Namaste and welcome from Ashmita Trek & Tours! We are excited to invite you on one of best adventures in Sikkim! Mountain Biking is a rapidly growing activity in Sikkim and the trails are fabulous. This hilly northeast state has some of the best views in India. Throughout the trip, you can see some of the highest peaks in the world looming in the distance. Kanchenjunga (8586 meters/28,169 feet) continually shows its majestic self.
Our Sikkim Mountain Biking Holiday is the perfect combination of nature, culture, and adventure. During the trip, you will gain knowledge about the local culture and heritage of Sikkim. Take rests along the way at elaborate monasteries, lake shores, and verdant forests. This 10-day package is truly the journey of a lifetime. The memories made spending time with the locals in each passing town and village will be just as valuable to you as the time cruising from one village to the next.
The experience begins in Gangtok, the capital and largest city in Sikkim. We have a whole day and a half to discover the beauty and history of this wonderful city. Taste the energizing tea from the tea estates before visiting the elegant, peaceful monasteries, including Rumtek Monastery, the largest and most famous of the bunch. Life in Gangtok moves at a different pace than most cities in India, which you will find very relaxing.
After relaxing in Gangtok, it is time to hit the road. Our first day leads us to Temi Tea Garden. The bright green landscape, with mountain peaks in the background, is breathtaking. Continue pedaling carving up and down the hills. In Tashiding, there is an amazing hilltop gompa (monastery) that we stay near. Spend a night at Khecheopalri Lake, known to fulfill the wishes of those who visit. Next stop is Pemayangtse Monastery, nearby Pelling. The spiritual vibe here is powerful, and the mountain backdrop adds to the beauty. End the trip in Jorethang, a pleasant town on the border of Sikkim and West Bengal.
The Sikkim Mountain Biking Holiday is truly a special adventure! The mountain biking trails of Sikkim are hidden gems. Cruise through the countryside for days at a time breathing in the fresh air, learning about the local culture, and getting stellar mountain views.
Take our Sikkim Mountain Biking Holidayanytime of the year. Just be aware of the climate of the area when booking your trip. The rainy season (May to September) does not offer the best conditions for biking, though the rest of the year is great. Ashmita Trek and Tours arranges the tour with full management, including transportation, meals, etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!
Our assistant will welcome you at Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri and bring you to Gangtok. Pass Assam tea plantations and tiny villages along the way. Cruise through hilly switchbacks above the clouds through the bright green landscape. Situated on top of a ridge, Darjeeling faces the Himalaya and is a popular destination for Westerners and Indians alike. Overnight at a hotel in Darjeeling.
Eat breakfast at the hotel and begin sightseeing! Pay homage to the Rumtek Monastery, world renowned amongst Tibetan Buddhists. Originally called the Dharma Chakra Centre, it includes a beautiful shrine temple and a learning center for the monks. Rumtek Monastery, a pilgrimage site, was built by the 16th Karmapa. Then, visit Enchey Monastery, belonging to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. In the evening, explore the rest of Gangtok. Overnight in hotel in Gangtok.
We get an early start and begin cruising towards Ravangla after breakfast. We ride downhill until Sirwani Bridge. Temi is actually the exclusive tea estate in Sikkim and it is amazing. The estate rests on a slope next to the highway and is nearby the famous Tendong Hill is West Sikkim. The tasty tea from Temi is known around the world for its taste and aroma. After exploring the garden, we head back to the hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Have a filling breakfast at the hotel and begin today’s journey. Take one last look at the luscious tea garden and hit the road. The laidback ride leads through Damthang. Before we reach Ravangla, we stop at Ralang Monastery, nestled in the beautiful landscape. The monastery was constructed after the pilgrimage of the 4th Chogyal. When he returned, the Karmapa performed the blessing. It is a most sacred monastery with a rich history. Overnight in guest house
Have a tasty breakfast and look forward to another exciting day of biking through the hills of Sikkim. There is lots of downhill today, so kick back and feel the cool breeze as you fly down the hills. Upon arrival, take a rest and walk around the awe-inspiring monastery, with the Himalayas looming in the distance. Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast, have another visit to Tashiding Monastery if you’d like. It is one of the most cherished monasteries in Sikkim, constructed in 1716 (over 300 years ago!). A yearly festival called Bumchu is celebrated here. If you would like to visit during festival time, let us know and we can arrange that. Over the course of the day, enjoy stunning views, still admiring the snow-capped peaks. Overnight in guest house.
Today is a much-deserved laidback rest day. We take the easy ride to the sacred Khecheopalri Lake. Sit in peace at the shore of the majestic body of water. Chill out and relax the rest of the day, enjoy the lake and the forests that surround it. Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast, we start riding towards Pemayangste. The path first descends steeply into the Rimbu Valley before the steady ascent all the way up to Pemayangtse. Enjoy the thick forests and cascading waterfalls on the ride. When we get to Pemayangtse, we explore the famous Pemayangtse Monastery. Built in 1705, it is the second oldest in Sikkim. Overnight in hotel.
Wake up early and, if you have interest, again visit the spiritual Pemayangtse Monastery and feel the sacred ambience emanating from the gompa. Afterwards, check out from the hotel and start the day’s adventure. Through forests and small settlements, we reach Jorethang. After arriving in this lovely town at the border of Sikkim and West Bengal, we check into the hotel and rest or have some delightful exploration. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, we transfer you to Bagdogra airport or NJP Train station for your next destination. Thank you for taking the Sikkim Mountain Biking Holiday with Ashmita Trek & Tours! We look forward to seeing you again.
Ashmita Trek and Tours does not take responsibility for any problems incurred by weather, damages to personal property, etc. We will do our best to prevent/handle any problems that happen. It is recommended to book your international flight with several days margin.