01: VILLAGE HITCH HIKING IN WEST SIKKIM
7 NIGHTS/8 DAYS
Day 01 : Arrival at NJP/Bagdogra and drive to Yuksum (135 kms/6 hrs) stay O/N Hotel/Homestay.
Day 02: Village excursion including Dubdi Monastery and Norbughang coronation throne. Stay O/N Hotel/Homestay.
Day 03: Hike to Khechupalri via Khanchendzonga waterfalls (5-6 hrs) stay O/N Homestay.
Day 04: Whole day excursion to Ring-Dara and Dhufuk (meditation place) stay O/N Homestay.
Day 05: Hike to Darap Village via Rimbi (5-6 hrs) stay O/N Homestay.
Day 06: Hike to Pelling (02 hrs) and visit Sangachoeling monastery. Stay O/N Hotel/Homestay.
Day 07: Hike to Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdentse Palace Ruins. Stay O/N Hotel/Homestay.
Day 08: Departure to NJP/Bagdogra.
02: VILLAGE HITCH HIKING IN WEST SIKKIM
6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS
Day 01: Arrival at NJP/Bagdogra and drive to Chakung-Chumbung (120 kms/5 hrs) stay O/N Homestay.
Day 02: Village excursion including chumbung view point dara and Gyandil dham. Stay O/N Homestay.
Day 03: Hike to Soreng-Singling(3 hrs) and visit local villages around. Stay O/N Homestay/Hotel.
Day 04: Hike to Sreebadam via Phunseybong(4 hrs) stay O/N Homestay.
Day 05: Hike to Kaluk/Rinchenpong via Samdong Ramidham(4-5 hrs) stay O/N Homestay/Hotel.
Day 06: Hike to Hee-Bermiok via Budhabaray (4 hrs) stay O/N Homestay.
Day 07: Departure to NJP/Bagdogra.
03: VILLAGE HIKING IN WEST SIKKIM
6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS
Day 01: Arrival at NJP/Bagdogra and drive to Daramdin (102 kms/5 hrs) stay O/N Homestay.
Day 02: Hike to Ribdi via Sombaria(4-5 hrs) stay O/N Homestay.
Day 03: Hike to Okhray (5-6 hrs) & village excursion. Stay O/N Homestay.
Day 04: Hike to Hilley (5 hrs) & village excursion. Stay O/N Homestay.
Day 05: Hike to Barsay Rhododendron sanctuary (2 hrs) & excursion in the Rhododendron forest. Stay O/N Hut/Tent.
Day 06: Retrace the trail back to Hilley(2 hrs) stay O/N Homestay.
Day 07: Departure to NJP/Bagdogra (130 kms/5-6 hrs)
VILLAGE HITCH HIKING IN SOUTH SIKKIM
5 NIGHTS/6 DAYS
Day 01: Arrival at NJP/Bagdogra and drive to Ravangla (120 kms/5 hrs) stay O/N Hotel.
Day 02: Hike to Ralang (3 hrs) & excursion to Ralang Kagyu Monastery. Stay O/N Homestay.
Day 03: Hike to Borong (3 hrs) & excursion to Hot water spring. Stay O/N Homestay.
Day 04: Hike and drive back to Ravangla and Hike to Selep village. Stay O/N Homestay.
Day 05: Hike to Doring Monastery,Bon Monastery and Kewzing monastery. Stay O/N at Kewzing Homestay.
Day 06: Departure to NJP/Bagdogra.
NOTE: COSTINGS ARE GIVEN ON CASE TO CASE BASIS & DEPENDS ON A GROUP SIZE
1. Check-in & Check-out time 12:00 hrs.
2. If arrival of guest is by train at Railway Station, please be informed that our executive will be there to receive the guest at the exit gate (near enquiry counter) If you arrive at Airport our executive will be there at Exit Gate of the Airport.
3. On arrival of guests, we will provide them local contact number of our executive, who will handle the entire operation.
4. Do not leave your belongings in the vehicle unattended. We will not be responsible for losses occurring in such cases.
5. Some of the tourist spots might be closed due to different circumstances and in this case we will try to divert you to another tourist destination. If your visit coincides with such holiday and you miss sightseeing and you want to undertake the same sightseeing on another day, there will be extra charges payable for the same.
6. Please maintain timing for sightseeing / transfers which will advisable by our executive.
Other necessities and information:
Due to the wide range of temperature and climatic conditions it is advisable to dress in layers. For protection against cold, layered clothing is better than one or two thick garments. Clothing should preferably be made from natural materials, which allow the body to breathe.
Bring comfortable sport shoes for light hikes & sightseeing; hiking boots for treks; semi formal shoes for dinners/appointments/functions.
We should bear in mind that the higher the altitude, the cooler the weather, and that with a brisk wind blowing down off the mountains, even a low-lying valley can become quite chilly. The Northern and the Western part have a much harsher climate, with summer monsoon rains and winter snowfalls which may block passes leading into tourist spots. Winter in Sikkim and Darjeeling is from mid-November till March, and at this time of the year the climate is dry and sunny for the most part, temperatures peaking at around 15c. in the daytime and falling below zero at night. The monsoon usually arrives in mid-June, with light rain falling mainly in the afternoons and evenings. At the end of September, after the last of the big rains, autumn suddenly arrives, and is a magnificent season for trekking until November.
Nepali, Hindi and English are commonly spoken in the main towns and are the principal medium of instruction in schools throughout the state.
Sikkim and Darjeeling are one of the safest destinations in the world however you should still exercise caution when visiting. Avoid drinking tap water which has not been boiled at all times as most water sources in Sikkim and Darjeeling are untreated. One can easily acquire affordable treated and bottled water. People prone to car sickness should bring appropriate medicine as the winding roads on the mountains have plenty of curves and turns. Bring any medication you take regularly, or might need to take for a periodically recurring condition, such as asthma.
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