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Cultural Tour of Sikkim (7 Days)

This is a culturally immersive tour with the Bhutia, Limbu and indigenous Lepcha tribes of Sikkim. You get to experience the culture first hand as you stay with the local families.

per adult from

$1,171

AUD

Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • 6x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Accommodation
    • All experiences
    • Entry/Admission - Maenam Hill
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Arrival

    Stop At: Kewzing, Kewzing, Sikkim
    Drive from either Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri railway station to South Sikkim in your private car. Keep your camera ready for those stunning views of the Teesta river. Your next few days are with the family from Bhutia community. Arrive by evening and spend rest of the day at leisure.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Homestay

    Day 2: Village Life Experience

    Stop At: Kewzing, Kewzing, Sikkim
    Go for a guided village walk where you can see plantations of corn, rice and cardamom. Know about the local herbs. Visit the Buddhist and Bon monasteries, and local artisans. Participate in a hands on cooking class in the evening, and learn a few tips about Sikkimese cuisine.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Homestay

    Day 3: Trek to Maenam La

    Stop At: Maenam Hill, Ravangla India
    This guided tour takes you through dense forest all the way up to Maenam Hill. Our guide tells you about the local folk tales, herbs and wildlife as you trek. Packed food is provided on this trek. Return to the village in afternoon or in the evening, and relax your muscles with a herbal bath. Duration of this trek depends upon your fitness level, and how far you want to go.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Homestay

    Day 4: Drive to West Sikkim

    Stop At: Pelling, Pelling, West Sikkim, Sikkim
    Depart for Pelling with a brief stop over at Temi tea gardens. Arrive in Pelling by noon. Your stay for next few days is with the family of Limbu tribe. Go for a guided village walk in evening. Watch the locals at work in their farms and stumble upon ancient burial grounds of Limbu tribe. Return to the homestay by evening, and spend rest of the time over bonfire.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Homestay

    Day 5: Tour of Pelling

    Stop At: Pelling, Pelling, West Sikkim, Sikkim
    Self tour of Rabdentse ruins and Pemayangtse monastery in your private car. Visit a local priest in evening.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Homestay

    Day 6: Tour of Yuksom and Khecheperi Lake

    Stop At: Yuksom, Yuksom, West Sikkim, Sikkim
    Guided/ self tour of Kanchanjunga waterfalls, Khecheperi Lake and Yuksom in your private car. Yuksom is the first capital of Sikkim, and still a sleepy town. Visit the Dubdi monastery and coronation throne of the king, and see the local life of Sikkim. Return to the homestay in evening.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Homestay

    Day 7: Departure

    Stop At: Pelling, Pelling, West Sikkim, Sikkim
    After breakfast, depart for Bagdogra or New Jaipaiguri for onward journey.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Bagdogra, West Bengal, India
    2: New Jalpaiguri Junction, Ward 35, Nayapara, Siliguri, West Bengal 734007, India
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by The Folk Tales

Activity ID: V-148030P1

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