For the enjoyable 10 Days and 11 Nights Bhutan Biking Tour package, vacationer need to board flight from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Bangalore towards Paro. In Bhutan, Paro is the only city having international airport. Other ways of getting here is via roadways from Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong.
The adventurous Bhutan Biking Trip starts off from Paro City known for the popular tourist spot, Paro Dzong. In the year 1646, it was constructed and currently home of government offices and religious institutions. Another popular attraction is the Museum which is an amazing collection of arts, paintings, thankas, statues etc. The enjoyable voyage towards Thimpu, Wangduephodrang, Punaka makes the thrilling Bhutan Biking Tour an experience in itself!
Tour Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Places To Visit : Paro - Thimpu - Punakha
Day 1: Arrival at ParoParo in Bhutan is the only city which has an international airport. This International Airport in Bhutan is connected by regular flights from Indian airports of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Bangalore. Alternately, the tourists can also choose to arrive in this country via roadways from the cities of Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong in India. After arriving at Paro, the guests would be welcomed by a GHIJ representative who would arrange for your transfer to the hotel.
During a stay in the Paro city as the Bhutan Biking tour takes off, the tourists can visit the Paro Dzong. This set up was constructed way back in 1646 and houses government offices and religious institutions in the present day. You can also go to the National Museum that served as the watchtower for the Dzong earlier. This museum is known for its finest collection of arts, paintings, thankas, statues and antiques. The travelers can also go to one of the oldest temples of Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang. Just relax and spend the first evening here taking a slow walk through marketplaces. Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 2: Paro - Thimphu (56 kms)Gather around Paro and in the afternoon ride 56 km down to Thimpu, which will take an hour plus. Overnight stay at Thimpu.
Days 3: Thimphu - Wangduephodrang (87 kms)A drive of 87 kms to Wangduephodrang starting after breakfast. A stop for tea at Dochu La. After lunch, we drive down to Punakha, where we can visit the Punaka Dzong, built by Shabdrung in 1637. On the way back to Punaka, we make a stopover at Metshina village, where you can have a relaxing stroll through the rice fields to Chimi Lakhang, a fertility temple. Overnight stay at Wangduephodrang.
Days 4: Wangduephodrang - Punakha (40 kms)In the early morning, a drive of 40 kms to Punakha through Dochula Pass would simply be awesome. In case you happen to ferry here on a clear day, you would be amazed to view the Himalayan Mountain ranges which look spectacular and you can even see the Gasa Dzong as a white dot in the horizon. Don't forget to go the beautiful 108 chortens that were built on the hill.
Days 5: Punakha ValleyVisit the Punakha Town on day 5 of your trip. The Punakha Dzong is situated on the junction of the two rivers the Phochu and Mochu and is one of the most spectacular Dzongs in the country.
Visit the Punakha Dzong and later drive to Wangduephodrang, which is the last town on the highway before entering into central Bhutan. Situated on a fold overlooking a river junction, the daunting Wangduephodrang Dzong is the town’s most visible feature.
Day 6: Optional 2000m climb to Wangduephrodrang
The travelers can go for trekking at Wangduephodrang on the 6th day of their tour to kingdom of Bhutan. Overnight stay at a hotel in the town.
Day 7: Punakha
Don't miss to see the black cranes at the river junction located just adjacent to the town. The chirping birds and the untouched water of the river will make your trip truly memorable. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 8: Punakha
A challenging climb to the royal villages of Talo near the town is something that would be just it for the adventure lovers. With natural landscapes surrounding the trek, you are definitely going to take back a lot of vivid memories of this place.
Day 9: Punakha - Thimphu (73 kms)
On the 9th day of your itinerary, you return to Thimpu via Dochu La on a hired vehicle or a bus, a 73 km journey . Stay at a hotel in Thimpu overnight.
Day 10: Thimphu - Takstang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)
On the second last day of your trip, nothing can be better than revisiting culture at the Takstang Monastery in the cliff side of upper Paro valley. Also known as the Tiger's Nest, Takstang Monastery is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist temple.
Day 11: Thimphu - Paro - Delhi
As your Bhutan biking tour comes to end, drive up to Paro and then board a flight back to Delhi with the help of our GHIJ representative.