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Itinerary for Himalayan Motorcycle Tour

Itinerary Details
Day 1You will be received at the Baghdogra Airport by the representative from Himalayan Travel Experts and drive to Phuentsholing, Bhutan (170 km - 3 hours) and check in to hotel. And check bikes and start the practice ride towards the Kharbandi (30 minutes) and back to hotel. Stroll around Phuntsholing town in the evening. Overnight in Phuentsholing.
Day 2Phuntsholing to Paro, (2300mtrs: 170 kms / 5 Hrs) After Breakfast today will from pling to paro all the way uphill to Paro, En-route stop at the beautiful Gedu University for photos and visit Rinchending Monastery, other villages and towns along the way. Lunch at hotel on arrival Evening free for local sightseeing in Paro - Dzong/ National Museum/ River etc. The day will begin by sightseeing in Paro. Start your ride and sightseeing of the Paro valley, visit DrugyalDzong, National Muesuem and Kichu Monastery. Today is also the day to get familiar with the Bhutanese traffic conditions. Time permitting we can also visit the Chelila pass at 4,000m to get great views of Mt. Jhomolhari and great Himalayan landscape views. Stay overnight at Paro
Day 3 Paro to Thimpu, (2,320 mtrs: 60 kms/ 1 Hrs). After your breakfast, you will be riding to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. The ride is 65km and takes approx. 1 hour. You ride through the fertile plains of Paro to have great views of the rich farms of terraced rice fields. All along you ride parallel to the Paro River and then the Thimphu River.Upon reaching Thimpu will check into our hotel and be at leisure to explore the city. We head to get our Visas and road permits extended. We the ride to the best view point in the Thimpu valley - the Buddha point (Kuenselphodrang). It is a short ride from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the world and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Overnight hotel in Thimpu
Day 4 Thimpu to Punakha, (1,200 mtrs: 80 kms/ 4 Hrs.) Today we start early as we head to our 1st pass in this beautiful country From Thimphu you have about 2 hrs of uphill ride towards Dochula pass at 3,140m/10,299ft. Weather permitting once you reach Dochula pass there are great views of the Bhutan Himalayas and also there are 108 beautiful stupas marked by a large array of prayer flags. This place is photographer's delight. Visit ChimeyLhakhang- the Temple of the "Devine Mad Man" just before reaching your Hotel. It is about a 15 minute walk from the road. Lama DrukpaKuenley is a deeply loved saint. He built this monastery in 1499 and it is also the temple of fertility. All the phallus painting and flying phallus on the farmhouses in Bhutan is his! It's an easy ride all the way to Punakha, one of the easy days of the trip. Lunch before we check into our hotel for the night. Evening free to ride around the small town and see the locals go about their daily chores. Stay overnight at Punakha. Overnight hotel in Punakha.
Day 5 After breakfast we start our beautiful ride to Phobjika. While riding, enjoy the still snow-capped alpine mountains with dense vegetation. Riding along this highway will allow you to experience the chilly winter winds but also observe the blessings of spring blossoming. Explore the village through a series of walking trails around. This place is world famous for the Tibetan Black Necked Cranes that nest here between Novembers to February every winter. Overnight hotel in Phobjika.
Day 6 Phobjika to Bumthang, (3000 mtrs: 180 kms/ 7 Hrs.) After an early breakfast we ride towards Trongsa, on the way visit Chendebji Chorten patterned on Nepal's Swayambhunath Stupa, with eyes painted at the four cardinal points. Lama Shida, to cover the remains of an evil spirit that was subdued at this spot, built it in the 18th century. Legend says that the evil spirit manifested as a gigantic snake. Today is one of the longest days of this trip, yet a pleasure to the eyes. We also go across Pele La &Yotong La - two of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. Your visit in Bumthang includes JakarDzong, the administrative center of the valley; JambeyLhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan, dating from the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan; and Kurje Lhakhang, one of the most sacred places, where Guru Rinpoche left his body imprint on the cave when he was meditating. Post lunch we visit the all over Bhutan's world famous Red Panda Brewery and Swiss cheese factory. Go to the Mystery Lake if time permits. Overnight hotel in Bumthang
Day 7Bumthang to Paro , (310 kms/ 10 Hrs.) After early Breakfast get ready to ride the longest day of this tour as we head back to Paro, towards the airport for departure from to delhi /Kolkotta
Day 8Hiking Day Today we will be visiting tigers nest to streach your leg after a long motor cycle ride, your hike will be for for 4 to 5 hours to complete round trip, in evening you will be having dinner with hot stone bath in the farm house.
Day 9After your breakfast depending upon your flight schedule your will escort you to airport. Tashi Delek

Booking the Tour

* All the Foreign National Tourists visiting Bhutan must travel through all-inclusive package Tourism, for which there is a fixed tariff set by the Royal Government of Bhutan.
* This tariff includes:
accommodation, Meals, Transportation within the country, Guide services, sightseeing and entrance fees for the museums and monuments.
* All tours must be booked through a Local Travel Operator/Travel Agent.
Please find our bank address below to transfer the tour payment.
1. Bhutan National Bank, Thimphu, Bhutan.
Bank Acocunt No: 0005610423001
2. Bank Address:
Bhutan National Bank, P.O Box 439, GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan SWIFT Code: BNBTBTBT


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