2.060 Euro p.P.
1.660 Euro p.P.
1.460 Euro p.P.
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!
|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.
|Individual departure from your home, arrival in Delhi or Kolkata.
|continue flight to Bagdogra, drive to Makaibari/Kurseong
|visit the teaplantation and tea processing and do some walks
|by Toy-train to Darjeeling, do sightseeing there
|drive to Gangtok with stopp in Ghoom for monastery visit
|Day in Gangtok with sightseeing (like Namgyal Institute for Tibetology) and cooking class
|Visit of Rumtek monastery and cycle trip to a nearby village
|Drive to the heartland of the Lepcha: Dzongu
|Whole day in Dzongu
|Drive to Lachung in North-Sikkim
|Visit Yumathang and do some nice walks
|Drive to Kewzing
|bird watching, Bon monastery, walks etc.
|Drive to Yuksom with stopp at Tashiding monastery
|Hike to Kecheopalri-lake and drive to Darap
|Discover the village
|Drive to Rinchenpong with stopps in Pemayangtse, Sanga Choeling and Rabdentse
|Discover the village
|Drive to Kalimpong, sightseeing
|more sightseeing in Kalimpong, in the evening drive to the train station NJP, nighttrain
|Arrival in Kolkata, city sightseeing
|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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