Bhutan Heritage by Bicycle

Price from
US$ 2,450
Duration
7 Days / 6 Nights
Distance
189 km
Tour code
BTN-BUH
Next departure
19-Mar-2018
Number of Cycling Days 4
Average Distance Per Day: 47
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1239
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance 189 kilometres
Accommodation Included
Bike Hire Included
Single Supplement US$ 260

All About this Tour

Long isolated from the rest of the world, the Himalayan nation of Bhutan still maintains an aura of mystery. Bicycling in Bhutan rewards you with stunning views and pristine nature on good paved roads with little traffic. We start cycling from Thimpu after visiting Paro and head east to Punakha, stopping to visit dzongs (fortresses), monasteries, and temples, while absorbing the Buddhist culture.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Paro with an airport pick-up and visit the Paro Museum and one of the major Dzongs (fortresses).

Day 2

After a morning transfer to Thimphu, we ride in the afternoon to Dodina and visit two monasteries set back high amongst the mountains.

Day 3

Today will be a major hill challenge to the pass at Dochula, which is known for its spiritual energy and 108 Chortens that are atop the pass. After lunch, we descend down the pass through pristine forest.

Day 4

This is an enjoyable ride out and back, passing through lush forests famous for their rhododendron trees, and an area well known for its bird life and wild orchids.

Day 5

Explore Punakha valley, the Punakha Dzong, one of the most impressive Dzongs in Bhutan, and the temple of Chhimi Lhakhang.

Day 6

We leave Punakha early for a drive back to Paro and for a visit to the Tiger's Nest (Taktsang Monastery), a highlight of the tour.

Day 7

We transfer you to the airport for onward travel.

Additional journey information

Meets: Paro
Ends: Paro
Fly in to: Paro International Airport (PBH)
Fly out of: Paro International Airport (PBH)
Countries visited: Bhutan
Minimum age: 14 (on scheduled departures)

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