Wedding Tour (8 nights/9 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 and driver 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 17th century)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

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 national 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 transfer to Punakha 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 of Punakha On the way Hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten than Lunch at Punakha town perched high on a hill on the opposite bank of the river. It takes 8km from Punakha town till Hiking Point). And then after that 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 hike to Chhimi Lhakhang (the monastery of fertility).After visit transfer to Wangdi. Overnight at Punakha

DAY 04: PUNAKHA-BUMTHANG

Breakfast in hotel and visit Wangdi phodrang dzong (built in 1638AD by the great Zhabdrung who unified the country 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 JAKAR

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), Wangdi chholing 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 JAKAR

DAY 06: BUMTHANG – TRONGSA (PHOBJIKHA)

Breakfast in hotel and Transfer to Trongsa.On reaching visit Trongsa Dzong (Built in 1648, it was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. Both the first and second kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancient seat. All four kings were invested as Trongsa Penlop (governor) prior to ascending the throne.).Lunch in town and after Lunch Visit Potala Lhakhang (consecrated in late 2005 by the Je- Khenpo.Inside is a fine 9m-tall statue of Chenresig, alongside a wrathful Guru Rinpoche) and TA Dzong (Watch Tower) and then drive to Phobjikha. Overnight at PHOBJIKHA

DAY 07: PHOBJIKHA-PARO

Breakfast in hotel and And visit Norsang Carpet Factory (Established in 1992 by a local woman, it has a small hall housing eight weaving) visit Gangtey Goenpa.After that hiking towards the Phobjikha.On reaching back 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). And then dive to overnight at PARO

DAY 08: PARO SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast in hotel and drive to Sangchen chokor Monstery in paro. (It takes 50minutes drive from Paro town. From there we can see the beautiful view of the Paro town.) And then drive back via same route and then visit Kichu lhakhang (one of the oldest temple in Bhutan, which dates back to 7th century before Buddhism came to Bhutan). And lunch in town. After lunch visit Drugyel dzong (the fortress in ruins built in commemoration over Tibetan invasion in 17th century).Overnight at PARO

DAY 09: DEPARTURE
Breakfast in hotel and then drive to the airport for the flight the next destination See off by guide and driver of  Bhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek.