Bhutan Jeep tour – 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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An adventure jeep tour to the wonderful and happy country of Bhutan 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 our Bhutan Jeep tour 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 adventurous Bhutan jeep tour offers the amalgamation of touristic hot-spots with hidden regions we introduce you to on this road trip. 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 pass
  • 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, about 105km from Guwahati. We stay the night here after completing the required paperwork for your trip.

Day 1: Phuentsholling – Paro (Approx – 315 kms)

From Border town phuensholing of Siliguri we will start our tour towards Paro. Ride of 315km will take us to Paro in Bhutan. Hotel and overnight stay at Paro

Day 2: Paro 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 3: Paro – Thimphu (80kM)

This amazing ride from Paro 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 among many attractions. Empty roads, very little traffic and curvy. Heavenly! Hotel and overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 4 : Thimphu Sightseeing

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. This enthralling city has so much to offer that you can spend the entire day sightseeing and relaxing in the lap of the Himalayas.

Day 5: Thimphu – Punakha – 150km

This ride 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 Punakha. You will cross the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong and the Dochu-la pass. The highlights of this ride are stunning views of the rivers cascading through the mountains. Loads of photo opportunities at every turn. Hotel and overnight stay at Punakha

Day 6: Punakha – Gangtey – 75Km

Enjoy the beautiful ride from the valley of gangtay and enjoy the visit to beautiful monastery. Hotel and overnight stay at Gangtay

Day 7: Gangtey – Bhumtang – 150kms 

Crossing the Yutong la and the Pele La passes, this 145km ride will take you through the famous Trongsa Dzong, one of the largest Dzong in Bhutan. Enjoy the curves as you ride along. Hotel and overnight stay at Bumthang

Day 8: Bhumtang Sightseeing.

One of the most historic regions of Bhutan, Bumthang is one of the 22 dzongkhag or administrative centers 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 Himalayan region.

Day 9 Bhumtang – Mongar – 198km

Crossing the winding road to the high Thumshing la pass, this 198km ride will offer breathtaking views of Gangkar Phuensum, Bhutan’s highest unconquered mountain. The views of the Himalayas here will take your breath away! You will ride through national parks at Ura and Thrumshingla on inner forest roads that are serene, green and downright amazing! You will also cross the Sertang la pass. This is a day you will get to enjoy the ride to the fullest with views that change with every second. A rider’s paradise.

Day 10 Mongar – Trashigang 92km

This three hour drive crosses the Chazam or the iron bridge and the Kori-la pass. We will be staying at Trashigang and will enjoy local delicacies.

Day 11 Trashigang – Samdrup jongkhar/Guwahati 

This six hour motorcycle ride is just amazing. There’s a reason why everyone calls this road the “Heavenly route”. This curvy road passes through the breathtakingly amazing Himalayan mountain road from Kharula to Menlong Brak via Yongphu La moving towards Narphunggang.

Tour end

Samdrup jongkhar/Guwahati Airport drop.

Package

Inclusions

All our packages come with:

  1. 10 Night accommodation on twin sharing basis at good places & tents.
  2. Visa/Inner Line Permits (Foreign Nationals)
  3. Two meals (Breakfast and Dinner) for all 10 days .
  4. Guidance to best places for Meals at Pay N Eat ( if any).
  5.  Jeep with Driver
  6. Experienced Guide 
  7. Border entry fee with all Inner line permits to restricted/protected areas.
  8.  Medical backup: An experienced doctor accompanies you on the trip. Oxygen (O2) & AMS pack available.
  9. All trip photos.
  10. Things to carry list with Map.
  11. 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 (if outside the venue) .
  • Motorcycle/Cycle rent ( if any).
  • Fuel for your self driven SUV.
  • Domestic and International air ticket (We can assist you in booking your flights too!).
  • Any damages/fines/traffic violation tickets
  • Any expenses of personal nature or optional tours.
  • Extra guide fee, camera & video fee, tips, insurance, and expenses of personal nature .

Pricing

Cost for Indian nationals:
Drive a SUV to Bhutan with us. Enjoy Bhutan on a powerful 4×4 SUV. (Fuel Extra)
You take care of the driving, and leave the rest to us. Costs include SUV rental.
Cost:
INR 92,500 per person on twin sharing basis
INR 82,500 per person if you share between 4 people.

Don’t feel like driving? No problems.
Our experienced drivers will ensure you have an amazing experience. Share a SUV with like minded people.
Cost:
INR 72,500 per person on twin sharing basis.
INR 68,500 per person if you share between 4 people.

Cost for foreign nationals:
Drive a SUV to Bhutan with us. Enjoy Bhutan on a powerful 4×4 SUV. (Fuel Extra)
You take care of the driving, and leave the rest to us. Costs include SUV rental.
Cost: USD 7150 (Fuel extra)

Don’t feel like driving? No problems.
Our experienced drivers will ensure you have an amazing experience. Share a SUV with like minded people.
Cost for the trip: USD 4200 per person.

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