Denzong Culinary Tour

Duration :6 days, 5 nights

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DAY 1:

Bagdogra to Chumbong (Pelling)

Pickup from Bagdogra airport and drive to Chumbong, a picturesque village 2 kilometers from Pelling . Chumbong is a hotbed of cultural diversity with Limboo, & Bhutia, coexisting in harmony. Gently sloped terraced fields with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains welcome you to the village. It is one of the ideal places to experience the rural Sikkimese way of life. Overnight stay at a homestay in Chumbong village. 

DAY 2:

Chumbong

Start your day with a traditional breakfast consisting of local millet flatbread and farm fresh vegetables. Post breakfast we go for a walk through the terraced village, skirting black cardamom fields, absorbing the routines of farm life here. We hike up to a local Limboo house in the village for lunch, main course will involve rice with various varieties of grown and foraged vegetables, along with meats.

In the early evening we learn how to prepare Churpi, a local soft cheese, used in many of their dishes. This is the ubiquitous things to do in almost all traditional homes in Sikkim. Later half of the evening, warm up around a fire and sipping Chang a local millet beer, out of traditional bamboo containers called Tungba. Dinner normally has a fermented spinach soup called Gundruk, followed by Churpi and other farm vegetables and/ or meats. Overnight stay at the home stay in Chumbong village

DAY 3:

Chumbong to Kewzing

After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts. On the way we visit Khecheopalri lake, a sacred lake nestled in the hills. Considered to be of great reverence for both Buddhists and Hindus in these parts, it is believed to fulfill any wish asked by a devotee. From here we drive to Yuksom, the first capital of Sikkim, where the first Chogyal was consecrated in 1642. Visit Norbughang the site of consecration to see the stone throne of coronation.

From Yuksom we drive on to Kewzing.  For dinner we will have some special delicacies made out of pork: Gyari – a pork stew using local spices and Gyuma– a local sausage prepared out of pork or beef mince. Overnight stay at a Homestay in Kewzing

DAY 4:

Kewzing

Kewzing which translates to ‘Land of Wheat Fields’ is a predominantly Bhutia village. With three monasteries belonging to different Buddhist sects, it the ideal place to experience the Buddhist way of life. The village boasts of the only Bon monastery in all of Sikkim.

For breakfast we will have Gyathuk, a local broth made of vegetables and handmade noodles, learn hands on how to prepare this broth with your hosts. After breakfast we set out to explore the village and the scenic fields where they grow a variety of vegetables and crops. We will learn how to prepare distilled alcohol out of corn. From here we trek uphill through a mixture of forest and open fields to the Bon monastery.

In the evening we learn to make Momos, or Tibetan dumplings. This is one of the things you must try your hands when you are here. Overnight stay at a Homestay in Kewzing

DAY 5:

Kewzing to Gangtok

Bid farewell to our hosts and drive to Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim.

In the evening we will visit the fresh market in Gangtok to see the diversity of fresh vegetables and other items sold over there. Overnight stay at Gangtok

DAY 6:

Gangtok to Bagdogra            

Drop to Bagdogra airport. Participants are advised to book flights leaving after 2 pm

Location :
Sikkim
INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
EXCLUSIONS
  • Flights to and from Bagdogra
  • Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport
  • Soft drink charges, table drinks, bottled water, laundry, cigarettes, telephone expenses, and liquor charges
  • Any other item not mentioned in “Included” section above
ENTRY POINTS
  • Bagdogra
  • New Jalpaiguri
  • SNT Bus Stop Gangtok
PARTNERS
ADDRESS:
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101

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