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Sikkim, the south and west


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Tour description

On the trail of the history of Sikkim’s origins, you will discover the most beautiful Buddhist-Lamaist monasteries in the west and south of the country and learn a lot about the religion and culture of the Sikkimese, who originally came from Tibet. On request, we can integrate short hikes through the cultural landscapes. As a guest in a typical Bhutia village, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of this Tibetan people in a particularly impressive way. Watch how your meal is prepared from natural ingredients in the traditional kitchen or join the cook in the kitchen.

Views of the mighty mountain massif of the eastern Himalayas open up again and again.
In good weather, you can enjoy the view of Sikkim’s patron god, the third highest mountain in the world, Mt. Khangchendzonga, which towers in the northwest.

You will travel with an experienced driver in a comfortable vehicle and you will be accompanied by our experienced tour guide, who will be happy to cater to your personal interests and needs. You will stay in selected hotels and accommodation that reflect Sikkim’s heritage and culture.

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

  • Visit monasteries and temples of Nyngma, Kagyu and Bon Buddhism
  • Visit sacred Tashiding with its temples and shrines
  • Sikkim’s largest tea garden
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Khanchendzonga
  • Optional hikes through villages, biodiverse jungle and terraced fields
  • Bhutia folk dance with singing
  • gigantic statues of Guru Rimpoche and Buddha

Itinerary

  • Day 1-4: Arrival from Bagdogra airport – transfer to East Sikkim. Experience the capital Gangtok (handicrafts, orchids, viewpoints and much more), meet the Lepcha people and immerse yourself in the Tibetan-Buddhist cultural heritage of the Rumtek region.
  • Day 5-11: Travel on to South and West Sikkim with various hiking options, insights into the everyday life of small farmers (rice fields of Martam, Temi tea garden, monastery school in the countryside, Pemayangtse temple, Dubdi & Rinchenpong, ruins from kingdom times and much more). Stay overnight as a house guest or in privately run lodges and hotels that reflect the cultural heritage of Sikkim.
  • Day 12: Return to Bagdogra airport or continue on with a connecting program Darjeeling, Sikkim East, Sikkim North

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