Mountain Biking Punakha

Heritage Biking

Bicycling in Bhutan is rewarded with stunning views, pristine nature on good paved roads with little traffic. We start cycling from Thimpu after visiting Paro, and head east to Punakha, stopping to visit dzongs (fortresses), monasteries and temples and absorbing the Buddhist culture.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive from Kathmandu to Paro and visit the Paro Museum, and one of the major Dzongs.

Day 02: After a morning transfer to Thimphu ride in the afternoon to Dodina and visit two monasteries set back high amongst the mountains.

Day 03: Today will be a major hill challenge to the pass at Dochula, which is known for its spiritual energy and 108 Chortens that are atop the pass. After lunch descend down the pass through pristine forest.

Day 04: Today’s ride is an enjoyable out and back ride passing through lush forests which are famous for their rhododendron trees, and an area well known for its bird life and wild orchids.

Day 05: Explore Punakha valley, the Punakha Dzong, one of the most impressive Dzongs in Bhutan and the temple of Chhimi Lhakhang.

Day 06: We leave Punakha early for the drive back to Paro and visit the Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery), a highlight of the tour.

Day 07: Tour concludes and we transfer you to the airport for onward travel.

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