This 7-day "Bhutan Honeymoon Retreat" in Bhutan is a great experience for those couple who are liked to enjoy their honeymoon with the nature with incredible culture. A remarkable land whose well-preserved countryside, architecture, and rich culture make it seem lost in time. Bhutan offers a perfect setting most desired the new couple starting a new chapter in their life.
Arrive in Paro by flight. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities received and transfer Thimphu (65 Kms) which is the capital of Bhutan. Evening free time or walk around the city to explore the handicraft markets.
- Le Meridien Hotel Thimphu
- Taj Tashi Bhutan Hotel
After Breakfast drive to Thimphu visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of Lt. His Majesty the King by Royal Queen Mothervisit Cahngkha Lhakhang. At the Motithang Takin Zoo to see the National animal of Bhutan - Takin. Drive down to viewpoint from where you have, magnificent view of Thimphu valley; visit National Library to see the large collection of traditional books, Folk Heritage Museum where you can see the typical Bhutanese house and their way lifestyle and School of Arts & Craft Zorig Chusum (Painting School). Later drive to Punakha.
Memorial Chorten, Motithang Takin zoo, School of Arts & Craft Zorig Chusum...
- Uma Punakha Hotel
- Amankora Punakha Resort
Early morning visit Punakha town and visit the Punakha Dzong, which is the summer residence of Central Monasticchimi Lhakhang. After lunch, leave for Gangtey. After a further 3 hours drives we will reach Gangtey. Gangtey valley at an altbody. Later visititude of 2800 meters. Here Gangtey Gompa is only Nyingmapa Monastery in western Bhutan. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. After noon explore the old valley and return to the hotel. Most of the hotels here are family owned where can interact with family member and visit their farm house as well.
Punakha Dzong, Gangtey Monastery
After breakfast drive to Paro, on the visit Dochu La pass and again drive to onward to Paro. After lunch, do the sights Dungtse Lhakhang and the drive to Ta Dzong, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collectieeing of ancient Thangka painting, textiles, weapons and artifacts. Walk around the Ugyen Pelri Palace and the traditional wooden bridge. Later visit the ruined fortress of Drukgyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century.
Dungtse Lhakhang, Bhutan National Museum, Ugyen Pelri Palace, Drukgyel Dzong
- Le Meridien Hotel Paro
- Uma Paro Hotel
Drive to base of Taktsang then start hike to the Taktsang Monastery. The hike which is all the way uphill takes 2/3 hours through villages and pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the paro valley. It is about belief that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism. During the end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where the saint mediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once in their lifetime. Later visit a village and a farm house and learn about the rural Bhutanese way of life.
Taktsang Monastery, visit local villages and meet villagers
After breakfast, drive to Haa through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km, and Chele La pass. 4 Km away at Bondey village the road to Haa diverts towards the right hand side and-la pass (4200 meters). From Chele La pass, we drive on to Haa, descending all the way for another 22 km. The Haa valley was opened for the first time to foreign tourists in 2002. The valley is also unparalleled in Bhutan in terms of the diversity of the folk culture, legends and shamanistic rituals. Later return back to Paro.
Discover folk culture, legends and shamanistic rituals in Haa valley
Morning transfer to Paro airport for flight to onward destination.
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