Bhutan Motorcycle Tour
06 Nights/07 Days
Are you ready to embark on a remarkable journey through the mystical landscapes of Bhutan on an exhilarating Bhutan motorcycle tour? At Bhutan Bike Trips, we invite you to experience the unparalleled beauty, culture, and adventure that this enchanting Himalayan kingdom has to offer.
Our Bhutan motorcycle tours are meticulously designed to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, exploring the untouched beauty of Bhutan on the back of a motorcycle. As you rev your engines and hit the open road, you'll discover the hidden treasures of Bhutan, from serene monasteries perched on cliffs to lush green valleys dotted with prayer flags.
Location info -
Firstly there are no traffic lights in the entire country, isn’t it an amazing thing for motorcyclists?
Carbon negative country.
Bhutan was isolated till 1970.
Once you enter Bhutan from India, there are hardly any straight roads. On average there is a curve in every 200 meters, so it’s all about twists and turns which make the Bhutan motorcycle tour more beautiful.
Bhutan is never been conquered by any external nations.
Each house looks familiar, Bhutan has a strict policy and guidelines when it comes to building any residential house, one should follow a similar pattern which is specified by the Kingdom of Bhutan.
Bhutan was the last country to introduce TV in the year 1999.
Women head the families and run all the businesses in Bhutan.
Recommended season to visit -
April to June & October to December.
Type of Food
Why Choose our Bhutan Motorcycle Tour:
Expertly Crafted Routes: Our Bhutan bike trips take you on carefully curated routes that unveil the best of Bhutan's scenery, from the iconic Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) to the remote villages of the Haa Valley.
Experienced Guides: Our seasoned guides, well-versed in Bhutan's rich history and culture, will be your companions and ensure a safe and immersive experience throughout your journey.
High-Quality Motorcycles: You'll ride in comfort and style on our well-maintained motorcycles, designed for the varying terrains of Bhutan.
Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in Bhutan's unique culture and traditions by visiting monasteries, meeting locals, and partaking in traditional Bhutanese meals.
Customizable Tours: Tailor your Bhutan motorcycle tour to your preferences, selecting your desired duration, destinations, and experiences.
Our Bhutan motorcycle tour is more than just a ride; it's a soul-stirring exploration of a land often referred to as the "Last Shangri-La." With each twist of the throttle, you'll discover a kingdom that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity, creating a truly unique and awe-inspiring experience.
Glimpse of destination
Day 1 -
Arrival at Bagdogra Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing (Bhutan)
On arrival at Bagdogra Airport, our driver will receive and greet you. After that, we will drive towards Jaigaon. After arriving in Bhutan’s frontier town, Phuentsholing received our representative (Guide) work for immigration formalities and check into the hotel. The town of Phuentsholing is the gateway for travelers entering Bhutan by road. A thriving commercial centre on the northern edge (West Bengal) of the Indian plains, Phuenthsoling is situated directly at the Himalayan foothills. This town is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of the mingling of people and their culture.
Evening as time permits visit Zangtho Pelri: Situated in the city center, this small temple represents the heaven of Guru Rimpoche. Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing (Altitude 300m).
Day 2 -
Phuentsholing to Thimphu
Kilometers - 165
After breakfast, our tour Road Captain will take orientation on the bike riding mentioning all the traffic Rules and do's and don'ts. After that embarked on an interesting journey Phuentsholing – Thimphu highway which was built in 1961 further stimulating economic activities between India and Bhutan. Drive further stopping en route at Gedu University for photos. Later after a short tea break at Highway Restaurant near Chukha, resume your journey.
After the beautiful Photo section drive back to wards to Thimphu. On arrival, in Thimphu check into the hotel. The capital town of Bhutan and the center of Government, religion, and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Situated in western Bhutan, with a population of about 1,00,000, it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light.
Afterward, visit to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). It holds one of the largest Buddha statues in the country 169 feet (51.5m), made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu Valley from this point. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2,320m).
Day 3 -
Thimphu to Punakha & Wangdue
Kilometers - 75
After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.
Afternoon visits Punakha Dzong or ‘Palace of Great Happiness or Bliss, built at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This majestic dzong served as both the religious and the administrative center of Bhutan in the past. It measures some 600 by 240 feet and has a six-story, gold-domed tower. Inside are courtyards and religious statuary that hint at the depth of history and spiritual tradition embodied here. Your guide will illuminate your understanding of this intricate culture that is exotic, though long established here.
After exploring Punakha city center, embark on a short walking excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, located on a ridge surrounded by beautiful paddy fields. From the road point, it takes about 10-15 minutes to walk through Sobsukha village to reach the monastery. Also known as the Fertility temple, it is associated with Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as ‘Divine Madman’. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and want one, if they pray at this temple, are usually blessed with a child very soon.
Evernight at the hotel in Punakha (Altitude 1,300 mtrs).
Day 4 -
Kilometers - 135
After breakfast drive back towards Paro descending back down from Dochu La, following the way back up the dramatic Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu river valleys, before crossing through Paro town towards the north end of the valley.
En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the country constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1629. The name Simtokha literally means ‘Atop a Demon’ and the legend associated with the dzong’s construction tells us that it was built in order to subdue an evil spirit that was harassing travelers in the region. Later in the day after checking into the hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects, and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.
Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, and scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic mandalas.
Later in the evening stroll by at the Local Market. Overnight at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2,280m).
Day 5 -
Paro to Tiger’s Nest Monastery Hike (6-7 Hrs.)
After early breakfast, your hike this morning is to the site of Taktsang Monastery (meaning Tiger's Nest), tragically wrecked in a fire in early 1998. The monastery, which has now been rebuilt, is perched some 2,000ft/600m up on a sheer cliff overlooking the valley and was said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padmasambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tiger to defeat five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan.
The hike is about 1 and 1/2 hours to the teahouse, from where you may opt to go further uphill to the monastery for about 1 hour. Lunch is served at the tea house with the majestic views of Taktsang above and the Paro Valley at the bottom. The return trek to the road head is downhill and takes about a little more time than it has taken you to come up. In the evening take a stroll around the interesting city center of Paro town. Paro town has beautiful handicraft shops. Overnight at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2,280m).
Day 6 -
Paro - Chelela Pass - Phuentsholing
Kilometers - 210
After breakfast embarks on a driving excursion to Chelela Pass. At an elevation of 3,988 meters, it is considered to be one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. About an hour’s drive along a thickly forested road, this pass is a botanical paradise. The pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountains of Jumolhari and Jichu Drake. It is also marked by hundreds of prayer flags fluttering in the wind.
After the photo session, drive back towards Phuentsholing, the town is the gateway for travelers entering Bhutan by road. A thriving commercial center on the northern edge (West Bengal) of the Indian plains, Phuentsholing is situated directly at the Himalayan foothills.
Check in to the Hotel at Phuentshioling. Stay at the hotel.
Day 7 -
Phuentsholing - Bagdogra Airport Drop
After breakfast Wrap your trip of Bhutan and our team will scoot you till the Indo-Bhutan Border in Phuentsholing Immigration for Immigration formalities and from the India Bhutan Boarder you will be transferred to Bagdogra Airport towards your onward journey by the Indian Vehicle.
What is included?
Royal Enfield 500cc/Himalayan 411cc Motorcycle with fuel as per the itinerary (Phuentsholing to Phuentsholing).
Accommodation in a 3-star-category hotel on a double-sharing basis.
Breakfast & Dinner As per the itinerary (Starts with Dinner on day 1 from Phuentsholing and ends with Breakfast at Phuentsholing on day 7th).
Expedition Leader with Mechanic.
Support Vehicle with Driver for all the riding days.
Bhutan Visa Fees and Road Permits.
Sustainable Development Fees.
Immigration/ border crossing charges for motorcycles.
Certified Bhutanese guide for the entire trip from Phuentsholing to Phuentsholing.
Airport Transfers from Bagdogra Airport to Phuentsholing and Phuentsholing to Bagdogra Airport by car/minibus.
What is excluded?
All your international and Domestic flight tickets.
Medical or travel insurance.
Sightseeing and monument fees.
Personal Damages/accidental damages cost to the motorcycle is not included (Client has to pay for any damages that happened during the tour).
Alcohol, tips, room service, or anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.
Lunch or Any other meals which are not mentioned in the inclusions.
Any extra cost arising due to weather conditions, local disturbance, etc, the client has to pay the cost of extra days on the spot.