Dhotrey is a small village with the usual cordiality of hill people. It is a forest village with 68 small huts within the buffer zone of ‘SINGALILA NATIONAL PARK’. Here, once, logs were collected by the Forest Department with a 5km long ropeway. The village was founded during that time. The ropeway was demolished in the mid-80s and the village economy was ruined. In the mid-90s, the effort was taken to develop a village tourism centre. It took 5 years, for an individual to motivate the villagers to develop tourism. On 9th February 2008, a fire had destroyed 33 huts. Now, the village has been rebuilt with the help of the Forest Department and many well-wishers, as well as the other fellow villages around Darjeeling. The Buddhist Monastery in that area has been renovated by Rumtek authorities of Sikkim. At present any nature lover can stay at Dhotre, in village huts or at the trekker’s hut. Momo and roti are the usual dishes served. stroll in the evening in the nearby forest is a great experience where the clouds play hide and seek with us. Dhotrey is a beautiful place in itself. The main inhabitants here, are tribes like Sherpas, Yolmos, Tamangs, Bhutias and Dukpas.
Who’s it for? Intermediate fun-loving mountain bikers, mountain biking families and people who might be doing their first multi-day trip. Trails are also adaptable for serious bikers with a short amount of time in Darjeeling. Great for Expats looking for a short getaway.
Fitness Factor:- Weekend riders accepted on this one.
Skill Factor:- Any confident cyclist can do this trail, there are many trail options, so we can tailor the ride to suit your skill level. Still, you should have ridden a bike more than a few times to be able to enjoy it.
- Kanchenjunga Mountain View
- Bird Watching
- Dense Green Forest
- Biking Through the lush green forest
Darjeeling – Dhotrey via Maneybhanjyang
Meet at the Blue Dragon Office at 9:30 am. Prepare for the riding gear up and ride to Dhotrey via Alu-bari road and Maneybhanjyang (Nepal Border). Visit monasteries on the way to Dhotrey.
Dhotrey – Darjeeling
After breakfast ride to Darjeeling from Dhotrey
Ride & Service Ends.
For the full trip, details and price please kindly email us and we will get right back to you.
- Experienced Mountain Biking & English speaking guide.
- Hydraulic Mountain Bike (Giant – Talon 2,2017 Model)
- Repair Kit
- First Aid Kit
- Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs
- Visa costs
- Personal expenditure i.e. soft drinks/beer on the trek, extra snacks for the trek.
- Meals in Darjeeling before or after the trek Travel insurance