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Day 1: Arrive in Bhutan
On arrival at Paro airport, you will received by your tour guide and drive to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 2: Paro to Thimphu
Morning sightseeing in Paro visits ruins of Drukgyel Dzong followed by visit to Ta Dzong (National Museum) and Rinpung Dzong. After lunch, start biking to Thimphu (54 km, approx. 4 hours) passing through the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers. The route follows the Valley of Thimphu River through an arid landscape.
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha (1800m, 70 km, 4/5 hours)
Morning sightseeing in Thimphu visits Memroial Chhorten, Trashichhodzong and Government Handicraft Emporium. After early lunch biking to Punakha ascending enroute at Dochula pass (3,050m) and later continue descent to Metshina. Punakha is about 12 km from this place at the altitude of 1,250 m.
Day 4: Punakha to Wangduephodrang (21 km, 1/2 hour).
Visit Punakha Dzong followed by visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chhorten. Then continue biking to Wangduephodrang. Visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and interesting local market in the evening.
Day 5: Wanguephodrang to Gangtey (68 km, 4/5 hours)
Morning commence biking to Gangtey gaining altitude of about 1,800 m. Afternoon excursion to Phobjikha valley which is a designated conservation area and famous for black-necked cranes.
Day 6: Gangtey to Trongsa (125 km, 6 hours)
Morning proceed to central Bhutanese town of Trongsa crossing 3,300 m high Pelela pass en route. From Pele la pass proceed to Chendbji Chhorten at altitude of 2,400 m (27 km, 1.1/2 hour), the stupa patterned on Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. Chendbji to Trongsa is about 41 km, approximate two hours of biking on almost flat land.
Day 7: Trongsa to Bumthang (68 km, approx.4.1/2 hours)
Visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong and then proceed to Bumthang crossing Yotongla pass (3,400 m) and then descend to Gyetsa valley (2,700 m). Later cross 2,900 m Kiki la pass while reaching to Jakar.
Day 8: Bumthang Exploration
Day for relaxation and sightseeing in one of the most beautiful valleys and also the religious heartland of the nation, visiting Tamshing Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong, Kurjey and Jambay Lhakhang.
Day 9: Bumthang to Ura
From Bumthang Ura camping site is about 60 km and time taken is approximate 4 hours. En route cross 3,300 m high Shertang la passes and then descends to Ura village situated at the altitude of 3,000 m. Later explore pleasant Ura village.
Day 10: Ura to Limithang (80 km, 6 hours)
Proceed to Limithang crossing 3,750 m high Thrumshingla pass, the highest point during this trip. From Thrunshingla it is all the way downhill (about 700 m) descent till the camp at Limithang.
Day 11: Limithang to Mongar (27 km, 1/2 hours)
It is one of the shortest trips on this itinerary with a total descent of about 1,400 m. Evening visit to Mongar Dzong and local market.
Day 12: Mongar to Gom Kora
Morning proceed to Gom Kora (80 km, approx. 5 hours). The Kori la pass en route is at 2,450 m. The road later descends rapidly till sheri Chhu river.
Day 13: Gom Kora to Trashi Yangtse (65 km, 5/6 hours).
Proceed to Trashi Yangtse 2 km ahead of Gom Kora, the road reaches to Doksum, a village where two valleys meet. This place is also known for its weaving. Later arrive at Trashi Yangtse Dzong, situated at altitude of 1,850 m heading further northwards in the gorge for about 4 km, the route leads to gigantic Chorten Kora, the stupa built in Nepalese style of architecture. Overnight tented accommodation.
Day 14: Trashi Yangtse to Trashigang (65 km, approx. 5 hours).
Bike to Trashigang Trashigang. The trail is gradual up and down till 55 km and later about 10 km upwards the Trashigang. Evening explore the town area, which is the biggest urban centre in Bhutan after Thimphu.
Day 15: Trashigang to Mongar (91 km, 3 hours)
After breakfast drive back to Mongar. Explore Mongar town, local market.
Day 16: Mongar to Bumthang (198 km, 7 hours)
Drive to Bumthang arrives there by lunch time. After lunch, visit to Yatha weaving centre and local market.
Day 17: Bumthang to Thimphu (268 km, 8 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu enroute visiting village houses and mingling with local people. Have Lunch break at Wangduephodrang which is known for its majestic Dzong and its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. After lunch, drive to Thimphu for overnight stay.
Day 18: Thimphu to Paro Airport (55 km, 1/2 hours)
Drive to Paro airport for flight to onward destination. Thanks for joining on Bhutan biking tour and hope you enjoy this tour a lot.
Note:The daily tarrif per night for both the high season and the low season is set by the government of Bhutan. In addition; there is a government surcharge per night for individual travelers and for groups of two. For group of three or more there is no government surcharge.
Tourist high season rate: March to May and Sep to Nov.
1 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
2 pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
3 pax group and above: USD 250 per night per person, no surcharge.
Tourist low season rate: December to February and June to August.
1 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
2 pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
3 pax group and above: USD 200 per night per person, no surcharge.