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SHORT WORKATION IN THE HILLS OF SIKKIM

Sikkim, the second smallest state of India, is a wonderful gem hidden in the Eastern Himalayas. From emerald green valleys and pristine waterfalls to sacred lakes and snow-covered peaks, Sikkim transports a traveler to another world. Come and discover peace and tranquility together with hearty mountain hospitality as you work from here.
15 DAYS | 14 NIGHTS
15 D | 14 N
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SHORT WORKATION IN THE HILLS OF SIKKIM
Location : Sikkim

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DAY 1
Pick up from Bagdogra Airport – Gangtok (125 km/ 5 hrs)

We suggest you begin your travel on a Saturday or a Sunday. We will pick you up from Bagdogra airport/NJP railway station and drive you to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The drive on NH 10 is picturesque, with the playful Teesta River as your constant companion for the entire journey. Stop at small eateries at Kirney or Melli to sample some ethnic Nepali food or indulge in thukpas or momos which are found aplenty. 

You will be driven to Gangtok where you will check into your accommodation for the month. Your arrival starts with a warm welcome by the hosts who will present you with a khada (silk scarf); this traditional gesture is bestowed upon guests as a sign of honor.

Enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked dinner and get to know the homestay owners. Do not forget to ask for your Wi-Fi password and retire early to set up your workstation the next day.
DAY 2
(Monday): Work from stay

The locals love an early morning start and you will too as you slowly accustom to waking up in the hills. Mornings are excellent for leisurely walks and breathtaking views of the mesmerizing Mt. Khangchendzonga. Have a hearty breakfast and get down to business.
 
During free hours, you can take a stroll down the market and interact with the locals; coffee shops are really good hangout places to rub shoulders with the local crowd. For café suggestions, get in touch with our TourGenie consultants.
DAY 3
(Tuesday): Work from stay
DAY 4
(Wednesday): Work from stay
DAY 5
(Thursday): Work from stay
DAY 6
(Friday): Work from stay
DAY 7
(Saturday): Go on a monastic day tour (optional)

Highlights: Banjhakri Falls, Lingdum Monastery, and Old & New Rumtek Monastery. 
After a good breakfast, get ready to visit the most captivating monasteries of East Sikkim. En-route stop at the beautiful Banjhakri Falls and click a snap or two. 

The next stop will be Ranka Monastery located about 20 km outside Gangtok. The road traverses along terraced fields, small rickety bridges, and small streams to reach this sprawling complex situated on a forested hill. The monastery is adorned with beautiful murals and vivid colored panels and is a fine example of Tibetan architecture belonging to the Zurmang Kagyu sect of Buddhism. Take in the sights and smells by spending a few quiet minutes on the premises before you set out for your next stop.

Rumtek Monastery is arguably the largest and most significant monastery in East Sikkim. This monastery too is situated on a hilltop and is a 30-min drive from Lingdum monastery. Also known as the Dharma Chakra Centre, Rumtek Monastery is the seat for the Kargyu sect of Buddhism. The 9th-century monastery has an intricately decorated prayer hall and houses a famous golden stupa, 1001 golden Buddha statues, and innumerable thangka paintings. A breathtaking view of the whole Gangtok town waits for you when you scale the top of the monastery. Take a zillion pictures and don’t forget to ask the friendly lamas (monks) for stories about the monastery.

Return back to Gangtok by afternoon. Take a quick siesta and set off to the heart of the town to indulge in some exciting local food. For restaurant suggestions, get in touch with our TourGenie consultants.
DAY 8
(Sunday): Day trip to a frozen lake and an unusual temple (optional)

Highlights: Tsomgo Lake, Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir
It’s time to make the upward climb to view the natural wonders of the East Sikkim Himalayas today. What is a trip to Sikkim without experiencing snow? If you are here between December and April, then a visit to the famous Tsomgo Lake is a must.  You will capture the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. The lake is situated at 12000 ft above sea level and spans 1 km in length and almost 50 feet in depth. It is considered sacred by the local people. Take a walk, have a snow fight, ride a yak or take the ropeway, there is plenty to do here. This lake serves as a very pretty backdrop for trip pictures so don’t forget to fill your Instagram page.

After you’ve had a fill of its beauty, you’ll be taken to Baba Mandir, a shrine dedicated to Harbhajan Singh, a soldier of the Indian Army, whose presence is still believed to be felt to this day. You will be very close to the Indo-China border and movement is limited due to it being a restricted area.

Return back to Gangtok by evening and relax at your accommodation. 
DAY 9
(Monday):  Work from stay

It will be back to work for a week again, only to be looking forward to what the weekend has in store for you.
DAY 10
(Tuesday): Work from stay
DAY 11
 (Wednesday): Work from stay
DAY 12
(Thursday): Work from stay
DAY 13
(Friday): Work from stay
DAY 14
(Saturday): A day tour to South Sikkim (optional)

Highlights: Samdruptse, Char-Dham, Tathagata Tsal 
Today, you will be starting from Gangtok and be driven to Namchi in South Sikkim, which is roughly a 1.5-hour drive. Namchi is a famous hotspot for pilgrims as it’s dotted with many monasteries and temples. The structures are really spectacular. Your sightseeing tour will include Samdruptse Hill and Char Dham.

Samdruptse Temple houses a huge statue of Guru Padmasambhava, which is a true man-made wonder. The hill offers views of the magnificent Mt. Khangchendzonga. It is believed that the hill is a dormant volcano and only prayers can hold it from erupting. That's why the local monks offer their reverence and devotion to it. 

The four most revered ‘dhams’ of the Hindus (Badrinath, Jagannath, Dwarka, and Rameshwaram) have been replicated in the Char Dham complex to benefit devotees and tourists. The 108-feet-high statue of Lord Shiva in a sitting posture marks the location of the main temple.

You will then be driven to Ravangla to visit the world-famous Tatagatha Tsal or Ravangla Buddha Park which hosts a 130-feet-high statue of a seated Buddha as its centerpiece and offers a meditation center too.
DAY 15
(Sunday): Drop at Bagdogra Airport (125 km/ 5 hrs)

After breakfast, bid a bittersweet farewell to the hills as you head towards Bagdogra airport.
INCLUSIONS

  • Meet & greet upon arrival

  • All applicable transfers & sightseeing as per  the  itinerary (vehicle will not be at your disposal)

  • Accommodation in the hotel/ homestay/similar for the duration mentioned in the  itinerary

  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Daily evening snacks

  • Wi-Fi
EXCLUSIONS

  • Sightseeing entry fees, guide charge, camera fee, any up-gradation charges

  • Cost  for airfare, train fare, or any other internal fare

  • Personal expenses such  as laundry, soft drinks, porter tip, etc

  • The difference in cost arising due  to a change in fuel price

  • The difference in cost arising due to extra usage of vehicles other than scheduled mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Travel insurance

  • Anything not mentioned in the ‘PACKAGE INCLUSIONS’ section

  • Transportation
ENTRY POINTS
  • Bagdogra airport (IXB)
  • New Jalpaiguri (N.J.P)
  • SNT Bus Stop Gangtok (S.N.T)
PARTNERS
ADDRESS:
  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101

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