Initially it felt that this 20 kms of cycling won't be much of a task. But soon as we started pedalling uphill from the office of Blue Dragon Adventures to the Mall, we felt that this was not going to be a cakewalk. We started panting just after 5 mins of cycling!!! That too in a proper road, the only challenge being the uphill climb.
But we realized that maybe we needed some time to get acclimatized. Plus we didn't have prior experience with gear cycles.
From Mall we took the narrow road right ( Aluabari Road) to Jorebungalow from where the forest trail starts.
This part was not so challenging as we were moving through a road which was quite well maintained. Only during the rise things were getting tricky.