Himalayas

Sikkim 2018-02-21T08:42:53+00:00

Sikkim Safari – 11 days

Sikkim, a state located in the Himalayan mountains, is bordered by Nepal to the west, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region to the north east, along with Bhutan to the east. The state of West Bengal lies to the south. Sikkim has 11 official languages. The state of Sikkim is characterized by mountainous terrain. Almost the entire state is hilly, with an elevation ranging from 280 metres (920 ft) to 8,586 metres (28,169 ft). The state has five seasons: winter, summer, spring, autumn, and a monsoon season between June and September. Sikkim is one of the few states in India to receive regular snowfall.

Sikkim is well-known for Orchids and Butterflies. Lovely lakes like Chhangu and Gurudogmar are worth visiting. Lachen, Lachung and Yumthang are a few other interesting destinations.

Highlights on this journey

  • Nature observation (Sikkim is known for its orchids and butterflies)
  • Lakes including Chhangu and Gurudogmar
  • Mountain villages (Lachen, Lachung and Yumthang)
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Rs2690011 days

Locations covered: Gangtok – Chhangu – Yumthang – Himalayan Forests – Gompas

Note: While all the above mentioned locations are covered during the trip, weather conditions and prevailing circumstances may always influence the order of the itineraries generally planned in advance. With over 25 years of Wild Holidays operating in this remote region, and with our trips remaining as organic and responsive to the vagaries of nature as possible, our itineraries remain flexible and adaptive.

Remark: This region has harsh climatic conditions, with temperatures often going below 0ºC. The programme requires patience, endurance and ability to cope with changes in fluctuating environments.

April 27 to May 07 2018 (reporting on April 26)

If you wish to travel at a different time or/and if you wish to travel with a group of your friends or family, Wild Holidays is happy to customize this trip to your specific needs and requirements. Just drop us a line!

Reporting point: Gangtok
End point: Gangtok

Reporting by evening 5pm latest, on Day 0

Safari usually starts daily at 6 am

Day 1-3         Safari – travel days
Day 4            Sightseeing
Day 5-6        Safari – travel days
Day 7            Rest day
Day 8-9        Safari – travel days
Day 10          Rest day
Day 11          Package ends after breakfast

Accommodation varies between tents and simple guesthouses, depending on the stage of the journey. To allow adaptability and flexibility, accommodations are not booked in advance – exception made of the nights at reporting/departure point. Accommodation is on a 3-4-person basis.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided, with tea interludes wherever possible.
Meals include unlimited vegetarian simple food with fixed menu (locally available).

Rough clothing, both warm and light
Heavy woolen sweater/jacket or good wind jacket
Woolen cap, gloves, socks and hat
Good pair of hiking shoes
Sanitary case (towel, tissue roll, etc), medicines
Sunglasses and sunscreen/Vaseline
Torch, water bottle, camera, spare batteries, binoculars, notepad, pen, dry snacks, etc.

Ever-smiling face (compulsory)!

What is included

  • Unlimited vegetarian food + Tea
  • Accommodation in tents and guest houses
  • Sight-seeing in and around Leh by jeep or mini bus
  • Orientation meeting prior to departure
  • Personal expenses – laundry, mineral water, soft drinks, shopping, medicine
  • Emergency situation costs
  • Transport to/from reporting point

Cancellation:

Rs. 3,000 deduction for cancellation more than 65 days before departure
Rs. 5,000 deduction for cancellation 11-65 days before departure
Rs. 10,000 deduction for cancellation up to 10 days of before departure .
Rs. 20,000 deduction for cancellation for no show/ no information until departure day

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