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Sikkim Adventure

“Pilgrimage to the Himalayas, Journey to Sikkim”
with Swami Ma Radha
April 5 - 11 2015

 

Guru Rimpoche Statue at SamdruptseTallest statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) in the world, at 36 metres (120 ft) located in Sikkim. He is considered the patron saint of Sikkim.

 

Statue of Padmasambhava at SRSG, Rishikesh

Padmasambhava at SRSG

Sikkim

Of the 2,500 kilometer (1,500 mile) arc of the land mass called the Himalayan mountain range, the Indian state called Sikkim can be found in the southeasterly portion, sandwiched between Nepal to the West and Bhutan to the East with the Tibetan autonomous region also to the East and North.

Little is known about Sikkim's ancient history.  The earliest historical mention of Sikkim is a record of the passage of the Buddhist saint Padmasambhava, (also known as Guru Rinpoche), through the land in the 8th century AD. The Guru is reported to have introduced Buddhism to the country, blessed the land, and foretold the era of monarchy that would arrive in Sikkim centuries later.

A geographically diverse country with awe inspiring Himalayan natural beauty, Sikkim contains socio-cultural fascination and spiritual political intrigue that continues to this day.

Come explore the reach of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, linked to the Himalayan Tradition (Sri Swami Rama’s grand guru was from Tibet), in another region of Hindu-Buddhist harmony in India.

Please see this article on Wikipedia for much more detail (via Wikiwand for better formatting): https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Sikkim

The country Sikkim, indicated with a red circle

7 days 6 nights

Opportunities for guided meditation and spiritual discussions with Swami Ma Radha throughout

Day 1

Day 2

Afternoon departure from Rishikesh to Delhi by bus/overnight hotel

Fly to Bagdogra airport and drive to Gangtok- settle in at hotel go over the next day’s activities

Day 3 Sight-seeing Gangtok: Rumtek Monastery, Ban Jhakri waterfalls, Do Drul Chorten (Stupa) Tibetology Center
Day 4 Full day excursion to Changu Lake, Baba Mandir and back
Day 5 Drive from Gangtok to Pelling 120 kms / 5 hrs approx.  Overnight hotel
Day 6 Sightseeing in Pelling visiting Khechipalri Lake, Rambi Falls, Kanchenjunga Falls, Pemayangste Monastery and Rabtense Ruins.
Day 7 Drive from Pelling to Bagdogra Airport.  Fly to Delhi – to onward destination.

Cost:  U.S.  $1,075.00 per person if paid in full by 29 January, $1,175 after that.
         double occupancy /minimum 10 participants (+1-Ma Radha)

Package cost includes the following specific services:

A. HOTELS

Six night’s hotel accommodation (as per itinerary), win sharing basis, includes all existing taxes. Single room supplement available.

B. MEALS

Accommodation based on Bed and Breakfast + Dinner Basis.

C. FLIGHTS

Domestic flights – Delhi-Sikkim-Delhi

D. GUIDE SERVICES

Local English speaking guide service during visit.

E. TRANSPORT

Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure by travel representative.

Transfer from airport to hotels and vice-versa.

Transfers, sightseeing tours, excursion as per programme

Gangtok Sightseeing using Non AC Van/Similar

Cost does not include:

  • Airfare from your home country to India
  • CAMERA FEES- At monuments etc. , Monument entrances
  • ITEMS OF PERSONAL NATURE - such as laundry, table drinks, telephone bills, tips to room boys, drivers, guides, Personal Clothing including sleeping bags etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned in our heading “package includes”.

Note:

-        Baggage weight limit on domestic flights is 15 kg.  Opportunities for storage of some baggage in Delhi (nominal charges applied)

-        Updated detailed itinerary information will be sent three weeks prior to trip departure.

 

Register here

 

Additional notes:
Photo of SRSG Padmasambhava by Manuel Tama
Photo of Sikkim Padmasambhava from Wikipedia
Some text of Sikkim description from Wikipedia