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Bhutan Wedding Tour

from $1,550.00$1,240.00

A Bhutanese wedding is much more than a simple exchange of vows and rings. It includes a number of religious rites performed by Buddhist monks and lamas. This represents the importance of the bond between a husband and wife (or same sex partners). This ceremony is also used for renewing marriage vows. Please note this wedding blessing ceremony is not legally recognized outside of Bhutan.

The Last Shangri-La Tour Package: 7 Days, 6 Nights

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 resorts, which will be presided over by the Monks from the monastic body headed by the high priest.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Culture, Cycling, Family, History, Trekking
  • Activity Level Leisurely
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  • Group Size Medium Group
    2+
All about the Bhutan Wedding Tour.

A Bhutanese wedding is much more than a simple exchange of vows and rings. It includes a number of religious rites performed by Buddhist monks and lamas. This represents the importance of the bond between a husband and wife (or same sex partners). This ceremony is also used for renewing marriage vows. Please note this wedding blessing ceremony is not legally recognized outside of Bhutan.

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 resorts, which will be presided over by the Monks from the monastic body headed by the high priest.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Wedding ceremony in Bhutanese style
  • Tours specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in 4 star hotel/ Complimentary Deluxe rooms.
  • Meals (Breakfast; lunch; dinner, mineral water) as per your choice
  • Transportation within Bhutan (Toyota Hiace Bus/High roof)
  • Services of experienced and licensed culture tour guide
  • Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  • US $ 10 per pax for Tourism Development Fund
  • Visa fee of US$ 40 per person
  •  Tax and government royalty
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  •  Airfare not included.
  • Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free
  •   Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free wifi facilities)
  • Tips for guide and driver
  •  Alcohol, beverages in resorts.
  •  Shopping and Entertainment
  1. Day 1 ARRIVAL TO 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 duringclear weather.

    We will drive to Ta Dzong the national museum and later after lunch you will drive to Thimphu and check into your hotel. After refreshments, visit the following

    National Memorial Chorten

  2. Day 2 THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING

    The full day Thimphu sightseeing includes visit to the following:

    • The Institute of Zorig Chusum
    • Changzamtog Weaving centre.
    • Centenary Farmers’ Market
    • Takin Preserve which houses the national animal- takin which is found only in Bhutan. Takin is an extremely rare member of goat family.
    • Changangkhalhakhang/temple
  3. Day 3 WEDDING AND PHOTOSHOOT

    Today we will dress up the couple in exotic Bhutanese costumes and prepare them for the wedding. We will then drive to one of the holiest shrines in Thimphu and make the vow arrangements;

    The Head monk will preside over the rituals and offer the scarves to the couples.

    “Bhutanese wedding is much more than an exchange of vows and rings. It includes a number of religious rites performed by Buddhist monks and lamas. This represents the importance of the bond between two people. This ceremony is also used for renewing marriage vows.

    • Buddha Point
    • Tashi Chhodzong
    • Post office to make stamp and photography.

    There will be photographer while wedding is taking place and after completing the wedding ceremony there will be photo shoot in wedding dress.

    Option: After the wedding we will drive to the Bhutan post office and take photo to make Stamps of the wedding, which us usable in any part of the world.

     

    The beautiful day will finish with great Bhutanese authentic food and traditional Bhutanese Ara/Wine.

  4. Day 4 THIMPHU – PUNAKHA
    • Sightseeing and Photo shoot at the Dochula Mountain pass (Half day photo shoot )

     

    After breakfast, travel to Punakha through Dochula Pass (3,088m/10,130ft

    Travel 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.

    Evening, walk through the Metshina Village

     

  5. Day 5 PUNAKHA – PARO

    After breakfast, we will drive to Paro. 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.

  6. Day 6 A DAY HIKE TO PARO TAKTSANG MONASTERY

    After breakfast, drive up to the base camp of Taktsang and then hike up to the most famous Monastery in the entire kingdom of Bhutan perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to the viewpoint will take about an hour and it will take 2 hours to the monastery.

    Lunch at the viewpoint or at Paro town.

    Dinner at a beautiful traditional farm house.

Accomodation

we hope to provide the ultimate best value for all our guests. We choose some of the finest hotels, offer free upgrades to make our visitors feel the most welcomed and well-taken care of while traveling in Bhutan. We take pride in providing first class accommodations for our travelers.

A wide variety of accommodations are available ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels, homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes to camping under the stars. Visitors can be assured of comfort, ambiance and hospitality.

The types of accommodations can be divided into:

  • Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels and Resorts
  • Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains
  • Village Homestay
  • Camping

Government Categorized 3 Star Hotels & Resorts

Hotels in Bhutan are rated according to a National 5 Star rating System. All Tour Operators are required to provide their guests with Government Categorized Hotels and Resorts, a minimum of 3 Star accommodations so you can be assured of your comfort. Most hotels provide their guests with Basic Necessities, Room Service, Free Wi-fi, Television and some of them also have Fitness Centers and Spas

Luxurious 4 Star Hotels & 5 Star International Hotel Chains

The luxury packages are based on 4 star luxury hotels and 5 star International Hotels Chain (Aman Kora, COMO Uma, Zhiwaling, Le Meridien and Taj Tashi) with extra charges in addition to the Mandatory Daily Tariff of USD $250/person/night.

Village Homestay

Visitors also have the option of spending a night in a traditional Bhutanese Farm House with a Bhutanese family. Agriculture is still one of the major sources of livelihood among the Bhutanese people and a farm-stay will give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family. You’ll be able to observe age old Bhutanese farming traditions as the family goes about its daily tasks. You’ll enjoy delicious home-cooked meals and the unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host.

Camping

There’s nothing like camping in some of the most breath taking landscapes of Bhutan. Visitors embarking on long treks will be provided with tents and whatever other camping equipment is deemed necessary. Regardless of where you stay, visitors can be assured of their comfort and traditional Bhutanese hospitality.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
  •   Wedding ceremony in Bhutanese style
  •    Tours specified in the itinerary
  •  Accommodation in 4 star hotel/ Complimentary Deluxe rooms
  •        Meals (Breakfast; lunch; dinner, mineral water) as per your choice
  •  Transportation within Bhutan (Toyota Hiace Bus/High roof)
  •   Services of experienced and licensed culture tour guide
  •   Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  • US $ 10 per pax for Tourism Development Fund
  •   Visa fee of US$ 40 per person
  •  Tax and government royalty
  • Travel and health Insurance( All medical facilities in Bhutan is free )
  • Laundry, telephone, mobile, fax and Internet bills (Hotels in Bhutan provide free wifi facilities)
  •   Tips for guide and driver
  • Alcohol, beverages in resorts.
  • Shopping and Entertainment

Tourist can buy mobile sim cards. It can be activated within minutes and will cost only about USD$2.  Internet connectivity of 3G-4G will be available. Yelha Bhutan tours will be providing free Wi-Fi access in the resorts for the guest

All visitors in Bhutan are advised to get their insurance coverage from their own country. Bhutan doesn’t have travel insurance facilities

Bhutan uses a 240 v system. Electrical supply is generally good, but can be less stable in the smaller towns outside the capital, Thimphu. If you are using computers and other sensitive equipment, be prepared for fluctuations and power surges. Many rural areas are still without electricity although some farms have solar electrification.

Bhutan uses the Indian round pin sockets. You can find adaptors in many of the hardware shops in the capital, Thimphu.

There is a ban on the sale of cigarettes in Bhutan. Smoking is also prohibited in public places, hotels and offices.

The export of antiques is prohibited by law. Tourists should buy only artifacts that have been certified for sale and for export. The government provides an official seal to certify that artifacts can be taken out of Bhutan.

Bhutan is perhaps one of the most photogenic places in the world. The landscape, nature, architecture and the people make it a photographer’s paradise. People are generally happy to pose for pictures, but do ask before you do so if you are focusing on one person. Photography is not permitted inside Dzongs, monasteries and temples as they are considered living institutions.

Overall Rating
5/5
Khandu Wangmo
Reviewed On 09/05/2018
5/5

Yelha bhutan tours and travels is one of the travel company in bhutan providing good and memorable tour.

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