Wedding Tour (6 nights/7 days)

MARRIAGE
Marriage is far more profound than our contemporary culture would lead us to believe. It is a life-long commitment that restrains self-centeredness, self-indulgence and self-gratification. It is the one relationship that effectively prepares and conditions us for community. By restraining self-centeredness and promoting love of another, marriage becomes the foundation for social order. The marriage represents the importance of the bond between a husband and wife in the Bhutanese context.

Marriage ceremony constitutes the following:
Gathering – A lot of people gather during a marriage ceremony. It is believed that more the number of people gathered, the better shall be the life of the newlyweds because everyone present is a well-wisher, and it brings lots of luck and good fortune to the couple.
Songs & Dances – Singing and dancing are a part of merrymaking. People sing and dance and laugh during marriage ceremonies in an effort to forget the painful memories and sufferings so that the couple will be blessed with happiness throughout their lives.
New Clothes – Wearing new and colorful clothes during marriage ceremonies is also an important part of the custom. It is believed that wearing new and expensive clothes during the occasion blesses the couple with a fruitful life. Wealth wise, they will be prosperous. The society will respect and honor them.
Ritual Ceremony – Ritual ceremony is carried out in order to ward off evil spirits, get rid of impending dangers in life and also to bless the couple with healthy children.

TOUR ITINAERY

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT PARO- THIMPHU

On your arrival you will be received by Guide from Bhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek(BDTT). And then visit National Museum (known as Ta Dzong since it has been turned into National Museum, was the watch tower of Paro Dzong in 17thcentury)Paro Dzong (also known as Rinpung dzong is the venue for the annual Paro Tsechu festival held every spring). Lunch in Paro town and then transfer to Thimphu,the capital city of Bhutan.On reaching Thimphu check in hotel. Towards the evening visit Tashichhodzong (the fortress of the glorious religion, houses the throne room of His Majesty the King, the main secretariat building and the central monk body). Overnight at THIMPHU

Day 02: THIMPHU

Breakfast in hotel and then going on with during ceremonies for Married Couple Wedding puja at farm house and whole day with monk doing puja and were getting blessing from monks, singing and dancing with the people who had gathered for the puja , and marring in our tradition and wearing our nation dress , the groom is wearing [gho,lagay or tego ,kara and in the neck is a khaddar] and the bride is wearing [kira ,wonju, tago and on the neck is a khaddar]. Overnight at THIMPHU

DAY 03: THIMPHU-PUNAKHA

Breakfast in Hotel and visit Painting School (Commonly known as the Painting School, the Institute offers you a glimpse of novices learning 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.). And then visit Folk heritage Museum (Thismuseum provides glimpse into the traditional Bhutanese life.). Transfer to Punakha is about 5 hours from Paro via Dochula pass at 3150m; one can have a magnificent view of Eastern Himalayas on the clear weather from the pass. Further down hill drive from the pass will take you to the warm and humid valley. Lunch in Town and after lunch Visit Punakha dzong(majestically located at the junction of the two rivers Pho Chu and Mo Chu, meaning male and female river, it was built in 1637AD, and was the capital of Bhutan since 1955 AD). And then drive to Wangdi.On the way Hike to Chhimi Lhakhang (the monastery of fertility). Overnight at Punakha

DAY 04: PUNAKHA-GANGTEY PHOBJIKHA

Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Gangtey.On the way visit Wangdi Phodrang dzong (built in 1638 AD by the great Zhabdrung, who unified Bhutan in 17th century). On reaching Gangtey visit Black Necked Crane information center in Phobjikha valley (the wintering home for the black necked crane). And visitNorsang Carpet Factory (Established in 1992 by a local woman, it has a small hall housing eight weaving).Overnight at Phobjikha

DAY 05: GANGTEY PHOBJIKHA-PARO

After reaching to Paro visit Kichu lhakhang (one of the oldest temple in Bhutan, which dates back to 7th century before Buddhism came to Bhutan) and visit Dumtse lhakhang (The unusual and circular lhakhang, reminiscent of the Shana, or the black hat worn by the Bhutanese Black Hat dancers was, built by the great Builder of iron chain bridges, Drupthob Thangtong, Sangchen Cheokor .Overnight at PARO

DAY 06: TAKTSHANG MONASTERY HIKE

Breakfast in hotel and drive till the hiking point to Taktshang monastery (the monastery perched on the side of a cliff at a height of 900 meters above the Paro valley), round trip hike to Taktshang monastery which is about 3-4 hours from the car point. Lunch at the taktshang cafeteria (view point).After lunch sightseeing of Drugyel dzong (the fortress in ruins built in commemoration over Tibetan invasion in 17thcentury).Towards evening stroll in and around the town for last shopping in Bhutan.) Overnight at PARO

DAY 07: DEPARTURE
Breakfast in hotel and then drive to the airport for the flight t the next destination. See off by the guide and the driver of  Bhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek.