India
Location
17 days
Duration
7/10
Physicality

Arrive at Kolkata international airport, meet – great with office representative and your bicycle tour guide & transfer to your pre booked hotel.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kolkata
TOUR DURATION 17 Days
TOUR ROUTE Kolkata-Bagdogra-Gangtok-Phedang-Singhik-Chungthang-Lachung-Yumthang-Chungthang-Bomdila-Lachen-Thangu-Chopta Valley-Kalapather-Lachen-Chungthang-Rangrang-Kabi-Gangtok-Bagdogra-Kolkata

 

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Day 01: Kolkata

Arrive at Kolkata international airport, meet – great with office representative and your bicycle tour guide & transfer to your pre booked hotel.

Overnight stay at hotel

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Day 02: Kolkata – Bagdogra - Gangtok

Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for a flight to Bagdogra.
Arrive Bagdogra Airport, meet our representative and transfer to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. After reaching Gangtok, arrive and check-into hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel
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Day 03: Gangtok - Phedang

The trail is metal led except between Rakdong and Dikchu. The trail is gentle till Rakdong and then it is downhill to Dikchu and then gentle till Phedang. On this trail stop at Tashi View point to view the panoramic scene of Mt Kanchenjanga and its range, then pass through some beautiful Sikkimese villages and cross the Teesta at Dikchu (an old trading town during the caravan days from Tibet), to Camp in a Lepcha village at Phedang in Dzongu. Lunch on the way.
Overnight stay at camp
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Day 04: Phedang - Singhik

After breakfast start the ride through Lepcha villages and don’t be surprised when people turn out in numbers to look at you, as this will be the first time the bikers are passing through their villages. The trail is gentle till Sankalang and then there is a gradual climb till Mangan the District Headquarter of North Sikkim, and is also known as the “Large Cardamom Capital of the world.” Trail till Sangkalang will be along the right bank of the mighty Teesta River. The camp will be at Singhik, from where in the morning you will get the grandest view of the Kanchenjanga range. Lunch on the way. The trail is almost metaled.
Overnight stay at camp
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Day 05: Singhik – Chungthang

The trail is all metaled except at few places where the monsoon has washed away the roads. It’s a gentle ride with few climbs at places. The trail will pass through some beautiful waterfalls and gorges. Camp at Chungthang, the confluence of the two great rivers, the Lachen Chu and the Lachung Chu. It’s a small town with few shops. Lunch on the way.
Overnight stay at camp.
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Day 06: Chungthang - Lachung

Today the trail is almost uphill and it is metalled. After about 10 km you will be in the alpine zone and the view of the mountains and the cascading waterfalls is just mind blowing. Lunch on the way.
Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 07: Lachung - Yumthang

The trail is metaled with bits of climbing and turns, “its altitude.” The trail passes through very beautiful rhododendron forests and meadows of primulas. The famous Singba Rhodendron Sanctuary falls on this route. The Camp will be on the beautiful meadows of Yumthang, with a spectacular view of the mountains all around you.
Overnight stay at camp
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Day 08: Yumthang - Chungthang

Today we will bike up to Chungthang.
Overnight stay at camp.
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Day 09: Chungthang - Lachen

Now the route follows along the Lachen Chu. The trail is metalled and is a gradual climb. This trail passes through thick forest of Magnolia and bamboo. There are some very deep gorges. Lachen, which means the big pass, is inhabited by semi-nomadic Bhutia tribe and the village is located between two ancient moraines with Lamo Angdang peak in the backdrop. The village consists of about 240 houses. It is worth a visit to the monastery and the old nunnery.
Overnight stay at Lodge.
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Day 10: Lachen - Thangu

The trail is metaled but at a few places it is rough. The altitude gain is quite quick. In the beginning the trail passes through narrow valley and as you reach the higher altitude it begins to open up into wide valleys. The valley of Yakthang with river flowing through it is a picturesque sight. The primulas and other Alpine flowers of the Sikkim Himalayas cover the meadows. Eevening stroll around the village or go into a local bar for a sip of “Chaang.”

Overnight stay at camp

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Day 11: Thangu - Chopta Valley - Kalapather

After breakfast start for Chopta Valley/Kalapather. Chopta Valley is a huge U shaped valley with the Chopta Chu meandering in between. The Mountains around Thangu is a beautiful sight. Then ride about 3 km to Kalapather, the base of the Lunakla, a pass to the Muguthang valley, home of the “Drokpas.” From her ride towards Lachen. Lunch on the way. Today the distance covered is quite long, but most of it is downhill.
Overnight stay at Lodge
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Day 12: Lachen - Chungthang

Today we will bike up to Chungthang.
Overnight stay at camp.
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Day 13: Chungthang - Rangrang

We follow the same trail as we had come up till Mangan. At rangrang you cross the high suspension bridge to the Camp site, beside paddy fields.
Overnight stay at camp.
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Day 14: Rangrang - Kabi

Today the trail passes through paddy fields and some beautiful Bhutia and subba villages. On the way visit the Phensong and Phodang Monasteries. Accommodation in Tents. Lunch on the way.
Overnight stay at camp
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Day 15: Kabi - Gangtok

In the morning visit the historic site of Kabi – Lungtsok, where the two tribes, Bhutia and Lepchas signed their blood brotherhood treaty with Mt Kanchenjanga as the witness. Then move on to Gangtok. The trail is beautiful and metalled with few rough rides in between.
Overnight stay at camp
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Day 16: Gangtok - Bagdogra - Kolkata

In the morning after breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport to connect flight to Kolkata.
Arrive Kolkata & Transfer to nearby hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
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Day 17: Kolkata

Morning after breakfast transfer to Kolkata international airport to board the schedule flight to go back to home.
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