Sikkimese Monastic Tour

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Sikkimese Monastic Tour

Package Duration
15 Days / 14 Nights
Destination Covered
Gangtok - Lepcha Village - Tashiding - Yuksom

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  • Description :
    Highest point : 3963 m
    Best Season : May-Mid November
    Monasteries at Gangtok - Lepcha Village - Dharma Chakra Centre - Bon Monastery - Pemayangtse and Tashiding - Yuksom

  • Day 1: Rishikesh - Triyuginrayan

    Drive for 9-10 hours to reach starting point of trekking. To this particular place there is temple of Vishnu. Overnight stay at guest house for bsed accommodation/Camping.

    Day 2: Sightseeing the Monasteries at Gangtok

    Enchey Monastery/ Ngor - Gompa/ Institute of Tibetology (Museum)/ Do-Durl Stupa/ Zumrang Lingdum Monastery.

    Day 3: Phodong Monastery

    Excursion to Phodong Monastery. 2-3 hrs from Gangtok. It's the oldest monastery of Sikkim. Phodong (Kargupa order) and Labrang (Niyingmapa Order). On the way one can visit Lepcha village also.

    Day 4: Rumtek Monastery

    Transfer to Rumtek/Martam visit Rumtek Monastery. Rumtek, very popular all over the world. It is also known as Dharma Chakra Centre. Belongs to Kargupa Order. Over night at Martam Resort.

    Day 5: Tibetan Refugee camp at Rabongla

    Transfer to Pemayangtse. Drive to West Sikkim, 5 hrs from the Gangtok. On the way one can visit, Tibetan Refugee camp at Rabongla, Bon Monastery, the only one in Sikkim.

    Day 6: Pemayangtse and Tashiding

    Sightseeing the Monasteries of Pemayangtse and Tashiding. Visit Pemayangtse monastery, the third oldest monastery of Sikkim/ Rabdentse Ruins, the second place of the King of Sikkim. Sangachoeling Monastery, the second oldest monastery of Sikkim, Visit Kechopalri Lake (wishing Lake), and Tashiding monastery, it's a pilgrim place for the Buddhist people.

    Day 7: First capital of Sikkim

    Pemayantse to Yuksom, the first capital of Sikkim. Visit Dubdi Monastery the first monastery built in Sikkim. And the Coronation Throne of the First Chogyal (King) of Sikkim. Walk around the Yuksom village.

    Day 8: Pangrana - Belakhkhal - Chunn

    Meals: Breakfast

    After breakfast trekking for 5-6 hours in the beginning trekking steeply and after the view of some Himalayan peaks trekking down to camping area in dense forest of Oak. Overnight in tents.

    Day 9: Chunn - Lata - Gangotri

    Meals: Breakfast

    After breakfast trekking for 2-3 hours to road head at Lata and then drive for approximately 4 hours to Gsngotri. Overnight in Guest house.

    Day 10: Gangotri - Bhojwasa (3800)

    Meals: Breakfast

    After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 6-7 hours gradually to Bhojwasa. This is base of Gaumukh glacier and last habitation on the way to Holy resource of Ganges. On the way there is chance to see some Himalayan fauna like Blue sheep in the Gangotri National Park. Overnight in tents.

    Day 11: Bhojwasa - Tapovan (4350)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 4-5 hrs passing through the holy resource of Ganges and trail passes through the Gangotri glacier and last part is steeper after crossing the glacier and then we arrive to Tapovan meadow for breathtaking view of Shivling(6543), Meru(6660) peak, and facing to Bhagirathi Group(6800,6500,6400). Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 12: Tapovan - Nandanvan (4450)

    Meals: Breakfast

    After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 4-5 hrs crossing the Gangotri glacier and walking over the this glacier over the slippery ice and boulders. After crossing the glacier the trek is little steeper and upon arrival on the Nandanvan meadow the breathtaking view of Kharchkund (6700), Kedardome (6840), Kedarnath (6940), Bharatkantha (6200), Shivling (6543), Meru (6660) peak, and overhead to Bhagirathi Group(6800,6500,6400). Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 13: Nandanvan - Cheervasa (3600)

    Meals: Breakfast

    After Breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 6-7 hours passing through the glacier and crossing to crevasses in glacier and passing through the moraines along the Gangotri glacier. Overnight in tents at Cheervasa on the bank of Bhagirathi river, camping place is surrounded by high altitude blue pine and Birch forest. Overnight stay in tents.

    Day 14: Cheervasa - Gangotri - Uttarkashi (1140)

    Meals: Breakfast

    After breakfast with packed lunch trekking for 4-5 hours to Gangotri and after arrival to at road headGangotri and then drive for 4-5 hours to Uttarkashi. Overnight in Hotel/Guest house.

    Day 15: Uttarkashi - Rishikesh

    Meals: Breakfast

    After breakfast a small visit in the surroundings in Utarkashi and then drive for 4-5 hours to Rishikesh.

Contact Detail

Darjeeling Mountain Tour and Travel Agency

Contact Person :-

Mr Sanjit Subba

Address :-

Tukvar 4th Division, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India - 734101

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