Bagdogra is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights to the Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and trains to the Siliguri railway station.
This 10 day cycling adventure in Bhutan lets you explore the mountains, architecture and history of one of the oldest civilizations in the world. This itinerary has been thoughtfully planned to show you the best of this magical land. You'll cycle to high mountain passes, trek to iconic landmarks like Tiger's Nest, and spend days out in the wild. You'll also get a chance to take archery lessons, watch local dance performances, stay at homestays with local families, shop in quirky marketplaces, and taste authentic Bhutanese cuisine.
This expedition is accompanied by 1 Coaster bus that will carry riders, cycles, lunch packs and water, as well as one back-up cycle. If you want to rest or are unable to cycle that day, you can ride in the bus. There are rest stops every 25-30 minutes, and you'll be able to get a snack or drink, or access your luggage if you need to.
IMPORTANT: This is a moderate cycling tour with 100% tarmac roads, but it is recommended that participants are seasoned cyclists with good levels of fitness.
Known as the land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is one of few remaining countries that is still governed by a monarch. It is a small country, but it is packed with ancient culture and fascinating myths. Your expedition through the kingdom of Bhutan has been carefully planned to include just the right mix of physical adventure, local culture, and famous landmarks. You will visit Phodrang, the largest sitting Buddha statue in the world and Phobjikha, a giant bowl-shaped glacial valley in Bhutan. You will also visit Tiger's Nest (originally named Taktsang monastery, a sacred Buddhist house of worship) and Cheli La, the highest motorable pass in Bhutan.
Cycle and trek for over 300 kms through the Kingdom of Bhutan. | Cycle over Dochu La Pass and Cheli La Pass, high mountainous areas at altitudes of 10,100 feet and 12,100 feet respectively. | Explore cultural attractions like Kuensel Phodrang, Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest) and many more. | Taste authentic Bhutanese cuisine and learn about the culture here through dance, sport, and interacting with locals. | Enjoy the comforts of a full staff and crew, with a support vehicle, plenty of
You will need to plan your travel to Bagdogra so that you are there before 15:00 hrs. You'll meet the operator and the rest of your team, and will board vehicles that drive you to Phuntsholing. It's a 4 hour journey, and you'll pass the Bhutan Gate, an intricately carved entryway marking the border of the country. After taking care of the paperwork, you will proceed to your hotel for dinner and an early night. Overnight at a hotel.
Overnight at a hotel.
You'll be picked up in Bagdogra at 15:00 hrs today with the rest of your team. From here you'll be driven to Phuntsholing, which will take about 4 hours. You'll check in to a hotel here, and will settle into twin-sharing rooms with attached washrooms. All hotels are 2/3 star hotels, so you'll have all the essential amenities. Dinner is included tonight.
If you cancel more than 15 days before departure of the Bhutan cycling trip: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded.
If you cancel on or less than 15 days before departure of the Bhutan cycling trip: No refund.
No show: No refund
All refunds will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.
Cyclists are required to carry a valid passport.
Cyclists will not be allowed to ride without a helmet.
Please follow the instructions given in the daily safety meeting diligently. Cyclists are required to adhere to the instructions of the tour leader at all times.
Consumption of alcohol and narcotics is strictly prohibited during cycling.