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Mountain Biking from Sikkim to Darjeeling
- Mountain Biking from Sikkim to Darjeeling
About the Trek
This Mountain Biking from Sikkim to Darjeeling is one of the ideal biking tours in the state. Running for around 10 days, the tour is designed in such a way, you will get to taste and witness the indigenous essence of Sikkim’s village cultures and traditions along with the magical beauty of Darjeeling.
Taking you through some of the remote and rural areas, this mountain biking tour in Sikkim will take you through places like Martam Village, Temi Tea Garden, Ravangla, Yuksom, Pemayangtse and finally to the ‘Queen of Hills’ Darjeeling. If you are looking for a memorable, fascinating and a biking tour filled with fun and thrill, this is the most befitting tour for you!
- Day 01: Flight from Kolkata – Bagdogra, Drive from Bagdogra – Gangtok (1,547 m)
- Day 02: Mountain Biking from Gangtok – Martam Village (1,363 m)
- Day 03: Mountain Biking from Martam Village – Temi Tea Garden (1,448 m)
- Day 04: Mountain Biking from Temi Tea Garden – Ravangla (2,040 m) (via Damthang / 2,051 m)
- Day 05: Mountain Biking from Ravangla – Tashiding (1,470 m)
- Day 06: Mountain Biking from Tashiding – Yuksom (1,780 m)
- Day 07: Mountain Biking from Yuksom – Pemayangtse (2,085 m)
- Day 08: Mountain Biking from Pemayangtse – Darjeeling (2,164 m)
- Day 09: Darjeeling Sightseeing
- Day 10: Drive from Darjeeling – Bagdogra Airport
Day 01 Flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra, Drive from Bagdogra to Gangtok (1,547 m)
Day Schedule: Though there are several ways to reach Bagdogra, a short flight journey proves to be the ideal way; board a flight from Kolkata and arrive at Bagdogra Airport within the daytime. With your arrival, you will be delightfully greeted by our friendly representatives, who will later drive you to Gangtok. After arriving in the city, you will be checked-in into a hotel; spend the rest of the day and overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 Mountain Biking from Gangtok to Martam Village (1,363 m)
Day Schedule: Your biking quest will begin today morning in Gangtok! Collect the bikes and the necessary biking gears, and start pedalling through the fascinating slopes of Gangtok and ride uphill to Rani Khola. From here, another uphill ride will take you to Rumtek Village, where you can visit the serene Rumtek Monastery and continue your biking expedition to Martam Village. Arriving in the village, settle down in a local lodge or a guesthouse for your overnight stay.
Day 03 Mountain Biking from Martam Village to TemiTe Garden (1,448 m)
Day Schedule: Today’s mountain biking in Sikkim will take you to one of the most scenic and evergreen hamlets in the state called Temi. During the first phase of the ride, you will be riding downhill to the Sirwani Bridge, which is around 350m in length and is situated over the Teesta River. From the bridge, the slopes within the second phase will get you some height and will take you to the Temi Tea Garden; the only tea garden in Sikkim; overnight stay will be arranged in Temi.
Day 04 Mountain Biking from Temi Tea Garden to Ravangla (2,040 m) (via Damthang / 2,051 m)
Day Schedule: Though today’s ride will be comparatively short, the fun and excitement intact to it will be the same as of the other days. Taking you through the slopes of Damthang; while here, you can take out some time from biking and visit the pious Ralang Monastery. Continuing with the biking trail, you will finally reach Ravangla, a gorgeous town in South Sikkim that offers fascinating views of Mt. Khanchendzonga, Mt. Pandim. Mt. Sinialchu and Mt. Kabru. Arriving in the town, you will be guided to a local lodge for the overnight stay.
Day 05 Mountain Biking from Ravangla to Tashiding (1,470 m)
Day Schedule:Early in the morning, get-set on your bikes and hit the whirly terrains that trails down to Legship (520m). Here onwards, you will witness a change in the route, and will be pedalling uphill to reach Tashiding, where you will spend the overnight in an exciting camp.
Day 06 Mountain Biking from Tashiding to Yuksom (1,780 m)
Day Schedule: In addition to the fascinating hills and snow clad peaks, Sikkim is also the abode of several captivating monasteries and high spiritual values. Today, with an early morning visit to the Tashiding Monastery, you will get to witness the religious beliefs that forms the roots of Sikkim’s cultures and traditions. After this visit, start biking to Yuksom, one of the ancient and historical towns in West Sikkim. Arriving in the vicinity, visit the Dubdi Monastery and spend the rest of the day at total leisure in a hotel followed by an overnight stay.
Day 07 Mountain Biking from Yuksom to Pemayangtse (2,085 m)
Day Schedule: Expect a bit of challenge on today’s bike ride from Yuksom to Pemayangtse! Though challenging, the ride is filled with enthralling turns, steep slopes and all that an ardent biker can wish for. Arriving in Pemayangtse, check-in into a local hotel and spend overnight.
Day 08 Mountain Biking from Pemayangtse to Darjeeling (2,164 m)
Day Schedule:With today’s bike ride, though you will reach the last leg of this mountain biking tour in Sikkim, the ride will unravel the enchanting beauty of Darjeeling! Ride through the serpentine routes and make it to this gorgeous hill station town of West Bengal on your last day of mountain biking in Sikkim. Arriving in Darjeeling, check-in into a hotel and spend the rest of the day embracing the quintessential beauty of the town with an overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 09 Darjeeling Sightseeing
Day Schedule:Wake up early in the morning and make it to the Tiger Hill to catch the magical sunrise views over the Khanchendzonga Range and return back to the hotel. The rest of the day will be reserved for an exciting sightseeing tour of Darjeeling; visit some of the scenic and important tourist destinations within the town and treat yourself with the mesmeric beauty of the town; overnight stay will be in the hotel.
Day 10 Drive from Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport
Day Schedule:Today, check-out from the Darjeeling hotel and take a drive to Bagdogra Airport. After you arrive at the airport, board your return flight to Kolkata or Delhi and take back millions of fascinating memories of this exciting mountain biking tour in Sikkim!
Main Attractions of the Trek:
Gangtok, Darjeeling, Martam Village, Ravangla, Damthang, Yuksom, Ravangla, Tashiding, Pemayangtse, Rumtek Monastery, TemiTe Garden, Sirwani Bridge, Teesta River, Ralang Monastery, Mt. Khanchendzonga, Mt. Pandim. Mt. Sinialchu, Mt. Kabru, Legship, Tashiding Monastery, Dubdi Monastery, Tiger Hill