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
- Sightseeing and Excursions as per the itinerary
- Accommodation for 6 Nights on Triple Sharing basis in hotels mentioned as per the itinerary (Double Sharing basis for couples)
- Daily breakfast and dinner as per the itinerary
- Private vehicle for transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Royal Enfield Bike with Fuel from Day 2 to Day 6
- Airport Pick up & Drop
- SDF charge
- Guide charges
- Travel Insurance
What is NOT included in the tour
- Entry Fees (Monumental fees)
- Room Heater
- Natural Calamities: Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, who is directly payable on the spot)
- Anything not in inclusion is excluded
- 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
Distance: 170 km • Time: 6-7 Hours
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.
Day 2 | Phuentsholing to Thimphu
Distance: 176 km • Travel Time: 6 hours
The day starts with a delightful breakfast as we prepare for our journey to the capital - Thimphu. Riding through the enchanting landscape and embracing its magical ambiance, our trip becomes a cherished experience, making travel effortless. As we make our way towards Thimphu, we witness the scenery transforming into lush greenery, accompanied by a refreshing drop in temperature. Upon reaching our destination, we have the opportunity to explore the vibrant local market and charming cafes. The day concludes with a delicious dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3 | Thimphu to Punakha
Distance: 77 km • Travel Time: 3 hours
Today, after breakfast, we will start our journey towards Punakha, where the captivating beauty of the journey will leave a lasting impression on your mind and soul. Our route will take us through the renowned Dochula Pass (3150m), adorned with 108 memorial stupas honoring the martyred soldiers, a site deeply revered by the locals. Our next stop will be the Punakha Dzong, renowned for its distinctive Bhutanese architecture, named as "Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang" or "Palace of Great Happiness." Later, we will visit the suspension bridge before concluding the day with dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel
Day 4 | Punakha to Paro
Distance: 130 km • Travel Time: 4 hours
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. The 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.
Day 5 | Paro - Hike To Taktsang “Tiger's Nest”
We start our day post breakfast and ride through 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 endeavor a rejuvenating hot stone bath. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6 | Paro to Phuentsholing
Distance: 160 km • Travel Time: 7 hours
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and check out from your hotel in Paro. Embark on a delightful exploration of the city's highlights: Drukgyel Dzong, Ta Dzong (Ring Pong Dzong), Paro Airport View Point, and the vibrant local market. After a day of sightseeing, head back to Phuentsholing for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 7 | Phuentsholing to Siliguri Drop
Distance: 155 km • Travel Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
After an early breakfast, we will begin our return journey towards Siliguri, marking the end of our time in Bhutan. As we conclude this remarkable trip, we will head to the airport, carrying with us cherished memories and the bonds of friendship that will endure a lifetime. As you journey home, may the enduring image of the majestic Himalayas and the serene beauty of this enchanting kingdom linger in your thoughts, inspiring you to revisit this captivating place time and again.