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Ride to SIKKIM



Rides Description

TOTAL DISTANCE – 1000 KMS

The mountain kingdom of Sikkim offers mesmerizing views of mountain vistas and unending greenery. On this road trip, you will be able to discover the rugged terrain. As you traverse over the winding roads that run through lush vegetation, you will be able to admire unparalleled views of the mighty Himalayas and enjoy the culture of the warm and welcoming Sikkim locals.

Let’s gear up for a truly wonderful adventure that takes you across the length and breadth of this glorious north-eastern state.

Date

Days

Point A – B

Kms on Saddle

Trail Time

For the day

Sleep Over

Nov 12

Day 01

ARRIVE AT SILIGURI

0

RELAX

Welcome to the Siliguri. We have got a fairly long ride ahead of us, so it's best if we hit the ground running. We collect our chariots. Get it up and running. Head back to stay. Relax for the day touring around the city and retire for the day with brief on next day’s ride.

SILIGURI

Nov 13

Day 02

SILIGURI – DARJEELING

65

3 HRS

Darjeeling at an elevation of 2125 meters, the land of breath taking beauty, amidst rolling tea gardens, crowned by the majestic Himalayas popularly known as the Queen of the hills. Jewel in the crown of the Eastern Himalayas with mesmerizing beauty offers spectacular views of the Mount Everest, Mount Kanchendzonga and the rest of spectacular Himalayan range.

DARJEELING

Nov 14

Day 03

DARJEELING

0

RELAX

Today we shall explore places in and around Darjeeling. Retire for the day with brief on next day’s ride.

DARJEELING

Nov 15

Day 04

DARJEELING - GANGTOK

100

4 HRS

Our journey today will take us along the Teesta River and offer us several opportunities to enjoy beautiful views of the mighty Himalayas. During our long journey, we will have enough time to get accustomed to our bikes and enjoy the fabulous scenery that lines our way. Once we get to Gangtok, the beautiful capital city of Sikkim, we can relax for a while. We know that the beautiful sights are simply begging to be explored, but you might want to take the rest of the day to relax and properly acclimatise your body to the higher altitude.

GANGTOK

Nov 16

Day 05

GANGTOK

0

PERMITS AND RELAX

Today we need to spend some time to get permits. Once we are done with the formalities for PERMITS we shall explore the city and retire for the day with the brief on next day’s ride.

GANGTOK

Nov 17

Day 06

GANGTOK – LACHUNG

110

5 HRS

We start early in the morning to stop at Tashi Viewpoint just outside of Gangtok, to catch the majestic view of the Kanchenjunga range. As we start our sojourn to North Sikkim, the terrain becomes rough, but the views more rewarding. We refuel, at the last fuel station in Mangan and also pack spare fuel for all the bikes and head towards a small town nestled in the mountains - Lachung which is the district headquarters of North Sikkim. The highlight of the day are the several waterfalls we would cross and the evening campfire, with a beautiful view of the Himalayas and clear night sky. Retire for the day with the brief on next day’s ride.

LACHUNG

Nov 18

Day 07

LACHUNG – ZERO POINT – LACHEN

150

5.5 HRS

We are about half way through our tour now, and today, we will be riding to Zero Point (Yumesamdong) at an altitude of 15,300 feet is when we touch the high altitude region of Sikkim.  Lachung is the gateway to Yumthang Valley, also known as Valley of Flowers. The ride Zero point is where the road ends in India, before the Chinese border. The initial ride is through thick forests, but slowly the landscape becomes barren and with snow clad peaks all around, you witness the diverse beauty and experience Sikkim has to offer.

After a warm cup of tea and snacks close to the India - China border, we retrace the ride back and head to the scarcely populated and quaint town - Lachen.

Retire for the day with the brief on next day’s ride.

LACHEN

Nov 19

Day 08

LACHEN – GURUDONGMAR LAKE - LACHEN

140

6 HRS

This is arguably the most mesmerizing and challenging day of the tour. Gurudongmar lake, the source of the river Teesta, is one of the most pristine and sacred lakes in India and is located 5 km south of Chinese border, at an altitude of 17,800 feet. Today is undoubtedly the best Sikkim having to offer in terms of landscape. No words can describe the pristine beauty you will witness this day. Retire for the day with the brief on next day’s ride.

LACHEN

Nov 20

Day 09

LACHEN - GANGTOK

110

5 HRS

Today’s ride is a retrace to Gangtok. Before arrival in Gangtok, we halt at the famous Seven sister’s waterfall for some quick pictures. With this, we enter the hustle and bustle of colourful city life, as a contrast to the calm we experienced over the last few days. Retire for the day with the brief on next day’s ride.

GANGTOK

Nov 21

Day 10

GANTOK – PHADAMCHEN VIA NATHU LA

110

5 HRS

Today being a long ride, we leave early in the morning to ride towards East Sikkim on the Gangtok - Nathula highway, which is a part of erstwhile ‘Old Silk Route’. En route, we halt for tea and snacks at Tsongmo (Changu) Lake. Nathu La would definitely be the highlight of the day and the tour. Just a common wall separates India and China here; you can see the road coming from China to India from where trading used to happen centuries ago. See the Chinese camp and even say Hi to them as they will be yards away from you!

After Nathu La, we descend to ride along the beautiful views of Kanchenjunga mountain range, leading us to the famous 56 hairpin bends of Zuluk. Counting the bends and soaking in the beauty, we descend towards Phadamchen, a small town in remote Sikkim. Retire for the day with the brief on next day’s ride.

PHADAMCHEN

Nov 22

Day 11

PHADAMCHEN - SILIGURI

140

5 HRS

As the tour reaches its conclusion, we enter back into West Bengal to reach the bustling town of Siliguri. We will cruise past gorgeous sceneries and mesmerising panoramic views of verdant greenery. It will take us 5 hours to complete the journey, and every second of it will be totally worth it.

SILIGURI

Nov 23

Day 12

SILIGURI

0

SEND BIKES & RELAX

Today we will be sending our bikes back home. Once we are done, we shall have lunch on our way back to stay. Evening we will re-group for the ride success party.

SILIGURI

Nov 24

Day 13

DEPART TO BENGALURU

 

DEPART TO BENGALURU BASED ON YOUR RETURN TICKETS

We will bid our trusty fellow travellers adieu before heading to the airport to catch our flights back home.

Please share your feedback to info@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

·         Ride across some of the most popular biking routes in India

·         Admire spectacular views of the eastern Himalayan range, including views of Mount Kanchenjunga

·         Visit popular Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim

RIDING DAYS: 08 Days
REST DAYS:
04 Days
 

RIDE COST: Rs.26, 000 Per Head
Carry some additional cash to meet any unforeseen situations.

THIS FARE INCLUDES

·         13 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 3 Dinner and 12 Nights stay only

·         Mechanic charges 

THIS FARE DOES NOT INCLUDE

·         Flight/Train/Bus fare for riders to reach Siliguri.

·         To & Fro Cargo charges for bikes.

·         Lunch, Dinner, Mineral Water, Snacks, Coffee/Tea etc.

·         Entry tickets, Camera charges etc. in sight seeing places.

·         Other than mentioned in INCLUDES.

REGISTRATION TERMS 

·         Ride to SIKKIM’ IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO 19 PARTICIPANTS ONLY

·         We will be staying remotest areas and there are very less options of hotels in most of places we ride, it is challenging to accommodate more than 19 people.

·         For registration kindly send a mail to info@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com

·         Registration will be closed once the club has 19 confirmed participants. Hence, registration will be strictly on ‘first come first serve’ basis.

·         Confirmed & available slots will be updated on BMC fb page & fb group till the club concludes the registration.

PAYMENT TERMS

Ride Registration Fee – Rs.6000 to confirm your participation for the ride
1st Payment –Rs.15, 000 on/before 30th August 2018
Final Payment –Rs.5, 000 on/before 10th October 2018

·         Participation will be confirmed strictly on receipt of Ride registration fee.

·         Bank details for NEFT payment towards the ride will be shared only if the participant has made the payment of Ride Registration fee and sent mail to info@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com

CANCELATION TERMS

·         Registration cancelled post 10th October will attract 15% cancellation fee.

·         Registration cancelled 15 days prior to ride will attract 30% cancellation fee.

OTHER TERMS

·         Stay will be in Hotels/Guesthouses/Tents. 

·         All rooms/tents will be 2 to 4 bedded (Strictly on room sharing basis).

·         Participants must be acceptable to the changes in itinerary if required due to road or climatic conditions. All decisions by the club and our logistics partner will be final.

·         Riders should be fit for long distance rides. Fuel stations are available throughout, however participants should be prepared for unforeseen circumstances. We expect riders to co-operate in carrying a few bottles in Saddle Bags, Carriers etc.

THINGS TO CARRY

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel lightly, try to stay under 25 kgs.

CLOTHES AND PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS:

·         light pants

·         Hoodies, Warm clothes, Thermals advisable

·         Sun glasses

·         Hat

·         Water bags, flashlight

·         Nutritional bars, chocolates etc

MEDICINE:

·         Sun screen lotion

·         Lip balm

·         Broad-spectrum antibiotic

·         Paracetamol

·         Anti-diarrhoea

·         Elastoplast

·         Skin disinfectant

·         Bandages and special blisters bandage

·         Glucose

GEARS:

·         Motorcycle boots or ankle high shoes (Waterproof advised)

·         Armoured jacket

·         Armoured pant

·         A rain suit

·         Gloves

·         Full Face Helmet MANDATE

CONTACT: info@bangaloremotorcycleclub.com

 


Ride Plan


DayDateRoute & Distance DescriptionOvernight

Ride Details

  • Team Lead: RĂ²shan Manuel
  • Date: 12 November, 2018 - 24 November, 2018
  • Place: Siliguri - Sikkim
  • Start Time: 12:00 PM
  • Total Distance: 1000KM
  • Ride Cost: Rs. 26000
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