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15 Days Royal Enfield Guided Motorcycle Tour India and Bhutan

Delhi - Bagdogra - Guwahati, India; Dooars - Phuentsholing - Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Phobjikha Valley - Bumthang - Mongar - Trashigang - Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan

Adventurous Motorbike Tour India and Bhutan

This motorcycle tour heads from India into the little-known areas of Sikkim and then into the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. It’s a magical motorbike adventure for sure! When you ride over Bhutan, you will become one of the few who have experienced the charm and magic of one of the world’s most enigmatic countries, the last Shangri La. Also, you’ll be playing your part in this medieval kingdom’s efforts to join the modern world while steadfastly maintaining its distinct and remarkable cultural identity.

Key Information

  • Bike: rental bike (Royal Enfield)
  • Terrain: asphalt
  • Meals: all meals

Highlights

  • Visit the ruins of the Dzong
  • Discover Mount Kangchenjunga
  • Starts in Dooars and ends in Guwahati
  • Explore some of the worlds oldest monasteries
  • Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm rental
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


11 riding days
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer included: Indira Gandhi International Airport
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Accommodation

During this tour, you will be staying at comfortable hotels and guesthouses carefully chosen by Extreme Bike Tours.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

You will be transferred from Delhi airport to a hotel.

Day 2: Delhi to Dooars

You will fly from Delhi to Bagdogra and Extreme Bike Tours will take you to a hotel in Siliguri. After lunch, you will receive an introduction to your Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm and immediately set off for a short ride to your hotel in the Dooars region of West Bengal.

Day 3: Dooars to Phuentsholing

After breakfast, you’ll head east, passing through tea gardens, countryside, and bustling towns of the Dooars, the strip of land along the foothills of the Himalayas. On arrival in Jaigaon, you will complete immigration formalities and enter Phuenstholing, a busy commercial center bordering Bhutan.

Day 4: Phuenstholing to Paro

On the fourth day, you ride to Paro which includes a dramatic ascent from the plains to 2,800 meters. During this 3-4 hour ride, there are dramatic changes in the flora, fauna, and vegetation. You will cross some small towns and have fantastic panoramic views. When you reach Paro, you’ll have a chance to explore Paro town or take a stroll to the Paro Dzong / Fortress.

Day 5: Paro to Thimphu

After breakfast, you’ll ride to the national museum and Paro Ringpung Dzong before continuing to Drugyal Dzong where you’ll visit the ruins of the Dzong. After lunch, you’ll ride to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Later on, you can explore the city with its many cafes, bars, and curious shops.

Day 6: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast, ride to the Big Buddha statue and the Sangaygang to get great views of the Thimphu valley. You will also have the option to ride north of Thimphu before you ride on to Punakha, the old winter capital of Bhutan, crossing the Dochula Pass. On a clear day, the whole range of Eastern Himalayas can be seen from here, so fingers crossed! Then, you’ll descend down to the Punakha Valley on exhilarating roads with lots of sharp bends and breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys.

Day 7: Punakha to Trongsa via Phobjikha Valley

The ride to Trongsa journeys through two major passes and the small town of Wangdue at 1,350 meters, where you’ll visit the Dzong and then ride on to Nobding. From Nobding, the road ascends sharply to Pelela Pass before descending through pastureland in Sephu where you reach the historical Chendebji Chorten. After a quick lunch at Chendebji, you’ll ride to Trongsa.

Day 8: Trongsa to Bumthang or Jakar

After a visit to the historical Trongsa Dzong, you head to Bumthang, a short and easy ride. On the way, you pass through many interesting villages and cross the Yutongla Pass at 3,400 meters before descending into the beautiful Bumthang Valley. Your hotel is in the trading town of Jakar and you’ll arrive relatively early to give you all the chance to explore the town.

Day 9: Bumthang

You will have a chance to explore Bumthang town today. Visit the Jakar Dzong, the Kurgye Monastery, the Tamshing monastery, and after lunch, you can ride to Tang Mebartso or the burning lake or just explore the valley. There is a local brewery to explore and a cheese factory to indulge in. During the evening, you can take a soak in a wormwood infused bath to ease those days in the saddle.

Day 10: Bumthang to Mongar

Today’s ride takes you through some beautiful and varied terrain. The scenery is stunning and has been compared to that of the Alps. There is only one pass today, the Thrumshingla Pass, and if the weather permitting, you may be able to see Mount Gangkhar Phuensum with an elevation of 7,541 meters, the highest unclimbed mountain in the world.

After crossing the pass, you will officially be in Eastern Bhutan and to celebrate, the road descends 2,800 meters within two hours! The roads here are dramatic with cliff-hanging scenes in many places. Mongar is a fertile area with tropical and lush green foliage.

Day 11: Mongar to Trashigang

Riding out of Mongar, the road climbs past the power station and Buddhist College at Kilikhar before it dives into rhododendron and blue pine forests. There is much to see on today’s ride and many photo opportunities. After lunch at the hotel, you explore the town and have the chance to ride up a nearby valley to enjoy rural Bhutan with stunning views and a beautiful monastery.

While few tourists get this far, the people are well-used to Westerners from years of contact with mostly Canadian teachers based here. To get a feel for the place, you might like to read Jamie Zeppa’s book "Beyond the Sky and the Earth - A Journey into Bhutan".

Day 12: Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar

Today, the last day in Bhutan, you will be riding some very winding roads! The vegetation is lush and green with many pines, fir, and Chir pine forests along the way. If you feel like it, you can stop at the Sherubtse College, the only center for degree studies in Bhutan. You pass through the small town of Khaling and the villages of Wamrong and Deothang before finally reaching the foothills of Samdrup Jongkhar. At this point, you will have ridden your bikes from west to east across the entire length of Highway One.

Day 13: Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati

Back at sea level, you will ride to Guwahati passes through lush countryside. Guwahati, the capital of the state of Assam, is the largest city and an important commercial center in north east India. The bustling town lies on the side of the mighty Brahmaputra river which originates in Tibet as the Zangpo. A late afternoon boat ride on the Brahmaputra will be the ideal finish to an amazing bike ride.

Day 14: Guwahati to Delhi

You will have a flight to Delhi.

Day 15: Delhi

Have a return flight or onward journey.

Note that on this tour, you will ride approximately 6 to 8 hours per day.

Skill level

Advanced

  • Can ride for 5-6 hours
  • Extensive riding experience
  • Assistance on demand (if required)
  • Experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • Comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Location

This tour takes you from Dooars to Guwahati in Bhutan. You will also visit several places during the tour including Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha Valley, Bumthang, Mongar, Trashigang, and Samdrup Jongkhar.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

  • Explore cafes, bars, and curious shops of Thimphu
  • Stop at the Sherubtse College
  • Visit a wormwood infused bath of Bumthang
  • Visit Tang Mebartso
  • Visit the burning lake of Bumthang

What's included

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Fuel
  • Royal Enfield Classic Desert Storm rental
  • Transfers

What's not included

  • Personal items
  • Alcohol

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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Start: Saturday April 10, 2021
End: Saturday April 24, 2021

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