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Mountain Biking is an ultimate adventure and fun way to explore North Sikkim. From ride comprising of 3/4 days to reach Lachung covering a distance of 115 km and ascending from an altitude of 5500 ft (Gangtok) to 9600 ft (Lachung) this will be an ideal way to discover North Sikkim.

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THE MAGICAL RIDE UP NORTH (SIKKIM)

15 Days 14 Nights
DAY 1: Arrive Bagdogra/Bhadrapur transfer to Gangtok (1547m./124km 4/5 hrs): Pick up Kakarvitta, Transfer to Gangtok.156 km 5/6 hrs drive O/N hotel.
Day 02: Gangtok to Phedang (Dzongu) via Rakdong Tintek and Dikchu 38 Kms O/N Camp
Day 03: Phedang to Singhik via Sangkhalang 33 Kms O/N Camp
Day 04: Singhik to Chungthang 26Kms O/N Camp
Day 05: Chungthang to Lachung 21 Kms O/N Hotel
Day 06: Lachung to Yumthang 24 Kms O/N Camp
Day 07: Yumthang to Chungthang 45Km (down hill)O/N Camp
Day 08: Chungthang to Lachen 27Km O/N Lodge
Day 09: Lachen to Thangu 32Km O/N Camp
Day 10: Thangu to Chopta Valley and Kalapathar to Lachen 74kms (Down Hill)
Day 11: Lachen to Chungthang 27Km
Day 12: Chungthang toRangrang 38Km
Day 13: Rangrang to Kabi 32 Km O/N Camp
Day 14: Kabi to Gangtok 20Km O/N Hotel
Day 15: Gangtok to Bagdogra/Bhadrapur

NORTH SIKKIM, concentrates most of the Bhutia & Lepcha tribes. Biking in the North Sikkim will assure you of different shades of green forest and abundant varieties of wild flowers and insights into the cultures of the Lepcha tribe and the hardy semi-nomadic Bhutia tribe of the North Sikkim. Discover the "Hidden treasure of North Sikkim".The best part of this biking tour is that it can be opted by both young and old, especially for the nature lovers. During this biking one can assure of seeing abundance of wild flowers, Blue poppy all variety of Rhododendrons. Besides flowers the view of Khangchendzonga range, Karpo-la /Dongkhya peak /Lhako peak Lamo Angdang and Sengkamo. is breath taking. This biking tour will take you to the edge of the Tibetan Plateau from the North Sikkim side.



 

In most part of the tour the accommodation will be in Tents with all the necessary support teams and vehicles.

At Lachung the accommodation will be provided in Snow Lion Mountain Resort which is the best hotel of the area and is under our management. At Lachen, the accommodation will be provided in Gurudongmar Lodge which is moderate and basic.

TRIP REQUIREMENTS
GROUP SIZE: Minimum 4 pax
TOUR COST: Email us


WE ALSO CATER TO YOUR TAILOR MADE ITINERARIES FOR ALL SIKKIM MOUNTAIN BIKING. 

#Note:
1. Accommodation on the way to Lachung will be in a moderate motels or village huts.
2. Accommodation at Lachung will be at Snowlion Mountain Resort (One of the best in North Sikkim) which is under our management.
3. All enroute necessities will be properly looked after by our management.

BIKING CUSTOM TRIPS

 
We also design trips based on your group's requirement. Please let us know if you are looking for something totally different from what we are offering above. Email us your group details and their biking tastes.
NOTE:
If anybody brings a bike with Magura, any other new system bikes and disk brake system, he/she should bring all the repair kit and spare parts & tools.

Sikkim and Darjeeling are beautiful hill stations with terraced rice fields, age old beautiful monasteries and ever smiling people. Sikkim is slowly growing into a biking paradise.
BIKE HIRE: You need a mountain bike in a good working condition with helmet, available in Sikkim,which may sometimes be little small
. We have big stock of bikes with front suspension e.g. Trek 4400 with genuine parts.

BICYCLING CLOTHES

1. A 3-season sleeping bag rated to zero
2.T-shirts (cotton and short sleeved)
3.Long sleeve shirt or light pullover (polypropylene is recommended)
4.Cycling shorts long/short both needed for the unexpected weather
Waterproof windbreaker with a hood and wind trousers (make sure the material is breathable for exercise)
5.Cycling socks
6.Cycling shoes
7.Cycling gloves full and half
8.Hat - suitable for cycling and sun protection
9.Micro - sensor Headband

EXTRA ITEMS
01.Sun glasses
02.Suntan block or lotion
03.Personal medication
04.Camera and films
05.Flash light / torch
06.Plastic bags for wet cloths
07.Needle, thread, and safety pins
08.Binoculars
09.Mask for dust
10.Water-bottle or Camel back
11.Power bars & your choice of dry food

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

 

Day 01: Arrive from Bhadrapur to Gangtok and transfer to Hotel.
 
Day 02: Gangtok to Phedang (600m/31 km approx) The trail is metal led except between Rakdong and Dikchu. The trail is gentle till Rakdong and then it is downhill to Dikchu and then gentle till Phedang. On this trail stop at Tashi View point to view the panoramic scene of Mt Khangchendzonga and its range, then pass through some beautiful Sikkimese villages and cross the Teesta at Dikchu (an old trading town during the caravan days from Tibet), to Camp in a Lepcha village at Phedang in Dzongu. Lunch on the way.
 
Day 03: Phedang to Singhik (1600m/33km approx) After breakfast start the ride through Lepcha villages and don't be surprised when people turn out in numbers to look at you, as this will be the first time the bikers are passing through their villages. The trail is gentle till Sankalang and then there is a gradual climb till Mangan the District Headquarter of North Sikkim, and is also known as the "Large Cardamom Capital of the world." Trail till Sangkalang will be along the right bank of the mighty Teesta River. The camp will be at Singhik, from where in the morning you will get the grandest view of the Khangchendzonga range. Lunch on the way. The trail is almost metalled.
 
Day 04: Singhik to Chungthang (1561m/26km) The trail is all metalled except at few places where the monsoon has washed away the roads. It's a gentle ride with few climbs at places. The trail will pass through some beautiful water falls and gorges. Camp at Chungthang, the confluence of the two great rivers, the Lachen Chu and the Lachung Chu. Its a small town with few shops. Lunch on the way.
 
Day 05: Chungthang to Lachung (2624m/21km). Today the trail is almost uphill and it is metalled. After about 10 km you will be in the alpine zone and the view of the mountains and the cascading waterfalls is just mind blowing. Lunch on the way. Today, accommodation in Hotel.
 
Day 06: Lachung to Yumthang (3600m/24km) The trail is mettaled with bits of climbing and turns, "its altitude." The trail passes through very beautiful rhododendron forests and meadows of primulas. The famous Singba Rhodendron Sanctuary falls on this route. The Camp will be on the beautiful meadows of Yumthang, with a spectacular view of the mountains all around you.
 
Day 07: Yumthang to Chungthang (45km down hill).
 
Day 08: Chungthang to Lachen (27km/2728m). Now the route follows along the Lachen Chu. The trail is metalled and is a gradual climb. This trail passes through thick forest of Magnolia and bamboo. There are some very deep gorges. Lachen, which means the big pass is inhabited by semi-nomadic Bhutia tribe and the village is located between two ancient moraines with Lamo Angdang peak in the backdrop. The village consists of about 240 houses. It is worth a visit to the monastery and the old nunnery. Accomodation in Gurudongmar Lodge.
 
Day 09: Lachen to Thangu (3920m/32km) The trail is metalled but at few places it is rough. The altitude gain is quite quick. In the beginning the trail passes through narrow valley and as you reach the higher altitude it begins to open up into wide valleys. The valley of Yakthang with river flowing through it is a picturesque sight. The primulas and other Alpine flowers of the Sikkim Himalayas cover the meadows. At Thangu accommodation in Tents. In the evening stroll around the village or go into a local bar for a sip of "Chaang."
 
Day 10: Thangu to Chopta Valley/Kalapather (4000m) to Lachen (74km)
After break fast start for Chopta Valley/Kalapather. Chopta Valley is a huge U shaped valley with the Chopta Chu meandering in between. The Mountains around Thangu is a beautiful sight. Then ride about 3 km to Kalapather, the base of the Lunakla, a pass to the Muguthang valley, home of the "Drokpas." From her ride towards Lachen. Lunch on the way. Accomodation in Gurudongmar Lodge. Today the distance covered is quite long, but most of it is down hill.
 
Day 11: Lachen to Chungthang (27 Kms down hill) At chungthang over night in Camp.
 
Day 12: Chungthang to Rangrang (1000m 38km) We follow the same trail as we had come up till Mangan. At rangrang you cross the high suspension bridge to the Camp site, beside paddy fields.
 
Day 13: Rangrang to Kabi (1500m/32km) Today the trail passes through paddy fields and some beautiful Bhutia and subba villages. On the way visit the Phensong and Phodang Monasteries. Accomodation in Tents. Lunch on the way.
 
Day 14: Kabi to Gangtok 1547m/20km). In the morning visit the historic site of Kabi - Lungtsok, wher the two tribes, Bhutia and Lepchas signed their blood brotherhood treaty with Mt Khangchendzonga as the witness. Then move on to Gangtok. The trail is beautiful and metalled with few rough rides in between
Day 15: Gangtok to Bhadrapur/Bagdogra Fare thee well
 
In most part of the tour the accommodation will be in Tents with all the necessary support teams and vehicles.
 
At Lachung the accommodation will be provided in Snow Lion Mountain Resort which is the best hotel of the area and is under our management. At Lachen, the accommodation will be provided in Gurudongmar Lodge which is moderate and basic.
 

TRIP REQUIREMENTS

GROUP SIZE: Minimum 4 pax
TOUR COST: Email us

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