Bhutan on Wheels tour (9 nights/ 10 days)

Day 1: Paro (Altitude 2,300 m) :

Arrive with DRUK AIRWAYS to Paro, transfer and time to relax at the hotel. The town itself is rather small, as most people live in the surrounding countryside, working the most fertile soil in the country. The road from the dzong to Paro is lined by very large chortens. The royal palace of Ugyen Pelri, built by Paro Penlop Tshering Panjor around 1930, is barely visible on the right.

Distance Travelled: 60 km

Day 2: Paro Sight Seeing:

Today we'll take a short motorcycle tour of the Paro Valley in western Bhutan to the imposing ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong fortress monastery. The day will also include time for sightseeing and shopping in the town of Paro, a settlement that was not established until 1985. The houses along the main street are built in the traditional style and are painted with colorful patterns. The ground floors usually contain small shops typical of mountain villages that stock the basic essentials for the inhabitants. Alternatively, we can organize a memorable trek to the renowned Taktshang monastery (the "dragon's nest") - a Bhutanese national treasure with a stunning vista. (a 2-hour, 500-meter climb).

Distance Travelled: 150 km

Day 3: Thimphu (Altitude 2,600 m) :

Today we'll be doing a fantastic climb up to the Cheli La pass (3,990 m) on our motorcycles. This is Bhutan´s highest road ! We'll then take the new main road into Thimphu, Bhutan's capital city. (2,400 m, approx. 50,000 inhabitants).

Distance Travelled: 150 km

Day 4: Punakha (Altitude 1,600 m ) :

A short sightseeing tour in the morning and time to change money and shop – at 11:00 am it's time for our next motorcycle ride through the mountains.

Just out of Thimphu, the road begins a steep, twisty climb to the Dochu La pass at 3,450 meters. The top of the pass is visibly marked by a large Bhutanese chorten and prayer flags. The road down from Dochu La into the Punakha Valley and on to Wangdi Phodrang goes on for some distance, descending 1,700 meters to the valley floor.

In Punakha, we’ll visit the largest and mightiest dzong in Bhutan Via Dochu La (3,140 m) to Wangdue Tzong, then Punakha.

Distance Travelled: 100 km

Day 5: Trongsa (Altitude 2,180 m) :

We'll then climb back up the winding Pele La pass (3,300 m),From there we'll ride through the Black Mountains to the incomparable Phobjikha Valley - the winter habitat of Tibetan cranes and location of one of the largest fields of dwarf bamboo. We´l have lunch at a local guest house and then there is time for a short hike through medieval villages and to the dzong.

The long descent ends near the imposing Chendebi chorten, where we stop for a tea, coffee and a brief Photo shoot. After another hour of winding our way through the mountains on our bikes, we'll catch our first glimpse of the dzong. Eight kilometers outside of Trongsa, the road takes a tight bend to the left around an outcrop and presents us with one of the most breathtaking vistas in Bhutan.

Distance Travelled: 120 km

Day 6: Bhumthang (Altitude 2,580 m) :

After Breakfast we visit Trongsa dzong, a fortress built in 1648, sprawls down a steep hillside. Like nearly all towns in Bhutan, Trongsa is dominated by a dzong that dwarfs the surrounding buildings. Than we saddle the Bullets and we'll cross the Yotong La pass (3,425 m) on our way into the picturesque Bhumthang Valley. En route, we'll stop briefly to visit the Chumey Yathra weavers. (approx. 160 km, 6 hours in the saddle!)

Distance Travelled: 90 km

Day 7: Mongar (Altitude 2,200 m) :

From Bhumthang, we'll be heading east. Foreigners may be few and far between in western Bhutan, but virtually none make their way into the regions we'll be seeing today. On the way to Mongar (1,800 m), we'll be crossing the Tumsi La, on of Bhutan's highest road passes. During the motorcycle ride, we can observe the changes in the beautiful surrounding vegetation as we climb through the various climate zones. But first, we'll visit Ura, a village that is not typical for Bhutan. The houses are all built very close to one another, all facing in the same direction. (approx. 140 km).

Distance Travelled: 180 km

Day 8: Tashigang (Altitude 2,300 m) :

Today we're going to cruise on our bikes to Tashigang via Drametsi. We'll cross the Korila pass (2,490 m) and wind our way through refreshing evergreen forests in the Yadi Loops. From the hot Kanglung Chu valley, we'll ride up to the quiet little mountain town of Tashigang (approx. 150 km).

Distance Travelled: 120 km

Day 9: Samdrup Jongkhar (Altitude 600m) :

Today we'll tackle the last leg of the Bhutan Motorcycle Tour, from Tashigang to Samdrup Jonghar. 30 km into the day, we'll reach Bhutan's only university in Kanglung. Later, in Khaling, we'll visit weavers, practitioners of a craft that's very popular here in eastern Bhutan.

For the rest of the ride, we'll once again experience Bhutan as a true paradise for bikers, with endless winding roads through the mountains. We'll enjoy the view during our picnic lunch, and then slowly descend to Samdrup Jongkhar, a town on the border to the Indian state of Assam, at an altitude of only 200 meters.

Distance Travelled: 180 km

Day 10: Coach Transfer to Guwahati – Departure Flight :

Today we return to India. Our AC deluxe bus will take us 130 km through the lush plains to the Assamese capital Guwahati on the Brahmaputra river. From there, we'll transfer straight to the airport for the departure flight to your next destination.

End of your Bike Adventure Tour of Bhutan!

Distance Travelled: 180 km by coach.

 

Package Cost Includes :

  • Arrival Assistance.
  • Hotel, Accommodation & meal as per plan.
  • Motor Bike will be provided for all Sight seeing in Bhutan.

Tariff Assumptions

  • Tariff is per head on twin sharing basis.

  • Each room can accommodate maximum of one extra bed.

  • Upto 2 pax will be accommodated in one Motor Bike.

Child Policy

  • Children upto the age of 5 years are complimentary.

  • Children 6 to 12 years will be charged "Extra Bed" or "Child without Bed" depending on service taken.

  • Above 12 years will be considered as an adult for costing purposes.

  • The guests must carry proof of age of the child in absence of which, the hotel my put additional charges.

Package Cost Excludes

  • Air Fare or Train Fare.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as Laundry, Telephone calls, tips, Liquor, Mineral water, Airport tax, Insurance, Meal outside Hotel, Refreshment on arrival.

  • Entry to Park, Monuments, Camera Charges, Guide or escort charges.

  • Additional car usage beyond suggested itinerary.

  • Any supplementary service not mentioned in itinerary or mentioned in itinerary as a suggested addition such as Ropeway ride, Boating, Yak Ride, Rafting, Toy Train Ride, Helicopter ride or any similar activity.

  • Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”. 

  •  Additional or incremental expenses arising out of acts of god, political disturbance, strike etc.

  • GST     

  • Any change in government tax structure and amount becoming due thereto.

  • The Luggage Car should be taken for Motor Bike riders in Bhutan.

Booking Proucedure :

50% Payment has to be made in advance and the balance amount must be paid & as per time limit given at the time of confirmation.

Payments can be remitted through any of the following mode and is subject to realization.

Demand Draft: In favor of Cart Your Trip payable at Siliguri.

At Par Cheque: Issue in the name of Cart Your Trip.

Bank Details for Cash / Cheque Deposit:

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For Cash deposits, please add Rs. 200/- bank transaction charge.

3 % transaction fee will be charged for credit card payment.

Cancellation-Rules :

* 20% cancellation charge for cancelling more than 15 days in advance.
* 30% cancellation charge if cancelled between 15 to 8 days before arrival
* 50% cancellation charge if cancelled between 7 to 4 days before arrival
* 75% cancellation charge if cancelled between 3 to 1 days before arrival
* No refund is possible if cancelled on the day of arrival or later

 

1. Cancellation charge is applicable on the total package cost.
2. No refund is possible if the tour is cancelled due to bad weather, civil/political disturbance, or anything beyond human control. But there will be full cooperation from the entire team to make an alternate arrangement in such cases.
3. In case your tour booking involves any government accommodation or services, such as tourism department lodges etc. The Cancellation policy will applicable on the package amount excluding government booking. For government booking, the cancellation rules of the concerned authority will be applicable.
4. In case of very high season or special situations, we may communicate a different cancellation rule to you. If Our team members communicated a cancellation rule different from the one mentioned above, then the above rule will not be applicable. Rather the rules communicated by our sales team member will take precedence.

"Kusuzangpo" That's how people greet one another in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. The country is sandwiched between India and China in the eastern Himalayas at elevations ranging