8-Day Sikkim Motorbiking Trip
Gangtok, Sikkim, India
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Sun, 10 Nov, 2019
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Date
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2019
Sun, 10 Nov, 2019
15
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15
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  • Trip introduction

    This 8-day motorbiking journey across the state of Sikkim offers a fascinating experience of exploring the stunning natural landscape and the rich cultural heritage of the state. The ride takes you across some of the most spectacular sights of Sikkim. You’ll ride along the historic Silk Route, conquer Nathu La and Zuluk Loops, visit the Gurudongmar Lake which is one of the highest altitude lakes in the world, and peer into China from the Zero Point. You’ll cross many hamlets tucked in the folds of Himalayas and explore their rich culture and lifestyle, and you’ll ride powerful Royal Enfields through arid mountains, lush forests, and aromatic tea plantations. You will also catch a glimpse of the mighty Kanchanjunga Peak on your ride.

    Please note that price displayed is the per person price for a booking for one motorbike rider and one pillion rider.

    Destination

    Sikkim is located in the northeast region of India and is predominantly bordered by Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet. The state is saturated with natural beauty since it is mostly perched at a higher altitude with a varying topography that ranges from arid mountains, rugged valleys, thick Himalayan forests, and sprawling tea plantations. The landscape is also dotted here and there with waterfalls, vast lakes, and glaciers. In the past, there ran the historic Silk Route which connected India and China for the silk trade. There is also a rich cultural heritage in the hamlets and towns of Sikkim that is highly influenced by Buddhism.

    Destination highlights

    • Catch a glimpse of the mighty Kanchanjunga Peak.
    • Explore Sikkim on two wheels on this motorbiking trip.
    • Roar through the winding roads of Sikkim and experience its breath-taking scenery.
    • Visit Gurudongmar Lake, one of the highest altitude lakes in the world.
    • Peer into China from the Zero Point.
    • Explore the cultural heritage of Sikkim and its quaint hamlets.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The motorbike rider is required to wear a helmet at all times while riding on the Sikkim motorbiking trip. A safety helmet will be provided to the travellers by the tour operator.

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the road captain at all times during the Sikkim motorbiking trip.

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Sikkim motorbiking trip. Travellers suspected of intoxication will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

    Travellers getting their motorbike must ensure that the vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all the relevant documents (pollution check, insurance, and driver's licence, etc) are in order.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing a general disturbance.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made before the departure of the Sikkim motorbiking trip: the booking deposit of INR 5000 is non refundable.

    All cancellations/refunds on this trip will be processed after a deduction of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next and is applicable for all cancellations.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to carry a valid, govt-issued photo ID card and a valid driver's licence for the Sikkim motorbiking trip.

    For any physical damages to the bike during the Sikkim motorbiking trip, the traveller has to pay for the damages.

    If any traveler wishes to exit the Sikkim motorbiking trip mid-way for any medical or personal reasons, an additional charge of transporting the motorbike from the leaving point to the endpoint will be applicable at INR 10000 per bike.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Sikkim motorbiking trip due to any unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up for this Sikkim motorbiking trip.
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop-off for this Sikkim motorbiking trip.
    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Siliguri
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    End point
    Siliguri
    Time of departure
    10:00 AM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total distance covered
    1028 kms
    Nature of motorcycling trip
    On-road biking, off-road biking
    Motorcycle provided
    Yes
    Bring own bike
    Yes
    Elevation at start point
    400 feet
    Maximum elevation (approx)
    17800 feet
    Minimum elevation (approx)
    400 feet
    Total distance
    1028 kms
    Average per day distance
    171 kms
    Crew on trip
    Experienced road captain, a skilled mechanic with spare parts and a back-up vehicle.
    Bike manufacturer/brand
    Royal Enfield
    Bike model
    Classic 350
    Key bike features
    350 cc engine
    Age of bike
    NA
    Day-wise elevation details
    NA
    Breakdown assistance
    Experienced road captain, a skilled mechanic with spare parts and a back-up vehicle.
    Instructions for own bike
    Please ensure that vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.
    Weight or height restrictions
    NA
    Maximum Weight
    NA
    Minimum Height
    NA
    Maximum Height
    NA
  • Day 1 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Arrive at Siliguri

    Arrive at Siliguri in the morning and check-in at the hotel where you'll meet your fellow riders and the road captain who will allot the bike to you. Test your bike to make sure there are no issues. After that, there will be an orientation session where you'll be briefed about the trip. Overnight in hotel at Siliguri.

    Day 2 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Gangtok

    The first destination of the Sikkim motorbiking trip is Gangtok. You begin your ride in the morning and take a scenic route to Gangtok. Soon, the River Teesta will accompany you as you ride along the winding roads. You'll arrive at Gangtok, one of the cleanest cities of India, in the afternoon. In the evening, you can go explore the city. Overnight in hotel at Gangtok.

    Day 3 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Lachen

    Today, you'll bid farewell to lush meadows and greet the snow-clad mountains as you ride to Lachen, a hamlet at an altitude of 8000 feet. You'll get your first glimpse of the breathtaking Himalayas today. The exquisite beauty of Northern Sikkim would be incomplete without the soaring Kanchenjunga, which you'll see in the distance. The road gets thrilling as you ride higher and higher until you reach the hamlet. Overnight in hotel at Lachen.

    Day 4 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Lachung via Gurudongmar

    Today's ride will be thrilling, offering a once in a lifetime experience as you ride to one of the world's highest altitude lakes, Gurudongmar Lake, before riding to Lachung. The lake is located at an altitude of 17800 feet, and it is an awe-inspiring visual treat. You'll also ride into the barren landscape of Chopta Valley today. The ride ends at Lachung which is a gorgeous hamlet close to Tibet. Overnight in hotel at Lachung.

    Day 5 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Gangtok via Zero Point

    Today is another mesmerizing ride where you'll be treated to the alluring beauty of the Yumthang Valley, also known as the Sikkim Valley of Flowers. From there, you'll ride to the Zero Point, where the road ends and no visit is permitted further. You may even see Chinese border posts from the road head. You then ride to Gangtok. Overnight in hotel at Gangtok.

    Day 6 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Zuluk via Nathu La and Tsomgo Lake

    Today will be one of the most thrilling rides of the trip as you ride over the ancient Silk Route on your way to Zuluk. En route, you'll also cross the Nathu La, a high altitude pass close to the Indo-China border. The route also takes you over the Zuluk Loops, which is a series of 52 hairpin turns. You'll also visit the color-changing Tsomgo Lake, a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district. From the lake, you ride to Zuluk, a small hamlet located at an altitude of 10,000 feet. Overnight in hotel at Zuluk.

    Day 7 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Siliguri via Aritar and Padamchen

    Today is the last and the longest riding day of the trip as you ride back to Siliguri. En route, you'll cover some famous destinations of East Sikkim like Aritar, Padamchen, and Rorathang. You'll explore the gorgeous scenery of these places, including lush forests and rolling valleys. You'll reach Siliguri by evening. Overnight in hotel at Siliguri.

    Day 8 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Depart from Siliguri

    In the morning, you'll have breakfast and bid farewell to your fellow travellers, exchange photographs and numbers, and check-out of the hotel. Embark on your next adventure or fly to your home city with lifelong memories of Sikkim. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Siliguri
    End point
    Siliguri
    Day start time
    10:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    400 feet
    Maximum elevation
    400 feet

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Siliguri
    End point
    Gangtok
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    5413 feet
    Maximum elevation
    400 feet
    Total distance covered
    115 kms
    Total driving time
    6 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Gangtok
    End point
    Lachen
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    9033 feet
    Maximum elevation
    5413 feet
    Total distance covered
    110 kms
    Total driving time
    6 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lachen
    End point
    Lachung
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    17800 feet
    Maximum elevation
    9033 feet
    Total distance covered
    180 kms
    Total driving time
    8 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lachung
    End point
    Gangtok
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    15300 feet
    Maximum elevation
    5413 feet
    Total distance covered
    153 kms
    Total driving time
    8 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Gangtok
    End point
    Zuluk
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    14140 feet
    Maximum elevation
    5413 feet
    Total distance covered
    150 kms
    Total driving time
    8 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Zuluk
    End point
    Siliguri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    10000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    400 feet
    Total distance covered
    320 kms
    Total driving time
    9 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Siliguri
    End point
    Siliguri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Maximum elevation
    400 feet
    Maximum elevation
    400 feet
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation for 7 nights in hotel on twin sharing basis
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 8
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 7
    • Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike
    • Fuel for the trip
    • Helmet for both rider and pillion
    • Roadside assistance: back-up vehicle with spare parts
    • Inner line permit charges
    • Services of an experienced road captain, mechanic, and support staff
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Upgrade to one rider per motorbike without a pillion for a total trip cost of INR 39350 per person
    • Bring your own motorbike at a total trip cost of INR 26750 per person
    • Book a seat in the SUV/support vehicle for a total trip cost of INR 26750 per person
    • Any kind of transport from your home city to Siliguri
    • Lunch on all days
    • Any monument entry fees
    • Riding gears for the riders
    • Personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, tips, etc.
    • Additional costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as strikes, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Riding gear: armored jacket, riding pants, riding gloves, and elbow and shin guards
    • Sturdy boots with good grip
    • Quick dry apparel
    • Fleece jacket
    • Comfortable clothing
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery
    • Demins
    • Shorts
    • Skirts/dresses
    • Restrictive clothes

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Royal Enfield 350cc motorbike with fuel
    • Helmet for both rider and pillion
    • Back-up vehicle with spare parts
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Riding gear: armored jacket, riding pants, riding gloves (preferably waterproof), elbow and shin guards, and sturdy boots with good grip
    • Government issued ID card and driver's license
    • Photo copies of the ID card along with a few passport size photographs
    • Spare cash
    • Water bottle (2 ltrs)
    • Balaclava
    • Raincoat
    • Anti-fungal powder
    • Personal toiletries like tissue paper, toilet paper, wet wipes, etc.
    • Towel and napkins
    • Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+) and lip balm
    • UV sunglasses
    • Tarpaulin or plastic sheets
    • Leatherman/Swiss knife
    • Small backpack to carry essentials
    • Small torch/head lamp
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks like chocolates, energy bars, biscuits, etc.
    • Camera (optional)
    • Personal medicines
    • Personal first aid kit
    • WD-40 spray
    • Duct tape and zip ties
    • Power bank

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit for this trip.
  • Day 1 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Arrive at Siliguri

    Overnight in hotel at Siliguri.

    Arrive at Siliguri in the morning and check-in at the hotel, meet your fellow riders and road captain, and test your bikes. No breakfast or lunch is provided today. However, dinner will be served at the hotel before you retire in your twin sharing room.

    Day 2 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Gangtok

    Overnight in hotel at Gangtok.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 3 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Lachen

    Overnight in hotel at Lachen.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 4 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Lachung via Gurudongmar

    Overnight in hotel at Lachung.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 5 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Gangtok via Zero Point

    Overnight in hotel at Gangtok.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 6 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Zuluk via Nathu La and Tsomgo Lake

    Overnight in hotel at Zuluk.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 7 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Ride to Siliguri via Aritar and Padamchen

    Overnight in hotel at Siliguri.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast and dinner. No lunch is provided but en route your journey you can stop to pick something up along the way. You'll be spending the night in a hotel room on a twin sharing basis.

    Day 8 of the Sikkim Motorbiking Trip: Depart from Siliguri

    Your journey ends by noon.

    Today's meal package only includes breakfast. You'll check out of the hotel after breakfast. Your trip ends here.

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