This Royal Enfield Motorcycle tour in Bhutan, Nepal and North East India has a combination of tea estates, monasteries and serpentine roads. This relaxing and easy going Motorcycle tour offers magnificent views of the Kanchenjunga especially in the early morning at Tiger Hill in Darjeeling, India and beautiful lofty ridges of the Eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and Nepal, a land of incredible beauty. You also have the chance of river rafting in Kosi River in Nepal and a visit to the Chitwan Wild Life Park.
The Best Time For This Special Tour: April-May / September-October
Day 01: From The City Of Joy – Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri
What could be more fun than starting this special motorbiking in Bhutan tour from the city of joy? Arrive in Kolkata via international flight late in the evening and drive towards Darjeeling Mail Railway Station at 1915 hours via Sealdah. Travel on the train for an overnight journey to New Jalpaiguri arriving there by 0810 hours.
Day 02: Drive to Phuentsholing Via Siliguri (150 Km)
Upon arrival at the station, drive towards Siliguri, one of the busiest cities in West Bengal for breakfast and relaxation. Later in the day, ride to the busiest commercial border hub in Bhutan, Phuentsholing, enjoying the never-ending tea estates where you can see tea garden collectors working hard throughout the day. Phuentsholing is situated directly at the base of the Himalayan foothills and has a fascinating mixture of both Indian and Bhutanese cultures. Therefore, you will get the best opportunity to experience the blend in of the two different cultures and people. Embrace the atmosphere of the foothills as much as you can, for tomorrow is a whole new day of experiencing Bhutan motorcycle safari by traveling through the Inner-Himalayan region. We will stay overnight at the border town.
Day 03: Phuentsholing To Thimphu (179 Km)
Day 3 motorcycle Bhutan safari B is here where you can finally ride towards the capital Thimphu through the Inner-Himalayas experiencing cool and fresh mountain air. On the way, you will surely be mesmerized by the vegetation and the road cut through the dense forest with fewer settlements. Thimphu is the center of government, religion, and commerce. It is a unique city where you can experience both traditional and modernity. Upon arrival, spend overnight at one of the best hotels in Thimphu.
Day 04: Half Day Sightseeing Of Thimphu And Ride Towards Punakha (75 Km)
You will spend half a day sightseeing in Thimphu. Enjoy the modernity and traditional ways of people in the capital.
After that is done, day 4 of Bhutan motorcycle safari B starts with a ride towards Punakha, a sparsely populated area with more traditional ways of living. Enjoy the ride through the alpine valley along the serpentine roads with very little traffic, however, beware of sharp bends.
Upon reaching the destination, spend the night at a hotel.
Day 05: Punakha – Trongsa – Punakha (270 Km).
Day 5 of motorbiking in Bhutan will lead you to the center of the country, Trongsa, which is at 7,600 feet above sea level.
While riding, you will have a spectacular view of nature and vegetation while visiting en route magnificent Dzongs (fortresses) such as Trongsa Dzong which was built in 1648. It was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. Both the first and second Kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancient seat. Before ascending the throne, all Kings of Bhutan to date were invested as Trongsa Penlop (Governor). The Dzong is a massive structure with many levels built on a sloping ridge.
You will travel back to Punakha where you will spend the night.
Day 06: Punakha – Thimphu – Paro (140 Km)
Day 6 is one of the best days of motorcycle Bhutan safari B where you will ride towards Paro, home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, the country’s only international airport, and the National Museum. Paro valley also encapsulates within itself rich culture, scenic beauty, and hundreds of myths and legends. Along the way, you can stop at Dochula Pass which is at an altitude of 3,088 m. The Chorten, prayer flags, mani wall, and the scene overall are breathtaking. Make sure to take a lot of good photographs. If the skies are clear, you can witness the following peaks:
-Masagang (7,158 m)
-Tsendagang (6,960 m)
-Terigang (7,060 m)
-Jejegangphugang (7,158 m)
-Kangphugang (7,170 m)
-Zongphugang (7, 060 m)
-A table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana
-And finally, Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497 m
Upon reaching Paro, spend the night at a top-class hotel.
Day 07: Paro – Phuentsholing – Jaldapara (198 Km)
Today is the last day of motorbiking in Bhutan. Ride on the National Highway via Phuentsholing riding North-West reaching Jaldapara Wildlife sanctuary. If time permits, make sure to visit the Jaldapara National Park. To wrap up the day, spend overnight at a Forest Lodge.
Day 08: Jaldapara – Kalimpong – Gangtok (240 Km, 07 Hours Drive)
Visit Jaldapara National Park today for a beautiful game viewing. After that, continue with the Bhutan motorcycle safari B tour on to Kalimpong. Experience the serpentine roads beginning from the foothills and then uphill and downhill again. However, be cautious of the bends and turns.
Upon reaching the destination, rest well for tomorrow is a day to enjoy the time in Gangtok.
Day 09: Gangtok To Changhu Lake
Gangtok is 5,000 feet above sea level which is beautifully seated in the clouds. After exploring Gangtok, ride to Changhu Lake which is open for visitors in season and is worth the ride to get a view of Gangtok town. When done, spend overnight at a hotel.
Day 10: Ride Towards Pemayangtse
Day 10 of motorcycle Bhutan safari B is a ride to Rumtek. Upon reaching Rumtek, visit the Rumtek Dharma Chakra which is located about 24 km away from Gangtok. It is the training center of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery was founded in 1962 by the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorjee.
After the visit, ride on to Pemayangtse visiting Tashiding monastery en route. After everything is done for the day, spend overnight at a hotel.
Day 11: Pemayangtse – Darjeeling – Kurseong (150 Km, 06 Hours Drive).
Darjeeling tea is one of the most famous teas drunk all over the world. Today, you will witness the very tea region of Darjeeling while riding towards Kurseong. Kurseong is a small elegant town nestled in the grandeur and beauty of the towering satellite of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga mountains. Upon arrival, spend the night at a hotel.
Day 12: Back To Siliguri Train Station (120 Km)
Bhutan motorcycle safari B tour is on its 12th day of a wonderful journey so far. Today you will ride into Darjeeling in the morning for a day of sightseeing. Explore the beautiful hills of Darjeeling town and later on, visit the Kaunchunga viewpoint and Tiger Hill.
After Darjeeling sightseeing is done, ride downhill to Siliguri arriving in the latter part of the evening right on time to board the train at 2000 hours. This train will take you to Kolkata at 0845 hours the very next day. You will spend the night on the train itself.
Day 13: Kolkata
Motorcycle Bhutan safari B tour is nearing an end. Upon arrival in Kolkata in the morning, check into a hotel. After doing so, spend the day sightseeing in the beautiful city of joy visiting various places and monuments. After a long tiring day, rest the night in Kolkata itself.
Day 14: Sajnekhali
Drive from Kolkata to Basanti – 100 km / 3 hours and then board a boat to travel to Sajnekhali. When reaching the destination, spend the night at the Sajnekhali tourist lodge.
Day 15: Last Day Of Bhutan Motorcycle Safari B Tour
Finally, the motorcycle safari B tour and motorbiking in Bhutan come to an end. Hope you had a memorable ride in your life.
In the late evening, travel back to Kolkata to board a flight back home on the same evening or early morning of day 16.
More special tours
Motorcycle Safari (A)
Motorcycle Safari (B)
The Himalayan Experience
Himalayan lodges and retreats
Want to make reservations ahead of time? Consider our line-up.
The Village lodge Bumthang
Bumthang is a religious central hub, and one of the most desired tourist destinations in Bhutan.
The Valley Camp Phobjikha
The valley camp is a one of a kind retreat that offers cozy rooms and amenities.
The Village Lodge Paro
Paro is home to many fascinating things. Experience the relaxing lifestyle in the village.
Taktsang Village Resort
Paro has many highlights for tourists. One of the most beautiful of Bhutan’s valleys.
We provide service for parties of all sizes.
Enjoy our premium service whether you’re a solo traveler or coming with a group!
Things you should know
The daily $250 tariff
Foreign travelers to Bhutan have to pay an all inclusive daily Tariff of $ 250. This pays for all their expenses during their stay.
Mandatory travel guide
All tourists must be accompanied by a guide assigned to them by their travel agent. The guide fee is paid from their daily tariff.
Which season to visit?
The best time to visit the country is during the Spring and Autumn seasons. There are many festivals and sights to see during these times of the year.
How to get here?
There is one international airport in the country. Regular flights are conducted by the two airlines; Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. Contact us for more information on availability of flights to our country.
Preparing for the weather
Bhutan is a country that enjoys all four season of the year. Be sure to pack according to the season in which you intend to make your travel plans.
Embrace the culture
Prepare to embrace our culture while remembering to respect the way of life. Temples and Dzongs (Fortresses) require etiquette and proper dress codes.