1.485 Euro p.P.
1.145 Euro p.P.
1.010 Euro p.P.
International flight 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!
|Length of trip: 16 days
|best travel periodt: March/April and October/November
|Requirements: medium fitness, liking of many homestay nights
Since the founding of Sikkim as a state in India there are women with good positions in politics. But as (nearly) everywhere they are less then men. Nevertheless is their participation in society and economy higher than in other parts of India. Sometimes double-burdened with children and household she manages a lot. Traditionally not always following an easy path (“menstrual impurity”, purdah-obligations towards the father-in-law etc.) they try to overcome the negative aspects and strive with a strong spirit for an equal society – each in her own way. Thanks to the lady guide on this trip you get easily into contact with the women you meet. And that is going to be a lot!
|Individual departure from your home, arrival in Delhi or Kolkata.
|Flight to Bagdogra, drive to Gangtok
|sightseeing and meetings in Gangtok
|visit of Rumtek monastery and a women-NGO
|Drive to the heartland of the Lepcha: Dzongu
|Full day in Dzongu – with especially lots of encounters with women
|Drive toh Kewzing; Buddha Park and Bon-monastery
|Dayhike on Maenam Hill
|Drive Kewzing – Tashiding (visit of monastery) – Yuksom
|Yuksom (visit schools)
|Drive to Darjeeling with visit of Kecheopalri-lake
|Sunrise at Tiger Hill, walk to Ghoom, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre
|More sightseeing in Darjeeling and drive by toy-train to Kurseong, stay at Makaibari-teaplantation
|Tea-processing and visit of the plantation, drive to New Jalpaiguri for a night-drive by train
|early morning arrival in Kolkata, sightseeing with lady guide
|Drive to the airport
The detailed itinerary you can find here – by now just german – as a PDF.
all mentioned transfers/drives, train-ticket New Jalpaiguri-Kolkata (AC-II-tier), train-ticket Darjeeling-Kurseong in toy-train, accommodation in double attached bath (homestay common bath) on fullboard, local female english-speaking guide between Bagdogra and New Jalpaiguri, Kochkurs, entrance-fees for the sightseeings, Kolkata-visit with sightseeings, lady guide and AC-car, Sicherungsscheine
all flights, other meals, other accommodations, other activities, visa, tipp
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