Mountain Biking in Sikkim
One of the adventure product that Sikkim offers in Mountain biking. The rugged and dramatic terrain of Sikkim Himalayas offer sure and exiting biking trails to the adventure lovers. The beauty of countryside, flora & Fauna & lifestyle of Sikkimese people is beat experience on a bike's seat as you meander through lush green hills and dales.
Many have enjoyed riding their bikes during monsoon in slushy dirt road. In every time there is different fun and feeling. It is technical sport so maximum safety precaution with experienced back up will enhance your biking holiday in Sikkim.
Day 01: Bagdogra - Gangtok (134 kms/4 hrs approx)
On arrival at Bagdogra airport meets Peak Adventure Tours Executive and drive towards Gangtok; the capital of Sikkim. Stop at Rangpo (Border of Sikkim & Darjeeling) for check up the documents/Passport & visa. On arrival at Gangtok check in to hotel. By evening ride your bike nearby your hotel and get acclimatise. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Gangtok - Martam Village (35 kms/1363 mts)
In the morning after breakfast meet our guide and after briefing start your biking trip towards Martam Village via Rani Khola & Rumtek Monastery. Visit the Rumtek Monastery; The largest and most famous monastery in the Eastern Himalaya, Rumtek, is the seat of the Kagyu-pa sect of Tibetan Buddhism founded in the 11th century. Overnight at village.
Day 03: Martam- Temi (34 kms/1448mts)
In the morning after breakfast we will take a ride Temi. It is a downhill ride till Sirwani Bridge. Temi is synonymous with Tea Garden, which is the sole tea estate in Sikkim. Temi Tea Garden sprawls on a moderate hill slope along the highway, covering an area of 435 acres. The Garden also touches the bottom of the renowned Tendong Hill in West Sikkim district. Temi Tea Garden has made its mark in the International markets of tea. The Garden produces the finest quality of tea, which is famous for its taste combined with fragrant aroma. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Temi Tea Garden - Ravangla (28 kms/2040mts)
In the morning one can visit the Temi Tea Garden for seeing how to make tea from a leaves. Later start your biking to Ravangla. It's relaxing journey through Damthang. One can explore the Ravalang monastery. As per records, the monastery was constructed post the pilgrimage of the fourth Chogyal. After his return, the Karmapa performed the blessing. The grains that he threw from the Tsurphu Monastery in Tibet (the main seat of Karmapa) fell on the ground of Ralang and were witnessed by devotees. As such it became the site for the Ralang Monastery. Reconstruction work was carried out in this monastery by the government between the periods of 1975 -81. This old Ralang Monastery is one of the most significant and blessed monasteries in Sikkim following the Kagyupa custom. Overnight in guest house.
Day 05: Ravangla - Tashiding (40 kms/1470mts)
In the morning after breakfast start your ride towards Tashiding. Today we will take a moderate ride which goes downward to Legship. Overnight in guest house.
Day 06: Tashiding - Yuksam (32 kms)
In the morning visit the Tashiding monastery. This is one of the most famed monasteries of the state and is situated around 40 km away from Ravangla. It was constructed in the year 1716. The annual festival of 'Bumchu' is celebrated in this monastery. Of special mention in this festival is the custom of opening the barrel filled with holy water. The level of water seen at the opening of the barrel is indicative of the kind of year that will follow. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Yuksam - Pemayangtse (45 kms/2085mts)
After breakfast start your ride towards Pemayangtse. It's a steady ascending ride to Pemayangtse takes you to a vertical descent into Rimbi Valley. While going, you can visit holy Khichepheri Lake. Picturesque gorge, thick forest, murmuring waterfalls and farm land. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 08: Pemayangtse - Darjeeling (110 kms)
In the morning after breakfast visit the Pemayangtse monastery and later drive towards Darjeeling (Hill Queen of west Bengal). On arrival check in to hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 09: Darjeeling - Tiger Hill (Full day sightseeing)
Early morning drive to Tiger Hill to for a extraordinary experience of the first rays of the sun bathing the Himalayas. On the return visit the Ghoom Monastery. Built in 1875 the monastery which follows the Gelugpa sect, houses one of the largest statue of the Maitreya Buddha-"the future Buddha".
After breakfast drive to Darjeeling Railway Station (10 mins) and take the joyride on the famous heritage toy train till Ghoom. On arrival at Ghoom Railway station transfer to your vehicle and visit The Himalayan Zoo which houses the Himalayan fauna like the Red Panda, black bear, yaks, tigers, snow leopard etc. in their ordinary environment, and the neighboring Himalayan Mountaineering Institute - a premier training centre for mountaineers and a museum detailing the ascent of the Mt. Everest by Tenzing Sherpa & Sir Edmund Hillary and numerous other expeditions. Also visit Tibetan Self Help Centre, a centre of training young people in the intricate art of Tibetan handicrafts and handlooms. The sales emporium is open to visitors to pick up souvenirs. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 10: Darjeeling - Bagdogra (134 kms/4 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport and from here catch a flight for onward destination.