breakfast, drive to Paro which takes about an hour and hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 ½ hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour

Day 07: Thimphu-Punakha/Wangdue

  • Distance: 71 km
  • Estimated driving time: 2 1/2 hrs

After breakfast, drive to Punakha  via the Dochula pass. An hour’s drive from Thimphu will take you to this pass (3140 m) where one can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on a clear day with a powerful binocular telescope. Visit the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji.Drive onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. Visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho-Chu (male) river and the Mochu (female) river. Visit the Dho Jha Gha Lam Temple. Overnight at hotel in Wangdue/Punakha.

 Day 08: Drive to Thimphu

After breakfast drive to Thimphu. Visit sites in and around Thimphu.Shopping in the local market & dinner at a Local restaurant. Evening in Thimphu

Day 09: Hike to Taktsang

After breakfast drive to Paro.. We then drive to Ramthangkha, the terminating point of the motor able road and then hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). The hike up to the cafeteria will take around two hours of average walking speed and is located above 2,950 meters (9,678 feet) above sea level..

Day 10: Departure

In the morning tour guide from Yelha Bhutan Tours will escort you to the Paro airport for your flight to your onward destinations.

Tour Program Ends 

Tour Cost including Bhutan Visa Fees(Not including Bhutan air fare)

High Season: March, April, May, September, October & November
2 person: US$ 2,666 per person
3 plus person: US$ 2,676 per person

Low Season: January, February, June, July, August & December
2 people: US$ 2,406 Per person
3 plus person: US$ 2,316 per person

Tour Discounts:

  • No charge for children under 5 years. 50% discount for children in age group 6-12 years and accompanied by their guardians
  • 25% discount on daily rates to full time students below the age of 25 years with valid identity cards
  • 50% discount on daily rates to one person in a group of 11 to 15 people.
  • 100% discount to one member in a group exceeding 26 persons.

Please Note: The rate may go higher depending upon the nature of services desired beyond specified details above

Air Fare ( Season Far e)

  • Bangkok-Paro-Bangkok = US$ 660
  • Singapore-Paro-Singapore = USD$ 860
  • Delhi –Paro-Delhi = USD$700
  • Kolkata-Paro-Kolkata= USD$410
  • Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu = USD$410

(Note airfares are subjected to change as per the notice by Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines)
Airfare Discount
• Infant under the 2 years pay 10% of airfare plus relevant taxes.
• A child’s between 2-11 years inclusive of 67% of the quoted fare.
• Full time Students under the age of 25 years with identity cards may receive discount up to 25%.

Included

  • Deluxe rooms on twin sharing basis.
  • Meals (Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner, Tea/Coffee with snacks as and when required)
  • Accommodation in the best 3-4 star Resorts/hotels in Bhutan.
  • Brand new Bus, SUVs’ (not exceeding 4-5 years)
  • 1 complimentary Bhutan air ticket if group exceeds 17 Pax
  • Tea, coffee and snacks during the long drive and tour.
  • Complimentary 1 Hour cultural program and farewell dinner for 8 plus pax.
  • All Trekking Equipments (2 men sleeping tents, Kitchen Tents, Dining tents, Toilet Tents, Cooking Utensils etc.
  • Trekking Guide and trekking cook along with supporting staffs
  • Medical Facilities on free of cost (consulting doctors & medicine)
  • Mineral water on long trips both on trek and cultural tours
  • Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  • A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.

Excluded

  • Airfare
  • Laundry/Drinks / Telephone calls and any personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance (Recommended but not available in Bhutan)
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Single room supplement USD$40 per night.
  • Tips and Gratuities