Mystical Bhutan

Price from
US$ 4,950
Duration
15 Days / 14 Nights
Distance
736 km
Tour Code
BTN-BMB
Next departure
04-May-2019
Number of Cycling Days13
Average Distance Per Day: 57
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 1646
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2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance736 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireMountain Bike: US$ 275
Single SupplementUS$ 495

All About this Tour

Dragons, Dzongs, and the Himalayas – this tour through the otherworldly country of Bhutan offers adventurers the chance to experience a truly exotic culture in a spectacular natural environment. Visit medieval fortresses and monasteries, climb countless mountain passes, enjoy countless cruising descents, and camp in pristine nature. Uncover Bhutan's many surprises as you rise to the challenge of crossing this Himalayan country by bike.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Morning arrival to the Land of the Thunder Dragon and in the afternoon we'll visit Paro Museum and one of the major Dzongs (fortress temple).

Day 2

Short transfer to Thimphu and visit museums and the National Institute for Zorig Chusum. Then ride to Dodina past small villages and farmlands, returning to Thimphu.

Day 3

We start climbing to the pass at Dochula, which is known for its spiritual energy and 108 Chortens. After lunch, we descend down to Punakha.

Day 4

We take time to explore Punakha, visiting Punakha Dzong and Chhimi Lhakhang before riding onto Wangdue.

Day 5

A gentle climb on the road connecting eastern and western Bhutan all the way to Trongsa.

Day 6

Cycle up to Yontong La pass before we head down to Zungney. Later, we climb to Kiki La before descending down to Jakar, also called Bumthang.

Day 7

The morning is free for you to explore the city. In the afternoon, we visit dzongs and Goembas scattered around the valley.

Day 8

We ride up to the remote Tang Valley and stay at a private museum and guesthouse.

Day 9

We backtrack to the main road to Shirtung La at the top of the pass. We have an option to ride down a single track to Ura village or continue on a paved road.

Day 10

We make our way to Bhutan's highest pass, Thurmshing La, at the summit of 3,798 m. Later, we ride downhill to our campsite at Sengor.

Day 11

Our downhill continues to Kuru Chu River from 3,051 m to 579 m before we climb back up to 1,590 m to Mongar.

Day 12

Another day of ups and downs as we climb to Kori La before we descend down to Drangme Chu River. A a final climb up to Trashigang finishes off our roller coaster day.

Day 13

We ride up to Yongphu La at 2,544 m before we ride on to a campsite outside Wamrong.

Day 14

Our final pass comes in at a mere 2,388 m before we descend a total of 3,080 m all the way down to the border town of Samdrup Jongkhar.

Day 15

We cross the border into India and drive to Guwahati Airport.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Thimphu - Dodina Loop Ride 35km. +694m / -695m.
Day 2 - Thimphu - Dodina Loop Ride 35km. +694m / -695m.

Reviews

This company provides fantastic bike routes in amazing countries and attracts cool people. What an incredible adventure!

Erica Lynn HirschSeptember 2017

We had a fantastic trip cycling across Bhutan. Sonam, Prakash and Harka were great guides and knowledgeable bicycle mechanics.

Robert KieckheferOctober 2012

We had an absolutely fantastic time riding across Bhutan's stunning countryside. The equipment was first rate. Kinga, our guide and Karma, our driver, made every day a treat; this trip is a perfect blend of recreational and cultural adventures. Their hospitality and support were greatly appreciated.

Many thanks!

Peter and Melissa MorseSeptember 2009

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