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  • Trip introduction

    This 8-day Bhutan Motorbiking trip is an enriching experience that lets you explore the gorgeous Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, its rich cultural heritage and natural wonders. You’ll ride powerful Royal Enfields on winding roads, cutting through thick forests and rugged terrains in the company of soaring mountains and deep valleys of the Himalayas. You’ll get to test your riding skills on Bhutan’s highest motorable road, Chele La. At various hamlets and towns, you’ll get to interact with the locals and experience the quaint lifestyle of the kingdom. You’ll also take a short trek to the world-renowned Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

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

    Destination

    Bhutan is a small country located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas. It is known as the Buddhist Kingdom for its rich Buddhist heritage and culture. Along with being a centre for Buddhism, it is also known for its dramatic landscape which is well protected by the government; the topography ranges from high mountains, valleys, dense forests, and lush vegetations.

    Your ride begins in Bagdogra, and you’ll ride across many destinations over 8 days. These destinations include Gangtok, Phunsholing, Thimphu, Paro Valley, Gedu, high-altitude passes of Docha La and Chele La, and various monasteries and stupas including the Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

    Destination highlights

    Explore the Buddhist Kingdom and its cultural wonders on two wheels on this Bhutan motorbiking trip. | Conquer Bhutan’s highest motorable road, Chele La, on powerful Royal Enfields. | Take a short trek to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. | Explore the distinct culture of Bhutan. | Experience the dramatic landscape of Bhutan.

    Activity Details

    On-road biking, off-road biking

    Yes

    Yes

    446 feet

    13000 feet

    446 feet

    920 kms

    150 kms

    Experienced road captain, skilled mechanic, and a support vehicle with spare parts

    Royal Enfield

    Classic 350

    350cc engine

    Experienced road captain, skilled mechanic, and a support vehicle with spare parts

    The vehicle should be registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Bagdogra to Phuntsholing

    Today, you'll arrive at Bagdogra and meet your team and road captain, after which your bike will be allotted to you. You'll then begin your ride to Phuntsholing. The ride along the NH 31 from Siliguri to Sevoke is scenic and a treat to the eyes. The road cuts through thick forests and various tea plantations. After crossing Jaigaon, you cross into Phuntsholing, which is a different world from the buzz of Indian bazaars. In the evening, you can go explore the place on your own. Overnight in hotel at Phuntsholing.

    Overnight in hotel at Phuntsholing.

    You'll meet your team and road captain by noon and begin your ride to Phuntsholing. No breakfast or lunch is provided, so do pick something from a local jount. At night, you'll be served dinner at the hotel before you retire into your twin sharing room.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bagdogra

    Phuntsholing

    00:05 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Thimphu via Gedu and Chukha
    Day 3 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Sightseeing at Thimphu
    Day 4 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Punakha via Dochu La
    Day 5 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Paro via Chele La
    Day 6 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Trek to Tiger's Monastery
    Day 7 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Siliguri
    Day 8 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Depart from Siliguri
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  • Cancellation policy

    For any 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.

    Rules on 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 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 a general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    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 endpoint 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.
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    • Bhutan Buddhism Culture Nature Motorbike Road Trip Biking Royal Enfield Bullet The Great Next
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation for 7 nights in hotel on twin sharing basis

    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 8
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 7
    • Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike
    • Fuel for the trip
    • Helmet for both rider and pillion
    • Roadside assistance: back-up vehicle with spare parts
    • Services of an experienced road captain, mechanic, and support staff
    • Bhutan permit charges
    • Bhutan sim cards
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Upgrade to one rider per motorbike without a pillion for a total trip cost of INR 39350 per person

    • Bring your own motorbike at a total trip cost of INR 26750 per person
    • Book a seat in the SUV/support vehicle for a total trip cost of INR 26750 per person
    • Any kind of transport from your home city to Bagdogra
    • Lunch on all days
    • Any monument entry fees
    • Riding gears for the riders
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, tips, etc.
    • Additional costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as strikes, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Riding gear: armored jacket, riding pants, riding gloves, and elbow and shin guards
    • Sturdy boots with good grip
    • Quick dry apparel
    • Fleece jacket
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Demins
    • Shorts
    • Skirts/dresses
    • Restrictive clothes

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike with fuel
    • Helmet for both rider and pillion
    • Back-up vehicle with spare parts
    • Bhutan permit charges
    • Bhutan sim cards
    • First aid kit

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