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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. 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.
Day 1 : 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 2 : 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 3 : 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 4 : 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 5 : 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 6 : 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 7 : 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 8 : 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 9 : 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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