Bhutan’s mountainous terrains offer a fascinating adventure for bicycling enthusiasts. The route along Bhutan’s West-East Highways (approx. 600 km) is an exciting route with challenges surmounting a new pass over 3000 meters everyday. The highways winding up and down mountains with drops of thousands of feet keep one too high on adrenal in to feel the slightest pinch of monotony. As one progresses along the route, there is a discernible change in the flora and temperature when one gradually descends, from the alpine heights, into the temperate regions of the East. All along the route the interruption by picturesque and almost medieval, villages and towns rich in cultural spots make a welcome diversion.
01Arrival at Paro. O/n
02S/S at Paro. O/n
03Commence cycle tour to east cross Dochula pass and camp at Khuruthang. O/n.
04After Punakha Dzong, continue towards Gangte gompa via Wangdiphodrang.
05Back to Norbuling and then cross Pelela pass towards Tongsa Dzong. O/n Tongsa.
06Cycle up to Yotola and then down to Dumkhar and Chumi & onward to Bumthang.
07S/S of Bumthan valley. O/n.
08Cycle to Ura and then to Sengor. O/n.
09Cycle up to the pass and then down to Kuru Zam. O/n
10A short climb to Mongar Dzong and rest.
11Cross Lorela pass to Tashignag, administrative headquarters of Eastern Bhutan o/n.
12Day trip to Kanglung college Bhutan’s only English medium University. O/n
13Return trip by driving to Mongar.
14Return trip by driving to Tongsa. O/n.
15Return trip by driving to Thimpu. O/n.
16At Thimphu. S/S.
17At Thimphu. S/S.
18Drive to Paro departure for Kathmandu.