DURATION: 07 DAYS / 06 NIGHTS TOUR – A TRUE PLEASURE FOR ANY TRAVELER
The Bhutan Motorbike expedition will enrich the enjoyment of nature’s beauty inside you. On the way, you visit places like Siliguri, Phuentsholing, Paro, Thimphu and many more. Three days will be given to you to take a break and explore some new destinations in Bhutan. Taktsang Monastery in Paro and Drukgyel Dzong are the two most famous places to visit. Once in Thimphu, also attract the visitors with it’s natural memorizing beauty. This Bhutan motorbike tour will take ride it’s way through the amazing mountains and coniferous backwoods which are best for the photography Bhutan also has few districts with enriched historical background. .
All over this ride you will have a lifetime experience of nature’s beauty, it’s mountains, passes, green backwoods and history will make you spellbound.
We start the tour from Bagdogra, West Bengal and end in Bagdogra.
You can either fly into Bagdogra from most cities of India or take a train till New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal.
You may choose to go on our fixed departure tours OR if, you are group of eight (8) or more friends then we can do a custom tailor made tour for you as well, the dates for which can be at your convenience.
If you have your own motorbike then it’s recommended to courier it to Bagdogra (address will be provided) using the logistics services company (GATI KWE), they take about 10 – 12 days to ship to Bagdogra from almost anywhere in India.
TOUR INCLUDES :
350 cc Royal Enfield bike / SUV (as per the package)
Helmet with the bike
Fuel for the complete tour (bikes will be given as per the itinerary only).
Tour captain to lead the tour on his bike
Royal Enfield mechanic.
Support car with 10 bikes.
All accommodation for 6 nights from DAY 01 at Bagdogra till DAY 06 at Bagdogra on triple sharing bases.
Double sharing only for couples and for girls if, they are less than 3 in number.
Breakfast & Dinner from day 01 dinner at Bagdogra till day 07 breakfast at Bagdogra.
Bhutan Permit (only for Indian Riders)..
For the complete tour riders can take a set of elbow guards + knee guards on extra charge for Rs.700/.
TBC T- shirt per rider.
TOUR EXCLUDES :
Any Air/ bus/ taxi/ jeep fare
GST @ 5%
Lunch; we eat at dhabas along the road & pay directly there & then Expenses of personal nature like laundry, internet, wifi, telephone/ fax calls, bed tea, mineral water, aerated/ alcoholic beverages, juices, entrance and camera fee at monuments/ museums, medical expenses, gratuities etc.
INR 1600 will be Per day Per Person Extra for accommodation on twin sharing basis (not for couples).
Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
Any item, activity or facility other than clearly mentioned within the inclusions & itinerary above
Cost of petrol & spare parts of any kind Traffic fines, vehicle servicing & or maintenance etc.
The cost of motorbike rental (if applicable)
Any entry fees, any tips, porter/ pony charges or any other expenses incurred by the participants during the sightseeing, rafting, paragliding trips, other than as
clearly mentioned within the inclusions and itinerary.
Any extra costs incurred due to extension/ change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond our control Additional accommodation & food charges due to un foreseen delays in the journey.
IMPORTANT POINTS :
Minimum age of the rider for this tour should be 21 years.
Minimum riders required to start a tour is 6.
The tour can be cancelled if, the riders are less than 6 in number, per group.
If, tour is cancelled because of less number of riders then the riders of that group can join the nearest date tour or any other departure from our Leh tours or can take the total refund back.
If, any rider wants to leave the tour in between then he has to pay the transportation cost from the leaving point till Delhi.
Riders must have proper riding gears for the tour or they will not be allowed to join the group.
Check in time for all the hotels is 12 noon. In case of early check in, rooms will be available if, they are not occupied.
Your safety is our priority.
No compromise on your safety.
DOCUMENTS TO BE CARRIED:
DOCUMENTS TO BE CARRIED
Original Driving License
4 passport size photographs
1 original address proof – Election Card/Passport/Adhaar Card/ Pan Card
2 photocopies of your address proof – Election Card/Passport/Adhaar Card/ Pan Card
2 photocopies of your driving license
Original+1 photocopy of the travel/accidental insurance
1 photocopy of the tour itinerary & the hotel list which will be sent by TBC
Those who are bringing their own bike should have the original bike RC, pollution & insurance with them.
PAYMENT TERM: 100% ADVANCE Once the order gets confirmed, we will send you our account details where you can submit RS.5, 000/ AS BOOKING AMOUNT. REST 50% of the tour cost BEFORE 60 DAYS OF THE TOUR and the balance to be paid 30 days before commencement OF THE TOUR.
Terms & Conditions:-
100% Payment in advance
The program schedule / route/ mode of transport might be changed due to unforeseen circumstances or for the safety of the group; the decision of the Program Director and/ or the Field director will be final & binding in this regard.
In case any participant falls sick during the tour, the expenses for medical treatment, travel & porter charges etc. will be borne by the concerned individual.
During the tour, the decision of the Program Director and/ or the Field director will be final and binding TONY BIKE CENTRE shall not be held responsible for any accident, illness and loss of valuables or such other unforeseen events during the tour
Any changes in visa fees or any other charges by Bhutan government will be paid by the customer itself.
NO RIDER WILL BE ALLOWED TO DO THE RIDE WITHOUT PROPER RIDING GEARS. TONY BIKE CENTRE HAS THE AUTHORITY TO CANCEL THE RIDE OF A RIDER IF, HE/SHE IS NOT WEARING PROPER RIDING GEARS. NO RISK CAN BE TAKEN ON THESE WORLD’S TOUGHEST ROADS.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION You can fly into Bagdogra from most Indian cities or alternatively take a train to New Jalpaiguri (both in West Bengal). You have a choice of joining our fixed departure or if you are in a group of 8 or more then we can customize the tour for your group.
If required, we would help arrange a reliable logistics services company like GATI KWE for the pick-up and drop of your motorbike from anywhere in India safely. Or if you need you can rent a motorbike from us. If you want to courier your motorbike on your own, then we recommend shipping it to Bagdogra using GATI KWE. Same will take approximately 10-12 days.
You have a choice of riding solo or having a pillion rider. S/he has a choice to alternate between the motorbike and SUV, since we run mostly mixed tours (motorbikes and SUVs).
No. Of Days Before Tour Date
Up to 60 days or more before tour date
Between 45 to 59 days before tour date
Between 30 to 44 days
The above are subject to deduction of Rs.2, 000 towards registration charges.
COVID PRECAUTIONS: Team TBC will take all the precaution during the tour to keep its team and clients safe from Covid 19 and will follow all the protocols. All the travelers should follow all the protocols for the safety of the group. If, wearing of mask/hand wash/social distancing & other precautions are not taken then the team leader has the authority to take action against that traveler. If, any traveler during the tour feels any such symptoms than he/she should immediately inform the leader so that immediate action is taken.
REQUEST: Kindly, go through all the written material & attachments very carefully and clear all your doubts before booking or before the tour starts as once the tour starts we want to move like a family, enjoying and facing all odd & evens with a clear positive attitude and without any doubts. Once the order gets confirmed then it will be considered that you have gone through all the terms and conditions and agree with it.
After Breakfast at the hotel, we ride to the CAPITAL Thimphu.
We head to get our Visas and road permits extended.
We the ride to the best view point in the Thimphu valley - the Buddha point
(Kuenselphodrang). It is a short ride from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the world and then walk around and have a glimpse of the valley.
Evening free for local sightseeing in Thimpu – Dzong / Museum/ River/ Palace etc.
Overnight hotel in Thimpu (2nd night)
After breakfast we proceed with our ride towards Punakha crossing Dochula Pass.
On coming to Lobesa Village we stop for the lunch. One can go on a short climb to ChimiLhakhang. It’s a religious community called "Sanctuary of Fertility" too.
After lunch we will proceed with our ride and reach Punakha before sun set.
Overnight stay in Punakha hotel.
Rest day at Paro
After a hearty breakfast, set out for the majestic and oh so beautiful TaktsangDzong or Tiger’s Nest Monastery. It’s a 2.5 hour hike up & 1.5 hour hike back to the road head.
The name Taktsang means Tiger's Nest, the legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, believed as the second Buddha or Precious Teacher flew to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress and then meditated there in the cave for three months.
The main building of the monastery was destroyed by fire on 19th April 1998 and the Bhutan Government had re-constructed it in the original form.
Post coming back, to soothe our tired leg muscles, we go for a Hot Stone Bath Therapy at a friend’s Farm House.
Evening free for local sightseeing/ stroll in the bazaar.
Overnight stay in Paro hotel.