Start Date: 22 Nov,2018
Rates Per Rider : 32,000
Per Pillion ( Without bike) : 25,000
Whenever it comes to hitting a mesmerizing and soul-satisfying vacation, The Land of Thunder Dragon always leads the choices. Ensure a perfect vacation with the Darjeeling Riders Group.
None needs to be introduced with the most peaceful and the greenest country in the world, BHUTAN. The location of the state itself justifies why it is the first choice for every traveler. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, the kingdom has open arms for all; validating the traditional Buddhist culture to embrace all. The tour to the Land of Thunder Dragons with the Darjeeling Riders Group incepts with a motorcycle tour via the least known yet eye-catching areas of the Indian state of Sikkim. As far as taking a bike ride to this wonderful country is concerned, very few travelers are known to have experienced this adventurous activity. One thing is for sure; every traveler is bound to experience a ride through earthly paradise to the Bhutan.
The best time to hit for the mystical motorcycle ride to the Land of Thunder Dragons is during the spring. It’s when the splendid panoramic beauty of the kingdom can be experienced in the best way while making the way through narrow and scant roads. Days actually end up being longer while the cruiser bikes need to ride through those curvy, enigmatic and tough uphill roads. The only good thing about the road trip is the roads being traffic-free. On the other hand, the chills can evidently be differentiated from the earlier pleasant weather while the bikes ride from an altitude of 600 meters to 3800 meters.
List of surprises and soul-satisfying things come in part and parcel with Bhutan, the Land of Thunder Dragons. The kingdom has a never-ending list of things it has to offer to its guests. Even if we keep the warmest possible hospitality and the vivid landscapes apart, Bhutan induces the best of the extracts out of communal & cultural differences to its visitors. What makes Bhutan different from all other kingdoms is the liberty and hospitality it openly offers to its guests.
Day1 :- SILIGURI TO JAIGAON
Darjeeling Riders team will give you a warm welcome in Bagdogra airport and set forth on your exciting journey. You will then travel to Siliguri by means of a pre-arranged vehicle, where you will collect your bike, and your companion for the remainder of the trip. It will take around 5-6 hours to reach Jaigaon (Indo – Bhutan Border) from Siliguri. The second largest city in Bhutan, Phuentsholing will give you a warm welcome and a glimpse into all the excitement the trip has in store for you. Your first ride will be to Phuentsholing, where you will halt overnight.
Day2 :- JAIGAON TO THIMPU
Your day begins early after a sumptuous breakfast in Phuentsholing (Indo – Bhutan Border)!! Get your permit processed in the beautiful city, Phuentsholing before you head on a pleasant ride to Thimphu, a city that is at a distance of 160 km. Imagine yourself, cruising through the beautiful mountain valleys, riding through beautiful curved roads and exploring the blissful city. On arrival, check into your hotel and head out on an afternoon visit to the local market! The rest of the evening is for you to enjoy at your leisure.
Day3 :- EXPLORE THIMPHU
Get set to explore the lively city of Thimphu riding your favourite bike! Take a day to visit the landmarks of Thimphu –which will give you an insight on the native life, history and culture. You would be fascinated on exploring the Thimphu Valley and the BBS is a must visit. Places like Changangkha Lhakhang and Zangthoperi Lhakhang, local handicrafts school and monasteries to take a look at the unique art forms and religious and political beliefs of the region. The Memorial Chorten and India House are other must-visits while in the city of Thimphu. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy; overnight stay in Thimpu.
Day4 :- THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA
After an early breakfast, head towards Punakha/Wangdue Phodrong for an awesome bike trip from Thimphu. Enroute you will pass through the Do Chula Pass that is at a staggering height of 10000 ft! This is also regarded as one of the most important spiritual destination on account of the Punakha Dzong that is located at its peak. Check into your hotel on arrival and treat your taste buds to a full meal! Also, make a visit to the Punakha Dzong – The serenity of which will calm your senses. Also visit the confluence of the Po Chu and Mo Chu Rivers for a captivating sight. Overnight at Punakha/Wangdue Phodrong.
Day5 :- PUNAKHA TO PARO
Take your journey forward by riding up to Paro after a filling and nourishing breakfast! Paro is at a distance of approximately 60 km and can be reached in less than 2 hours. On arrival, check into your hotel and head out to explore Paro. One of the most beautiful towns of Bhutan, Paro is home to the only international airport of the country. In the afternoon, you can make a visit to the Paro Market and pick up a few mementos for your loved ones back home! Enjoy the evening at a pace comfortable to you; overnight stay at Paro. .
Day6 :- PARO – TAKTSANG MONASTERY – PARO
Today is your chance to explore the captivating town of Paro in all its glory and charm. Visit places of historical importance like the Drugyal Dzong and Ta Dzong – each of which has unique architecture and stories. The Drugyal Dzong was originally a fortress and Buddhist monastery but is now in a dilapidated condition. The Ta Dzong is the National Cultural Museum – an eye opener and absolute stunner. The Paro Dzong and the Taktsang Monastery are religious establishments – the former being the largest Buddhist monastery and the latter being a scared temple located on a cliffside of the Paro valley also called Tiger Nest view point! Marvels in architecture, you are sure to be left speechless at these visual delights! The evening is free for you to explore this land of unending mystery. Over night at Paro.
Day7 :- PARO TO SILIGURI
You will begin your return journey today with a ride back to Siliguri – one that covers 300 km in about 8 hours. Check into your hotel on arrival and unwind for the rest of the evening. Alternatively you could set put to explore the town that has quite a few attractions. We spend the night at the hotel and revamp our energy levels
Day8 :- DEPARTURE
This is the final day of the tour were you all will be departing and taking away lots of memories.