Bhutan, the kingdom in the sky, Druk yul, 'the land of the Thunder Dragon", was first opened to tourists in 1974 in a much regulated manner. Today this mountain kingdom is perhaps the world's most exclusive destination in the heart of the Himalaya. We enter from West Bengal and ride the valleys, climb the passes through virgin jungle and forest, past the ancient Dzong Forts of the capital Thimphu and on into the heart of the Kingdom at Bhumthang.
Nestled in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is sandwiched between Tibet and India. For the touring enthusiast, this tiny land offers the qualities we all seek when travelling on two wheels: a diversity of stunning scenery, an inviting population, political tranquility and exotic culture found within a small but diverse geographical package, quality riding that stimulates the senses at every mile, and the sense that this is a unique experience.
In 2008, we revised our tour route; taking advantage of the improved roads in the region to create what we believe is the optimal route for experiencing Bhutan and north-eastern India! The highlights of this event are not marked by the usual "tourist" sights found on souvenir post cards. Rather, it is the beauty of Bhutan's' nature, ancient traditions, gracious peoples and the joy of sharing this extremely special experience with others that make this tour so special.
The 17th century Drukyel Dzong (monastery fortress), is one of many such religious edifices to be encountered in your travels famous Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Hermitage on the face of a sheer 1,000 m cliff will be forever etched in your mind ... an incredible photo-opportunity. Take the Nikka Shu road carved out of the side of a cliff overlooking the Mangde Chu River. And of course it's not all motorcycling! There will be time to purchase colourful artisans goods, hike the mountains, and engage the gracious locals.
Some Visuals from previous tours
AT A GLANCE
Roads are primarily paved and of varying quality with some gravel and unpaved sections.
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* The first and last days mentioned in the itinerary are the arrival and departure days for tour start and end. Depending on the country you start in, you may have to leave a day early, subsequently, you will arrive one day later back home. Book your flights accordingly! Route and overnight places may change due to unforeseen events.
Best available hotels from moderate to boutique and four star.