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.
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 Dzong since it has been turned into National Museum, 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 Tashichhodzong (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
Today, you will weak up early in the morning and our representative will take you to farmhouse where your wedding will take place and your farmhouse owner will welcome you with hot tea and snacks after the tae our staff will take girl to other room to put on Bhutanese KIRA and GHO for the GROOM. After that you’re your wedding will commence in typical Bhutanese Buddhist traditional in elaboration decoration. The marriage will commence in alter presided by the lama and all guest will also be present in the alter room. Traditional Bhutanese mask dancers will organize a culture function and others event will be organize throughout the day. overnight in hotel
DAY 03: THIMPHU-PUNAKHA
Breakfast in Hotel, Today you will visit Painting School (Commonly known as the Painting School, the Institute offers you a glimpse of novices learning 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.) followed by Folk heritage Museum (This museum provides glimpse into the traditional Bhutanese life.). Transfer to Punakha is about 3 hours from Thimphu via Dochula pass at 3150m, if whether is clear you will view the most magnificent of Eastern Himalayas splashing with colorful prayer flags and different spices of Rhododendron. Take Lunch at Dochula cafeteria enjoying with scenery. Further downhill from the pass will take you to the warm and humid valley of Punakha. On the way visit Chhimi Lhakhang (famously known as fertility temple) followed by 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),( Overnight at Punakha)
DAY 04: PUNAKHA-GANGTEY PHOBJIKHA
After Breakfast you will processed to Gangtey. On the way visit Wangdi Phodrangdzong (built in 1638 AD by the great Zhabdrung, who unified Bhutan in 17th century). Today will have magnificent nature hiking through Gangtay monastery to khewa lhakhang which is 1hrs hike followed by Black Necked Crane information center in Phobjikha valley (the wintering home for the black necked crane). Overnight GANGTEY
DAY 05: GANGTEY PHOBJIKHA-PARO
Early Breakfast processed to Paro following same road via Dochula. On the way visit simotogkha Dzong followed by Tamchu lhakhang for the photography either you can walk on Iron Bridge, after lunch visit Dungtse lhakhang. Overnight at Paro.
DAY 06: TAKTSHANG MONASTERY HIKE
After breakfast you will go by drive till base point to Taktshang Monastery (the monastery perched on the side of a cliff at a height of 900 meters above the Paro valley). There we will go round trip hike to Taktshang monastery which is about 3-4 hours from the base point. We will have lunch at the cafeteria (view point). After lunch we will go for sightseeing at Drugyel Dzong (which has been reconstructed to commemorate the birth of the Gyelsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck in 2016). The Dzong was initially built to commemorate victory over Tibetan invasion in 17th century. On a clear day this spot offers a magnificent vista of Mount Jhomolhari, Mountain of Goddess (Alt. 7329 m). From there we will visit to Kichu lhakhang (one of the oldest temple in Bhutan, which dates back to 7th century before Buddhism came to Bhutan). Towards evening you will be given a time to stroll in and around the town for last shopping in Bhutan. Then overnight at Paro.
DAY 07: 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.