Bhutan Motorbiking Trip
Paro, Bhutan, India
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Fri, 08 Nov, 2019
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  • Trip introduction

    The Bhutan motorbiking trip is an enriching 10-day motorcycling journey that takes you across the rugged hilly terrains of Bhutan as you travel though riveting landscapes, and explore the Buddhist culture and catch stunning mountain views.

    The perfect adventure for adrenaline junkies, this trip is full of spectacular delights. From riding along the Teesta River to meandering through tea gardens, you’ll get to stop by many tiny villages, pay a visit to numerous Dzongs, drive over Bhutan’s highest motorable road: Chele La and trek up to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery! And on your rest day you’ll get to explore around the cultural city of Thimphu whilst interacting with the locals. Moreover, as your journey progresses, you'll even witness the scenic beauty of the gorgeous Paro Valley.

    Not for the faint-hearted, this adventure requires stamina and determination – but for those who love adventure, it is also highly rewarding.

    Please note that price displayed is the per person price for a booking for one motorbike rider and one pillion rider.

    Destination

    Known as a ‘Buddhist Kingdom’ within the Himalayas, Bhutan lies on the eastern edge and comprises of a rich Buddhist culture. It is also popular for its dramatic landscapes. From high mountain valleys, to stark vegetation, this region is known for its varying topography.

    For this adventure, you’ll begin your journey from Bagdogra from where you’ll ride across many destinations over 10 days. These destinations consist of Darjeeling, Gangtok, Phentsholing, Thimphu, Punakha, the Paro Valley and Siliguri where you’ll conclude your trip. Along the way, you’ll even drive along iconic sites such as the Teesta River, the villages of Gedu and Chukka, the Dochu La, the Chele La and the Tiger’s nest Monastery.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the scenic landscape of Bhutan through this enriching Bhutan motorbiking trip.
    • Pass through breathtaking landscapes and conquer high altitude passes of Chele La and Dochu La.
    • Learn about the rich Buddhist culture and heritage.
    • Explore the traditional way of life and try the local cuisine and interact with locals.
    • Enjoy 10 days of adventure deep within the Himalayas.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The motorbike rider as well as the pillion rider are required to wear a helmet at all times while riding the Bhutan bike trip. A safety helmet will be provided to the travellers by the tour operator. 

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the road captain at all times during the Bhutan motorbiking trip. 

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Bhutan motorbiking trip. Travellers suspected of intoxication will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

    Travellers getting their own motorbike must ensure that the vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all the relevant documents (pollution check, insurance and driver's licence, etc.) are in order.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made before the departure of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: the booking deposit of INR 5000 is non refundable.

    All cancellations/refunds on this trip will be processed after a deduction of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next and is applicable for all cancellations.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The cost for one rider plus one pillion on one motorbike is INR 47250 per person.

    If the traveller brings thier own bike, then the cost for the trip is INR 36750 per person.

    The cost for a seat in the support vehicle is INR 36750 per person.

    It is mandatory to reach the Bagdogra Aiport before 11:00 hrs on Day 1 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip for an airport pick-up as the bike journey begins at 13:00 hrs. Missing pick-up would entail missing the trip.

    Travellers are required to carry a valid, govt-issued photo ID card and a valid driver's licence for the Bhutan bike trip.

    For any physical damages to the bike during the Bhutan bike ride, the travellers have to incur the expenses.

    If any traveler wishes to exit the Bhutan motorbiking trip mid-way for any medical or personal reasons, an additional charge of transporting the motorbike from the leaving point to the end point will be applicable at INR 10000 per bike.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Bhutan motorbiking trip due to any unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Bagdogra Airport
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    Drop off point
    Bagdogra Airport
    Mode of transport
    Private vehicle
    Start point
    Siliguri
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    End point
    Siliguri
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total distance covered
    1170 kms
    Nature of motorcycling trip
    Road biking, off road biking
    Motorcycle provided
    Yes
    Bring own bike
    Yes
    Elevation at start point
    446 feet
    Maximum elevation (approx)
    7657 feet
    Minimum elevation (approx)
    400 feet
    Total distance
    1170 kms
    Average per day distance
    146 kms
    Crew on trip
    Experienced road captain, a skilled mechanic with spare parts and a back-up vehicle.
    Bike manufacturer/brand
    Royal Enfield
    Bike model
    Classic 350/500cc
    Key bike features
    Age of bike
    Day-wise elevation details
    Breakdown assistance
    Experienced road captain, a skilled mechanic with spare parts and a back-up vehicle.
    Instructions for own bike
    Please ensure that vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.
    Weight or height restrictions
    Maximum Weight
    Minimum Height
    Maximum Height
  • Day 1 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Arrival in Bagdogra and Ride to Darjeeling

    Arrive in Bagdogra today by 10:00 hrs, where in you'll be received from the airport. After meeting the tour leader and support staff, gear up and enjoy your first motorcycling experience towards Darjeeling. The journey begins by 13:00 hrs and ends by evening once you reach Darjeeling. You'll check into a deluxe homestay and spend the evening relaxing by a bonfire. At night enjoy some dinner before retiring into your room for sleep.

    Day 2 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Darjeeling to Gangtok

    Wake up early today and post breakfast, gear up to ride towards Gangtok. It will be a gorgeous journey as you ride along the beautiful Teesta River and reach Gangtok by afternoon. You can spend the rest of the day exploring around the town. At night, check into a comfortable hotel for dinner and sleep.

    Day 3 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Gangtok to Phuentsholing

    Wake up early and feast on an heavy breakfast. A long day ahead of you, today you'll make your way towards Phuentsholing, as you mark your entry into Bhutan. A beautiful journey, you'll meander your way through tea garden and gorgeous sceneries. Reach Phuentsholing by evening and check into a hotel for dinner and sleep.

    Day 4 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Phuentsholing to Thimphu

    Today's journey takes you to Thimphu. Thus, wake up early, feast on a heavy breakfast and begin your ride. En route, you'll cross the beautiful town of Gedu and Chukka. You'll reach Thimphu by evening where you'll check into a hotel for rest. Later in the evening embark on a short tour of this destination. At night return to the hotel for dinner and sleep.

    Day 5 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Thimphu City Tour

    A rest day from mototrcycling, today, you'll spend the day exploring the glorious city of Thimphu. Starting with the Budha Statue and the Thimpu Dzong, you'll also get to visit the handicraft market and the Memorial Chorten. You can spend the evening exploring around local cafes and joints. At night return to your hotel for a hot dinner and good night's rest.

    Day 6 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Thimphu to Punakha

    Wake up early and gear up for a beautiful journey to Punakha. Post breakfast, you'll start out by driving towards the Dochu La Pass which takes you across the majestic landscape of Bhutan. After this, you'll have a lunch break followed by a visit to the Punakha Dzong. Late in the evening you'll check into a hotel for night of dinner and rest.

    Day 7 of the Bhutan bike trip: Ride from Punakha to Paro

    Today's journey takes you across the serene Paro Valley. Post breakfast, freshen up and drive towards the highest motorable road of Bhutan: Chele La. On this ride, you'll catch brilliant views of Bhutan. Reach Paro by evening and visit the Paro Dzong and museum. At night check into a hotel for dinner and rest.

    Day 8 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride and Trek to the Tiger's Nest Monastery

    A beautiful day ahead, wake up early, feast on a heavy breakfast and make your way towards the Tigers Nest Monastery. This journey will first comprise of a drive through paddy fields followed by a 5 km trek. After viewing the monastery, by afternoon return to your hotel in Paro. In the evening explore around Paro and at night return to your hotel for dinner and rest.

    Day 9 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Paro to Siliguri via Phuentsholing

    Today, you'll leave for Puentsholing after breakfast. You'll reach by noon where in you can enjoy a lunch break. Post lunch, you'll continue your journey towards Siliguri. Reach by late evening and spend the rest of day resting in your hotel. At night, feast on dinner before retiring into your room for sleep.

    Day 10 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Departure from Siliguri

    On the last day of your trip, say good bye to your friends and depart after breakfast. You will be dropped off to the Bagdogra airport if you like. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Bagdogra
    End point
    Darjeeling
    Day start time
    10:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    6699 feet
    Maximum elevation
    446 feet
    Total distance covered
    68 kms
    Total driving time
    3 hrs

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Darjeeling
    End point
    Gangtok
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    6699 feet
    Maximum elevation
    5500 feet
    Total distance covered
    125 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Gangtok
    End point
    Phuentsholing
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    5500 feet
    Maximum elevation
    961 feet
    Total distance covered
    222 kms
    Total driving time
    8 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Phuentsholing
    End point
    Thimphu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    7657 feet
    Maximum elevation
    961 feet
    Total distance covered
    180 kms
    Total driving time
    7 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thimphu
    End point
    Thimphu
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    7657 feet
    Maximum elevation
    7657 feet

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thimphu
    End point
    Punakha
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    7657 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4074 feet
    Total distance covered
    85 kms
    Total driving time
    4 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Punakha
    End point
    Paro
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    7217 feet
    Maximum elevation
    4074 feet
    Total distance covered
    130 kms
    Total driving time
    5 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Paro
    End point
    Paro
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    7217 feet
    Maximum elevation
    7217 feet
    Total distance covered
    40 kms
    Total driving time
    2 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Paro
    End point
    Siliguri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    7217 feet
    Maximum elevation
    400 feet
    Total distance covered
    320 kms
    Total driving time
    10 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Siliguri
    End point
    Siliguri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    400 feet
    Maximum elevation
    400 feet
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off in Siliguri
    • Accommodation in deluxe hotels on twin sharing basis
    • Breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
    • Dinner on Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
    • Bhutan immigration permits
    • Bhutan sim card
    • Royal Enfield 300/500cc
    • Helmet for rider and pillion
    • Fuel for the motorbikes
    • Breakdown assistance: back-up vehicle, mechanic and spare parts
    • Services of an experienced road captain
    • First aid kit with oxygen cylinder
    • Free t-shirt
    • All permits
    • All applicable charges
      Excludes
    • Upgrade to one rider per motorbike without pillion at a total trip cost of INR 52500
    • The total cost for the trip if the traveller brings thier own bike is INR 36750 per person.
    • The total cost for the trip if the traveller wants to book a seat in the support vehicle is INR 36750 per person.
    • Transport between your home city and Siliguri
    • Lunch on all days
    • Any monument entry fees
    • Riding gear for the riders
    • Personal expenses (snacks, waterbottles, telephone calls, etc.)
    • Cost escalations due to natural causes such as strike/taxi-bike union issues/social unrest/natural calamities
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Emergency expenses
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • T-shirts/shirts and jeans/track pants
    • Jacket and sweater
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Woollen and cotton socks
    • Waterproof, sports shoes
    • Windcheater
    • Good gripped boots
    • Night clothes
    • Slippers
    • Woollen gloves
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Gadgets
    • Hard luggage
    • Skirts/dresses
    • sari

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Royal Enfield 300/500CC
    • Helmet for rider and pillion
    • Fuel for the motorbike
    • Back-up vehicle with spare parts
    • First aid kit with oxygen cylinder
    • Bhutan sim card
      You need to get
    • Riding gear: armored jacket, riding pants, riding gloves (preferably waterproof), elbow and shin guards, and sturdy boots with good grip
    • Government issued ID card and driver's license
    • Photo copies of the ID card along with a few passport size photographs
    • Spare cash
    • Water bottle (2 ltrs)
    • Balaclava
    • Raincoat
    • Anti-fungal powder
    • Personal toiletries like tissue paper, toilet paper, wet wipes, etc.
    • Towel and napkins
    • Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+) and lip balm
    • UV sunglasses
    • Tarpaulin or plastic sheets
    • Leatherman/Swiss knife
    • Small backpack to carry essentials
    • Small torch/head lamp
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks like chocolates, energy bars, biscuits, etc.
    • Camera (optional)
    • Personal medicines
    • Personal first aid kit
    • WD-40 spray
    • Duct tape and zip ties
    • Power bank

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry all specific and prescribed medications.
  • Day 1 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Arrival in Bagdogra and Ride to Darjeeling

    Overnight in homestay.

    You'll arrive in Bagdogra early today. All riders have to arrive before 11:00 hrs. After a pick-up from the airport, you'll then make your way towards Darjeeling. You'll spend the night in Darjeeling in deluxe double sharing homestay. Today's meal package includes dinner which will be served at the hotel.

    Day 2 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Darjeeling to Gangtok

    Overnight in hotel.

    Today's meal package includes veg breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey, you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll spend the night in Gangtok in a deluxe double sharing hotel room.

    Day 3 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Gangtok to Phuentsholing

    Overnight in hotel.

    Today's meal package includes veg breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll spend the night in Phuentsholing in a deluxe double sharing hotel room.

    Day 4 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Phuentsholing to Thimphu

    Overnight in hotel.

    Today's meal package includes veg breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll spend the night in Thimphu in a deluxe double sharing hotel room.

    Day 5 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Thimphu City Tour

    Overnight in hotel.

    Today's meal package includes veg breakfast and dinner. After spending the whole day exploring the beautiful city of Thimphu you'll return to your deluxe hotel for the night.

    Day 6 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Thimphu to Punakha

    Overnight in hotel.

    Today's meal package includes veg breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll spend the night in Punakha in a deluxe double sharing hotel room.

    Day 7 of the Bhutan bike trip: Ride from Punakha to Paro

    Overnight in hotel.

    Today's meal package includes veg breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll spend the night in Paro in a deluxe double sharing hotel room.

    Day 8 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride and Trek to the Tiger's Nest Monastery

    Overnight in hotel.

    Today's meal package includes veg breakfast and dinner. After spending the day visiting the Tiger's Nest Monastery, you'll return to your deluxe hotel in Paro for the night.

    Day 9 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Paro to Siliguri via Phuentsholing

    Overnight in hotel.

    Today's meal package includes veg breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you'll stop at Phuentsholing pick up some lunch. You'll spend the night in Siliguri in a deluxe double sharing hotel room.

    Day 10 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Departure from Siliguri

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    On the last day of your journey, wake up to some hot tea followed by one last breakfast of the trip. Post breakfast, you'll pack up and check-out of the hotel in Siliguri. You'll be transferred to the Bagdogra Airport to catch your flight. Your trip ends here.

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