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Sikkim Biking and Trekking

 

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.

 

Day1.

Arrive Bagdogra Airport / Meeting /Assistance / Transfer to Gangtok
Overnight in hotel

Day2.

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

Day3.

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

Day4. 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
Day5. 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
Day6. 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
Day7 Trek Maenam to Borong - 12 kms
The trek from Maenam to Borong is fairly an easy downhill walk. Overnight camping
Day8 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
Day9 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
Day10 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.
Day11 Ride from Khechupelri to Pemayangtse - 33 kms
A steep downhill ride, enroute come across several water falls and fresh mountain streams - the hard ride is rewarding. One gets spectacular view of mount Kanchendzonga range from Pelling. Overnight in hotel
Day12 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
Day13 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
Day14 Ride from Rinchenpong to Jorethang - 33 kms
A downhill ride through ancient villages and countryside of the western sikkim.
Day15 Drive from Jorethang to Bagdogra or other Destinations.

State Tourism Award 2014

State Tourism Award 2014

Dear Zigmee Thanks for a fabulous time in North Sikkim, highlight of the trip were staying with Chopal and sonam lachenpa in lachen and the journey to Gurudargma (well worth the many hours in the jeep and the cold air). It wasn't hard to imagine just being over the border in

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