Duration: 9 days

Bhutan Honey Moon Tour is a special tour package designed in such a way for newly married couples to spend their honeymoon vacation in a memorable way & return home with unforgettable memories. Natural beauty and weather make Bhutan a perfect choice for honeymooners.

 

Bhutan is a beautiful place naturally groomed with a cool atmosphere and easy hiking paths, forest walks and adventures, surrounded by valleys with an amazing view of the Himalayas to give a perfect holiday for honeymoon planer and the married couple.

 

Highlights

  • Romantic candlelight dinner
  • Visit the Ta Dzong (National Museum) and Punakha Dzong
  • Visit World’s tallest bronze Buddha statue,
  • Hike to Tigers nest.
  • Visit 7th Century Jampa Lhakhang,
  • Dochula mountain pass,
  • Visit Fertility temple,
  • Hot stone bath,
  • farmhouse stay etc.

Day 1: Arrive Bhutan/Paro Valley – Transfer To Thimphu.

Altitude: 2,320 meters

Distance: 54 km | Estimated driving time: 1 hr.

With your flight bringing you to the Paro International Airport, you will be received by our guide. The guide will escort you to the capital city of Bhutan that is Thimphu. On arrival, you will be checked in at your hotel followed by refreshment and oriental talk on Bhutan. Depending on your schedule, if time permits, the guide will walk you through the city exploring the traditional texture and the market products, and immerse into the evening air.

Overnight: Hotel Termalinca or similar.

 

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing.

Altitude: 2,320 metres

After your breakfast you will be visiting the following attraction in the Thimphu city:

  1. National Memorial Chorten: Memorial Chorten which was built on July 28, 1974, in the memory of the 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck is now presently seen to be visited by numbers of old aged people and portion of citizen scatter in Thimphu city. The stupa is a large white structure crowned with a golden spire. Serving as one of the most iconic monument, the historic figure is known for leading peoples to gain merit and is dedicated to world peace. Various rituals are performed on important occasions depending on the Buddhist calendar.
  2. Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Dordenma Point): The Buddha Dordenma statue is located at the Kuensel Phodrang Natural Park. The statue of Buddha Shakyamuni measures to a height of 51.5 metres, marking it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is said to fulfil an ancient prophecy dated back to 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa (Religious Discoverer). The statue is said to spread an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world. The statue of Buddha as a whole holds 125,000 smaller Buddha statues placed within the great statue.
  3. Takin Preservation Centre: Taking being the national animal of Bhutan. The Takin Preservation centre makes sure that the ill takins that graze high up in the mountains brought in the preservation centre and well-fed to keep them healthy and going. It is also known by the term “Takin Zoo” and is located in the Mothithang district of Thimphu. As the declaration of Takin as a national animal of Bhutan is attributed to a legend Lama Drukpa Kunley (also known as Divine Mad Man), the preservation centre is worth checking into.

On the way back, you will have a short stop in between, to see the amazing view of the National Fortress over the Paddy field and the nunnery. Reaching Back to Thimphu city you will be served ethnic Bhutanese food in one of the local restaurants. After the meal accompanied by short rest you will be doing leisure walk to get the perks of ethnic colours of Bhutan. At 4:00 PM the guide will lead you to:   

  1. Tashichhodzong: The national fortress was constructed in 1641 and was restored by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1960s. It serves as the seat for the government since 1952. It presently houses the office of His Majesty, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. The fortress is built by the bank of Wang Chhu river and the entire structure is surrounded by a beautiful garden. The Dzong is showcased with a spectacular view at night.

After the visit, you will be heading for dinner and heading into rooms.

Overnight in Thimphu: Hotel

 

Day 03: Thimphu –Punakha/Wangduephodrang

Altitude: 1,300 meters
Distance: 71 km | Estimated driving time: 2 1/2 hrs

With an early breakfast over arising, you will be travelling to Punakha. It involves crossing Dochula Pass with is at an altitude of 3150 meters above the sea level. The car will stop by at Dochula Pass, for a walk around the Druk Wangyel Chortens built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother for the peace and stability of the kingdom.  From the stop point, depending on the weather condition a spectacular view of the eastern Himalayan ranges can be seen. Heading down from the pass, the road brings you to the Lamperlri Botanical Park where varieties of rhododendrons plants can be seen. Upon arriving at Lobesa, the lunchtime will be enjoyed over the scenic beauty of Sop Sokha village. Right after the meal, you will be visiting:

  1. Punakha Dzongkha: Standing at an elevation of 1200 metres Punakha dzong served as a capital of Bhutan from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted in the Punakha fortress in 1953. It is the second-largest dzong in the country lies in between two flowing river Pho chhu and Mo chhu. The fortress marks the wedding of His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to Jetsun Pema dated on October 13, 2011. The Dzong also contains the remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (the unifier of Bhutan).

After the visit, you will be taken back to the hotel followed by evening tea and dinner.

Overnight at Hotel in Punakha/Wangduephodrang.

 

Day 04: Wangduephodrang – Bumthang

Altitude: 2,650 meters
Distance: 198 km | Estimated driving time: 8 hrs

Followed by breakfast, you will be having an exciting drive through the highest motorable mountain pass of Pelela at an elevation 3390 m above the sea level. Driving through this black mountain stretches offers a stunning vista of natural beauty awestruck every traveller. The car will stop for short duration at Trongsa “ancestral home of our royal family” you will take the grand visual of the Trongsa Dzong (Fortress) which holds historical importance. You will be continuing your journey towards Yatongla pass which is yet another the highest pass between Trongsa and Bumthang district. On arrival at Bumthang, you will be checked in at the hotel followed by sumptuous dinner and retire.

 

Overnight at hotel in Bumthang

 

Day 05: Bumthang Sightseeing

Altitude: 2,900 meters

Followed by the breakfast you will be visiting the following site:

Jakar Dzong: It is also known by the term “Castel of the White Bird”. It was constructed in 1549, by the Tibetan Lam Nagi Wangchuck. The Dzong played an important role as the fortress of defence of the entire eastern region. It was the seat of the first king of Bhutan, Ugyen Wangchuck. The central tower of the fortress is approximately 50 metres high, which is quite rare among the fortress in Bhutan. The dzong has a unique feature, it is a sheltered passage with two parallel walls interconnected by fortified towers. The passage was known for giving the siege access to water. The protected water supply can still be seen today.

Mebar Tsho – the burning lake: The lake is located along the way to Tang village over the feeder road. It is a 30-minute drive from the Chamkhar town. The lake is considered as one of the most sacred sites in the region. The lake is known for the legendary of Terton Pema Lingpa. Pema Lingpa is considered as the incarnated disciple of Lord Padmasambhava who discovered the treasure within the lake in the 15th century.

Overnight at hotel in Bumthang

 

Day 06: Bumthang – Phobjikha

Altitude: 2,900 meters
Distance: 188 km | Estimated driving time: 7 hrs

After breakfast drive to Trongsa. You to visit Trongsa Dzong on reaching.

 

Trongsa Dzong: It’s the ancestral home of the Royal Family who once ruled Bhutan from this Fortress. It was the seat of the First and the Second King of the country. The King was termed as Trongsa Poenlop meaning governor. It was built in 1644. Crediting to the strategic position of the fortress, the place was perfect to effectively control the whole of central and eastern regions of the country. The place is also known for learning the historic depth of the country. 

You will continue your journey to Phobjikha valley.

 

Overnight Resorts/Hotels: Dewachen/Galinkha Farmhouse

 

Day 07: Phobjikha-Paro

Altitude: 2,280 meters
Distance: 190 km | Estimated driving time: 7 hrs

 

You will probably have enjoyed the restful night. Followed by the morning meal you will be going to Paro today. The car will stop you at some points for sightseeing and also stop at Thimphu for while if there are any last-minute shopping.
Toward the evening, you will be free to do a leisure walk in Paro town.

Overnight at hotel in Paro

 

Day 8: A Day Hike to Paro Taktsang Monastery.

With the early breakfast, you will be hiking to the Taktsang monastery.

Also known as Tiger’s nest monastery. It takes 45 minutes to arrive at the tea house which is halfway to the destination. With another hour of hike, you will be reaching to the temple.

Note: There is an option for horse ride till the tea house for the individuals facing difficulty to walk.

Upon reaching the higher elevation, you will get the spectacular view of the monastery built right on the cliff. The history speaks, during the 8th century Guru Rinpoche landed on the cliff where the monastery is presently built today on a flaming female tiger in the form of Guru Dorji Droley (one of the 8 manifestations) to subdue the malicious being who was terrorizing the local residence. During that period Guru meditated for 4 months on the trance of Vajrakumara with his consort Khandrom Yeshey Chogyel to overcome the spirit. It is said that a trip to Bhutan is never completed until the site is visited. The tiger’s nest, the air itself is known for spiritual blessing while it also provides a dramatic landscape for photographer and vloggers. The trip takes about 5 hours. Right after the visit, you will walk down to the tea house for a complete vegetarian lunch. After lunch, you will walk down to the base and drive to the hotel with a refreshing dinner.

 

Day 9: Departure from Paro
You will be leaving the country on 9th day. After the last breakfast in Bhutan, the guide and the driver will drive you to the Airport and see you off J.