Sikkim, a less explored region, is a popular destination for trekking and mountaineering enthusiasts. It is an ideal venue for several mountain adventure sports, including mountain biking, which has been recently introduced in Sikkim and the state is fast becoming a favorite destination for mountain bikers.

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In Northern India this unique cycling holiday explores the smallest and most diverse state – Sikkim, so rich in culture and heritage. The main peak of the Himalayas in Sikkim is Kanchenjunga; standing tall at over 8,500 metres it is the third highest mountain in the world. Although we do not attempt to ride to the top of this peak, yet we experience the breathtaking views of this majestic peak throughout the trip. During our tour we cycle from the lush sub-tropical rain forests right into the highest terrain of the earth on an exploration that takes us through picturesque meadows, rural villages and along impressive hillsides. Along the way we visit the gorgeous monasteries of Rumtek, Pemayangtse, and Dubdi. We also get the opportunity to visit the sacred Kachiuri Lake as well as the bustling town of Gangtok, the new capital of Sikkim.

We finish our journey with a ride to Darjeeling. Here we set our alarm clocks for ‘very early’ visit to the superb Tiger Hill to view it at sunrise. We may also have a glimpse of the Everest from here.

Tour Highlights

  • Gangtok – for some wonderful views of the higher Peaks of Himalaya.
  • Martam - known for its lush vegetation, majestic views of the mountains, quaint villages, nature wal
  • Ravangla - a small town surrounded by high-forested hills and undulating valleys dotted with village
  • Pelling - famous for its location that offers breathtaking view of the Khangchendzonga and surroundi
  • Rinchenpong – for fantastic views, sunrise and sunset, flora and fauna.
  • Darjeeling - a hill station of India famous for its Tea Gardens.

Tour Itinerary

  • Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.

  • DAY 01 - DELHI

    Arrive at the international airport of Delhi. After traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) transfer to the hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is free. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 02 - GANGTOK

    Delhi – Bagdogra (By Flight) – Gangtok (120 kms/04 hrs) We are transferred to Delhi airport for our flight for Bagdogra. Upon arrival there we drive to Gangtok. We have time in the evening to explore the city and wander around the market. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 03 - GANGTOK

    Sight-seeing of Gangtok (No cycling) Today’s programme comprises sight-seeing visits to Namgyal institute of Tibetology, the Royal Chapel and Enchey Gompa, the Buddhist monastery. No cycling today. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 04 - MARTAM

    Gangtok to Martam Village (Cycling 38 kms approx.) Today we cycle to Martam Village, passing through the paddy fields and small hamlets. En-route, we visit the Rumtek Monastery. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 05 - RAVANGLA

    Martam to Ravangla via Temi Tea Garden (66 kms approx.) Today is another great route as we head to Ravangla via Temi Tea Gardens close to Damthang. The first part of the day is a fantastic ride passing through the small terraced villages of Sirwani and Sang. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 06 - YUKSOM

    Ravangla to Yuksom (50 kms approx.) Today we continue cycling from Ravangla to Yuksom, via Tashiding monastery. In the evening we visit Dubdi Monastery that Yuksom is famous for. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 07 - PELLING

    Yuksom to Pelling (35 kms approx.) Today is a short day ride but challenging as we head to Pelling. The road will roller coaster past little villages which are interesting and picturesque. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 08 - RINCHENPONG

    Pelling to Rinchenpong (42 kms approx.) Today we head towards Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the region. From there we cycle towards Rinchenpong via Dentam. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 09 - DARJEELING

    Rinchenpong to Nayabazar & transfer to Darjeeling (35 kms approx.) Today we enjoy a relatively short cycling trip to Nayabazar from where we are transferred to Darjeeling to enjoy a free evening. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 10 - DARJEELING

    Sight-seeing of Darjeeling (No cycling today) Today in our sight-seeing programme of Darjeeling we visit Tiger Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, zoological garden and the Tea Garden. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 11 - KURSEONG

    Darjeeling to Kurseong via Old Military Road (36 kms approx.) This morning we cycle to Kurseong, a small town where our accommodation for the night is a Colonial House converted into a hotel. En-route we visit Ghoom Monastery, the oldest in this area. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 12 - DELHI

    Kurseong to Bagdogra to Delhi (No cycling) Today after breakfast we are transferred to Bagdogra to board the flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer and check into the hotel. We have rest of the day free to explore the bazaar. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 13 - DELHI

    The tour ends in Delhi this morning and after breakfast we are transferred to the international airport of Delhi to board the flight back to our respective destinations.

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