Mountain Biking

Tell your friends you mountain biked the Himalayan foothills and be a legend forever. If you have limited time and need a recharge what better way to do it than an active weekend of mountain biking.

Mountain Biking in Darjeeling – Sikkim sector has gained popularity in the recent past due to increasing concern about the environment on the one hand and increased health consciousness on the other. The freedom of being able to travel at your own pace and to stop and start whenever and wherever you feel like is also enticing to many. Even today mountain biking activity is mostly confined to international tourists. But it is fast gaining popularity among the domestic tourists, especially the youth.

Mountain Biking in Darjeeling:

The Kalimpong and Darjeeling hills provide lower altitude mountain biking options. Typically tourists start mountain biking from Siliguri/Kurseong or Mirik which are within an hour and a half drive from Bagdogra Airport. In 5 to 6 days the popular destinations of Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Lava, Loleygaon is covered. Although there are no typical biking trails in the region, there are numerous less trodden roads which are ideal for biking. Our biking programs cover these routes instead of the highways. You may combine Sikkim or Dooars along a biking trip to Darjeeling. Occasionally people prefer to combine both; the entire region can be covered in a trip of 15 to 18 days.

Mountain biking in Darjeeling are organized each year especially in spring and fall, usually in April – May and mid-September – October. Individual mountain biking in Darjeeling is offered year-round upon request. Tours can be planned in combination with adventure in Darjeeling and tours by jeep. Sikkim’s recent best adventure product is mountain biking. The rugged and dramatic terrain of Sikkim Himalayas offers sure and exciting biking trails to the adventure lovers. The beauty of the countryside, flora and fauna and lifestyle of the Sikkim’s people is best experienced on a bike’s seat as you meander through lush green hills. This is a relatively new sport that Sikkim boasts of and many have lured by the exciting thrills of this outdoor fun. There is no specific season for mountain biking in Darjeeling. Many have enjoyed riding their bikes during monsoon in slushy dirt road too. Every time there is different fun and feeling.

Sikkim Mountain Biking:

The entire state of Sikkim is ideal for Mountain Biking activity. You can also combine your trip with Darjeeling hills which is in the adjacent area. Sikkim is divided into 4 districts. The West, South and East districts offer lower to medium altitude experiences whereas North district offers high altitude destinations. Mountain Biking is arguably the best adventure tourism activity in Sikkim. The land is rugged and road condition is not always the best. With a bike, you can reach places where your vehicle would not go. It is also one of the least risky adventure sports. Nature beyond introduced Mountain Biking in Sikkim about a decade back. Since then it has gained popularity and is today one of the most popular activity among international tourists. Many companies organize biking tours to Sikkim, though we have been able to maintain our leadership position due to best-imported equipment and highly trained guides that we have.

Our group – mountain – biking – tours are organized each year especially in spring and fall, usually in April – May and mid-September – October. Individual mountain biking is offered year-round upon request. Tours can be planned in combination with trekking and tours by jeep. Sikkim’s recent best adventure product is mountain biking. The rugged and dramatic terrain of Sikkim Himalayas offers sure and exciting biking trails to the adventure lovers. The beauty of the countryside, flora and fauna and lifestyle of the Sikkim’s people is best experienced on a bike’s seat as you meander through lush green hills. This is a relatively new sport that Sikkim boasts of and many have lured by the exciting thrills of this outdoor fun. There is no specific season for mountain biking in Sikkim and Darjeeling. Many have enjoyed riding their bikes during monsoon in slushy dirt road too. Every time there is different fun and feeling.

Fitness:
Mountain Biking tours demand good physical fitness. Previous experience is a big advantage, but fresher are also welcome. If this is your first such tour, we would strongly recommend that you bike daily a minimum of 20 km for one month before you start the trip. Freshers are also recommended to start their biking tours in the plains or low altitude destinations. Dooars can be a good start. For the more experienced, we organize Biking experience to heights of 12 to 14 thousand feet in North Sikkim (Yumthang Valley), Arunachal Pradesh (Tawang) and Leh and Ladakh area in the Western Himalaya.

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TRIP SUMMARY

Destination Darjeeling/Sikkim/Bhutan
Tour Level Easy – Moderate – Strenuous
Accommodation Camping & Lodge
Duration Any Nos of Days
Max Altitude
Best Season 12 Months

INCLUDED:

  • Guide
  • Hard trail hydraulic bike
  • 3 time Meals only in tour
  • Transportation (Airport to airport)
  • Accommodation
  • Backup van
  • Mechanic
  • First aid kit
  • Packaged Drinking water
  • Helmet

EXCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs
  • Visa costs
  • Personal expenditure i.e. soft drinks/beer on trek, extra snacks for the tour etc
  • Meals in Darjeeling before or after the tour
  • Travel insurance

* Please note that the Guide charge will cover his own lodging and food as well as daily wages and insurance. Guide deserves some Tips at the end of the trip which is extra.

MTB Tour in Darjeeling I

This is a short and perfect holiday for Mountain Bikers in Darjeeling.

Itinerary

Date Description
Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra Airport/meeting / assistance and drive to Darjeeling. Overnight in hotel
Day 02: Ride from Darjeeling to Lamahatta, Eco – Park and back to Darjeeling.

MTB Tour in Darjeeling II

This is a short and perfect holiday for Mountain Bikers in Darjeeling.

Itinerary

Date Description
Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra Airport/meeting / assistance and drive to Darjeeling. Overnight in hotel
Day 02: Visit tourist interest places in Darjeeling in Mountain bike. Overnight in hotel
Day 03: Ride to Lamahatta Eco – Park and back to Darjeeling.

MTB Tour in Sandakphu I

Date Description
Day 01 Drive Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling 3/4 hrs
Day 02 Darjeeling sightseeing including Tea garden and some of the interesting places (walk/cycle)
Day 03 Ride from Darjeeling to Dhotray 3 hrs then walk up to Tonglu, ride downhill to Tumling 2070mt
Day 04 Ride from Tumling to Kalpokhri lunch on the way. 5hrs (Lunch at Kaiyakatta)
Day 05 Ride up to Sandhakphu from Kalpokhari, 4 hrs 3636mt (Lunch at Sandakphu)
Day 06 Early morning wake up for sunrise, after breakfast ride to Phalut. 4 – 5hrs (Pack Lunch)
Day 07 Early morning wake up for sunrise, after breakfast ride to Gorkhey. 3hrs (Lunch at Gorkhey)
Day 08 After breakfast ride to Timburey. 3- 4 hrs (lunch at upper sirikhola)
Day 09 After breakfast ride to Dhotray. 4-5 hrs (lunch at dhotray). Drive back to Darjeeling.
Day 10 Departure to airport from Darjeeling

MTB Tour in Sandakphu II

Date Description
Day 01 Drive Bagdogra Airport to Darjeeling 3/4 hrs
Day 02 Darjeeling sightseeing including Tea garden and some of the interesting places (walk/cycle)
Day 03 Ride from Darjeeling to Dhotray 3 hrs then walk Tonglu ride downhill till Tumling 3070mt
Day 04 Ride from Tumling to Kalpokhri lunch on the way. 5hrs (Lunch at Kaiyakatta)
Day 05 Ride up to Sandhakphu from Kalpokhari, 4 hrs 3636mt (Lunch at Sandakphu)
Day 06 Early morning wake up for sunrise, after breakfast ride to Timburey. 4 – 5hrs (Lunch at gurdum) Gradient: Steep down hill
Day 07 After breakfast ride to Dhotray. 4-5 hrs (lunch at dhotray). Drive back to Darjeeling.
Day 08 Departure to airport from Darjeeling

 

Mounting Biking in Sikkim I

This is short and prefect holiday for Mountain Bikers in Sikkim.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra Airport / meeting / assistance and drive to Darjeeling. Overnight in hotel

Day 02: Drive to Gangtok, visit tourist interest places on the way. Overnight in hotel

Day 03: A day in Gangtok visiting various places of tourist interest including famous Rumtek monastery
overnight in hotel

Day 04: Ride mountain bike from gangtok via Temi tea garden to Ravangla.
Overnight in hotel

Day 05: Ride from Ravangla to Tashiding
Overnight in hotel

Day 06: A morning short hike to Tashiding monastery and return to hotel / ride from Tashiding to Yuksom
Overnight in hotel

Day 07: Early morning visit to Coronation throne and return to hotel/ ride from Yuksom to Khechupelri lake.
Overnight in hotel

Day 08: Early morning visit to Khechupelri Lake and return to hotel/ ride from Khechupelri Lake to Pemayangtse.
Overnight in hotel

Day 09: Early morning visit Pemayangtse monastery and return to hotel/ ride from Pemayangtse monastery to Jorethang
overnight in hotel

Day 09: Drive to Bagdogra or further destination from Jorethang and drop or take an extension trekking or tours.


HIKE & BIKE

A perfect itinerary for the mountain biking lovers in Sikkim including a short trek for two days from Rabongla to Maenam peak and from Maenam to Borong. A two days trek is included to offer some change in the program and also because Maenam truly offers a fascinating and awesome views of Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra Airport / meeting / assistance and drive to Darjeeling. Overnight in hotel

Day 02: Visit tourist interest places in Darjeeling. Overnight in hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Gangtok, visit tourist interest places on the way. Overnight in hotel

Day 04: Ride from Gangtok to Ranka and then to Martam – 29 kms
The first day of biking will start with a slight downhill route to a mountain stream and then level before a gradual climb through Rumtek and then to Martam. Overnight in hotel

Day 05: Ride from Martam to Sirwani – 30 kms
the trail goes through stretches of terraced paddy fields and after a downfall ride we reach Sirwani. Overnight camping along Teesta River.

Day 06: Ride from Sirwani to Temi – 27 kms
the route for this day is uphill all the way to Temi, which is the only Tea garden in Sikkim. Overnight in hotel.

Day 07: Ride from Temi to Ravangla – 26 kms
a gradual climb up to Damthang and then level and again gradual downhill ride to Ravangla, a small picturesque town of south Sikkim. Overnight in hotel.

Day 08: Trek Ravangla to Maenam Peak – 14 kms
Today we trek through the dense forest – an experience of the wilderness, as there are no human settlements enroute. The view from Meanam peak is one of the most spectacular and comprehensive that one get of the Sikkim Himalayas. Overnight camping

Day 09: Trek Maenam to Borong – 12 kms
The trek from Maenam to Borong is fairly an easy downhill walk. Overnight camping

Day 08: Ride from Borong to Tashiding – 39 kms
A level route through Ralang (where you can visit the monastery) and a gradual climb to Ravangla. From there it is downhill ride to the Rangeet valley and then again a gradual climb to Tashiding. Overnight in hotel

Day 10: Ride from Tashiding to Yuksom – 32 kms
A levelled ride through a cardamom fields and some breathtaking views, reaches yuksom, the trekking base for all treks to kanchendzonga. Overnight in hotel

Day 11: Ride from Yuksom to Khechupelri Lake – 25 kms
A slight downhill ride for about an hour and then level ( here we come across Lepcha community settlements areas) and then again steep climb on the second half of the route till we reach Khechupelri. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12: Ride from Khechupelri to Pemayangtse – 33 kms
A steep downhill ride, enrooted come across several waterfalls and fresh mountain streams – the hard ride is rewarding. One gets spectacular view of mount Kanchendzonga range from Pelling. Overnight in hotel

Day 13: Pemayangtse / Pelling – Rest Day
Rest to rejuvenate for the rest of the journey and also to visit Pemayangtse and Sangachoeling monastery as well as old palace ruins of Rabdentse. Overnight in hotel

Day 14: Ride from Pemayangtse to Rinchenpong – 45 kms
Descend to Dentam and a gradual climb ending with a downhill or a rather straight ride to Rinchenpong. Overnight in hotel

Day 15: Ride from Rinchenpong to Jorethang – 33 kms
A downhill ride through ancient villages and countryside of the western sikkim.

Day 16: Drive from Jorethang to Bagdogra or other Destinations.

 

 

Upper Mustang Mountain Biking
A perfect itinerary for the mountain biking lovers in Upper Mustang, Nepal.

Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (Nepal)
Day 2: Drive to Beni It takes around 9Hour
Day 3: Drive to Jomsom around 7 hours 2700m

Day 4: Samar 3620m 35Km
Early morning we will take our breakfast then after we will be riding to Samar this day we will follow main jeep track passing throw small village until Kaligandaki Bridge than we cross the bridge & start uphill ride all the way to Samar this is a small village & provide good Mountain View. This day we member have to ride around 35km All jeep track.

Day 5: Ghami –3565m 27Km
After Breakfast our guide will be you Briefing about the mountain bike trail & we follow the jeep track uphill until the Shyngmuchen this part is total uphill than after we take break around half hour then we will continue to downhill ride to Ghilling then after we have to ride uphill till the pass from the pass we ride downhill to Ghami. This day we have to ride around 27km

Day 6: Lomangthang –3900m 30Km
Early in morning we will have breakfast then we will start our ride, first we ride downhill to the river then we cross the river and start to uphill ride all the way to the pass then we will ride downhill all the way to the Tsharang village here we will have lunch, after lunch we will start our ride ,we follow main jeep track nice and easy a first and going up to the pass from where we see the first view of Lomangthang village from the pass downhill ride to the village. It will be around 30km.

Day 7: Lomang thang – 3900m Rest day (Explore cave & monastery visit with local guide) back to the same hotel)

Day 8: This day we will ride to Tibet Border

Day9: Ghami:-3565m 30Km
This day we come to Ghami as same way

Day 10: Chhuksang—2957m 50km
This day we have to ride most of the part is downhill this is around 50Km.

Day 11: Tukuche—2590m
All part is down hill & jeep track around 50Km

Day 12: Tatopani—1180m
All jeep track & downhill around 40Km

Day 13: Beni Pokhara –820m
This day we can ride to Beni from there / we can drive to Pokhara.

Day 14: Fly or drive to Kathmandu

Day15: Departure at airport

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