Thunder Tour for Indian Traveller

Places Covered Phuentsholing, Thimphu, Dochula, Paro, Haa

Number of Nights 7days and 6 nights

Fly Into Bagdogra-Phuentsholing

Fly Out Thunder Tour for Indian Traveller

Tour Type Paro-Phuentsholing

Tour Grade

Easy
Moderate
Strenous

this trip’s top experiences

natural beauty

scenic routes

art & culture

museums

This hand picked tour has been specially designed for those who have a plan for a very short phase of stay in Bhutan but when return will take a long lasting memory of Bhutan - the Last Shangrila. We welcome you at Paro International Airport and your fabulous journey begins. In this trip we cover Paro and Thimphu - the two undoubtedly best places of Bhutan to explore and cherish. You will be mesmerised by the scenic routes and natural bountu of Paro and Bhutan. Picturesque Valley - Lofty Mountains and Wonderfully architectured Dzongs and Monastries will enthrill you. This trip will be done on a lesiurely pace and you will really feel the essence of a true holiday. Hand picked hotels for your ultimate luxury and comfortable vehicles throughout the trip will add to the splendour. And not forgetting the mouthwatering Cuisines served during your entire stay.

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Day 1

Bagdogra-Phuentsholing

Our guests will be received from Bagdogra airport, West Bengal, India.  A total of three hour car ride awaits as you enter into the closest bordering town, Phuentsholing.  On reaching Phuentsholing, immigration formalities have to be completed.  The rest of the evening, the guests are free to relax in their hotel rooms, or stroll Phuentsholing town.

After lunch we will start our 175kms journey towards Thimphu together enjoying and sightseeing as the road climbs up through the teak jungle. The journey follows the first highway in Bhutan, built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian border-roads organization. It's still the most important road in the country, and is constantly being widened and improved.

On the way we will stop by to take pictures around the temples. In about 45 kms, we will reach Gedu and from there the drive is along the ridge with spectacular scenario of landscapes, waterfalls and distant villages. After crossing Takti-chu, the road drops downhill and crosses the bridge over Wangchu at Wangkha, after which the climb begins to Tsiimakothi town.

With few hours ride we reach Chuzom that connects the roads of Thimphu, Haa & Paro at another side of the river. From Chuzom the village on either side and takes about an hour to reach Thimphu.

 

 

 

Thimphu is a capital city of Bhutan and one of the few cities in the world that does not use traffic lights. It is the home to the Royal Family and the seat of the Parliament. The culture of Bhutan is fully reflected in Thimphu in respect of literature, religion, customs, and national dress code, the monastic practices of the monasteries, music, dance, literature and in the media.

In the evening you can relax and have dinner at Hotel Kisa.

 

Day 2

Thimphu

We linger around in the worthwhile places and always take the scenic routes.  However, since there will be too much traffic, we will be spending our third day visiting all the fun favorite destinations in the capital, by car.  This will also allow our bikers to prepare for another very long expedition the next day.  

Thimphu is the capital and the largest city of the Kingdom.  Thimphu is the home to our precious royal family, as well as the seat of the government.  Thimphu also contains the main secretariat building (Tashichhodzong) which houses the throne room of his majesty the King.  It is also the head quarters for the internationally funded development projects.

  • In the morning, we will start with Tashichhodzong, the main secretariat building which houses the throne room, and acts as the summer home to our Jekhenpo(chief abbot) and the central monk body.  It was built in 1216 by Lama Gyalwa Lhanapa.
  • We then proceed to the National Library, which was established in 1967.  It houses a wide collection of bhutanese literature on religion, culture, history and social traditions. 
  • We then visit the Institude for Zorig Chusum, meaning ‘Thirteen forms of Art’ (commonly know to the locals as the ‘Painting School’)  The sole purpose of this school is to preserve the rich culture as well as train students in all traditional forms of art. 
  • We also have a quick visit to the National Institute of Traditional Medicine (from outside only.)  Traditional medicine was first introduced around the 17th century.  Our neighbouring countries(Tibet) then had named Bhutan as the ‘Lhomenjong’ i.e the valley of medicinal herbs.  This institute provides medical services, trains traditional doctors, and also conducts researches on medicinal plants to find some of our lost age old remedy.  As of today, 3000 medicinal herbs are being used. 
  • Lunch at a preferred restaurant.
  • After lunch we visit the National Memorial Chorten.  This chorten was built in 1974 after his untimely death,  to honour the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928-1972).  It does not preserve human remains, but still acts as a memorial to our late King.
  • Next, we visit the Handicrafts Emporium, run by the Government.  It is also inclusive of wide range of handcrafted products made flawlessly by the local privately owned craft shops.
  • We also make a quick visit to the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums, opened in 2001.
  • We will end our sight seeing with one last stop at the wildlife reserve are for Takins.  It is the national animal of our country, it is supposedly said to have the body of a yak and the face of a goat.
  • The guests are free to stroll Thimphu town in the evening quarters for the internationally funded development projects. 

 

Day 3

Thimphu-Dochula

The cycling expedition begins today!  Thunder road tour is an expert led bicycle tour, striving to explore the Buddhist fairy tales tucked away in the world’s most spectacular mountain rides in the Himalayas. Safety is our number one priority, so we will have a van equipped to aid anyone in trouble or should bikers be too exhausted, they can easily ride the van. 

We will ride to Dochula Pass which is popular place for tourist. As we proceed and ascend we will reach Dochula Pass where you can experience the thrill of riding a motorcycle across high mountain passes of Bhutan during a clear weather.

After a lunch at Dochula Resort we will ride back to Thimphu.

Day4

Thimphu- Paro- Haa

We strive to make our tours as good as they can possibly be and constantly fine-tune our services and itineraries. On all our tours we maintain a high standard of service and attention to detail.   The fourth day entails a 55 km ride towards Paro and a 70km ride to Haa. 

  • On reaching Paro, we stop for a quick lunch
  • We proceed to Haa after lunch and halt the night in the most beautiful isolated area of Bhutan among the pristine alpine forests and the tranquil mountain peaks. 

Day 5

Haa- Paro

Ride back to Paro, after a late breakfast.  It is optional for people to go for walks and explore, or just relax. 

We ride down 70 kms towards Paro, which shouldn't be too strenuous to our bikers, as we have another long ride to Phuentsholing the next day.  Once we reach Paro, guests are free to rest or stroll Paro town.  It is also optional for bikers to do local biking with our guide. 

Day 6

Paro-Phuentsholing

A total 160 km ride awaits, from Paro to Phuentsholing!

Day 7

Departure

 

 

 

 

Costing for Indian Tourist Bikers

Costing for one person

Standard (Rs)

Room charge(standard)

1600

Fooding

900

BST 10% on room+fooding

250

Sevice charge 10% on room+fooding

250

Guide charge

1500

Initial Tranportation charge

1800

Bicycle hiring charges per day

2700

TOTAL

9000

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