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Paro Ta Dzong Biking Trail | Bhutan Mountain Biking Tour | Bhutanitis Travels

PARO TA DZONG BIKING TRAIL

Paro Ta Dzong Biking Trail

Total Duration: 9 Days - 8 Nights of Bhutan Mountain Biking Tour.     Biking Days : 1 Day.

The Jemina – Ta Dzong mountain biking trail lies between an altitudes of 2280 – 3600m above sea level. To make a loop, it is suggested that the journey trail start from the Paro Town Square and continue bike along the Paro – Thimphu Highway until Khasadrap-chhu.

From here, you bike across the bridge at Khasadrapchhu and follow the asphalt road through the narrow Jemina valley. The logging road to Jedekha starts from the industrial estate.The logging road ascends at an average gradient of 11% till Jedekha, where the actual biking trail begins. From Jedekha the trail until Jele Dzong Pass climbs at an average gradient of 8%. The topographic terrain is mild till the Jele Dzong Pass. It does not exceed 70%.


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HIGHLIGHTS

Day Activity Distance Time Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in Paro     2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Explore Paro by Bike     2200m Hotel in Paro
3 Paro to Thimphu 54km 1hr 2400m Hotel in  Thimphu
4 Thimphu sightseeing     2400m Hotel in  Thimphu
5 Thimphu to Punakha 72km 3hr 1350m Hotel in   Punakha
6 Punakha to Thimphu 72km 3hr 2400m Hotel in  Thimphu
7 Thimphu to Paro 54km 1hr 2200m Hotel in Paro
8 Paro sightseeing       Hotel in Paro
9 Departures from Paro      

PhysicalDetails: The Jemina – Ta Dzong Trail
Chainage Location Altitude Average Gradient (%)
0+000 – 4+000 Paro City Square –Bondey 2280 – 2230 m 0
4+000 – 24+000 Bondey – Chuzom 2160 m ±2
24+000 – 39+000 Chuzom – Khasadrapchu 2240 m +5
39+000 – 44+000 Khasadrapchu – Jemina 2450 m +6
44+000 – 57+500 Jemina – Jedekha 3235 m +11
57+500 – 61+443 Jedekha - Jele Dzong 3560 m +8
61+443 – 67+563 Jele Dzong – Damchena 2915 m -15
67+563 – 72+563 Damchena - Ta Dzong 2740 m -11
72+563 – 77+563 Ta Dzong - Paro City Square 2280 m - 8

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival in Paro.

  • Our representative from Bhutanitis Travel will receive you at the Airport and drive you to the hotel.
  • After lunch visit Paro Ta Dzong (the national museum) and Paro Rinpung Dzong.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.

Day 2: Explore Paro by Bike.

  • After an early breakfast, your transport will drive you until Paro City Square, from where your journey begins. It can be quite strenuous trip for first time riders however; you can take plenty of rest along the way and halt in various stops.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Paro.

Day 3 : Paro to Thimphu.

  • After the arduous biking journey, you can sleep in late today and after the breakfast, drive towards chele-la pass (3988m). It is the highest Motor-able pass in Bhutan. From here you can catch a good view of the majestic Mt. Jomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drakey.
  • Drive back to Paro.
  • After lunch drive towards Thimphu.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4 : Thimphu sightseeing.

  • After breakfast, explore the valley of Thimphu.
  • Visit After breakfast; visit KuenselPhodrang, where the largest statue of siting Buddha is located. It offers a stunning panoramic view of the whole of the Thimphu city.
  • Visit Changgangkha Lhakhang, and the Takin preservation Center in Motithang.
  • After lunch visit, Dechenphu Lhakhang.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in hotel in Thimphu.
Optional activities you can choose from:
  • Day hiking in Thimphu.
  • Visit to national memorial Chorten and handicrafts emporium located in the heart of the city
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Paro.

Day 5 : Thimphu to Punakha.

  • After breakfast, drive towards Punakha.
  • Halt in Dochula Pass for photography.
  • On the way visit Royal Botanical Park in LamPelri.
  • Upon arrival in Lobesa we halt for lunch.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Punakha.

Day 6: Punakha to Thimphu.

  • After breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong. You can either choose to visit the nearby Wangdiphodrang Dzong (now under construction) or take a short hike to Talo Gonpa in Talo Village, the maternal home of His Majesty the king.
  • After lunch drive back to Thimphu.
  • Dinner and overnight stay will be in a hotel in Thimphu.
Optional activates you can choose from:
  • White water rafting along the Pho Chhu /Mo Chhu.
  • Camping/ picnic lunch in Jomlingthang – a famous picnic spot along the Banks of Puna Tsang Chhu (Sankosh river).

Day 7 : Thimphu to Paro.

  • After breakfast, drive to Paro.
  • On the way visit Tachogang Lhakhang that sits atop a hill along the Thimphu-Paro highway. This will be your last stop before you fly to your next destination tomorrow. The only way to get into the hill is through a suspension bridge that stretches across the Paro Chhu River. This trip can be a thrilling experience for adventure lovers , however we do not recommend Acrophobic visitors to take this trip.
  • Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Paro.

Day 8: Excursion to Paro Taktsang.

  • Today you will take a hike to the famous Taktsang monastery (tiger’s nest). Perched along a cliff 900 meters above Paro valley, this monastery is a must visit sight in Bhutan.
  • While returning, we will halt on the way in a cafeteria for lunch.
  • After lunch return back to the hotel for relaxation after the hike and to prepare for your flight tomorrow.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Paro.

Day 9 : Departures from Paro.

  • After breakfast, drive to the Airport and Farwell.

PACKAGE INFO

Package Includes

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. English speaking Local guide.
  7. Sightseeing.

Package Does Not Include

  1. Druk Air fares.
  2. Insurance Premiums.
  3. Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  4. Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  5. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  6. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
  7. Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  8. Visa Fees

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