Lets prepare you for your ride in the coming days and start flexing your muscles and acclimatise to the altitude. Today we’ll explore what the capital city boasts as some of our best mtb trails in the country. Proceed to the Buddha point on a 4 km gentle climb, where the largest Buddha statue (169ft) sits overlooking the Thimphu city. Take a short diversion on a MTB trail to the viewpoint to ride in the capital’s favourite MTB trails called the KC Trail that extends for 6 km and exits in Motithang.
After a picnic lunch, we’ll hit the hills up to the Takin Reserve centre to see the national animal first. Then continue to the Radio tower from where the Wangditse MTB single-track trail starts. The loop is about 6 km. Ascend to 300m into bluepine forests and then descend to Wangditse temple that is currently being renovated. Continue towards the Takin MTB trailhead and enjoy another fast flowy ride with some jumps and table-tops. The entire ride is on fantastic singletrack punctuated with great views over the capital city. You may also likely come across some of our local MTB riders on this popular trail.
Take a break from riding and drive back to the capital city Thimphu. Visit to the Folk Heritage-a three stored, 19 century traditional Bhutanese farm house which provides glimpse of Bhutanese life style, and artifacts from the rural house holds. One can come across typical households objects, religious tools and equipment..
Stroll around the city and enjoy a nice dinner at one of the best restaurants in the capital city. Your time in Bhutan is not just about riding, but also to enjoy some very good craft beers. We’ll to to one of our favourite bars called the Mojo Park where young musicians will be belting out covers and originals. It would be interesting to see a bit of Bhutan’s urban culture! If anyone of you has a penchant for music, you might as well hit the stage too!
Accommodation: Hotel Thimphu Towers
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Prayer flags trail © Margus Riga