This tiny state in India, sticking out like a sore thumb, is anything but a sore thumb! Blessed with nature’s bounty and beauty in every corner, Sikkim is definitely one of the less explored places in the Indian tourist map.
Come with us, set foot on one of the most unexplored, yet stunningly beautiful and amazingly hospitable landscapes in India. Walk amidst the bloom of Rhododendrons in Barsey, soak in the snow covered peaks and the mighty Himalayas, seek peace in the Buddhist monasteries and wrap yourself in incredible Sikkimese hospitality as we stay with the locals and live their lives for 9 days.
Life slows down in Sikkim. People there are still to catch the urban disease of running around in concrete jungles. People smile readily and are willing to talk provided you let your prejudices go. Come with an open heart, and get more than your heart can contain.
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We reach Bagdogra Airport and proceed to Okhrey. This will serve as a base for our trek tomorrow. Check – in the homestay and relax. Overnight at Okhrey.
A half day trek to the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary will transport you to a garden of blooms. The Rhododendron trees are set ablaze with the blooming reds or seem candy ridden with the blooming pink. Pick your metaphor, and click your masterpiece. Enjoy a cultural evening. Overnight at Okhrey.
Start for Pelling after breakfast and visit a suspension bridge, a heritage houseaand a lot of interesting places on the way. Spend the evening arpund the camp fire. Overnight at Pelling.
Today, we visit places around Pelling like the Kocheopokri Lake, Kanchanjunga Falls, Pamayangtse Monastery and explore other parts of this beautiful West Sikkim town. Overnight at Pelling.
Visit the Rabandste ruins and move to the lesser known village of Kewzing. Kewzing in local Sikkimese Bhutia language means the “Land of wheat Fields” and is also known as Sosing “land of chestnut forest”. The village has a mere population of two hundred people majorly Sikkimese Bhutia community and is blessed with nature’s bounties. Go for a nature train and enjoy the Bhutia hospitality. Overnight at Kewzing.
We visit the famous Buddha Park in Ravangla and proceed to our stay in Gangtok. If weather permits we can go for paragliding in the beautiful valley of Gangtok.Spend the evening shopping at the bustling MG Road area and trying out some famous cafes. Overnight at Gangtok.
After breakfast we take our day trip to Changu Lake. This glacial lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in India and it’s setting amidst the might Himalayas, makes it appear surreal. A visit to the Nathu La is also on the cards, depending on weather conditions and permit. Overnight at Gangtok.
Visit the famous Rumtek monastery and start for Siliguri. Go for a rafting stint at Teesta, if weather permits. Reach Siliguri by evening.Overnight at Siliguri.
Transfer to Bagdogra after breakfast. Tour Ends.
25% of the trip cost if cancelled 60 days in advance. If you use our services to book flights, cancellation charges of the flights will apply as well.
50% of the trip cost if cancelled 59 to 15 days in advance.
Last 15 days – no show – entire amount will be forfeited.
Higher altitudes require certain level of fitness. We will be trekking at a couple of places. These treks are classified as easy. But it will still require a basic level of fitness. You will be signing a consent form agreeing to travel in high altitudes.
In line with the ideology of F5 Escapes, we will be staying in small guest houses and homestays during our trip. Please come with an open mind about sharing someone’s home and maintain the sanctity. This trip is about actually understanding a culture which is different and yet, is our own.
F5 Escapes is in no way responsible for any untoward incident happening due to the ignorance/negligence of the guests, natural/man-made calamities, accidents or any other events that are out of human control during the trip.
All our trips are well-researched, including identifying access to medical facilities. In case of a medical emergency, F5 will assist the traveler in getting medical attention.
The trip is NON-SMOKING and NON-ALCOHOLIC.
F5 reserves the right to cancel the trip under certain conditions – in such a case, the amount will be refunded in full.
“It was lovely. Sikkim is AMAZING… Nature’s beauty did enhance due to the places of our stay. The hosts were very welcoming and extremely helpful. Can’t tell how much I am missing Sikkim.
F5 did a get job , with the planning and places of choice. You guys rock!!!!”
– Vijayashree PS, September 2015