7 Days Bhutan Cycling Adventure

Code: NB3-07
Min 2 To Go (Depart Every Thursday and Sunday) or 12/11/2020
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Chelela
Drive/cycle up to Chele pass
Thimphu
Dodenma statue National Memorial Chorten
Changangkha temple Simply Bhutan Museum
Taschichhodzong Takin Zoo
Punakha
108 Stupa Punakha Dzong
Phochu River ChimiLakhang (Temple of Fertility)
SimtokhaDzong
Paro
Tiger’s Nest Monastery Kyichu Temple

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Day 1: Singapore – Paro(2,300m) (D)

KB 541                      SIN/GAU               1255/1455
KB 541                      GAU/PBH              1535/1655
Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Paro on Druk Air via Guwahati. On arrival, warm welcome by our Bhutanese representatives and proceed to hotel for check in.

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Day 2: Paro to Timphu via Chelela (B/L/D) Cycling & Drive

After breakfast, we drive/cycle up to Chele pass at 3,800m; it is one the highest motorable roads in Bhutan. The climb from Paro snakes upwards through blue pine and rhododendron forests for 35 kilometers on an empty road. If weather permits, one can view the most sacred and the second highest mountain in the country, Mt Jomolhari (7,314m). Walk around the pass enjoying the fresh air towards Paro and drive towards the capital city of Thimphu. Alt 2300m,
Total distance :125 km

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Day 3: Thimphu (B/L/D) Cycling & Drive

After breakfast proceed for a full day of sightseeing by driving/cycling around the city. Visit the largest grand Dodenmastatue, offering magnificent view of the entire Thimphu valley followed by visit to the National Memorial Chorten, a large impressive monument with its golden spire built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuck. Then take a short drive to see Changangkha temple built in the 15th century AD followed by visit to Simply Bhutan Museum, an interactive ‘living’ museum that gives a good guided introduction into various aspects of Bhutanese traditional life. In the afternoon, visit Taschichhodzong which houses the king’s throne room, various ministries and the central monk body followed by a short drive to visit the Takin Zoo. Overnight in Thimphu. Alt 2300m.
Total Distance: 50km

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Day 4: Thimphu – Punakha (B/L/D) Cycling & Drive

After breakfast, proceed to Punakha (2.5hr), crossing Dochu La pass (3, 200m) where if the weather permits, one can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the snowcapped Eastern Himalayan and the highest mountains of Bhutan. Walk around the 108 stupa’s before continuing to the subtropical valley of Punakha. Visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong (fortress), reputedly the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan built in the 17th century at the confluence of Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers, a fine example of Bhutanese Art and Architecture and was the second dzong to be built in Bhutan. A short walk will bring us to Phochu River, where we cross a very long suspension bridge to the other side of the village. Drive or cycle towards the hotel. Overnight in Punakha. Alt 1300m.
Total Distance: 75km

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Day 5: Punakha – Paro (B/L/D) Cycling & Driving

After breakfast, start your journey back and on the way, we shall take a brisk 30 minutes’ walk through the village of Sosokha to visit the ChimiLakhang, also known as the temple of fertility. After crossing Dochu La pass cycle down the winding roads towards Paro and make a short stop to visit Simtokhadzong, the oldest fortress in Bhutan. Overnight in Paro. Alt 2300m.
Total Distance:125km

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Day 6: Paro(B/L/D)

Early morning drive to the base for the hike up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the most revered temple in the country. The monastery literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley. It is said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padmasambhava, flew from eastern Bhutan on the back of a tiger to overcome the demons of Paro region. Rest and have lunch in the cafeteria. Most of the day will go on the hike as you ascend gradually, taking in the breathtaking views along the way. Thereafter, drive to Kyichu Temple built in the year 659 by the Tibetan King SongtsenGampo.

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Day 7: Paro – Singapore (B)

KB 540                  PBH/GAU            0805/0830
KB 540                  GAU/SIN              0910/1610
After breakfast, proceed for short drive to airport for your departure flight back to Singapore, with wonderful memories from Land of the Dragon.

Note: Trek mountain bikes rental at US$25 per day.

Tours Info

Airline Druk Air (KB)
Flying hours (Approx)
Singapore-Guwahati – 4 hour 20 minutes
Guwahati-Paro – 1 hour 10 minutes
Paro-Guwahati – 1 hour 10 minutes
Guwahati-Singapore – 4 hour 20 minutes
Time Difference Guwahati is 2.5 hours behind Singapore
Bhutan is 2 hours behind Singapore.
Passport An international passport with a minimum validity of six (06) months from the date of departure from each country is required.
VISAS Visa is required for entry to Bhutan. Visa clearance will be done prior to your departure by us and a visa will be stamped on your passport upon arrival.
Travel Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.
Itinerary subject to changes Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances

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