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Honeymoon in Bhutan
This tiny Himalayan Mountain kingdom knows happiness is the real wealth. A honeymoon in Bhutan is the perfect choice for an off the beaten track adventure…
Bhutan is an isolated nation nestled between India and China. Tourism is limited, which makes it one of the most unique destinations in the world. In fact, it only opened to visitors in 1974 and they banned television until 1999. It’s one of our favourite off-the-beaten-track nations you can visit on earth. A honeymoon in Bhutan is perfect for intrepid honeymoon explorers looking for an adventure honeymoon.
It’s also the world’s only carbon-neutral country and they have an ambitious goal to be the planet’s first fully organic country. A honeymoon in Bhutan is ideal if you are trying to make sustainable travel choices. It’s one of our favourite destinations for a sustainable eco-friendly honeymoon. They measure their success in Gross National Happiness and after trekking their beautiful valleys and peaks, you’ll feel just that — happiness as you explore secluded ancient temples, chat with friendly locals and meander through the valleys. You can only visit this unique destination on an organised tour (although it doesn’t have to be with a group). The people of Bhutan are Buddhist, so you can immerse yourself in mindfulness and a wonderful spiritual experience.
Entry to Bhutan is through Paro International Airport and onward to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city. Explore this ancient valley city of temples dzongs and monasteries. Take a selfie at Buddha Point Visit and visit Pangri Zampa monastery complex, where you can get an astrology reading with a monk.
Marvel at the Himalayan scenery as you head to Gangtey Valley via the Dochula Pass. Hike the Phobjikha Valley. Go north to Punakha valley where you can visit Bhutan’s former capital. Hike to Chimi Lhakhang, a monastery dedicated to Drukpa Kunley, known as the ‘Mad Saint’ and “Divine Madman.” Bhutanese women visit this monastery to receive blessings of fertility. Other highlights include the scenic Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal, which was only built in 2004 to bring peace to the world. Meet Buddhist nuns at Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery. Head to Haa Valley for the deep pine forest with hidden monasteries.
As you pass back through Paro it’s time for one of the ultimate Bhutanese highlights. The Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, is one of the most revered in the Himalayas and in the Buddhist world. The hike to the monastery takes about 6 hours.
In 2022, the Trans Bhutan Trail opened to tourists for the first time since the 1960s. Monks and traders used this ancient route for thousands of years and now you can soak up the rich spiritual life of this isolated part of the world. Ideal for couples who dare to do something different on their honeymoon in Bhutan and want to explore a truly untouched part of Asia. You can book the Trans Bhutan Trail with G Adventures.
If you want some beach time, Paro International Airport has connections to Bangkok in Thailand and Delhi and other cities in India, where you can find beaches or do an overnight stay before hopping down to the Maldives for a true trip of a lifetime. A honeymoon in Bhutan is perfect for couples who’ve been everywhere!
Best time to visit Bhutan
Although you can visit all year round, the best time to visit Bhutan is during Spring from March to May when the valleys are flourishing with flowers in bloom or in Autumn from September to November during the rice harvest. Summer, from June to August, gets some showers because of the monsoon and trekking conditions aren’t as easy. In winter, from December to February can get chillier temperatures, but visiting the country is still possible.
Is Bhutan good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in Bhutan is perfect for couples who love roads less travelled.
How long do you need for a honeymoon in Bhutan? We recommend at least 10 nights for a honeymoon in Bhutan..
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