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Knight Moto 1062km 9 Days

Trip Facts

Length : 09 Days & 08 Nights (Cover up distance 1062km)
Start : Paro
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Motorbike Tour with cultural sightseeing.
Route : Paro>Haa>Thimphu>Trongas>Bumthang>Zhamgang>Gelephu>Punakha>Paro
Motorbike : Royal Enfield 500cc (2015&2016 model)
Group Size : Maximum 10pax, minimum 05pax
Group Leader : Tour Leader certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan having an experience in motor biking tours and adventure trips.
Transport : Toyota Minivan/SUV/Pickup truck.
Activity : Motor Biking/Day Hike/Hot stone bath/Cultural show & sightseeing

Trip Overview

Kuzu Zangpo or Welcome to Knight Adventure Tours – Your Travel Partner to Bhutan. Let me say something about my country. Bhutan is definitely tops the must visit bucket list for all biking and traveling enthusiasts.  Exploring the traditions, cultural diversity and the simplicity of living of Bhutan riding on a motorcycle is must do for all adrenaline riders and biking aficionado. Being able to take your motorcycle and ride along mountain passes and quaint towns absorbing the tranquility and happiness will surely invoke sense serenity within. Bhutan as a biking destination has great treasure in its store waiting to be explored.

Our steep twisty mountainous roads rising as high above alongside clouds and steep rides down allows riders to fulfill their desire for extreme adventure. You will be forced to leave a piece of your heart back at the  narrow roads with remote green mountainous vegetation, places of spiritual reverence perched on perilous cliffs and picturesque villages with welcoming local folks. Bhutan is at the cusp of modernism but we have strived hard to maintain our sovereignty and individualism along with our age old customs, traditions and always greet newcomers as one of our own. At every turn you take on your bike an un-miscible adventure awaits to be explored and appreciated.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive off to the hotel in Paro. Altitude: 2280m above sea level. Flying into the country is a unique experience on its own. On board, if weather permits will be able to see Mount Everest (8848m, 29198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges). The flight plan reveals scenic and breathtaking snowcapped Himalayan Mountains cushioned amongst white clouds. On arrival to the airport, our representatives from Knight Adventure Tours will greet you and drive you to the hotel. The town of Paro is an epitome of how Bhutan has been able to amalgamate modern architecture with traditional designs. It also prides with lush rice fields, towering mountains and is a bed of religious structures passed through time with great spiritual reverence. we will conduct a familiarization session with the local crew and the guests. Though this, we can answer any itenary queries and chalk out travel times as per the guests preferences and conveniences. If time permits, the guests can also take on a road familiarization short bike trip to north of Paro valley to understand the road ways and conditions of the region. Overnight stay at Paro. Day 02: Paro-Haa-Thimphu. Distance: 130kms. Time: 5hrs. Altitude: 2280m above sea level. The second day of the riding journey will take us through the scenic highland passes that are steep and winding but allow deep satisfaction and thrill. The day will start with an early morning ride to Haa, another neighboring district via Cheleyla (3890m), the highest motorable road in Bhutan. If weather permits, we can get breathtaking views of surrounding snowcapped mountains. The distance from Cheleyla to Haa is 25kms. With a quick lunch break at Haa town and stroll around the local market allowing us to appreciate local aesthetics. The afternoon ride towards the capital city of Thimphu will take us through a thrilling ride down with hairpin bends , winding roads that make us feel like riding on top of the world with the river Wangchhu flowing at the bottom of the mountain valley. This road way until Chhuzom sees very less traffic, thus, allowing free riding and wholesome experience. The road from Chhuzom is wide and fairly straight but with more traffic on both ends. Nonetheless, the ride will follow the Wangchhu River in its opposite direction until we reach the city, a bustling capital with towering buildings and melting pot of all local experiences. With a quick rest at the hotel, if desired, guests can go around the city and take in the city’s life. The ride will be approximately 115 kms with 3 hours of riding time. Overnight stay at Thimphu. Day 03: Thimphu to Trongsa. Distance: 200kms. Time: 7-8hrs. Altitude: 1605m above sea level. The third day ride will see riders enter into the alpine regions of Central Bhutan with whimsical towns situated on mountain top highways, where life is more relaxed and has its own pace. The ride will start with a steep climb up towards Dochu La pass (3,140m). On a clear day, stop here will allow us to enjoy the Gangkar Phuensuem, the highest mountain in Bhutan amongst identically high mountains. The view is breathtaking and evokes a sense of serenity within, a great beginning to the arduous ride ahead. The beauty of the place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyel Chortens, 108 stupas built under the command and supervision by the eldest Queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. The descent will take a winding path with narrow roads, with view of monastic structures built precariously on cliffs and tops until we reach the Wangdue and Punakha Valleys. Crossing the valleys, the ride towards Trongsa will be fairly enjoyable with moderate traffic on both ends. The ride will take us through Pelela pass at 3390 mts, adorned with multi colored prayer flags that flutter in the cold wind taking forward the prayers for all sentient beings. Further through, at a highway viewpoint, we will be welcomed to the sight of Trongsa town with the majestic Trongsa Dzong perched on a cliff beckoning a sense of reverence towards the past builders for their skills and courage. The view will present an archeological structure surviving over centuries at the top with River Drangchu flowing at the bottom. Overall, the riding experience will put us at the center stage of what we love most, the thrill of riding on winding roads through lonesome passes with only lush green mountains and tall trees as us companions. Overnight stay at Trongsa. Day 04: Halt at Trongsa Day Excursion to Bumthang. Distance 176km. Time 4hrs. After breakfast, we will be visiting the historical Trongsa Dzong and the Ta Dzong, a century old watch tower turned into a heritage museum. We will be taking a one day excursion to Bumthang and back. The ride to Bumthang will see us ride up narrow winding roads to Yotongla pass at 3425mts and take a descent until we reach the Bumthang Valley. The beautiful valley is popular destination owing to its vast spiritual structures with divine mythologies, traditional products and warm people. A visit to the local places of interest and we will ride back to Trongsa before dusk. Overnight stay at Trongsa. Day 05: Trongsa to Gelephu via Zhemgang Distance 235km. Time 8hrs. Altitude: 2280m above sea level. The fifth day of the tour will take us through warmer regions of Bhutan via the views of the Black Mountain Range. The meandering roads will take us through the Mangedchhu Hydro-Electric Project. The sub-alpine regions are home to many species of flora and fauna and spotting a Golden Langur is possible. Zhemgang, a quaint little town is popular for its cane and bamboo products. The ride from Zhemgang to Gelephu will be peaceful with less traffic and lush green forests. Gelephu is situated near to the Indian state of Assam and thus, a vibrant trading town with hot weather. Overnight stay at Gelephu. Day 06: Gelephu to Punakha Distance 184km. Time 6-7hrs. Altitude 1300m above Sea Level. The ride from Gelephu to Punakha will be fairly pleasant riding through plains with wide roads and hot weather. Along the highways we can see local ethnic women selling their organic produces. The roads will be less dramatic with fair road conditions and moderate traffic. The journey will see us ride through orange orchards with pleasant village environment. As we near Punakha, we will be riding through the massive construction site of the Puntshangchu I and II Hydro-Electric Project’s. Overnight stay at Punakha Day 07: Punakha- Thimphu – Paro. Distance 137km Time 3.5hrs. Before Heading out to Thimphu we will ride first to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong (Fortress) which is built in 1637 by Zhabdrung and is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo(female)chu(river) and Pho( male) chu. Untill the time of second king it served as a seat of the king. Later after the visit we will head towards to Thimphu taking same road back. As we ascend upwards we come across Dochula pass which is 3100m above sea level, from where a beautiful panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range can be seen and we will sit for a hot cup of tea and coffee to make ourselves warm. Carry on the ride to Paro via Thimphu will be fairly simple with lesser riding time. En route Paro, we will be visiting Takchog Lhakhang’s bridge which is associated with Thongthong Gyalpo, the iron chain builder of 15th century. Cultural show in evening. Bhutanese culture and a means of passing down ancient beliefs and lessons to the people. The most important festival of Bhutan is known as Tshechu which means tenth day. These festivals are celebrated throughout the country on the 10th day of varying months of the Lunar calendar. The common factor of the Tshechus is the reverence and paying homage to Guru Rinpoche who is considered as the second Buddha in Bhutan. The mask dances and other dance routines mostly portray the life and important happening in the life of Guru and is seen as a way of re-visiting and teaching important life lessons. Depending on the region, other mask dances and routines can also be witnessed. These routines mostly showcases the ancient worship of deities or other revered Buddhist teachers. Overnight stay at Paro Day 08: Paro (Day hike to Tiger’s Nest) No trip to Bhutan is complete without hiking up the Takstang or Tiger’s Nest. Takstang is the most recognized cultural icon perched high up at an altitude of 3000 mts on a cliff. It is believed that in the 8th century the great tantric master Guru Rimpoche (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. The hike will take approximately 4 hours (to and fro). After hike, get ready for hot stone bath at farm house. Overnight stay at Paro. Day 09: Depart from Paro Airport to onwards journey After your breakfast in the hotel, your guide will escort you till the airport and bid farewell. What if, you come across any problem at the airport, your guide will waiting outside for your assist. Thank you and Hope to see you again.

Kit List

Safety and things you need to bring.
Your safety is of paramount importance to us. The road conditions and temperature changes between the Indian plains and the Hill Stations and the high altitude driving in the Himalayas can all lead to problems if ill equipped.

So we will make it easy as possible for you.

Our local team fits all our bikes with everything that you could possibly need for this adventure of a lifetime and are maintained to the highest standards.

We carry all the relevant spares and equipment that you will need in our support vehicles, and our camping setup is done to maximise your comfort and safety from the weather conditions.


What we supply as part of your package.

  • 500cc Royal Enfield
  • Spare parts for the bikes
  • Mechanic
  • Tour guide
  • Fuel
  • First Aid Equipment
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Drinking water
  • Oil
  • Hotels
  • Internal Flights

Bhutan Tours

  • Internal flights in India and Bhutan

In fact we only expect you to bring.

  • Good crash helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • High Factor sun cream 30+ minimum
  • Lip balm
  • Waterproof bike boots shin and ankle protection
  • Protective trousers
  • Protective jackets
  • Protective gloves
  • Windproof and waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Scarf or bandana to keep dust out of you nose and mouth
  • Warm Fleece

Tour Cost

What's Included
  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

What's Not Included
  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

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