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  • Trip introduction

    Traverse Bhutan, the Buddhist kingdom of the Himalayas, on your Royal Enfield motorbikes on this 9-day motorbiking trip. With a gang of adventurous bikers, your ride begins from the Indian town of Siliguri. Riding on winding roads to the backdrop of snow-capped peaks, you'll arrive at Paro in Bhutan, where you'll go on a short trek to visit the captivating Tiger's Nest monastery. You'll continue riding to a few iconic destinations in Bhutan like the Punakha Dzong, Druk Wangyal Chorten, and visit many small but beautiful towns along the way.

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

    Destination

    Bhutan, the hermit kingdom on the eastern ridges of the Himalayas, is your destination on this 9-day motorbiking itinerary. From Siliguri in West Bengal, a thrilling ride takes you along twisting roads into Sikkim and then across national borders into Bhutan. You'll ride through the peaceful valleys of Bhutan, through gorgeous and dense woods, exploring the towering mountains of the country.

    You'll visit iconic landmarks that are venerated among Buddhist pilgrims and explore the true culture of the country with traditional architecture and gorgeous artwork. Your motorbiking trip concludes as you ride back to Siliguri, with memories of an unforgettable adventure.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the Buddhist kingdom on a 9-day motorbiking tour. | Visit the bowl-shaped Phobjikha Valley in Bhutan. | Go on a short and easy trek to the Tiger's Nest monastery. | Soak in the beautiful Bhutanese culture at iconic landmarks.

    Activity Details

    Off-road biking

    Yes

    Yes

    400 feet

    10,000 feet

    400 feet

    975 kms

    160 kms

    Experienced road captain and support mechanic with spare parts

    Royal Enfield

    RE Himalayan

    410cc engine

    Experienced support crew/mechanic, backup vehicle to carry spare parts and tool kits.

    Please ensure that vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.

    No

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: Siliguri to Phuentsholing

    Arrive at Siliguri in the morning and begin the Bhutan motorbiking trip with an extensive 160-km ride on NH-31. You'll ride through acres and acres of thick forests and tea plantations as you proceed towards Phuentsholing. After the paperwork to enter Bhutan, you'll feel the ambiance change from the chaos of Indian cities to the quiet and orderly kingdom of Bhutan. You'll arrive at Phuentsholing and spend the evening getting acquainted with your fellow bikers and road captain. Overnight in a hotel at Phuentsholing.

    Overnight at a hotel in Phuentsholing.

    Arrive at Siliguri. Today, you'll ride across the border and reach Phuentsholing. You'll have to buy breakfast and meals at your own expense at restaurants and eateries along the wa. Please make sure to carry a govt-issued photo ID, a passport and a valid driver's license.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Siliguri

    Phuentsholing

    08:00 AM

    Food

    No meals are provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: Phuentsholing to Thimphu
    Day 3 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: Day at Thimpu
    Day 4 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: Thimphu to Punakha
    Day 5 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: Day trip to Phobjikha
    Day 6 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: Punakha to Paro
    Day 7 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: Day at Paro
    Day 8 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: Paro to Siliguri
    Day 9 of the Bhutan motorbiking trip: Depart from Siliguri
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  • Cancellation policy

    If the tour operator cancels this Bhutan motorbiking trip due to any unavoidable circumstances, then you'll either be offered a spot in the next scheduled departure date or a 100% refund.

    If you cancel this Bhutan motorbiking trip at any day after the booking: no refund.

    In case of no show: no refund.

    All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This transaction fee is charged by The Great Next.

    Rules on trip

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

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

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are allowed to bring their own motorbike on this Bhutan motorbiking trip. In such cases, the price of the trip will reduce to INR 30,000 per person, without fuel.

    The departure date of this Bhutan motorbiking trip is subject to change on account of any unavoidable circumstances like landslides, flight cancellations, weather conditions etc.

    The itinerary of the trip may change on account of unexpected traffic jams, roadblocks or any other issues. Any extra cost

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter the trip cost in case of an unprecedented hike in the price of petrol.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • 410cc Royal Enfield motorbike for one motorbike rider plus one pillion rider

    • Fuel for motorbikes, as required
    • Backup vehicle to carry luggage, fuel, spare parts and support crew/mechanic
    • Basic spare parts for the motorbikes (all spare parts chargeable, if used)
    • Accommodation in hotels or guesthouses for 8 nights on a twin/triple-sharing basis (couples on a twin-sharing basis, subject to availability)
    • Meal package consisting of all breakfasts from breakfast on day 2 to breakfast on day 9
    • Services of experienced road captain, mechanic and support staff
    • All government permits and charges
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and Siliguri

    • Upgrade to one person per 410cc motorbike without pillion rider (arranged for total trip cost of INR 47,200 per person)
    • Seat in Tempo Traveller/support vehicle without a motorbike (arranged for total trip cost of INR 47,200 per person)
    • Refundable security deposit of INR 10,000 per motorbike
    • Lunch and dinner, throughout the trip
    • Entry fees and photography/video charges at places of interest
    • Visa arrangements and fees
    • Personal expenses like extra meals, beverages, apparel or gear etc.
    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirts/shirts and jeans/track pants
    • Jacket or sweater
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Wollen and cotton socks
    • Waterproof, sports shoes
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • 410cc Royal Enfield motorcycle
    • Fuel for the motorbike, as required
    • Backup vehicle to carry luggage, backup fuel, spare parts and support crew

    You need to get

    • Rucksack
    • Govt-issued photo ID card (plus driver's license)
    • Towel and napkins
    • Personal toiletries
    • Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+) and lip balm
    • UV Sunglasses
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks (chocolates, biscuits, etc.)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.