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Popular Round Trip Sikkim, India


Discover with us the green, varied mountain landscapes between snow and orchids of the Sikkim Himalayas up close! This tour offers the best of our Sikkim travel modules “Sikkim Classic/East”, “Sikkim South & West” and “Sikkim North”. Gain unforgettable insight into the diverse cultures, fascinating landscapes and exotic, diverse vegetation of the former Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim. Take advantage of our local contacts and many years of experience in the field.



  • The best of Sikkim
  • Experience different climate zones from the subtropical to the alpine zone
  • Gain insights into the cultures of Sikkim and meet the Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepali
  • Visit monasteries, temples and places of worship
  • Experience an incredible botanical diversity
  • Immerse yourself into Sikkim’s Tibetan heritage
  • On request take short hikes in and around the village

Popular Itinerary:

Day 1:

Transfer from Bagdogra Airport (or Module „Darjeeling“ or „Kalimpong“, „Kolkota“ or „Delhi“) to Sikkim’s picturesque countryside. Overnight in a quiet Boutique Hotel surrounded by paddy fields and bamboo groves.


Day 2:

Experience the culture of Sikkim’s indigenous people, the Lepchas and Sikkim’s monastic heritage. Visit a typical Lepcha-village and meet the village-shaman (Bumthing). Visit Buddhist monasteries. Overnight in Boutique Hotel.

Day 3:

Day-trip to Gangtok with sightseeing as per your interest. Overnight in Boutique Hotel.

Day 4:

On to the north! Experience gushing waterfalls and rugged, wild mountain worlds. Travel from the subtropical to the alpine zone. Take a stroll through the village past traditional homes made of rammed-earth, stone and wood. Visit the local monastery and nunnery. Overnight in Lachen, 8’500 ft in a middle-class hotel or homestay.

Day 5:

Excursion to the last settlement before the boundary to Tibet/China. Also take a walk in the picturesque Chopta Valley beyond the tree line. If you are Indian citizen you may also visit Gurudongma Lake. Overnight in a middle-class hotel or homestay.

Day 6:

Transfer to the valley of Lachung. Visit the high altitude valley of flowers Yumthang, 11’800 ft, where over 24 species of Rhododendron bloom from April to end of May. Take an optional nature hike, trek through rhododendron-jungle and, grazing yaks and visit the hot spring. If you are Indian citizen you may also continue further north to visit Shiv Mandir and the hot springs and rugged vegetation-free mountains of Yumesamdong, 16’000 ft. Overnight in middle- or upper middle-class Hotel.

Day 7:

Transfer back to East Sikkim. Overnight in Boutique hotel.

Day 8:

Excursion to a village with an active school for disadvantaged children. There is also time for more sightseeing or shopping in Gangtok. Overnight in Boutique Hotel.

Day 9:

On to the south! Along the way visit Sikkim’s biggest tea garden and the gigantic statue of Guru Padmasambhava. Take a walk through a typical Bhutia-village. Overnight in homestay.

Day 10:

Visit the shrines, temples and monastery of Tashiding and continue on to Yoksum. Overnight in middle-class Hotel or homestay.

Day 11:

Visit the coronation site of Sikkim’s first king and continue on to the small wish fulfilling lake of Kechoperi to the monastery of Pemayangtse in Pelling. Overnight in middle- or upper class Hotel

Day 12:

Transfer to a remote region in Sikkim’s west. Visit an active monastic school and attend the daily prayer ceremonies. Take a nature walk. Overnight in Farmhouse.

Day 13:

Rest-day at the Farmhouse or explore the area by foot: See an authentic Lepcha-house, local farms and old temples.Overnight in Farmhouse.

Day 14:

Transfer to Bagdogra Airport or continue with with Module "Darjeeling", "Kalimpong", "Delhi" or "Kolkota".


Additional Options:

  • Extend or shorten your trip as per your time available. We look forward to advise you personally.
  • Ad module “Sikkim Dzongu” for deep insights into the Lepcha-culture
  • Extend your stay in the Lachen-area and trek to the site where Alexandra David Neel meditated
  • Integrate one of our Trekking-modules
  • Wave the trip to north Sikkim if you want to avoid long drives on difficult roads with at times lots of traffic (tourist vehicles, army convoys and hydel-project-trucks)
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