Explore Bhutan : Satiate Your Wanderlust

Explore Bhutan : Satiate Your Wanderlust

Pickup Point

Siliguri | 12:00 PM

Trek Level

Medium

About


  • Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs), and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
  • The Young King Jigme Singye Wangchuck soon after his coronation ceremony set out to establish an indicator of a nation's happiness by ideating an index termed ''Gross National Happiness". He firmly held the belief that a nation's contentment cannot be solely dependent on economic gains. Ergo, the four pillars defining GNP are: to increase economic growth and development, preserve and promote the cultural heritage, encourage sustainable use of the environment, and establish good governance. 
  • Bhutan's weather varies from terrain to terrain. In North bordering Tibet, the country is perennially covered with snow while the West, East, and Central regions of Bhutan mostly experience European-like weather.
  • Join us in our Adventure Biking Expedition to Bhutan!

What you will do


Day 1: Arrival at Siliguri | Bike Ride to Phuntsholing

  • Arrive at Siliguri by 12pm, meet your fellow travelers, collect your bikes and start your ride to Phuntsholing.
  • The journey will take you through the winding roads and dense forest lands of West Bengal.
  • Reach Phuntsholing by the evening.
  • Check into the hotel, explore the beautiful border town.
  • Dinner and sleep overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Depart for Thimphu

  • Wake up early and post breakfast depart for Thimphu a journey of 7 hours.
  • Post breakfast we will head towards the Immigration office for permits.
  • After permits and the immigration process, we will leave for Thimphu.
  • Embark on a beautiful journey through the beautiful landscapes of this thunder Daragon Land.
  • Reach Thimphu by evening & check in to the hotel.
  • Dinner & Sleep Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Thimpu Local Sightseeing

  • Wake up and post breakfast head for Thimphu local sightseeing.
  • Thimphu offers you a lot of shopping options, rich in textile and historical museums.
  • Thimphu has the world’s largest Buddha statue, Buddha Dordenma.
  • Enjoy the New Year Festivities.
  • Reach back hotel by night.
  • Dinner and sleep overnight.

Day 4: Depart for Punakha | Transfer to Paro

  • Start your day with a beautiful sunrise in the valley.
  • Post breakfast depart for Punakha. A long and simple ride from Thimphu to Punakha takes you through DochuLa Pass.
  • DochuLa Pass is the second highest pass in Bhutan.
  • Punakha Exploration – Suspension Bridge, Punakha Dzong.
  • Depart for Paro.
  • Reach Paro, check in to the hotel, have dinner and sleep overnight.

Day 5: Depart for Taktsang Monastery | Trek to the Monastery

  • Wake up early and have your breakfast.
  • Depart for Taktsang Monastery.
  • Ride through the beautiful countryside and golden paddy fields and see breathtaking pine trees and cottages.
  • Now start your trek for the monastery.
  • Reach Monastery, experience the serenity of this magical place. In the evening enjoy your time in the euphoric and serene environment of Paro valley and sleep through the night.

Day 6: Bid Adieu to Thunder Dragon | Ride Back to Siliguri

  • Wake up early and post breakfast depart back and bid adieu to this wondrous land of Thunder Dragon.
  • Ride back to Siliguri in India, by night.
  • Dinner & overnight sleep at the hotel at Siliguri.

Day 7: Fly Back Home

  • Wake up & post breakfast check out of the hotel & catch your flight back home.

NOTE: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants, etc. May cause itinerary change. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort, and general wellbeing.

Short itinerary


Day 1: Arrival at Siliguri | Bike Ride to Phuntsholing

Day 2: Depart for Thimphu

Day 3: Thimpu Local Sightseeing

Day 4: Depart for Punakha | Transfer to Paro

Day 5: Depart for Taktsang Monastery | Trek to the Monastery

Day 6: Bid Adieu to Thunder Dragon | Ride Back to Siliguri

Day 7: Fly Back Home




Free Amenities


Wifi

Luggage storage

Breakfast Included

Hot Shower

Housekeeping

Common Area

Parking

Inclusions


  • Entire travel from Siliguri to Siliguri by shared cab (for shared cab option)
  • Bike rent for 6 days (for biking option)
  • Fuel for the bike(as per the itinerary only)
  • Entry Permit for Bhutan for 6 days including all Inner Line Permits
  • Stay for 6 nights – 1 night in a hotel at Phuntsholing, 2 nights in a hotel at Paro, 2 nights in a hotel at Thimphu & 1 night in a hotel at Siliguri on triple sharing basis (NOTE: The cost of double sharing is INR 1000/- per head extra)
  • A total of 12 meals – 1 meal Day 1 (Dinner) + 2 meals Day 2 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 3 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 4 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 5 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 6 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 1 meal Day 7 (Breakfast)
  • Mechanical Backup & Riding Gears (Helmet, Knee Guards, Elbow Guards, Gloves)
  • Driver Night Charges, Toll Tax, Parking Charges, etc.
  • Team Captain throughout the trip
  • Guided Trek to Taktsang Monastery
  • First Aid Kit

Exclusions


  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Any kind of food or beverage that is not included in the package like alcoholic drinks, mineral water, meals/refreshments/lunches on the highway.
  • Any personal expenses like a tip to the drivers, entry to monuments/monasteries, camera/video camera charges, camel safari, river rafting, laundry, telephone bills, tips, etc
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc. (to be borne directly by the customer on the spot)
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Note: INR 10,000/- needs to be submitted as security for the bike before the start of the trip. Any damage to the bike, except engine damage, has to be borne directly by the client.

Things to keep in mind


Must Carry:

  • Authentic Government ID Card – Only Passport or Voter Id
  • Comfortable warm clothing like woolen socks, cap, fleece jackets or warmers, down jacket, toiletries.
  • Sunscreen & lip balm, Good U/V protection sunglasses
  • Personal Medicines (if any)
  • Power Banks

Gear and Extra:

  • A rucksack bag and a day pack.
  • 3-litre water bladder or water bottle

Clothes:

  • A sun cap and a woollen cap
  • UV protected sunglasses
  • At least 1 pair of inner thermals
  • One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
  • 1 flees jacket
  • 1 heavy Thick jacket/down jacket
  • 1 pair of gloves
  • At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favourable)
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 2 pair of socks
  • A small towel
  • A rain jacket or a poncho

Footwear:

  • Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
  • Flip flops/sandals

Medications:

  • One strip of Diamox
  • Glucose powder
  • Medicines for headaches, Diarrhea, motion and altitude sickness
  • Dettol
  • Bandages
  • Cotton
  • Sprain relief spray
  • Crepe bandage
  • Any personal medication advised by the doctor

Personal & accessories:

  • Toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Paper soap, or Sanitiser
  • Sunscreen minimum of SPF40 , lip balm, cold creams
  • Body spray
  • Led torch light

Important COVID-19 Guidelines


  • Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, everyone will be tested for body temperature daily.
  • Please maintains sufficient distance while using the common area
  • Always sanitize your hands before using any common area amenities
  • Regular sanitization of the property will be done at regular intervals to ensure safety and hygiene. 
  • Keep wearing your mask while traveling nearby.

Cancellation Policy


100% refund if canceled 15 days before the departure date.

organised by  WanderOn

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COVID-19 safety measures

Regular temperature checks

Mandatory mask

Regular room sanitisation

Safety amenities available

Sanitised vehicles