Holiday details
Ref No.: BPA04
Travel Agent: Bhutan Peak Adventure
Holiday Title: TOUR OF THE DRAGON
Destination: Bhutan
Contact Tel.: +975-336773
Package: Full Board
Hotel Rating: 3 star
Duration (nights): 8
Price range (per person): From $2075 - To $1840
Dates Available: From: 02/09/2019   To: 10/09/2019
Destination Country and city travelling from: Bhutan. Bhutan can be entered from India, Bangkok or Nepal
Description:
Tour of the Dragon is not a road bike race or a classic mountain bike race, nor is it a gravel grinder, because it doesn’t fit into any of the categories defined by the UCI (Union Cyclist International). Since the distance of the race is 200+ km, it is categorized as an ultra-marathon mountain bike race on roads that happen to be extremely challenging. Tour of the Dragon starts in Bumthang and travels 268 km over 4 mountains passes before finishing in Thimphu town square. It’s one of the toughest one-day mountain bike races in the world.
Itinerary:

Day 1. ARRIVAL
On the arrival at Paro International Airport, complete your visa formalities and you will be received by the representative of Bhutan Peak Adventure, who will accompany you for the tour. Visit Dumtse Lhakhang Ta Dzong/National Museum, While we are there, we will also visit Rimpung Dzong, which was built in 17th century to defend valley against Tibetan invaders. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang. After lunch, drive to Thimphu. Visit Memorial Chorten and Trashichho Dzong.

Day 2: THIMPHU
After breakfast, we will do some local sightseeing. Visit Folk heritage, painting school, Buddha’s point and Bhutan post office .
Day 3: DRIVE TO BUMTHANG
Load bicycle on the trucks. Stop at Dochula for short break. Drive to Bumthang is a long scenic drive on the breathtaking highway. We will be stopping for lunch in between the trip. Short stop at Trongsa and proceed drive to Bumthang. Rest for the evening

Day 4: BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING
The day will be spent on doing some local sightseeing to visit Jambay Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, and Mebar tsho. On the eve of the tour, HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuk will make some briefing to the riders.

Day 5: BUMTHANG (day of Registration
It will be the day for registration validation and rack packet pick up and followed by briefing in the evening.

Day 6: Rest
This day will be completely utilized for resting and preparing for the race. Maybe you like a short local sightseeing.



Day 7: TOUR OF THE DRAGON STARTS
The Tour of the Dragon will start today. Unlike other races, this is the most challenging race crossing 4 passes. This race is one of the toughest one day races in the world. The race starts at 12 am. (schedules will be advised later)

Day 8: September, DRIVE TO PARO (TAKTSANG HIKE)
No visit to Bhutan is complete without a hike to see the famous Taktsang, the Tiger’s lair. After breakfast, we will drive to the trail route of Taktsang Monastery from where we hike to the Monastery for about 2-3 hrs. Lunch will be served at the cafeteria. The cafeteria is a beautiful
Day 09: Departure
The tour will end this day and our representative will see you off at the airport for you onward journey. We will hope that you take with you a best memories of Bhutan.
Accommodation Details:
3 star hotels
 
 

 
Flight Details:
Flight information is provided at the time of booking the tour
Travel Requirements:
Passport is necessary for booking the tour.
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The itinerary can be customised.
 
Contact Information
 
Contact Email: info@bhutanpeakadventure.com
Contact Phone: +974 33257443
 
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