About Bhutan Bike Trip:
The Bike trip to Bhutan starts at Siliguri and continues to Bhutan going through Phuentsholing, Thimpu, Punakha, Paro and concludes again back in Siliguri. Located at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan is known not only for its dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys but also for its monasteries and fortresses (or Dzongs). It has a culture that is very unique and different from that of its neighboring countries. The traditions practiced here are preserved and inculcates the teachings of the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition which is maintained throughout and has a strong impact on the lives of the people. Bhutan is famous for being the happiest country as emphasis is given towards a more holistic approach. This is a Buddhist kingdom and has visitors coming in from all over the world every year to explore the last “Shangrila”. With a majority of the country covered mainly in mountains, the roads here go through varying altitudes making it a biker’s paradise. On a Bhutan Bike Trip, discover the unique beauty of this country for yourself while going through these roads and finding out more about the Buddhist culture practiced here. Visit a number of places like the city of Phuentsholing where you will notice how this country is significantly different from the others, various monasteries and also visit the world’s biggest Buddhist statues and many more beautiful locations, all this while riding through roads with views of the beautiful mountains and valleys.
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.
We present an amazing Bike Tour which includes:
- Royal Enfield 350CC Bikes
- Fuel along the way
- 2 Meals Daily
- Top Quality Accommodation
- All permit charges, tour guides and back up vehicles.
Visit the beautiful Paro Taktsang Monastery which is also known as Tiger's Nest which clings to cliffs above the Paro Valley.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation for 8 Nights on Triple Sharing basis in hotels mentioned as per the itinerary (Double Sharing basis for couples)
- 8 Breakfasts and 8 Dinners starting from Day 1 Dinner to Day 9 Breakfast
- Royal Enfield 350CC Standard/Classic Bike
- Fuel Expenses as per the itinerary (not included for own bike category)
- Airport Pick up & Drop
- Bhutan Permit Charges (not included for own bike category)
- A back-up vehicle for luggage
- Sightseeing and Excursions as per the itinerary
- Dedicated Tour Guide & Tour Captain(s)
- First-Aid medical kits
What is NOT included in the tour
- Lunch on All Days
- Any Travel Expense to Siliguri & Back
- Any entrance fee to the monastery and monuments
- Personal Expenses (Snacks/Water Bottles/Energy Drinks)
- Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions
- Parking Fees
- This trip is for Indian Nationals ONLY
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. (to be borne by the client directly on the spot)
- GST @ 5%
- Exploring Bhutan on a Royal Enfield 350CC bike
- Visit Changangkha Lhakhang and Zangthoperi Lakhang monasteries
- World’s biggest Buddha statue at Thimpu
- Admire Bhutanese architecture at Punakha Dzong
- Visit one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhan
DAY: 1: SILIGURI TO PHUENTSHOLING
We will welcome you to the cozy airport in Bagdogra where you'd be meeting your fellow travellers and the team post which we start our journey towards the land of Dragons – Bhutan. On our way, we take a quick halt at the Teesta Bridge or the Coronation bridge, depending our the route we pursue. As we get closer towards the Indo- Bhutan border, we find ourselves riding amidst the Lataguri forest which leaves us feeling like a part of the beautiful nature’s canvas. Upon arrival, we check into the hotel and relax for the day. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Distance : 175 Km
Approx. Riding Time : 6-7 Hours
DAY: 2: PHUENTSHOLING
We start our day in the beautiful country of Bhutan with a hearty breakfast post which we head towards the immigration office to complete the immigration formalities. The whole procedure takes a couple of hours including submitting the ID proof, biometrics, etc. Upon completion of the same, we’d have enough time to explore the alluring town of Phuentsholing and wonder at the stark difference between the two cities located on either sides of the Bhutan Gate. We retreat to our hotel for the night and prep ourselves for an early start tomorrow. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY: 3: PHUENTSHOLING TO THIMPHU
The day begins with a sumptuous breakfast as we get ready for our ride to the capital - Thimphu. We will glide through the picturesque landscape and magnifying aura, making the ride desired and easing the travel. As we ride towards Thimphu, we see the terrain get greener and colder. Upon arrival, explore the local market and the cute cafes there. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Distance : 150 Km
Approx. Riding Time : 5-6 Hours
DAY: 4: EXPLORE THIMPHU
After breakfast, visit the Buddha Dordemma, a 51m tall statue of Buddha overlooking the Thimphu city. Next, we visit the National Chorten, a stupa in Thimphu, followed by 'Simply Bhutan'. Here, you can delve in the Bhutani culture wearing their traditional dresses, enjoy the traditional Bhutani Dance and even enjoy some archery! Later, visit the Folk Heritage Museum - an old farmhouse showing the rural Bhutanese life - for a traditional Bhutani lunch of Ema Datsi or Kew Datsi.Post lunch, we head to the Bhutan paper factory and Bhutan Postal Museum. Dinner and overnight stay the the hotel.
DAY: 5: THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA
Today, the riders shall be moving to Punakaha post breakfast.The mesmerizing beauty of the ride shall captivate your mind and soul. We shall be crossing the world famous Dochula Pass (3150m) which has the 108 memorial stupas for their martyred soldiers. It is highly revered by the locals. Next, we shall visit the Punakha Dzong famous for the special Bhutanese architecture. It is names after Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang ( Palace of Great Happiness ). After that, we will be visiting the suspension bridge. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Distance : 85 Km
Approx. Riding Time : 3-4 Hours
DAY: 6: PUNAKHA TO PARO
We wake up to a beautiful landscape of Punakha and have our breakfast. Resuming the adventure, we start our journey to Paro (7483 ft.). Upon arrival, we check into the hotel and relax for a bit. Evening is left at leisure for the travelers to explore the local market and enjoy strolling through the beautiful town. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Distance : 126 Km
Approx. Riding Time : 4-5 Hours
DAY: 7: PARO
We start our day post breakfast and ride through a beautiful countryside and golden paddy fields to reach the starting point of the famous hike to the Taktsang Lakhang, also known as the Tigers Nest Monastery. It seems like it is perched on the vertical rock by magical glue. Post our 5 hours long trek, if time permits, we will visit the stunning Kichu Lhakhang or the Paro National Museum or maybe just endeavour a rejuvenating hot stone bath. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY: 8: PARO TO SILIGURI
After an early breakfast we start back towards Siliguri as we bid adieu to Bhutan. We ride through the breathtaking mountains and captivating scenic beauty towards the India – Bhutan border and reach Siliguri after a a very memorable ride. Upon arrival, we check into the hotel and relax after a long day. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Distance : 297 Km
Approx. Riding Time : 8-9 Hours
DAY: 9: DEPARTURE
We wrap up our 8 days long circuit and head to the airport as we bid adieu to a trip full of wonder, taking with us memories to cherish and friendships that will last us for a lifetime!