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Sikkim Monastic Tour

Sikkim Monastic Tour

€599 per person

For this most rewarding circuit which has come to be known as the Monastery Trail, taking in the highlights of western Sikkim including several holy places and monasteries . Each section takes between 4–7 hours and the growing network of home-stays allows the d trekker to explore off the beaten track. Yuksom takes in monasteries such as Dubdi (above Yuksom), Hongri and Sinon before descending to Tashiding

This Tour can be added with high altitude trek for preparation.

Or simply you can bring you family of school groups to experience this safe but adventurous trek in low altitude.

 

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Day 1: Pelling
Reception at Bagdogra and Transfer to Pelling, 140kms from Bagdogra/Siliguri. Check in at Hotel. Free evening and overnight at Pelling.
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Day 2: Sangacholing Monastery
Trek starts from Pelling. Trek to Sangacholing Monastery 3 kms from your hotel. Situated high above a wooded hill, this monastery was built in 1697 and considered to be one of the oldest Monasteries in Sikkim. The 40 min trek passes through steep hilly slopes covered with thick forest covers. Back to hotel for lunch and trek to Pemayangtse Monastery (30 min). Situated at an altitude of 6840 ft it was established by Lhatsun Chempo, a reverend Lama. This ancient monastery belongs to Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Bhuddism. Return to Hotel in the afternoon. Overnight at Pelling.
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Day 3: Khecheopalri
Trek starts in the morning to Khecheopalri (24kms) through the forested hills. The rustling streams colourful orchids and birds will adorn your way. Khecheopalri is a sacred hidden lake encircled by rich forest covered hills. Visit to monastery. Overnight at trekkers’ hut at Khecheopalri.
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Day 4: Yuksom
Trek to Yuksom (16kms), the first Capital of Sikkim and a land of myths and legends. Visit Norbugang Throne, a testimony of a historical event when three learned Lamas from three different corers incarnated here the first Chogyal King of Sikkim in 1641. Overnight at Hotel.
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Day 5: Dubdi Monastery
Trek to Dubdi Monastery (3kms). Built in 1701 Dubdi is the oldest monastery in Sikkim. The trek winds through high natural forests and commands an excellent view of Yuksom. Back to Yuksom. Overnight at Hotel.
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Day 6: Tashiding
Trek to Tashiding (16kms). Built in 1717 the Monastery holds several myths of Sikkim Buddhism. Tashiding is also famous for the most holy chortens and presents a glorious view of Kunchenjunga. Overnight at trekkers’ hut.
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Day 7: Ravangla
Today we walk down hill from Tashiding to legshyep for nearly 2 hours, have some lunch then take up hill for aboit 3-4 hours to Ravangla. Night stay in Ravangla.
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Day 8:Ravangla monastery
Walk Ravangla and visit, tea garden, Bone monastery, Ravangla monastery, and enjoy the sikkimese culture in foots of Himalayas.
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Day 9:Departure
Today you may Drive to Gangtok for further tour or you can drive down to Darjeeling for more tours around Darjeeling. According to your requirements we will organize from here.

PRICE INCLUDES

Transportations

Breakfast

Permits

Guides

PRICE EXCLUDES

Food during the transit

Insurance

International flights

Anything not specifically mentioned