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Gangtey on Cycle

Gangtey on Cycle

Going on a Bhutan biking tour is probably one of the best ways to explore the wealth of natural beauty that is hidden in the midst of the forests and the mountain ranges. Taking a tour of the terrain on the bike will help you meet the flora and the fauna first hand without any barrier and also rejuvenate yourself with the freshness of the air. You climb through orchards, blue pine forests, browsing at road side stalls selling chilies, apple etc. The trip gives an option of plenty of long mountain climbs and descents, so a good level of cycling fitness is needed. Apart from this rich natural beauty, the challenging cycling provides you with an insight into the rich traditional culture of Bhutan.

Brief Description of Cities covered in this tour

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, 68 km away from the Wangdue valley- 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.

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: Cycling / Culture / Hike / Nature

Pick up: Paro

Drop: Paro

Duration: 9 Nights / 10 Days

Destinations: Paro,Thimphu,Wangdue Phodrang,Punakha/Wangdue,Gangtey/Phobjikha

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. Paro - Thimphu/ Cycling in Thimphu

Day 2. Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 3. Thimphu - Punakha

Day 4. Punakha/Wangdue valley Sightseeing

Day 5. Punakha - Phobjika/Gangtey

Day 6. Phobjika valley

Day 7. Phobjika - Paro

Day 8. Paro - Day Excursion to Chele La

Day 9. Paro Sightseeing

Day 10. Departure