April - May / Sep - Oct
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.
Arrive in Kathmandu early morning. Morning at leisure. Afternoon seasoning on the bike and local sight seeing on the outskirts of the Kathmandu town.
Day 02 : (Kathmandu – Chitwan, 160 km)
A pleasant ride on the highway for most part – a good road and beautiful scenery en route.
At Leisure in Chitwan.
Day 04 : (Chitwan – Kosi, 250 km)
We make an early start today and ride to Kosi. The objective is to reach by lunch time and after lunch take a break from the bikes to enjoy 3 hours of river rafting.
Day 05 : (Kosi – Kakarbita – Darjeeling, 250 km)
A long drive with patience of Hunter as we cross from the Terai area of Nepal into West Bengal in India to reach Darjeeling.
Day 06 : (Darjeeling – Rumtek – Gangtok – 180 km)
We ride through tea gardens on hair pin bends to arrive at Rumtek Monastery. Visit the Rumtek Dharma Chakra. After lunch we ride along the Teesta river on to Gangtok.
Day 07 : (Gangtok – Zuluk, 225 km)
We will ride via Changu lake today. This ride is along a flat plateau area and then downhill through hairpin bends to reach Zuluk. Overnight camp.
Day 08 : (Zuluk – Jaldapara, 250 km)
The initial ride from Zuluk is in an isolated area. The road condition is not very good in this area because this region is known for its rain & fog. We will proceed to Jaldapara and check in at Forest Lodge.
Day 09 : (Jaldapara – Phuentsholing – Thimphu, 198 km)
After a visit to the Jaldapara National Park we will ride on the National Highway to reach Phuentsholing at the base of the foothills. After sightseeing ride on to Thimphu – the capital town of Bhutan.
Day 10 : (Thimphu – Trongsa, 200 km)
After sightseeing of Thimphu we will ride to Trongsa through some spectacular scenery in the beautiful little kingdom of Bhutan.
Day 11 : (Trongsa – Bumthang – Trongsa, 150 km)
Local sight seeing of Bumthang Valley (altitude 8,530 feet – 13,125 feet) – including visit to Jakar Dzong, Kurje Monastery, Jambay Lhakhang and Tamshing Lhakhang. Fall back to Trongsa for overnight stay.
Day 12 : (Trongsa – Punakha – Paro, 255 km)
We will ascend the Dochula pass (3,088 m) en route with some splendid views of the distant Himalayas as we proceed towards Paro via Punakha. The ride today shall be in an alpine valley along serpentine roads.
At Leisure in Paro. This beautiful valley encapsulates within itself rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends and is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries. Paro is also one of the more fertile valleys in the Kingdom.
Alas! Time to bid goodbye to the bikes today and take the mountain flight from Paro to Kathmandu on the last day of our motorcycle tour. Arrive in Kathmandu and enjoy the day shopping and sightseeing in the town before connecting to your onward flight for home.