To make a memorable honey moon, Bhutan is the ultimate place for celebration. Bhutan can offer one of the best integrated traditional and modern ways of honeymoon holiday.
You will be stunned by the many of the great sights of Bhutan great Himalaya landscape, holy monasteries, sacred temples, unspoiled environment, simple traditional life style, deeply Buddhist religion and charming welcome by the people, your honeymoon in Bhutan is sure to immerse yourself a tranquil honeymoon of your life.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HONEYMOON TOUR
Some of the highlight of the 'Honeymoon Tour' are:
- Visiting the Chimmi Lhakhang (temple of fertility) and Taktshang Temple (Tiger nest). The humor and significant of this place is yet to be unfolded by our guide when you are at that place.
Flight to Paro has one of the most spectacular views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Jomolhari and Jichu Drakey of Bhutan. On arrival to Paro airport you will be welcomed by our representatives and you will be drived to Thimphu which is almost an hour drive through beautiful winding road of Thimphu-Paro national highway. At Thimphu you will check into the hotel, after lunch we will visit National Memorial Chorten which is a large stupa built in the memory of our visionary 3rd King of Bhutan. Further we will proceed to visit National Textile Museum, Zhorig Chusum School where 13 different arts are practiced and learnt. We will also step into nearby Folk Heritage Museum and perhaps time to leisurely walk the main street for some interesting Bhutan's artifacts or textiles shop.
After breakfast, we will head to the north end of the valley to view Tashichhoe Dzong and further north to hike to Cheri Goenpa. The hike takes about 45 mins one way to reach the temple and trail passes through beautiful cantilever bridge and forest creating the chance to see birds and wild animals. This is the monastery where the first monastic body was established in the Kingdom. Towards after lunch you will explore some of the remaining site like traditional paper making center, takin’s mini zoo and weaving centre.
Depart to Punakha after breakfast. You will cross Dochula pass (3,100 masl). On a clear day, the pass offers spectacular views over the greater eastern Himalayas including the highest peak of Bhutan. Dochula pass is about one hour drive from Thimphu city, and then stop here for one hour near the spectacular 108 Chortens at the top of the pass. On the way to Punakha you will stop for a short hike of about an hour to the temple of the Divine Madman, also well known as the "temple of fertility". This temple was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenlay the "Divine Madman" who was fond of woman and adopted unorthodox way of teaching Buddhism. He is also the saint who advocated the use of Phallus symbol. Legend has it that couple wishing to have baby have to make wish here in this temple. There are many couple from Bhutan and overseas who were blessed with child after visiting the temple. The visitors can also get blessings from replica of iron bow and arrow of Lama Drukpa Kinley, his scripture and Phallus which is the symbolic representation of fertility.
After breakfast start the drive to ancestral home of our royals, Trongsa. En-route we will take wonderful breaks at Pelela pass at 3300m and Chendipji before crossing Trongsa. On arrival in Trongsa, we will visit Trongsa Dzong. Overnight in Trongsa, altitude 2200m.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and visit Ta-dzong (watch tower) recently converted into Trongsa Museum. En-route we will stop at Chumey Yathra Shop, which is famous in the region. Evening we will explore the tiny chamkhar town. Overnight in Bumthang, altitude 2650m
Bumthang is a very lush green valley with the highest concentration of the most sacred temples in Bhutan. Morning: - visit Kurjey Lhakhang, where Guru Rinpoche meditated during 7th century; Jambey Lhakhang built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gempo. Tamshing Lhakhang founded in 15th century by Pema Lingpa, the treasure revealer and will also make a visit to Kenchosum Lhakhang. We will visit a combination of state owned and private temples (that allow photographs inside the temple) and later see the Jakar Dzong.
Afte an early departure from Bumthang, you will make the lengthy drive to Phobjikha via Trongsa a distance of 188km. Phobjikha valley is one of the winter roosting ground of rare bird Black necked cranes. Upon entering the valley we will pay homage to Gangtey Gonpa before checking into the hotel. If time permits you will hike for short distance where you can enjoy the bird view of phobjikha valley. Overnight at Phobjikha.
Check out from the hotel after breakfast and we will drive back to Paro via Wangduephodrang, Dochula and Thimphu. On arrival at Paro, we will visit national museum of Bhutan and Paro dzong. Evening you explore the Paro town. Overnight in Paro. Altitude 2200m.
After breakfast you will be taken to the base of Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest) the most popular tourist site in Bhutan. Then from the base, hike to Taktsang takes about an hour uphill to the viewpoint and another hour to the monastery. Taktshang was the place where Guru Rinpoche meditated in the 8th century to subdue the evil spirit causing harm to propagate the Buddhism. En-route visit historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and Kichu Lhakhang.
You will fly back from Bhutan.