Biking in Sikkim
[12 Nights - 13 Days]
Bagdogra - Siliguri - Samthar - Gumpa Dara - Kalimpong - Biksthang - Hillay - Pelling - Yuksom - Darjeeling
Day 1 : Arrive Bagdogra
On arrival at the airport you will be meet Canter Tours representative and transfer to Siliguri for overnight stay. Overnight at Siliguri.
Day 2 : Siliguri - Samthar
In the morning after relaxed breakfast bike to Samthar plateau, 1384 m. Drive first 45 Kms to Himalayan foothills and than bike 40 Kms along rough road. Ascent 911 m to 1661 m followed by descent to 1400 m. negligible traffic. Good views and dense forests. Overnight at Samthar.
Day 3 : In Samthar
Full day nature & culture trek to remote valley with 100 years old Lepcha temple. Forests, farm- land, ethnic hamlets. Overnight at Samthar.
Day 4 : Samthar - Gumpa Dara
In the morning after delicious breakfast bike 42 Kms to Gumpa Dara, 2000m. 21 Kms Rough road, remainder tarmac. Steep ascents 1388 m to 2055 m followed by descent to 1500 m. Finally ascent to 2000m. Overnight at Gumpa Dara.
Day 5 : Gumpa Dara - Kalimpong
In the morning after delicious breakfast bike 45 Kms to Kalimpong. Tarmac surface, short ascent 2000 m followed by long descent to 1400 m. Light traffic increasing to moderate, closer to town. Forests small bazaars and villages. Afternoon explore "Raj" hill station of Kalimpong. "Raj" period buildings, orchid and flower nurseries and exotic shopping. Overnight at Kalimpong.
Day 6 : Kalimpong - Biksthang
In the morning after delicious breakfast bike 70 Kms to sikkimese village of Biksthang Chuchen, 1900 m. Drive 20.5 Kms to Sikkim entry check post at Malli. Bike 70 Kms. tarmac highway with light traffic. Forested river valley. Undulating gradient - 200 m to 300 m, followed by steep ascent to 1900. Overnight at Biksthang.
Day 7 : Biksthang - Hillay
In the morning after relaxed breakfast bike 66.5 Kms to Hillay, 2700 m. First drive 19.5 Kms to Rinchenpong. Visit Buddhist monastery. Bike to Hillay. Tarmac surface, light to negligible traffic. Descend from 1600 m to 1200 m followed by steady climb to 2700 m. Forests and farmlands, lovely river valley, picture post card villages, good views. Overnight at Hillay.
Day 8 : Hillay - Pelling
In the morning after relaxed breakfast trek cum bike to Pelling. Start with 06 hours trek climbing upto 3050 m through Rhododendron sanctuary, and down to a river valley, at 1451 m. Thereafter bike 20 kms to Pelling. Fairly steep tarmac road with low traffic. Overnight at Pelling.
Day 9 : In Pelling
In the morning after breakfast full day sightseeing Pamayangtse monastery and Sanga Choling Monastery. Overnight at Pelling.
Day 10 : Pelling - Yuksom
In the morning after breakfast bike 52.5 Kms. to Yuksom, 1781 m. 13.5 Km of steep descent to Rimbi Valley followed by steady ascent of 21 Kms to Yoksom. On the way 09 kms (one way) detour to visit holy Khichepheri lake. Scenic valley, forests waterfalls and farmland. Overnight at Yuksom.
Day 11 : Yukso - Darjeeling
In the morning after breakfast bike 58.5 Kms to Naya Bazar and drive 21.5 kms to Darjeeling. Good tarmac surface with portions of dirt track, along river Valley. Moderate gradient. Light traffic. Take a short trekking detour to visit famous Tashiding Monastery. End of Biking. Drive last leg of 21 Kms steeply uphill to Darjeeling. Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 12 : In Darjeeling
In the morning after relaxed breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing of Darjeeling. Overnight at Darjeeling.
Day 13 : Darjeeling - Bagdogra
In the morning after breakfast transfer to Bagdogra airport to board flight for Kolkata or Delhi to board your flight back home.
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