Bhutan Cycling Tour
Bhutan Cycling Tour 12N/13D

Itinerary -


Day 01 : Join Paro

A 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)

Wake 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 friendliest locals.

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)

Today 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)

Today’s 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.

The second 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)

Today 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)

Today 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 3300m.

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)

Today 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)

Today 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 both ends.

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)

This 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

We 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)

Today 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 now.


Day12 : Wangduephodrang to Paro

This 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 this hike.

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 !!!


Inclusions :

  • Accommodation at the above mentioned hotel in Standard/ Base Category Room with Breakfast
  • All transfers as per itinerary by AC coach
  • Sightseeing as per the above mentioned itinerary
  • English speaking Driver
  • Meet & Greet at Airport by local representative

Exclusions :

  • GST EXtra
  • Personal expenses (mini bar, Telephone, laundry etc.)
  • Optional tour, extra food and beverage
  • Flight ticket, VOA, Airport tax, Visa Fees not mentioned in inclusions is excluded
  • Guide Tipping
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not mentioned in Inclusions 
  • GST 
  • Early check-in and Late check-out charges are not included in the above cost. Standard Check-in time : 1500 hrs. / Standard Check-out time:  1200 hrs.
  • Costs does not include any type of Surcharges if any and will be charged if applicable.High Season / Special Events will be applicable if booked during surcharge period
  • Room upgrades and freebies from the hotel.
  • Anything which is not there in Inclusions

Payment Policy :

  • Booking amount required 100% amount of Flight Tickets & 50% amount of Land Package
  • Rest 50% payment should be done before 20 days of your departure 

Cancellation Policy :

  • Cancellation charge of 25% of total amount on package ( except Flight )per person is applicable any time after the booking is confirmed.
  • No refund, if cancellation is received less than 10 days before arrival.
  • 50% of the total package amount is applicable, if cancellation is received between 11 - 20 days before arrival.
  • 25% of the total package amount is applicable, if cancellation is received between 21 - 30 days before arrival.
  • During COVID or any other pandemic situation the cancellation charges will be on sole discretion of the management and it will be decided on case to case basis.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the
  • operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.  
  • Cancellation Policy for Air Ticket depends on the Airlines policy

Terms & Conditions :

  • Kindly note hotels are not equipped to provide Indian items in their breakfast and they would try the same.
  • In case any guest requires Indian Items during the breakfast there would be additional charges applicable. 
  • Strictly NO Refund for any un-utilized services once booking is confirmed.
  • The above quote is strictly subject to availability of rooms at the time of booking.
  • The quote is strictly applicable as mentioned above and changes will attract a deviation in the costs.
  • This is only a quotation. We are not blocked/booked/holding any rooms/ restaurants and will be subject to availability at the time of booking, so rate can not be guaranteed with a late confirmation.
  • In case there is an increase or decrease in the number of pax there would be a change in the costs.
  • Remittance charges of USD 30 would be applicable per transaction.
  • ROE would be charged as per the prevailing ROE on the day of making payments.
  • Supplement cost will require for arrival/departure transfer between 2200 hrs. - 0700 hrs.(Odd Hours of the Day)
  • We strongly recommend to all our travellers to purchase the Overseas Travel Insurance Policy on their own before travel.
  • This would help and protect from incurring any loss of personal belongings or in case of any personal illness on tour or any kind of accident.
  • In case the Group is travelling with more than normal luggage then additional charges will apply for extra Van
  • All water activities , adventure activities are subject to weather conditions 
  • Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP -
  • Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • GST of 5.00 % will be charged on the Total Invoice, if you make the payment in India.
  • Its mandatory that we should receive guest’s Pan Card & Passport Copy for further booking process.
  • The travel company reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer anytime at its own discretion and without any prior notice.

Duration: 13 Days

Season: Mar-May, Sep-Dec

Grade: Moderate

Region: Bhutan


Description

Bhutan, known as the last great Himalayan Kingdom is not only a cultural hub but an enticing jaunt for lovers of Adventure. Dotted with fascinating mountain terrains, it is an ultimate place for cycling enthusiasts. Both on road and off-road, Bhutan offers a perfect setting for this sport which is also a lot popular amongst its natives. Captivate yourself with the enchanting beauty as you paddle across this picture-book landscape.

Cycle the winding roads and watch the snowy peaks rise above the faint gorges covered with lush green forests. Bhutan lends to the crazy cyclists, a contrasting terrain that adds on to the cycling thrill. The smooth roads soon change to rocky dirt trails. Cycling past Bhutan is extremely exhilarating as once you reach a new high; you are suddenly hit by nerve-wracking drops of thousand meters. The sudden shift in the typography is something worth experiencing.

A cycling trip across Bhutan, offers avid cyclists to ride past wide valleys like Gangtey, forests and also get to surmount high passes like Dochu La, Lawa La Pass & Bumthang. Cycling trails mostly meander through old-world village settlements, historical sites, ancient temples & Buddhist monasteries like The Tigers Nest. Not forgetting the whimsical trails leading to the medieval fortresses like Dzongs, museums like Paro & markets. Bhutan Cycling trip brings the eager explorers not only close to this spectacular Himalayan landscape but also offers them with a chance to take a plunge into its culture. Thimpu , the capital city of Bhutan, is another destinations the cycling trail leads to.

Are you ready for a jittery ride across a dynamic landscape? If yes, Namoh brings a spell binding cycling trip to ardent cycling enthusiasts. It offers riders to experience adrenaline filled adventure in Bhutan, the last pristine pocket in the Himalayas. Ride down the mountains, experience the culture up-close, ride over high mountain passes & eye-witness the sensational Himalayan views. For an unforgettable & breathtaking cycling experience, paddle across a different reality in Bhutan with Namoh.

Seasons -

Spring: Late March-May

Autumn: Late Sep.-Nov              

September, October & November are usually the most popular times to visit with generally clear, mildweather, excellent scenery, lower rainfall and a range of festivals called Tshechus and Dromchoes.


Currency –

Bhutanese ngultrum


Language –

English/Dzongkha

Things to carry :

  • Flight tickets , Valid Passport ( At Least 6 months validity on last day of tour) , Visa , Photos , Travel Insurance Documents , Double vaccination certificate etc.
  • Currency of country you are travelling to
  • Required Medicines with Doctor's Prescription 
  • Few Skin Care Products like sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm 
  • Goggles , Umbrella , swimsuit , thermals or woollens as per requirement of location 
  • Good quality foot wear (Shoes , flip flop , beach slippers  etc.) as per requirement of location
  • International calling SIM Card 
  • Travel Adapter for charging your electronic gadgets, Power Bank  
  • Small First Aid Kit (No Scissors, blades or sharp objects allowed in flight )
  • Extra Pairs of Inner Wear and Empty Travelling Bags 
  • Few Packed Indian Snacks, Pickles , Chutney etc.

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