Biking Expedition - Silk Route : 4Nights/5Days

  • Mountain
  • Tent / Trek Hut
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Photography

Destination

Gangtok - Aritar - Menmecho Lake - Gangtok

Trip at a Glance

The trip will start and end at NJP / Bagdogra Airport.
The trip can be done in a group.
The entire trip will be done on bike.
Hotel accommodation will be provided.

Activities and Highlights

Feel the thrill as you head out on an amazing motorcycle tour with unmatched serene locations and an extraordinary culture of Sikkim.
Ride through the beautiful location and then pass the Teesta River. Enjoy the mesmerizing view of Mount Kanchenjunga.
Ride to the iconic Rumtek Monastery and reach the 56 hairpin bends of Zuluk.

Sikkim offers one of the best motorbike terrains in India and the famous Silk Route. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West. It was central to cultural interaction between the regions for many centuries. Till the first half of 20th century before the Chinese invaded Tibet, this old Silk Route was used heavily to trade silk, fur and wool between Tibet and India, and hence such name of the route. The Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in silk carried out along its length, beginning in the Han dynasty (207 BCE–220 CE). In June 2014, UNESCO designated the Chang'an-Tianshan corridor of the Silk Road as a World Heritage Site. The Indian portion is on the tentative site list. It not only gets you closer the pristine nature of these holiday destinations but also allows to get acquainted with the local inhabitants and their colorful cultures and traditions. Feel the thrill as you ride through the amazing beauty of the region. Meet the local people and learn about their day-to-day life. Also, get an insight into the culture and the traditions that they follow here. One of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Sikkim and to make your journey most memorable is taking a bike ride down the rugged terrain of the state. Feel every bend and starch of the historical terrains of the famous Silk Route. The best time to go for motorcycle tours is during the months of March to May and September to January.

Day 01: Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station to Gangtok : 120 - 125km

Guests will be picked up from Bagdogra Airport / NJP Railway Station.
Drive to Gangtok by vehicle.
Check in to Hotel.

Day 02: Gangtok to Aritar : 78km

Bike hand over to riders after breakfast.
Ride to Aritar via Bhusuk Road.
Lunch at Pakyong en route to Aritar.
Overnight stay at a resort in Aritar.

Day 03: Aritar to Menmecho Lake : 81km

After breakfast ride through the historic Silk Route to Menmecho Lake.
On the way, witness the 32 hairpin road bends of Zuluk, Thambi View Point and Nathang Valley.
Spend the night in the resort at Menmecho or campout in the tents by the lakeside.

Day 04: Menmecho Lake to Gangtok : 70km

Ride to Gangtok en route visit Baba Mandir, Nathula Pass and Changu Lake.
Dinner at Café Live and Loud.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Gangtok.

Day 05: Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station : 70km

Drive to your final destination from Bagdogra Airport / NJP Station.

Hotel/Tents accommodation will be provided.

Inclusions

All transits to and from NJP/ Bagdogra.
Hotel / Tent accommodation will be provided.
All necessary permit cost.
If requested by the travelers we can provide Royal Enfield - The Himalayan, and a range of Classic 500 cc bikes.
Utility Support vehicle & Motorbike Mechanic for the entire tour.
Driver allowances & Car parking fees.

Exclusions

Airfare & Train cost.
Travel insurance.
Personnel expenses- alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephonic calls, Tips & Gratitude, etc..,
Natural calamities expenses incurred.

Required Documents
It is mandatory to carry original & Photocopy of an identity proof and two copies of recent passport size photograph.
You are advised to carry your personal medical kit.
You are advised to carry the following items:
Light Cotton Pants.
Sunscreen (SPF40 or above).
Water bottle.
Hat and Sunglasses.
Hand Sanitizer.

What is the style of accommodation provided?

Hotel / Tent accommodation will be provided.

Who will be with us for the trek from Ghumakkad?

Ghumakkad’s representative will be there with you during the trip. If it’s a group of 10 or more people, then there will be a senior trip lead to accompany you.

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