Mönchsjungen beim Gebet in Dubdi/Yuksom, Yangla Tours, Nana Ziesche, Indien

Villages and buddhism – a soothing combination

1 Pax

3.900 Euro

2 Pax

2.060 Euro p.P.

3 Pax

1.660 Euro p.P.

4 Pax

1.460 Euro p.P.

single suppl.

640 Euro

To/from extra

If you want to travel alone (what we think is a very good idea), but the rate is too high: please contact us and we check, which changes we can do so that the trip is suiting your budget. And for sure we can shorten or extend the tour – just per your wish!

  • each place of the “Buddhist Circuit”/Sikkim
  • Dzongu, the heart of the Lepcha-people
  • interesting dayhikes
  • Overnight in many homestays
  • stay at the Demeter-tea-supplier
  • visit of the Kamerakidz-monks in Dubdi
Length of trip: 22 days
best travel period: March/April and October/November
Requirements: medium fitness, a liking for many homestaynights

Sikkim was founded 1641 as a buddhist kingdom. Since then many years have passed and the area changed a lot. The king resigned and Sikkim. became 1975 the youngest state of India. The native people, the (buddhist) Lepcha and Bhutia became now fewer in numbers compared to the immigrated (mostly hindu) Nepalese. All ethnic groups carry their belonging in their name and keep their traditions. You hardly find anything “typical sikkimese”. On this trip you meet many people of the different ethnic groups, share their daily life and get to know how it is to live in Sikkim. The “buddhist circuit” and a visit of the coronation place in Yuksom get you to the historic important places, which are often active today, too. Sikkim praises itself to be the “first organic state” in India – something quite exciting, about you’ll get to know more in the villages.


Sikkim, Indien, Yangla Tours, Nana Ziesche


Day 1 Individual departure from your home, arrival in Delhi or Kolkata.
Day 2 continue flight to Bagdogra, drive to Makaibari/Kurseong
Day 3 visit the teaplantation and tea processing and do some walks
Day 4 by Toy-train to Darjeeling, do sightseeing there
Day 5 drive to Gangtok with stopp in Ghoom for monastery visit
Day 6 Day in Gangtok with sightseeing (like Namgyal Institute for Tibetology) and cooking class
Day 7 Visit of Rumtek monastery and cycle trip to a nearby village
Day 8 Drive to the heartland of the Lepcha: Dzongu
Day 9 Whole day in Dzongu
Day 10 Drive to Lachung in North-Sikkim
Day 11 Visit Yumathang and do some nice walks
Day 12 Drive to Kewzing
Day 13 bird watching, Bon monastery, walks etc.
Day 14 Drive to Yuksom with stopp at Tashiding monastery
Day 15 Hike to Kecheopalri-lake and drive to Darap
Day 16 Discover the village
Day 17 Drive to Rinchenpong with stopps in Pemayangtse, Sanga Choeling and Rabdentse
Day 18 Discover the village
Day 19 Drive to Kalimpong, sightseeing
Day 20 more sightseeing in Kalimpong, in the evening drive to the train station NJP, nighttrain
Day 21 Arrival in Kolkata, city sightseeing
Day 22 Drive to the airport

The detailed itinerary you can check – unfortunately german language only – in the PDF.


Infos about the buddhist circuit in Sikkim you can find in this PDF.


Flight Delhi/Kolkata-Bagdogra, all mentioned transfers/drives, train-ticket New Jalpaiguri-Kolkata (AC-II-tier), accommodation in a double attached bath (Homestay local toilette) and fullboard, local englischspeaking guide between Bagdogra and New Jalpaiguri, bird watching, cooking class, cycle-trip incl. bicycle, entrance-fees for the sightseeings, Kolkata-sightseeing with city-guide, Sicherungsscheine


International flights, other meals, other accommodations, other activities, visa, tipp



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