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Sikkim Tourism- A window onto Heaven, Sikkim Bicycling Tour

Price: 23000.00

Awara Feet Proffer: Photo-Walk Tour

We bicycle through peaceful green terrains of Sikkim while celebrating the famous North-Eastern festival 'Losar' which means Tibetian New Year witnessing Mask Dance on streets is the highlight of Sikkim tourism

  • Reviews
  • Vacation Style
    Bicycling
  • Grade
    Moderate
  • Group Size
    20
All about the "Sikkim Tourism- A window onto Heaven, Sikkim Bicycling Tour"

Sikkim is called the jewel of North-East with its charismatic mountains, gurgling streams, never-ending greenery and warm hearts of people. It stands tall on border of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Call yourself lucky, since you will be part of the Tibetian New Year festival 'Losar'. We also cross through famous Tsongmo Lake (changu Lake) which is known for changing colors according to season and time of day. The most interesting ride is bicycling to the tea estate of Sikkim: Temi Tea Gardens, which is world-famous for organically produced the finest quality tea. This trip is a journey of a life-time leaving us awestruck with its beauty and colorful traditions.

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.

Accomodation in Hotels/Camps/Guest House on Double

Meals, except on first day only dinner is included

Inner line permit

Free photography

First aid medical kit

Back up vehicle with Mechanic and basis spare parts

Facility to carry Luggage in a vehicle restricted to rucksack.


Whats not included in this tour.
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Things which are not mentioned

Any Travel expense To and Fro Bagdogra

Any personal expenses like laundry, telephone bills, tips, etc

Any kind of Biking gears (such as Elbow Guard, Knee Guard, Riders Jacket..etc)

Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks. . Etc to be borne by the client directly on the spot

REFUNDABLE SECURITY DEPOSIT OF INR 1000/-PER Bicycle (If any, damages, damage cost will be deducted from refundable security deposit of INR 1000/-)

Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusion

Travel Insurance

Awara Day 1: Bagdogra - Gangtok

Bagdogra Airport would be the meeting point of all Awara travelers. You would be meeting our tour representative at Bagdogra airport to be transferred to Gangtok, Sikkim which is a drive of 5 hours. Travelers would be greeted with local chai while check-in to the hotel. All riders will be given bicycles for trial and the rest of the day is at leisure. Sikkim is the second smallest state of India with spectacular mountain views. One can ride up to Enchey Gompa or explore around Tashi Peak for an amazing sunset view. Gangtok MG road looks the best at night when locals are jamming on the street, skating, dancing or just being at ease.

Must-Try Café: 9’INE Native Cuisine, especially for Momo lovers and Baker’s Café
Meal: Dinner

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Awara Day 2: Gangtok - Tsongmo Lake - Gangtok

The day begins early morning to begin our ride for Tsongmo Lake (Changu Lake), the lake famous for changing color according to different seasons. On the way, we stop by at Hanuman Tok Loop to have a breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga range. On our way, we also pass through Kyongnosla Waterfall. We dedicate the whole day for sightseeing on our route and in the evening ride back to Gangtok for having the night at ease on MG Road. In the market, the area keeps an eye for Thankas, traditional Tibetian wall hangings, and delicious local meals.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Overnight stay at Gangtok
Ride: 3 hours/36Kms

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Awara Day 3: Gangtok - Rumtek : Losar Festival

We start our day with early morning ride to reach Rumtek Monastery which would be hosting the Tibetan Buddhism Losar Festival. Losar festival is famous for mask dance called ‘Aji Lhamu’, people exchange greetings and wish each other ‘Tashi Delek’ which means good luck as they celebrate the beginning of the Tibetan new year. On our way to Rumtek, we stop by Bakthang and Butterfly waterfall.  If time permits we also go to visit the old rumtek monastery.  We go around a walk-in Rumtek village and visit the Lepchas Tribe. Sikkim tourism is famous for its monasteries, trekking, bicycle tours, Unique Tradition etc 

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Overnight stay at Rumtek
Ride: 4 Hours/65.5Kms

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The Mask Dance at Losar Festival in Rumtek Monastery
Awara Day 4: Rumtek - Temi Tea Garden

Today is going to be a challenging ride to only tea estate of Sikkim, Temi Tea Garden. As you ride through it, your lungs fill up with the aroma of organically made tea in long lush tea gardens. As far as your eyes would go, you would only see tea farms. After Tarku, riders would be shifted to shuttle because of sandy terrains. We also get a chance to visit the Temi Tea factory where the flavored tea is organically made by handpicked dried up fruits. Temi Tea is considered one of the best Tea of India and is exported all over the world. I recommend everyone to take at least one packet back home. All awaras would be greeted by the cup of Temi Tea while entering the hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Overnight stay at Temi Tea Garden
Ride: 4 Hours/52.4Kms

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Awara Day 5: Temi Tea Garden – Ravangla

It’s going to be a challenging ride again as we ride up on rough terrain of beautiful Temi Tea Garden. The terrain gets better while going downhill for Ravangla.  After reaching Ravangla we rest for the day and mentally get ready for challenging riding days ahead.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Overnight stay at Ravangla
Ride: 2 Hours/29.2Kms

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Awara Day 6: Ravangla – Yuksom

The challenging ride and awe-struck views are going to complement each other as we bicycle from Ravangla to Yuksom. We will halt at Tashiding monastery which is said to be the meeting point of 3 Holy Lamas of Tibet. On reaching Yuksom, one can spend an evening exploring Tashi Tenka which offers a 360-degree view of mountains and Dubdi Gompa, one of the oldest monasteries with gardens on the ridge, dawn view of white peaks between high green folds of forested foothills. We stay at a homestay and at dinner try traditional cuisines prepared by the family with local beer ‘Chang’ made of millets, a lifeline of hill folks.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Overnight stay at Yuksom
Ride: 6 Hours/54Kms

Sikkim bicycling tour and tourism
Awara Day 7: Yuksom to Pelling

On our way to Pelling, we come across lots of beautiful waterfalls including mesmerizing the Kanchenjunga waterfall. The first half of the ride includes going down the hill and in the second half we start riding up. Pelling is quite unexplored and we pass through quaint villages and lush green forest areas with fresh air filling up our lungs. We visit one o the oldest monastery Pemayangtse and Rabdentse Ruins, which was once the capital of kingdom Sikkim.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Overnight stay at Yuksom
Ride: 3 hours/40.4Kms

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Mt. Kanchenjunga Peak
Awara Day 8: Pelling to Hee Bermiok

As a part of Sikkim tourism, Today the ride is going to be relaxing as compared to the rest of the days. We drive through the unexplored village Hee. Once you enter the village aroma of dumplings and Chang (Local beer) is going to fill up your lugs while your eyes enjoy the lush green paddy fields. On our way to Hee, we detour a little to visit the second-highest bridge of Asia ‘Singshore Bridge’. This is one of the most untouched parts of Sikkim surrounded by vast farmland. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy Chang and strolling through the paddy fields.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Overnight stay at Hee
Ride: 3 hours/33.9Kms

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Awara Day 9: Hee to Jorethang to Darjeeling

We start our ride downhill early morning through windy roads passing by lush green forests and charismatic views. On reaching Jorethang, the bicycle tour ends and we switch to shuttle for Darjeeling Tourism. On reaching Darjeeling, the rest of the day is at leisure. One can enjoy the ride of toy train, stroll across markets for buying souvenirs or enjoy mouth-watering food. Enjoy your last night at one of the most happening city of north-east, Darjeeling.

Must visit: Glenary’s Bakery Café
Overnight stay at Darjeeling
Ride: 5 hours approx. (3 hours bicycle + 1.5/2 hours Cab)

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Day 10: Darjeeling to Bagdogra

We leave early morning from Darjeeling to be at Bagdogra by noon. All travelers say goodbye to each other with a promise to meet again. The trip comes to an end at Bagdogra airport.

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The famous Losar Festival of North-east.
Will I be able to do it ?

Yes, anyone with a normal physical fitness can do it. The only thing that it takes is strong motivation & of course following a practise schedule prior to your departure because the more you practise , more enjoyable the journey would be.

What kind of physical preparation is required for this expedition ?

 The practice schedule varies from person to person. If you are a complete novice to cycling & haven't cycled before, then it takes somewhat more sweating than the one who is a regular to pedalling. Since the expedition involves high altitude & uphill riding conditions, the practise schedule should include these aspects.


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