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The Mystical Bhutan trip starts from Paro and ends in Guwahati. The Mystical Bhutan trip is a bicycle trip that takes 15 days taking you through Paro, Samdrup Jongkhar, Paro and Assam in India and Bhutan. This is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Dragons, Dzongs, and the Himalayas – this tour through the otherworldly country of Bhutan offers adventurers the chance to experience a truly exotic culture in a spectacular natural environment. Visit medieval fortresses and monasteries, climb countless mountain passes, enjoy countless cruising descents, and camp in pristine nature. Uncover Bhutan's many surprises as you rise to the challenge of crossing this Himalayan country by bike.

Beginning in Paro, acquaint yourself with the local history with tours of some of the country's best museums and most well-preserved fortresses before heading out to see real Bhutanese life in a wild countryside. Steady your legs and push further and into higher elevations as you weave east through the country, up and over its peaks. Witness the national pastimes of archery and dancing in the many monasteries, and experience the mysticism of a deeply spiritual people and their ancient Buddhist traditions.

For those who love to climb, this is a tour with no flat sections, only uphill and downhill. One of our most hard-earned rides (daily climbing averages over 1,646 m), your legs and lungs will surely be strengthened at journey's end. But your heart will be warm and open from your encounters and experiences with the genuine and genuinely enlightened Bhutanese locals.

Morning arrival to the Land of the Thunder Dragon and in the afternoon we'll visit Paro Museum and one of the major Dzongs (fortress temple).
On our first full day in Bhutan, we'll tick one item for the bucket list: the hike up to the famed and fantastic Tiger's Nest Monastery.
We start climbing to the pass at Dochula, which is known for its spiritual energy and 108 Chortens. After lunch, we descend down to Punakha.
We take time to explore Punakha, visiting Punakha Dzong and Chhimi Lhakhang before riding onto Wangdue.
A gentle climb on the road connecting eastern and western Bhutan all the way to Trongsa.
Cycle up to Yontong La pass before we head down to Zungney. Later, we climb to Kiki La before descending down to Jakar, also called Bumthang.
The morning is free for you to explore the city. In the afternoon, we visit dzongs and Goembas scattered around the valley.
We ride up to the remote Tang Valley and stay at a private museum and guesthouse.
We backtrack to the main road to Shirtung La at the top of the pass. We have an option to ride down a single track to Ura village or continue on a paved road.
We make our way to Bhutan's highest pass, Thurmshing La, at the summit of 3,798 m. Later, we ride downhill to our campsite at Sengor.
Our downhill continues to Kuru Chu River from 3,051 m to 579 m before we climb back up to 1,590 m to Mongar.
Another day of ups and downs as we climb to Kori La before we descend down to Drangme Chu River. A a final climb up to Trashigang finishes off our roller coaster day.
We ride up to Yongphu La at 2,544 m before we ride on to a campsite outside Wamrong.
Our final pass comes in at a mere 2,388 m before we descend a total of 3,080 m all the way down to the border town of Samdrup Jongkhar.
We cross the border into India and drive to Guwahati Airport.
what’s included
Accommodation
  • Hotels
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Transport
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Guide
  • English-speaking guide
Bike Hire
  • Mountain Bike US$ 220
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to Paro and from Guwahati are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Mystical Bhutan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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Payment

A deposit of 1473 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 44 days before departure. For any departures within 07 October 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Mystical Bhutan tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Mystical Bhutan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Mystical Bhutan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.
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