North Sikkim Motorcycle Tour (13D/12N)
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Tough
Min Group Size Medium Group
**This package is for residents of India**
Pillion Tariff – INR 47,500
Total kilometers for this adventure ~ 1,200
Riding Days – 10
Road Conditions – Mix of tarmac, dirt roads, slush
To bikers, Sikkim is synonymous with Zuluk and Gurudongmar Lake but the state has so much to offer – from a culture rich capital city of Gangtok to the breathtaking views from the Buddha park. During our Incredible Sikkim guided motorcycle tour, we take around the most exciting destinations along some of the most adventurous roads you’ve ever ridden on!
Darjeeling is a prominent tea producing region and supplies great tea the world over. Experience living in this small town as you cover the vast expanses of tea estates surrounded by majestic hills all around.
A lively MG road, rock concerts, and fashionable people is what Gangtok is known for! Spend time in this lively city, explore the sights, shop in the bustling MG Road, and ride the cable car offering panoramic views of the city
Lachung and Lachen, part of Northern Sikkim, are the gateway to the mountains and during winters the snowed-in roads provide a source of adventure for thrill-seeking motorcyclists from all over India.
Ravangla and Yuksom give you unbeatable views of Kanchenjunga, often from your hotel rooms. Walk around these small towns and indulge in the local culture of the place as you dine with locals.
**COVID negative certificate that is max 72 hours from the date of travel old required for all travelers
**All tariffs are on a per-person basis**
- Stay on all dates on twin sharing basis
- Breakfast and dinner on all days
- Services of a mechanic throughout the tour
- Professional lead rider and a sweep rider
- First Aid kit and Oxygen cylinder with the trip leader
- All inner line permits
- Goods & Services Tax (GST)
- Assistance in bike rentals
- Route planning and trip management
- 24/7 assistance on call
- Your flights/trains to and from Bagdogra
- Cost of motorcycle and motorcycle fuel
- Lunch and other meals not mentioned in Includes
- Single room accommodations
- Alcohol, cigarettes, and personal items
- Anything not mentioned in the includes list
- Early check-in or late checkout at the hotels
- Entry fee at monuments
- Any charge arising due to breakdown of motorcycle, accidents, and replacement of parts
Arrive in Siliguri
Welcome to the Siliguri. We have got a fairly long ride ahead of us, so it’s best if we hit the ground running. We collect our chariots. Get it up and running. Head back to stay. Relax for the day touring around the city and retire for the day with a brief on the next day’s ride.
Siliguri to Darjeeling (70 kms, 3 hrs)
Darjeeling at an elevation of 2125 meters, the land of breath-taking beauty, amidst rolling tea gardens, crowned by the majestic Himalayas popularly known as the Queen of the hills. The jewel in the crown of the Eastern Himalayas with mesmerizing beauty offers spectacular views of Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga, and the rest of the spectacular Himalayan range.
Stay in Darjeeling
Today we shall explore places in and around Darjeeling. Retire for the day with a brief on the next day’s ride.
Darjeeling to Gangtok (100 kms, 4 hrs)
Our journey today will take us along the Teesta River and offer us several opportunities to enjoy beautiful views of the mighty Himalayas. During our long journey, we will have enough time to get accustomed to our bikes and enjoy the fabulous scenery that lines our way. Once we get to Gangtok, the beautiful capital city of Sikkim, we can relax for a while. We know that the beautiful sights are simply begging to be explored, but you might want to take the rest of the day to relax and properly acclimatize your body to a higher altitude.
Stay in Gangtok
Today we need to spend some time to get permits. Once we are done with the formalities for PERMITS, we shall explore the city and retire for the day with the brief on the next day’s ride.
Gangtok to Lachung (120 kms, 5 hrs)
We start early in the morning to stop at Tashi Viewpoint just outside of Gangtok, to catch the majestic view of the Kanchenjunga range. As we start our sojourn to North Sikkim, the terrain becomes rough, but the views more rewarding. We refuel, at the last fuel station in Mangan and also pack spare fuel for all the bikes, and head towards a small town nestled in the mountains – Lachung which is the district headquarters of North Sikkim. The highlight of the day is the several waterfalls we would cross and the evening campfire, with a beautiful view of the Himalayas and the clear night sky. Retire for the day with the brief on the next day’s ride.
Lachung to Lachen (50 kms, 2 hrs)
We are about halfway through our tour now, and today, we will be riding to Zero Point (Yumesamdong) at an altitude of 15,300 feet is when we touch the high-altitude region of Sikkim. Lachung is the gateway to Yumthang Valley, also known as the Valley of Flowers. The ride Zero point is where the road ends in India, before the Chinese border. The initial ride is through thick forests, but slowly the landscape becomes barren and with snow-clad peaks all around, you witness the diverse beauty and experience Sikkim has to offer.
Lachen - Gurudongmar - Lachen (130 kms, 6 hrs)
This is arguably the most mesmerizing and challenging day of the tour. Gurudongmar Lake, the source of the River Teesta, is one of the most pristine and sacred lakes in India and is located 5 km south of the Chinese border, at an altitude of 17,800 feet. Today is undoubtedly the best Sikkim having to offer in terms of landscape. No words can describe the pristine beauty you will witness this day. Retire for the day with the brief on the next day’s ride.
Lachen to Gangtok (120 kms, 5 hrs)
Today’s ride is a retrace to Gangtok. Before arrival in Gangtok, we halt at the famous Seven sister waterfall for some quick pictures. With this, we enter the hustle and bustle of colorful city life, as a contrast to the calm we experienced over the last few days. Retire for the day with the brief on the next day’s ride.
Gangtok-Phademchen-Nathula (110 kms, 8 hrs)
Today being a long ride, we leave early in the morning to ride towards East Sikkim on the Gangtok – Nathula highway, which is a part of the erstwhile ‘Old Silk Route’. En route, we halt for tea and snacks at Tsongmo (Changu) Lake. Nathu La would definitely be the highlight of the day and the tour. Just a common wall separates India and China here; you can see the road coming from China to India from where trading used to happen centuries ago. See the Chinese camp and even say Hi to them as they will be yards away from you!
Phademchen to Siliguri (140 kms, 7 hrs)
As the tour reaches its conclusion, we enter back into West Bengal to reach the bustling town of Siliguri. We will cruise past gorgeous sceneries and mesmerizing panoramic views of verdant greenery. It will take us 5 hours to complete the journey, and every second of it will be totally worth it.
Stay in Siliguri
Today we will be sending our bikes back home (if you shipped them here). Else we return the rental bikes. Once we are done, we shall have lunch on our way back to stay. Evening we will re-group for the ride success party.
Depart from Siliguri
We will bid our trusty fellow traveler’s adieu before heading to the airport to catch our flights back home.
Kushma Suspension Bridge
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Every tour is personally delivered by both our trip leaders, who will be your tour guides and trip leaders respectively. Along with this, if required you will be accompanied by a mechanic and a driver. Here is an intro to our team
The choice is entirely yours. Once you contact us we can provide you with a list of motorcycles from brands such as Royal Enfield, Bajaj, KTM, BMW, Hero, Honda etc. Pricing will depend on the motorcycle you select.
We encourage our guests to experience the local cuisines of the destinations we travel to. In remote areas, we might not get options for eating different cuisines. We will ensure you get wholesome, tasty and hygienic food wherever we go. If you are from outside India, here’s a guide to get you going.
Sikkim is a mountainous state, so most roads are a bit narrow with no dividers. The road condition will be a mixture of tarmac, dirt roads and rocky roads due to the weather conditions and altitude. But you will love riding through the state as its ever changing landscape is stunning, with plenty of sights to see.
Yes, you should always have at least 2 liters of water with you at any time.
We try to blend in homestays, hotels, and resorts in each destination to balance comfort with the local experiences. All your accommodations will be clean, hygienic, comfortable, and safe.
Yes, you will be carrying your own luggage on your motorcycle. Pls make the necessary arrangements in case you are riding with a pillion.
While riding, we should have access to public toilets/hotel toilets. But there will instances where there are none and you will have to answer nature’s call in nature.
Yes, you can.
Different countries and companies have their own policies, but you should pick one that covers you for your entire period of travel. The policy should also cover you for riding motorcycles, unexpected curtailment of the holiday, medical expenses arising overseas, loss or damage to luggage & property and personal liability claims against the participant and emergency evacuation. We highly recommend this for foreign citizens.
We carry a basic first aid box with us and encourage you to carry your own medicines as well. In case of an emergency, we take you to the closest available medical center. We would also request you to share any pre-existing medical conditions and allergies, if any with us.
September 26, 2021 - October 8, 2021