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The Folktales of Sikkim

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24500/- 5D/4N

Overview

The first state in India to adopt fully organic farming, Sikkim is home of numerous tribes. Visit the indigenous Lepcha or Bhutia and Limbu tribes of this tiny and happy Himalayan kingdom of North East India.

Sikkim is a land of simple and happy people who are very proud of their land. Tribes like Limbu, Lepcha, Bhutia and Nepali co-exist. The state was merged into India only in the year 1962. It has been invaded for centuries by armies from Tibet and Nepal. The remains of those invasions can still be seen in its architecture and from the stories told by elders of the villages.

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Highlights

  • Homestay experience with Bhutanese family.
  • Traditional Bhutanese dance & music.
  • Wildlife experience.
  • Storytelling on local tribes and religions.
  • Traditional body healing with herbs & Exposure to local crafts.

Stay: Homestays (Facilities: Hot/ cold water, double or twin beds, western washrooms, 3G data connectivity available)

Meals: Home cooked (veg & non veg) Sikkimese cuisine

Activities: Rural Living, Live Music, Nature Walk, Wildlife, Participate in Local Traditions, Traditional Stay

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Badogra

    Arrive in Bagdogra followed by journey to your homestay in South Sikkim with Bhutanese people.
  • Day 1: Excursion Of Traditional Tribal Religions

    Over the next few days, experience the Bhutanese cooking, dances and folk songs. Know about the traditional tribal religions, and participate in daily chores of the Bhutanese people which include farming and local crafts.
  • Day 2: Limbu Tribe

    Drive down to your next destination in west Sikkim to live with Limbu tribe. We will stop at Temi tea garden before moving further. West Sikkim is home of Limbu, Lepcha and Nepali people.
  • Day 3: Enjoy in lap of Kangchenjunga Mountain

    Spend time in the lap of mighty Kangchenjunga Mountain with us knowing the local folk tales. See traditional ways of organic farming and be keeping. Know about how traditional animists live in harmony with Buddhism and visit some of these tribal families in their houses.
  • Day 4: Excursion of Darjeeling

    After breakfast, depart for Darjeeling. Arrive in Darjeeling by noon. Rest of the day is at leisure after check-in to the 3-4* hotel. We recommend that you explore the local cafes, Dali monastery, Tibetan refugee center and street markets of Darjeeling today. The day is provided to you at leisure so that you get more flexibility. Next day we depart for early morning sunrise view of Kanchenjunga Mountain from Tiger Hill.
  • Day 5: Depature To Bagdogra

    After we return and do breakfast, we checkout from homestay for return journey to Bagdogra.
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Inclusions

  • Stay in Sikkim and Darjeeling for 5 nights on twin sharing
  • All meals from Day 2 – Day 4
  • Breakfast on Day 5 and 6
  • Fee of guide for activities
  • All transportation included in private Toyota Innova or Sedan
  • Pick up from and drop to airport
  • Reusable H2O Stainless steel water bottle (being a responsible travel company, we don’t encourage plastic bottles to conserve environment)
  • All activities mentioned above

Exclusions

  • Domestic or International flight(s)
  • Anything else not mentioned explicitly in the itinerary above

Other Important Information

  • Your trip has been designed as per the international standards of responsible tourism – Cape Town Agreement 2002. Therefore it ensures that the money you pay has a direct social, economical and environmental benefit locally
  • 75% of the money is directly given back to the community
  • Our guides and custodians of knowledge are from the local community, thus we support their families
  • All the raw material for meals is sourced from local markets and villages thus reducing the carbon emission by transporting it from a distant city
  • The taxis you use will be BS-III or BS-IV carbon emission standard
  • The performing artists and singers are handpicked from the local community rather than being invited from another city

Cancellation policy

  • 100% Refund if cancelled 30 days before the trip start date.
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The Folk Tales

The Folk Tales believes that true India thrives in its villages in far off lands that we heard of in the Folk Tales from

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