From the highest lakes on earth, to the only floating lake in the world, the North East has been abundantly blessed with beautiful and exotic lakes. And Sikkim, home to some of the highest lakes in the world, pays a tribute to the mesmeric might of these states. With its unprecedented beauty and wondrous grandeur,  Sikkim is the gateway to the Himalayas hovering in its north, and India beholding its glory in the south. 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 makes Sikkim a wonderful and to  do motorcycle tour hotspot. Sikkim Motorcycle Tour Blends every ounce of adventure and nature to offer your a true motorcycle tour experience.
  • Sikkim Motorcycle Tour Map
 
  • Sikkim Motorcycle Tour Overview
    • Total Duration of the trip:  09 N/10 D
    • Places Covered: Siliguri - Pelling - Singshore - Gangtok - Lachen - Gurudongmar lake - Lachung - Yumthang Valley - Tsomgo Lake- Ancient Silk Route Nathang Valley and Kapup.
    • Starting Point of the Journey: Siliguri
    • Difficulty level:  Moderate to Difficult
    • Tour Month: April to June
    • Fuel Inclusive: No  

    Per Person Cost

    ₹28,500.00

    DUAL RIDER COST, Includes Bike, Stay, Meals, Mechanic 24/7, Backup , Support Staff. GST of 5% Extra

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Siliguri to Pelling (133 km )

    Start your day to the Himalayan hamlet of Pelling. Nestled ecstatically in the Grand Himalayas, Pelling is one of the most paradisiacal hill- station in
    Sikkim. The snow-capped mountains, pure and aromatic air, and the serene and mesmerising atmosphere make Pelling a heavenly abode for its residents and tourists. A hamlet so resplendent with natural splendour and breathtaking landscapes, leaves its spectator enthralled.Stay overnight at Pelling.

    Day 2- Day Tour Pelling to Singhshore Bridge to Dentam to Uttaraey and back ( 100 km)

    Day 2 head over to Singshore Bridge which is the second longest suspension bridge in Asia and is a technological marvel.It has a very simple yet quite effective engineering. Walking on the bridge is an experience in itself as it provides a breathtaking view to the surrounding mountain ranges. Ride back to Pelling during evening hours.

    Day 3- Pelling to Gangtok (112 km)

    Day 3 Head over for a joyous ride to Gangtok. The capital town of of the Himalayan State. Much like any other Himalayan capital Gangtok has a peculiar charm, that of a distant homeland.

    Day 4- Gangtok to Lanchen (107 km)

    Day 4 the adventure begins.The village is a small, little hamlet about 45km from the Gurudongmar lake. The village is about 120km from Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim, which makes it a 6 hour drive. Leave Gangtok early in the morning so that you can reach Lachen by the evening. Since it is difficult to drive on the hilly terrain of Sikkim it is always better to have a little extra time at
    hand.

    Day 5- Lanchen to Gurudongmar lake to Lachung (179 km)

    Day 5 Ride towards Gurdongmar Lake.At an elevation of 5210m, the Gurudongmar Lake is a paradise among the skies. The lake is located to the south east of the Kanchenjunga range, in the plateau which continues as the Tibetan plateau in Tibet, near the Indo-China border in north Sikkim. The snow clad Himalayan Mountains stand gallantly towering the lake, fetching it with their pure waters. The rivulets that merge with the Teesta River, the backbone of Sikkim, take birth from the lake.
    Return back to Lachung For a headstart to Yumthang on Day 6.

    Day 6- Lachung to Yumthang Valley and back to Gangtok ( 153 km)

    Day 6 the journey kick off for Valley of Flowers of the North East India (12,000 ft.). During the ride to Yumthang Valley catch a glimpse of its timeless and pristine beauty- yellow green pastures speckled with innocent grazing yak, and blooming Primulas and rhododendron dancing to the murmur of the distant waterfalls!

    Day 7- Gangtok to Tsomgo Lake and back to Gangtok (80 km)

    Day 7 throttle towards a day tour to Tsomgo lake. The word Tsongmo in Bhutani means ‘source of water’. Commonly known as the Chongu Lake by locals, this beautiful lake in East Sikkim is situated at an elevation of 12400 feet, about 40km from Gangtok. The lake is 5km north east of the Chinese border and on the route to the Nathu la Pass. The lake is considered sacred by the
    people of Sikkim and many interesting legends surround the lake. A special permit is needed to visit the lake, which comes under the restricted section of National border. With locals offering yak rides and selling local handicrafts and products like yak cheese, Tsongmo Lake is a manifestation of the unique and colourful culture of Sikkim. Head back to Gangtok During Evening Hours.

    Day 8- Gangtok to Padamchen (40 km)

    Day 8 move down south towards Padamchen to catch the ancient silk route.

    Day 9- Padamchen to Zuluk to Nathang Valley to Kupuk lake and back to Aritar (200 km)

    Day 9 - A ride on The Silk Route which is an ancient route that was sketched out through the rugged mountainous terrain of Sikkim connecting it Tibet and China. The trade route was primarily used for ferrying goods across the
    countries for economic benefits. The name of the route was coined as the route was majorly used for transporting Chinese Silk to Europe through Central Asia since the advent of 2nd Century BC.Crossing the rough terrains of the towering Himalayan range, till date goods are transported across the borders of India, Tibet and China. The Silk route begins from the eastern part of Sikkim and is watched over by the Indian Army. The towns of Rishikhola, Lingtam, Zuluk, Nathang Valley and Lungthung fall in the route.

    Day 10 - Aritar to Siliguri ( 150 km)

    Head over to Siliguri for ending the tour.

    FAQ's

  • Important Points to be Read Carefully


  • Rented bike is the responsibility of the traveler. A traveler Joining the expedition takes full responsibility to keep the bike safe and Sound. Please understand in a motorcycle expedition the situation at times are not under the control of traveller and are affected by multiple external factors. In any case a bike is damaged while riding, the traveller is responsible for the same. Please read the following guidelines:

    a)In case of minute damage to the bike(restricted to categories identified by the us) no damage will be borne by you and we will take the damage upon us in good faith.The list of categories of damage will be handed over to you in Siliguri.

    b) In case the bike is damaged to such an extent that it becomes expensive to repair the bike.The expenses of the repairs will have to be transferred to you and the you will have to pay the amount to settle the damage.The list of categories of damage will be handed over to you in Siliguri.


    c) In case the Bike becomes totally non repairable, which means the bike has suffered huge damage and not in a state to recovered to use it further, the amount discussed upon further discussion have to be borne by you.

    d) Any cost of Medical Expenses such as Transfer to satellite town due to Medical Emergencies will have to be covered by the traveller. Also in case any additional medical services plus an additional service to carry out the medical service is required the cost have to be borne by the traveller.

    e) The tour is an adventure tour and the travellers have to adhere to the rules and regulations set by Eccentric Travels Private Limited. Any behaviour which might result in delay, non completion of the tour will result in termination of the traveller.

    f) Any kind of Motorcycle accessories such as Ropes to Tie the Bags, Jericans to carry backup fuel are not included in the itinerary and are a personal expense.

    g) Group discount is a company policy and can result to different pricing for different travellers. Though the pricing difference is marginal. Eccentric Travel’s private limited has full right to offer discounted pricing to travellers coming in group and to fill up the seats at the last minute. Any kind of discussion on this matter will not be undertaken and will not be justified.

    h) The Main Purpose of the Backup Vehicle is for luggage and Emergencies such as accidents, ill health. The Backup vehicle is also used by Mechanic and support staff for the journey. In case of emergencies travellers can make full use of Backup Vehicle. No Queries for backup vehicle will be entertained in case of fatigue and tiredness. It is a motorcycle expedition and we insist travellers to make up their mind before joining the expedition

    g) The Expedition takes you to places which are yet not developed with less access to huge accommodation facilities. Thought we put in 100 percent to provide single accommodation facility to the whole group. At times it becomes almost impossible to do the same. There may be times when the group is asked to stay in two different properties.

    h) The itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, political turmoil, administrative decision or Union conflicts any time during the year. Any necessary arrangements made due to the change in itinerary following the above mentioned reason , the cost have to be borne by the traveller.

    i) The motorcycle included in the itinerary is a machine and can breakdown any time during the tour. The Mechanic responsibility is to repair the Motorcycle. The repair at times goes beyond the capacity of mechanic and can take longer than expected.

    j) The tour is specifically an adventure tour and not a luxury vacation.. Though we promise to keep everything hygienic , but a luxury cannot be promised at our ends.

    k)The food provided to you is veg + egg during all days of Tour. The meals are designed to provide you with enough nutrition for the tour. Hygiene is a priority and will not be compromised with, however the taste is subjective. Please also note that there may be times you are provided with Rice in two meals simultaneously. Bear with it. It is because of the arduous conditions and not because of our in capabilities.

    Question 1- Labour Cost and Repair

    For any Repair during the expedition no Labour cost will be charged and you will bear the cost to cost of the spare part that is being repaired or replaced.

    Question 2- Speed


    The speed limit depends on the regions you cross during your overland mountain expedition.You will be handed over the speed chart and the guidelines once you start the expedition .

    Question 3 - Accommodation

    All accommodation throughout the trip will be on twin sharing basis.

    Question 4 - How do Foreign Nationals Make Payment

    Prices, Inclusions and Exclusions are different for Foreign and Indian Nationals.Please read the Inclusion and Exclusion thoroughly before making the payment
    All Payment solution is available securely by Net banking, International Debit and Credit Cards and Pay pal.

    Question 5 - Bikes Available

    Type 1: 350 CC Royal Enfield Classic
    Type 2: 350 CC Royal Enfield Electra
    Type 3: 350 CC Royal Enfield Standard

    Question 6- What physical criteria will ensure I'm fit enough to Do the Expedition?

    Good overall fitness, flexibility, and healthy will ensure you complete the expedtition safely and comfortably. Those with acute or chronic health conditions impacting their stamina, range of motion, coordination, or balance may have difficulty completing the expedition. If you are in doubt about your own physical readiness, consult a physician well in advance of booking your trip!

    Question 7- What do I need to know about sun protection?

    It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sunblock. A sunblock specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

    Question 8-What happens if I get sick or injured during the expedition ?

    We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our rider, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will rescue you to the nearest Sattelite town.

    Question 9-Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan Expeditions?

    We ensure the travel safety of all our guests, both male and female. Indian himalayas, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while travelling. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

    Question 10-What communication options exist while Expedition?

    It varies. Mobile coverage is expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage.

    Inclusion

  • Inclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1-350 CC/500CC Royal enfield for the full Journey
    2-Accommodation for full journey on twin sharing basis.
    3-Meals (Breakfast+ Dinner)(Veg Meals) starting from from Day 2 to Dinner at Day 8.
    4-Mechanic with all the spare parts during the tour.Professional motorbike mechanics with a basic command of English in the support vehicle. they can also act as spare rider.
    5-First Aid / Medical Kit + Oxygen Cylinder during the Tour.
    6-Forest Entry charges, permits & camping fees and Inner Line Permits.These Charges are Different for Indian and Foreign travellers.
    7-Road Captain , Bike Sweeper, and Support Staff during the tour.
    9-Helmet for both rider and pillion
    10-Road map and unique Tour T-Shirt
    11- Mahindra Bolero Camper for the entire Tour as a Back up van

    Exclusion

  • Exclusions for Indian Travellers


  • 1-Any Rescue Service Expense
    2-Fuel for the Journey
    3-Any Meals during Road Transfers
    4-Any personal Expense like drinks, bars & beverages, laundry, telephone, tips, donations, room service and any thing which is not included above.
    6-Any cost of personal clothing
    7-Any cost arising out of Natural disaster, Political Turmoil or Administrative decisions which are not under the control of Eccentric Travellers Private Limited will have to borne by the travellers.
    8-Cost of Jerican for Back up Fuel
    9-Cost of sudden increase in Permit Cost
    10-Any Cost of Air Travel / Bus Travel / Train Travel to Delhi and From Delhi
    11-Cost of GST 5% as per updated government regulations.
    12--Biking Gear For Rider and pillion (Helmets + Elbow Guard + Knee Guard + Gloves) can be rented out at 70 Rs/day per head.

  • Backpacks Offloading Charges


  • Backpack offloading: Eccentric Travels expects Travellers to offload their own backpacks -- which contains clothes, warm gears, toilet kits etc.If for some reason you do not want to offload your backpacks from the backup vehicle to the rooms assigned and back you can offload the same by paying an additional charge.Partial offloading is not allowed.

    Cancellation Policy

    Case 1- Cancellation from Customer's end

    1-50% of the deposit amount if cancelled 30 days prior to trip start date.
    2-70% of the Full amount forfeited if cancelled 20 days prior to trip start date.
    3-100% of the Full amount forfeited if cancelled 10 days prior to trip start date.

    Case 2- Cancellation due to Natural Contingency,Political Turmoil, Disaster and No Show

    No Money will be Refunded in Case 2.

    In case the balance payment is yet to be made from customers end, the customer would be liable to pay the remaining amount.

    Essentials List

    1 High Quality Winter Jacket
    3 High Quality Winter Fleece
    1 Rain Cover for Body
    2 Pair Warmers
    3 Pair Tre/Riding Pants

    Other Essential

    1 Winter Cap
    1 Pair High QualityGloves
    1 Scarf and Muffler
    1 Trek/Riding Shoe
    1 Think Outer and Thin Inner Socks
    12 Pair: Change Socks Everyday
    1-Back Pack (50-70 lt.)
    1-Rain Cover For Bags
    1-Sandals Slippers for Evenings
    2-Insulated Water bottles

    Electronics

    2-Battery packs
    2 10000 MAH BATTERIES
    4-6 Camera Battery pack
    1-Head lamps

    Toilet Essential

    1 Winter Face Creme/Sun Protection
    1 Face Wash
    1 Hand Sanitiser
    1 Deodorant

    Riding Essentials

    1 High Quality Riding Gloves
    1 Barack Lava
    1 Pair Riding Arm Guard
    1 Pair Riding Knee Guard

    Documentation

  • Documentation for Indian Travellers


  • 1- Every Rider has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form

  • Documentation for Foreign nationals


  • 1- Every Rider has the responsibility for submitting the required documents within the below mentioned timeline.
    2- A scanned copy of Photo Identity to be submitted within 7 days of the date of booking the expedition.
    3- Signed and scanned copy of the indemnity form
    4- Self Attested scanned copy of Indian Visa 30 days prior to trip start date
    5- Self Attested scanned Copy of Passport 30 days prior to trip start date
    6-Schedule for Arrival and Departure in India.
    Available Dates
    Adults:

    What's so great about us!

    Extraordinary, Extreme and Breathtaking Himalayan Expeditions.
    Expert team of certified mountaineering guides.
    High Quality Camping Equipments, Technical Equipments for Climbing and Mountaineering.
    Highly Skilled Bike Leader/Sweeper and Mechanic for Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Huge fleet of Royal Enfield Bikes for Overland Himalayan Motorbiking Expeditions.
    Extensive knowledge of Himalayan Ecosystem and Geographical territory.
    Critical response team well trained for Altitude sickness, High Altitude Acclimatisation Problems and Emergency exits.
    Huge Network of Guesthouses, homestay and Hotels for extraordinary stay.
    Professional team of Film Makers and Photographers for Shoot during Travel.
    High Quality Goodies for Each traveller.