Bhutan Tourism Corporation Ltd. launched motorcycle tours from 2008. This new ‘premium’ product has been carefully researched and has tremendous potential for visitors with a passion for motor biking, desire for adventure and love of nature.

Bhutan promises to be a paradise for bikers with its pristine and beautiful environment boasting of breathtaking landscapes, majestic mountains and an incredible wealth of flora and fauna.

We present a fascinating journey on two-wheels into the mystical Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan. A country with its culture and tradition still intact and vibrant, a country where man and nature live together in close harmony and a kingdom filled with discoveries to be found and cherished. A trip of a lifetime awaits you and BTCL will be there to ride you through it!

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE LOCATION Entry & Exit by road from Phuntsholing
DEPARTURE TIME Dependent on the rider
INCLUDED
Bhutan Tourist VISA 3 Star Hotels & Resort
All Meals [B,L,D] Tax & Tariff
All Transportation Professional guide
All Entrance Fees VISA Processing Fee $40
NOT INCLUDED
Air Fares
Insurance Premiums
Cost incurred due to weather, strikes etc.
Tips & Bellboy charges

Itineraries can be altered and modified according to the clients’ demands. The choice whether to exit and enter via road or via air (one way or both ways) is entirely up to the clients.

Other choices to the itinerary also include tours to Eastern Bhutan exiting via Samdrup Jongkhar into Assam or back the lateral route to Western Bhutan.

MOTOR CYCLE TOUR INFORMATION

  1. Motorcycles will be warehoused in Bhutan which saves on cost of shipment.
  1. Motorcycles used will be the Royal Enfield Bullet which is famous worldwide since the 1900s and the preferred choice of motorcyclists to tour through harsh and unexplored terrain throughout Southeast Asia. Please check out attachment on history of the brand and their official website at royalenfield.com. The bikes are single cylinder push rod type 500cc four stroke engines and so are moderately noisy in keeping with its characteristic thumping beat from its engine! However, the motorcycles meet euro II emission norms and are equipped with catalytic converters and longer mufflers to further control exhaust emissions and noise.
  1. As is the norm elsewhere, in Bhutan too, all motorcycle tours will be a guided tour with all participants traveling in a convoy behind the designated road captain with the support vehicles and crew following them from behind. Almost every journey undertaken during tour would start early to avoid rush hour traffic and end before nightfall to avoid any unwanted incidents.
  1. Two types of tour packages on offer: One that encompasses most of western and central Bhutan, starting from Phuentsholing in the southwest and ending in Paro, (seven to fourteen days of riding). The other would start from Phuentsholing and cross the entire length of the lateral highway network ending in Samdrup Jongkhar, (minimum of fourteen days of hard riding). The tour duration depends on the choice of places to visit and intended duration of stay of the clients.
  1. Starting tours in Phuentsholing makes sense and a very good idea to avoid the ticketing nightmares. It can also be the other way round with the tours ending in Phuentsholing with a coach ride to Bagdogra airport on the departure day.
  1. There are very strong possibilities of incessant rain during the monsoon months. Then again if the clients don’t mind riding in the rain it should not be a problem! Through personal experience riding in Bhutan is best in the months of March, April, May, September, October and November. Then again the months of March, October and November are a bit colder and riders would have to pack warmer riding gear for crossing high mountain passes and the like! And during April, May and September anybody riding a motorcycle should be prepared for light showers of rain.
  1. Staying in established and TCB (Tourism Council of Bhutan) certified hotels throughout the tour would be best as tented campsites cannot offer same amenities as compared to staying in hotels or lodges. Luggage would be carried in one of the support vehicles.

Rental charge entitlements : BTCL

  1. Hire charges for one motorcycle.
  2. Comprehensive insurance on motorcycle.
  3. Spare parts for normal wear and tear on running gear.
  4. Hire charges of back-up and recovery vehicle.
  5. Services of trained/experienced mechanic.
  6. Services of road captain/tour leader.
  7. Services of driver(s) of back-up and recovery vehicle.

Optional:

  1. Use of one helmet.
  2. Use of one set saddle bags.

Rental charge excludes:

  1. Any and all damages to motorcycle due to negligence of rider.
  2. Security deposit of USD 500 to be paid directly before commencement of the tour in case of damages which will be refunded on completion of the tour.
  3. A personal liability form to be filled before commencement of the tour in case of injury, disability or death.
  4. Please note that there is no health insurance in Bhutan although health facilities are provided free.
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Day 1: Phuntsholing Arrival

Arrive at the border town of Phuntsholing, the gateway to Bhutan. Briefing and Orientation.

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Day 2: Phuntsholing - Paro

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Day 3: Paro - Haa Excursion

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Day 4: Paro - Punakha

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Day 5: Paro - Thimphu

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Day 6: Thimphu - Phuntsholing

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Day 7: Departure

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Day 1: Phuntsholing Arrival

Arrive at the border town of Phuntsholing, the gateway to Bhutan. Briefing and Orientation.

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Day 2: Phuntsholing - Thimphu

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Day 3: Thimphu Tour

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Day 4: Thimphu - Punakha

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Day 5: Punakha - Paro

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Day 6: Haa Excursion

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Day 7: Departure from Paro

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Day 1: Arrival At Paro

Arrive to Paro International Airport from India by flight.

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Day 2: Paro Tour

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Day 3: Paro - Punakha

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Day 4: Punakha - Bumthang

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Day 5: Bumthang Tour

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Day 6: Bumhthang - Gangtey

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Day 7: Gangtey - Thimphu

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Day 7: Thimphu Tour

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Day 8: Thimphu - Paro

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Day 9: Departure By Air

Please. note optional changes to the itinerary as follows:

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Day 8: Paro - Phuntsholing

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Day 9: Departure via road to India

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