Offbeat Sikkim: A 6-7 Day Adventure for the Seekers of Authentic Experiences

 6 Nights and 7 Days      Sikkim

34,500.00 + 5% GST

Trip Code: expd012023-2-1-1-1 Tags: ,


    Trip Style: This 6-7 days trip to Sikkim is designed for young travelers who are seeking an experiential travel experience. The trip focuses on exploring offbeat destinations and experiencing the local culture, including trying organic food and learning about traditional practices.

    Start and End: The trip would start and end in Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. Participants can arrive at the Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal, or the NJP Railway Station, which is well-connected to major cities in India. From there, they can take a shared taxi or hire a private car to reach Gangtok.

    Route: The trip would cover the major attractions of Gangtok, Ravangla, South Sikkim, West Sikkim, and North Sikkim. The itinerary includes visits to popular tourist places like MG Road, Lal Bazaar, and Flower Exhibition Centre in Gangtok, as well as offbeat destinations like Ravangla, Yuksom, and Lachung. The route covers a mix of hill stations, monasteries, pilgrimage sites, and natural attractions, giving participants a diverse and well-rounded experience of Sikkim.


      • Exploring the offbeat destinations like Ravangla and Lachung, and experiencing the serene atmosphere and natural beauty of these places.
      • Visiting significant monasteries like Enchey Monastery, Ralang Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, and Lachung Monastery to learn about traditional Buddhist and Tibetan practices.
        Enjoying a cup of organic tea at the Temi Tea Garden, the only tea garden in Sikkim.
      • Admiring the stunning views of the mountains and the city from Tashi Viewpoint, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, and Rayong Sunrise Viewpoint.
      • Visiting the popular tourist places like MG Road, Lal Bazaar, Flower Exhibition Centre, and Char Dham to experience the local culture.
      • Exploring the natural beauty of places like Yumthang Valley and Khecheopalri Lake.

    Detailed Itinerary

    Arrival in Gangtok

    Upon arrival in Gangtok, check-in to your hotel and rest for a while.
    Later in the afternoon, take a stroll around the city and visit the popular tourist places like MG Road, Lal Bazaar, and the Flower Exhibition Centre.
    In the evening, indulge in some local Sikkimese cuisine and experience the local culture.

    Explore Gangtok

    Start your day with a visit to the Tashi Viewpoint for a panoramic view of the mountains and the city.
    Next, visit the Enchey Monastery, one of the oldest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim.
    In the evening, take a trip to the Ganesh Tok and Hanuman Tok, two hilltop temples with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

    Day 3: Visit Ravangla

    Travel to Ravangla, a small town known for its natural beauty and serene atmosphere.
    Explore the Rayong Sunrise Viewpoint for a stunning view of the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga peak.
    Visit the Ralang Monastery, a significant Tibetan monastery, and learn about the traditional Tibetan culture and practices.
    End the day with a relaxing walk in the Buddha Park, where you can admire the beautiful statues and sculptures.

    Day 4: Explore South Sikkim

    Start the day with a visit to the Temi Tea Garden, the only tea garden in Sikkim, and enjoy a refreshing cup of organic tea.
    Next, travel to Namchi and visit the Samdruptse Monastery, where you can see the giant statue of Guru Padmasambhava, also known as the Guru Rinpoche.
    In the evening, visit the Char Dham, a popular pilgrimage site, and experience the local culture.

    Day 5: Explore West Sikkim

    Start the day with a visit to the Yuksom town, the starting point of many treks and hikes in Sikkim.
    Visit the Dubdi Monastery, the oldest and most significant monastery in Sikkim, and learn about the traditional Buddhist practices.
    Next, travel to the Khecheopalri Lake, considered one of the most sacred lakes in Sikkim.
    End the day with a visit to the Pemayangtse Monastery, one of the most significant monasteries in Sikkim.

    Day 6: Explore North Sikkim

    Start the day early and travel to Lachung, a small village in North Sikkim.
    Visit the Yumthang Valley, also known as the Valley of Flowers, and enjoy the beautiful scenery and natural beauty.
    Next, visit the Lachung Monastery, a significant Tibetan monastery, and learn about the traditional Tibetan culture and practices.
    In the evening, enjoy some local cuisine and experience the local culture.

    Day 7: Departure

    Depart from Sikkim with unforgettable memories of the natural beauty, culture, and traditions of the region.

    Experiential And Mindful Things To Do On A Slow Sikkim Holiday

    • Cycling in the countryside around Gangtok
    • Trekking to Dzongri and Goecha La
    • White-water rafting on the Teesta River
    • Paragliding in Gangtok and Kalimpong
    • Visiting the Seven Sisters Waterfalls near Gangtok
    • Taking a dip in the hot springs in Yumthang and Reshi
    • Exploring the Khangchendzonga National Park
    • River camping near the Rangeet River
    • Boating on the Tsomgo Lake
    • Visiting the ancient Pemayangtse Monastery in Pelling


    • Tour guide & driver
    • Breakfast and dinner at our places of stay
    • Pick-up & drop to 15 Mile bridge bus stop
    • Prefered vehicle – Innova – In case of bad road conditions, High clearance SUV or Gypsy
    • Stay in swiss tents at Chandertaal
    • Stay in beautifully located homestays
    • Basic first aid medical kit
    • Wildlife/ environmental permits and other permits & levies


    • Cost of any form of insurance (Personal/Baggage/Medical)
    • Cost of rescue, evacuation, hospitalization, etc.
    • Any expenses of purely personal nature like laundry, phone/fax calls, tips to drivers, guides, any beverages.
    • Any expenses that arise due to change in itinerary and increase in no. of days because of natural forces like landslides, weather, roadblocks, flight cancellations, sickness etc.

    Items to Carry

    • Warm layers (sweater or fleece jacket)
    • Waterproof jacket or raincoat
    • Comfortable hiking shoes
    • Lightweight and breathable clothing (cotton t-shirts and shorts)
    • Sun protection (sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen)
    • Scarf or shawl
    • Extra socks
    • Comfortable and casual clothing
    • Toiletries -Sunscreen SPF 40+, Moisturizer, Lip balm, Soap, Toilet paper.
    • Repair Kit (needle and thread).
    • Headlamp/ Torch.
    • Camera.
    • Water Bottle- Ideally keep two bottles 1 liter each.
    • Trekking Pole -Optional.
    • Plastic Packing covers. (Please pack all your gear in waterproof plastic bags so that your clothes etc do not get wet while on horses or porters. Also carry extra plastic bags in case you need to pack wet clothes.)

    Note: We advise you to carry all the belongings in a rucksack so that it is easy to move around in case of any emergency.

    How to reach

    Sikkim can be reached by air, rail, and road. The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport and the nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP). Sikkim is well-connected to major cities in India like Kolkata, Siliguri, and Darjeeling by road.


    Safety & Adventure Sports
    The most basic yet prominent principle of indulging in any adventure activity is to take all the necessary precautions for safety.
    We at Yoloo.Life, keep it all in account and ensure maximum safety measures to pre-plan the trip and minimize any kind of risk. We plan to mitigate the risk of high altitude-related problems by preparing and acclimatizing well and staying in comfort.
    We strongly suggest you keep yourself adequately hydrated- possibly double your water intake.

    • Ensure that you take all your medications along to avoid any health issues.
    • Inform your friends and family before you depart for the trip and let them know that this will be a ‘No-Network’ zone.

    We will be your point of contact throughout the entire trip. Our complete staff is trained and certified, including our wilderness first responders on the programs. So in any case, we will be there to help you out.