Wedding Tour (7 nights/8 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.

ITINERARY DATILS

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 Dzongsince it has been turned into National Museum, IT 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 Tashichodzong (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-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-WANGDI

Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Wangdi via Dochula pass at 3150m, one can have a magnificent view of Eastern Himalayas on the clear weather from the pass.Lunch at Dochula cafeteria. Further down hill drive from the pass will take you to the warm and humid valley of Punakha.On the way Hike to Chhimi Lhakhang (the monastery of fertility). And then 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), After visit transfer to Wangdi.Overnight at WANGDI PHODRANG.

DAY 04: WANGDI-BUMTHANG

Breakfast in hotel and visit Wangdiphodrang dzong (built in 1638ADby the great Zhabdrung who unified thecountry in the 17th century), after the dzong then long drive to Bumthang,crossing Pelela pass at 3360m. Photograph break at the pass, further 1hr30min drive from the pass will take to the village of Chendebji where the lunch will be served in Tabdey restaurant near Chendebji stupa (the Nepal style eye stupa). Further drive from the lunch spot will reach to the town of Trongsa (the town in central Bhutan). Sightseeing of Trongsa dzong (the fortress in central Bhutan from where the Wang chuck dynasty came to power in 1907). And then further proceed to Bumthang crossing another pass of Yotongla at 3400m and Kikila pass at 2700m. On reaching Bumthang check in hotel, dinner and overnight at BUMTHANG

DAY 05: BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast in hotel and visit to Jakar dzong (this fortress was initially built as the temple in 1549 AD, it is now the administrative centre for Bumthang district), Wangdichholing Palace (built in 1857 looks unlike many other palaces in Bhutan, as it was the first palace not constructed as a fortress.).Jampa lhakhang (one of the oldest temple in Bhutan,which date backs to 7th century before the arrival of Buddhism in the country). Chakar lhakhang (means the iron castle was the palace of the King from India who built Nine storied iron castle in the 8th century), Kurjey lhakhang (the temple dedicated to the great Buddhist master Guru Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism in 8th century).overnight at PHOBJIKHA.

DAY 06: BUMTHANG-GANGTAY-PHOBJIIKHA

Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Gangtey.On reaching visit Black Necked Crane Information Center in Phobjikha valley (the wintering home for the black necked crane).And visit Norsang Carpet Factory (Established in 1992 by a local woman, it has a small hall housing eight weaving). Dive to Paro

DAY 07: GANGTAY-PARO

Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Paro. On reaching visit Nishioka Chorten,(the stupa built in memory of late Dasho Nishioka, a Japanese citizen who had served in the service of agriculture for 28 years in Bhutan),on the way stop at the Bondey village for the view of Paddy field(TANADA).Overnight at PARO

DAY 08: 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.