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Kalimpong culture & hiking tour


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Tour description

Away from the usual travel routes, discover the little-known Himalayan region south of Sikkim with us. A unique, fantastic panoramic view of the entire imposing Mt. Khangchendzonga mountain range awaits you. After an exciting city tour in the lively town of Kalimpong, you will visit one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the region, situated in the middle of a vast fir forest. Soon afterwards, you will immerse yourself in the rural world of the Himalayan peoples and mountain farmers. You will gain fascinating insights into the easy life in the countryside. Buddhism, Hinduism, shamanism and Christianity exist side by side here.

Surrender to the quiet, rural rhythm, go on optional hikes past fields and small farms, immerse yourself in the easy and original way of life of the Himalayan mountain farmers and enjoy cultural and culinary highlights. The lovingly and beautifully furnished bungalows and the privately and dedicatedly run lodge offer you an oasis of relaxation and tranquillity. Indulge in delicious, freshly prepared meals and feel that you are in good hands with the warm, local service.

We are happy to customize your tour to your needs.
Combine your tour with other destinations or activities. Contact us – we will be happy to advise you.

Highlights

  • Panoramic views of Mt. Khangchendzonga and the various 7000m peaks of the Eastern Himalayas
  • Optional hikes and immersion in the world of Himalayan smallholders
  • The Lava Monastery.
  • Town tour of Kalimpong with market, churches and schools from the colonial era, nurseries; also ideal for shopping for inexpensive souvenirs.
  • A pleasant, mild climate
  • Optional participation in various activities and workshops such as archery, dry wall construction, basket weaving with bamboo, weaving rice straw mats, working and learning with the village blacksmith, meeting with Nepali and/or Lepcha shaman, cooking classes, sowing or harvesting rice (seasonal).
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival from Bagdogra airport or according to travel module “Sikkim”, “Darjeeling”, “Bhutan”, “Northeast India”, “Delhi” or “Kolkata”
  • Day 2-3: Discover rural Kalimpong and the world of Himalayan mountain farmers in this remote region. Overnight stay in a bungalow
  • Day 4: Onward journey to Lava Monastery and Kalimpong town with a stroll through the town. Overnight stay in a private guesthouse
  • Day 5: Transfer to Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal or continue with travel module “Sikkim”, “Darjeeling”, “North East India”, “Bhutan”, “Delhi” or “Kolkata”

Options

  • Cycle tour Kalimpong: Experience this region by bike. We will be happy to advise you!
  • Additional hiking days: Extend this travel module with additional hiking days.
  • Workshops & activities: Take part in a cooking class, learn basket or straw weaving or get acquainted with the “national sport” of the Himalayas, archery.

Best time to travel

March to June and October to December; January and February are also suitable because milder temperatures prevail in this region.


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