Bhutan or “Land of the Thunder
Dragon” is nestled on the slopes of the eastern Himalayas
and is the only surviving Buddhist kingdom in the eastern
Himalayan region. It is a small country, surrounded by Tibet
and India, with a population of just over one million. Remaining
untouched by foreign influences, until it was opened to
the outside world in the 1960’s, has allowed its traditional
culture, dress, religion and way of life to remain unspoilt.
Its stunning natural scenery, vibrant culture, mystical
religion and charming people, makes Bhutan a truly exceptional
place to visit.
The journey begins in Kathmandu and travels across
the Terai region of Nepal to enter India and o/n in Siliguri
before ascending into the Himalayas…….the difference
in climate, vegetation, scenery and people begins immediately.
The renowned tea producing area of Darjeeling provides spectacular
views of the high Himalayas and has a diverse mixture of
Tibetan, Indian and Nepalese.
Continue on to Bhutan,
to explore this unique and amazing country before finishing
the tour in Kolkata ( Calcutta ) which is a city of contrasts.
| Motor Bikes
- The motor
bikes provided are the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The Enfields were
originally produced in Britain. After WW2, the factory was
transferred to Chennai ( Madras ) where they are still in production
today. An experienced motor bike mechanic will accompany
the tour. All fuel, maintenance, servicing and spares are included.