DRAGON ON WHEELS

Trip Overview of DRAGON ON WHEELS

The DRAGON ON WHEELS is gifted with breathtaking scenic beauty, sacred mountains, virgin peaks, holy lakes, sulphurous hot springs, beautiful valleys, and lush forests teeming with undisturbed flora and wildlife. The travelers to Bhutan encounter the glory of the pure and exotic land, through its ancient fortresses, monasteries, and temples that dot the countryside, it’s imposing architecture and superb art. For its delightful race of people, time stands still in this serene environment. Their unique customs, beliefs and lifestyle are magical. This program leads you into the central valleys of Bhutan.

Detail itinerary of DRAGON ON WHEELS

  • DAY 1

    Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.5 Hr)

    Early morning flight to Paro, Bhutan (Please check the flight timing). The flight from Delhi/Kathmandu is considered as one of the most scenic flight offering the view of the world’s top ten highest peaks. Upon your arrival in Paro airport our guide will be there to welcome you and transfer to Thimphu. After lunch visit some of the cultural sights and get used to the left hand driven roads of Bhutan. Evening collect your bikes and take few rounds around Thimphu.Overnight at Thimphu.

  • DAY 2

    Thimphu – Punakha (75 Kms)

    Morning ride to Punakha crossing over Dochula pass (3200 mts). If the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular breath taking view of the highest mountain peaks of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. Take a break and walk around the newly built 108 stupas and start descending to the sub tropical valley of Punakha offering a complete different vegetation. Upon arrival in Punakha, you can visit some of the cultural sights or could go for a short hike to visit some of the holy Sites. Overnight at Punakha.

  • DAY 3

    Punakha – Trongsa (145 Kms)

    Morning start your long ride to Trongsa over Pelela pass. The ride is long but the landscape is picturesque and worth every ride. From Punakha, the ride is very remote and less driven so you will have the road all for yourself. On arrival relax in the hotel.Overnight at Trongsa.

  • DAY 4

    Trongsa – Jakar (70 Kms)

    Morning walk through the single lane town of Trongsa and visit the majestic Trongsa Dzong (Fortress), the home of the royals. and the largest as well. Later must visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which houses a unique museum. Continue your ride, crossing over Yotong La pass and Kiki La pass and finally descending to Jakar valley.Overnight at Jakar.

  • DAY 5

    Jakar Halt

    Today, you can take it easy being a rest day. We have many options today – Could visit some of the cultural sights around Jakar valley on bike or on foot. Or could ride to the valley of Ura which will take most of your day. Or could ride to the isolated valley of Tang on dirt road which will take your half day. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles.Overnight at Jakar.

  • DAY 6

    Phobjikha (190 Kms)

    Morning start retracing your ride back to the remote isolated valley of Phobjikha. Phobjikha valley is a paradise for the nature lovers and hikers. Upon your arrival, could go for a nice easy hike. Or if you are too tired after the long ride, could relax in the hotel and enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley. Being protected, this valley got electricity recently only. Farm house stay optional.Overnight at Phobjikha

  • DAY 7

    Phobjikha – Paro (210 Kms)

    Morning after breakfast retrace the ride back to Paro. It’s quite a long ride but you will enjoy the scenic ride crossing over the passes up and down. Upon arrival in Paro, could relax in the hotel or could visit some cultural sights.Overnight at Paro.

  • DAY 8

    Haa Excursion (145 Kms)

    Day excursion to Haa valley. Morning start your ride to the remote valley of Haa. The ride is all uphill till you reach the pass of Chelela (3800 mts), one of the highest motorable road in Bhutan. If the weather permits one can view the most scared and one of the highest mountain peaks in the country Mt. Jomolhari (7314m) overlooking at you. Walk around the pass with prayer flag fluttering and enjoy the fresh air. Continue your ride to the remote valley of Haa. Picnic lunch and evening back to Paro. Hot stone bath available at an additional cost. Farewell dinner with your guide.Overnight at Paro.

  • DAY 9

    Departure

    Morning transfer (15 mins) to the airport for your departure flight. Your guide will bid you farewell at the airport.

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Service Includes
  • Accommodation with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All transportation by private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing tour with English speaking Guide as per itinerary including entry fee to museum.
  • Royalties and other taxes. Other than departure tax Bhutan entry visa fee US$ 20 and US$ 10.
Service Excludes
  • Airfares (Kathmandu- Paro, Calcutta- Paro, Dhaka -Paro, Delhi – Paro and Bangkok – Paro for one way and double for round trip flight by Druk Airlines.
  • Bhutan entry visa fees US$ 20, Paro airport tax US$ 10 & US$ 10 for TDF.
  • Hard and soft drinks during the trip.
    04.Surcharge, Insurance, Personal expense and Tips

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