LOST in Sikkim: 5 Bikers | 6500 Kms | 19 Days
Let’s start with the title, Shall We? LOST in Sikkim to many might sound like someone lost their way in Sikkim or to the more adventurous ones it might sound more like someone got engrossed in the beauty of the mountains that they actually got lost in admiration of the place. Well it’s actually our riding group’s name, LOST (League Of Sport Tourers) and since our destination was Sikkim we decided to call the ride “LOST in Sikkim”
As a traveller you got to love our country as it offers so much to explore in its unique parts. I consider myself lucky to have seen many beautiful parts of our country from the green hill stations of South India to the beautiful dunes in deserts of Rajasthan to the snow capped mountains of Ladakh. But there is so much more to see in our country that a greedy traveler's mind keeps searching for places where he has not endeavored yet. This very thought of seeing something unseen and capturing the beauty of unexplored places through our lens by the best possible means which is by riding a motorcycle brought us to Sikkim.
So, 5 Bikers along with 2 pillions embarked on a journey to the unexplored hills of Sikkim to end the year in the best way possible for a biker - Being on the roads!
Mustard Field otherwise called Sarson ke Khet
Zuluk Loops, East Sikkim
A night shot of the Honda CBR650F
A monk offering his prayers at Mahanirvana Temple in Kushinagar, UP
Mahasukhamdada Chin Thargyi Pagoda of the Burmese Temple, Kushinagar
Portrait of a Sikkimese lady
First glimpse of snow at Tiger Hill Point, Darjeeling
Ninja 650 posing in Pelling, West Sikkim
Pemayangtse Monastery, West Sikkim
Tsongmo Lake also known as Changu Lake, East Sikkim
View of the majestic Zuluk loops from Thambi view point
Feast your eyes on the frozen Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim
Victoria Memorial in Kolkata
View of Kanchenjunga peak enroute North Sikkim
Scenic views en route Thangu Valley
The colorful prayers flags flying high in North Sikkim
A very brief introduction about the riders mentioned below:
Sachin Nair + 1 (Manisha) - That’s Me! I was riding my Kawasaki Ninja 650 for this ride along with my wife as pillion.
Shreyash Malani - Riding the Kawasaki Ninja 650, he has done Ladakh road-trip on his Ninja 650 so North East was a welcoming trip for him.
Nikunj Kosambi - Riding the Honda CBR650F, he has done Rajasthan circuit on his Ninja 300 and after buying his inline 4 dream motorcycle he was ready for the big adventure of a lifetime.
Deepan Devraj - Riding the Kawasaki Ninja 300, we have rode together to Ladakh, Bhutan and this was the third mountain outing for us together.
Vaibhav Jadhav + 1 (Amruta) - Riding the Honda CBR250R, he has done Ladakh journey on his Ninja 300 before selling the bike. Another brilliant rider to have on such a ride.
Our Sincere Thanks to Motul India who have been our Lubricant partners for this ride and supplied us with Motul 300V motorcycle oils, chain cleaners and lubes for all the bikes in this ride.
A special mention to HV Kumar who always helps us with route planning which is a very important aspect for any road-trip. His immaculate study of Indian Highways and willingness to help travelers is a boon for riders like us. Keep up the good work Chief!
Boy I am excited to write this blog and from the next post onward the ride begins and I hope the photos and write up does justice to this lovely destination - Sikkim. Stay Tuned Folks!
Motul Products received from Motul India for our bikes
Lost in Sikkim Journey