Bhutan Road Trip


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Bhutan with tagline “Happiness is a Place” spells exactly for the same. With ‘Gross National Happiness’ preceding over the monetary considerations, it’s the land for merriment, blessedness, playfulness and JOY in a whole. Until 1962, Bhutan didn’t take notice of building roads in their country. It opened up to modern development very recently. To protect its traditions and culture, the kingdom prices itself a bit high leading to less of touristic invasion, which makes it super peaceful altogether.

The extremely rugged, slopping terrains, dense vegetation and mountainous landscape of Bhutan lends itself well to both on-road and off-road mountain biking. The straight roads hardly exist in such topography. For risk takers and bike freaks its heaven on earth. Away from the city hustle – bustle and the harassing traffic jams, this place marks as one of the two places in the world with no traffic signals after Pyongyang in North Korea. Imagine no honking, overtaking and not being stranded between other motors, isn’t that A-M-A-Z-ING?

Biking projects self reliance and fearlessness. What better it could get, thundering the Enfield through the dirt trails in the ‘Land of Thunder Dragon- Bhutan’. And its rightly said – ‘Travelling here is travelling back in time’. The flawless greenery of the orchards, fossil valleys, quaint and tiny villages is beauty to the eyes. Running through the town over a Royal Enfield is an ideal union of ‘Beauty’ and the ‘Beast’. The chimes in the monasteries, chanting by the monks and a constant breeze preserves the undying customs and culture of Bhutan.

The entire road trip is dotted with winding roads going thousands of feet up and down, keeping one interested, excited and on toes throughout the journey. The trip is structured in a way that one gets to enjoy the ethnicity and uniqueness of cities like Phuntsholing, Thimphu and Paro along the countryside and its people.

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Day 1: Arrive Bagdogra Airport & Transfer to Phuentsholing

- Arrive at Bagdogra Airport

- Road Trip to Phuentsholing by car. You will enter Bhutan "The Land of Thunder Dragon" on this Day

- The beautiful drive is along the countryside and across the Tea Gardens

- Checkin to the Hotel at Phuentsholing and the evening is at Leisure

- Overnight stay and dinner at hotel 

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Day 2: Drive from Phuentsholing to Thimphu

- After Breakfast, we will get the permits after biometric 

- We start the road trip to Thimphu. On the way to Thimphu, cross beautiful town of Gedu and Chukkha   

- Reach Thimphu by evening, and Check-In to the Hotel

- Evening is at Leisure to take a tour of Thimphu

- Overnight stay and dinner at hotel 

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Day 3: Thimphu Local Sightseeing & Drive to Punakha

- After hearty breakfast, we start the city tour of Thimphu 

- Visit various tourist destination like Buddha Dordenma, Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Trashichhoedzong, The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)

- After doing the sightseeing we will  drive to Punakha, Enroute Punakha, visit Dochu La, and enjoy the ride across the countryside

- Visit the famous Punakha Dzong, and drive back to Thimphu 

- Reach Thimphu by the evening. Overnight Stay & Dinner in Thimphu Hotel 

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Day 4: Drive from Thimphu to Paro Valley

- This day we drive towards the serene Paro valley 

- Enroute Paro, drive towards the heighest  motorable road of Bhutan Chele La 

- Arrive Paro by evening and visit Paro Dzong & Museum. 

- Evening is at leisure to explore the town and various cafes

- Overnight stay & Dinner at Paro Hotel

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Day 5: Trek to Tiger's Nest Monastery & Drive to Phuentsholing

- After early breakfast head for Tiger's Nest Monastery 

- Trek to the Monastery is of 5 KM and can be completed in 5 hrs. It is the main Highlight of Bhutan. The Monastery is built over a treacherous cliff and the Architecture is mesmerizing. 

- Return to Paro by afternoon 

- After lunch, drive back to Phuentsholing 

- Overnight stay & Dinner at Phuentsholing Hotel

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Day 6: Drive from Phuentsholing to Badora & Depart

- After Breakfast, we will leave for Bagdogra

- Last day of the trip, do not forget to take the photographs from other fellow travellers 

- Reach Bagdogra by afternoon & fly back to Home

• Return Airfare to Bagdogra from hometown of travellers

• Deluxe Accommodation for 05 Nights on Double Occupancy

• 05 Breakfast and 05 Dinners + Morning Tea (Veg/Non Veg Meals)

• Transportation from Bagdogra to Bagdogra 

• Permits for Bhutan

• Free Bhutan Tourist SIM Card

• Lunch on All days

• Personal expenses like Snacks, Water Bottles, Laundary, Tips etc

• Monument entry fee

• Any kind of travel insurance

• Anything which is not mentionned in Inclusions

- Basic Clothing

- Warm clothes

- Bag pack

- Good shoes for Tiger's nest trek

- Personal medication etc.

From where the trip will begin?

- Trip will begin from Siliguri

Do I need to reach siliguri by mu own?

- Yes, you need to reach Siliguri by your own

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