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Road Trip to Nepal-Darjeeling-Bhutan-Mumbai 2019

LMT Adventure Touring Organized Road Trip Mumbai- Nepal -Bhutan-Mumbai-
Touring  Dates :
19th Jan -7th Feb 2019 
   AND 
Sliguri -Darjeeling -Bhutan-Siliguri-Mumbai
Touring Dates :26th Jan-3rd Feb 2019


LMT Adventure Touring Organized Road Trip to Bhutan

Road Trip  to Bhutan 
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
 
Day 01: Mumbai- Bhopal:  780kms
 
Early morning  we will start Riding from LMT Store @ 0400hrs and we will try to reach Bhopal as our space and speed.......!  Ride-Eat-Sleep –Repeat J ...& Ride Hard Ride Safe
 
Day 02: Bhopal- Lucknow :672kms
 
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Day 03:  : Lucknow – Basti- Gorkapur 300kms
 
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Day 04:  Gorkapur to Khatmandu-Dunikhel : 370KMS
 
Today we crossing India border and we are going to Enter Nepal via Sonauli
Khatmandu-(Stay and Local)
 After breakfast we will try to Explore in minimum time
 
Day 05: Khatmandu-Dunikhel : Local Explorer

After breakfast we will try to Explore in minimum time


Day 06:  :Dunikhel to Mithala :220 Kms

After Breakfast we  will ahead towards next  Mithala  Junction via beautiful roads stay on the way

Day 07: Mithala to Darjeeling : 350kms
After crossing Nepal border we will enter West Bengal  and we will meet other tourers which are coming by flights @ Bagdogra Airport(Siliguri) and check in to hotel rest for the day.
 
Day 08: Darjeeling to Darjeeling : 30Kms
 
Early morning after breakfast  we get ready to collect bikes from our Logistic and rest will check bikes and prepare for futher Bhutan Ride and rest properly and late bike also have rest too.
 
 Day 09 : Darjeeling to Phuntsholing  : 200Kms
 
Phuntsholing, also spelled as Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog. Phuentsholing adjoins the Indian town of Jaigaon, and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy.

Day 10 :Phuntsholing to Thimpu : 180Kms 
 
Thimphu Chu and Paro Chu. Reach Thimphu and entire day is free to roam around Thimphu. In evening visit-
Trashi Chhoe Dzong or the Fortress of the Glorious Region is another ‘must visit’ site. Situated on the west bank of Wang Chhu River, Trashi Chhoe Dzong is the formal coronation site of the fifth King. The Dzong also hosts the annual Tsechu festival. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans.
Overnight in Thimphu
 
Day 11 :( Thimpu-Thimpu): 40kms
 
After breakfast, start for local Thimphu sightseeing any any further permits for paro adn Phobjika valley

The National Memorial Chorten or Thimphu Chorten is a site for evening prayer. The chorten or stupa was built in the memory of the third king , continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan's third king.
His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk ("the father of modern Bhutan") who has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.
Sakyamuni Buddha - On the top of Kuensel Phodrang hill sits the statue of Sakyamuni Buddha. The 51.5 meter long bronze statue would surely attract you and the uninterrupted view of the valley would leave you spellbound. The site is also known as Buddha View Point.
Changangkha Lhakhang - At Thimphu you will go across several monasteries and temples. Changangkha Lhakhang is among the most important religious structures in Thimphu. The structure dates back to the 15th century and is one of the oldest in the region. The structure is dedicated to Avalokiteshvara, the sign of compassion. You will also enjoy the grand view of Thimphu valley from here.
Takin Zoo – You will find the National animal of Bhutan “Takin” in this open zoo. Takin is one of the most endangered species of the World and it is available only in Bhutan. The National Library has got a fabulous collection of Buddhist manuscripts which are priceless. It also houses the World’s largest published book which is about 130 pounds and 5X7 feet.
Zorig Chusum - Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan's 13 traditional arts and crafts.
The Royal Textile Museum - Thimphu also introduces visitors with the culture and heritage of Bhutan. The Royal Textile Museum at Norzin Lam is a site where you will get introduced to Bhutanese textiles, some of which date back to the 1600 AD.
The Craft Bazaar - The craft bazaar is a row of bamboo thatch huts along the main street in Thimphu, and has about 80 stalls, exhibiting the finest, genuine indigenous products, from purely traditional to a mixture of modern crafts.
 More at  Thimphu Sight Seeing
>Tango Monastery - The trail to the Goemba is a climb of 280m & takes about half an hour to an hour through gradual trail through shaded rhododendron forests to reach the monastery.

This monastery was founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa founded the Goemba in the 12th century. The present building was built in the 15th century by the 'Divine Madman', Lama Drukpa Kunley. In 1616 Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal visited Tango and meditated in a cave near the monastery. His meditation helped ensure the defeat of an invading Tibetan army. The head Lama, a descendent of Lama Drukpa Kunley presented the Goemba to Shabdrung, who carved a sandalwood statue of Chenrezig which he installed in the monastery. The picturesque three-storey tower and several surrounding buildings were built in the 18th century by the eighth Desi, Druk Rabgye and Shabdrung Jigme Chhogyel added the golden roof in the 19th century. Then come down to Dodena.
Cheri Goemba - This monastery was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1620. A Silver Chorten inside the monastery holds the ashes of Shabdrung's father. The Goemba is situated about half an hour walk from Dodena (2,600 Mts / 8528Fts) the trail commences by crossing a traditional wooden bridge that spans the Thimphu Chhu, and then climbs steeply to the monastery. Being the place where the Shabdrung spent many years in meditation, Cheri today has numerous hermitages and small temples located on its slopes, commanding spectacular views. The one way walk to the monastery is approx takes about half an hour to an hour. Evening back to the hotel.
Overnight in Thimphu
 
Day 12: (Thimpu to Phojikja valley via Phunka ): 160kms
After breakfast, start for Punakha and Phobjika Valley  . One the way, visitDochula view point stop: The first stop after leaving Thimphu on the journey is Dochu La pass around 3100 m high and way above the clouds.

Only an hour’s ride from Thimphu, it offers visitors their first glimpse of the Eastern Himalayan range. From the pass the road curls its way down into the relative lowlands of the Punakha Valley. Before Thimphu was made the permanent capital of Bhutan.In Punakha , you also visit
Punakha Dzong: beautiful Punakha Dzong(known as the “the palace of great happiness”),located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley. the city’s dzong is one of the most picturesque of all Bhutan’s ancient fortresses The dzong is joined to the mainland by an arched wooden bridge, and contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reined the kingdom from this valley.
Suspension Bridge - Visit the hidden treasure of Punakha Valley,the longest suspension bridge over River Mo. 
Wangdue – After crossing the Fo-Chu-Mo-Chu river , rider along the Wangdue phradong and visit newly developed small beautiful town,Bazo Town in Wangdue
Phobjika Valley: The Phobjikha Valley ཕོབ་སྦྱིས་ཁ (also spelt Phobjikha and, in the past, Phubjikha,[2] the suffix kha means valley in Dzongka) is a vast U-shaped glacial valley, also known as Gangteng Valley named after the impressive Gangteng Monastery of the Nyingma sect in central Bhutan, where the graceful black-necked cranes in Bhutan (Grus nigricollis) from the Tibetan Plateau visit the valley during the winter season to roost. On arrival in the Phobjikha Valley in the last week of October, the black-necked cranes circle the Gangteng Monastery three times and also repeat the process while returning to Tibet.[3][4][5]:152–154
The broad valley with its best-known marshland in Bhutan, is popular for its scenic splendour and cultural uniqueness. The valley is rich in faunal biodiversity and has, apart from the globally threatened black-necked cranes Grus nigricollis, 13 other globally threatened species. Within the ambit of the valley, an area of about 163 square kilometres (63 sq mi) has been declared a protected area, which is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature (RSPN), for the protection of nature, authorized to manage, on lease basis, by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Tsechu, the colourful Mask Dance Festival of Bhutan and the Crane Festival welcoming the black-neck cranes in winter months are held every year in the precincts of the Phobjikha Valley, in the Gangten Monastery courtyard. It also has a popular 3-days trek route.
Source : Wikipedia
 
Day 13  : Phobjikha to Paro –Chele  La Pass- Haa Valley  –Paro (140kms)

Start for Paro sightseeing, visit, the picturesque town in Bhutan . en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan
Ride to Chele La Pass which (3,988m) from which on a clear day the view sweeps away to Bhutan’s second highest sacred peak, Mt Jhomolhari(7314m). Paro Airport View Point – This is finest valley view point to look after Paro Valley and Paro Airport . This view point overlooking the Paro river along with the all the Dzongs and Monastry . 
 
Haa Valley - Adjoining the districts of Paro, Chhukha and Samtse, Haa valley is one of the most picturesque places in the Kingdom, spread over an area of 1706 sq. km. During pre-Buddhist era, Haa valley was known for its animist tradition. Inhabitants then were enthused in offering animal blood to their local deities. Haa valley BhutanSuch animist belief however was transformed into peaceful Buddhist tradition in 8th century by Guru Padmasambhava. The tantric master, Guru Padmasambhava, subdued the local deities like Ap Chundu and made the guardians of the Buddhist tradition. However, the traces of this belief system are still noticed in the form of festivals and rituals.
 
The Haa valley was opened for the first time to foreign tourists in 2002.  It is culturally rich valley and some of famous sites in this region are : 7th century Lhakhang Karpo (White temple) and Lhakhang Nagpo  (Black temple) at the foothills of a venerated three brotherly mountains known as Meri Puensum. The grand annual Haa Tshechu is also performed here at Lhakhang Karpo on the 8th-10th day of the 8th Bhutanese month.
The Haa Wangchuklo Dzong built in 1915 after the Dumchog Dzong was razed to the ground by fire is worth visiting. The other place of interest which involves some walking includes the hike to the 8th century Juneydrag, Katsho Goempa, Drana Trashidingkhag, Yangto Goempa, Jamtoe Goempa, Shelkardrag, Takchu Goempa and Haa Goempa.
 
The valley is also unparalleled in Bhutan in terms of the diversity of the folk culture, legends and shamanistic rituals. The shamanistic traditions is vividly practiced in almost all the communities, most notable of which is the annual ceremony to honour Ap Chundu, the guardian deity of the valley. The valley is also a paradise for nature lovers and travelling there is a very rewarding experience.
The ride to Haa valley crosses 3988m Chele-la pass, from where one can have a superb views of Mount. Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey. It is also an ideal place to take short walk, enjoying panoramic vistas.
 


Simtokha Dzong is a small dzong, built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan, the dzong is the first of its kind built in Bhutan. An important historical monument and former Buddhist monastery, today it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes.
Ta Dzong - Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan's National Museum in 1968.Rinpung Dzong - Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam.


Day 14:  : Paro To Paro : Tiger Nest
Paro Taktsang (Dzongkha: སྤ་གྲོ་སྟག་ཚང་, also known as the Taktsang Palphug Monastery and the Tiger's Nest),[1] is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex is located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan.
 
A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary deity of the country. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or "tiger lair" caves in which he meditated.
 
The temple devoted to Padmasambhava (also known as Gu-ru mTshan-brgyad Lhakhang, "the Temple of the Guru with Eight Names") is an elegant structure built around the cave in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye. It has become the cultural icon of Bhutan.[2][3][4] A popular festival, known as the Tsechu, held in honor of Padmasambhava, is celebrated in the Paro valley sometime during March or April.
 
National Museum of Bhutan: Situated right above Rinpung Dzong in Paro, the National Museum of Bhutan is a house that showcases Bhutan’s culture. Built in 1968, the museum stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building. The museum houses the collection of finest specimens of Bhutanese culture and art and its highlights are paintings and some bronze statues, which are simply masterpieces. The items are demonstrated in large galleries and you can get to know a lot about Bhutan’s art and culture from these objects.
Nya Mey Zam Bridge - ”The Bridge with No Fish " is the bridge that connects Paro Town to Dzong ..It is one of finest specimens in Bhutan and local believes if one sees a fish in the river , it is ill omen..The earlier bridge which could be folded during war was washed away by flood in 1969.
Overnight in Paro
 
Day 15:  : Paro To Phuntsholing- Jaigaon - Sliguri -320kms
 
After Breakfast we will start heading towards Phuntsholing  that end of Bhutan n Border of Bhutan. Today we will be crossing Bhutan border and entering India via Jaigaon  towards Siliguri.

 Day 16 : Siliguri-Gorakhpur : 636kms
Early morning we leave for Gorakhpur  
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Day 17: Gorakhpur –Orai-Jhasi : (585kms)
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Day 18 : Jhasi – Bhopal- Indore-Dhule(800kms) 
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Day 19:  : Dhule – Nashik-Mumbai (323kms)
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Day 20  : Spare Day

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