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Mountain bike

Biking in Drukyul

You can get the adrenaline rush and experience the beauty of biking through a landscape where the air is naturally filtered and the highways mostly free from the mechanical inventions. Test your endurance as you pedal at a height of 3,100 meters. Ride along one of the world’s best landscapes.
Based on your interest, we can customize the areas you want to bike through.

DAY 01. Arrival at Paro

If flying in from Bangkok, one will experience breath taking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other Himalayan peaks including Bhutan’s sacred Mount Jomolhari and Jitchu Drake. On arrival at the airport, representatives of our Company will receive and escort you to the Hotel. After lunch at a local restaurant we will explore the small town of Paro, and then visit the Dzong and the National museum.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02. Paro-Thimphu (65km.)

The ride to Thimphu will take approximately 05 hrs depending on the level of professionalism and biking skills. The ride is all along the lined willow trees and the beautiful valley of Paro and Thimphu. All along you ride parallel to the river banks. On arrival at Thimphu you can be at leisure or just explore Thimphu city.

DAY 03. Thimphu – Punakha (71km.)

After some quick sightseeing, you will head for Dochula pass, which will take about 02-03hrs as it is all uphill, But once you reach the Pass at 3000m, your hard work is rewarded by views of the Eastern Himalayan range. After the pass, the ride is all downhill till you reach the warm and lush valley of Punakha region. You can visit Chimi lhakhang (monastery) associated with the Divine Mad Monk.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Explore the fertile and flat valley of Punakha, ride north towards the Crown Prince’s Monastery perched on a strategic location on a hill top overlooking the rich rice terraced fields. We will visit Punakha Dzong, which is located on the confluence of two rivers. This Dzong used to be the former capital of Bhutan and is now the winter residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and the Central Monk body.
Overnight at hotel

DAY 04. Punakha – Gangtey (83km.)

Ride to Phobjikha valley, the abode of the black necked cranes, and en-route visit ruins of Wangduephodrang Dzong (Fortress), that was razed to the ground by a fire in 2012. The backup vehicle will always be there following you and at any point of time riders who are exhausted can climb into the backup car.

DAY 05. Gangtey – Paro (205km.)

Visit Gangtey monastery and then start biking back to Paro via Wangduephodrang and Thimphu. You can bike certain stretch of the road and use the backup car to reach Paro. At the end of your biking tour, you can have a hot- stone bath to give your muscles some respite.

DAY 06 Paro – Taktsang monastery hike

After breakfast drive half an hour and start the hike to Taktshang. It takes about 5 hour round trip. Follow an ancient path marked by river powered prayer wheels to the site of the famous Tiger’s nest, the Taktsang Monastery, tragically wrecked in a fire early in 1998, rebuilt, it is perched some 1000m/3,000ft up on a cliff overlooking the valley. It is said that the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, flew the back of a tigress to tame five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan in 746 A.D.
On the way visit the Drugyel Dzong, located 16 Km from the Paro town. Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. From here, the peak of Jomolhari “Mountain of the Goddess” can be seen on a clear day (Alt. 7,329m/24,029ft.). Stroll through town and visit the Paro Rimpong Dzong, built in 1646, Kyichu Monastery the oldest in Paro valley, built in 659 A.D.
Overnight at the hotel

DAY 07: Paro – Bangkok

After breakfast, you will be driven to Paro international Airport for your journey out of the country.

Through the glacial rivers

Duration: Seven days
Start: Paro Chhu (river), Paro
End: Dang Chhu (river), Wangduephodrang
Rivers: Paro Chhu, Wangchu, Tamchhu, Punakha Chhu, Dang chhu.
Craft: Kayaks and Rafts

Bhutan’s clean and pristine rivers originate from the Eastern Himalayas and end with the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. Apart from being the major source of the country’s revenue, which is primarily hydropower driven, the waters have been scouted for kayaking and rafting.
Set in an environment that is natural, the rivers offer an adventure for exploring the Kingdom’s exquisite wild.
We can customize different trails based on your interest.
While some have high currents and depths reaching a maximum of about five meters; there are occasions when the rivers pass gently on. The loud rages of the rivers are something that cannot be forgotten.
There is everything for everyone; easy rafting for beginners and hair-raising runs for the veterans. The best time for this adventure is from March to April and November to December.
Apart from the single package that we are offering here, Khala Mebar has the competency and expertise to take lovers of this adventure into realms beyond their imaginations. With well trained and professional kayaking and rafting guides, we have everything for you.

Day 1: Kathmandu/Bangkok/Delhi-Paro

In one of the best flights you would have experienced, you will see the spectacular beauties of the Himalayan ranges such as, Mt Everest, Jomolhari, Jitchu Drake and others as you fly to Paro. The landing is a thrill. At the airport our representative will meet you and escort you to the hotel. After a brief rest, you will visit places of historic importance in Paro, such as the National Museum, Paro Rinpong Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang and the Drugyel Dzong (Castle of the Victorious Drukpa).
There will be a picnic lunch and then we begin the expedition to one of Bhutan’s most revered places, Paro Taktshang (Tiger’s Lair), which is built on a hair raising ravine perched on a hill (1000m) overlooking the valley. It is said that the great Indian Saint of the 8th century, Guru Padma Sambhava came flying on a tigress to subdue evils who were obstructing the spread of Buddhism and in one of the caves within the temple accomplished the task. The trek is a five hour hike (round trip).
Night halt in hotel at Paro.

Day 2: Paro Chhu (River) Excursion

(Bondey-Isuna Bridge)
Location: Paro Valley, Western Bhutan
Length: Approximately 10 km (3 hours)
Difficulty: Class III-IV
Flow: About 500 cfs
Season: March – April
Craft: Kayaks recommended due to narrow and steep rapids

After breakfast, we begin exploring the beauty and challenge of traversing through Bhutan’s sublime waters. We take a short drive to Bondey and start kayaking from there.
It will be a beautiful experience negotiating along the Paro river till Isuna, a small settlement on the way to Thimphu. Taking about three hours, the flow is not very swift. We exit at Isuna, where we will have our lunch.

Lower Paro Chhu (Isuna Bridge – Chhuzom)
Location: Paro Valley, Western Bhutan
Length: 7 km (1 hour)
Difficulty: Class II – III, with one V
Flow: Approximately 500 cfs
Season: March-April
Craft: Kayaks (too small for rafts)

This is the second part of the Paro river excursion and is just an-hour adventure along a valley flanked by steep ridges on the one side and the Paro-Thimphu highway on the other.
We stop at Chhunzom, the confluence of the Paro and Wangchu rivers.

Wang Chhu – Upper Run (Chhuzom Confluence –
Lower Tam Chhu, Dobji Dzong)

Location: Thimphu/Paro/Phuentsholing Highway, Western Bhutan
Length: Approximately 4 km (2 hours)
Difficulty: Class IV, one class V
Flow: 800 -1000 cfs
Season: March – April, November – December (Caution: a high water in this section is extremely dangerous. Not recommended for amateurs)
Craft: Only Kayak

Wang Chhu – Lower Run (Tam Chhu – 4 km Downstream)
Location: Thimphu/Paro/Phuentsholing Highway, Western Bhutan
Length: 4 km (1 hour)
Difficulty: Class III
Flow: 800 -1000 cfs
Season: March – April, November – December (Tips: a high water run is possible with good scouting)
Craft: Kayaks, Rafts

In what would be the third part of our first day kayaking, we continue downstream from Chhunzom till Dam Chhu. The water is swift here and the adventure is recommended only for experts. After approximately two hours we arrive at Tam Chhu and then begin the second part of the excursion downstream, which would take us an hour. We could try trout fishing here.
We then move to Thimphu.
Night halt at Thimphu.

Day 3: Glimpse of Thimphu

Bhutan’s capital and most modern city is home to some of the country’s most significant and historical icons. We begin the day by visiting the memorial chorten (stupa), one of Bhutan’s most beautiful stupas of the Nygmipa sect, built in memory of the Father of Modern Bhutan, Late Third King, Jigmi Dorji Wangchuck. From there we will drive to Buddha Point, where the world’s largest Buddha statue stands, overlooking Thimphu valley. The next destination will be the 12th century Changangkha Lhakhang (monastery) and then the Takin Zoo. We will also visit a nunnery, Sangaygang(which offers a panaromic view of Thimphu) and the Textile museum.
After lunch at a hotel, we will visit the grand Tashichho Dzong (Fortress), which houses the King’s office, Throne Room and some ministries. It is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot (Je Khenpo) and the central Monk body. We then proceed to visit the Parliament of Bhutan.
Night halt in Thimphu.

Day 4: Thimphu-Punakha/Wangduephodrang

It is a three to four hour journey through beautiful landscape comprising of rhododendron bushes, meadows, water falls and changing vegetation.
Forty five minutes from Thimphu, we arrive at Dochula pass (3100m), which offers the first glimpse of the eastern Himalayan Ranges, consisting of snow-capped peaks, with heights ranging from 6,000m-7,554m. Dochula is also a centre of diverse flora and fauna. Additionally, the 108 stupas, build around a mound makes the pass a beauty.
From Dochula, the road descends all the way to Punakha valley. Before reaching Punakha, we will see the ruins of Wangduephodrang Dzong (Fortress), which was razed by a tragic fire in 2012.
Next, we hike (1 hour round trip) to Chimi Lhakhang, a 15th century temple associated with Lam Drukpa Kuenley, the Divine Madmonk. A temple where the Phallus is worshipped, hundreds of barren women receive blessings from a phallus there.
We will have lunch at the temple and then proceed to Punakha, where we visit the historic Punakha Dzong (Fortress), an architectural masterpiece, built at the confluence of two (Pho (male) and Mo(female) rivers.
Night halt at hotel in Punakha.

Day 5: Punakha Chhu (River) Excursion

Upper Pho Chhu (Wangthangkha – Samdingkha)
Location: Punakha Valley, Western Bhutan
Length: 12 km, 5 -7 hours with scouting
Difficulty: Class V
Flow: 1000 cfs
Season: February/December. (Caution: higher than medium flows makes this run dangerous. High water runs not recommended for amateurs)
Craft: Kayaks only (too steep for rafts)

This is perhaps one of the most exciting places to kayak, and also a dangerous one. We begin this expedition early morning, after which we stop for lunch, for the next part.

Lower Mo Chhu (Khamsum Yuling Namgyal Chhorten
– Below Punakha Dzong)

Location: Punakha Valley, Western/Central Bhutan
Length: 6 km (1 hour) (Note: In Spring, high winds and small currents makes this stretch longer and harder)
Difficulty: Class I – II
Flow:800 -1000 cfs
Season: March – April, November – December (Tips: with good scouting, runs at higher flows possible)
Craft: Kayaks and Rafts

Before venturing on this route, we will visit the Khamsum Yuling Namgyal Chorten (stupa), one of Bhutan’s most exquisite chortens. We then kayak all the way down to Punakha Dzong. The river is filled with trouts.

In the evening we move to Wangduephodrang and halt the night there.

Day 6: The Wangduephodrang Expedition

Upper Dang Chhu (Wangduephodrang Downstream –
Kichu Resort)
Location: Wangduephodrang, Western/Central Bhutan
Length: Approximately 3 km (2 hours with scouting)
Difficulty: Class IV -V at medium flows, V -V at higher flows
Flow: 400-500 cfs
Season: March – April, October – November (Caution: high water makes this run dangerous. Not recommended for amateurs)
Craft: Kayaks only (too small and steep for rafts

Middle Dang Chhu (Kichu Resort – Dang Chhu Down-
stream)
Location: Wangduephodrang, Western/Central Bhutan
Length: 5 km (1.5 hours)
Difficulty: Class IV with three class V scouts
Flow: 400 – 500 cfs
Season: March – April, November – December
Craft: Kayaks. (Tips: rafts possible but only with crew and
portages. It is time consuming but there are great runs at
stretches)

Lower Dang Chhu (Wangduephodrang Upstream –
Puna Tsang Chhu Confluence)

Location: Wangduephodrang, Western/Central Bhutan
Length: Approximately 17 km (4 hours)
Difficulty: Class III-IV at most flows
Flows: 5000 – 7000 cfs
Season: March – April, November – December (Tips: high water makes this run more difficult but reasonable as well)
Craft: Kayaks and Rafts

Starting early morning, this excursion is in the waters of Dang chhu (river) and involves extreme as well as easy kayaking. After more than half a day, we move to Thimphu for the night halt.

Day 7: Thimphu-Paro

Early morning, you will be driven to Paro airport for your next destination.

BIKING TO THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN TERRAIN
Day 1: Flight to Paro in Bhutan, 2250 m – Tiger Nest Monastery
Day 2: Cycling : Paro ( 2250 mts ) Grade Easy
Day 3 : Cycling : Paro to Haa Valley ( 2710m ) Grade Hard
Day 4 : Cycling : Haa to Thimphu ( 2300m) Grade hard
Day 5 : Thimphu ( 2300m ) Grade moderate
Day 6 : Cycling : Thimphu – Dochu La, 3015 m – Punakha, 1300 m Grade moderate
Day 7 : Cycling: Punakha – Phobjikha Valley (2900m) Grade Hard.
Day 8 : Cycling : Phobjikha – Pele La, 3392 m – Trongsa, 2300 m Grade moderate
Day 9 : Cycling: Trongsa – Yotong La 3425 m – Bumthang, 2600m Grade Hard
Day 10 : rest and sightseeing in Bumthang, 2600m
Day 11 : Cycling: Bumthang – Trumshingla Park, 2600m ( Preferably we will stay at Ura Lodge which is moderate climb uphill. If this happens we can on the next day proceed to Mongar on Day 11.)
Grade Hard
Day 12 : Cycling: Trumshingla Park – Thrumshing La, 3554 m – Mongar, 1620 m Grade moderate
Day 13 : Cycling : Mongar – Trashigang, 1150 m Grade moderate
Day 14 : Cycling : Trashigang to Samdrup Jonkhar. Grade hard
Day 15 : Depart for Guahati for flight to Delhi.
OR
Day 14 : Cycling : Trashigang – Khaling, 2000 m Grade Easy
Day 15: Cycling : Khaling – Samdrup Dzongkhar, 150 m Grade moderate
Day 16 : Drive to Guwahati – flight to Delhi

BIKING THROUGH THE HIGH PASSES OF BHUTAN
Day 1: Flight to Paro in Bhutan, 2250 m – Tiger Nest Monastery
Day 2: Cycling : Paro ( 2250 mts ) Grade Easy
Day 3 : Cycling : Paro to Haa Valley ( 2710m ) Grade Hard
Day 4 :Cycling : Haa to Thimphu ( 2300m) Grade hard
Day 5 :Thimphu ( 2300m ) Grade moderate
Day 6 : Cycling : Thimphu – Dochu La, 3015 m – Punakha, 1300 m Grade moderate
Day 7 : Cycling: Punakha –Phobjikha Valley (2900m) Grade Hard.
Day 8 :Phobjikha – Pele La, 3392 m – Trongsa, 2300 m Grade moderate
Day 9: Cycling: Trongsa – Yotong La 3425 m – Bumthang, 2600m Grade hard
Day 10 : rest and sightseeing in Bumthang, 2600m
Day 11 : Fly to Paro.
Day 12. Depart