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Sikkim Classic Round Trip


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Tour description

Discover the green, diverse mountain worlds between snow and orchids of the Sikkim Himalayas up close with us! This round trip offers you the best of the Sikkim Base/East, Sikkim North and Sikkim South & West travel modules and gives you unforgettable insights into the diverse cultures, landscapes and vegetation of the Himalayan state of Sikkim. Benefit from our local contacts and many years of experience on the ground.

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 help you.

Highlights

  • The best of Sikkim’s east, north, south & west
  • Different climatic zones from approx. 300 to 4,000 meters.
  • Encounter the different peoples: the Bhutias, Lepchas and the ethnic groups originating from Nepal
  • Visit monasteries, temples and pilgrimage sites
  • Experience incredible botanical diversity
  • Immerse yourself in the Tibetan heritage of Sikkim
  • Take shorter hikes in and around the villages on request

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival from Bagdogra airport / travel module Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kolkota or Delhi. Transfer to rural Sikkim. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 2: The culture of the Lepchas & Sikkim’s monastic culture. Visit to a Lepcha village and meeting with the village shaman. Visit to two monasteries. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 3: City tour of Gangtok. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 4: Off to the north! Overnight stay in a hotel in Lachung.
  • Day 5: Rhododendron high valley Yumthang & journey to Lachen. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 6: Day trip across the tree line to the last settlement before Tibet. Short optional hike in the idyllic Chopta Valley. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 7: Return journey to East Sikkim. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 8: Day trip to the children’s village. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 9: Off to South Sikkim! On the way, visit a beautiful tea garden and the gigantic Guru Padmasambhava statue. Finally, take a walk through a typical Bhutia village & surroundings. Overnight stay as a house guest in a homestay (private room with bathroom).
  • Day 10: Journey via the power and pilgrimage site of Tashiding to Yoksum. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 11: Onward journey via a sacred wishing lake to Pemayangtse Monastery in Pelling. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 12: Transfer to a remote region of western Sikkim & visit to the monastery school. Overnight stay in a farmhouse.
  • Day 13: Day of rest or hiking. Overnight stay in a farmhouse.
  • Day 14: Continuation with travel module Darjeeling or Kalimpong. Or transfer to Bagdogra airport with flight to Kolkota or Delhi. From there, continue with the Kolkota or Delhi travel module or any other India travel module.

Options

  • Extend or shorten this tour as you wish. We will be happy to help you personally. For example, you can integrate further village visits with homestays; plan further hiking days or even a short trek, etc.
  • Refrain from visiting Nordsikkim if you want to avoid long, strenuous journeys as much as possible
  • Integrate further travel modules to India or Bhutan

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