Honeymoon in Bhutan

(7 Nights / 8 Days)

The abundant natural beauty, pristine environment, loving and smiling people make honeymoon in Bhutan a blissful experience. The Romantic hotspots are anywhere and every where. Yes, Bhutan is a perfect honeymoon destination for couples who seek a perfect blend of exotic culture and tranquil nature. The highlight of the trip is visit to Chimi Lhakhang or the “Temple of Fertility” built in 1499 by Ngawang Cheogyal. This Temple stands on hillock as a witness of love and matrimony. We at Yak Holidays will ensure that you have a blissful honeymoon in Bhutan.

Detailed Itinerary for Honeymoon in Bhutan:

Day 01. Arrive Paro & Sightseeing:

Rinpung-Dzong

Rinpung Dzong

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

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • Ta Dzong, the watch tower of Paro built in1656 and renovated in 1968 which now houses the National Museum.
  • Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong serves as the administrative Head Quarter of Paro valley.

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

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 02. Paro sightseeing – Thimphu (hike to Taktsang Monastery) (54 km- 1 hr drive):

Tiger’s-Nest-(Taktsang)-Monastery

Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.

In the morning, hike to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery.

  • 2 hour walk till the monastery. The main temple was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in the 1684 by Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • The ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong built in 1647 by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the father and unifier of medieval Bhutan.
  • Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo.

In the evening, drive to Thimphu.

On the way, view Tamchog Monastery built by Thangthong Gyalpo (Popularly known as Lama Chazampa, which literally means, the Iron Bridge builder) in the 15th century.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 03. Thimphu Sightseeing (Altitude 2320 m):

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National Memorial Chorten.

In the morning, visit to:

  • National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
  • Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan.
  • National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts.
  • Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls).

After lunch at Simply Bhutan Museum restaurant (You can practice archery, witness traditional Bhutanese dance, visit to the Folk Heritage museum and many other activities)

  • The Craft Bazaar.
  • Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan).

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 04. Thimphu – Punakha (76 Km, 3 hrs drive):

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Dochu La pass (3100 m).

After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochu la Pass at an elevation of 3100 m.

  • We stop for a while at Dochu La pass to view Higher Himalayas.

Drive further to Punakha and on the way, visit to:

  • Chime Lhakhang built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in the 15th He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”.

In the afternoon, visit to:

  • Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu and Mo Chu.

In the evening, walk across the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 05. Punakha – Gangtey (66 km, 1 hr. 30 minutes):

In the morning, hike to the beautiful Khamsung Yulley Monastery built by Her Majesty the Queen Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck.

In the evening, explore Phobjikha valley, the roosting ground of the Rare Black necked Cranes in winter.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 06: Gangtey valley exploration:

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Claria and her husband trying local Bhutanese dish in a farm house.

In the morning, hike the Nature trail which is a short hike with a beautiful view of Phobjikha valley below. The hike is for approximately 3 hours.

  • Visit to Gangtey Gompa Monastery built by Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grandson and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa founded the Temple in 1613. The present Abbot, Kunzang Pema Namgyal is the ninth re-incarnation.

In the afternoon, visit to:

Black necked Cranes Information centre and explore the Phobjikha valley.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 07. Gangtey – Thimphu (136 km, 4 hours drive):

In the morning, drive to Thimphu.

In the afternoon, hike Sangaygang view point to Kuenselphodrang loop. You can enjoy the great view of the Thimphu valley below. The hike is for 2 hours.

In the evening, free to explore Thimphu market.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 08. Thimphu – Paro (Departure):

After breakfast, drive to airport and farewell.