Jeep tour to Bhutan – The last Shangri-La

The only Buddhist Himalayan kingdom in existence, Bhutan is one of the happiest places in the world. With more than 20 peaks towering 7,000 meters over sea level, subtropical forests and alpine landscapes,  this country is the go-to place for adrenaline junkies, adventure seekers, mountaineers and those who wish to relax and spend some time in a quiet, tranquil region. The land of the Dragon, shrouded in mist and mysteries is on nearly everyone’s bucket list.

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A trip on a jeep to this wonderful and happy country where the GNP was renamed to GNH or Gross National Happiness can be nothing short of magical. Although Bhutan opened for tourism as late as 1974, the annual influx of tourists is rather low.  A constitutional monarchy since 2008, Bhutan is a fiercely independent land. This is one of the few countries in the world that has never been colonized.

You will feel as if you’ve been transported back in time. Bhutan maintains its traditions and customs and that shows in the country’s architecture and prevalent dressing style of the Drukpas.
From the Tiger’s Nest monastery in Paro to the busy streets of Thimphu, this country is amazing, magical and as we told you earlier, happy!

Come, discover this wonderful land with us on four wheels as we take you from breathtaking valleys to mountain hugging monasteries to alpine meadows that dot this land.

P.S. : Not a car person? No worries, we got you covered! check out our Motorcycle Tour to Bhutan!
Don’t want to stick to a plan? No worries! Contact us to curate a customized tour for you.

Highlights


Our tour offers the amalgamation of touristic hotspots with hidden regions we introduce you to on the way. Our experienced guides help you in every step of the way to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience. Here are some of the highlights of the trip!

  • Visit the Tiger’s Nest Monastery at Paro
  • See the Trongsa Dzong
  • Sightseeing in Thimphu
  • Visit the amazing Haa valley
  • Visit the Punakha Dzong
  • Cross the majestic and breahtaking Chele-la
  • Visit Bumthang, the historical center of Bhutan
  • See the Gangkar Phuensum, the tallest mountain in Bhutan

Details

Group Size: 5 to 10 per group, first come first served.
Total Distance Covered: 1200 km.
Average altitude: 8,000 ft
Maximum altitude attained: 13000 ft
Terrain: Challenging, but safe.
Thrill level: Extreme

Itinerary

On Arrival:

We meet at Guwahati and drive to Samdrup Jongkhar, a 105km ride. We stay the night here after completing the required paperwork for your trip.

Day 1: Samdrup Jonkkar – Trashigang –180 km
This six hour drive passes through the breathtakingly amazing road from Narphung to Menlong Brak, moving onwards to Kharungla and onwards to Trashigang via Yongphu la.
Day 2: Tashigang – Mongar – 92 km
This three hour drive crosses the Chazam or the iron bridge and the Kori-la pass.
Day 3: Mongar – Bumthang – 198 KM
Crossing the Thumshing la pass, this 198km drive will offer breathtaking views of Gangkar Phuensum, Bhutan’s highest mountain. You will drive through national parks at Ura and Thrumshingla. You will also cross the Sertang la pass.
Day 4: Bumthang – sightseeing
One of the most historic regions of Bhutan, Bumthang is one of the 22 dzongkhag of Bhutan. Tales of the Guru Padmasambhava and the Tertons can still be heard around this region. The Jakar Dzong and the Ura Yakchoe are the main attractions here. The Jambay Lakhang festival held in November is a major attraction of the region.
Day 5 : Bumthang – Gangtey – 145km
Crossing the Yutong la and the Pele La passes, this 145km drive will take you through the famous Trongsa Dzong, one of the largest Dzong in Bhutan.
Day 6: Gangtey – Punakha- Thimphu – 150km
This drive takes you through the majestic Punakha Dzong, built between the Pochu and Mochu rivers. You will also see the picturesque Rinchengang village on your way to Thimphu. You will cross the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong and the Dochu-la pass.
Day 7: Thimphu – Sight Seeing & Relax
Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. You spend the day sightseeing and relaxing in the city.
Day 8: Thimphu – Haa valley- Paro.
This amazing drive from Thimphu to Haa valley crosses the majestic Chele la pass, the highest pass in Bhutan. Only opened in 2002 for tourists, the Haa valley offers views of the famous Three sisters mountains.
Day 9: Paro – Hike to the famous Tiger Nest Monastery & sightseeing.
The Tiger’s nest Monastery needs no introduction. Mesmerizing and majestic, this monastery is the landmark that defines Bhutan. You spend the day hiking and sightseeing in and around the beautiful valley town of Paro, one of the best places in Bhutan to explore on foot.
Day 10 Paro – Phuntsholing-Siliguri
The final day of our drive takes us to the border town of Phuntsholing. This is the place where Indian and Bhutanese merchants trade. This 315km drive takes us to the Indian border town of Siliguri.

Package

Inclusions

All our packages come with:

  1. 10 Night accommodation on twin sharing basis at good places & tents.
  2. Visas and Permits
  3. Two meals (Breakfast and Dinner) for all 10 days .
  4. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  5. Backup Jeep 
  6. Experienced Guide 
  7. Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
  8. Experienced mechanic with spare parts.
  9. Medical backup: An experienced doctor accompanies you on the trip. Oxygen (O2) & AMS pack available.
  10. Bhutan Way RoundStickers for your Jeep, motorcycle, helmet & more.
  11. All trip photos.
  12. Things to carry list with Map.
  13. Royal Enfield 500 cc / Himalayan 410cc Bike / SUV for trip. (Fuel Extra)
  14. Pick and Drop from Airport (for the entire group in one go)

Exclusions

Our packages do not include::

  • Extra days (we will manage or book your stay for you)
  • Extra food Like Starters /Lunch /Dinner all over Pay & Eat (if outside the venue) .
  • Bike /Jeep/Cab rent ( if any).
  • Fuel of Bike/self drive SUV.
  • Domestic Air flight ticket (We can assist you in booking).
  • Any damage/fine will be chargeable.
  • Any expenses of personal nature or optional tours, extra meals, starters (alcohol, mineral water, soft drinks etc.).
  • Extra guide fee, camera & video fee ,tips, insurance, laundry and phone

Pricing

Cost for Indian nationals:
Own bike: INR 49500
Rented Bike: INR 69500
Shared Cab: INR 68500

Cost for foreign nationals
Rented Bike: USD 3750
Shared Cab: USD 2950

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