General Information & Ride Overview
In 1933, James Hilton published his beloved novel, “Lost Horizon”, about a magical, utopian land called Shangri-La, a mythical Himalayan utopia – an enduringly happy land, isolated from the world. Today we call that place Bhutan. For the well traveled, seasoned cycle tourer, The tiny (pop. 700,000) Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled between two giants — China to the North and India to the South — remains the ultimate prize. Come join us as we seize that gem star.
From the concept of Gross National Happiness, a defining principle of government that puts the happiness of the people above all other considerations, to the unique architecture, and hardy Bhutanese people. The tiny mountain kingdom is often described as the Switzerland of Asia, it's rugged and often breathtaking natural beauty, rivaled only by it’s deep spirituality. It’s no wonder that the tiny mystical nation is synonymous with dragons. Starting on Monday October 24th in Bangkok (BKK) and continuing for 11 days/ 10 nights. Our fully supported and guided adventure takes us on a journey through the culture, religion and nature of Bhutan, by bike and on foot, crossing 4 high passes ( including the country's highest motorable road, now made accessible following a 3 year total renovation of the road system), traversing glacial rivers, passing through … (Join People Cycling to read more)