Sikkim, Indien, Nana Ziesche, Yangla Tours

Women in Sikkim – vivid encounters

1 Pax

2.725 Euro

2 Pax

1.485 Euro p.P.

3 Pax

1.145 Euro p.P.

4 Pax

1.010 Euro p.P.

single suppl.

495 Euro

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!

  • lady guide
  • very many contacts to local women
  • village life and mega city Kolkata
  • Overnights in some homestays owned by ladies
  • cooking class
  • stay on a tea-plantation
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!


Sikkim, Indien, Frauen, Nana Ziesche, Yangla Tours


Day 1 Individual departure from your home, arrival in Delhi or Kolkata.
Day 2 Flight to Bagdogra, drive to Gangtok
Day 3 sightseeing and meetings in Gangtok
Day 4 visit of Rumtek monastery and a women-NGO
Day 5 Drive to the heartland of the Lepcha: Dzongu
Day 6 Full day in Dzongu – with especially lots of encounters with women
Day 7 Drive toh Kewzing; Buddha Park and Bon-monastery
Day 8 Dayhike on Maenam Hill
Day 9 Drive Kewzing – Tashiding (visit of monastery) – Yuksom
Day 10 Yuksom (visit schools)
Day 11 Drive to Darjeeling with visit of Kecheopalri-lake
Day 12 Sunrise at Tiger Hill, walk to Ghoom, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre
Day 13 More sightseeing in Darjeeling and drive by toy-train to Kurseong, stay at Makaibari-teaplantation
Day 14 Tea-processing and visit of the plantation, drive to New Jalpaiguri for a night-drive by train
Day 15 early morning arrival in Kolkata, sightseeing with lady guide
Day 16 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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