Rambling on the Bhutan Himalayas

Rambling on the Bhutan Himalayas on mountain bikes is not just a unique and simply unforgettable moment but once in a lifetime experience. This unique experience gives an opportunity to explore one of the spectacular and virgin trails in the laps of the mighty Himalaya. For those looking for the real mountain bike experience, then "Land of the Thunder Dragon" is definitely one of the place, as it gives the opportunity to ride genuinely untouched trails including some of the most thrilling and dramatic single-track we have ever seen anywhere.

From Delhi, Kathmandu and Bangkok a spectacular flight across the Himalayas provides access to this very special country of Druk Land. We begin in Paro with some acclimatization rides before visiting the country's capital, Thimphu. The riding just keeps getting better and the trails in and around the beautiful Punakha Valley is simply superb, including some brilliant single-track through the native chirr-pine forests. A must visit to the beautiful Phobjikha Valley on the edge of the Black Mountains is also one of the highlight. This is an extraordinary land where tourists are the exception rather than the rule. Rich in art, architecture and culture, the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" will give you an opportunity to have a glimpse of the bygone era remote villages, ancient temples; fascinating culture and the exceptionally friendly locals are all part of the Bhutanese way of life. An amazing mountain biking holiday for those seeking a real taste of adventure in the "Land of the Thunder Dragon".

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Paro. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 02: Paro - Thimphu (55 Km) (2,320m). Dinner and Overnight at the hotel in Thimpu.
Day 03: Thimphu - Punakha (70 Km) (1,220m). Dinner and Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 04: Punakha - Wangduephodrang (21 Km) (1,350m). Dinner and Overnight at the hotel /lodge.
Day 05: Wanguephodrang - Gangtey (68 Km). Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: Gangtey - Trongsa (125 Km) (2,200m). Dinner and Overnight at the hotel / lodge.
Day 07: Trongsa - Bumthang (68 Km) (2,600m). Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.
Day 08: Bumthang (2,600m). Dinner and Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.
Day 09: Bumthang - Ura (60 Km) (3,100m). Dinner and Overnight tented accommodation.
Day 10: Ura - Limithang (80 Km) (3,760m). Dinner and Overnight tented accommodation.
Day 11: Limithang - Mongar - Gom Kora (107 Km) (2,300m). Dinner and Overnight tented accommodation.
Day 12: Gom Kora - Trashi Yangtse (65 Km) (1,850m). Dinner and Overnight tented accommodation.
Day 13: Trashi Yangtse - Trashigang (65 Km) (1,000m). Dinner and Overnight at the hotel / lodge.
Day 14: Trashigang - Mongar (91 Km, 3 hrs). Dinner and Overnight at the hotel / lodge.
Day 15: Mongar - Bumthang (198 Km, 7 hrs). Dinner and Overnight at the hotel / lodge.
Day 16: Bumthang - Thimphu (268 Km, 8 hrs). Dinner and Overnight at the hotel / lodge.
Day 17: Thimphu - Paro Airport (55 Km, 1½ hrs). Final departure for onward departure.

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