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ESCAPE TO DZONGU: THE HIDDEN PARADISE OF THE LEPCHAS

What “Shangri-La” is to the world, “Mayal Lyang” is to the Lepcha community. Explore and Experience some of the World's most pristine lands and remote cultures in Dzongu, home to the Lepcha community - the Original Inhabitants of Sikkim with this specially designed tour!

Tour duration: 11 Days 10 Nights


Tour Program:

Day

Trip Details

1

On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Rly station/ Bagdogra Airport, you will be received by our representative and commuted to the beautiful hill Gangtok in Sikkim along the river Teesta( 4 – 5 hours).  Overnight stay in Guesthouse/Homestay in Gangtok. 

2

 After breakfast, we go on an excursion trip to Tsomgo Lake/Changu Lake. The tranquil water of this beautiful lake harmonizes with the picturesque scenery around. We shall also visit Baba Mandir, built in the honor of an Indian Army soldier, Captain ‘Baba’ Harbhajan Singh and the Nathula Pass, located near the Indo-China border. Nathula was once an offshoot of ancient silk route connecting Lhasa in Tibet to plains of Bengal. But the pass was closed after the war between India and China in 1962 and was reopened only in 2006. Later, we drive back to our hotel. Overnight stay in Guesthouse/Homestay in Gangtok. 

3

After breakfast, we shall begin our journey to the Mythical Lepcha country of Mayal Lyang, meaning ‘Hidden Land’ or ‘The Land blessed by God’ at Dzongu.

Homeland of the Lepcha community - the Original inhabitants of Sikkim, this almost virgin territory is a beautiful land of dense jungle groves and pristine glacial streams that nurture both the human and natural habitation around.

Our first stop takes us to the beautiful village of Passingdang village in Dzongu, a pristine tourist destination and home to the Lepcha community, the original inhabitants of Sikkim. Overnight Homestay at Passingdang village.

4

Today, we shall hike up to the beautiful Lingthem village where we can enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Kanchendzonga and Dzongu Valley. The village is a three hours uphill walk from road head at Passingdong across terraced fields and pine ridges. Though the ascent is strenuous, the labour of your efforts is richly rewarded with great mountain views and the mesmerizing beauty that nature has on the offer. Here, one has the opportunity for a close look at old traditional houses still intact, probably the last relics of Lepcha architecture. On the way, we shall visit Lingthem monastery.  Overnight stay at Passingdang village.

5

Short walk upto Hotspring. Day free at leisure. One can also see the Traditional Lepcha bridges made from long sections of split bamboo, an ingenious feat of grass root engineering. Overnight stay at Passingdang village.

6

Today, we shall drive to Tingvong village, located on a gentle slope overlooking the yawning valleys amidst terraced farmlands of mustard, millet and vegetables. Sparkling streams flow through the village and its tranquil surroundings make it an ideal base for your stay in Dzongu .Later, walk to Tingvong monastery and interact with the people. Overnight stay at Tingvong village.

7

Hike to Kusong village (approx. 2 hours) through paddy field and cardamom forest while witnessing the fabulous mountain views of Mt. Kanchendzonga and Lepcha lifestyle. As you traverse through, you come across an old monastery, where the villagers meet at different festive occasions. The walk is not very strenuous and can be conquered by any age group.

Kusong village is settled on the lap of a mountain where almost 20 -30 households reside. Some interesting features of the village are old traditional houses, magnificent mountain views of the Mt. Khangchendzonga, Corn fields, Caves and People. Later, we shall return to Tingvong village. Overnight stay at Tingvong village.

8

Today, we shall drive to Hee Gyathang village in Lower Dzongu. On the way, we shall visit a legendary lake, considered to be sacred by the locals. Visit to Hee Gyathang monastery. Overnight stay at Hee Gyathang village.

9

Drive to Namprikdang village located near the confluence of Teesta and Rongyung Chu Rivers.  Surrounding area provides great opportunity for butterfly & bird watching. A Lepcha traditional house, which has been converted to a museum is located at Namprikdang The construction of this house displays the ingenuity of an age old tradition of laying the super structure on open surface (over stone slabs) to counter the effects of powerful earthquakes. Another unique feature of a traditional Lepcha house is that no nails are used in this construction.Back to Hee Gyathang and enjoy the evening with cultural dance. Overnight stay at Hee Gyathang village.

10

After breakfast, we shall drive back to Gangtok .Evening free to explore local markets at the popular Mall Road. Overnight stay in Guesthouse/Homestay in Gangtok. 

11

Today, after breakfast, we drive to New Jaipalguri Rly station/Bagdogra airport (4-5 hours) for our onward journey with memories of a Lifetime!

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