Solo Trip to North East and Bhutan - November 2018

Santos

Traveler + Explorer !!
Hello Fellow riders,

For a long time i always dreamed of bike trip to Bhutan & North East, and Finally this is happening . Please feel free to suggest a itinerary
that would be cover almost all good location, tips for planning, location. permits.

I will reach Siliguri on 10th November and start the trip on 11th November, i am planning to goto Bhutan first as it is close to Siliguri and preferably Ghuwati would be last location, as from Ghuwati I will flying back to Pune on 2December at 6.00 PM ( total 22 days, ). Following are the region that I would like to cover Bhutan, Assam, Arunachal Pardesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya.

This is not the first long trip and definitely not the last one , i have been on my bike to Jammu/Kashmir, Nepal & Sikkim, Rajasthan, Goa & Kokan, South India.
 
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sanuroxz

Super User
Hello Fellow riders,

For a long time i always dreamed of bike trip to Bhutan & North East, and Finally this is happening . Please feel free to suggest a itinerary
that would be cover almost all good location, tips for planning, location. permits.

I will reach Siliguri on 10th November and start the trip on 11th November, i am planning to goto Bhutan first as it is close to Siliguri and preferably Ghuwati would be last location, as from Ghuwati I will flying back to Pune on 2December at 6.00 PM ( total 22 days, ). Following are the region that I would like to cover Bhutan, Assam, Arunachal Pardesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya.

This is not the first long trip and definitely not the last one , i have been on my bike to Jammu/Kashmir, Nepal & Sikkim, Rajasthan, Goa & Kokan, South India.
You have good number of days in your hand.. but not much to cover all the places you mentioned...

Its a good decision.. from Siliguri enter Bhutan via jaigaon exit via Samdrup jongkhar.
You can explore tawang circuit from there.. Both Bhutan and Tawang might consume a good 10-15 days... depending upon your choice of exploring... once you back to plain from Tawang.. you have options like visiting some more parts of Aeunachal or Nagaland or Meghalaya. You can only pic a single option...
 

Santos

Traveler + Explorer !!
Appreciate for going through my post.
Taking everything into consideration i have revised my plan and excluded Tripura and Mizoram, and below is the plan i have come up with, keeping two days as spare.

Date Details KM
14/11 Siliguri- Sevoke - Nagrakata-Jaigaon 160
15/11 Phuentsholing - Paro 170
16/11 Paro -Thimpu 55
17/11 Thimpu- Punakha-Wangdue Phodrang 115
18/11 Wangdue Phodrang - Gelephu 180
19/12 Gelephu- Bongaigao - Udalguri - Bhairavbkunda 275
20/11 Bhairavbkunda- Bomdila - Dirang 190
21/11 Dirang- Tawang 129
22/11 Tawang - Zemithang-Bum la-Sangetsar lake-Tawang 180
23/11 tawang-bomdila 175
24/11 Bomdila- Balipara-Bihpuria-Manjuli 290
25/11 Manjuli-Kohima 250
26/11 Kohima-Moirang 190
27/11 Moirang-Jirighat 200
27/11 Jirighat- Jowai 210
28/11 Jowai-Krang Shuri Waterfall-Dawki- Mawlynnong 100
29/11 Mawlynnong-Cherrapunjee 80
30/11 Cherrapunjee- Shillong 62
1st-December- Shillong- Guhawati 100

Total 3111

I know my plan is still looks very optimistic, i guess somehow my mind and past ride experiences has been convincing me it is doable but difficult.

would like to know your thoughts on this.
 
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sanuroxz

Super User
Appreciate for going through my post.
Taking everything into consideration i have revised my plan and excluded Tripura and Mizoram, and below is the plan i have come up with, keeping two days as spare.

Date Details KM
14/11 Siliguri- Sevoke - Nagrakata-Jaigaon 160
15/11 Phuentsholing - Paro 170

No time for Paro... atleast keepl day or 2

16/11 Paro -Thimpu 55

You have to obtain additional permit here

17/11 Thimpu- Punakha-Wangdue Phodrang 115
18/11 Wangdue Phodrang - Gelephu 180
19/12 Gelephu- Bongaigao - Udalguri - Bhairavbkunda 275
20/11 Bhairavbkunda- Bomdila - Dirang 190
21/11 Dirang- Tawang 129
22/11 Tawang - Zemithang-Bum la-Sangetsar lake-Tawang 180

Not possible in a single day

23/11 tawang-bomdila 175
24/11 Bomdila- Balipara-Bihpuria-Manjuli 290
25/11 Manjuli-Kohima 250
26/11 Kohima-Moirang 190
27/11 Moirang-Jirighat 200
27/11 Jirighat- Jowai 210
28/11 Jowai-Krang Shuri Waterfall-Dawki- Mawlynnong 100
29/11 Mawlynnong-Cherrapunjee 80
30/11 Cherrapunjee- Shillong 62
1st-December- Shillong- Guhawati 100

Total 3111

I know my plan is still looks very optimistic, i guess somehow my mind and past ride experiences has been convincing me it is doable but difficult.

would like to know your thoughts on this.

Date Details KM
14/11 Siliguri- Sevoke - Nagrakata-Jaigaon 160
15/11 Phuentsholing - Paro 170

No time for Paro... atleast keepl day or 2

16/11 Paro -Thimpu 55

You have to obtain additional permit here

17/11 Thimpu- Punakha-Wangdue Phodrang 115
18/11 Wangdue Phodrang - Gelephu 180
19/12 Gelephu- Bongaigao - Udalguri - Bhairavbkunda 275
20/11 Bhairavbkunda- Bomdila - Dirang 190
21/11 Dirang- Tawang 129
22/11 Tawang - Zemithang-Bum la-Sangetsar lake-Tawang 180

Not possible in a single day

23/11 tawang-bomdila 175
24/11 Bomdila- Balipara-Bihpuria-Manjuli 290
25/11 Manjuli-Kohima 250
26/11 Kohima-Moirang 190
27/11 Moirang-Jirighat 200
27/11 Jirighat- Jowai 210
28/11 Jowai-Krang Shuri Waterfall-Dawki- Mawlynnong 100
29/11 Mawlynnong-Cherrapunjee 80
30/11 Cherrapunjee- Shillong 62
1st-December- Shillong- Guhawati 100

Overally you are running and it will be a very very hectic trip
 

Santos

Traveler + Explorer !!
Date Details KM
14/11 Siliguri- Sevoke - Nagrakata-Jaigaon 160
15/11 Phuentsholing - Paro 170

No time for Paro... atleast keepl day or 2

16/11 Paro -Thimpu 55

You have to obtain additional permit here

17/11 Thimpu- Punakha-Wangdue Phodrang 115
18/11 Wangdue Phodrang - Gelephu 180
19/12 Gelephu- Bongaigao - Udalguri - Bhairavbkunda 275
20/11 Bhairavbkunda- Bomdila - Dirang 190
21/11 Dirang- Tawang 129
22/11 Tawang - Zemithang-Bum la-Sangetsar lake-Tawang 180

Not possible in a single day

23/11 tawang-bomdila 175
24/11 Bomdila- Balipara-Bihpuria-Manjuli 290
25/11 Manjuli-Kohima 250
26/11 Kohima-Moirang 190
27/11 Moirang-Jirighat 200
27/11 Jirighat- Jowai 210
28/11 Jowai-Krang Shuri Waterfall-Dawki- Mawlynnong 100
29/11 Mawlynnong-Cherrapunjee 80
30/11 Cherrapunjee- Shillong 62
1st-December- Shillong- Guhawati 100

Overally you are running and it will be a very very hectic trip



Thank you so much for your suggestion accordingly i have made changes.

Additional two days that i have in spare, one day I will use it for Paro and another one for Tawang (Zemithang-Bum la-Sangetsar lake-Tawang) .

I do agree it is hectic , it is because as of now most probably i wont get chance to ride here again. trying to make most of it.
 

Aaditi

Member
Hi,
We are planning a trip to Bhutan on a bike next year. We heard that bikers can only ride till Punakha.
Bhumthang, Wandgue Phordrang, Lhuentse. Trashi Yangtse, Trashigang, Zemgang, and Mongar are restricted for bikers. Can you please confirm if that's correct? @Yogesh Sarkar
 

sanuroxz

Super User
Thats not correct

Hi,
We are planning a trip to Bhutan on a bike next year. We heard that bikers can only ride till Punakha.
Bhumthang, Wandgue Phordrang, Lhuentse. Trashi Yangtse, Trashigang, Zemgang, and Mongar are restricted for bikers. Can you please confirm if that's correct? @Yogesh Sarkar
 
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