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8 DAYS BIKING THE DRAGON KINGDOM OF BHUTAN

Paro, Haa Valley, Thimphu & Punakha

Highlights

  • Biking adventure across Eastern Himalaya panorama with support vehicle
  • Off-the-beaten into the lesser-known Haa Valley at Western Bhutan
  • Hike up the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery and visit the must-see Punakha Dzong
  • Carefully-handpicked boutique or luxury accommodations throughout

The undulating landscapes of Bhutan is a paradise for bikers looking for sweeping vista of the Eastern Himalayan mountain ranges, pristine rivers, rice farms, lush valleys of rhododendron and pine forests.

Forbidden to foreigners for centuries and hidden in isolation, traffic is relatively low here. Your two-wheeled journey is likely interrupted only by prayer flags, chortens and a shoulder rub with local Bhutanese.

This trip is designed to cover both the iconic sights alongside hidden gems, as we bring you outside the classic circuit into Haa Valley, a lesser-known hamlet near to the border with Tibet and India.

 

From

SGD 3,580 Per Person

8 Days 7 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Paro

Arrival in Paro
Paro
Lunch & Dinner included

Glorious snow-capped Himalaya on a clear day marked your descent into the hidden kingdom of Bhutan. Time-permitting, visit Ta Dzong national museum (9am-5pm) for an insightful exhibit of Thangka paintings, religious arts and relics, before putting our bikes together in preparation for your adventurous journey across the Dragon Kingdom.

Day 02 Paro

Paro
Paro
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Gear up for a one-hour biking to the Taksang Monastery trail. Perched on a jaw-dropping vertical cliff, the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery involves a scenic two-hour hike with picturesque views of pine forests, mosses and prayer flags. Thereafter, descend along dirt farm road to the hotel.

 

Day 03 Paro / Chele La / Haa Valley

Paro / Chele La / Haa Valley
Haa Valley
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Hop on your two-wheel across Paro Valley’s scattered farmlands and hamlets to the start of Chele La Pass climb (36km, 5h) to the prayer-flagged summit (3,822m), or opt to hitch a ride on the support vehicle. Glimpsing Jhomolhari and Jichudrake peaks on our way, enjoy snack lunch before bracing for a breath-taking 20km descent, including 10 hairpin turns.

Day 04 Haa Valley / Thimphu

Haa Valley / Thimphu
Thimphu
Lunch & Dinner included

Start with an easy 40km downhill along Haa river towards Bhutan’s main east-west highway at Chunzom (2,068m). Follow Thim Chu upstream through rice fields, coniferous forest and a narrow gorge which opens up into Namseling Valley. Finally, we arrive at the quaint Thimphu suburbs where you can watch locals donning their traditional dress going about their business in unhurried Bhutanese ways.

Day 05 Thimphu / Dochu La / Punakha

Thimphu / Dochu La / Punakha
Punakha
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

You can choose to either hitch a ride up, or bike 22km and gain 670m up to Dochu La (3,050m), blessed with views of rhododendron and magnolia forests on both sides. Marked with prayer flags and chortens with Eastern Himalaya panorama, enjoy refreshment at your support vehicle before an adrenaline-rushing 1,700m descent for 50km/2h through lush jungle into the cultivated valleys of Punakha.

Day 06 Punakha / Tashitang / Punakha

Punakha / Tashitang / Punakha
Punakha
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Take a full day leisure cycle to Tashitang Valley with its dense rhododendron forests, wild orchids and rich bird lives. Late afternoon, you will be driven to Punakha Dzong, hosting hundreds of saffron-clad monks and beautifully hugged by the confluence of two rivers.

Day 07 Punakha / Paro

Punakha / Paro
Paro
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

This morning, we drive back to Paro. If you would like, we can drive up to Dochu La summit and ride your bike down to Thimphu before driving back to Paro. Time-permitting, enjoy evening stroll at Paro street, dotted with charming Bhutanese shops and small lodges.

Day 08 Departure from Paro

Departure from Paro
Nil
Breakfast included

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro International Airport for your flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Dec-Feb, Jun-Aug) • High Season (Mar-May, Sep-Nov)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$3,980
High Season: S$4,580
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$3,580
High Season: S$3,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$800
High Season: S$800

Naksel Hotel in Paro • Soednam Zingkha Heritage Lodge in Haa Valley • Osel in Thimphu • Zhingkham Resort Punakha

Paro

Paro

Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa (Superior Room)

Comfortably fitted with modern furnishings with a dash of Bhutanese accent, Naksel sits on a forest retreat with views of the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Mount Jumolhari, Sangachoekhor Monastery and the Paro Valley.

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Thimphu

Thimphu

Osel (Deluxe Room)

One of the few boutique properties within the city vicinity with glorious views of the Eastern Himalaya, Buddha Dordenma and Tashicho Dzong.

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Punakha

Punakha

Zhingkham Resort Punakha (Deluxe Room)

: Beautifully situated on a hill, this boutique resort overlooks the Punakha Dzong, the river and its hilly surroundings.

Haa Valley

Haa Valley

Soednam Zingkha Heritage Lodge (Double Room)

Set at Hatey village, this authentic heritage farm house is presently the best available option in the area. It is fitted with comfortable bedding, heated rooms, earthen walls and customary paintings.

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Dec-Feb, Jun-Aug) • High Season (Mar-May, Sep-Nov)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$7,980
High Season: S$8,580
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$7,580
High Season: S$7,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$4,380
High Season: S$4,380

COMO Uma Paro • Soednam Zingkha Heritage Lodge in Haa Valley • Taj Tashi in Thimphu • COMO Uma Punakha

Paro

Paro

COMO Uma Paro (Valley View Room)

Incorporating Bhutanese craftmanship into its largely contemporary design, this hotel is beautifully straddled amongst tree-clad hill overlooking the town.

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Thimphu

Thimphu

Taj Tashi Bhutan (Deluxe Room Mountain View)

Blending dzong architecture with a dash of modern comfort, this hotel is beautifully set on the Thimphu valley overlooking the mountains and the township.

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Punakha

Punakha

COMO Uma Punakha (Valley View Room)

: An intimate retreat at the far western end of the Punakha Valley blessed with a view of the Mo Chu riverbend.

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Haa Valley

Haa Valley

Soednam Zingkha Heritage Lodge (Double Room)

Set at Hatey village, this authentic heritage farm house is presently the best available option in the area. It is fitted with comfortable bedding, heated rooms, earthen walls and customary paintings.

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Category 3

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Dec-Feb, Jun-Aug) • High Season (Mar-May, Sep-Nov)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$10,380
High Season: S$12,380
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$9,980
High Season: S$11,980
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$6,280
High Season: S$7,980

Six Senses Paro • Soednam Zingkha Heritage Lodge Haa Valley • Six Senses Thimphu • Six Senses Punakha

Paro

Paro

Six Senses Paro (Lodge Suite)

Incorporating neutral, relaxing tones with local touches, Six Senses Paro escapes the bustle of the town for a rewarding view of the Paro Valley.

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Thimphu

Thimphu

Six Senses Thimphu (Lodge Suite)

Flawlessly perched on a valley hillside south of the city centre, Six Senses Thimphu is a stunning retreat dubbed ‘Palace in the Sky’ with picturesque view of the Thimphu Valley and Buddha Dordenma.

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Punakha

Punakha

Six Senses Punakha (Lodge Suite)

Designed with the concept of a ‘Flying Farmhouse’, Six Senses Punakha blends into its rural rice field surrounds while comfortably furnished with modern amenities.

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Haa Valley

Haa Valley

Soednam Zingkha Heritage Lodge (Double Room)

Set at Hatey village, this authentic heritage farm house is presently the best available option in the area. It is fitted with comfortable bedding, heated rooms, earthen walls and customary paintings.

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Upgrade Cat 3 hotels to:

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Dec-Feb, Jun-Aug) • High Season (Mar-May, Sep-Nov)

Twin Share
Additional S$ 3,580
Single Share
Additional S$ 7,160

Amankora Paro • Amankora Thimphu • Amankora Punakha

Paro

Paro

Amankora Paro (Suite)

Hidden in an atmospheric pine, the Paro Lodge is a sanctuary cleverly incorporating its rustic landscape with luxury facilities.

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Thimphu

Thimphu

Amankora Thimphu (Suite)

Built to resemble a traditional dzong, the Thimphu Lodge is quietly rested at the capital’s Motithang suburb which is often referred to as ‘the meadow of pearls’.

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Punakha

Punakha

Amankora Punakha (Suite)

Beguilingly located over a suspension bridge of the Mo Chhu River, the Punakha Lodge offers scenic views of the famed Punakha rice terraces and an orange orchard.

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer
  • Bike rental from Day 1 to 7 with support vehicle
  • Throughout English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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