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Day 01 : Join Paro
local sightseeing after checking in the hotel, your first day in Bhutan
will be spent relaxed. Visit one of the Dzongs or Fortress Temples
along with the Paro Museum. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02 : Cycle around Paro (34km)
up to a beautiful morning in the Dragon Land. Today you go for a
leisurely ride, get use to the bike and acclimatize for the venture that
follows. Enjoy the day of great views of the countries tallest peak,
Jomohari (7314m), in the backdrop of the famous Drukyel Dzong. Later
enjoy a delightful visit to a local house and break the ice with the
Have a great day exploring the pristine dragon land, getting use to the bikes and acclimatize for the days to follow.
Day 03 : Paro to Thimpu (55 km)
we start the ride, leaving Paro. Riding on the gradual slopes we ride
through the narrow valleys leading to the open lands of Thimpu, the
capital city of Bhutan. At an elevation of 2350 m this is the biggest
habitat in the country. Observe how the city has been developed in a
style without compromising any traditional pre-requisites. The city has
no traffic lights and no flashy sign boards, keeping Thimpu in a typical
small town genre. If time allows one can ride 5 kms further up to; what
is claimed to be the tallest Buddha Statue in the world.
Day 04 : Thimpu to Wangduephodrang (63km)
ride is a bit challenging as you cross a 3110 m pass at Dochu La. The
climb starts with a gradual 5 km section, followed by around 16 km of
uphill; to the top of the pass. Here you enjoy the beautiful views of;
underlying valleys and peaks of the eastern Himalayas rising from the
Horizon, with 108 memorial Chortens in the fore ground.
section of the day is a smooth downhill of 42 kms. From 3110 m you will
come down to 1300 m riding on a smooth and narrow mountain road, making
it necessary to keep a good check on the speed as well as braking. Going
up is more strenuous but going down is more technical, making it the
major part of the ride.
Day 05 : Day ride to Punakha (34km)
we go for a leisurely ride to a neighboring town called, Punakha, one
of the significant towns in the country’s history. It’s a small fun ride
covering various interesting spots of the area. On the way back we will
visit the new town that the government is developing for the habitants
of Wangduephodrang due to its disorganized state. The day will be spent
exploring the local attractions on the bikes, accompanied by a nice
picnic lunch in the outdoors.
Day 06 : Wangduephodrang to Gangtey (66km)
is the most challenging ride of the venture, with a 55 km of uphill
crossing over the Black Mountains, which also divide east and the west
Bhutan. First 15 km section of the ride is a mix of up and down followed
by a good 55 kms of uphill ride all the way till the Lawa La Pass
The last section of the ride is 11 km of decent to the
beautiful vicinity of Gangtey. Majorly remote Gangtey lies in a glacial
valley which is also the winter home to the Black necked cranes that
come from Tibet to bypass the extreme winters. Spend the night under a
starry night and enjoy the sporadic itches in the calf and thighs that
we earned today. Overnight in a basic hotel.
Day 07 : Gangtey (10 km)
we will take some rest after the demanding ride of the previous day.
One has an option of either going for a day hike or cycling, which can
be worked out in the morning. Overnight in Gangtey.
Day 08 : Day ride to Punakha (34km)
is the day for the longest ride of the venture. We will be riding back
to the Lawa La Pass from where the road moves down and then up again to
reach the highest point of the ride at Pele La Pass at 3390m. From here
it’s a odd 20 kms of beaming descent, followed by gradual gradients on
At about 66 km mark of the day we will reach the Mangde
river valley, the last section of the ride from here is a unique one.
With a gushing river in the deep valley and the high rising mountain
walls on the sides the ride surely is an interesting one. Check in the
hotel in the Trongsa and spend the evening gazing at the setting sun.
Day 09 : Trongsa to Bumthang (67km)
is the day we will cross the highest pass of the journey. Climbing up
the switch backs just out of Trongsa we climb Yotong La Pass at 3400 m,
the highest point of the whole expedition. Though the climb is arduous
yet the magnificent views of the pristine landscapes make it easy to get
to the other side. Once at the pass we will descend down to the
destination for today, Bumthang. Sitting at a fine altitude of around
2600 m, the ride goes through a negotiable descend.
Day 10 : Bumthang
start with a relaxed morning. One can go for long walks in the
surroundings. One can visit the Jakar, the trading hub of Bumthang
valley. Post lunch we can go for a leisurely ride to visit the Dzongs
and Gompas, setup around the valley.
Day 11 : Bumthang to Wangduephodrang (Drive)
we head back to Wangdue, tracing back all the passes that we covered
earlier. The drive will take most of the day light, so sit back and
enjoy the view, remembering the events that took place throughout the
venture during the last few days, at the spots that you drive through
Day12 : Wangduephodrang to Paro
day we will reach Paro before noon, which gives us an opportunity to
visit the most salient feature of the country, The Tiger’s Nest
Monastery. Standing on the side of a cliff, 900 m above the valley
floor, this mystical place is known for its powerful history,
architecture and natural beauty. It will take 3 to 4 hrs to complete
Later towards the evening we celebrate the last night of the trip in the hotel.
Day 13 : Trip concludes today
Transfer to Airport
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009
Thimphu, being in close vicinity of Bhutan, has a well connected air, road & rail network. Eager travelers can take a flight till Paro which is Bhutan’s International airport. After reaching Paro one can further drive till Thimphu. Another way to journey to this place is to fly till Bagdogra, and from this spot drive to Phuentsholing and then further drive till Thimphu. You can also take a train to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and then can further drive till Phuentsholing. On reaching this place, we can drive further till Thimphu. This will again be a great option to avail.
October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan, as this place is beautifully clear at this time. Summers in Bhutan, begin in mid April and last till late June. The monsoon rains cover this place, starting from late September until the end of November. The winters here, begin in November and extend until March. From December until February, Bhutan experiences dry winter months.
Duration: 13 Days
Season: Mar-May, Sep-Dec
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