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When you book this motorcycle tour you have a chance to an explore the unseen and hidden places in and around Bhutan which is tucked away across high mountains and glimpses of natural beauty. Ride across mountains and valleys to witness its unbearable beauty while driving a Royal Enfield motorbike. Get back your sense of adventure and live the life to the fullest venturing in exotic places. Bhutan motorcycle tour gives you an unforgettable lifetime experience!
You will be accommodated at Orbit Hotel when in Bagdora, Peling Resort when in Phuentsoling, Hotel Tatksang while in Thimphu, Hotel Dewachen when in Phobjikha, Hotel Home when in Bumthang, Hotel Damchen when in Punakha, Hotel Holiday Home while in Paro, and at Hotel Dreamland while in Gorumara. If the designated hotel cannot be booked during the tour, you will be accommodated at another accommodation with similar quality.
Today you will gather at Bagdogra’s hotel and late evening discuss tour program. Have an overnight stay at a hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Phuentsoling. On arrival, you will check-in at the hotel. After the check-in formality, you will go to the immigration office for the visa. Have a dinner and stay overnight at hotel.
You will start your day by riding up towards Thimphu city. It will be a descend climb towards the capital city with moderate experience of the roads in Bhutan. Spend an overnight in Thimphu.
Depart for Punakha in the morning and leave Thimphu through a road that climbs steeply through the forest of pine come across Dochula pass (3,150 meters). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountain ranges, especially in clear winter days. The beauty of the place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyel Chortens, a total of 108 stupas.
On the way, visit Royal Botanical Park where you will able to see species of Rhododendron, Primula, Orchidaceae, and many more. In the afternoon, continue your journey to Phobjikha valley and visit Gangtey Monastery and the Black Necked Crane Observation Center. Phobjikha valley is the most beautiful valley in this country and in December, the valley is occupied with endangering cranes. Spend an overnight in Phobjikha.
After the sunrise, you’ll take the same winding road for 15 kilometers than division towards Pele La pass (3,390 meters above sea level) and continue towards Trongsa. In Trongsa, visit a museum which situated strategically above the Trongsa Dzong, the Ta Dzong served as the watchtower for centuries. It was built by Choeje Minjur Tempa in 1652.The museum is equipped with state of the art technology and includes a media room where visitors can watch a documentary program on the history of the monarchy. The Ta Dzong was renovated and converted as a museum at a cost of 97 million with funds from the Austrian government. The museum is dedicated to the coronation and centenary celebrations.
Have a lunch at the Museum Café. On the afternoon, ascend towards Yotongla Pass (3425 meters above sea level) and then descend to Bumthang valley. On the way, you will ride across the Yathra Center. Hand-woven wool strips with patterns specific to the Bumthang region are called Yathra. You will make a short visit there to collect gifts for the loved ones. Spend an overnight in Bumthang.
Visit Jambay Lhakhang which is one of 108 monasteries built by King Songtsen Goenpo in the 8th century to subdue evil spirits in the Himalayan region. Have a visit to Swiss farm and taste cheese, apple brandy, and locally brewed wine and beer. Spend an overnight in Bumthang.
Ride back from Bumthang towards Punakha. Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan and is a beautiful warm valley. In the evening, rest and relax in Punakha valley and spend an overnight in Punakha.
Have white river rafting on this day. The Mo Chhu (female Rive) is much easier than the Pho Chhu (Male River), with plenty of class I and II. This is currently the most popular rafting place in Bhutan since it is not too difficult and a beautiful half-day raft trip starts from Yebisa, the river meanders through an open valley. About seven kilometers down, there is Strainers Paradise. Visit Punakha Dzong which is the most beautiful and famous Dzong in a country was built in 1,637 by Zhabdrung. The site is located in between two rivers of Pho (Male) Chhu and Mo (Female) Chhu. Spend an overnight in Punakha.
Have a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of fertility): This temple was built in 1499 by Lam
Drukpa Kuenley’s cousin. It’s about 25-minute hike across red rice fields. Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the house and phalluses painted on walls of the house. It has interesting reasons, which your guide will explain. Stroll around and relax in Thimphu.
Overnight in Thimphu.
On the way to Paro, visit Tamchog Dzong’s iron bridge and, a sightseeing at Paro, and stay overnight in Paro.
After breakfast, you’ll track ride till the base of hike route. You will be hiking for almost five hours to and from Taktshang Monastery from the mountain base. Tiger’s nest which is Bhutan’s most recognizable culture icon perched 800 meters up a seemingly sheer cliff. It is believed in the 8th century the great tantric master guru Rimpoche (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. Spend an overnight in Paro.
Ride back down towards Phuntsholing on the national highway. Enjoy the medium bends down towards a warmer weather. At Phuentsoling, you will say goodbye to Bhutan team and drive to Gorumara national park an have an overnight at Gorumara.
Today is to say goodbye to your cruise and drop at Bagdogra airport.
Bhutan is a land of snow-capped mountains, deep, broad valleys with fertile rice paddies and orchards, tiny villages and bustling market towns. The south part of the country is covered in jungle and more reminiscent of India than the Himalayas. Bhutan is a thoroughly exotic country that stimulates all of the senses. Dive yourself into the beauty of steep valleys as you travel on high altitude roads, cross high passes and rivers, stay in tents and visit remote villages. During this motorbike tour, you will visit several places such as Bagdogra, Phuentsoling, Thimphu, Phobjikha, Bumthang, Punakha, Paro, and Gorumara.
Bhutanese meals are characterized by the hot chili pepper and cheese, put them together and you have the national favorite - Aema Datsi (literally chili and cheese). This main dish has spun into numerous variation: kewa datsi (potato and cheese), shamu datsi (mushroom and cheese). These would be standard fare in most Bhutanese restaurant but do tell them how hot, the is how much chili you can take in your meal.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bagdogra Airport (IXB).