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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.

    Activity Details

    Road biking, off road biking

    Yes

    Yes

    446 feet

    7657 feet

    400 feet

    1170 kms

    146 kms

    Experienced road captain, a skilled mechanic with spare parts and a back-up vehicle.

    Royal Enfield

    Classic 350/500cc

    Experienced road captain, a skilled mechanic with spare parts and a back-up vehicle.

    Please ensure that vehicle is 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: 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.

    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 1 Milestone

    Bagdogra

    Darjeeling

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Darjeeling to Gangtok
    Day 3 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Gangtok to Phuentsholing
    Day 4 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Phuentsholing to Thimphu
    Day 5 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Thimphu City Tour
    Day 6 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Thimphu to Punakha
    Day 7 of the Bhutan bike trip: Ride from Punakha to Paro
    Day 8 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride and Trek to the Tiger's Nest Monastery
    Day 9 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Paro to Siliguri via Phuentsholing
    Day 10 of the Bhutan Motorbiking Trip: Departure from Siliguri
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  • 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.

    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 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.

    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.
    • Bhutan Motorbiking Trip Bullet Royal Enfield The Great Next
  • 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Gadgets
    • Hard luggage
    • Skirts/dresses
    • sari

    What not to Wear

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

    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.