Bhutan...Land of the Thunder Dragon Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.
The Bhutanese pride themselves on a sustainable approach to tourism in line with the philosophy of Gross National Happiness.
Bhutan holds many surprises. This is a country where the rice is red and where chillies aren't just a seasoning but the main ingredient. It's also a deeply Buddhist land, where monasteries are part of the mainstream, and where giant protective penises are painted beside the entrance to many houses. While it visibly maintains its Buddhist traditions, Bhutan is not a museum. You will find the Bhutanese well educated, fun loving and vibrant.
When you visit Bhutan, you will become one of the few who have experienced the natural charm of the first country where Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross National Product.
So why spend your money to come here? Firstly there is the amazing Himalayan landscape, where snowcapped peaks rise above shadowy gorges cloaked in primeval forests. Taking up prime positions in this picture-book landscape are the majestic fortress-like dzongs and monasteries. This unique architecture embodies Buddhist culture and sets the scene for spectacular tsechus (dance festivals)
Exciting Bike ride covers below places:
1. Simtokha Dzong :- the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627
2. Trashichhoedzong :- situated on the banks of Wang Chhu
3. Thimpu valley view point
4. Tashi-Chho Dzong :- Known as "fortress of the glorious religion", Tashichho Dzong, or popularly known as Thimphu Dzong, is an impressive structure that houses the Bhutanese
5. Bhuddha statue
6. Tango Monastery :- breathtaking and filled with interesting sights and sounds
7. Punakha Dzong :- The ancient capital of Bhutan. The Dzong is located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley
8. Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Stupa :- Khamsum Yulley Namgyal stands majestically on a strategic ridge above the Punakha valley. Built over a period of 9 years, Bhutanese craftsmen including carpenters, painters, and sculptors consulted holy scriptures rather than engineering manuals, to construct this 4-storey temple.
9. Beautiful Haa Valley:- The farmhouses of Ugyen and Chimi are located in the beautiful traditional village of Dumchoe in the heart of the Haa Valley
10. Kyichu Lhakhang :- (also known as Kyerchu Temple or Lho Kyerchu) is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lamgong Gewog of Paro
11. Chankhar Lhakhang (Optional) :- Changkhar Lhakhang is the site of the palace of the Indian King Sindhu Raja. Its simplicity makes it looks like an ordinary village house
12. Phobjikha valley
13. Drukgyel Dzong :- It was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan
14. Taktsang Monastery
We also have a tempo traveler along with us for people who are not interested in the bike ride.
Day 1: 10 Jun 2016
Meet at LTT station at 6.00 am Start by Train Gowahti Express by 8.00 am.
Day 2: 11 Jun 2016
Train journey
Day 3: 12 Jun 2016
Arrive NEW ALIPURDUAR- Move to Phuntsholing
Do all the immigration,
Visit Kharbandi Goemba,
Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang,
Drive to Thimphu
Night stay at Thimphu .
Day 4: 13 Jun 2016
Trashichhoedzong ,Thimpu valley view point , Zoo , Bhuddha statue (buddha point), Tango Monestary.
Simtokha Dzong,
over night at Thimphu
Day 5: 14 Jun 2016
Thimphu - Wangduephodrang - Punakha
Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lakhang (short hike),
Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Stupa (hike)
Over night at Punakha
Day 6: 15 Jun 2016
Bumthang via Trongsa (drive from punakha to
bumthang will take around 6-7 hrs) see trongsa dzong, chummy Yatra factory on the way to bumthang.
over Night at Bumthang
Day 7: 16 Jun2016
Before lunch we will visit ( Jambay
Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong,
Chankhar Lhakhang, Lhodrak Kharchhu Monastery)
After lunch drive to phobjikha. drive will take around 3.5 to four hours.
Phobjikha valley
over night at Phobjikha/ Gangtey
Day 8 17 Jun 2016
Drive from phobjikha to paro will take around 6 hrs,
Then after reaching to paro visit Rinpung Dzong,
Drukgyel dzong, kichu lhakhang.
over night paro.
Day 9:18 Jun 2016
Day excursion to Haa via Chele-la Pass. En-route visit the Kila Nunnery. Overnight Paro.
Day 19 Jun 2016
Morning Visit to Taktsang Monastery( hike will take around 5 to 6 hrs or at least 4 hrs.).
After lunch, drive to Phuntsholing and drop. ( drive from paro to phuntsholing may take around 5 hrs.
Night Train journey
Day 11/: 20 Jun 2016
Train Journey
Day 12/: 21 Jun 2016
Back to LTT
Total Bike ride: 1600 Kms Approx.
Cost Terms
The Expenses for the whole tour is at Actual. Which means the expense will be shared equally along with the members as well as the leaders and coordinators.
The approximate expense for the event will be INR 60750/- for bike riders OR
INR 63750/- for four wheel tourists.
Payment details:
• One needs to pay Rs 30,000 as advance at the time of booking.
For more details and Registration, Please feel free to contact us on:
Name Contact Number
Shilpa +91,9920360336
Rajendra +91,9769641488
1. 3AC train tickets two ways
2. Accommodation on Double sharing basis in Hotels/Sharing basis in tents
3. All Meals -Veg (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
4. Local Permissions wherever necessary
5. Utility vehicle for broken down Bikes and bike accessories
6. Transportation by Jeeps for four wheel tourists
7. Bike Transportation charges (Mumbai LTT– NQQ & NQQ – Mumbai LTT)
8. All Taxes
1. Any kind of personal expenses.
2. Food during the Transit (Train Journey).
3. Insurance.
4. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
5. Fuel charges
6. Any air fare charges in case you don’t want to avail our Train journey facility
7. Any road Toll charges for bikers
Note: Normally we expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, bikes should be prepared for loading luggage.
Things to carry:
PASSPORT is mandatory with other ID proof
•Bike Papers, Helmet, All necessary Bike
gears (light weight accessories like cables,
spark plugs, Wheel Tube etc) (Bike must be
above 200CC)
• 1 Hat / Cap
• 1 Woolen cap / Balaclava.
• Warm Scarf, Pair of Woolen Gloves
• Minimum 3 - Round neck T-shirts
• 1 Fleece Sweatshirt / Sweater
• 1 Windproof Jacket
• Leggings from a Track-suit, minimum 01pair,
• Pair of sturdy sports shoes with rubber sole
• Minimum 3 pair Cotton Socks and 2 pair of
Woolen Socks
• Thermal Inners, Lower & Upper, minimum 01
• Raincoat / Poncho 01 nos.
• Full Body Towel 01 nos.
• Torch with spare batteries, 01 set
• Sunscreen lotion, minimum 30 SPF,
• Personal Medicines as specified by doctor
(Bring Diamox, Dazamide mandatory )
• Extra Pair of shoe laces
• Sleeping Bag, Umbrella
• Camera, Cam charger, Mobile Charger
Please Note:
• Strictly carry less weight and line the inside of your bags with a big polythene sheet. In rainy conditions, your clothes won’t get wet.
• Registrations are done only by phone calls and will be confirmed only after the receipt of advance.
• First come first served basis registrations.
When to book:
It is advice to make your booking at least three months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organizing your trip at least five months in advance.
(Please contact us if you require a late booking subject to availability).
In the tour/expedition of cancellation of tour/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing.
Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -
Up to 90 Days::-
85% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 60 Day :-
50% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Less than 45 Days :-
No refund
Terms And Conditions
• It is up to the individual to arrange their own holiday / accident insurance & each adult would be asked to sign a liability waiver.
SPR/Giriratna Hikers hold the right to change the venue, or date, of the event.
• Event may be cancelled or postponed due to natural calamity, any system error.
• In case event place or venue is changed, SPR/Giriratna Hikers will notify same to participants by phone, web and Face book, no change in costing will be charged.
• In case of cancellation of event by SPR/Giriratna Hikers, money will be returned to those who have enrolled (without any cutting)
• All our treks are Eco-friendly treks. Kindly take care of nature. Smoking and Drinking alcohol during trek is strictly prohibited, in case anyone found during tour/trek that will be expelled from trek/tour without refund.
SPR/Giriratna Hikers is not liable in any way whatsoever for any injury or loss (including any indirect or consequential loss) of any kind to person or property suffered by any participant whether by reason of any act or omission, deliberate or negligent of SPR/Giriratna Hikers.
Acknowledgement of Risk
I acknowledge that I fully understand BHUTAN BIKE/TOUR 2016 that I am participating in. I am also fully aware that my participation in BHUTAN BIKE/TOUR 2016 involves certain amount of risks. The activities which we conduct are activities with risks ranging to serious injury or even death. By signing this form you acknowledge these hazards and your acceptance of the associated risks. Neither The Company nor any of its representatives will be responsible for any illness, injury or death sustained during camping, nor will they be liable for any uninsured loss of personal property
I understand that I will cooperate fully with the organizers and comply diligently with all safety instructions. I hereby irrevocably undertake that I shall not, to the fullest extent permitted by SPR/Giriratna Hikers responsible for any damage.
You should not be suffering from any bronchial diseases like asthma, hypertension, hemophilia or epilepsy to take part in the activities conducted and you agree to accept any risks and resultant consequences thereof. You also understand that the consumption of alcohol and/or psychotropic substances are not permitted on the camp and agree to be excluded from
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