The Eastern Himalayas SUV tour (16D/15N)

from $4,850

The gorgeous state of Sikkim is known for its Buddhist culture, adventure trails, & food and we drive across it, under the shadows of the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Culture, Family
  • Activity Level Tough
  • Min Group Size Small Group

All about the The Eastern Himalayas SUV tour (16D/15N).

To travelers, 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 Sikkim SUV tour, we take you around exciting destinations along some of the most adventurous roads you’ve ever driven 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-seekers 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.

**All tariffs are per person**

Total miles for this adventure ~ 800

Driving Days – 9

Road Conditions – Mix of tarmac, broken tarmac, and dirt roads

SUV’s we provide

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Stay for all dates on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on all dates
  • Daily tea, coffee, cold drinks, and packaged water
  • Well-trained professional driver
  • Services of English speaking guide
  • Moto Overlanders trip leader
  • Cost of SUV rental and fuel
  • All transfers
  • Permits, road tolls, and parking fees
  • Goods & Services Tax for all services rendered


Optional Add-Ons 

  • Single room accommodation – $800
  • Children less than 7 years old – $1,000
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Your flights, visa, etc
  • Any additional meals
  • Travel insurance and other emergencies
  • Single room accommodations
  • Alcohol, cigarettes, and personal items
  • Early check-in or late checkout at the hotels
  • Camera/video fee, entry fee at monuments
  1. Day 1 Arrive in Siliguri

    The first day of the tour is for you to reach Siliguri and check in to your hotels. Today you will spend time with your tour leader who will answer any questions you might have and introduce you to the tour.

  2. Day 2 Stay in Siliguri

    After a hearty breakfast, you will take a small drive around the city to get used to the traffic in India. It will be an interesting experience as you figure out the road rules, unsaid rules and dynamics of our roads. After your driving experience, we have lunch and then you have the rest of the day to yourself. You can choose to rest, drive around the city or go shopping. But we recommend you to rest as much as possible.

  3. Day 3 Siliguri to Darjeeling

    It’s the beginning of our trip as we head towards Darjeeling, famous for producing some of the best tea in the world. It was once a summer resort for the British Raj and is famed for black tea grown around the slopes dotting the region. We drive through lush green landscapes, stunning tea estates and enjoying freshly made tea along the way.

  4. Day 4 Darjeeling to Gangtok

    This day takes us away from West Bengal and to the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok. It is the cultural, economic and art capital as well known for its exciting Christmas concerts. The drive is short and by lunch we should be able to check into our hotels. Post that, we meander along the popular MG road, tasting local food and shopping.

  5. Day 5 Stay in Gangtok

    Lots of places to see nearby and a terrain that you will love to drive around. Visit the Tsomgo lake, Rumtek monastery, Baba Mandir, and many other lovely sights.

  6. Day 6 Gangtok to Lachung

    We travel higher into the Himalayan range, to a rustic village Lachung. Located close to the Tibetan border, Lachung is located at an elevation of 9,600 feet and was once a trading post between Sikkim and Tibet. British explorer, Joseph Dalton Hooker, called Lachung the most picturesque village in Sikkim!

  7. Day 7 Lachung to Lachen

    We travel towards the West of Lachung to the village of Lachen, located at 9,000 feet. The villages of Sikkim provide you insights into how the locals live, in remote regions surrounded by heavenly landscapes and stunning views of the Himalayan mountains.

  8. Day 8 Stay in Lachen

    We spend the day in Lachen, relaxing and exploring the village. There are some short off-trail drives we can explore and the schedule for the rest of the day is flexible.

  9. Day 9 Lachen to Phadamchen

    We head down to Phadamchen for the next part of the drive. This is one of the most exciting trips as we head down the head-spinning section of Zuluk, known for its twisties and the gateway to Nathang Valley.

  10. Day 10 Stay in Phadamchen

    We spend the day in this tiny hamlet, exploring the nearby destinations. A short trip out of the village takes us to a couple of monasteries, down the twisties, and then back up again to get back to our hotel.

  11. Day 11 Phadamchen to Ravangla

    Ravangla is a small tourist town located at an altitude of 8.000 feet in towards Western Sikkim. Ravangla is one of the few places in Sikkim which offer undisturbed views of the Greater Himalayas (Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Sinialchu, Mt. Kabru).

  12. Day 12 Stay in Ravangla

    First thing in the morning, we headed to The Buddha Park, a Buddhist temple offering panoramic views of Mount Kanchenjunga! Located on a small hillock, the Buddha Park is a must-do experience full of gorgeous winding roads, amazing landscapes, and roadside cafes selling yummy local food.

  13. Day 13 Ravangla to Yuksom

    We continue our journey towards the westernmost part of Sikkim, to the village of Yuksom located as the base of the might Kanchenjunga. A calm and peaceful place, this is a base camp for many trekking trips in the region. The quaint village can be covered on foot.

  14. Day 14 Yuksom to Kalimpong

    It’s time to leave Sikkim and start our drive back towards Siliguri. But on the way we stop at Kalimpong, a small hill town located at the foothills of the Himalayas. Perched on a ridge above the Teesta River, it’s home to colonial-era buildings like MacFarlane Memorial Church, named after a Scottish missionary.

  15. Day 15 Kalimpong to Siliguri

    The tour is almost over and time to head back to Siliguri. After breakfast in Kalimpong, we travel along the Teesta river to head back into Siliguri. If you have a flight to catch, we drop you to the airport. Else you can choose to relax or visit the city markets.

  16. Day 16 Depart from Siliguri

    This is the last day of the tour. Post check out, we will escort you to the airport.

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Every tour is personally delivered by both our trip leaders, who will be your tour guides and trip leaders respectively. Here is an intro to our team

Our partners have options of Toyota Innova, Mahindra XUV, Renault Dusters, Mahindra Marazzo.

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 traveling through the state as its ever-changing landscape is stunning, with plenty of sights to see.

Well, we will provide you with bottled water throughout the tour.

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.

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.

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.

Overall Rating
Reviewed On 10/06/2020

Sikkim was wonderful...i loved the food and the vibes of the MG road in gangtok...would love to do this again


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