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15 Days Cycling in Sikkim


Destination Covers: - Gangtok - Lachung - Chungthang - Singhik
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Another destination biker would love to explore is Sikkim, which allows the visitor to get in touch with the colourful cultural heritage and monastic lifestyle of the Sikkimese people. One of best adventure products in Sikkim is mountain biking. As Most of the roads in Sikkim are negotiable by mountain bikes. The beauty of the countryside, flora and fauna and lifestyle of the Sikkimese people is best experienced on a bike seat as you meander through lush green hills and dales.

Arrive Bagdogra airport and transfer to Gangtok. Overnight in Gangtok.

After breakfast start Cycling to Phedang ametal led except between Rakdong and Dikchu. The trail is gentle till Rakdong and then it is downhill to Dikchu and then gentle till Phedang. relax at Tashi View point to view the panoramic scene of Mt Kanchenjanga and its range, then Cycle through some beautiful 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. Overnight in Phedang.

After breakfast start the ride through Lepcha villages 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 road 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." Ride  till Sangkalang The camp will be at Singhik, from where in the morning you will get the grandest view of the Kanchenjanga range. Overnight in Singhik 

After breakfast we bike through places where the monsoon has washed away the roads. It's a gentle ride with few climbs at places. 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. It's a small town with few shops. Overnight in Chungthang.

After breakfast  the Cycling 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 cascading waterfalls Overnight in Lachung

Today the trail is metalled 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. Overnight in Yumthang .

After breakfast bike up to Chungthang. Overnight in Chungthang 

After breakfast we take the road which follows along the Lachen Chu and is a gradual climb. 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. Overnight in Lachen

After breakfast we now bike through some rough places The altitude gain is quite quick. passes through narrow valley and reach the higher altitude 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. Overnight in Thangu.

After breakfast 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, overnight.

After breakfast bike up to Chungthang. Overnight in Camp.

After breakfast We follow the same road as we had come up till Mangan. At rangrang cross the high suspension bridge to the Camp site, Overnight in Rangrang

Today bike passes through paddy fields and some beautiful Bhutia and subba villages. On the way visit the Phensong and Phodang Monasteries. Overnight in Kabi

After breakfast visit the historic site of Kabi - Lungtsok, where the two tribes, Bhutia and Lepchas signed their blood brotherhood treaty with Mt Kanchenjanga as the witness. Later Bike  to Gangtok. The trail is beautiful and metalled with few rough roads in between.overnight in Gangtok.

After breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport to catch onward flight. Tour Ends

 

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