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HONEYMOON IN BHUTAN.

Honeymoon in BhutanHoneymoon in Bhutan is characterized by peaceful environment and abundant romantic hot spots that are just a perfect combination. Seemingly carved out of a fairytale, Bhutan is nestled on the mighty peaks of the Eastern Himalaya. With bounty of natural beauty, Bhutan is the ultimate honeymoon destination for couples seeking an exotic cultural experience.

Chimi Lhakhang, a medieval temple of fertility and child birth is perched on a hill of a beautiful Punakha Valley. This temple has stood for centuries as a testament for love and romance for both locals and foreigners alike.

We at Yak Holidays makes possible for our guests to experience everything beautiful Bhutan has got to offer. We wish you a blissful honeymoon in Bhutan.

Highlights of Honeymoon in Bhutan:

  • Chimi Lhakhang – Also called the Temple of Fertility.
  • Ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries.
  • Majestic Dzongs (Forts).
  • Visit to the beautiful Bhutanese village and farm house.
  • Museums and Government Institutions.
  • Scenic landscapes.
  • Meet local people.
  • Witness Archery matches.

Itinerary for Honeymoon in Bhutan:

  • Day 01. Arrive Paro and sightseeing.
  • Day 02. Paro – Hike to the Tiger’s nest – Thimphu (54 km, 1 hour drive).
  • Day 03. Thimphu sightseeing.
  • Day 04. Thimphu sightseeing – Punakha (76 km, 2 hour drive).
  • Day 05. Punakha Sightseeing.
  • Day 06. Punakha – Wangdiphodrang – Gangtey sightseeing (75 km, 2 hour drive).
  • Day 07. Gangtey – Trongsa sightseeing – Bumthang (185 km, 5 hour drive).
  • Day 08. Bumthang sightseeing.
  • Day 09. Bumthang – Paro sightseeing (Flight to Paro, 25 minutes).
  • Day 10. Departure.

Note: This is just a sample Itinerary. We will be happy to design the itinerary as per your needs.

Tour Cost for Honeymoon in Bhutan:

The cost given below is based on 3 government approved 3 star hotels. We charge extra premiums for 4 star and 5 star hotels.

PEAK SEASON: March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.

  • 2 Pax: USD 2335 per person.
  • 4 Pax: USD 2065 per person.

LEAN SEASON: Dec, Jan, Feb, June, July & Aug.

  • 2 Pax: USD 1930 per person.
  • 4 Pax: USD 1660 per person.

HONEYMOON IN BHUTAN (Detail Itinerary):

Day 01. Arrive Paro & sightseeing:

Your Guide will receive you at the airport and drive to the Hotel.

Afternoon – visit to Ta Dzong (National Museum of Bhutan). Then visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It is the finest illustration of Bhutanese architecture and craftsmanship you’ll see. So impressive it is that even scenes of 1995 film, Little Buddha were filmed here.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02. Paro Sightseeing (Hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery) – Thimphu:

In the Morning, drive to Satsam Chorten and hike up to the Taktsang monastery which is give-or-take a two-hour ascent. One of the best highlights of honeymoon in Bhutan.

Afternoon – visit to Kichu Monaster built in 659 AD by the Tibetan King, Srongtsen Gampo. Then visit Drugyal Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646.

A short stop to view Tamchog Monastery built in 1420 built by Thang Thong Gyalpo.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03. Thimphu Sightseeing (Altitude 2320 m):

In the Morning, visit Postal Museum where you can print your pictures on the official Bhutanese stamps. Then visit Textile Museum and the school of 13 Arts and Crafts.

Lunch at Simply Bhutan where you can enjoy typical Bhutanese dishes, local wine and folk dances.

Afternoon – visit Tallest Statue of Buddha (169 feet), Memorial chorten and Craft Bazaar.

In the evening, visit Tashichho Dzong which houses the Throne room and offices of His Majesty the King.

Then free to stroll in the town.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 04. Thimphu sightseeing – Punakha (76 Km – 2 hour drive):

In the Morning, visit Changangkha temple perched on a hilltop just above the valley, constantly buzzes with pilgrim activity.

Visit Takin Preserve center. The Bhutanese believe that Takin was created in the 15th century by Drukpa Kuenley. Then visit Sangaygang view point and Dupthop nunnery.

After lunch, drive to Punakha. On the way, visit the beautiful Dochu La Pass (Altitude 3140 m).

Then hike to Chimi Lhakhang, one of the highlights of honeymoon in Bhutan. Of all the religious figures of Bhutan, perhaps no one is as popular as Drukpa Kuenley. Chimi Lhakhang popularly called The Temple of Fertility was built in his honor. He is also known as The Divine Madman for his unorthodox ways of teaching Buddhism.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 05. Punakha Sightseeing:

In the Morning, walk the across the Longest Suspension Bridge in Bhutan (160 meters) across Pho Chu River. You can enjoy great views of Punakha valley and the Dzong below.

Then visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Punakha was an ancient capital of Bhutan until the rule of the Second King of Bhutan.

Afternoon – hike to the beautiful Khamsung Yulley Monastery built by Her Majesty the Queen Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 06. Punakha –Wangdiphodrang – Gangtey sightseeing (75 km, 2 hour drive):

In the Morning, drive to Gangtey and Phobjikha valley.  This valley is the roosting ground for the rare black necked cranes in winter.

On the way, view Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This Dzong was destroyed by fire in 2012 and is under repaid now.

Visit Gangtey Gompa Monastery and the Crane Information center.

In the evening, explore the beautiful Phobjikha valley (Altitude 3000 m).

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 07. Gangtey – Trongsa sightseeing – Bumthang (185 km, 5 hour drive):

In the Morning, drive to Bumthang, considered the “Switzerland of Bhutan”. This valley is the spiritual and cultural heartland of Bhutan.

Visit Trongsa Dzong, the largest fortress in Bhutan built in 1543 by Nagi Wangchuk. The first two Kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancient seat. The ancient rulers of Bhutan controlled the trade between eastern and western Bhutan from here.

Then visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower which is now converted to the Royal Heritage Museum.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 08. Bumthang sightseeing:

In the morning, visit to Tamshing monastery, Kurjey monastery,  Kenchosum Monastery and the Jakar Dzong (The Castle of White Bird).

In the Afternoon, drive to the “Burning Lake”. Then visit Jambay Lhakhang built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet in the year 659 AD. In winter, a spectacular festival is held here to honor Guru Rimpoche and the highlight in the “Naked Dance”.

Finally visit Chakhar Lhakhang, the palace of Sindhu Raja built in the 8th century. It was on the invitation of Sindhu Raja that Guru Rimpoche came to Bhutan in the 8th century.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 09. Bumthang – Paro sightseeing (Flight to Paro, 25 minutes):

In the Morning, drive to the Airport and fly to Paro.

Your guide will receive you at the Airport and drive to the Hotel.

Afternoon – excursion to the scenic Chelila pass (3988 m) with great views. The pass boasts of the highest motorable road in Bhutan.

On the way back, visit to Kila Gompa Nunnery perched on a cliff at 3500 m. This nunnery houses around 70 -80 nuns and is a retreat center.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 10. Paro – Departure:

After breakfast, drive to the Airport and farewell.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner & evening tea].
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  • Visa Fee.
  • English speaking Local guide.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Bottled water.

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Drukair fares.
  • Insurance Premiums.
  • Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.