And we are back in India after a phenomenal Tour of Bhutan with Royal Enfield. The Continental GT was a super bike for the trip except for the few bits of bad road but overall it was a killer ride. Now time for a cold beer to celebrate...
We are on a tight schedule to Dochu La because the pass is shut down at 8 for 2 hours because they are dynamiting the mountain to widen it. Of course my bike decided it was the right time to have a flat tyre. Thank god for the Royal Enfield back up team who has arrived and got to work fixing it.
We spent all morning huffing and puffing up a steep mountain to Tigers Nest Monastery so we only started riding after lunch. Paro to Thimpu is only about 60kms apart so it's a quick run to the capital city of Bhutan.
As we got closer to Paro the roads got even better than we could have ever imagined. The little traffic we encountered is so accommodations to the whole crew of bikers that bigger vehicles will pull off the road to let us pass as soon as they see us in their mirrors. Today we ride to the city of Thimpu but first we must trek to tigers nest apparently it's going to take us 2 hours to get there.
Today we head towards Paro. After spending the morning getting out immigration clearance we rode into the mountains. The roads are wide, broad and with hardly any traffic to contend with. Bhutan is already turning out to be Phenomenal.
With lots of kilometres to cover in the day we left Darjeeling early and spent 70 kilometres in the mountains on back roads snaking our way down to the plains. Once in the plains we had beautiful new wide roads all the way to the border.