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8 Nights 9 Days Biking tour itinerary

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  • Mountain Biking Tours
  • 8 Night - 9 Day
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  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • 4 star and 5 star accommodations and meals (optional)
  • Airfares (optional)
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • All internal taxes and fees
  • All meals ( breakfast
  • All meals ( breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) at 3 star hotels/tourist standard restaurants
  • All necessary trekking equipments like sleeping tents
  • All necessary trekking equipments like sleeping tents, dinning tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles
  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65/person/night
  • Bhutanese Tourist Visa fee of US$40/person (must be paid in advance with tour cost)
  • charge
  • Charges for porters ponies/mules for transportation on trekking trail
  • dinner & light refreshments) at 3 star hotels/tourist standard restaurants
  • dinning tents
  • English speaking tour guide service
  • Fees for Trekking cooks/ all meals on trekking
  • FIT surcharges of US$40/person/night for a single traveler and US$30/person/night for a double
  • kitchen tents
  • lunch
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry,etc
  • Single room supplement of US$40/room/night during low season and US$ 50/room/night during high season (optional)
  • sleeping bags
  • sleeping mats
  • toilet tents
  • Travel inssurance (recommended)
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels
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8 Nights 9 Days Biking tour itinerary

8 Nights 9 Days Biking tour itinerary


Day 1: Arrive Paro

On arrival at Paro International airport and after completing your immigration formalities, you will be warmly welcomed by the representative of Advent Bhutan Tours who will be your Bhutan tour guide throughout your entire travel in Bhutan.

Check into the hotel and after brief rest and refreshment /lunch visit the following:

The Rinpung Dzong, a Buddhist monastery and fortress which houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture.  It was built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. From the Dzong, march further down to Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge which lies below the sheer walls of  Rinpung Dzong. Stroll through Rimpung Bridge ( The oldest bridge in Bhutan)

Then visit the Kichu temple – It is one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. To overcome a giant demon who prevented the spread of Buddhism, laid on the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas, King Songtsen Gampo build 108 temples placed on all the points of her body.

Visit a farmhouse, which gives good insight into the authentic lifestyle of a Bhutanese.

In the evening stroll around Paro town

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Paro.


Day 2: Paro leisure bicycling tour

After breakfast, we will kick start the biking tour from the Paro town. A detailed instruction, way to Drugyal Dzong, will be given by the tour guide. The road to the Drugyal Dzong from Paro is 16 Kms. Advent tour vehicle will follow you behind. After approaching to Drukgyal Dzong, climb aloft for ten to fifteen minutes and visit the majestic Drugyal Dzong.The Dzong was built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the directive of  Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to honour victory over an invasion from Tibet.

Next tour will be the Satsam Chorten. Follow the Tour vehicle which will be driving ahead of you. stop at Satsam Chorten and enjoy the spectacular view of famous pilgrim spot Taktsang Goempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) from here. As same as the earlier trend, follow the tour vehicle. The road has diversion route before reaching the town which leads via the Jangsa Village to the National Museum. the National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). The National Museum, Ta Dzong– National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum in the town of Paro established in 1968. Built on top of the hill above Rinpung Dzong, it was originally used to defend Rinpung Dzong and the Paro valley during times of war.

Here, an intriguing collection of finest samples of Bhutanese art, including masterpieces of bronze statues, paintings, suitable galleries are elegantly displayed on scientific lines, which collectively will lead to the wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

From this place, you will see the beautiful Paro valley. On the way back, you may visit one of the farmhouses.

In the evening, relax or stroll around the Paro town.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Paro.


Day 3: Biking from Paro-Thimphu (2Hours-55km)

After breakfast, travel to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, an hourly drive journey. The road runs down through the Paro valley, characterised by the narrow-gauged with high, rocky cliffs on the left. You can stop on the way to visit the magnificent Tamchhog Lhakhang, the hereditary place of worship for Bhutan’s iron bridge builder. Then passage through  Chuzom, is the entrance to the Thimphu valley,  the Confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers. The road passes along the Simtokha Dzong, (Dzong means ‘castle-monastery’) – It is the oldest Dzong built in 1629 by Zhabdrug Ngawang Namgyal (who unified Bhutan). The Dzong functions as a monastic and as well as administrative centre. Today, it is one of the pre-eminent Dzongkha language (National Language) learning institutes. On arrival at Thimphu, check into your hotel and after lunch bike around Thimphu and ride up to Kuenselphodrang, the Great Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, facing towards the Southern approach to Thimphu. It is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world, at 169 feet (52 m) and contains 100,000 8-inch-tall and 25,000 12-inch-tall gilded bronze Buddhas.

Then visit the School of Thangka Painting-The traditional arts is known as zorigchusum (zo = the ability to make; rig = science or craft; chusum = thirteen). These traditional crafts depict hundreds of years of knowledge and ability that has been passed down through generations.The students undergo a six-year course to consummate learning the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan


Following, we will visit the Centenary Farmers’ market – Thimphu weekend market is one of the largest domestic markets for Bhutanese farmers. Farmers sell their own produced vegetables, flour, rice, roasted rice, rice flakes, spices, fruits and livestock products (cheese and butter). And also sell wild ferns or bamboo shoots which are collected from forests. People from villages from different cities as well as from town come to this weekend market.

The last visit for the day will be the Tashichho Dzong – It is a Buddhist monastery and fortress of the glorious religion on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu, built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It was rebuilt into the present structure by the late King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the year 1962-1969. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.

In the evening relax or stroll around the Thimphu Town.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Thimphu.


Day 4: Leisure bike to Cheri Tango base camp and Hike to Cheri Monastery

After breakfast, ride a bike up to the base camp of Cheri Monastery and hike up to the Monastery through the forest of oak trees and rhododendrons. After continuous thirty minutes hike leads to a chorten (stupa). we will do a circle for three rounds. Moving forward for about thirty minutes, you will reach the Chagri Monastery. This is the place where monks undergo extended period three years four months of meditation and spiritual retreat.

The Chagri monastery was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1620 in memory of his father Tempi Nima.

The view from Cheri Monastery is breathtaking.we will have picnic lunch at the monastery and then in the late afternoon ride your bike back to Thimphu.

In the evening relax and stroll around Thimphu town.

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.


Day 5: Biking from Thimphu-Punakha(3Hours -76Km)

After breakfast,  biking ride to Punakha & Wangdue via the Dochula pass. The Dochula Pass (3,088m/10,130ft) is a mountain pass, with the breathtaking view of 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens”  built under the initiative of Royal Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk( the eldest Queen Mother), built in honour of the fourth Druk Gyalpo (head of the state of Bhutan), Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

Your lunch will be served at Dochula Pass Resort

After lunch, resume biking onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. It is easy going downhill ride all the way to Punakha accompanied by a scenic view of a beautiful valley and a green covered forest.

After reaching Punakha, check into the hotel and relax.

Dinner and overnight in Punakha.


Day 6: Rest Day -Punakha Sightseeing

After breakfast, drive to Metshina Village and take 15 minutes walk through the rice fields to the Devine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where it is believed, one can receive special fertility blessings.  Afterwards, a drive to Wangdue (25 Minutes journey from Punakha). Visit Wangdue Dzong. It was founded by the Zhabdrung in 1638. In the 17th century, Wangdue played a critical role in unifying Shar Chog Khorlo Tsebgay (the western, central and southern regions of the country). It is one of the largest dzongkhags (districts) in the country covering 4,308 sq km and ranges from 800-5800 m in altitude. On 24 June 2012, the dzong caught fire and was burnt down.The renovation is still ongoing and is expected to continue until 2021.Then, you may visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendup Lhakhang Nunnery and enjoy the beautiful view of Punakha and Wangdue valleys.

After lunch visit the Punakha Dzong, majestically sprawl between the Pho Chu (Male River) and the Mo Chu (Female River). It is the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. It is also known as Pungtang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang (meaning “the palace of great happiness or bliss). It is the second oldest and largest dzong built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (Unifier of Bhutan) to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region.

Then drive through upper Punakha valley passing through farmhouses and take a leisure walk through farmhouses and then Visit Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten(stupa),(also known as Nyizergang Chöten and Punakha Zangdopelri). It was built in 2004 by the Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck. The establishment of the stupa is to bring peace and firmness in the world. Enjoy the amazing view of Punakha and Wangdue valleys from there

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Punakha.


Day 7: Punakha – Thimphu(3Hours-70Km)

After breakfast, you will travel back to Thimphu. You can either voyage by bike or take the tour vehicle. On the way, you may stop by to take pictures of the beautiful valleys.

On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel.

In the evening you can visit the Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, aligned neatly below Norzin Lam, opposite to Nehru Wangchuk Cultural Centre, to witness Bhutanese fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangka paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewellery, and other eye-catching items made from local materials.

Then Stroll around the Thimphu town

Dinner and overnight a hotel in Thimphu.


Day 8: Thimphu-Paro (2Hours-55Km) &Paro Excursion to Taktsang (3hours 30 minutes Walk)

Drive to Satsam Chorten and then hike to the Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest. Normally it takes about three and half hours to complete the hike but might take longer depending on your fitness.  Paro Taktsang, also known as the Tiger’s Nest, is an important  Buddhist sacred site which clings to the rock face, 900 metres above the valley floor.To the rear of the Taktsang lies Senge Samdup cave where Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Today, Paro Taktsang is popularly known for the thirteen Taktsang or “tiger lair” caves in which he is believed that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to Taktshang from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. This place was consecrated to tame the Tiger demon.

Refreshment will be served at View Point Cafeteria en route.After visiting the monastery, descend back to viewpoint cafeteria for lunch and then further descend downhill to the base. Then drive back to the hotel.

In the evening, you can relax after your tiresome journey/ you may relax in the traditional hot stone bath

Overnight in Paro


Day 9: Paro – Departure

Advent Bhutan Tours & Travels (your local Bhutan travel agent) will see you off at the Paro International Airport for your onward destinations.


End of the tour

8 Night 9 Day Tour Price

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Low Season:Dec,Jan, Feb,Jun, Jul & Aug

US$ 1920/person



High Season:Mar,April, May,Sept,Oct & Nov





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