Overview

Sikkim is located in the northeastern part of India, in the eastern Himalayas. It is one of the smallest states in India - Clean, green and 'all organic' since 2016. Sikkim is mostly a maze of plunging, super-steep valleys thick with lush subtropical woodlands and rhododendron groves, rising in the north to the spectacular white-top peaks of the eastern Himalaya. Join us on this exploration to lush green alpine valleys, majestic waterfalls and old-fashioned roads with a mix of tarmac roads which were once a part of the ancient silk route. This makes Sikkim a must do motorcycle travel destination.

Once we are done exploring the awe-inspiring destinations on the backbreaking roads of Sikkim, we are ready to have a blast at the North East Rider's Meet - Three days' of fun filled activities at the most serene location with good food, live music, cultural performances and lots of crazy riders from all over India! NERM is the most awaited Rider's meet conducted yearly in different states of North East. This time, it is Sikkim! 

It is definitely an adventure of a lifetime!

8 Nights 9 Days 21st - 29th October Gangtok, Sikkim
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Royal Enfield Bikes and fuel from Day 2 to 8
  • Comfortable Guesthouse and Camping
  • Breakfast & Dinner 
  • Utility Support vehicle & Motorbike Mechanic for the tour
  • Exclusive entry to NERM with all meals and stay at the venue 
  • Inner Line Permits 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Transportation till Starting point and back from End Point
  • Lunch & Snacks / Beverages
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Anything other than above mention inclusions
Highlights
  • Be a part of the most awaited Rider's Meet - NERM at Barfung Rabongla!
  • Feast your eyes on fertile green alpine valleys, magnificent waterfalls and old-fashioned roads with a mix of tarmac roads
  • Get the rich feel of travelling along the ancient silk route makes Sikkim a must do motorcycle travel destination.
  • Witness the natural grandeur of  Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang, Chunthang region along the expedition
  • Visit Zero point the last outpost of civilization
Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Bagdogra Airport. Transit to Siliguri to Gangtok. (5-6 hrs)
Day 2 - Gangtok to Lachen via mangan (6 hrs)
Day 3 - Lachen to Gurdongmar to Lachung (7-8 hrs)
Day 4 - Lachung to Yumthang & Zero Point to Dzongu (7-8 hrs)
Day 5 - Upper Dzongu Exploration
Day 6 - Dzongu to NERM Venue - Barfung  (6-7 hrs)
Day 7 - NERM Activities - Cultural Performances & Music Rock Show  
Day 8 - NERM activities – Explore Ravangla & Temi Tea Estate to Gangtok (4-5 hrs)
Day 9 - Gangtok to  Bagdogara Airport via Siliguri


DETAILED ITINERARY 

Day 1 - Arrive at Bagdogara Airport (5-6 hrs)
Arrive at Bagdogara and reach Siligiri, 10 km far from Airport. You will begin your tour from Siligiri to Gangtok along Teesta River and get a first sight of the Himalayas. Post check-in at hotel in Gangtok, rest for a while and explore the beautiful city . There will be a round of introduction and briefing of the entire expedition.

Day 2 - Gangtok to Lachen via mangan (6 hrs)
Post breakfast, our first day of the ride will lead us to High Altitude of Lachen village through Mangan, which is the gateway to North Sikkim. The name Lachen means "big pass" and the town is the base for Yumthang Valley and the famed Gurudongmar Lake. Overnight stay in Lachen. 

Day 3 - Lachen to Gurdongmar to Lachung (7-8 hrs)
Today is undoubtedly the best Sikkim has to offer in terms of landscape and bike riding. Start extremely early this morning, and have breakfast at Thangu before you proceed for an excursion trip through the Kanchenjunga National park, to Gurudongmar Lake. No words can describe the pristine beauty you will witness this day. Situated at an elevation of 17,100 feet (5148 meters), Gurudongmar Lake rests on the northern side of the Khangchengyao Range, in a high plateau area next to the Tibetan Plateau.
The lake is very close to the Indo - Tibet border and is considered special because a part of it never freezes even in the peak of winter. We get down from Gurudonmarg Lake and reach Lachung Village for the night. 

Day 4 - Lachung to Yumthang & Zero Point to Dzongu (7-8 hrs)
From Lachung, situated at an altitude of 11800 feet, we head to Yumthang Valley (also known as Valley of Flowers). Lachung offers stunning landscapes of glaciers, and the majestic snow covered Himalayas. The journey between the Lachung and Yumthang Village is breathtaking and rhododendron sanctuary and sulphur spring come on the way. Riding further, we reach Zero Point (Yumesamdong) at an altitude of 15,300 feet. Zero point is where the road ends in India, before the Chinese border. After a warm cup of tea and snacks close to the India - China border, we retrace the ride back and head to the one of the most beautiful off beat villages - Dzongu. Overnight stay at Dzongu

Day 5 - Upper Dzongu Exploration
Explore the beautiful village of Upper Dzongu, pluck the freshly grown Oranges directly from the farm and spend relaxing time at the naturally bubbling hot spring pool. A day to yourself and to indulge in games and activities.  

Day 6 - Dzongu to NERM Venue - Barfung  (6-7 hrs)
Our ride today traces back towards Gangtok and we deviate at Dikchu to reach the venue of North East Rider's Meet at Barfung near Rabongla. It's a picturesque village away from the noisy city life.
NERM is an annual Riders' Meet organised at different states of North East and this time, it is in Sikkim!  Overnight at the venue in tents.  

Day 7 - NERM Activities - Cultural Performances & Music Rock Show 
The day is to explore the beautiful village by bike or go for short hikes nearby. Witness the cultural performances by the locals, indulge in good food and live music, and mingle with a crazy bunch of Royal Enfield Riders from all across India! It will be once in a life time experience to attend a Rider's Festival at such a serene location. 

Day 8 - NERM activities – Explore Ravangla & Temi Tea Estate to Gangtok (4-5 hrs)
On the last day of NERM, bid adieu to all the new friends at the venue and head back to Gangtok. We will explore around the venue enroute Gangtok. Temi Tea Estate is the only tea garden in Sikkim and considered one of the best in India and in the world.Top quality tea is produced, which is in demand in the international market. The garden is laid over a gradually sloping hill. The tea produced in this garden is also partly marketed under the trade name “Temi Tea”
Reach Gangtok by early evening and go for souvenirs shopping at MG Road for your loved ones before leaving Gangtok. Overnight in guesthouse at Gangtok

Day 9 – Gangtok to  Bagdogara Airport via Siliguri
After breakfast, start driving to Bagdogra Airport via Siligiri to reach your onward destination. 


Thus your Sikkim Odyssey comes to an end with lots of new memories and experiences to take back.You can also find reviews of our participants on our Facebook Page


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