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Bhutan: The Thunder Dragon | MOTORCYCLE & OVERLAND

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Gross national happiness experienced

This trans-Bhutan motorcycle tour starts and ends in the Brahmaputra Valley of Assam. This route takes you across the Kingdom of Bhutan for the west to its east.

Riding out of the Brahmaputra plains we enter Bhutan through its main western gateway at Phuentsholing. Riding from its westernmost valleys to its far east, every day is a revelation. On this odyssey of the happy kingdom, we explore its Dzongs, Monasteries, sub alpine villages, national parks and more. From the beginning to the finish, a plethora of terrain to be negotiated, warm and gentle people to be met and scrumptious cuisines to be indulged in. This motorcycle tour of Bhutan is much more than just about riding.

ROUTE TOPOLOGY

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OVERVIEW
> Level: Moderate to Strenuous
> Total Days: 10 to 14
> Riding Distance: Upto 1400 Km
> Terrain: 80 % Mountanious 
> Altitude variation: 50 to 3900 mts

> Best Time: September - October / April-May
> Airport in: Guwahati (Assam)
> Airport out: Guwahati (Assam)
HIGHLIGHTS
> Find the meaning of Gross National Happiness
> Visit Taktsang (Tigers Nest) Monastry
> From Bhutan’s Western to its Eastern extremity
> Views, views and more views
> Villages, Towns, Valleys, High passes 
> Important Monasteries and Dzongs of Bhutan
INCLUSIONS
. All accommodation
. All Meals
. Refreshment and water throughout
. Pickup backup throughout
. Guide on bike
. Bikes (Royal Enfield 350cc, 500cc or Himalayan) or wide choice of 4 wheelers
. FA Kit
. Mechanic with related Tools and spares
. Activities as mentioned
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS ON THIS TOUR
> Accommodation: Hotels, Cottages, Farmsteads 
> Meals: As much as possibly we try cover all the local cuisines
 

** Our Itineraries are quite unique hence we prefer not to put it up on the site. Please write in to us for the detailed itinerary and cost.

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FAQ

Bikes

Royal Enfield 350cc, 500cc and Himalayan Models.

4 Wheelers

We facilitate the vehicle rentals from third party vendors.

Terrain & Conditions

80 % hilly. A mix of road conditions from little used jeep tracks, broken roads to long winding tarmac.

Backup

A Sturdy Pickup truck and sturdier driver will accompany you on every trip. Your luggage, the Mechanic as well as all the spares and tools follow in this vehicle.

Permits

Entry procedures to be done in Phuntshoeling. Special passes to individuals as well as vehicles to be obtained.

Weather Pattern

Post monsoon months of September- October and pre monsoon months of March-April are very pleasant with blue skies and a fair days. Peak winters are from November to February with the mercury coming down below 10 C, in the evenings, however the days are still favourable for cycling.

Safety

We have a very experienced team which is also local. This reflects in the overall safety of our tours. Rest assured your guides know where extra attention is required and when. All our routes are well known to us, we know where the nearest medical facilities are, we know whom to contact if in case of an emergency, we know all the alternate routes in case of road blockages. We have CASEVAC protocols in place to streamline the process in case of emergencies. You can rest easy knowing that in the outdoors in general and this region in particular you are in safe hands with us.

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