DRAGON MOTOR BIKE ADVENTURE

BHUTAN
Dragon Motor Bike Adventure

14 Nights –15 Days / Riding 9 Days

 

OVERVIEW

BHUTAN, the kingdom in the sky, Drukyul, ‘the land of the Thunder Dragon”, was first opened to tourists in 1974 in a very regulated manner. Today this mountain kingdom is perhaps the world’s most exclusive destination in the heart of the Himalaya. We start from West Bengal riding through Sikkim and entering Bhutan from Phuntsholingriding the valleys, climb the passes through virgin jungle and forest, past the ancient DzongForts of the capital Thimphuand on into the heart of the Kingdom at Bhumthang. The Kingdom of Bhutan is a destination known to few, distant from the western world both geographically and in culture. Nestled in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is sandwiched between Tibet and India. For the touring enthusiast, this tiny land offers the qualities we all seek when travelling on two wheels: a diversity of stunning scenery, an inviting population, political tranquilityand exotic culture found within a small geographical package, quality riding that stimulates the senses at every mile, and the sense that this is a unique experience. Bhutan’s cautious limitation of tourism and outside influence has paid off. The statistics are impressive: 72% of the country is forested, over 770 species of birds, over 165 species of mammals and an astonishing 5,500 species of plants. So few places on Earth offer such unspoiled beauty. The flora and fauna are remarkably pristine.

INCLUSIONS

•500cc Royal Enfield Electric Start
•Spare parts for the bikes
•Support Vehicle for luggage.
•Toyota Small Bus.
•Mechanic
•English Speaking Road captain + Bhutanese Tour Guide.
•Fuel & Oil
•First Aid Equipment
•Breakfast, Lunch, Refreshments and dinner
•Hotels 3* / Heritage
•Bike Permit & Visa for Bhutan
•Entrance Fees
•Helping Staff
•Toyota Transport Delhi-Agra-Delhi
•Delhi-Bagdogra & Guhawati–Delhi Flight

EXCLUSIONS

•Any broken parts of bike while riding will be payable extra.
•Expense of personal nature vizlaundry, telephone calls, tips, beverages etc.
•Expense arises due to unforeseen circumstances like roadblock, landslide, flight cancellation etc.
•Personal Insurance
•Helmets or any riding gear
•International Flights.

PRICE : ON REQUEST


ITINERARY

DAY 1
•ARRIVE IN DELHI
•Arrive at Delhi Airport and take the connecting Domestic Flight to Bagdogra.
•On Arrival at Bagdogra we will Meet up and after Breakfast we will drive to Phuentsholing(170 KMS / 5 –6 HRS).
•We drive through the tea plantations and small villages to Bhutan border. Visa formalities are fast at the border.
•On Route lunch. Dinner and overnight stay at Phuentsholing

DAY 2
•PHUENTSHOLING (820 M / 2700 FT) LOCAL RIDING
•After breakfast, We will meet the tour staff waiting with the motorcycles and have a briefing to cover safety precautions, touring style, road conditions, and check personal equipment, with time to select our bikes and become familiar with starting procedures, control layouts and bike handling.
•Test Ride the Bikes and explore the local areas over thy Rides.
•Lunch at a beautiful BhutaniRestaurant
•Evening back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3
•PHUENTSHOLING –PARO (2250 M / 7430 FT) (185 KMS / 5 –6 HRS)
•Post breakfast we start early, allowing us good enough time to view the mountain scenery and distant waterfalls. Today we Ride our first pass, Chapch-La. Descending to the beautiful WangshuRiver Valley through dense forest, we meet the confluence of the ParoRiver, where we cross the bridge and head up the secluded river valley road, past the only international airport in the country, to the iconic TaktsangMonastery, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched high on the side of the cliff.

DAY 4
•AT PARO.
•Post breakfast we will visit the TaktsangMonastery, DrukgyelDzong, National Museum in an Watch Tower and a ride uptothe Highest Motor able pass in Bhutan CheleLa 3988 M / 13160 FT.

DAY 5

•PARO –THIMPHU (2350 M / 7755 FT) (70 KMS / 1 –2 HRS)
•Today we will start late as today’s drive is only 2 hrs. We will explore the Capital city by visiting the Tashichhodzong, JigmeDorjiWangchukNational Memorial Chortensand the Textile Museum. You should not miss Thimpu’snightlife!.

DAY 6
•THIMPHU –DOCHU LA (3100 M / 10230 FT) –WANGDUE PHODRANG (1350 M/ 4455 FT) (70 KMS / 1 –2 HRS)
•Post breakfast we climb out of Thimphuto the DochuLa pass at 3100 M. There are prayer flags everywhere on the summit and if it is a clear day than you can have a 360 degree of beautiful panoramic view of Himalaya mountain range and the giant peaks of Lunana. The road then descends over 1700 m in 26 km as we pass first temperate forest, then semi-tropical with orange, banana and bamboo. We will visit the PunakhaDzongand after having Lunch in a Bhutanese Restaurant we further drive to the busy town of WangduePhodrang. We will visit the Mighty Dzongfortress built on the rocks above the town.

DAY 7
•WANGDUE PHODRANG –PELE LA (3300 M / 10890 FT) –GANGTEY / PHOBJIKHA –TRONGSA. (150 KMS / 6 –7 HRS)
•Post breakfast we start our ride towards east across the length of Bhutan on the only road across the kingdom. We will visit GangteyGompain PhobjikhaValley one of the most beautiful places in Bhutan. The road flattens for 12 km then begins the climb over Black Mountain and our next pass, Pele-La at 3300 m, where we can see yaks grazing and views of the ChomolhariRange in Western Bhutan. Another 1500 m descent takes us to NakayChu bridge through forest and dwarf bamboo. The road is carved out of the side of the cliff above the MangdeChu River and there is forest for as far as the eye can see, with the famous TrongsaDzongvisible 12 km away.

DAY 8
•TRONGSA –BUMTHANG (2600 M / 8580 FT) (75 KMS / 2 –3 HRS)
•Post breakfast Visit the TrongsaDzong, the largest in the country and further riding over the last smaller pass to Jakarto our destination to the beautiful BumthangValley.

DAY 9
•BUMTHANG –MONGAR (1700 M / 5610 FT) (210 KMS / 6 –7 HRS)
•Today is the longest riding day of our tour, and one of the most spectacular, as we “ride the high ridges” from BumthangValley to Mongar. Where most visitors to Bhutan rarely even make it as far as BumthangValley, we intrepid explorers thump on past over the high passes to the very centre of the kingdom. Vast forests for as far as the eye can see in every direction, mixed with extraordinary views of the high Himalayan snow-capped peaks.

DAY 10
•MONGAR –TRASHIGANG (1150 M / 3800 FT) (100 KMS / 3 HRS)
•Post breakfast we will visit the MongarDzongbefore heading the short distance ride to Trashigangthrough dense forest to the jewel of eastern Bhutan, Trashigang. The road become less maintained and the people are also tribal. Most of the traffic is by horse and on trails.

DAY 11
•TASHIGANG –SAMDRUP JONGHKAR (190 KMS / 6 –7 HRS)
•Today is our last day ride in Bhutan which takes us back down through the many climate zones, reflected in the dramatic changes in flora & fauna, becoming again almost sub-tropical. The gateway to eastern Bhutan town of SamdrupJongkharis as busy as all border towns can be, but little quiet. Good mix of Indian and Bhutanese cultures is a unique thing to see.

DAY 12
•SAMDRUP JONGHKAR –GAUWAHATI (110 KMS / 3 –4 HRS)
•After finishing the border formalities we get back into India our ride takes us through densely populated villages on flat steamy plains with bamboo groves. You will see the big change, busy traffic of India compared to any traffic in Bhutan as we head for the capital of Assam, Guwahati. The land of the mighty Brahmaputra River which runs through Guwahati–from the high plateau of Tibet and goes down to Bangladesh and out into the Bay of Bengal.

DAY 13
•GAUWAHATI –DELHI
•We fly out of Gauwahati to Delhi and check-in at our Hotel
•Rest and Spa

DAY 14
•DELHI -AGRA
•After breakfast drive to Agra to witness the 7thWonder of world Taj Mahal.
•Lunch at Restaurant Taj Mahal and evening return back to Hotel at Delhi.

DAY 15
•After breakfast visit to DILLI HAAT-A traditional Indian market place for all the states of the country.
•http://www.delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/tourist_place/dilli_haat.jsp
•Indian traditional Lunch will be served as per the choice
•Afternoon back to hotel, rest and checkout
•Visit to Smokey’s for Farewell dinner
•Drop to Airport and best of Good-byes

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