Cycle over Dochula Pass
Visit Punakha Dzong
Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery
Day 1 - Arrive Paro
After an exciting flight into Paro you'll be picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel. After freshening up spend the after visiting some of the town's main attractions including the imposing Dzong and museum.
Day 2 - Cycle to Thimphu
After preparing the bikes set off on a 'Bhutanese flat' ride to the capital city. The tends downhill for the first half down the Paro Valley then turns uphill as you head up the Thimphu Valley. The dramatic mountains of Bhutan will be all around you as you pedal along Bhutan's best road. The last section takes you into the growing town of Thimphu. In the late afternoon visit Thimphu Dzong.
Day 3 - Cycle to Punakha
The climb out of Thimphu is not steep but at 16km in length it does take some time to ride. Take your time and enjoy the ascent. Once at Dochula Pass you'll have ascended to over 3000m elevation. On a good day the views of the Himalayan Range are laid out in front of you. Take a little time at the Pass to visit the 108 chorten and maybe hang a prayer flag before an incredible 40km decent takes you all the way down to 1200m elevation.
Day 4 - Punakha
Today's ride is an enjoyable out and back ride north of Punakha to Tashithang passing through lush forests which are famous for their rhododendron trees, and an area well known for its birdlife and wild orchids.
Day 5 - Punakha
Enjoy a lovely morning ride exploring Punakha. Ride over the longest and highest suspension bridge in Bhutan and visit Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan's most impressive dzong.
Day 6 - Paro
Return to Paro in the support vehicle and in the afternoon trek to the Tiger's Nest Monastery, one of Bhutan's most iconic and impressive sights.
Day 7 - End of tour
The tour finishes with your transfer to the airport for your flight home.
3 star hotels - upgrades are available in all towns.
All meals, entrance fees, transport and guiding.
There are only a few adjustments that could be made to this shorter itinerary. It would be possible to transfer directly to Thimphu after arriving on your flight to allow yourself more time or further exploring east. By dropping the day ride to Tashithang you could instead ride or transfer to Gantey so that you can have a night in this beautiful valley. It would then be possible to cycle back towards Punakha on the massive descent down from Lawa La Pass.
1 person: $2900
2 people: $2550
3-5 people: $2250
6-16 people: $2000
Dec-Feb & Jun-Aug
All prices are per person in US dollars
1 person: $3150
2 people: $2800
3-5 people: $2500
6-16 people: $2250
Mar-May & Sep-Nov