DREAM BHUTAN

Join the mystic ride in the heavens of magical Land of the Thunder Dragons Lair & the unforgettable stay in the tiny nation with The Dream Riders Group

DREAM BHUTAN 2017 – X2

Join the mystic ride in the heavens of magical Land of the Thunder Dragons Lair & the unforgettable stay in the tiny nation with The Dream Riders Group


Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is a Himalayan kingdom with a reputation for mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments. The Motorcycle Tours heads into the little known areas of Sikkim and then into the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. Very few people have visited this kingdom. A magical motorbike adventure for sure!


When you ride over Bhutan, you will become one of the few who have experienced the charm and magic of one of the world’s most enigmatic countries – the ‘last Shangri La’. You will experience Bhutan's natural wonders first-hand when travelling the mountain passes – resplendent with rhododendron blossom in spring.


The road is narrow, little used and 90% tarmac, with rough sections on the high passes. This trip has some long days and several tough climbs. The climbs are usually not steep and the roads are generally narrow and almost traffic-free. Biking at altitudes between 600 metres and 3800 metres, we will notice a marked difference in temperatures - from very pleasant and warm to cold and frosty on the highest of the passes. This is a place whichhas so much to offer – serene and scenic landscapes, art, religion, culture, and of course, because it happens to be one of the few countries in the world that is still ruled by a King and a Queen.


Most of your travel through Bhutan will be by the one road that traverses the Kingdom. The scenery on your drives will make up for any small inconveniences and your professional The Dream Riders Group Captain will ensure you feel safe!.

Trip Code : Dream Bhutan X2

  • Trip Date : 02 April 2017
  • Days : 12 Nights & 13 Days
  • Riding : 2000 Kms ( Approx )
  • Highest Altitude : 12,400 Ft
  • Ride to : Siliguri – Phuentsholing – Paro – Haa – Thimpu – Punakha – Gangtey – Bumthang – Trongsa – Zhemgang – Gelephu - Siliguri

Riding Route Details

Day1 : Arrive Siliguri

Arrive at Siliguri meet our team members at airport or railway station collect the bikes and then transfer to the hotel for leisure. After in the evening meet for the group orientation, introduction of all the group members from different areas briefing about the, the ride, road conditions and the wheather.Overnight at hotel in Siliguri.

Day2 : Siliguri – Phuentsholing ( 170Kms )

After breakfast .Siliguri, drive to Phuentsholing. The drive along the National Highway 31 from Siliguri to Sevoke (21 Kms.), especially after Salugara, a small Bhutia and Gorkha dominated bazar on the outskirts of Siliguri, was smooth over well carpeted road. After crossing the cantonment the roads get narrow and curvy as we pass through thick dense forests to reach the gateway Bhutan and finally reach Phuentsholing. The border town at the Indian side is called Jaigaon, while the border town at the Bhutan side is called Phuentsholing. Cross over into The Land of Thunder Dragon, Phuentsholing city, Bhutan. Phuentsholing is the point of entry for travelers, the town functions primarily as a place where Bhutanese and Indians do business. The architecture is modern, and there is no dzong, famous monastery or in fact anything of particular interest to tourists. However, like all of Bhutan, it does offer a clean, pleasant and safe environment in which to go about your business. Overnight at hotel at Phuentsholing.

Day3 : Phuentsholing – Paro ( 180Kms )

Phuentsholing to Paro. After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and ride to Paro.On the way to Paro, we visit the beautiful Gedu University and Rinchending Monastery, by the time reach Paro settle down in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day4 : Paro – Tiger Nest - Paro ( 50Kms )

This morning after breakfast. Hike to Paro Taktshang / (Tiger Nest). which is about eight kilometers north of Paro town to visit Bhutan's most well-known monastery, Taktshang or Tiger's Lair perched on a cliff 900 metres above the valley floor. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the eighth century flew to a cave in Taktshang spot on a tigress and mediated for three months. On a clear day, enjoy a splendid view of the Bhutan’s sacred mountain, Mt Jomolhari. En route visit the Kichu Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in the 7th century after this ride towards to DrukgyelDzong, 14 kilometers from the Paro town. Also known as the fortress of victory DrukgyelDzong was built by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal in 1649 to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 1644. Overnight at the hotel.

Day5 : Paro - Haa - Thimphu ( 180Kms )

After breakfast ride to Thimphu via Chele La Pass and Haa Village. Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan. As we start from Haa to Thimphu we ride via fertile plains of Paro and great views of rich farms of terraced rice fields. All along you ride parallel to the Paro River and then the ThimphuRiver.Upon reaching Thimphu we settle down in the hotel. We head to get our Visas and road permits extended. Later be free to explore the city with its many cafes, bars and curio shops. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day6 : Thimphu Local Sightseeing ( 50 Kms )

Take a city tour of Thimphu located at an altitude of 2300m from the sea level has fascinating sightseeing and viewpoints, visit: National Library which was established in 1967 and has many ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts), Painting School or the National Institute for ZorigChusum (the 13 traditional arts and crafts like painting, woodcarving, embroidery and statue making) than visit National Memorial Chorten which was built in 1974 in memory of the third King of Bhutan.(Tashichhodzong the seat of the government of Bhutan. It houses the secretariat, the Throne Room, His Majesty's secretariat, the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs and the Ministry of Finance). Afternoon visit Zoo: (The Motithang Takin Preserve in Thimphu is a wildlife reserve area for takin, the National Animal of Bhutan. Originally a mini-zoo, it was converted into a preserve when it was discovered that the animals refrained from inhabiting the surrounding forest even when set free). If the sightseeing falls on the weekend you can visit Thimphu's open vegetable market where farmers from the nearby regions gather to sell their produce. Back to hotel for dinner, overnight at Thimphu.

Day7 : Thimphu – Punakha ( 90Kms )

After breakfast ride to Punakha, this is 70 kms from Thimphu. The first stop on this road journey we travel to Punakha at an altitude of 1,300m and en route stop off at Dochu La Pass at an altitude of 3,050m. If weather is clear, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the snowcapped eastern Himalaya ranges and also a magnificent distant view of the GasaDzong from this spot. During a clear day it offers a clear view of the Himalayas, journey continues to Punkha. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong, which lies at the confluence of the Mo Chu (Female River) and the Pho Chu (Male River). Today the dzong serves as the administrative centre of Punakha Dzongkhag (district) and the central monastic body. Overnight at Hotel.

Day8 : Punakha – Trongsa - Bumthang ( 220Kms )

After breakfast ride to Bumthang. Today early morning we depart for central Bhutan through the tropical vegetation to Nobding. Throughout your trip you will come across the beautiful sceneries of rural Bhutan, with scattered settlements far from the road. We drive about an hour towards Pelela pass (11,000ft) and retrace our steps and take a road that heads to GangteyGompa over Tashi La pass. Descend about an hour to Phobjikha Valley. It is a wide open valley, where GangteyGompa is ideally located on a hill overlooking the valleyDescend through the open meadows and valley of yak herders and several villages via ChendejiChorten built in a form of Nepalese style in 15th century. if you reach early Visit; JakarDzong: (It is located on a ridge above Jakar town in the Chamkhar valley of Bumthang. It is built on the site of an earlier temple established by the Ralung hierarch YongzinNgagiWangchuk (1517–1554) when he came to Bhutan). Night at Hotel.

Day9 : Bumthang ( 50Kms )

After breakfast explore Local Bumthang, Visit; JakarDzong: (It is located on a ridge above Jakar town in the Chamkhar valley of Bumthang. It is built on the site of an earlier temple established by the Ralung hierarch YongzinNgagiWangchuk (1517–1554) when he came to Bhutan). Night at Hotel.

Day10 : Bumthang–Trongsa - Zhemghang ( 200kms )

After breakfast, ride to Zhemgang. The ride will take about 6 hours.Today’s ride takes us through some splendid and varied terrain. The scenery for first three hours has been compared to the Alps highlighted by Bhutanese villages. On the way we will see lots of Golden Langur. Lunch we will take at Trongsa. After Lunch continue the journey to Zhemgang. On reaching Zhemgang get refresh and explore local village and market. Dinner and Ovenight Stay at Zhemgang.

Day11 : Zhemgang - Gelephu ( 400kms)

After breakfast ride to Gelephu, There is much to see on today’s ride and many photo opportunities that you will find a fairly long time on the road. Overnight atGelephu.

Day12 : Gelephu - Siliguri ( 300kms )

Ride towards to Siliguri Back at sea level as you started, the ride to Siliguri starts with completing the immigration formalities and passes through lush countryside. Riding through lush green fields and Jaladhapara National Park we reach at Siliguri.Overnight at Hotel.

Day13 : Siliguri – Destination

Finally after such a refreshing ride through so many dense forest, passes and the god gifted beautiful nature, we finally pack for our destination, but before that we bid farewell to all our team members with whom we stayed all our journey made a new Dream Family shared contact and the memories of the ride.


Bhutan Trip Package Details

Package A : Rider With Rented RE Bullet for 13 Days
Package A Cost : INR 69,999/-

Package Include :

  • Royal Enfield 500 CC Bullet for 13 Days Siliguri to Siliguri
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis in Hotel
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel
  • Bhutan Visa Process
  • Expedition Certificate
  • Service Back up Vehicle for Carrying Luggage
  • Experienced Mechanic Back Up
  • Experienced Road Captain
  • Spare Rider
  • Camp Fire Activity
  • Medical facilities with Oxygen Cylinder
  • All required Bike Permit

Package B : Rider With Own Bullet / Bike
Package B Cost : INR 44,999/-

Package Include :

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis in Hotel
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel
  • Bhutan Visa Process
  • Expedition Certificate
  • Service Back up Vehicle for Carrying Luggage
  • Experienced Mechanic Back Up
  • Experienced Road Captain
  • Spare Rider
  • Camp Fire Activity
  • Medical facilities with Oxygen Cylinder
  • All required Bike Permit
  • Bike Transport Support ( If Needed )

Package C : Pillion Rider
Package C Cost : INR 44,999/-

Package Include :

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis in Hotel
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel
  • Bhutan Visa Process
  • Expedition Certificate
  • Service Back up Vehicle for Carrying Luggage
  • Spare Rider
  • Camp Fire Activity
  • Medical facilities with Oxygen Cylinder
  • All required Permit

Package D : Self Drive with Own SUV / CAR
Package D Cost : INR 44,999/-

Package Include :

  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis in Hotel
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel
  • Bhutan Visa Process
  • Expedition Certificate
  • Experienced Mechanic Back Up
  • Experienced Road Captain
  • Spare Driver
  • Camp Fire Activity
  • Medical facilities with Oxygen Cylinder
  • All required Car Permit
  • Car / Suv Transport Support ( If Needed )

Package E : Traveler in SUV
Package E Cost : INR 58,999/-

Package Include :

  • Seat in SUV from Guwahati to Sliguri for 13 Days
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis in Hotel
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel
  • Bhutan Visa Process
  • Camp Fire Activity
  • Comprehensive route sheets for Riders
  • Medical facilities with Oxygen Cylinder
  • All required Permit
  • All Tours & Transfer by SUV on Sharing Basis

All Packages Does Not Include

  • Any Airfare / Rail fare
  • Any Meals Not Mentioned in Package Include
  • Safari Charges or Any Entry fees if Applicable
  • Fuel
  • Security Deposit of Rs.10,000/- per motorbike.(This is refundable at the end of the trip)
  • Rider / Pillion will be responsible for paying for their personal transportation and snacks other than that included in Package Include
  • Rider will have to be paid for accident damage
  • It at all unavoidable circumstances or natural calamities arises due to which the trip gets extended then extra charge will be taken for the same

Accommodation

  • The Dream Riders Group will not able to fit in every one in the same hotels in some places. So the group will have to be divided between hotels.

For Booking

  • Rider / Pillion / Traveler have to pay Rs.10,000/- as a Booking Amount
  • Remaining Amount must be clear before 30 days of Tour

Cancellation Policy

Non Refundable Amount Rs.5,000
From 60 to 45 days before commencement of the tour 25 %
From 45 to 30 days before commencement of the tour 50 %
Bellow 30 days or not travelling 100 %

Participant can, at any moment before the commencement day of the tour, cancel your registration for that particular tour, it is, however, important that we receive the information about your travel cancellation in writing. The tour could be cancelled or delay before the commencement, in the case minimum participation is not attained. In such a case we shall inform you immediately and also return the total amount collected from you.

Last date of Registration

Last date of Registration is 20thMarch2016. The Dream Riders reserves the right to close the registration early or extend the date of registration. The Dream Riders reserves the right to change, alter or cancel a trip due to any reason which might not be in the best interest of your safety, like dangerous water levels, landslides, extreme weather conditions etc.

Note : There may be changes in the route and final programme due to any unforeseen circumstances.


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