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Cultural Tours - Discovering Sikkim

Discovering Sikkim

Day 01 : Siliguri / Pemayangtse (145 km, 5 hours)

Arrive Siliguri / Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri & later transfer to Pemayangtse for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Pemayangtse / Khechopalri / Pemayangtse (29 km, 2.1/2 hours)

After breakfast, a short walk to the Sangachholing Monastery, built in the 17th century by Gyalwa Lhatsun Chempo, the patron saint of Sikkim. This spot commands a breathtaking view of the hills, valleys and villages of West Sikkim. On return drive to Khechopalri lake. Thus unusually calm lake, located amidst dense forest is considered very sacred. Late afternoon drive back to Pemayangtse.

Day 03 : Pemayangtse / Gangtok (117 km, 5 hours)

Morning visit the Pemayangtse Monastery located on top of a hillock. Built in 17th century, it is the paramount seat of Nyingmapa monasteries and regarded as Sikkimís most prestigious centre of learning. Later a drive across the two rivers Teesta and Rangeet through semi-tropical forests and cardamom plantation takes you to Gangtok, the capital town of Sikkim. Overnight at the hotel in Gangtok

Day 04 : Gangtok

Full day sightseeing including visit to ;

Enchey Monastery; it is a beautiful monastery, in an equally beautiful setting, approached along an avenue of hundreds of multi-coloured prayer flags.

Government Institute of Cottage Industries; here you can watch young students being taught the traditional art of thangkha paintings along with weaving, wood carving and carpet making.

Also visit the Institute of Tibetology, housed in a beautiful building, built in traditional Tibetan style, with mural decorated columns and a wonderful smell of beeswax polish from the creaky wooden floor.

Then drive through picturesque, terraced rice fields to the headquarter of Dharma Chakra Centres (Rumtek Monastery), the present seat of His Holiness, the Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyupa sect. Said to be the replica of the monastery at Tsurphu, Tibet with its traditional architecture, exquisite paintings, intricate wood work, housing treasures of manuscripts and icons. Rumtek is a splendid example of Tibetan monastic art.

Overnight at the hotel in Gangtok.

Day 05 : Gangtok / Lachung (122 km, 5 hours)

After early breakfast drive to Lachung en route stopping at Tashi View Point and Kabi Longstok. An hourís drive further brings you to Phodong Monastery, built in 1740. The post lunch drive for about 20 km is through verdant forests till you reach Toong where you will be crossing Teesta river. Overnight at Lachung in Lodge / Camp.

Day 06 : Lachung / Yumthang Excursion

After breakfast, drive to Yumthang (24 km) which has fascinating landscape, lined with several varieties of rhododendrons. Yumthang is also well known for its hot springs. Late afternoon drive back to Lachung. Overnight Lodge / Camp.

Day 07 : Lachung / Gangtok

After breakfast visit the Lachung Monastery and later proceed to Gangtok allowing several stoppages en route to enjoy the beautiful gift of nature. Overnight at the hotel in Gangtok.

Day 08 : Gangtok / Siliguri (125 km, 4.1/2 hours)

After breakfast drive to Siliguri / Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri for onward journey.

 

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