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Mountain biking in Bhutan.

The 8 days Mountain biking in Bhutan trip covers 5 districts in western Bhutan. This includes Paro, Haa, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdiphodrang including Gangtey and Phobjikha valley. The route passes through mountains, valleys and some beautiful passes adorned with prayers flags. Mountain biking is a relatively new phenomenon in Bhutan but it’s gaining momentum among locals as well as majority of visitors.

Highlights of Mountain biking in Bhutan:

  • Scenic landscapes.
  • Magnificent Dzongs (Forts), Ancient Monasteries and Temples.
  • Bhutanese villages and farm house.
  • Meet local people.
  • Art and Architecture.

Mountain biking in Bhutan (Itinerary):

  • Day 01. Arrive Paro – Thimphu (Altitude 2334 m, 54 km, 1 drive).
  • Day 02. Thimphu sightseeing (Ride around):
  • Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha (Altitude 1310 m, 76 km, 4 hours ride).
  • Day 04. Punakha – Gangtey (Altitude 3120 m, 3 hours ride).
  • Day 05. Gangtey – Thimphu (143 km, 6 hours ride).
  • Day 06. Thimphu – Paro ride (Altitude 2280 m, 54 km, 2 1/2 hours).
  • Day 07. Paro – Hike to the Tiger’s nest.
  • Day 08. Departure.

NOTE: This trip can be customized as per the requirements of the clients.

Trip cost for Mountain biking in Bhutan:

PEAK SEASON: March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.

  • 2 Pax: USD 1825 per person.
  • 3 Pax and Above: USD 1615 per person.

LEAN SEASON: Dec, Jan, Feb, June, July & Aug.

  • 2 Pax: USD 1510 per person.
  • 3 Pax and Above: USD 1300 per person.

Mountain biking in Bhutan (Detail Itinerary).

Day 1. Arrive Paro – Thimphu (54 km, 1 hour drive):

Your Guide will receive you at the Airport and drive to Thimphu.

On the way, view Tamchog Monastery built in the 15th century by Thang Thong Gyalpo.

In the Afternoon, ride to:

  • Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honor of the Late King His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
  • Tallest Statue of Buddha to Sangaygang viewpoint (following the biking trail).

In the evening, visit to:

  • Tashichho Dzong, the Royal Secretariat and the seat of national government.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 2.Thimphu Sightseeing (Ride around Thimphu):

In the Morning, ride to Cheri Monastery returning via Kabesa village.

In the Afternoon, witness Archery match at Changlimithang stadium and free to stroll in the town.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3. Thimphu – Punakha (Altitude 1310 m, 76 Km, 4 hour ride):

In the Morning, ride to Punakha. Today is the best part of your trip as the view is very scenic.

  • A short stop at Dochu la pass (3140 m) with its 108 stupas with amazing view of the Himalayas.
  • Chimi Lhakhang built in 1499 by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as “The Divine Madman”. This Temple is also known as “The Temple of Fertility”.

In the Afternoon, visit to:

  • Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Punakha is the winter residence of Je Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the First National Assembly here in 1952.
  • Ride to Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 4. Punakha – Gangtey (Altitude 3120 m, 66 km, 3 hrs):

In the Morning, ride to Gangtey.

  • A short stop on the way to view Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
  • Visit Gangtey Gompa founded in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley.

In the Afternoon, visit the Crane Information center.

In the evening, explore Phobjikha valley, the roosting ground of the Rare Black necked Cranes in winter.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 5. Gangtey – Thimphu (143 km – 6 hrs.):

In the Morning, ride to Thimphu. Lunch, will be served on the way.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 6.Thimphu – Paro Sightseeing (Altitude 2280 m):

In the Morning, ride to Chelila pass.

  • This pass separates Paro valley from Haa valley with the highest Motorable road in Bhutan at 3810 meters above sea level. You can see the beautiful view of the Higher Himalayas including Mt. Jumolhari.

In the afternoon, ride to Drugyal Dzong (18 km from Paro town).

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 7. Paro sightseeing (Tiger’s Nest):

In the Morning, hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang).

  • 2 hour walk till the monastery. The primary temple was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in the 1684 by the Penlop (Governor) of Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay.  Guru Padma Sambhava, the Tantric Mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favorite consort.

Overnight in Hotel.

Day 8. Departure:

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner & Evening Tea].
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra.
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  • Visa Fee.
  • English speaking Local guide.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Bottled water.

Tour Cost Excludes:

  • Drukair fares.
  • Insurance Premiums.
  • Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  • Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  • Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.