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Bhutan Motorcycle Expedition

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Aprox.1300 Km

April to October

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10 Days / 9 Nights

Bhutan is a small landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas bordered by China in the North and India on the other 3 sides. Bhutan has a total land area of 38,394 square kilometers and measures approximately 150 kilometers North to South and 300 kilometers East to West. The landscape is characterized by rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys ranging from 150 meters in the sub-tropical valleys in the southern foothills, through temperate zone to heights exceeding 7000 meters in the alpine regions of the mountains Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors. Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called "The Last Shangrila."

ITINERARY

day 1

Arrival at Siliguri

The package will start from Siliguri, where we will pick you up from Bagodgra airport. Drop at the Hotel & will have briefing session in the evening.

day 2

Siliguri to Phuentsholing

There we are… today we are officially entering to Bhutan, Phuentsholing is the border town for India & Bhutan. This is the place where we need to get the permits till Thimpu (capital of Bhutan). We need to get the permits for both Individuals & Bikes. The road will take you through the Coronation Bridge and beautiful tea Gardens of Siliguri and Assam. By evening we will reach the Border town.

day 3

Phuentsholing to Paro

Today we will proceed to procure the permits for Vehicles which will take atleast 3-4hrs. Soon after getting the permits our journey will start towards Paro. Todays ride is completely hilly and Foggy. In between we will pass the highest road between Phuentsholing –Paro highway. By evening we will reach Paro.

day 4

Paro

Morning we will Start to hike towards Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley at 900m above the valley. The hike will take about 2 hours uphill for an average hiker. Tiger Nest Monastery: Precariously perched on the edge of a 1,200 meter cliff, this monastery creates an impressive sight, and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. It is about 2-3 hour, totally up-hill hike from the parking lot to the monastery, though there is a cafe located on ridge across from the Taktsang (about 90 minutes into the walk) that provides a welcome opportunity to take a rest and purchase refreshments and snacks. The hike up to the Tiger's Nest can be very strenuous and you can rent a horse to bring up the mountain . The horse ride is a one-way trip (this is recommended if you are not very fit and may face altitude sickness) and you have to make your way down the mountain by foot. Taktsang was established as a sacred place for meditation by Guru Rinpoche who visited the site on his second visit to Bhutan in 747 CE, though the first monastery was not constructed until 1694. In 1998 a tragic fire destroyed most of the original buildings, but these have since been painstakingly restored to their former glory.

day 5

Paro to Thimpu

Soon after the breakfast , we will start our ride towards Thimpu the capital of Bhutan. On the way we will take a detour towards Haa Valley to Reach Chele La pass, which is the Highest motorable road in Bhutan. Afternoon visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of our late 3rd king, further drive to Buddha viewpoint. We have magnificent view of the whole valley from here.

day 6

Thimpu To Punakha

Morning we will start our journey towards eastern part of the Bhutan. The ride will take us to Punakha through Dochula pass (3200 mts) If the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. Walk around the 108 stupas and continue to sub tropical valley of Punakha.We also visit Chimi Lakhang, Punakha Dzong.

day 7

Punakha To Bumthang

Bumthang has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprising of four smaller valleys namely Tang, Ura, Choekhor and Chumey, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Bumthang is also the traditional home to the great Buddhist teacher Pema Linga to whose descendants the present dynasty traces its origin.

day 8

Bumthang

Explore the valley of Bumthang , Jakar Valley,Jakar Fort and Burning lake. It’s a relax Day

day 9

Bumthang to Mongar

The journey from Bumthang to Mongar is one of the most beautiful in the Himalayas crossing 3780mtrs high Thrumshing la (pass). Gushing waterfalls, steep cliffs with even steeper drops, blazing flowers and constantly changing vegetation combine to make this journey as varied as it is beautiful. Mongar marks the beginning of Eastern Bhutan. The second largest town in the sub-tropical east, Mongar like Trashigang further east, is situated on the side of a hill in the contrasts to other towns of Western Bhutan which was built on the valley floor.

day 10

Mongar to Samdrup Zonkar

Exit town to India.

day 11

Samdrup Zonkar to Guwahati

Will reach Guwahati in Afternoon and you can fly back to your home by taking evening flight.
  • Royal Enfield 500cc motorcycle
  • Basic riding gear including Riding Helmet, Gloves.
  • Twin sharing Accommodation in the mentioned Hotels or similar hotels.
  • Meals - Daily Breakfast & Dinner from set menu as per itinerary.
  • MUV (Toyota Innova) to accommodat e pillions/ family member who wish to accompany on the expedition but cant ride.
  • Support staff – Mechanics, Guides & Road Captain with motorcycle.
  • Helmet Camera to shoot video of the entire motorcycle expedition.
  • Permit fee to enter Bhutan
  • Fuel cost has to be borne by rider.
  • Lunch would be at the local Dhaba. Cost to be borne by rider.
  • Airfare from / to your originating city of stay.
  • Items of personal nature viz, tips, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic beverages, additional sightseeing tours / excurs ions not included in the itinerary etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes etc, and the tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Inclusion' column.
  • Enfield Riders Terms and conditions apply.
  • The hotel confirmed will be as mentioned or similar category
  • All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.
  • All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving License / Voter ID card)
  • Enfield Riders Terms and conditions apply.
  • The hotel confirmed will be as mentioned or similar category
  • All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.
  • All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving License / Voter ID card)
  • Enfield Riders Terms and conditions apply.
  • The hotel confirmed will be as mentioned or similar category
  • All sightseeing is subject to weather conditions, political conditions in the destination.
  • All the prices are for Indian Nationals only, unless specified.
  • It is mandatory to carry a valid photo identity card (Passport / Driving License / Voter ID card)

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