Mountain biking in Bhutan

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Mountain biking in Bhutan
  • Duration: 6 Nights, 7 Days
  • Location: Paro-Thimphu-Phuntsholing

On road mountain biking

Our on-road itineraries offer the least taxing but adventurous biking experience. You will generally ride the wide tarmac roads passing through forests, sheer mountain slopes and open valleys. On longer journeys you will climb some of Bhutan’s famed mountain passes that in the old days served as trade routes. You will enjoy the serene ride amid exotic flora and fauna. However, the perfect Bhutan-style off-road biking is that of trail biking or what is more commonly called ‘hike on a bike’.
It involves riding a well-worn hiking trail with fairly steep climbs and sharp descents in the forested paths, over dirt roads and farm roads, and other unpaved tracks.
Often they are broad and often narrow, passing through ravines and streams, old tracks used by mule caravan sand new man-made trails.
Although these trails often run through several villages and are close to towns, they are still rated as difficult or very difficult, and we therefore recommend these tours to professional mountain bikers or those who have had some experience in mountain biking. Bhutan also presents a perfect opportunity for freewheel downhill mountain biking but can be rather extreme experience for many. Given the vertiginous descents through sheer slopes of narrow mountain trails, downhill riding could come with many inherent risks.
Therefore, we strictly recommend this category to professional downhill riders only. Generally, we advise our guests to be mindful of the risks that come with biking in unfamiliar mountainous trails. We recommend a highly professional gear, including protective equipment and body armor.

Day 01: Enter Bhutan via Alipurduar

- Visit Gelephu Buddha image and administration fortress
- Leisure walks around main town and weekend market
- Serve Bhutanese food for dinner
- Over night at Hotel

Day 02: Ride to Gelphu to Punakha(250Km, 10hours)

- After early breakfast, drive your scenic biking entering into the land of Thunder dragon
- Stop at Sarpang down town for tea and snacks and continue your drive to Punakha
- Stop for lunch in Tshering, it’s popularly known as organic farming district in the country
- Continue your biking through magnificent farm valley and houses.
- Stop at the waterfall, popular spot for royal fishing area
- Stop at 17th. Century fortress built by the Zhabdrung Rimpoche, who unified Bhutan
- Dinner at hotel

Day 03: Beautiful Punakha valley sightseeing

- Visit Pungthang Dewachenpai fotress built in 17th century, it’s one of the most beautiful Dzong in the country
- Bike to Khamsum chorten
- Hike to Khamsum chorten through rice field and farm houses
- Return to hotel for lunch
- Bike to Royal monastery above zangdopelri hotel
- Bike to Chimi lhakhang, popularly known as the temple of fertility.
- Hike about an hour
- Dinner at the hotel

Day 04: Ride Punakha to Thimpu via dochula pass 3050m(80Km, 3hours)

- Early breakfast bike to the capital city of Bhutan, more than 150,000 people live in a city
- Stop at Dochula Pass, if you’re lucky enough, you could see all the Himalaya ranges.
- You will be serve tea/coffee in the cafeteria
- visit Druk wangyel chorten, built to dedicate to our fourth king of Bhutan
- Descent to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan
- Visit Buddha Point, one of the biggest images in the country with amazing view of the city behind
- Leisure walks in town
- Dinner at the hotel

Day 05: Ride to Haa valley via Chelela pass 4000m (130Km, 4hours)

- Bike to Haa valley via Paro
- visit Paro dzong, lunch at Paro traditional downtown
- Continue the biking to Haa valley via highest motorable pass, if lucky we could see second highest mountain from the pass
- descent to Haa valley, it’s one of the remotest valley among west Bhutan and can grow only potatoes
- Visit wangchuk Lho dzong occupied by Indian military, it’s a headquarter of Indian military to protect the boundaries of Tibet and Bhutan
- Dinner at the hotel

Day 06: Ride to Phuentsoling via Javana village (250Km, 8hours)

- Early breakfast bike to Phuntsholing the Indo Bhutan boarder
- Stop at Dobji dzong, used to keep prisoners during the first and second king’s time
- After several accents and descents through the narrow roads reach to lunch stop
- Stop at Gedu college of Business studies
- Visit zangdopelri in Phuntsholing
- Leisure walk and dinner at the hotel

Day 07: Ride to Siliguri(350Km, 3.5hours)

-we would officially hand over to our Indian agent and see off from the boarder
Wish you a safe trip

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