Sikkim Bike Trip

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A bike ride in Sikkim is an amazing experience. The winding roads will give you the thrills of adrenaline as well as a life-long adventure. Explore Lush Green Valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, and ancient roads made of tarmac that were part of the old silk route. This is what makes Sikkim the ideal place to go for Bike riding. If you’re looking for something that challenge you physically and mentally, our  Sikkim Bike Trip are sure to leave a lasting impression on you!

You’ll ride on Royal Enfields along those long, rounded roads before leaving the roads to discover the breathtaking beauty of the incredible North Eastern State – Sikkim. Enjoy the thrill of riding when you travel through the breathtaking landscape in the area. Get to know locals and learn about their daily lives. Also, learn about the customs and culture they adhere to. It’s a lifetime trip!

Most bikers prefer Sikkim’s North Sikkim route from all the routes within Sikkim. The trail runs across the most picturesque landscape of Sikkim. Starting in Gangtok, the trail passes through a charming little town known as Lachen and ends at the stunning Gurudongmar Lake.

Top Places to visit in Sikkim on your Bike Trip:

Sikkim is “the land of peace and tranquility,” testified by its breathtaking landscapes and benevolent people. Sikkim has a lot to offer, and here are a few places which you can explore on your Bike trip to Sikkim.

  • Nathula Pass: It is located in the Himalayas and connects India with Tibet. Nathula is situated at 4310 m above sea level and forms a part of a side-shoot of the pre-historic Silk Road.
  • Lachen: It is a distant village and winter home for Tibetan nomadic tribes. I is also famous as the gateway to the sacred Gurudongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes.
  •  Lachung: On the other hand, is a high-altitude Tibetan village comprising Tibetan and Bhutia people. This small village is a feast to the eyes with its spectacular landscapes.
  •  Yumthang valley: The Valley of Flowers is approximately 25 Kms from Lachung. It is a gorgeous valley surrounded by snowcapped mountains.
  • Gurudongmar Lake: Located at a height of 17,800 ft, it is one of the highest lakes in the world. Named after Guru Padmasambhava, famously known as Guru Rinpoche, the lake is considered sacred.
  • Gangtok: Apart from being the capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok is a beautiful city. Gorgeous silver-fir trees, never-ending walking trails, and the people’s hospitality will leave you amazed.

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Best Time for North Sikkim Bike Tour:

Determining the ideal time to visit Sikkim on your bicycle is essential. This is why we have put together a short guide to help plan your long-awaited bike trip to Sikkim.

  • Sikkim in the Summer: Summers in Sikkim is delightful and beautiful. The temperatures range from 5 to 25 degrees Celsius, with cool nights. This is also the ideal time to visit Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang valley, Nathula Pass, Rumtek Monastery, and many other places.
  • Sikkim during Monsoon: During the monsoon season, Sikkim receives heavy rainfall leading to a fall in temperature. The temperatures range from 4 to 15 degrees Celsius. While the weather can be pleasant and cool, there are better times to travel during this time. The area is vulnerable to landslides and, therefore, dangerous to travel.
  • Sikkim within Winters: Winter is one of the ideal seasons to travel to Sikkim. If you love snow, you must take a trip during the winter months. The snowfall that falls at Yumthang valley Gangtok, Pelling, and Lachung is a fantastic spectacle to behold. The temperature is between -5 degrees Celsius and 7 degrees Celsius.

Permit needed for Sikkim Bike Ride:

International borders bound Sikkim. Sharing its borders with Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, Sikkim’s location is important, both sensitive and strategic. Therefore, security concerns in the region are high. Hence, it becomes crucial for travelers to obtain a permit.

There are entry restrictions to a few places in Sikkim for both Indians and Foreigners. Permits to visit such places are issued in Gangtok. If you hire a bike from Tripoventure , we will take care of all the necessary permits and documentation.

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Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable North Sikkim Bike tour.

North Sikkim Bike Tour Plan for Six Days at a glance

Day 1
: ARRIVE AT BAGDOGRA / NJP - TRANSFER TO GANGTOK(60 Kms |2-3 hours|2042 M) on SUV

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After your arrival in Siliguri, you will check-in at the hotel, where you will first get indulge in briefing and then the allocations of Bike. We will then start our journey to the beautiful hill town of Gangtok. Today you can rest and explore the very happening Mall Road .Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2
: GANGTOK – NATHU LA – GANGTOK (110 Km | 7-5 Hrs | 4310 M)

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Today morning, We will commence our bike trip to Sikkim. After bike allocations we will ride to Nathu La Pass and return back to Gangtok. Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Dongkya Range of the Himalayas between China’s Yadong County in Tibet. The pass is at the height of 4,310 m.

Day 3
: GANGTOK – LACHEN (107 km | 4-5 hrs | 2,750 m)

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Gear for Today’s Adventure, We will start our journey towards Lachen. You will say bid goodbye to the beautiful city of Gangtok and embark to your next destination in the holy lands of North Sikkim which is Lachen. Interestingly to know this route was also taken by Guru Nanak Dev Ji on his way to North Sikkim. Enroute we will take a halt at Mangan for permits and then proceed towards Chungthang, Then we will leave for Lachen, which also the base for Gurudongmar. The altitude of Lachen is quite high, so you might come across bumpy pathways, relax and get acclimatize to the high altitude.Overnight stay at Hotel / Guest House in Lachen.

Day 4
: LACHEN – GURUDONGMAR LAKE – LACHUNG (176 km | 7-8 hrs | 2,700 m)

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After breakfast in the morning, We will proceed our journey to explore Beautiful Valley of Sikkim. At first, you will ride to North Sikkim Plateau, Road are bumpy and if its raining then slushy too. You would enjoy the off roads towards Gurudongmar Lake, The beautiful Gurudongmar Tso will welcome you with freezing waves. Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, which is located at the altitude of 17,800 ft. Spend some relaxing time there and we will start our journey back, which is summoned as the valley of rhododendron flowers. In the evening, you can spend the rest of the time at your own leisure or visit the Lachung Monastery. Overnight stay in Lachung.

Day 5
: LACHUNG – YUMTHANG ZERO POINT – GANGTOK (52 km | 2-3 hrs | 4,572 m)

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Another adventurous day is waiting for you. After early Morning breakfast, We will embark on the journey to Yumthang Zero Point, where snow clad mountains are waiting for you, crooked pathways and if you get lucky you might even see frozen river or half frozen river, depending on the weather conditions. Atmosphere would be very cold there, make sure carry warm clothes. After lunch, You will come back to Lachung for an Overnight stay.

Day 6
: GANGTOK – SILIGURI (130 Kms | 5-6 Hrs) SUV

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Today we start the last day of our ride and have a scrumptious breakfast, we ride through the curvaceous hills to reach our destination Siliguri. We will end the trip in the city and bid all the riders a good bye only to meet again sometime on the road.

North Sikkim bike tour package inclusion/exclusion

Tour cost includes

  • Accommodation in Hotels/Camps/Guest House on Double /Triple Sharing from day1 to day6
  • Meals: dinner on day1 to breakfast on day7
  • First aid medical kit
  • Royal Enfield trained mechanic with tools
  • Tour leader to guide you and take care of hospitality
  • Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike
  • Helmet for both rider and pillion
  • Road captains
  • Inner Line Permit
  • Permit for bikes

Tour cost excludes

  • Meals which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Fuel for the trip
  • Any permits for own bike package will be chargeable at INR 15oo per bike.
  • Any Travel expense To and Fro Siliguri
  • 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 land slides, roadblocks, etc. to be borne by the client directly on the spot
  • Refundable security deposit of inr 5000/-per bike (If any, damages in bike. Damage cost will be deducted from refundable security deposit of INR 5000/-)
  • Any other item which is not specified under cost inclusion
  • Any entrance fee to the monastery and monuments
Where are the bike pick and drop points?

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To come to Sikkim, you must drop off at West Bengal, where the airport and railway station are, and then take a cab to Sikkim, roughly a 4-hour journey. Although a few of you prefer to start biking from Siliguri, almost all the tours start from Gangtok.
Riders with Tripoventure have to pick up and drop the bikes themselves at MG Marg, the city’s central hub.

Which bikes are on offer?

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Sikkim has a rugged and dramatic terrain for thrilling biking experiences; hence, bikes like the Royal Enfield classics and Himalayan are perfect. The power and comfort of these bikes are especially ideal for high-altitude off-roading.

What happens in case of any inconvenience during the tour?

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Although the bikes we provide have very little chance of breaking down, we would be lying if we said that we hadn’t encountered bike breakdown cases during tours. Our operations crew is adept at handling any situation and is always on standby to lend support.

Which are the best places to visit in North Sikkim?

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Gurudongmar Lake: A sacred lake for Buddhists and Hindus alike, this lake is one of the most famous places to visit in North Sikkim. The lake lies at an elevation of 17,800 feet.

Yumthang Valley: Covered with the sheets of snow, the Yumthang Valley is a go to spot for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

Lachung: Offering uninterrupted sceneries of the Himalayas, the quaint valley of Lachung is a very famous picnic and camping spot. People usually come here to camp along the stream of the river.

Seven Sisters Waterfall: As the name suggests, this waterfall is a combination of seven different streams of water which further make a giant pool on the rocks.

What is the best time to visit North Sikkim?

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The best time to enjoy the beauty of North Sikkim tourist spots is around the winter season. The months between October to March are considered to be the best timeframe around which one can enjoy sightseeing, activities and much more, without the scorching heat of sun.

What are the things to do in north Sikkim?

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– Visit the UNESCO heritage site – the Khangchendzonga National Park.

– Meditate in a monastery

– Enjoy riding a Yak

– Visit the chinese border

– Get your pictures clicked at the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

– Take part in river rafting

Which lake is a must-visit in North Sikkim?

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Gurudongmar Lake is one of the most famous North Sikkim tourist spots which is located at an altitude of 17,800 feet above sea level. Having the beautiful hills as a backdrop, this lake is a must visit spot due to the splendid sceneries it offers. In addition to this, you can also indulge in various activities here like camping and fishing.

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  • NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport
  • 5N/6D
  • 3* and 4* Hotel
  • Innova/Xylo/ Sumo & Royal Enfield
  • Lachen, Lachung, Nathula
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