Shrouded in mystery and filled with mountains and monasteries, Bhutan is one of the last great Himalayan Kingdoms and one of the most exciting ways to explore the wide-open valleys and snow-capped peaks of Bhutan is on the back of a Royal Enfield 500cc Classic motorcycle.
Extreme Bike Tours has shaved $US1000 off rates for its 15-day Bhutan adventure tour in 2020 and is also offering a further 10 per cent discount for riders who book in a group of four or more. There is no deadline on this special offer.
Located on the ancient Silk Road, filled with monasteries and ancient forts, Bhutan's Himalayan landscape offers a diverse range of picturesque views from sub-tropical plains and primeval forests to towering snow-capped mountains.
The 15-day, personalised small group tour begins in Delhi, India, on April 11, 2020, before a flight to Bagdogra in the Indian state of West Bengal. The motorbike tour through the mysterious Buddhist kingdom once shut off from the world begins in the border town of Phuentsoling.
Along the way, riders will ascend into the mountain region of Paro where they will visit the Tigers Nest Monastery, clinging to the side of a mountain face. This sacred site offers stunning views of Bhutan's striking landscape.
Other highlights include visiting one of the largest Buddha statues in the world at Thimphu, the formidable Trashigang fortress and the winding roads and spectacular views of the Yutongla, Dochula and Thrumshingla mountain passes. The cross-country ride through Bhutan from west to east finishes in Guwahati, back in India, where guests will fly back to Dehli at the end of the journey.
The tour costs from US$5950 per person for licensed riders, including a US$1000 discount. For riders booking in groups of four or more, the ride is priced from US$5355 per person, including the additional 10 per cent group discount. Rates include domestic flights in India, accommodation along the route, all meals on the tour, fuel and motorbike hire.