Bhutan Bike Trip – 11 Nights & 12 Days

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Bhutan has snow-capped Himalayan peaks, beautiful deep and broad valleys, lush orchards and paddy fields, bustling markets, and pristine towns and villages. Bhutan is an exotic destination that is best explored on a motorcycle. Although this landlocked country opened to the world in the 1970s, much of it retains its old charm, which is its main attraction. Bike through the landscape of this tiny scenic Tibetan Buddhist nation, uncovering its hidden secrets. Riding the bike on roads with varying conditions and along river banks will not be boring.

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Day 1 : Arrival at Paro from Delhi/ Bangkok/ Kathmandu/Kolkata

When you arrive at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by our tour operator, who will assist you with an escorted transfer to your hotel. If time allows, you can tour the town on your own after completing the check-in requirements. You are afterwards introduced to your bike. The term "independent" refers to a person who does not work for the government. The picturesque town of Paro is situated on the banks of the Paro Chhu. This historic area is peppered with sacred places and historical structures.

Stay the night in Paro.

Day 2 : Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast on the second day of the tour, proceed to the main tourist attraction of Paro. The first stop of the day is at the National Museum, a cultural museum founded in 1968 that displays outstanding examples of Bhutanese art such as paintings, bronze statues, handicrafts, and so on. There are over 3000 items in this category. It is then followed by a tour to the Paro Rinpung Dzong, a massive dzong that houses a Buddhist monastery as well as a stronghold. It features 14 chapels and shrines in total. The Drukgyel Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and stronghold that is now almost in ruins, was built in 1649 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3 : Paro – Thimphu via Haa Valley (210km)

The day begins early. Begin your journey to Thimpu, Bhutan's capital city, via Haa valley. This route would take you around the valley and to your destination. Enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery as you go. Drive past the Chelila pass, which is located at an elevation of 4000 metres. The Himalayan mountains appear closer and more gorgeous. Stop for lunch at Haa Valley. Later, continue to Thimpu, passing through wonderful towns and taking in the scenery. Check into the hotel upon arrival in Thimpu. The day is free after check-in requirements. Enjoy a city tour that includes Trashi Chhoe Dzong, Changangkha Lhakhang, National Memorial Chorten, and other attractions.


Spend the night.

Day 4 : Thimphu – Punakha (77km)

Today, hop on your bike and go towards Punakha, Bhutan's former capital. On your way to Punakha, you will pass via Dochula Pass, which is 3150 metres above sea level. If the weather is clear, you will have spectacular views of the Eastern Himalayan range. After some time, begin your descent to the Punakha Valley, which is located at an elevation of 1350 metres. This trip will have a number of hairpin twists, but the views of the valleys and mountains will be breathtaking. When you arrive at Punkha, check into your hotel. Relax for a while before embarking on a tour of the famed Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen.

Day 5 : Punakha – Trongsa via Phobjikha Valley (168 km)

On the fifth day of the excursion, you set off for Trongsa. This trip takes us via two major passes as well as the small town of Wangdue (1350 m). If desired, you can stop at a number of attractions before continuing to Nobding, where a difficult ascent to Pelela Pass (3300 m) begins. This is followed by a downhill ride through Sephu's pastureland, where you will come to the heritage Chendebji Chorten. Stop here to eat your packed lunch before continuing on to Trongsa, which sits at an elevation of 2350 metres above sea level. You drive around a lot of steep turns and thick vegetation on your way to this magnificent spot that was previously known as Tongsa.

Day 6 : Trongsa – Bumthang (68 km)

Begin your day by touring Trongsa Dzong, Bhutan's greatest fortification. This dzong, which overlooks the Mangde Valley, has a long history dating back to the 16th century. There are several structures in the complex. The fortification commands commanding views of the city. This location becomes the site of the Trongsa tsechu festival, which is held in December or January. Later, ride your motorbike to Bumthang Valley. This ride is brief and straightforward. You pass through charming communities along the way. You travel across Yutongla Pass (3400 m) before beginning the descent to the lovely Bhumthang. When you arrive in Bumthang Valley, check into a hotel. Later, you are free to explore the area on your own and collect items.

Day 7 : Bumthang Sightseeing

The 7th day of the tour is for sightseeing in Bumthang including Jakar Dzong- also known as Jakar Yugyal Dzong, it is built on a ridge overlooking the town; Kurjey Lhakhang (Monastery) - carrying the remains of the first three Bhutanese rules, it also has a huge tree believed to planted by Padmasambhava and Tamshing Monastery- also known as Tamshing Lhundrup Choeling Monastery, it was erected by the Bhutanese saint and cultural hero- Pema Lingpa in the year 1501. Lunch is served after the sightseeing tour. Following lunch, you can either bike to Mebar Tso or simply ride through the Valley. It has a connection with Guru Rinpoche, the Master of Tibetan Buddhism, and is also known as the Burning Lake.


Staying in for the night

Day 8 : Bumthang – Mongar (198kms)

The journey to Mongar begins with some great and diverse terrain, and you will feel as if you are looking at the Alps for the next 3 hours. Today you drive via the Thrumshingla Pass at an elevation of 3750 metres. If the weather permits, have a peek at the majestic Mt. Gangkhar Phuenseum, which, at an altitude of, remains the world's highest unclimbed mountain. As you travel through the pass, you enter Eastern Bhutan. The road's height drops to 2800 metres in around two hours. There will be a change in vegetation and temperature from here. Enjoy the beautiful vistas. You are currently driving on Bhutan's Highway 1.

Day 9 : Mongar – Trashigang (92 km)

The term "electronic commerce" refers to the sale of electronic goods. Today, like day 8, you cross only one pass but with excellent riding conditions. As you leave Mongar, the road becomes more pleasant as you pass via the power station and the Buddhist College at Kilikhar, following which it descends into lush blue pine and rhododendron forests. Along with viewing the beautiful scenery, be cautious as there are a few steep corners. The journey includes a walk through a rhododendron and orchid forest. Today, it may take you longer to travel 92 km because you will stop at several locations to take photographs. There are also a few restaurants and pubs along the way.

Day 10 : Trashigang – Day trip to Yangtse (54 km)

On the tenth day of the tour, prepare to visit the picturesque Yangtse region, which is located in the far easternmost part of Bhutan and shares borders with Arunachal Pradesh, an Indian state. This cycle is exciting and full of spectacular vistas as you ride through local villages and tiny settlements along the road. Drive along a beautiful valley floor near to the river. On the way, you can visit popular attractions such as the Gom Kora Monastery (Gomphu Kora), one of Bhutan's most revered monasteries, where Gure Rinpoche meditated and left his body impression on a rock, and the Duksum village, a lovely place to savour tranquilly and scenic beauty. When you arrive at Yangtse, finish the check-in process.

Day 11 : Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar (180 km)

Day 11 is your last day to visit the magnificent country of Bhutan. Begin your bike ride on beautiful meandering lanes lined with lush flora and pine and fir jungles. On the way, you can stop at Sherubtse College, Bhutan's only degree-granting institution. Continue your journey by passing via Khaling, a small town, and the villages of Wamrong and Deothang. Finally, you reach the Samdrup Jongkhar foothills. When you arrive here, you realise you've driven Highway 1 from west to east through Bhutan. Finish the check-in process. Samdrup Jongkhar is a picturesque and tranquil town that borders the Indian state of Assam.

Day 12 : Samdrup Jongkhar- Guwahati for Departure

On the final day, take an assisted transfer to Guwahati airport to catch an aircraft to your next destination.

11 Nights - 12 Days

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Tour's Location

Can we take bikes to Bhutan?
Of course. Most visitors to Bhutan opt to travel by bicycle. It only takes 5 to 6 days.
Can I use my Indian licence to drive in Bhutan?
Bhutan, one of India's most tranquil neighbours, allows you to use your Indian driver's licence to travel the entire nation. The nation allows tourists to use both two- and four-wheeled vehicles. Get a vehicle permit if you plan to travel in a vehicle with an Indian registration.
When is Bhutan at its most beautiful?
Bhutan is best visited in the spring, from March to May, when the valleys are alive with blooming flowers. It could be in its celebrations or festivals, the bright skies and views of the Himalayan peaks, the abundant Himalayan flora and fauna, or just the stunning snowfall.
Alcohol is sold in Bhutan?
Alcohol is unquestionably legal to carry around in Bhutan. Beer can also be consumed in a public setting. There are two points worth mentioning, though: Only one litre of alcoholic spirit is allowed to be carried on by foreigners at any given time.
Can we travel by road to Bhutan?
Three Indian border crossing stations must be passed through in order to travel by car to Bhutan. These are Samdrup Jongkhar, Gelephu, and the Jaigaon-Phuensholing Border. The Jaigaon - Phuentsholing border is favoured by the majority of travellers due to its accessibility and ease of obtaining an entry permission.
Bhutan has a nightlife, right?
The Mojo Park, Tiger Pub, Om Bar, Viva City, or Space 34 are just a few spots where you may meet locals and experience Thimphu's nightlife. Also, if you're in Paro, you may check out the Taktsang, Khamsa, The Park 76, or Namgay Artisinal Brewery to observe the active nightlife of Paro Bhutan or to enjoy a drink.
What cuisine is renowned in Bhutan?
Ema Datshi is among the most well-known dishes from Bhutan. It is regarded as the best among the country's traditional foods. Ema Datshi, one of the various dishes that make up Bhutanese cuisine, is comprised of cheese and chiles.
Is Bhutan accessible to bikers?
If you want to go by car, you can enter Bhutan from the border towns of Phuentsholing in Bhutan and Jaigaon in India. For a true taste of wanderlust, bikers from all over the world enter Bhutan from the same path.
When is Bhutan at its most beautiful?
Bhutan is best visited in the spring, from March to May, when the valleys are alive with blooming flowers. It could be in its celebrations or festivals, the bright skies and views of the Himalayan peaks, the abundant Himalayan flora and fauna, or just the stunning snowfall.
What has made Bhutan famous?
 Bhutan is famous for its textiles all over the world. Some of the prettiest shawls and scarves are woven in this Himalayan country. Most of them are hand-woven from raw cotton and silk. Bhutan has a variety of traditional textiles native to a certain region

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