Season : Jul – Mar
BEST SEASONS: MARCH-MAY AND SEPTEMBER -NOVEMBER.
Arrive at Bagdogra Airport.
Our representative would greet you and we proceed towards Phuentsholing. Check in at the hotel and rest for the day.
Phuentsholing to Paro 160 Km
Post breakfast, our guide would assist you for the permit procedure. Once the permit process is over, your bike is ready for you to ride. Discuss the Tour Programme with the Tour Guide. Afternoon sight-seeing.
PARO - SIGHT SEEING.
Visit will be arranged for Drugyal Dzong (a ruined fortress), 16 kilometers away from Paro town. Although it has been in ruin but this Dzong has its great historical importance for the people of Bhutan. Also visit Kyichu Lhakhang (Lhakhang means temple).
Which was built in 659 AD by the King Songtsen Gompo of Tibet as one of the 108 such monasteries he built in various places to spread Buddhism. On the way visit Paro Rimpong Dzong, the Dzong was built in 1646 AD, and walk down to town one the way you can see the traditional wood bridge of ancient style.
PARO -EXCURSION TO TAKTSHANG MONASTERY.
The name Taktsang means "Tiger's Nest ". This monastery hangs on the side of a cliff dropping 900m towards the Paro valley below. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here sitting astride a flying tigress and meditated in a remote cave.
PARO - A DAY EXCURSION TO HAA VALLEY AND RIDE BACK VIA CHELLELA PASS
Get up early to ride to Haa via Chele-la pass. Located four Km away at Bondey village, the road towards Haa turns towards the right and climbs up towards the chele-la pass. Ride through lush pine & rhododendron forests for about 45 km to reach Chele-la pass (3822 meters above sea level)A picnic lunch at Chellela passes. On the way back walk to Chellela Nunnery.
PARO-THIMPHU 50 Km
While proceeding Thimpu, visit Simtokha Dzong en route. One of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan, it was built in 1629 AD. Also visit Tashichho Dzong, the main secretariat building.
While on way visit to the Memorial Chorten (a mammoth stupa) and mini Zoo where the national animals were kept and drive to Sangeygang where you can have a spectacular view of Thimphu valleyLater, some shopping at the Handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts & crafts are displayed and can be purchased.
THIMPHU – PUNAKHA 86 Km
Drive over the Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters), which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley. On arrival, visit Punakha Dzong, the “Palace of Great Happiness” built in 1637 by the Shabdrung, the ‘Unifier of Bhutan’.
After breakfast enjoy a short hike through rice fields up to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, built by her majesty the queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk. Also visit 15th century Chimi Lhakhang, temple of Drukpa Kuenly who is also known as the Divine Madman. He is considered a symbol of fertility.
Overnight : At your hotel in Punakha/ Wangduephodrang.
PUNAKHA – TRONGSA 138 Km
Ride via the bustling market town of Wangduephodrang, through the Pele La pass (3,420m) on the Black Mountain range towards Trongsa. This pass is traditionally considered the boundary between western and central Bhutan. Further down the road stop to visit beautiful Chendebji Chorten. On arrival, enjoy some relaxation time before visiting Trongsa Dzong, a masterpiece of Bhutanese architecture.
Overnight : At your hotel in Trongsa.
TRONGSA – BUMTHANG 79 Km
Visit the Ta Dzong museum located on the hill overlooking the Trongsa Dzong. Afterwards, proceed to Bumthang (2.5 hrs), the road winds steeply up to Yo Yutung La Pass (3,400m) before descending down through dense coniferous forest to Chummey valley.
From here it is about an hour to Jakar, Bumthang’s main township. On the way visit Jakar Dzong, also known as ‘Fortress of the White Bird’. It was founded by the great grandfather of Shabdrung.
BUMTHANG (ATTEND TANGBI MANI)
Transfer to the remote Tangbi Mani village for the day by vehicle and a 45 minute walk. Spend the day viewing the Tangbi Mani Festival in an enchanting rural atmosphere. You will be captivated by the dances and costumed performances accompanied by clapping cymbals, drums, horn and the unforgettable chanting of Buddhist monks. In the afternoon transfer back to Jakar.
Overnight : At your hotel in Bumthang.
Enjoy a day of sightseeing in Bumthang beginning with Jampey Lhakhang, one of 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songtsen in the 7th Century. The big cypress tree in the temple grounds is believed to be the walking stick of Guru Rimpoche. Afterwards visit Tamshing Lhakhang, the seat of Bumthang’s famous son, saint Pema Lingpa.
BUMTHANG - MONGAR. (175 Km)
Ride to Mongar and visit Ura Lhakhang and proceed towards Mongar through Thrumshingla Pass (the highest pass in Bhutan). There are some spectacular drives along this road. If time permits, also visit a farm house in Sengor village. It's just a short walk to the Temple from there.
MONGAR - TRASHIGANG. (88 Km)
Finish your breakfast and head towards Trashigang. En route, you have to drive down to the lowlands of the Dremtse and Ozorong regions, which are subtropical areas like Lingmethang.
Ride further across Chazam (Iron Bridge) towards Trashigang Market. Trashigang Dzongkhag has the largest number of inhabitants in the whole of Bhutan. Retire for the night at the hotel in Trashigang.
Day's excursion to Trashiyangtse and en route, visit famous Gomkora lhakhang. Ride further to Trashiyangtse and visit Chorten kora .This place host two religious festivals and people from Arunachal Pradesh in the north-east India also come for the festival. The Chorten is surrounded by many miniscule prayer wheels.
TRASHIGANG - SAMDRUPJONGKHAR
An early morning drive brings you to Bhutan Samdrupjongkhar. On the way stop for clicking pictures.
Say goodbye to your Bhutanese friends. Head to the airport.