Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments. And this motorcycle tour takes you an epic journey into the deep Himalayas. 1000 Km 10 Destinations Monasteries, Mountains and pure motorcycling Batch. Weekend Thrill aims here to provide you the best ever bike ride experience with this Bhutan Bike Road Trip.
Brief Itinerary for Bhutan 12 Day Bike Trip ( From 21st October to 1st November 2018)
Day 01: Bagdogra – Phuntsholing
Day 2 : Phuntsholing to Paro
Day 3 : Rest Day at Paro
Day 4 : Paro to Thimphu (Altitude 2,600 m)
Day 5 : Rest day at Thimphu (Altitude 2,600 m)
Day 6 : Thimphu – Punakha – Phobjikha
Day 7 : Phobjikha – Bumthang
Day 8 : Rest day at Bumthang
Day 9 : Bumthang – Monga
Day 10 : Mongar – Tashigang
Day 11 : Tashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati
Day 12 : Guwahati
PRICE CHART FOR VARIOUS PACKAGES:
||Price : (Cost per person)
||INR. 34,125/- (Per Person)
||All mention below.
|Bike Trip – Solo Rider
||1 person on 1 bike
||INR. 61,425/- (Per Person)
||Bike rent + Bike transportation cost + Fuel & all inclusions mention below.
|Bike Trip – Double share Ride
sharing 1 bike
|INR. 50,925/- (Per Person)
||Bike rent + Bike transportation cost + Fuel & all inclusions mention below.
|Package for SUV
||1 Seat in SUV
||INR 61,425/- (Per Person)
||I seat in SUV & all inclusions mention below.
Day 01: Bagdogra – Phuntsholing (150 KMS, 4 Hours)
Cross over into The Land of Thunder Dragon, Phuntsholing city, Bhutan. Phuntsholing is the point of entry for travellers arriving by bus from Kolkata and Siliguri and the town functions primarily as a place where Bhutanese and Indians do business. The architecture is modern, and there is no dzong, famous monastery or in fact anything of particular interest to tourists. Overnight stay at Phuntsholing.
Day 02: Phuntsholing to Paro (148 KMS | 5-6 Hours)
The next morning have our breakfast and embark on the journey. However, before head out to the next destination, get road permits and visas. Post that an uphill ride begins that takes us to the picturesque town of Paro. On the way, make a few stops at the Rinchending Monastery and Gedu University. Evening can be spent exploring the city and visiting the National Museum or the riverside. Overnight stay in Paro.
Day 03: Rest Day at Paro
This day begins with a sumptuous breakfast followed by a 5 hour hike up to the Taktsang Dzong or Tiger’s Nest Monastery. It is undoubtedly one of the most majestic, mesmerizing and memorable places you will ever see. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this exact spot on the back of a tigress in the 8th century and meditated here for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, 3 days and 3 hours. He is also known as second Buddha for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. A temple complex was built here in 1692 and is most popular for the thirteen tiger lair caves in which he meditated. Later return in the afternoon and go for Hot Stone Bath Therapy at a farm house and relax our tired muscles. Evening is spent exploring the city and the local bazaars.Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 04: Paro to Thimphu (Altitude 2,600 m)
Today we will be doing a fantastic climb up to the Cheli La pass (3,990 m) on our motorcycles. This is Bhutan´s highest road! We will then take the new main road into Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city. (2,400 m, approx. 50,000 inhabitants) Our accommodations for the night are in a rustic and cosy, scenic located local Resort. A speciality dinner is lined up for us in the evening, followed by a little tour of the capital’s pubs, if you are up to it. Evening is spent exploring the city and the local bazaars.Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 05: Rest dayat Thimphu (Altitude 2,600 m)
Today we will explore Bhutan’s capital city, Thimphu. We will visit Tashichho Dzong, the throne and office of the King of Bhutan. Admire the amazing views of Dechencholing Palace from the castle. Spend the day at leisure exploring other must visit places in Bhutan like Memorial Chorten and Kuensel Phodrang, where the biggest statue of Buddha in the world overlooks.Evening is spent exploring the city and the local bazaars. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 06: Thimphu – Punakha -Phobjikha (145 KMS | 5-6 Hours)
This day begins early as we prepare to leave for our first pass in Bhutan – the Dochula at 10301 feet. The ride to Phobjikha is an easy one. We have our lunch on the way and then check in to the hotel for night stay. The ride up to this place is nothing short of breath-taking, with dense vegetation and blooming flowers keeping you company and snow-capped mountains looming in the background. We spend the evening exploring the town and observing the locals and their lifestyle. A visit to the Dzong, one of the most beautiful monasteries, would definitely be worthwhile. Overnight stay at Phobjikha.
Day 07: Phobjikha – Bumthang (180 KMS | 7-8 Hours)
Once again we state the day early and after breakfast ride to Trongsa. On our way we stop to visit the 18th century stupa called Chendebji Chorten, built by Lama Shida, modelled after the famous Swayambhunath Stupa of Nepal. Legend has it that an evil spirit took the form of a gigantic snake and to cover its remains this structure was erected. This is the one of the longest riding days of the trip, but the whole experience is soothing to the eyes as well as the soul. It is also on this day that we ride across two of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan – Pele La and Yotong La. Overnight stay at Bumthang.
Day 08: Rest day at Bumthang
We have our breakfast and head out to explore the town of Bumthang. There is a lot to see here, from the serene valleys to the dzongs and monasteries including the Jakar Dzong, Jambey Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest monasteries in the country and Kurje Lhakhanj which is considered to be one of the most sacred places as it is here that Guru Rinpoche left his body imprint.We have our lunch and then head out to the very famous Red Panda Brewery and Swiss cheese factory. Overnight stay at Bumthang.
Day 09: Bumthang – Mongar (198 KMS | 7-8 Hours)
From Bhumthang, we’ll be heading east. Foreigners may be few and far between in western Bhutan, but virtually none make their way into the regions we’ll be seeing today. On the way to Mongar (1,800 m), we’ll be crossing the Tumsi La, on of Bhutan’s highest road passes. During the motorcycle ride, we can observe the changes in the beautiful surrounding vegetation as we climb through the various climate zones. But first, we’ll visit Ura, a village that is not typical for Bhutan. The houses are all built very close to one another, all facing in the same direction. (approx. 140 km). Overnight stay at Mongar.
Day 10: Mongar – Tashigang (136 KMS | 4 Hours)
Today we’re going to cruise on our bikes to Tashigang via Drametsi. We’ll cross the Korila pass (2,490 m) and wind our way through refreshing evergreen forests in the Yadi Loops. From there, we’ll ride up to the quiet little mountain town of Tashigang (approx. 150 km). Overnight stay at Tashigang.
Day 11: Tashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati (300 km)
We have our breakfast and leave for Guwahati via the beautiful town of Samdrup Jongkhar. Toady you will enjoy beautiful landscape and different weather while entering India from Bhutan. Enjoy dinner with overnight stay.
Day 12: Guwahati
Today is last day of the trip. After breakfast head toward your home destination with experience like-minded friends and lots of memories.
Mandatory Guidelines and Conditions
1) Any cost of Medical Expenses such as Transfer to satellite town due to Medical Emergencies will have to be covered by the traveller. Also in case any additional medical services plus an additional service to carry out the medical service is required the cost have to be borne by the traveller.
2) Any kind of Motorcycle accessories such as Ropes to Tie the Bags, Jericans to carry backup fuel are not included in the itinerary and are a personal expense.
3) Group discount is a company policy and can result to different pricing for different travellers. Though the pricing difference is marginal. Eccentric Travel’s private limited has full right to offer discounted pricing to travellers coming in group and to fill up the seats at the last minute. Any kind of discussion on this matter will not be undertaken and will not be justified.
4) The Expedition takes you to places which are yet not developed with less access to huge accommodation facilities. Thought we put in 100 percent to provide single accommodation facility to the whole group. At times it becomes almost impossible to do the same. There may be times when the group is asked to stay in two different properties.
5) The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, political turmoil, administrative decision or Union conflicts any time during the year. Any necessary arrangements made due to the change in itinerary following the above-mentioned reason, the cost have to be borne by the traveller.
6) The motorcycle included in the itinerary is a machine and can breakdown any time during the tour. The Mechanic responsibility is to repair the Motorcycle. The repair at times goes beyond the capacity of mechanic and can take longer than expected.
7) The food provided to you is veg’d + egg during all days of Tour. The meals are designed to provide you with enough nutrition for the tour. Hygiene is a priority and will not be compromised with, however the taste is subjective. Please also note that there may be times you are provided with Rice in two meals simultaneously. Bear with it. It is because of the arduous conditions and not because of us in capabilities.
8) Bhutan Tour is sensitive to bike rental policy changes. Over the past few years the rift between multiple bike unions have resulted in confusions and increase in cost at the last moment. Please note that any such policy will be clearly communicated to the traveller and any increase in cost due to such change in policy will be borne by the traveller.
9) The tour is a group tour which means multiple travellers take part in the group tour. Any delay in arrival or departure of a particular travellers affects the arrival and departure of the whole group. Please bear with it. We try and keep everything on time however there are situation which are beyond our control.
10) Any kind of de-route during the tour is not permitted. In any case a de-route discussion comes up during the tour, Eccentric Travels private limited will not be accepting such requests.
11) All bikes are allotted randomly and no kind of bias ness is given to the client for the same.
12) Note: Bhutan Government and the Indian Army reserve the right to cancel all trips to Nathula or Tsongmo lake on any given day without prior notice. (Nathula is closed on Monday & Tuesday)
Note: In Case any road is closed due to Landslide or any other reason, you have to pay the Extra amount for off route Journey to reach the destination.
- People who choose with Bike + Fuel package have to pay security deposit of Rs.10000/- Which is refundable once handover the bike at the end of the
- Trip schedule is subjected to change as per roads, weather and other unavoidable conditions so take a day or two in buffer. Only Team members have the right to take decision depending on
- Any cost (Transportation/ Accommodation) arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes) or change in law, etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
- Strictly No suitcase/Trolley bags are allowed only 1 backpack bag is allowed in Backup vehicle. We provide luggage vehicle however customer will be responsible for their own.