Mountain Biking in Gangtok
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About Mountain Biking in Gangtok
Gangtok is the mountain city that gives anyone a new level of excitement. Mountain Biking Gangtok really excites the travelers as it is a real challenge to ride through the dramatic and rugged terrain of the Sikkim Himalayas. The trail for biking is beautiful and exciting. The lush green hills and dales and the colorful culture of the people of Sikkim can be witnessed very closely on the mountain biking experience. There is no specific season suggested for mountain biking as there are people who even enjoy the riding during monsoon in the slushy road.
Gangtok the capital city which is located at a height of 5800 feet offers great fun in mountain biking. If the traveler books any tour operators for this event then he gets an introduction by the team leader who even help the traveler to be acquainted with the bike that he is going to take for the ride. They allow the traveler to take a ride and understand how biking is in Gangtok and the cultural practices of the city.
The mountain biking is usually started from Gangtok to Hanuman tok loop. This is an amazing ride that takes the traveler through the whole place to the top and then back. Mountain biking to the pilgrimage town Rumtek is another exciting trip that anyone can plan during the Mountain Biking Gangtok.
Temi Tea garden can be reached from Rumtek. The trail is really long and arduous but the experience is exciting for a biker to take the risk and ride along the risky terrains that is there in the route. Tashiding is another must visit place that a traveler can plan during the mountain biking. From the tea gardens, the trail leads to the small villages downhill and then again the traveler should take uphill to reach Tashiding. Tashiding monastery is the most important spot to visit in this location.
Yuksom is another exciting place which can be found to be really exciting that is very easily visited during a mountain biking trip. The village has mountainous environs for anyone to enjoy. When the ride starts from Yuksom to Tsokha, the route mesmerizes the traveler with the bamboo forests with waterfalls, the peaks, ridges and valleys. There are prayer flags found at Tsokha. The ride can continue from Tsokha to Dzongri, which is the route that has so many shrines and monasteries which are tucked away in the forests around Kanchenjunga peak. Kallimpong and Pelling are other popular places that can be visited during any mountain biking trip.
The mountain biking becomes challenging and exciting on the terrain of Gangtok which is comparatively rough and is along the eastern Himalayas, making it a route that mountain biking enthusiasts are eager to take.
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Which are the famous mountain biking trails in Gangtok?
The famous mountain biking trails in Gangtok are biking to the Hanuman Tok, Rumtek, and Tashiding Monastery.
Is it safe to take kids for mountain biking?
Yes it is safe to take kids for mountain biking but choose a flat and easy terrain and plan a short route to make your kids comfortable for biking.
Are there any benefits of mountain biking?
Yes, there are many benefits of mountain biking such as it increases stamina and keeps you fit and takes you through beautiful and adventurous landscapes.
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