Inner Himalayan Bicycle Tours

Architecture of Bhutanse House

Our guest on cycling tour from Punakha to Thimphu

Our trips provide a sense of being transported back in history. Bhutan's mountainous terrain offers a fascinating adventure for cycling enthusiasts.

Duration: 12 Days and 11 Nights

Season: March, April and May, and later during September, October and November

Places: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdiphodrang,Trongsa and Bumtang

Day01:  Arrival at Paro 

On arrival at Paro International Airport you will be welcomed and received by our representative from Bhutan Great Trip. Then our team will escort you to Hotels. After settling everything, you will choose your bikes, which will be there in the Hotel and later in the afternoon we can go for a familiarization ride nearby Town. Overnight at Hotel,Paro. 

Day 02:  Paro – Sightseeing on your bikes.

Right after breakfast, we will ride towards north following the Pa Chu towards Drugyel Dzong, on a clear day Mt. Chomolhari. After there we will return back to visit Kychi Lhakhang, the Ta-Dzong National History Museum, the Rinpung Dzong and later in the evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel, Paro. 

DAY 03: Paro – Thimphu

Right after breakfast we will do site seeing in Thimphu that include rides till Sangaygang, after that its downhill all throughout visiting 2 monasteries while coming down. Then visit the Memorial chorten, the school of arts and craft and evening be at leisure to explore the Thimphu town. Ovenight at hotel, Thimphu

Day04: Thimphu-halt

On 6th day we will ride till Tango and Cherry Monastery, covering a distance of 22 KM from Thimphu. When we reach Tango and Cherry, we can leave our bikes in the parking and then hike to the Monastery. Ovenight at hotel, Thimphu

Day05:  Thimphu- Punakha

On 5th day we will ride to Punakha   from Thimphue which is 77 KM away from Thimphu, on the way we will stop by places like Dochula Pass. From there it’s downward all the way till Punakha, but we will stip by Lamperi to visit the botanical garden, after that we will be crossing Bhutanese villages and farm houses. Ovenight at hotel,Punakha.

DAY 06: Punakha –Trongda

From Puhakha we will ride towards Trongsa, on the way we will stop by Wangduephodrang  and visit ng Wangduephodrang Dzong which is built in 1639, from there we will continue to drive towards Trongsa via Pele La pass (3,420m). On the way we will visit places like Chendibji Chorten and crossing the village of Tangsibji, later we will stop by to see the imposing view of Trongsa Dzong. Overnight at hotel, Trongsa.

DAY 07: Trongsa – Bumtang

After breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta-Daong, then we will again ride to Bumthang, one of the most spectacular valleys in Bhutan and also the spiritual heartland of the kingdom. After passing Yutung La pass (3400m). From here ride down through a dense, beautiful coniferous forest  and stop by Chummey valley  to see the Yathra textile weaving and then we will continue on in the soft afternoon light to the town of Jakar. Overnight at Hotls, Bumthang.

DAY 08: Bumtang- Halt

In the morning we will ride to Kurjey and then visit Kurjey Lhakhang, on return we will ride to Jakar and visit the Dzong follwed by visit toTamshing Lhakhang, founded in 1501 by Pemalingpa. Evening at leisure at exploring the town. Overnight at hotels, Bumthang.

DAY 09: Bumtang– URA – Bumtang

Early morning, we will ride to the Ura Valley, which is 69 kms from hotels. We have to climb up till we pass Shertang La pass after that again it is downwards till Ura Valley and we will visit the pastureland and fields to Ura village. Enjoy some sightseeing in Ura Valley then in the afternoon we will ride back to Bumtang again. Overnight at hotels, Bumthang, This is the end of our bicycle trip.

DAY 10: Bumtang – Punakha

On 10th day we will drive back to Thimphu which will take about 5-6 hours by car and in the evening we will visit textile museum, flock heritage museum and then craft bazzar. Overnight at hotel, Thimphu..

DAY 11: Thimphu – Paro

After breakfast we will drive to Paro and then we will hike to Taktshang, the Tiger's Nest, which clings to a cliff 3,000 ft above the valley. On the way back walk to Kitchu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples built in 7th century by the Tibetan king Songchen Gyampo. Later in the evening we can visit some farm house to experience the Bhutanese life style and hospitality of the people. Overnight at hotel, Paro.

DAY 12: Depatre

We will drive to Paro international Airport and our guide and driver will bid you farewell for safe journey.

Detail costing for this tour

Land cost: USD $ 1800.00 (USD $ 280.00 per night) 

Visa Fee: USD $   40.00

Tourism Development Fund: USD $   10.00

Net package cost per person: USD $ 1850.00 + Airfares 

What’s included?

a)    Expert leadership

b)    All accommodations

c)    All meals

d)    All transportation during the tour

e)    All activities as noted in the itinerary

f)       Bottled water while on drive and hiking

* All rates based on three or more traveling together on twin room sharing basis.


Individual tourists and smaller groups of less than three persons shall be subject to the following surcharges:

a)    Single Individual: US$ 40/ per night halt

b)    Group of 2: US$ 30/ per person per night halt

c)    The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.

d)  The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.

Contact details

Bhutan Sandalwood tours  & Treks

Po Box: 1458

Thimphu Bhutan    

Contact # : 00975 17172767

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