Sikkim Mountain Biking Holidays
Mountain biking is one of the best sport you can indulge into on your visit to Sikkim. So gear up and push the paddles on through the metalled roads of this beautiful state, with few patches of challenging rugged terrains in between with this 9N/10D carefully crafted package by Tour My India. It embarks an enchanting journey that starts with an overnight halt at the capital city of Gangtok. The morning comes with a biking visit to the Martam village with an added fun of visiting the popular Rumtek Monastery and Rani Khola. The only tea estate of Sikkim - Temi Tea Garden will delight you with the mesmerising views of mountains and alpine fields on the next day. Enjoy the charming scenery on the way through Damthang that will reach you one of the ancient Ravangla monastery, followed by the beautiful Tashiding Monastery sprawled on the hill rising between Rathong chu and Rangeet River on your next day. Yuksom is another beautiful place you will witness on this adventurous expedition for an overnight stay only to visit the most popular Pemayangtse monastery, enjoying the uphill ride that goes through spectacular Khechiperi Lake. To give a delightful twist, ‘The Queen hill of W. Bengal’ is included in the package that allows you to witness the beautiful sunrise from Tiger hill. Later, visit the famous Ghoom Monastery, and enjoy the toy train ride to discover the wildlife of the Himalayan zoo, followed by the visit to the museum and Tibetan Self Help Centre for witnessing the Tibetan handicraft. Upon reaching Bagdogra, your perfect tour nicely designed band provided with the best in class service and accommodation, will come to an end.
BAGDOGRA - GANGTOK (134 KM / 4 HRS)
On arrival at the Bagdogra airport, meet the Tour My India representative who will arrange for your drive towards the capital city; Gangtok. Halt at Rangpo (Sikkim & Darjeeling Border) for the Visa / Passport and other documents inspection. Upon reaching, check-in to the hotel and take rest for a while. In the evening, you can ride your bike to the nearby places and get familiar with them. Overnight stay at the hotel.
GANGTOK - MARTAM VILLAGE (35 KM / 1363 M)
In the morning after breakfast, our representative will brief you in detail about the biking excursion before leaving for Martam village through the way leading to Rumtek Monastery and Rani Khola. First visit will be at the very popular Rumtek Monastery; also called the Dharmachakra Center, which served as the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage in Sikkim. It is blessed with many favourable attributes like snow covered mountains, flowing streams, and a gushing river below. Overnight stay in the Martam village.
MARTAM - TEMI TEA GARDEN (34 KM / 1448 M)
After breakfast, enjoy the ride to Temi; famous for its aromatic tea gardens. It will be a downward trip till Sirwani Bridge. Established in the year 1969; Temi Tea gardens are spread over 440 acres of land, touching the bottom of the famous Tendong Hill located in the West Sikkim. It produces one of the best variety of tea in India.
TEMI TEA - RAVANGLA (28 KM / 2040 M)
In the morning visit the Temi Tea Garden to witness the processing of the aromatic tea that’s globally popular. Thereafter, start with the biking tour to Ravangla, enjoying the pleasant scenery all the way through Damthang, and also a detour to the Ravalang Monastery. As per the records, the monastery was built after the 4th Chogyal’s pilgrimage. After the occasion of his comeback, the Karmapa (Rabney) executed the blessing. He tossed some grains from Tsurphu Monastery in Tibet, that fell on the grounds of Ralang, which was witnessed by the revarants. And then it became the pious land where the Ralang Monastery now stands. It is the most sacred historically significant monastery of Sikkim, following Kagyupa tradition. The renovation work in the monastery, carried out by the government, took almost five years to accomplish. Overnight stay in a guest house.
RAVANGLA - TASHIDING (40 KM / 1470 M)
In the morning after having breakfast, start riding towards Tashiding. The way to take you down to a small town - Legship.Overnight stay in a guest house.
TASHIDING - YUKSOM (32 KM)
After breakfast leave to visit Tashiding Monastery situated in the west of Sikkim. It is a Buddhist Monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, which means ‘The Devoted Central Glory’. A beautiful monastery sprawled on top of the hill rising between the Rathong chu and Rangeet River, founded in 1641 by Ngadak Sempa Chempo PhunshokRigzing and was extended to renovation in the year 1717 during the reign of the third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal. ‘Bumchu’ is a popular festival, which is celebrated here with great splendour on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of Tibetan Calendar. Overnight stay at the hotel.
YUKSOM - PEMAYANGTSE (45 KM / 2085 M)
In the morning, leave off for a delightful ride heading towards Pemayangtse. It is an uphill ride and that make its way to the Rimbi Valley. On the way, visit the famous Khechiperi Lake. Enjoy the scenic views of the chattering waterfalls, elaborate farmland, thick forest and attractive gorge. Overnight stay at the hotel.
PEMAYANGTSE - DARJEELING (110 KM)
Enjoy your breakfast before getting on with your ride towards the Pemayangtse Monastery and then on the way to Darjeeling ‘Hill Queen of the W. Bengal’. Upon reaching, check-in to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DARJEELING - TIGER HILL
Early morning, leave for a full day sightseeing experience, biking towards the Tiger Hill. Witness the very first ray of the sun falling over the magnificent Himalayas. Then visit the Ghoom Monastery, the popular name given to the YigaChoeling which belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat sect. It was built in 1875 by Lama SherabGyatso and is famous for its 15 feet high special statue of the Maitreya Buddha. After having your breakfast, resume your ride towards the Darjeeling Railway Station, which is not to far from the monastery. Enjoy the joyride on the famous toy train up to Ghoom. Upon reaching the Ghoom station, hop on your bikes and visit the Himalayan zoo to check-out the numerous species of Himalayan fauna like black bear, snow leopard, the Red Panda, tigers, yaks, etc nurturing in their natural habitat. Then visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, residing right next to it, and also to the museum detailing the gradient of the Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary & TenzingSherpa and various other major mountaineering expeditions. Then move on to the Tibetan Self Help Centre; a centre that trains young people in the intricate art of the famous Tibetan handlooms and handicrafts. You can also buy souvenirs from the sales emporium. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DARJEELING - BAGDOGRA (134 KM / 4 HRS)
Check-out from the hotel after breakfast, and drive towards the Bagdogra airport to board the scheduled flight to carry with your further destination from here.
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