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Guided Bhutan Motorcycle Tour

Escape the Kingdom of Happiness through amazing motorcycle tour presented by Bhutan T.U.S.K Motorcycle Tours! In this trip, you will be guided to see the beauty of Bhutan, including its cultures, histories, landmarks, and wonderful cities. Riding the Royal Enfield through the whole tour, you will enjoy the highest tarmac road in Bhutan, a bowl-shaped glacial valley, spectacular dzong with its stories as well as majestic scenery along the way. This motorcycle trip will be an amazing journey that you have in Bhutan.

Key information

  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 1140 kilometers / 708 miles
  • Daily rides: 127 to 275 kilometers / 79 to 171 miles
  • Meals: all meals

Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Paro
  • Exploring Thimphu, Gelephu, and Punakha
  • Riding through Phobjikha Valley, a bowl-shaped glacial valley
  • Enjoying Trongsa Dzong, where the Monarch or Wangchuk dynasty started
  • Watch Tower, Rinpung Dzong, and the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong visit
  • Buddha Dordenma statue and Memorial Chorten visit
  • Hiking to the amazing Tiger Nest in Paro
  • 8 nights' accommodation

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6 riding days
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Paro International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
07:00
Check-out Time:
17:00

You will be accommodated at several three-star hotels and resorts on twin sharing basis.

Program

Day 1: Paro

After everyone has arrived in Paro, you will check into your hotel and have a short brief about the details of the tour. After that, you’ll go for visiting the main attractions of Paro, such as Watch Tower, Rinpung Dzong (the fortress of the heap of jewels), and the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong.

Day 2: Paro - Thimphu (220 kilometers / 137 miles)

Today, you will take your bike and head to Thimphu, the most modern city in Bhutan with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs, and shopping centers. Thimphu is also the only capital city in the world that does not use traffic lights. Instead, a few major intersections have policemen standing in elaborately decorated booths directing traffic with exaggerated hand motions. Overnight and dinner will be in Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu - Phobjikha (135 kilometers / 84 miles)

Today, you will wake up early for visiting the beautiful city of Thimphu. The main attraction includes Buddha Dordenma statue which is one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world, the Takin zoo, and Memorial Chorten which is built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan's third King, his late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The final stop of the day will be in Phobjikha where you’ll spend the rest of the day and overnight.

Day 4: Phobjikha - Trongsa (188 kilometers / 117 miles)

After breakfast, you will take your bike and enjoy a great ride through Phobjikha Valley, a bowl-shaped glacial valley located on the western slopes of the Black Mountains. You’ll end the day in the historical city of Trongsa.

Day 5: Trongsa - Gelephu (275 kilometers / 171 miles)

Today, you’ll visit the city of Trongsa located on a steep ridge from where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the deep valleys that surround the city. You’ll have with a lesson of the history of the kingdom at the Watchtower of Trongsa that has been converted into a museum dedicated to the Wangchuck dynasty. Then, you’ll visit Trongsa Dzong, the largest dzong fortress in Bhutan, which is visible from anywhere in the town. You will continue riding until you reach Gelephu. Here, you’ll spend a relaxing night.

Day 6: Gelephu - Punakha (195 kilometers / 121 miles)

This day is dedicated to discovering the beautiful region of Gelephu located in Southern Bhutan on the border with India. Gelephu is a warm, fertile region with plenty of rainfall. The region is also the gateway to the Royal Manas National Park, the oldest nature preserve in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Its incredible biodiversity includes hundreds of rare animal and plant species that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world such as golden langurs, Gangetic dolphins, and the Asian one-horned rhinoceros. You’ll end this great day in Punakha.

Day 7: Punakha - Paro (127 kilometers / 79 miles)

After breakfast, you’ll visit two amazing places which are Punakha Dzong, the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan, and Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the temple of fertility. Punakha Dzong is famous for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani. The amazing temple of Chimi Lhakhang stands on a picturesque hilltop between Punakha and Wangdue and was built by the Buddhist saint Lam Drukpa Kuenley popularly known as the 'Divine Madman'. The place is famous for its fertility wish grants to childless couples. You’ll enjoy a pleasant ride till Paro, the final stop of the day. Here, you’ll have dinner and spend the night.

Day 8: Paro

In the last day of this amazing journey, you’ll hike to Taktsang monastery, known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, one of the most iconic landmark and religious site from Bhutan. It is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche meditated. The monastery clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 914 meters above the valley floor. For the local people, it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, the monastery is exhausting, thrilling, and mystical. It surely will be an amazing experience. Overnight will be in Paro.

Day 9: Departure day

This is the end of the tour. You'll be going back home safe and sound.

Included excursions

  • Buddha Dordenma statue, the Takin zoo, and Memorial Chorten visit
  • Hiking to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’
  • Learning the history of Bhutan Kingdom at Watchtower of Trongsa
  • Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang visit
  • Watch Tower, Rinpung Dzong, and the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong visit

Location

This motorcycle tour will take from Paro to several beautiful destinations in southern foothills of Bhutan such as Thimpu which is the capital city, Gelephu which is another gateway to Bhutan from the south and shares the border with Northeast India, and Punakha which is the old capital city of Bhutan. You will also explore the Tiger Nest in Paro, beautiful Paro valley, Ta Dzong the museum, Trongsa and its museum, and Phobjikha Valley. You’ll also visit Trongsa Dzong, where the Monarch or Wangchuk dynasty started.

This tour will also allow you to experience Chele La Pass which is the highest motorable road with tarmac, 3900 meters above sea level, to the beautiful Haa Valley. You will also ride into the valley of a blacked necked crane and the highlanders. You’ll also enjoy 108 stupas in Dochula Pass at about 3,000 meters altitude and the view of great eastern Himalayas. Also, you’ll admire one of the tallest and the biggest Buddha statue in the world and the view of Thimphu city from there.

In Bhutan, you can also experience Thrumshing La Pass, the impressive and the stunning road of Rukuji and Chenden Ji, as well as Bumthang Valley which resembles the Switzerland as such a Swiss guys have opened a panda beer factory, cheese factory, juice factory, and Swiss guest house. You can also take in the national animal of Bhutan.

Food

Bhutan T.U.S.K Motorcycle Tours will serve you daily three meals in a buffet. Two picnic lunches and farewell dinner are also included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Clubbing
  • Hot stone bath and deep tissue massage
  • Shopping

What's included

  • Certified English-speaking guide
  • Experienced road captain on another motorcycle leading the tour
  • Royal Enfield motorcycle rental with fuel
  • 8 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • Backup car for your luggage (maximum 30 kilograms per person)
  • Airport / hotels transfer on arrival and departure in Paro Airport (PBH)
  • All entrance fees for museums and castle
  • Visa fees
  • Bhutan government royalty

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Alcohol
  • Personal shopping
  • Liability for the insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents or lost of goods, or damages to the bike
  • Personal expenses such as table drinks, room services item, laundry, telephone calls at hotels, or tip
  • Personal clothing and riding gears

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Paro Airport (PBH). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Paro Airport (PBH) will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Paro International Airport Airport transfer included: Paro International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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