Bhutan Motorbiking Trip (8 Day)
Paro, Bhutan, India
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Sun, 22 Dec, 2019
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Sun, 29 Dec, 2019
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Sun, 19 Jan, 2020
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  • 8
  • Duration in Days
  • 15
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    Group Size
  • 18
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2019
Sun, 22 Dec, 2019
15
Sun, 29 Dec, 2019
15
2020
Sun, 19 Jan, 2020
15
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  • Trip introduction

    This 8-day Bhutan Motorbiking trip is an enriching experience that lets you explore the gorgeous Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, its rich cultural heritage and natural wonders. You’ll ride powerful Royal Enfields on winding roads, cutting through thick forests and rugged terrains in the company of soaring mountains and deep valleys of the Himalayas. You’ll get to test your riding skills on Bhutan’s highest motorable road, Chele La. At various hamlets and towns, you’ll get to interact with the locals and experience the quaint lifestyle of the kingdom. You’ll also take a short trek to the world-renowned Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

    Please note that price displayed is the per person price for a booking for one motorbike rider and one pillion rider.

    Destination

    Bhutan is a small country located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas. It is known as the Buddhist Kingdom for its rich Buddhist heritage and culture. Along with being a centre for Buddhism, it is also known for its dramatic landscape which is well protected by the government; the topography ranges from high mountains, valleys, dense forests, and lush vegetations.

    Your ride begins in Bagdogra, and you’ll ride across many destinations over 8 days. These destinations include Gangtok, Phunsholing, Thimphu, Paro Valley, Gedu, high-altitude passes of Docha La and Chele La, and various monasteries and stupas including the Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the Buddhist Kingdom and its cultural wonders on two wheels on this Bhutan motorbiking trip.
    • Conquer Bhutan’s highest motorable road, Chele La, on powerful Royal Enfields.
    • Take a short trek to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
    • Explore the distinct culture of Bhutan.
    • Experience the dramatic landscape of Bhutan.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The motorbike rider, as well as the pillion rider, are required to wear a helmet at all times while riding the Bhutan bike trip. A safety helmet will be provided to the travellers by the tour operator.

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the road captain at all times during the Bhutan motorbiking trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Bhutan motorbiking trip. Travellers suspected of intoxication will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

    Travellers getting their motorbike must ensure that the vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all the relevant documents (pollution check, insurance, and driver's licence, etc.) are in order.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing a general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For any cancellations made before the departure of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: the booking deposit of INR 5000 is non refundable.

    All cancellations/refunds on this trip will be processed after a deduction of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next and is applicable for all cancellations.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to carry a valid, govt-issued photo ID card and a valid driver's licence for the Bhutan bike trip.

    For any physical damages to the bike during the Bhutan bike ride, the travellers have to incur the expenses.

    If any traveler wishes to exit the Bhutan motorbiking trip mid-way for any medical or personal reasons, an additional charge of transporting the motorbike from the leaving point to the endpoint will be applicable at INR 10000 per bike.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Bhutan motorbiking trip due to any unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up for this Bhutan motorbiking trip.
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop-off for this Bhutan motorbiking trip.
    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Bagdogra
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    End point
    Bagdogra
    Time of departure
    12:00 PM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total distance covered
    920 kms
    Nature of motorcycling trip
    On-road biking, off-road biking
    Motorcycle provided
    Yes
    Bring own bike
    Yes
    Elevation at start point
    446 feet
    Maximum elevation (approx)
    13000 feet
    Minimum elevation (approx)
    446 feet
    Total distance
    920 kms
    Average per day distance
    150 kms
    Crew on trip
    Experienced road captain, skilled mechanic, and a support vehicle with spare parts
    Bike manufacturer/brand
    Royal Enfield
    Bike model
    Classic 350
    Key bike features
    350cc engine
    Age of bike
    NA
    Day-wise elevation details
    NA
    Breakdown assistance
    Experienced road captain, skilled mechanic, and a support vehicle with spare parts
    Instructions for own bike
    The vehicle should be registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.
    Weight or height restrictions
    NA
    Maximum Weight
    NA
    Minimum Height
    NA
    Maximum Height
    NA
  • Day 1 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Bagdogra to Phuntsholing

    Today, you'll arrive at Bagdogra and meet your team and road captain, after which your bike will be allotted to you. You'll then begin your ride to Phuntsholing. The ride along the NH 31 from Siliguri to Sevoke is scenic and a treat to the eyes. The road cuts through thick forests and various tea plantations. After crossing Jaigaon, you cross into Phuntsholing, which is a different world from the buzz of Indian bazaars. In the evening, you can go explore the place on your own. Overnight in hotel at Phuntsholing.

    Day 2 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Thimphu via Gedu and Chukha

    Today's ride to Thimphu goes through an exciting route with narrow roads and a steep ascent. The ride through the tropical jungle takes you through a few hamlets and the Richending monastery. After crossing the Chapchala ridge, the road descends to the gorge and follows the river upstream until you reach the river confluence. After crossing Chunzom, you enter into Thimphu. In the evening, you can go explore the city and its colorful markets. Overnight in hotel at Thimphu.

    Day 3 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Sightseeing at Thimphu

    Today is a sightseeing day at Thimphu where you'll indulge in the lifestyle of Bhutanese people and explore its culture. If you wish to, you may even dress up in a gho, traditional Bhutanese dress. You'll also get to indulge in some local cuisine, and you'll visit the Buddha point in the afternoon which overlooks the Thimphu Valley. You'll then get to offer your prayers to the world's largest Buddha statue at Kuensel Phodrang. Overnight in hotel at Thimphu.

    Day 4 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Punakha via Dochu La

    Today, you'll start your ride early and head towards Punakha. Today's ride is thrilling as it takes you across Dochala Pass. Depending on weather conditions, the road might be flanked by snow on both sides. Remember to explore the Druk Wangyal Chortens, a 108 memorial chortens/stupas that stand at the pass. You will reach Punakha by afternoon and have lunch at the Punakha Dzong (at your own expense). You'll then go for a cultural tour of the place and learn about the heritage and culture of Buddhism. Overnight in hotel at Punakha.

    Day 5 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Paro via Chele La

    Today is the most exciting day of the trip as you will ride across Bhutan's highest motorable road at Chele La to reach Paro. The high altitude pass lies at an altitude of 13000 feet, where your riding skills will be tested. The pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. You'll then descend to Paro through thick vegetation, along a river. In the evening, you'll explore the culture of Paro. Overnight in hotel at Paro.

    Day 6 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Trek to Tiger's Monastery

    Today, you'll begin your day with a short drive to the base of the Tiger's Nest. The short route goes through gorgeous countryside and paddy fields. From the base, you'll begin your trek to the famous Tiger's Nest. It is a 10 km trek with an easy gradient. You may even hire a pony to get to the monastery. The trail goes through beautiful alpine forests with few waterfalls along the way. You'll explore the monastery and visit Bhutan's oldest temple, Kichu Lhakhung. You'll then descend to your bikes and ride back to Paro. Overnight in hotel at Paro.

    Day 7 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Siliguri

    Today will be the longest ride of the day and the route consists of both good and bad roads. However, your efforts will be rewarded with the mesmerizing view of Bhutan. You'll bid farewell to the gorgeous kingdom of Bhutan and enter India. You'll reach Siliguri by evening and check-in at the hotel for one last night with your fellow travellers. Overnight in hotel at Siliguri.

    Day 8 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Depart from Siliguri

    In the morning, you'll have breakfast and bid farewell to your fellow travellers, exchange photographs and numbers, and check-out of the hotel. Embark on your next adventure or fly to your home city with lifelong memories of Bhutan. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bagdogra
    End point
    Phuntsholing
    Day start time
    12:05 AM
    Maximum elevation
    951 feet
    Maximum elevation
    446 feet
    Total distance covered
    170 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phuntsholing
    End point
    Thimphu
    Day start time
    12:25 AM
    Maximum elevation
    7657 feet
    Maximum elevation
    951 feet
    Total distance covered
    150 kms
    Total driving time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thimphu
    End point
    Thimphu
    Day start time
    12:25 AM
    Maximum elevation
    7657 feet
    Maximum elevation
    7657 feet

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thimphu
    End point
    Punakha
    Day start time
    12:25 AM
    Maximum elevation
    10170 feet
    Maximum elevation
    7657 feet
    Total distance covered
    80 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Punakha
    End point
    Paro
    Day start time
    12:25 AM
    Maximum elevation
    13000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4075 feet
    Total distance covered
    160 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Paro
    End point
    Paro
    Day start time
    12:25 AM
    Maximum elevation
    10236 feet
    Maximum elevation
    9892 feet
    Total distance covered
    40 kms
    Total driving time
    2 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Paro
    End point
    Siliguri
    Day start time
    12:25 AM
    Maximum elevation
    9892 feet
    Maximum elevation
    446 feet
    Total distance covered
    320 kms
    Total driving time
    9 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Siliguri
    End point
    Siliguri
    Day start time
    12:25 AM
    Maximum elevation
    446 feet
    Maximum elevation
    446 feet
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation for 7 nights in hotel on twin sharing basis
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 8
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 7
    • Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike
    • Fuel for the trip
    • Helmet for both rider and pillion
    • Roadside assistance: back-up vehicle with spare parts
    • Services of an experienced road captain, mechanic, and support staff
    • Bhutan permit charges
    • Bhutan sim cards
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Upgrade to one rider per motorbike without a pillion for a total trip cost of INR 39350 per person
    • Bring your own motorbike at a total trip cost of INR 26750 per person
    • Book a seat in the SUV/support vehicle for a total trip cost of INR 26750 per person
    • Any kind of transport from your home city to Bagdogra
    • Lunch on all days
    • Any monument entry fees
    • Riding gears for the riders
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, tips, etc.
    • Additional costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as strikes, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Riding gear: armored jacket, riding pants, riding gloves, and elbow and shin guards
    • Sturdy boots with good grip
    • Quick dry apparel
    • Fleece jacket
    • Comfortable clothing
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Demins
    • Shorts
    • Skirts/dresses
    • Restrictive clothes

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike with fuel
    • Helmet for both rider and pillion
    • Back-up vehicle with spare parts
    • Bhutan permit charges
    • Bhutan sim cards
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Riding gear: armored jacket, riding pants, riding gloves (preferably waterproof), elbow and shin guards, and sturdy boots with good grip
    • Government issued ID card and driver's license
    • Photo copies of the ID card along with a few passport size photographs
    • Spare cash
    • Water bottle (2 ltrs)
    • Balaclava
    • Raincoat
    • Anti-fungal powder
    • Personal toiletries like tissue paper, toilet paper, wet wipes, etc.
    • Towel and napkins
    • Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+) and lip balm
    • UV sunglasses
    • Tarpaulin or plastic sheets
    • Leatherman/Swiss knife
    • Small backpack to carry essentials
    • Small torch/head lamp
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks like chocolates, energy bars, biscuits, etc.
    • Camera (optional)
    • Personal medicines
    • Personal first aid kit
    • WD-40 spray
    • Duct tape and zip ties
    • Power bank

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.
  • Day 1 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Bagdogra to Phuntsholing

    Overnight in hotel at Phuntsholing.

    You'll meet your team and road captain by noon and begin your ride to Phuntsholing. No breakfast or lunch is provided, so do pick something from a local jount. At night, you'll be served dinner at the hotel before you retire into your twin sharing room.

    Day 2 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Thimphu via Gedu and Chukha

    Overnight in hotel at Thimphu.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 3 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Sightseeing at Thimphu

    Overnight in hotel at Thimphu.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 4 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Punakha via Dochu La

    Overnight in hotel at Punakha.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 5 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Paro via Chele La

    Overnight in hotel at Paro.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 6 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Trek to Tiger's Monastery

    Overnight in hotel at Paro.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 7 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Siliguri

    Overnight in hotel at Siliguri.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 8 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Depart from Siliguri

    Your trip ends by noon.

    Today's meal package only includes breakfast. You'll check out of the hotel after breakfast. Your trip ends here.

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