Motorcycle tours

Day 1: Arrive in Paro

  • Land in Paro International Airport, one of the only two airports in Bhutan.
  • Acclimatize to the high altitude (Paro is at 2200m)
  • Visit the National Museum and Paro Dzong, a fortress-monastery overlooking the valley.

Day 2: Paro to Thimphu

  • Start the motorcycle tour towards Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
  • Stop at Tachog Lhakhang, an iron chain bridge over the Paro River.
  • Reach Thimphu and visit Buddha Dordenma, a 169-foot bronze statue of Buddha.
  • Visit the National Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in honor of the third king of Bhutan.

Day 3: Thimphu to Gangtey

  • Ride to Gangtey, a beautiful valley in central Bhutan.
  • Visit Gangtey Monastery, an important religious site of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Explore the Gangtey Valley, known for its pristine natural beauty.

Day 4: Gangtey to Trongsa

  • Ride to Trongsa, the ancestral home of the royal family of Bhutan.
  • Visit Trongsa Dzong, the largest fortress-monastery in Bhutan.
  • Explore the Trongsa town and visit the museum.

Day 5: Trongsa to Bumthang

  • Ride to Bumthang, a spiritual heartland of Bhutan.
  • Visit Jakar Dzong, the ‘castle of the white bird.’
  • Visit Jambay Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

Day 6: Bumthang sightseeing

  • Visit Tamshing Lhakhang, a temple founded in 1501 by Pema Lingpa, the Treasure Revealer.
  • Visit Kurjey Lhakhang, a complex of temples built around a cave where Guru Rinpoche meditated.
  • Explore the Jakar town and its local market.

Day 7: Bumthang to Punakha

  • Ride to Punakha, a former capital of Bhutan.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong, a majestic fortress-monastery built in 1637.
  • Hike to Chimi Lhakhang, a fertility temple dedicated to the ‘Divine Madman.’

Day 8: Punakha sightseeing

  • Visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, a beautiful stupa built by the queen mother of Bhutan.
  • Visit the Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery, a temple and nunnery overlooking the Punakha valley.
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride along the Punakha suspension bridge.

Day 9: Punakha to Paro

  • Ride back to Paro via Dochula Pass, which offers spectacular views of the Himalayan range.
  • Stop at the Dochula Pass for a hot cup of tea and enjoy the view.
  • Reach Paro and visit the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang), a sacred site hanging on a cliff at 3,120 meters above sea level.

Day 10: Tiger’s Nest

  • Take a day hike to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Paro valley.

Day 11: Departure

  • Depart from Paro International Airport.

Note: The above itinerary is just a suggestion, and it can be customized according to your interests and preferences.