Biking with Cultural Tour
Destination Bhutan
Activity Tours in Nepal
Grade
Region Bhutan
Max Altitude 3360
Final Destination Bhutan
Starts From Kathmandu
Ends At Kathmandu
Accomodation Hotel
No. of Days 16
Preferred Season Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec |
Activities Per Day Sight Seeing

Butan is termed to be the Land of Thunder Dragon: a truly exotic, remote and wild Shangri-La. Bhutan is a mythical Buddhist kingdom in the in the eastern Himalayas between India and China. Bhutan is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. We invite you to enjoy a wide range of our programs on Bhutan tour and treks.Spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and unique ancient Buddhist monasteries have made Bhutan an exemplar tourist destination, it is bestowed with rich bio-diversity harboring around 300 medicinal herbs and 165 endangered species.Each part of Bhutan has its own, historical, geographical, cultural, traditional and religious significance flora and fauna and unique ancient Buddhist monasteries have made Bhutan an exemplar tourist destination, it is bestowed with rich bio-diversity harboring around 300 medicinal herbs and 165 endangered species. Each part of Bhutan has its own, historical, geographical, cultural, traditional and religious significance which attracts the people from different parts of the world to visit this unique country.

Before early 1960s, foot or horseback used to be the only means of travel used as a means to travel but presently we can find many changes now. Cycling has become of the most popular mean to travel in Bhutan. There was once a time when the royal family were keen cyclists around the hills of Thimphu.

Hence keeping the advantages of cycling in this present day world, this tour package has been prepared so that you can enjoy the riding safe in the knowledge you can always get a lift if you fancy a rest. This route will take you to some of the beautiful places of Bhutan from Paro all the way across to the remote region of Bumthang where you can find towns unique charm & warmth.On the way you will see the high peaks of the eastern Himalaya, enjoy hours of freewheeling downhill along with the exotic views of atmospheric Monasteries.This route will combine excellent cycling with the culture, people & beautiful places of the {Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon} of Bhutan.

Highlights

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 3 Fly to Paro from Kathmandu
  • Day 4 THIMPHU- PUNAKHA -WANGDI
  • Day 5 PUNAKHA
  • Day 6 PUNAKHA - TRONGSA
  • Day 7 TRONGSA-BUMTHANG JAKAR
  • Day 8 BUMTHANG-JAKAR SIGHTSEEING
  • Day 9 GANGTEY-PHOBJIKHA SIGHTSEEING
  • Day 10 GANGTEY-PHOBJIKHA SIGHTSEEING
  • Day 11 PHOBJIKHA-THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
  • Day 12 THIMPHU-TANGGO MONASTERY
  • Day 13 THIMPHU-PARO SIGHTSEEING
  • Day 14 PARO-TAKTSANG MONASTREY HIKE
  • Day 15 Depart to Kathmandu
  • Day 16 Depart from Kathmandu
  • Day 1(Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel)
    Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Red Carpet Tours and Travels representative and transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest or hang around in the city depending on your interest and time constraint. In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion, introducing with your Tour guide. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions related to the tour program. Overnight at hotel
  • Day 2(Kathmandu Sightseeing)
    Today after breakfast, we start a guided sightseeing to historical and spiritual sites in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites that include the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.
  • Day 3(Fly to Paro from Kathmandu)
    On your arrival at airport in Paro you will be received by Guide. And then visit National Museum (known as Ta Dzong since it has been turned into National Museum, was thewatch tower of Paro Dzong in 17thcentury) Paro. Dzong (also known as Rinpung dzong is the venue for the annual Paro Tsechu festival held every spring). Lunch in Paro town and then transfer to Thimphu,the capital city of Bhutan. On reaching Thimphu check in hotel. Towards the evening visit Tashichodzong (the fortress of the glorious religion houses the throne room of His Majesty the King, the main secretariat building and the central monk body). Over Night at THIMPHU.
  • Day 4(THIMPHU- PUNAKHA -WANGDI)
    Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Wangdi via Dochula pass at 3150m, one can have a magnificent view ofEastern Himalayas on the clear weather from the pass. Lunch at Dochula cafeteria. Further down hill drive from the pass will take you to the warm and humid valley of Punakha. On the way Hike to Chhimi Lhakhang (the monastery of fertility).And then visit Punakha dzong (majestically located at the junction of the two rivers Pho chu and Mo chu, meaning male and female river, it was built in 1637AD, and was the capital of Bhutan since 1955 AD), After visit transfer to Wangdi. Over Night at PUNAKHA.
  • Day 5(PUNAKHA)
    Breakfast at hotel, take pack lunch) Drive till hiking point to Khamsum Yulley Namgay chorten Visit Khamsum Yulley Namgay Chorten its 11km from hotel to hiking point and its 1hr.30mins drive). Visit Punakha Dzong Punakha (1,350m) (4,430ft) Over Night at PUNAKHA.
  • Day 6(PUNAKHA - TRONGSA )
    Breakfast in hotel drive to visit Wangdue Dzong (built in 1638 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel) and then long drive to Trongsa, crossing Pelela pass at 3360m. Photograph break at the pass, further 1hr 30min drive from the pass will take to the village of Chendebji where the lunch will be served in Tabdey restaurant near Chenbdji stupa (the Nepal style eye stupa). Further drive from the lunch spot will reach to the town of Trongsa (the town in central Bhutan). Sightseeing of Trongsa dzong (the fortress in central Bhutan from where the Wang chuck dynasty came to power in 1907). And then reaching hotel check in, Over Night at TORNGSA.
  • Day 7(TRONGSA-BUMTHANG JAKAR)
    After breakfast, you will be taken from TRONGSA to BUMTHANG JAKAR (this fortress was initially built as the temple in 1549 AD, it is now the administrative centre for Bumthang district), You will have sightseeing works. Over Night at BMUTHANG.
  • Day 8(BUMTHANG-JAKAR SIGHTSEEING)
    Breakfast in hotel and whole day sightseeing of Bumthang valley includes, visit to Jakar dzong (this fortress was initially built as the temple in 1549 AD, it is now the administrative centre for Bumthang district), Jampa lhakhang (one of the oldest temple in Bhutan, which date backs to 7th century before the arrival of Buddhism in the country). Chakar lhakhang (means the iron castle was the palace of the King from India who built Nine storied iron castle in the 8th century), Kurjey lhakhang (the temple dedicated to the great Buddhist master Guru Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism in 8th century) Over Night at BUMTHANG.
  • Day 9(GANGTEY-PHOBJIKHA SIGHTSEEING)
    Breakfast in hotel and then visit Black Necked carne) Black Necked Crane Information Center) and hike to Gangtey Gompa On reaching visit Gangtey Gompa, and then biking in Phobjikha valley (the wintering home for the black necked crane). And visit Norsang Carpet Factory (Established in 1992 by a local woman, it has a small hall housing eight weaving). Over Night at PHOBJIKHA.
  • Day 10(GANGTEY-PHOBJIKHA SIGHTSEEING)
    Breakfast in hotel and then visit Black Necked carne) Black Necked Crane Information Center) and hike to Gangtey Gompa On reaching visit Gangtey Gompa, and then biking in Phobjikha valley (the wintering home for the black necked crane). And visit Norsang Carpet Factory (Established in 1992 by a local woman, it has a small hall housing eight weaving). Over Night at PHOBJIKHA.
  • Day 11(PHOBJIKHA-THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING)
    Breakfast in hotel and then dive to Thimphu, visit Memorial Chorten (the stupa was built in 1974 in memory of the late his majesty the king Jig me Dorji Wang chuck),Changangkha Lhakhang, (the drukpa kagyu monastery on the hill top of Thimphu town). And then round Hike to Wangdi Tse Temple (built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1567) is about 1hours from the car point on the way Visit Takin Preserve at Motithang. Lunch in Town.Over Night at THIMPHU.
  • Day 12(THIMPHU-TANGGO MONASTERY)
    Breakfast in hotel and dive to tango to hike, visit Tango (The word Tango literally means horse head and is derived from the deity Tandin (Hayagriva) that features the head of a horse. The present day monastery was built in 1689 by Gyalsay Tenzin Rabgyal. Following the trail, the walk uphill takes about 40 minutes to reach the monastery.). Cheri (it was established in 1620, by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the founder of the Bhutanese state. The monastery, which is now a major teaching and retreat center of the Southern Drukpa Kagyu order. Following the trail, the walk uphill takes about 30 minutes to reach the monastery.). And drive back to town and lunch in town. After lunch visit Centenary Farmers Market (Most of the Thimphu’s population and many valley dwellers converge on the bustling weekend market, held by the side of Wangchu River. A wide range of foodstuffs and local arts and crafts are sold at the market, which runs from Friday afternoon till Sunday evening. A visit to the market provides great photo opportunities, as well as the chance to mingle with local people and perhaps buy souvenirs. And then Visit Handicrafts Shops( A wide assortment of colorful, hand woven textiles and other craft products is available for purchase at the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and many smaller handicrafts shops around the town.) Over Night at THIMPHU.
  • Day 13(THIMPHU-PARO SIGHTSEEING)
    Early Breakfast in hotel and transfer to Paro Visit Nishioka Chorten,(the sputa built in memory of late Dasho Nishioka, a Japanese citizen who had served in the service of agriculture for 28 years in Bhutan),on the way stop at the Bondey village for the view of Paddy field (TANADA).And Lunch in town.After lunch visitDumtse lhakhang (The unusual and circular Lhakhang, reminiscent of the Shana, or the black hat worn by the Bhutanese Black Hat dancers was, built by the great Builder of iron chain bridges, Drupthob Thangthong Gyalpo. Over Night at PARO.
  • Day 14(PARO-TAKTSANG MONASTREY HIKE)
    Breakfast in hotel and drive till the hiking point to Taktshang monastery (the monastery perched on the side of a cliff at a height of 900 meters above the Paro valley), round trip hike to Taktshang monastery which is about 3-4 hours from the car point. Lunch at the cafeteria (view point).After lunch sightseeing of Drugyel dzong (the fortress in ruins built in commemoration over Tibetan invasion in 17thcentury).Towards evening stroll in and around the town for last shopping in Bhutan. Dumtse lhakhang (The unusual and circular lhakhang, reminiscent of the Shana, or the black hat worn by the Bhutanese Black Hat dancers was, built by the great Builder of iron chain bridges,Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo) Over Night at PARO.
  • Day 15(Depart to Kathmandu)
    Breakfast in hotel and then drive to the airport for the flight to Kathmandu. See off by the guide and the driver.
  • Day 16(Depart from Kathmandu)
    You will be transferred to airport for your onward destination. NOTE: We will customize the itinerary as per the requirement of the customer other than the above. For Trip Cost,please contact us.

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