Bhutan's mountainous terrain offers a fascinating adventure for cycling enthusiasts. The route along Bhutan's West-East Highway (approx. 600 km) is an extremely scenic route with the challenge of surmounting a new pass of over 3000 meters every day. An exhilarating journey passing through a variety of landscapes, from the alpine heights of the West to the temperate regions of the East.
Day 1 Kathmandu - Paro. fly to Paro transfer hotel / orientation talk and film about Bhutan. followed by a visit to the local market.
Day 2 A full days sightseeing in Paro including Tadzong Rimpung Dzong, Drikgyal Dzong and other historical monuments / overnight hotel.
Day 3 Morning excursion to Taktsang Monastery which is an important pilgrimage for the Bhutanese. Taktsang means 'Tiger's Nest'. It clings to a sheer cliff 900 m. above the valley floor / lunch at Taktsang Jakhang / overnight hotel.
Day 4 Morning Drive to Thimpu, visit Simtokha Dzong, a strategic fort built in 1627 / the National Library and Tashichhidzong the seat of the Bhutanese King and Government, / overnight hotel.
Day 5 Thimpu-Punakha-Wangdi two and a half hours' drive to the ancient capital of Punakha. after visiting Punakha / drive to Wangdi / overnight Wangdi Guest House.
Day 6 Wangdi-Tongsa. After visiting Wangdiphodrang Dzong in the morning drive over the beautiful Pe Le La pass to Tongsa / overnight Guest House.
Day 7 Tongsa-Jakar Visit the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan, Tongsa Dzong with its major temples / drive via the Chimu valley for an intimate look of Bhutanese daily life / arrive Jakar / overnight Guest House.
Day 8 Jakar Excursion. A full day to explore the Bumthang Chhukhor valley, its Dzongs, temples and monuments / overnight Guest House.
Day 9 Jakar- Tongsa. Visit Chume Tragar Naktsang and Domkhar Tashchholing Palace before driving to Tongsa.p.m. sightseeing in Tongsa and Ta Dzong / overnight Guest House.
Day 10 Tongsa-Thimpu. Morning a very scenic drive to Thimpu / overnight hotel.
Day 11 Thimpu-Paro. A full day to enjoy the surreal atmosphere of Thimpu with a visit to view the famous mask dance and cultural performance of Royal Dance Troupe / visit the memorial Chorten, the local market and handicraft center / late afternoon drive to Paro / overnight hotel.
Day 12 Paro-Departure Morning transfer to airport for departure to Kathmandu / transfer hotel.
Day 13 Tour ends / transfer to airport for those leaving the country.
It is also possible to combine a tour with a trek. E-mail or fax us for detailed itineraries, costs or other pre-departure information.
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