Best of Bhutan Bike Tour (7 Days)
Paro is a town and seat of Paro District, in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered throughout the area. It is also home to Paro Airport, Bhutan's sole international airport.
- Duration7 days
- Group Size2 to 10
With an unmatchable ‘blueness’ in the sky and wonderfully unique vistas of lofty mountains, monasteries perched on hilltops and bright windows adorning white-washed ‘Dzong like’ houses, Bhutan is nothing short of a topographical wonder! Looking at the surreal landscape around you, you will certainly be gasping from something other than the altitude. Surrender to the warm hospitality and savour your surroundings.
- Soak into the stunning and dramatically diverse topography of Bhutan and regions around
- Experience the indulgent warm hospitality of the ever-smiling Bhutanese
- Let the reticent Buddhist culture showcase itself in soothing ambience of monasteries and simple homes
- Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary.
- Support Vehicle will be provided.
- Safety measures will be taken.
- Accommodations as per Itinerary.
- All the activities mentioned in the Itinerary.
- Everything which is not mentioned in the Inclusion.
Day 1: Thimphu (~2,400m)Click here to expand
Enjoy a flight to Bhutan over a stack of snow-topped mountains for a large part of journey. Pray for a clear sunny day for a stunning view!
We meet at the Paro airport and drive to Thimphu.
We warm up with a short ride around Thimphu. Visit museums, textile weavers, post office, markets and watch archery at the stadium. After lunch, ride up north on tarmac roads passing through Thimphu’s various residential neighbourhoods and surrounding villages. On the way back, visit the Changangkha Lhakhang and Trashichhodzong Fortress, a fine example of Bhutan’s rich architecture that holds the office of His Majesty the King and the Prime Minister.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance cycled: ~ 40km/24mi*
Day 2: Punakha (~1,300m)Click here to expand
We start early and take up with a bit longer ride to balmy Punakha over the mountains. The route takes you through apple orchards and pine forests and passes through Dochu La Pass (3,140m). The landscape changes dramatically from here to rhododendron forest and fir. We stop by for a lunch here and admire stunning views all around.
A long descend from here takes us to Punakha, a picturesque settlement where you can see small stands of apple orchards and locals busying themselves over farmlands.
Later visit Punakha Dzong. Sitting majestically at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance cycled: ~ 65km/39mi
Day 3: Phobjikha Valley (~3,000m)Click here to expand
The topography changes drastically from lush valley to wetlands over the Nobding valley. Along the way, cross Lha Wang La Pass for a glimpse of Phobjikha Valley. This area is known for black-necked cranes. Wild boars, sambars, Himalayan black bears, leopards and red foxes are also there in surrounding hills.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance cycled: ~ 70km/42mi
Day 4: Phobjikha ValleyClick here to expand
Phobjikha valley is a paradise for bikers and today enjoy a ride on beautiful single-track trails that traverses through pine-forests festooned with prayer flags and overlooking the bowl-shaped marshland and meadows. Visit the famous Gangtey Gompa monastery and the Black-necked Crane Information Centre on the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Distance cycled: ~ 30km/18mi
Day 5: Paro (~2,200m)Click here to expand
We shuttle to Paro and later visit Paro National Museum followed by Rinpung Dzong. Enjoy the evening shopping around for various handicrafts and artefact.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: ParoClick here to expand
Explore on foot and hike up to the Tiger’s Nest, which overlooks the town from its perch on a sheer hill. The 17th century monastery is a perfect place to get a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the region. Lovely Kyichu Lhakhang, is another monastery worthy of your time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: DepartureClick here to expand
Travel further as per your onward travel plans.
- Casual Inns
Life is unpredictable and we understand that sometimes you have to cancel or change your trip dates and it is our endeavor to make it as easy as possible for you. However, please understand that we plan everything including guide fees, permits, accommodation and ration in advance. Therefore, any cancellation means inconvenience and certain losses to the people involved in various stages of the program. Keeping that in mind, our cancellation charges are as below –
Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the event: Full refund as cash Cancellations between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event: 50 % refund as cash. Cancellations less than 15 days to the start of the event: No refund. Cancellations will be accepted only by email. Note: Western Mountains reserves the right to cancel a program before departure in the event of logistical problems arising due to natural calamities, strikes, wars or any other circumstances that make the event inadvisable. In this case, we will refund 50% of the event fees.