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
All necessary permit and entry fees National Park
All items of personal nature like drinks, laundry beverages etc.
Local Lunch, Tea coffe
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.
Chris, United Kingdom
Cycle Hiking !!
I and Subash(Ashmita Trek Owner) went for cycle hiking to nearby places in Darjeeling few days earlier. It was an amazing experience altogether and a must do activity for an adventure loving person. Subash is an amazing person and he dedicated his entire day to give me an enthralling experience. Thank you Subash :D
Beautiful experience, lovely guide!
Subash offered a perfect mixture of activity and culture. Mountain biking and trekking at a level suited to the group, with amazing views, even though the weather wasn't perfectly clear. Seeing a Buddhist monestry was a highlight too - absolutely breathtaking!
I would definitely recommend this, and would come back a second time! :)
Julia Mackenzie, Austria
Mix of active life and culture of Sikkim
Subash helps you to organize a varied and fun trip so you can enjoy the Himalaya even if you don't have many days for your visit.
We did a very simple tour with cycling and hiking, people with no previous experience could easily do the same tour as we did.
Besides from the active parts Subash also took us to a museeum, a buddist temple while a ceremony was going on, got us to taste local beer in a cottage in Nepal (with an open fire sparkeling in the background).
Emma karl, United Kingdom
Memorable vacation in the Himalayas
I spent three lovely days in Darjeeling. We went mountain biking, trekking and visited both tea gardens and a buddhist temple (my favorite). We had a truly wonderful guide, Subash, who told us interesting things about the places we visited and always seemed to be in a good mood with a smile on his face.