Bhutan: Ride of the Dragon (Biking)

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  • Trip Duration: 8 Nights 9 Days
  • Trip Type: Adventure Tours
  • Seasons: Throughout the year
  • Elevation: 1200m (3937 ft) - 4000m (13123 ft)

Detail

For mountain-biking enthusiasts this is a dream come true! Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you ride along the tarmac roads (the East-West national highway) of Bhutan enjoying the pristine air and aesthetic natural feasts. Considered one of the world’s best cycling holidays, the ride across Bhutan is a challenging experience through some of the highest motorable roads and mountain passes. 

 Tour Highlight

  • Visit some of the important and religious landmarks in Bhutan.
  • Immersion in Nature Biodiversity
  • Experience Biking in Bhutan
  • Day Hike to Tiger’s Nest

Trip Cost

The minimum daily tour package covers the following services.

$ 3550 (Single Traveler)
$ 3337 (Couple – Per person)
$ 3088 (3 – 6 Travelers -per person)
$ 2875 (7- 9 Travelers- per person)
$ 2733 (10 Travelers & above – per person)

Price Includes

  • A minimum of 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars can be upgraded at an additional fee)
  • All meals / Tea & snacks
  • All internal transport (excluding Domestic flights)
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees
  • An experienced English speaking tour leader
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • SDF (Sustainable Development Fees/Government Fees) & Visa Fees
  • Bike (cycle) & Backup transportation

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional personal expenses such as souvenirs, meals, snacks, alcohol, laundry, tips, and gratuities for the tour leader and staff.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival: Paro to Thimphu

Driving duration: 1.5hrs/ 65km
Elevation: 2350m / 7710ft

Drive on to Thimphu

Attractions
– Memorial Chorten
– Authentic Bhutanese Craft Market
– Tashichho Dzong

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing

Diving Distance:  70km/2.5hrs
Elevation: 2350m / 7710ft

Drive on to Thimphu for sightseeing

Attractions: 
– Cheri Monastery
– Sangaygang
– National Textile Museum
– Thirteen Traditional Arts & Crafts:
– Takin Preservation Center

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha

Driving Duration: 2hrs/ 133km
Elevation: 1310m / 4300ft

Drive on to Punakha

Attractions: 
– Dochula Pass
– Chimmi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple)
– Punakha Dzong
– Punakha Suspension Bridge

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha

Day 04: Punakha to Phobjikha

Driving Duration: 2.5hrs/ 77km
Elevation:  2900m / 9510ft

Attractions: 
– Wangdue Phodrang Dzong
– Gangtey Nature Trail
– Gangtey Monastery
– Black Necked Crane Information Center

Overnight at the Hotel in Phobjikha

Day 05: Phobjikha to Paro

Driving Duration:  214km/6.5hrs
Elevation: 2800m / 9185ft

Drive on to Paro

Attractions: 
– Dochula Pass (3140m/ 10300ft)
– Ta Dzong (Paro National Museum)
– Paro/Rinpung Dzong

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 06: Paro to Haa

Driving Distance: 70km/ 2.5hrs
Elevation:  3056m/ 10026ft

Drive on to Haa for sightseeing

Attractions:
– Chelela Pass
– Lhakhang Karpo
– Juneydrak Hermitage
– Explore Haa Damthang (Royal Bhutan Army)
– Drive through Haa Valley

Overnight at the Hotel in Haa

Day 07: Haa to Paro

Driving Duration:  70km/ 2.5hrs
Elevation:  2250m / 7382ft

Drive on to Paro

Attractions:
– Paro Airport Bird’s Eye Viewpoint
– Paro Ta Dzong (National Museum)
– Paro Dzong
– Drukgyel Dzong

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 08: Paro - Hike to Taktsang, Tiger’s Nest

Elevation:  3000m/ 9842ft

A day hike to the Taktsang Palphug Monastery (5-6hrs/ 6-7km), Paro local sightseeing

Attractions: 
– Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
– Picturesque Paro valley
– Traditional Farmhouse

Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 09: Departure

After a delectable breakfast, time to check out from the hotel. Leave Bhutan behind you carrying only the good memories and experiences as you are accompanied by the representative to the airport for departure. 

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Ingunn Huseth Kvarven & Friends

Group Traveller

“Bike through Beauty”

We are a group of 16 experienced Norwegian bikers that in May 2016 “bike through beauty” in Bhutan for 12 days: Paro – Thimphu – Punakha – Bumthang – Ura Valley – Trongsa – Gangtey, and finally conquering the Chelela pass of 4000 meters. We are thankful to Little Bhutan for excellent support and help.

But the tour was much more than biking – a journey through the unique culture and Buddhist mentality of positive thinking in Bhutan. Little Bhutan managed to show us not only the tourist highlights as Tigers Nest and the Dzongs, but also schools and hospitals of particular interest for us.

We strongly recommend Little Bhutan to other tourists and bikers that want to experience Bhutan at its best.

Ingunn Huseth Kvarven & Friends
Norway, 2016

March 25, 2016
FromUSD $ 3,550
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