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Bhutan Thunder Dragon Tour

Duration
14 days / 13 nights

Distance
1,300 miles / 2,092 km

Country
destination
The Kingdom of Bhutan

Starts
Delhi, India

Ends
Delhi, India

Style
ADVENTURE +

DATES
October 12 – 25, 2022
April 30 – May 13, 2023
October 2023

The hidden magical Buddhist Kingdom of the Eastern Himalayas

TOUR CHARACTER

This tour is for the adventurous traveler and can be acceptable for an equally spirited riding passenger. Roads are largely paved however expect sections to be unpaved in varying conditions of disrepair. For this reason we classify the Thunder Dragon Tour as ADVENTURE + This unique travel experience launches out of Delhi, India with a domestic flight (included) positioning the tour in East Bagdogra, where you enter Bhutan riding in the heights of the Eastern Himalayas, experiencing a special culture, largely removed from the modern world until around the 1970’s. The population is extremely welcoming however foreign visitation from the is limited and controlled in an effort to preserve their peaceful and unmolested Bhuddist lifestyle. Things are changing in the kingdom, however you will still find Bhutan one of the most fascinating little countries in the world.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Kingdom of Bhutan is a destination known to but a privileged few. Only in the 1970’s was the country opened to outsiders with modern influences such as television and telephones virtually unheard of. It is exactly for this reason that this devout Tibetan Buddhist little nation is so attractive and intriguing.
  • Your tour will start with your arrival in Delhi, India. If desired, you can come in early for an optional overnight excursion to experience the wonder of the Taj-Mahal in Agra. 
  • From Delhi the group fly domestic airlines to West Bengal, India where you are staged for entry into Bhutan. 
  • Bhutan is nestled beneath the mighty Himalayas, a geographical fortress separating it from Tibetan China. The views are magnificent. The people you will find to be extremely welcoming to outsiders, timid and deeply spiritual.
  • Peace and tranquility are so revered here that the government has created a barometer for measuring what is referred to as GNH…Gross National Happiness. 
  • When not riding and interacting with the locals, there are visits to such highlights as the 17th-century Drukgyel Dzong (Monastery fortress), only one of many such religious edifices you’ll encounter in your travels. 
  • The renowned Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Hermitage on the face of a sheer 3,000 ft. cliff will be forever etched in your mind … an incredible photo opportunity.
  • The service. It is the best and you will be accompanied by the most knowledgeable and experienced teams in India. 
  • Budget tour operators are proliferating. If you prefer better style, service, and the best maintained motorcycles in India, there is only MotoDiscovery. Call us anytime for consultation.
  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.

NOTE: Sign up early. You will need to apply for an India visa. We will obtain your Bhutan visa and the necessary permissions to enter the country but the process is involved and requires lead time.

ITINERARY

Day 1:  Arrive Delhi, India

Day 2:  Fly to Bagdogra West Bengal-Kalimpong, pick up bikes

Day 3:  Darjeeling

Day 4:  Phuntsholing, Bhutan

Day 5:  Paro Valley

Day 6:  Thimphu

Day 7:  Wangdi

Day 8:  Bamthang

Day 9:  Mongar

Day 10: Tashigang

Day 11: Samdrup Jongkhar

Day 12: Guwahati Assam, India

Day 13: Fly Guwahati to Delhi

Day 14: Fly Out

PRICE

Rider on Royal Enfield Himalaya →6,595 USD

Rider on Royal Enfield Bullet 500 → add 6,595 USD

Passenger → add 5,889 USD

Optional Agra two day / one night extension →  Contact for prices

Single occupancy supplement  → 1,100 USD

Deposit per person → 1,000 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exception.

DATES
October 12 – 25, 2022
April 30 – May 13, 2023
October 2023

INCLUDES

  • Rider rental of 400cc Royal Enfield Himalaya
  • Motorcycle fuel
  • 13 nights accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Most dinners
  • Breakfasts
  • Occasional lunch
  • Purified water during the ride
  • Domestic airfare Delhi-Bagdogra round trip
  • Multilingual riding guide
  • Support/luggage van with driver and crew
  • Management of border crossing formalities
  • Bhutan visa and permits
  • Greeting at airport and transfer on arrival Delhi
  • Transfers Bagdogra
  • Cultural and historical tours of interest
  • Maps
  • Pre-tour preparation materials
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • International airfare to Delhi
  • India multi-entry visa
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff tips
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Border crossing fees
  • Emergency med-evac insurance (mandatory)
  • Any inclusion not specified

TOUR CHARACTER

This tour is for the adventurous traveler and can be acceptable for an equally spirited riding passenger. Roads are largely paved however expect sections to be unpaved in varying conditions of disrepair. For this reason we classify the Thunder Dragon Tour as ADVENTURE + This unique travel experience launches out of Delhi, India with a domestic flight (included) positioning the tour in East Bagdogra, where you enter Bhutan riding in the heights of the Eastern Himalayas, experiencing a special culture, largely removed from the modern world until around the 1970’s. The population is extremely welcoming however foreign visitation from the is limited and controlled in an effort to preserve their peaceful and unmolested Bhuddist lifestyle. Things are changing in the kingdom, however you will still find Bhutan one of the most fascinating little countries in the world.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Kingdom of Bhutan is a destination known to but a privileged few. Only in the 1970’s was the country opened to outsiders with modern influences such as television and telephones virtually unheard of. It is exactly for this reason that this devout Tibetan Buddhist little nation is so attractive and intriguing.
  • Your tour will start with your arrival in Delhi, India. If desired, you can come in early for an optional overnight excursion to experience the wonder of the Taj-Mahal in Agra. 
  • From Delhi the group fly domestic airlines to West Bengal, India where you are staged for entry into Bhutan. 
  • Bhutan is nestled beneath the mighty Himalayas, a geographical fortress separating it from Tibetan China. The views are magnificent. The people you will find to be extremely welcoming to outsiders, timid and deeply spiritual.
  • Peace and tranquility are so revered here that the government has created a barometer for measuring what is referred to as GNH…Gross National Happiness. 
  • When not riding and interacting with the locals, there are visits to such highlights as the 17th-century Drukgyel Dzong (Monastery fortress), only one of many such religious edifices you’ll encounter in your travels. 
  • The renowned Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Hermitage on the face of a sheer 3,000 ft. cliff will be forever etched in your mind … an incredible photo opportunity.
  • The service. It is the best and you will be accompanied by the most knowledgeable and experienced teams in India. 
  • Budget tour operators are proliferating. If you prefer better style, service, and the best maintained motorcycles in India, there is only MotoDiscovery. Call us anytime for consultation.
  • This tour is the ideal platform for a customized private tour just for you and your friends. Interested? Fill out this easy Custom Motorcycle Tour Questionnaire, and let’s get started.

NOTE: Sign up early. You will need to apply for an India visa. We will obtain your Bhutan visa and the necessary permissions to enter the country but the process is involved and requires lead time.

ITINERARY

Day 1:  Arrive Delhi, India

Day 2:  Fly to Bagdogra West Bengal-Kalimpong, pick up bikes

Day 3:  Darjeeling

Day 4:  Phuntsholing, Bhutan

Day 5:  Paro Valley

Day 6:  Thimphu

Day 7:  Wangdi

Day 8:  Bamthang

Day 9:  Mongar

Day 10: Tashigang

Day 11: Samdrup Jongkhar

Day 12: Guwahati Assam, India

Day 13: Fly Guwahati to Delhi

Day 14: Fly Out

PRICE

Rider on Royal Enfield Himalaya →6,595 USD

Rider on Royal Enfield Bullet 500 → add 6,595 USD

Passenger → add 5,889 USD

Optional Agra two day / one night extension →  Contact for prices

Single occupancy supplement  → 1,100 USD

Deposit per person → 1,000 USD

All rooms are shared, double occupancy. If you request to not share a room the single occupancy supplement applies. If we are unable to find a roommate for you, the single supplement will apply. No exception.

DATES
October 12 – 25, 2022
April 30 – May 13, 2023
October 2023

INCLUDES

  • Rider rental of 400cc Royal Enfield Himalaya
  • Motorcycle fuel
  • 13 nights accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Most dinners
  • Breakfasts
  • Occasional lunch
  • Purified water during the ride
  • Domestic airfare Delhi-Bagdogra round trip
  • Multilingual riding guide
  • Support/luggage van with driver and crew
  • Management of border crossing formalities
  • Bhutan visa and permits
  • Greeting at airport and transfer on arrival Delhi
  • Transfers Bagdogra
  • Cultural and historical tours of interest
  • Maps
  • Pre-tour preparation materials
  • MotoDiscovery apparel gift

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE
  • International airfare to Delhi
  • India multi-entry visa
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Staff tips
  • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance (recommended)
  • Border crossing fees
  • Emergency med-evac insurance (mandatory)
  • Any inclusion not specified

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BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY
If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
By requesting a booking, you'll be able to reserve your spot on this tour. Closer to the tour date you will receive an email with payment information and you will be able to make a deposit or pay the entire balance.

CUSTOMIZE THIS JOURNEY
If you would like to customize this itinerary and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your companions, click here to inquire, or speak to our travel professionals.