Chatakpur is of course a highlight region for day cycling tour in Darjeeling. In the morning after breakfast we can start cycling from Darjeeling Office. Route goes from levelled road called Gangdhi road straight follow to Jorbangla which is main junction to go various roads. But to go to Chatkpur we have to follow the main road toward 3 mile. Once you reach 3 mile you have to enter into Wild life century a gravel path which going uphill at altitude.
The main attraction of this route is Senchal Lake of Senchal wildlife Sanctuary and the place of the imposing hills, towering conical trees the cloud bearing sky and murmuring water flow as well as Mountain View from a small eco tourism village called Rumbi. You have lunch at Chatkphur . After having your lunch we can continue cycling toward another route via Dhap followed by Alubari road to reach Darjeeling.
Total duration of the of this tour is start from morning at 8 am and evening at 5 pm. A total day trip you will get extra experience of Nature, culture, mountain and many more!
Senchal Wildlife sanctuary
Dense Green Forest
Biking Through local Mountain Village
All Mountain Bike/Helmet / Pump
Local Lunch, Tea
All necessary permit and entry fees
All items of personal nature like drinks, laundry beverages etc.
Biking attire and other personal gears
Tips for biking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
Others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section
We'd read about an off-road biking trail from Darjeeling in a UK newspaper and booked a guide and bikes hire with Ashmita Trek.
Subash was an excellent, friendly and enthusiastic guide. Our ride took us through a National Park to Chatakpur where we had a lovely lunch of omelettes, noodle soup and tea. When the fog descended later in the day Subash organised a four-wheel drive to rescue us to avoid having to cycle on the road up to Ghoom.
Despite the wet weather, we had a great day out. The ride was nearly 50km in total.