Bhutan:
Bhutan - Sikkim

$4,739 15 days from 4 to 10 participants Beginner
 

tour description

Since the borders of Bhutan in 1974 after decades of self-imposed isolation have been reopened, visitors are overwhelmed by that country. The pristine environment, the magnificent landscape and architecture, hospitable and charming people and ancient culture make this motorcycle trip through Bhutan is an unforgettable experience.
Siliguri - Mirik
At the foot of the Himalayas

Both of Delhi, as also from Mumbai, it is possible to fly to Bagdora at Siliguri. There we will pick you and take the bus in the 1750 m high "hill station" Mirik. We use this for a nice dinner to get to know.
Darjeeling - Pelling - Yuksom - Gangtok - Kalimpong
Indian tea and divine mountains

The next morning we take our leave Mirik and Royal Enfield motorcycles to adventurous side roads, along the border with Nepal and past the beautiful tea plantations, Darjeeling.

A winding drive brings us to the valley of the Teesta River and the border of Sikkim. From here it's always uphill: Pemayangtse Monastery and on to Pelling. From our hotel, we enjoy the panoramic views of the Kanchenjunga Massif with its summit at 8598 meters above sea level.

A relaxed day on the road to Yuksom takes us to the sacred lake Khecheoparli.

A Motorradfahrtag finest. The typical curve for Sikkim orgy leads us to the Rumtek Monastery near Gangtok. After a brief stint in Sikkim's capital Gangtok, it goes on the silk road to Kalimpong.
Phuentsholing - Paro
The monastery in rock

From Kalimpong will lead us back into the plains of Assam and on to Phuentsholing. We have achieved the legendary Bhutan. The chaos of India and the low level, we leave behind us and drive over Changspa Pass into the 2000 meters, the Paro. The urban settlement of Paro was only in 1985. Typical of Bhutan, there were close to the Dzong Buddhist monastery fortress, not a village then. The houses that are now on the main street are built in traditional style and decorated with colorful patterns. We spend the day in the Paro valley and possibly take a hike to the scenic "Tigers Nest" monastery.
Thimpu - Phunaka Valley - Trongsar
It could not be higher

A side road leads us over the highest point of our tour of the Cheli La Pass 3.780m high in the capital Thimphu. The typical, colorful prayer flags blowing in the wind there. Also from Thimphu, we swing back with the bikes at a height pass - this time in the 3,100 meters high Dochu La. The pass is on the way to Phunaka valley where we visit the monastery fortress.

The spectacularly situated Trongsar Dzong we visit before we drive to Bumthang Jakar valley and after.
Mongar - Drametsi - Tashigang - Samdrup Jongkhar
The Far East

About the La Thrumsig we drive to Mongar, in the remote eastern Bhutan. Passing over the Kori La Drametsi and leads us along the path of pine forests and Yadi serpentine, according Tashigang.

On the last day of our tour through Bhutan, we finally left the mountains in order to arrive at Samdrup Jongkhar again in the plain of Assam.
Guwahati

We cross the border into India and drive the last 130 km to Guwahati, where we board our late afternoon flight to Delhi.

Conclusion:
A motorcycle tour through the living Sikkim and Bhutan in the relaxed composure and a slalom curve at its finest!

Total distance: 1700 km
Daily distances: 80 - 210 km.

ROAD CONDITIONS: In principle we move consistently on asphalt, but after heavy rains are always some bad parts to master.

LODGING: Most hotels in converted to the old palaces and castles and a few hotels in the middle class.

REST DAYS: Paro or Bhumtang / Mongar

MAY RIDE: Very twisty roller coaster ride. Careful driving is required.

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Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather-, road- or any other condition that OVERCROSS or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.

 

What benefits can you expect?

- Accommodation in hotels with clean toilet / shower (DR)
- Meals, breakfast and dinner
- Lunch on the way "Snacks"
- Motorbike rental (500cc Enfield Bullet)
- Luggage and spare parts transportation in a support vehicle
- Bus and / or train during the tours
- Enfield mechanic
- Petrol, oil and all spare parts during the tour
- Tolls and any necessary special permits
- German / English speaking tour guide
- Airport transfers (arrival / departure)
- Tour map with travel information
- Travel insurance certificate

additional costs:
- Flights
- Visa charges and Airport Taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Alcoholic beverages
- Lunch on free days
- Gratuities (especially for the crew, that mechanic / driver)
- Entrance to museums, temples, etc. ..

 

country information

Click here for information on country Bhutan

FAQ:

  • Should I bring my own camping equipment to the tour?

    In the camps there are either beds or mattresses.
    Tents are available.
    A good sleeping bag will do it for you

  • Is the "visit fee" for Bhutan already in the tour price?

    Yes, currently $ 200 entry per day are included

  • Do I need a special visa for butane or is the passport enough?

    Actually you need a visa, but we apply together at the border!

  • As the bikes are insured?

    The charge for the "liability" is 500, - you have to take in case of damage (accident) itself.

    For self-interest in the "hull" for damage to the motorcycle also is 500, -
    Minor damage to Umfallern, scratches, etc will not be charged;)
    The most expensive "damage" amounted to 50, -

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Dates

start finish Price  
Grouptour
$4,739 motorcycle rider
$4,238 pillion rider
inquiry
There are no fix dates for this tour. We are happy to set up dates to your liking.

Optional additional services

$806 single room supplement