Day 01: Arrival at Kolkata/Delhi
Sikkim Cultural Tour
15 Days / 14 Nights
Kolkata - Delhi - Rumtek - Gangtok - Lachung - Yumthung - Gangtok - Ravangla - Yuksom - Pelling - Rinchenpong - Kaluk - Chitrey - Bagdogra
Arrival at Kolkata (land of Joy)/New Delhi. Received upon arrival and transferred to hotel. Day free at your, leisure. Evening, free. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing
Sightseeing the boulevards of the erstwhile British capital which still carries the reminiscence of the days of Raj in India. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03: Kolkata/Delhi- Rumtek
Morning drive to the airport for flight to Bagdogra. Received upon arrival and transferred to Rumtek, check into a resort, near the Monastery. Overnight in Resort.
Day 04: Gangtok
Early walk to nearby village and further discover the cultural heritage of the small hill resort, flung by the Buddhist religion, you will taken to Rumtek Monastery (seat of Karmapa Lama who heads the Kagyupa sect of Buddhism), one can see the beautiful Thankas, your next destination is Namgyal Institute of Tibetology,Tsuklakhang (The Royal Chapel),Ganesh Tok. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 05: Lachung
Morning after refreshing breakfast, we will drive along the meandering road to Lachung Valley, enroute visit the Kabi Lungchok, the historic battle field , Phodong Monastery and Holy rock at Chungthang, said to be blessed by Guru Rimpoche. At the end of 125km drive we will reach a small yet awfully beautiful valley, occupied by the Bhutia people, on the bank of river Lachung Chu. Overnight in Resort.
Day 06: Lachung, Yumthung
Early morning you will be taken to Yumthung valley, a pasture land, situated at an altitude of 2500m, through adjoining Singba Forest Reserve, lined up with beautiful family of Rhododendron, which blooms during the month of May. A few hundred metres off the road crossing River Lachung over a pedestrian bridge, near a sulphur springs and bathing pools. Late afternoon transfer back to Lachung. Overnight in Resort.
Day 07: Gangtok
After breakfast, you are free to explore the village, visit the Lachung Monastery and the village handicraft industry. Afternoon you will be transferred back to Gangtok. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08: Ravangla
Today in the early morning you will drive past the enigmatic countryside of Gangtok to the base of Menam Hill, a transit point of the trekkers to Menam & Borong Hill. Visit the 235 years old Rolang Monastery built on the land blessed by Ninth Karmapa. O/N in Resort.
Day 09: Yuksom
After leisurely breakfast transfer to Yuksom, enroute visit Tashiding Monastery, situated in a high ridge, amidst mountain and dense forest. Afternoon free. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Yuksom
Today in the morning we will walk past the small village to the Norbu Gang Chorten to see the coronation throne of the first Chogyal of Sikkim, and then walk around in the village of this small unexplored hill station. Overnight at Hotel. .
Day 11: Pelling
Morning you will be driven to the next destination, Pelling (32km), enroute we will visit, Khechopalri Lake (wishing lake).check into hotel .Overnight at Resort.
Early morning we will walk upto the second oldest monastery of Sikkim, Sanga-Choling Monastery, through alpine family, after spending some lazy time we will be back to visit the old and sacred Pemayangste Monastery, to discover its richness. After a leisurely walk we will reach the Rabdentse ruins the second capital Sikkim. Overnight at Resort.
Day 13: Rinchenpong, Kaluk
Morning drive to Rinchenpong a small village in the Western District of Sikkim, and check into one of most magnificent place which offers a delightful homestay. Check into Rinchenpong Village Resort.
Day 14: Chitrey
Early morning drive to Chitrey wayside inn, check in the inn, and enjoy the white water rafting in River Teesta. Overnight in Inn.
Day 15: Bagdogra/NJP
After breakfast you will be transferred to NJP/Bagdogra for your onward journey.
End of a memorable tour !!!