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Phil and Gail Hunt (UK) | Laya Gasa, Bhutan

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Sikkim Village Walk

A Village Walk in the Indian Himalayan state of Sikkim near Mt. Kanchenjunga staying at Shakti village home stays.

The concept of the Village Walks is to facilitate an authentic ’underfoot’ experience and provide a ’snapshot’ of rural life in the Himalayan Mountains of Sikkim. The walks traverse the terraced foothills with overnight ’home stays’ in various villages. As an honoured guest, the locals are keen to share their way of life with you so you can encounter life as it is. Accommodation is basic, although clean and comfortable, but does not detract from the authenticity of the experience. Any shortcomings are more than compensated for by the genuine warmth of your hosts.

Located in the North East of India, the Buddhist Kingdom of Sikkim shares borders with Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal and is nestled in the heart of India’s Eastern Himalayan range. Sikkim has a uniquely diverse landscapes and a cultural mosaic under the looming presence of the world’s third highest mountain, Kanchenjunga (8,598m).

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Trip Details

What does this include

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in village houses for 4 nights / 5 days on a fully inclusive basis including all meals and beverages
  • All activities
  • An accompanying English speaking guide
  • Private chef, support guide and porters
  • Car at disposal
  • Return transfers between Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong and Bagdogra and from village houses
  • All taxes

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Delhi and domestic flights to Bagdogra. 
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • India tourist visa
  • Liability for change due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, tips, camera fees etc
  • Any other Govt. tax increase 
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Gentle

Trip Grade Gentle

Suitability: most people in good health who take regular exercise.

1) Walking times: average 4 to 6 hours walking per day for up to 8 days often including one or two rest days.

2) Altitude: up to 4,000m.

3) Terrain: for most of time following well-travelled trails through villages, there will be some daily ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: usually not too remote and often there is a reasonable level of infrastructure such as lodge accommodation and cell/ mobile phone reception.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive to Bagdogra & drive to Rinchenpong area. Overnight: Shakti Village House at Sandyang Lee. 
  • Day 2Walk to Yangsum and Hatti Dunga villages. Overnight: Shakti Village House at Sandyang Lee. 
  • Day 3Walk to Hee village. Overnight: Shakti Village House at Hee. 
  • Day 4Walk to enchanted lakes and to Radhu Kandu. Overnight: Shakti Village House at Radhu Khandu. 
  • Day 5Walk to roadhead (20 minutes), drive to Bagdogra airport fly to Delhi 
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