The small country on the Himalayan eastern edges is famous for its lush greenery, beautiful monasteries, dramatic fortresses which are also known as dzongs. One of the most amazing places to explore the country of Bhutan is on the bike. The biking expedition to Bhutan is one of the most famous soft adventure activities in the country. You will travel through the borders of India and Bhutan during your bike trip as the starting point of the Bhutan bike trip is Siliguri, a town located in the Indian state of West Bengal. You will have a fun-filled and adventure-packed seven days of biking expedition to Bhutan.
Day 1: Arrive In Siliguri, Ride to Phuentsholing
The starting point of the trip is Siliguri. You are required to first arrive in Siliguri and then proceed forward with the trip. The most popular mode of transport used to arrive in Siliguri is the airplane. You are required to arrive in Siliguri in the morning as you need to ride to Phuentsholing on the very same day. After arriving in Siliguri, meet with the tour guide and the group. You will be given instructions and a few pointers which you need to keep in mind during your trip. You will be allotted bikes. Then the bike ride from Siliguri to Phuentsholing will commence. You will travel through the scenic landscapes and reach Phuentsholing by the evening. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing with the local food.
Day 2: Phuentsholing To Thimphu
This is a very important day as you need to visit the immigration office and acquire all the permits required during your biking trip in Bhutan. Start your day early, pack your stuff, have breakfast and get for a day filled with adventure. Get all the required permits from the immigration office and then proceed towards Thimphu. Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and also the largest city in the entire country. You need to ride for the whole day from Phuentsholing to reach Thimphu by evening. During your ride between the destinations, you will witness the lush greenery and alluring landscapes of the country. You will reach Thimphu by evening and have an overnight stay in the capital. Enjoy the local delicacies and rest for an even more engaging journey that lies ahead of you.
Day 3: Thimpu To Punakha Via Dochula Pass
Rise before the sun and get to see an amazing sight. On the third day of the trip, you can witness one of the most glorious sunrises that the country of Bhutan has to offer. The journey towards Punakha starts early in the day. On the way to Punakha, you will have a stopover at Dochula Pass. Dochula Pass is the second highest pass of Bhutan after Chelela Pass. Dochula Pass is located at an altitude of 3,100 meters above sea level. Dochula Pass is known to offer some of the most beautiful and mesmerizing sites in the entire country. After the brief stop, you will reach Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. When in Punakha you will get to see Punakha Dzong, Suspension Bridge, among some of the sights in Punakha. After seeing the wonders of Punakha, you will head back to Thimphu where you will stay for the night.
Day 4: Thimphu Sightseeing And Thimpu To Paro
The city of Thimphu is one of the most wonderful places in the world. On the third day, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Thimphu. Exploring the city of Thimphu is the best way to get a sneak peek into the culture and traditions of Bhutan. The historical museums of Thimphu are a must-visit. Thimphu is also home to the largest Buddha statue in the country. The largest Buddha statue of the country is called the Buddha Dordenma. After exploring the city of Thimpu, you will set out to travel to Paro, the next destination on your itinerary. You will reach the town of Paro by evening, where you will have an overnight stay.
Day 5: Trekking To Tiger’s Nest
Wake up to the most amazing and beautiful sight of the town of Paro. Paro is a town with historical importance as various historical buildings and sacred sites mark the town streets. Today will again be an adventure-filled day. After breakfast, you will head towards Tiger’s Nest. Tiger’s Nest is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The Tiger’s Nest is also called Taktsang Monastery. The Taktsang Monastery is dedicated to one of the prominent Buddhist saints, Guru Sri Padmasambhava. The monastery is one of the most important pilgrimage sites of the country of Bhutan. After spending some time at the monastery and witnessing the aesthetic beauty of the place, you will head back to Paro for your night stay.
Day 6: Return Journey From Paro To Siliguri
The sixth day of the trip marks your last day in the Land of Thunder Dragons a.k.a Bhutan. Pack your bags and get ready for your journey towards Siliguri. After breakfast, you will commence your return journey towards India. Enjoy the last bit of time left in the wonderful country of Bhutan. Ride through the green landscapes and alluring beauty to reach Siliguri. By the evening you will reach Siliguri where you will be having an overnight stay.
Day 7: Departure
This day marks the end of your bike trip to Bhutan. You will start your return journey towards your respective destinations. Bid adieu to your tour guides and fellow travelers and start towards your home.
You Can Carry These Things
- Garbage Collection Bags small size
- A bottle of Water
- Thermal Flask
- Trekking Shoes
- Sunscreen Lotion
- Lip Balm
- Led Flashlights
- Identity Proof
- Body Lotion
- Extra Batteries for Camera
- First Aid Kit
- Dry Fruits and Snacks
- General Medicine Kit
- Woolen Clothes
- Woolen Socks
- Woolen Gloves
- Personal Toiletries
- Solar Charger
I think this is enough for the bike trip to Bhutan. Please be a responsible traveler and travel safely.