Sikkim Darjeeling Biking Tour
Sikkim and Darjeeling are connected to Nepal and Tibet. Sikkims best adventure sport is Mountain Biking. It offers sure and exciting biking tracks to the adventure lovers. The country side offers an interesting challenge to the mountain bikers. A new sport that Sikkim boasts of and many have been lured by the exiting thrills of this out door fun. The Mountain bikes available with us are durable in “hard-hitting” road conditions. Mountain biking is clean and eco friendly ride. In short, we can say that Mountain biking is a sure way to “Explore SIKKIM ".
The rugged and dramatic terrain of Sikkim Himalayas offers sure and exciting biking trails to the adventure lovers. The bike and trek offers an exclusive experience of Sikkim-the Land, its people, the flora & fauna. Biking is on proper memorable roads avoiding high traffic routes and meandering through the lush countryside and forests.
The beauty of the countryside, flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Sikkimise people is best experienced on a bikes’ seat as you meander through lush green hills and dales. There is no specific season for mountain biking. Many have enjoyed riding their bikes during monsoon in slushy dirt roads. Every time, there is a different fun and feeling. Exploring Sikkim Treks on Mountain bikes is an exciting way to enjoy your holiday. The landscape, wilderness, the country side offers an interesting challenge to the mountain bikers who can feel the typical culture & tradition & unique lifestyle of Sikkimese people. Be it a ride on a dirt road, challenging trail or a picturesque country side; Mountain biking is your sure way to “Explore SIKKIM ". The routes mentioned in the itinerary will let you experience all that has been said above.
Calcutta - Bagdogra- Gangtok (1547m)
After arrival on Bagdogra airport drive to Gangtok via the Sikkim-Darjeeling border town of Rangpo.
Gangtok - Martam Village (1363m)
Next day we can take a bike while going from Gangtok to Martam Village. The ride goes downward from Gangtok to Rani Khola. through Rumtek.
Martam- Temi (1448m)
The day starts with a drive from Martam to Temi. It is a downhill ride to Sirwani Bridge over the Teesta River. There is a Temi Tea garden and a small picturesque town of south Sikkim.
Temi Tea garden - Ravangla (2040m)
From Temi Tea garden to Ravangla there is a short day’s bike ride to Ravangla via Damthang. We can explore the Ralang Monastery. Here the lodge will provide us with accommodation.
Ravangla - Tashiding (1470m)
This day morning, the trek starts with a gentle ride, which goes downward to Legship. We will find the campsite at Tashiding.
In early morning we can visit Tashiding monastery by foot. For biking we can go to Yuksam, the historical hamlet of Sikkim. There we need time to reach Dubdi which will be visited on foot.
Yuksam - Pemayangtse (2085m)
A gradual uphill ride to Pemayangtses takes us to a steep descent into Rimbi Valley. While going, you can visit holy Khichepheri Lake. Scenic valley, forests, waterfalls and farm land. There u can stay for a night.
Pemayangtse – Darjeeling
Our full day will be spent in sightseeing - Pamayangtses monastery and Sanga Choling
This day is reserved for sightseeing and shopping in Darjeeling.
Darjeeling - Bagdogra
On this day we will drive Return back to Bagodra aiport.
A simply unforgettable mountain bike holiday gives you an opportunity to explore the Kingdom of Sikkim and Darjeeling. There is a huge range of spectacular and untouched trails. It can be compared to some of the most thrilling biking tours anywhere in the world. Also a pilot vehicle preceding the group and a back up jeep will ensure full support to make biking in Sikkim a wonderful experience.
- You can get an accommodation on twin sharing basis in any A Class Hotel.
- All meals are on the house (includes Bed Tea, Breakfast, Hot / Pack Lunch &Dinner).
- Facility of pick up and drop from Airport is complimentary .
- All conveyances are either through Qualis or Scorpio.
- Permit charges also included.
- Tents, mattresses, pack Horses, food, guide, cook, cooking gears, wildlife fees, camping fees and inner line permission where it’s needed is a part of the standard package
- Monument & Museum Entrance Fees and Flight Tickets will not be included.
- All Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered will be extra.
- Insurance charges, Laundry & phone charges, drinks etc would have to be borne by an individual.
Lets move on to Trekking Menu:
Breakfast: Porridge, Cornflakes, Muesli, Bread, Apricot Jam, Honey, Butter, Peanut Butter, Cheese, Pan-Cake, Omelet, Tea or Coffee.
Lunch: Pack-Lunch while trekking.
This includes -
Sandwiches, Boiled Eggs, Boiled Potatoes, Fruit Juice, Energy Bars, Chocolate Bars, Biscuits, and Peanut Candies.
Tea Time: In which you will have instant noodles, tea & coffee with biscuits, snacks, and cookies when you end the days trek.
Dinner: Soup, Rice, Curry (Veg. Mushroom, Paneer, & Dal) Noodles (Thukpa & Chow mien) Veg Momos, Tuna Momos, Spring Rolls, and for Deserts Custards, and Fruits Cocktail.
All of the above items are served different on different days, and are subjected to market availability
On the first day you will be provided bottled mineral water, and from the first evening the guide will provide you boiled water, and you can refill any time you want. Due to conditions beyond our control we will be uncertain to provide bottled water for the whole trek.