Bhutan is a country which is located in the eastern Himalayas and landlocked between China and India. It is known as Land of thunder Dragon also due to the Drukpa Dynasty ruled over this country for a long time. It is one of the most beautiful countries in South Asia.
Every year this country experiences international tourists from different countries. The specialty of Bhutan tourism is that it bases on sustainable tourism. Whatever fees and other expenses tourist pay that goes to education, health, and environment. It makes Bhutan tourism special in all terms. Bhutan is located at an average altitude of 8000 feet that is 2438 in terms of meters. The highest point of Bhutan in terms of elevation is Gankhar Puensum that is 24,840 feet( 7,570 meters) above sea level. It is close to the border of China.
The neighboring states of India are Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, and Assam. From the West Bengal, the entry point is Jaigaon. It is the last town of India near the Bhutan border. This town is famous for cross border trade between Bhutan and India. To Jaigaon, the nearest Bhutanese town is Phuentsholing. At Phuentsholing, there is an immigration office of the Royal Government of Bhutan. At this office, all the formalities are done before accessing other parts of the country. The next immigration office you will find at Thimpu. From Phuentsholing, the permit will only be provided for the Thimpu and Paro. If you want to visit other internal parts, then you have to take permission from Thimpu Office.
Best Time to Visit Bhutan
Bhutan is one of the best places to visit nearby India. You can also enjoy Bhutan Bike trip there. The climate of Bhutan remains pleasant throughout the year; however, some parts of Bhutan, which are at high altitude, faces harsh winters. The Indian monsoon influences the weather of Bhutan. During the monsoon season, there is less footfall of tourists due to heavy rain, and it is not the advisable time to visit Bhutan. The best time to visit Bhutan is from April to June and then from September to March. During this time, the weather remains pleasant, and views of Himalayan peaks and landscapes remain clear. The weather conditions are different according to the regions of Bhutan. South Bhutan comparatively remains hot than North Bhutan.
Bike trip is the most adventure and thrilling activity which every bike lover want to experience multiple time. As Bhutan is the most beautiful country than having the bike ride, there is an excellent thing.
Day 1:Siliuri to Phuentsholing
Day 2:Phuentsholing – Thimpu
Day 3:Thimpu – Punakha via Dochula Pass
Day 4:Sightseeing at Thimpu and Thimpu to Paro
Day 5:Trekking at Tiger’s Nest
Day 6:Paro to Siliguri
Day 7:Departure from Siliguri
It will be a pleasant experience to ride the bike on the beautiful roads of Bhutan. While riding from Siliguri to Bhutan, you will be amazed by the views, and it will be more amazing to have a bike ride in Bhutan.
Things to Carry
- General Medicine Kit
- Personal Toiletries
- Small Garbage Collection Bags
- Water Bottle
- Thermo Flask
- Solar Charger
- Sunscreen Lotion
- Lip Balm
- Woolen Clothes
- Woolen Socks
- Woolen Gloves
- Led Flashlights
- Identity Proof
- Trekking Shoes
- Trekking Poles
- Trekking Bag
- Body Lotion
- Extra Batteries for Camera
- Binoculars Sunglasses
- Dry Fruits and Snacks
- First Aid Kit
- Please do not use any toxic material during the trip; it may lead you in difficulty.
- Upon asking, you have to show your id-proof authority.
- Do not make fun of any religious belief.
- Stick with the group and follow the instructions of the group leader.
- Do not litter while bike riding at Bhutan.
- Carry a personal garbage bag with you.
- Obtain all the permits before commencing the bike ride. It is an essential thing as the authorities are strict.
- Do not indulge in any activity which is against the Law of Bhutan.
- Do not carry any weapon during the bike ride.
- Try to avoid plastic materials as much as possible. In case you have used it during trekking, then do not leave it behind and put it in your garbage bag.
- Try to avoid bad comments on co-travelers. If you face any issues, then notify your team/group leader.
- If you face any health issues, then tell your team leader immediately.
- Try to avoid activities that harm nature. Be a responsible trekker.