Ride to Bhutan

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1 1 1 4,50,311
2 1 1 4,80,671
2 2 1 6,90,017

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1850 kms
Mar to May & Aug to Nov
Lowest- 34.52 F ; Highest- 62.6 F

The ride to Bhutan promises to take you through seasons of breathtaking views. Located on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas with steep and high mountains criss crossed by swift rivers. Whether it is the lofty peaks of Phuntsholing or the capital city of Thimpu with the confluence of cultures, the lush green cover of Paro or ride across the Ura valley and the highest pass – Thrumshingla. This 11 day tour will take you through the beautiful but fragile ecology of Bhutan and leave you wanting to preserve it as a memory forever. Ending the trip with a visit to Taj mahal. ( Optional )

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Tour Itinerary

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On arrival, EagleRider will pick you up and bring you to your designated hotel, where you’ll relax from the long flight, overcome jetlag and get prepared for the trip. Dinner and Breakfast are included in the package.

On this day, we pick you up for a cultural outing in and around Delhi, ending the day at a multi-Indian speciality cuisine zone called Kingdom of Dreams. The beer on this day is on us.

We take a flight to Bagdogra from Delhi, where the bikes are issued respectively. A census town in Darjeeling, Bagdogra is surrounded by tea gardens. The second largest city in the West Bengal, the sprawling tea gardens are plenty in number and account for majority of the economy of the entire state. Bagdogra is also a town of multiple religions that live together in harmony. There are several nearby towns and villages that give glimpses of the quaint life of this lush green town and sets a perfect backdrop for the tour briefing. A stay at a comfortable resort gives the perfect end to the day.

The border town of Bhutan, in the southern part of the country, is where we enter from. Post sorting border permits and visas you will tread on a journey through the lofty peaks of Phuntsholing. Due to its proximity to the Indian border, this town has a thriving economy due to the cross border trade. This is what makes it uniquely more urban than the rest of Bhutan. Despite the bustling economy it is distinctly quite and serene. A stop at one of the finest hotels in Phuntsholing after discovering the town marks the end of the day.

Located at a 7 hour drive away from Phuntsholing, Thimpu is the capital and the largest city of Bhutan. Located at an altitudinal range of 2,248 m and 2,648 m, Thimpu is also the third highest capital city in the world by altitude. Bhutan’s entire culture is condensed in this city and is well reflected in its literature, religion, customs, monastic practices and music & dance. Home to colorful and important festivals like Tsechu, Thimpu gives you a great insight into the colorful, yet peacefully serene culture of the country.

Located a mere two hour distance from the bustling Thimpu, is the quaint town of Paro. The town has monasteries of historical significance & architectural marvels. Paro Taktsang or the Tiger’s Nest is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist temple site located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley. Built in the year 1692, the sacred site was where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated in the 8th century. It is best known for its tiger lair caves where the saint is believed to have meditated and we will be trekking this beautiful distance as part of our stay in Paro.

Six hours is what it takes to reach our next destination, Punakha. Located at an elevation of 1,200 m , there are several places of interest that we will be visiting on this trip to Punakha. The Palace of Great Happiness or Pungthang Dechen Phodrang is one of the most iconic constructions of Bhutan. It is also the country’s most beautiful Dzong. The village houses have distinct style and are made of pounded mud with stone base. After discovering Punakha, we rest at a comfortable resort that will reflect Punakha in all its serenity.

7 hours of ride later we reach Bumthang district. In lieu of its sacred sites and ancient temples, it is the most historic dzongkhag. Bumthang consists of four mountain valleys namely Ura, Chumey, Tangand Choekor. The literal translation of Bumthang is “beautiful field”, which is evident from it’s scenic beauty. The district also has protected parks which are funded by many biological corridors. Landmark places like Mebar Tsho or the burning lake, Jakar Dzong, Tamzhing monastery and Jambay Lhakhang are worth a visit and make Bumthang every bit beautiful.

The journey from Bumthang to Mongar across the Ura valley is one of the most beautiful roads in the Himalayas, through the Thrumshing La pass. Gushing waterfalls, steep cliffs, blooming flowers and a dynamic geography make the journey a diverse experience. Mongar is located on the sides of hills that contour the contrasting towns situated in the western Bhutan region. It has many places of interest like Mongar Dzong, Yagang Lhakhang and the Drametse Lhakhang. There are also many excursions around Mongar like the one to Lhunse, which will help us explore the isolated districts of the Bhutan region.

A fairly new town with a handful of population, this distinct and quite town is five hour drive from Mongar. Quite characteristically, there is a famous art school in this region which gives an excellent backdrop for the creative minds to thrive. The school of traditional arts, also known as the Rigne school, teaches six forms of art forms that are also culturally distinctive of Bhutan. An overnight stay acts as a breather and a welcome relaxation point on the trip.

Samdrup Jongkhar is a seven hour ride from Trashiyangtse, it is in the south-eastern part of Bhutan & borders the Indian state of Assam. It is also one of the trading centers of Bhutan and has the famous Hanuman Mandir in NK Darranga, a temple run by Hanuman Mandir Charity which has both Bhutan and Indian people as members. Its a cultural potpourri and a bustling town attributing its economic significance to the country. This is the last leg of our ride to Bhutan, we move back to India from here.

Back in india after 7 hours of riding, from the diverse flora we move to the bustling fauna. Manas National Park, is a UNESCO natural heritage site, a project tiger reserve and elephant reserve. The ride to reach the park takes you through a varied mix of environs and post a lavish lunch, we embark on an evening safari to the park. The park is also famous for its population of wild buffaloes and houses many endangered endemic wildlife and is located at a beautiful geographic location-the foothills of the Himalayas.

The floodplains and the foothills of eastern Himalayas with lush green covers describes Duars. Duar means ‘door’ in Assam, which comes from the fact that it serves as a gateway (or exit) to Bhutan. Innumerable streams flow through the fertile plains from the mountains of Bhutan. The rivers are a sight for the sore eyes and the ride takes you through all of them. Duar serves as the perfect end to this picturesque trip to Bhutan from India and is a cultural amalgamation of the serenity of Bhutan and the fertile lands of Assam.

A ride back to Bagdogra and transfers to Delhi via a flight.

On this day we leave the hotel to see the 7th Wonder of the World,the Taj Mahal, by pre-appointed luxury transport, giving you rest from riding. This is a day trip, can be overnighter to see the ‘Taj by Night’, which will extend another day from your travel. Also you can choose to ride to and back from Agra, with prior notification. We all share one last evening together at dinner and end this beautiful trip. Sharing the trip stories and memorablia of what this particular journey was like. See you on your next trip with Eagle Rider for the ride of your life!

Transfer to airport for your onward journey.

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