Bhutan self drive 4 x 4 Experience
Bhutan, the secret Shangri la or the Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon is the best-kept secret in the travel industry. Due to its relative isolation, the country is not known to the outside world and until 1960, western visitors rarely visited the country. Today still, few people know of the beauty of Bhutan.
The few who do visit this magical place find an ancient Buddhist culture thriving in a landscape of incredible natural beauty.
The mountains are magnificent, the countryside green, the pure air and unpolluted and the architecture striking. Our self driving tour will show you an intimate insight into Bhutan's Buddhist culture and way of life complimented by the annual religious festival which is very colourful.
The mountainous road are well maintained throughout Bhutan, reaches heights of 3000m and offers the most romantic sights of the Himalayan ranges, the rides are through various types of vegetation ranging from sub tropical to alpine vegetation, in the valleys passing through many villages of terraced rice fields and fairy tale rivers.
The Coronation Dragon loop is dedicated to His majesty the 5th King of Bhutan who was assumed the Golden throne in Nov 2008. The drive will take you to interesting cultural sights of Western and central Bhutan, to the secluded places of Zhemgang and southern districts of Sarpang and Tsirang. This is a new Itinerary and not many people have traveled on this route and not so self driving. Come and enjoy this trip for an impression of a life time.
Day1. Arrive Paro by Druk air.
Day2. Paro local drive/acclimatization/sightseeing. (70-80km).
Day4. Paro-Haa-Thimphu. (150km).
Day5. Thimphu local sightseeing. (appx. 60 km).
Day6. Thimphu to Punakha. (79km).
Day7. Punakha to Trongsa. (142km) to Bumthang (68km).
Day8. Bumthang Local drives and sightseeing. (40-50km).
Day9 .Bumthang to Zhemgang. (180km).
Day10. Zhemgang to Tsirang. (216km).
Day11. Tsirang to Thimphu to Paro. (238km).
Please contact us for details of the Itinerary and further details of this tour.