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Riding through the Dragon

Riding through the Dragon

Eastern Bhutan is one of the least explored regions of the kingdom and offers one of most authentic experiences for adventure-oriented tourists. The entire region is awash in unspoiled natural beauty, towering cliffs and pristine forests with great variations in altitude and climatic conditions. It is one of the longest trip. As you ride, you would notice that in Bhutan Buddhism is everywhere. Countless prayer flags, stupas and monasteries demonstrate the importance of spirituality in Bhutan. During the journey we encounter not only warm, mostly good-humored people, but also to explore a sensational mountain scenery, lush green forests and wide valleys with fertile rice terraces. Here you would ride across virgin forests, valleys and mountains. During the entire tour, you would enjoy excellent view of the Himalayas, soak in the culture of Bhutan, opportunity to interact with the locals and do lot more. The trip also takes you to some of the most popular tourist attractions in the kingdom and complements your motorcycling experience with an indulging cultural treat with something for everyone – a glimpse of living culture and traditions, rich history, medieval fortresses, stunning bio-diversity, panoramic views over the Himalayas, friendly locals and rural lifestyles etc. Great riding during the day, and cozy evenings in comfortable hotels, campsites and local farmhouses is the crux of this riding experience. In short, it’s the perfect cultural experience on wheels.

Riders should have an adequate level of fitness and stamina and be experienced enough in the art of mountain biking. Tours are fully supported by a van following riders. The van allows riders the option to sit in and take a break.

Brief Description of Cities covered in this tour

Phuentsholing: Border Town of Southern Bhutan - Has Headquarters of Bank of Bhutan.

Thimphu: Capital and the largest city of Bhutan - Only capital city in the world that does not have traffic lights - Main center of Commerce, Religion and Government in the country - Most modern city of Bhutan and has abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping center. It is one of the few cities of Bhutan having ATM facilities. 

Paro: Small town in the western part of Bhutan - Also home to Paro Airport, Bhutan’s only International Airport - The valley has many isolated small villages and is known for red rice - Also home to most of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries.

Punakha and Wangdue: Punakha and Wangdue is located in the same valley. These two places are located within a distance of 13 km. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955 - The valley is fed by the Pho Chhu and the Mo Chhu rivers - It is one of very few places in Bhutan which offers Rafting facilities - It is the winter seat of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and the monk body at present.

Gangtey/Phobjikha: The famous Phobjikha Valley is located in Wangdue district - Phobjikha is the winter roosting place for endangered black necked crane and the valley is considered one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the Himalayas.

Trongsa: Also known as the Vanguard of the Warriors - The first and Second Kings of Bhutan ruled Bhutan from Trongsa - The Crown Prince normally holds the position of the Trongsa Penlop before ascending to the Throne.

Bumthang: Bumthang District is one of the 20 districts comprising Bhutan - The most historic dzongkhag if the number of ancient temples and sacred sites is counted - Consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor, although occasionally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley - Literally, Bumthang directly translates to "beautiful field". "Bum" is said to be the abbreviation for either "Bumpa" (a vessel for holy water) describing the shape and the nature of the Valley, or simply "Bum" meaning Girl, thang means field or ground.

Mongar: Covers an area of 1,954 sq. kms and ranges from 400 m to 4,000 m in altitude - Deep Gorges and stark cliffs amidst dense conifer forest constitute its landscapes and the landscape is spectacular with stark cliffs and deep gorges set amidst dense conifer forests - The road to Mongar is one of the most adventurous and spectacular. The sheer cliffs, beautiful fir forest and green pastures constitutes the environment as you drive to Mongar - The area also gives the opportunity to see countless varieties of rhododendrons and on clear days the view of the mountain Gangkar Puensum, (7541 meters), the world's highest unclimbed mountain, is a great experience.

Trashigang: Situated on the banks of the Gamri Chhu and is the country's largest district - It is the junction which connects Samdrupjongkhar in the Southeast Bhutan and the central and western districts - Trashigang is the eastern terminus of the Lateral Road, Bhutan's main highway leading to Phuntsholing in the southwest.

Trashiyangtse: Is a rapidly growing town and administrative center of the district - The main town is situated in a small river valley and is a lovely spot to take walks in the countryside - This area is famous for wooden containers and bowls.

Samdrupjongkhar: Samdrup Jongkhar town holds the distinct honor of being the oldest town in Bhutan - This border town is a bustling little settlement packed to the brim with shopkeepers and hawkers from across the border - The town is located at the south-eastern part of Bhutan and borders the Indian state of Assam

Trip Facts

Our aim is to ensure that the travel to Bhutan is a "Life Time Experience" for our guests. Except the overnight destination, the itineraries are flexible and can be modified as per the convinience and the requirement of our guests. 

Travel type: Riding / Adventure / Culture / Hikes

Pick up: Phuentsholing

Drop: Phuentsholing

Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days

Destinations: Phuentsholing,Paro,Thimphu,Punakha/Wangdue,Trongsa,Bumthang,Mongar,Trashigang,Trashiyangtse,Gangtey/Phobjikha,Samdrup Jongkhar

Possible Departures:

Throughout the year.

The departures would depend upon flight schedule and seats availability. 

In case of unavailability of rooms in the desired hotels or to accomodate any exigencies, we reserve the right the modify the itinerary as may be needed to confirm the booking.

If a particular sight seeing is closed because of Government Holiday and other occasions, we would provide, alternate sightseeing in its place to capture and experience Bhutan.

Valued Added Services:

We can provide following additional valued added experiences in Bhutan at additional cost wherever applicable -

  • Candle Light Dinner.
  • Picnic lunch at Riverside.
  • Preaching session by the Monk followed by blessing ceremony.
  • Archery Session.
  • Traditional Hot Stone Bath in a rural home.
  • Traditional Cultural Show for 1 hour.
  • Evening with Bhutanese family in farm house, dinner and local ara experience.
  • Ara (Rice liquor) brewing lessons.
  • Overnight Home Stay, where experience local life, learn to cook Bhutanese Dishes, learn about Bhutanese Life and interact with host family, join family in their daily activities.
  • Village walk to experience Rural Bhutanese life.
  • Bhutan Culinary Session.
  • Apple harvesting & plucking tours in Paro (Main Season – End of September)
  • Traditional Gho & Kira wearing session.
  • Personalized Stamps.
  • Traditional wedding to renew the vows.
  • Camping options at Thimphu (outskirts), Paro, Punakha and Haa.
  • Experience Rafting at Punakha.
  • One side bicycle between Thimphu – Paro and return by vehicle.
  • Day excursion on Royal Enfield Motor Bikes to Chele La Pass.
  • Additional day hiking options in Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Gangtey.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1. Bagdogra - Phuentsholing

Day 2. Phuentsholing - Paro

Day 3. Paro Sightseeing

Day 4. Paro - Thimphu

Day 5. Thimphu - Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing

Day 6. Punakha - Gangtey/Phobjikha

Day 7. Gangtey - Trongsa - Bumthang

Day 8. Bumthang Sightseeing

Day 9. Bumthang - Mongar

Day 10. Mongar - Trashigang

Day 11. Trashigang - Trashiyangtse - Trashigang

Day 12. Trashigang - Samdrupjongkhar

Day 13. Departure