MOTORCYCLE TOUR OF WESTERN BHUTAN 7N/8D
Day1. Arrive Paro from Bangkok. o/n Paro.
Day2. Paro to Haa. o/n Haa.
Day3. Haa to Thimphu. o/n Thimphu.
Day4. Thimphu to Punakha. o/n Punakha.
Day5. Punakha to Gangtey. o/n Dewachen Resort.
Day6. Gangtey to Thimphu. o/n Thimphu.
Day7. Thimphu to Paro. o/n Paro.
Day1. Arrive Paro from Bangkok. Met and received at the airport by your crew.
Paro altitude: 2300m/7544ft.
Arrival from BANGKOK. This is a breathtaking mountain flight weather permitting as you can see all great Himalayan peaks including Everest. Upon arrival our staff will be there to receive you at the airport. Be at leisure to explore the town and inspect your machines can do some acclimatization ride on your machines.
o/n Paro Olathang Hotel/similar.
Day2. Ride from Paro to Haa valley. 69km, appx 4hrs ride.
Haa alt. 2670m/8758ft.
Haa Dzongkhag is a picturesque remote valley characterized by rugged and mountainous terrain, It is one of the remote districts in Bhutan and has border with Tibet. This is also a good day to get used to the traffic conditions; the road is very scenic and very less traffic. You might see about 10 vehicles on this entire day short of 69km reaching the capital. You reach heights of 4000m at the Chelila pass with great views of the Himalayan range. On reaching Haa valley ride further north to explore the mountain roads and villages of Hatoe. You will be on the saddle for about 6-7hrs sightseeing and riding the well maintained mountain roads.
o/n Haa Lechuna heritage lodge/similar.
Day3. Haa to Thimphu. 130km. appx. 5hrs.
Thimphu alt. 2300m/7544ft.
Ride from Haa to Thimphu crossing many villages and small settlements like Dawakha. Till the confluence its about 79km, and from there its about 35km to the capital city Thimphu with about 100,000 inhabitants.
Visit the Folk heritage Museum, the school of handicrafts where students are taught the 13 arts and crafts like statue making, carving, thanka or scroll painting etc. Ride to the extreme north of Thimphu towards Tango and Cherry Monastery, the route is very scenic with many apple orchards and villages and at the backdrop mountains shield the place like a great wall.
o/n Geylsa Boutique or similar.
DAY4. THIMPHU –PUNAKHA 77km 3hrs15min
Punakha alt. 1310m/4297ft.
From Thimphu you have about 1 hr of uphill ride towards Dochula pass at 3140m/10,299ft. Weather permitting once you reach Dochula pass there are great views of the Bhutan Himalayas and also there are 108 beautiful stupas marked by a large array of prayer flags. This place is a photographers delight. Visit Chimey Lhakhang- the Temple of the ‘Devine Mad Man’ just before reaching your Hotel. You need to walk about 15minutes from the road. Lama Drukpa Kuenley is a deeply loved saint, he built this monastery in 1499 and it is also the temple of fertility. All the phallus painting and flying phallus on the farmhouses in Bhutan are associated to this great saint.
o/n Zhingkham Resort/similar.
DAY5. PUNAKHA-WANGDUE- GANGTEY 83km 3.5hrs.
Gangtey alt: 2900m/9512ft.
Visit the Punakha Dzong which is one of the most beautiful Dzongs in the country. For the more adventurous cross the suspension bridge and ride towards Wangdue through a little dirt road. Explore a little of the Shengana village. Visit the Wangdue town and head towards the Phobjikha Valley, the valley of the black neck cranes. Depending on the time you will encounter yaks at the small pass at near 3000m. Gangtey is also home to the Gangtey Monastery and village. Explore the Phobjikha valley.
o/n Phobjikha valley. Dewachen Hotel or similar.
DAY6. GANGTEY TO THIMPHU. 133km appx 5hrs.
Ride back to Thimphu from Gangtey via Wangdue district. Complete sightseeing enroute. Before reaching Thimphu visit the Semtokha Dzong which is one of the oldest Dzongs in the country built in 1625. Upon arrival in Thimphu feel free to explore the numerious cafes and curio shops.
o/n Gyelsa boutique or similar.
DAY7. THIMPHU TO PARO 65KM APPX 2HRS.
This is your last day in Bhutan, visit Tachog monastery enroute to Paro. An adventurous ride can be taken to the villages of Chapcha.
o/n Olathang Hotel/similar.
After breakfast airport transfer for your onward flight home.
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