Northeast Cycling Tour in Kalimpong and Sikkim - 13 Days. It is a country with a variety of landscapes, embedded in a long and interesting history. An enviable culture that embraces the arts, nature, heritage, religion, innovation and a strong sense of justice for all. Bagdogra - Silguri - Kalimpong - Gumpa Dara - Rinchenpong - Pelling - Yoksom - Darjeeling - Bagdogra
Day 1, Bagdogra Arrival
We will arrive at Bagdogra airport from where we will transfer to a hotel at Silguri 13 km way. We will check and fit out the bikes before retiring for the night
Day 2, Samthar Plateau
After breakfast, we will commence our ride to Samthar plateau at 1400 m. From there, we will drive 51 Kms to the Himalayan foothills. Continue biking for about 30 Kms ascending from 900 m to 1650 m followed by a descent to 1400m. Overnight at atmospheric Samthar Farm House, with a panorama of snow views. Kalimpong biking forest halt Samthar Firm House Bikers.
Day 3, Remote Valley
Today we go on a full-day nature & culture trek to a remote valley with an over 100-year-old Lepcha temple. We pass through forests, farmlands and ethnic hamlets. Return to Samthar Farm House for overnight.
Day 4, Gumpa Dara
We continue biking to Gumpa Dara, 41 km away and at 2000m through rough tracks. The route is undulating and we climb up to 2050 m at the highest point. Overnight at guest house / in camp.
Day 5, Kalimpong
Today we bike to Kalimpong, 43 kms away. The ride today is on tarmac surface. There is a short ascent to 2000 m followed by a long descent down to 1400 m. The traffic is light changing to moderate closer to town. We will pass through forests, small bazaars and villages. In the evening we will explore Kalimpong. Visit the "Raj" hill station, " Raj" period buildings, orchid and flower nurseries and do some exotic shopping. Overnight at Hotel / home stay.
Day 6, Sikkim
Today we will bike 69 Km to the Sikkimese village of Biksthang Chuchen from where we will drive 20 Kms to the entry check post at Malli. Continue biking on a tarmac highway with light traffic. The route is undulating, climbing from 200 m to 1900 m. Overnight at Village Resort with enchanting views. Sikkim biking Sikkim biking.
Day 7, Hillay
Our destination today is Hillay, 66 km away at 2700 m. We will transfer 19 Kms to Rinchenpong and visit a Buddhist monastery before we cycle to Hillay. We will pass through forests, farmlands, river valleys and picture-postcard villages before we reach our campsite for our overnight stay.
Day 8, Pelling
Trek cum bike to Pelling. We start with a 6 hours trek climbing up to 3050 m through Rhododendron sanctuary, and down to a river valley, at 1450 m. Thereafter bike 20 km to Pelling. Fairly steep tarmac road with low traffic. Overnight at hotel
Day 9, Pelling
Full day sightseeing around the famous Pamayangtse and Sanga Choling Monasteries. Overnight at the hotel at Pelling.
Day 10, Rimbi Valley
Today we bike 52 Kms to Yoksom at 1780 m. We have 13 Km of steep descent to Rimbi Valley followed by a steady ascent of 21 Kms to Yoksom. En route we will visit the holy Khichepheri lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11, Darjeeling
Today we head for Darjeeling . We will bike 58 Kms to Naya Bazar and drive 21 km to Darjeeling . En route we will take a short trekking detour to visit the famous Tashiding Monastery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12, Darjeeling
Today we spend a relaxed day at Darjeeling, sightseeing and shopping. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13, Bagdogra
Transfer to Bagdogra airport for onward departure.
- Bike and Helmet
- Support Vehicle, parking, toll, driver's allowances
- Cycling guide
- Breakfast at all destination
- All Accommodation on Full board
- First Aid Kid
- Backup of Support Vehicle
Departure Date: Group Join In On 12th Monthly
Tour Price: Contact us
Bikes: Mountain Bikes
Bike Sizes: 13-21
Bike Hire: Includes on Tour Cost. You may bring your own bikes, but in this case, let us know in advance. Other equipment provided: Pedals, helmet, water bottles.
Accommodation is offered at all locations. Most of the hotels are Culture Resort, Eco Resorts & family-run hotels - all with a common line of quality in service. Our costs are based on a 'twin-sharing' foundation. For those who want a single room, we offer a single room, but at an extra cost.
The landscape includes flatlands, mountains, backwaters and village streets.
The variety of the regional features of this country has led to a corresponding variety in the environment. The Great Varies have an awesome environment throughout the year, while the flatlands are warm and moist. The common level of yearly rainfall is superb in Kerala, Sikkim and some of the Northern Eastern Declares of Native India when compared to other Native India. July to Aug is the monsoon season, with heavy downpours. It is always recommended to check whether and temperature at websites.
All transport is involved in the cost. We provide a backup vehicle at all times during a cycling trip. The vehicle can be used to boat your baggage & yourself as required.
Food is a very essential part of these trips. We make sure that the meals we offer are method delicious unless you ask for dull meals. You are also permitted the choice of veggie or non-vegetarian meals. We suggest that you consume only the canned standard water. Please make sure that the container is enclosed.
What to bring
- Bike shoes
- Sun cream lotion
- Relaxed shoes for walking
- Shoes for other sightseeing
- In India, the conventional outfit is more traditional. We counsel you to prevent very short shorts/skirts and limited tops/tanktops when viewing small non-urban places, temples, mosques, or other sacred sites as this may limit your access.
- A hotter set of outfits (Fleece, Coat, hat and gloves) are required for visits going through Munnar and other thin air places.
- Water-resistant jacket.
- Riding bike equipment like safety gloves and shorts.
- Mosquito repellent
- Eyewear, cap
- Sun lotion of SPF at least 35
- Individual Bike riding equipment like bar finishes, pedals, chairs and headgear
- Helmets for riding a bike
Water is at higher risk; hence we suggest that you drink only nutrient water in bottles during your trip. A cage of standard nutrient water is always focused for in the start of the vehicle during trips as an urgent evaluation. Despite the high requirements, it is worth providing basic OTC medications for disappointed tummies, complications, pest attacks etc. India is a financially created democratic republic and has worked very hard to control illnesses. Sufficient medical care is available in the major inhabitants' facilities but is usually limited in the non-urban areas of the country. Many western worlds are utilizing the state-of-the-art healthcare services available in India. The cost of treatment is much less expensive here in comparison to the same features available in innovative nations.
The most important cause of sickness of tourists in India is food and water-borne illnesses. Malware, bacteria, or harmful bacteria can cause diarrhea. Attacks may cause simple diarrhea and throw up, high temperature, or, in extraordinary instances, liver organ damage (hepatitis). Malaria is an avoidable disease that can create trouble if neglected. One can prevent disease by taking recommended anti-malarial drugs and defending against insect attacks. The areas you will be passing are Malaria-free. Make sure that your insurance provider includes illnesses and injuries overseas.
- Bring all the important medications and OTC medications. Do not ignore to have the brands as well as the general titles of the medications one needs to have.
- Use a sun hat when revealed.
- Consume a lot of liquids. Don't drink tap water. Use only bottled water which is always kept in the back of your automobile.
- Bring your personal medical kit and pest resilience.
- To avoid fungus and parasitic attacks, keep legs clean and dry, and do not go without shoes.
- Do not eat food bought from road providers.
- Do not drink drinks with ice.
- Do not eat milk products unless it is known that they have been pasteurized.
- Prevent managing creatures (especially apes, pets, and cats) to avoid attacks and serious illnesses.
Medical Information Update
Details given above are liable to change every now and then and one should contact the Native India tasks of the specific country or the government vacationer offices for more details.
You will get possibilities en route to do a bit of purchasing. However unless particularly requested for, our guide will not suggest any particular store. Neither we nor our driver/guides take any percentage on purchasing.
Every visitor will have different cash specifications and varying personal costs. Please assess your own spending routines while enabling for beverages, purchasing and falling. Also keep aside cash for extra costs like:
- Foods that are not included
- Optionally available activities /additional sightseeing
As Indian currency values tend to go up and down, make reference to the following website for daily return rates: www.xe.com.
There is no airport terminal or leaving taxation from any airport terminal of India.
- Insurance Policy - Please take your own Insurance
- Telephone bills
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