Sikkim Introduction Week in India

Sikkim, India

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15 people
7 days
Code: 543
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The introduction/orientation week is designed to introduce you to the local Himalayan culture, to give you an understanding about the local traditions, and to take you on a variety of sightseeing tour around Sikkim such that you will get an in-depth knowledge and also experience the beauty that Sikkim has to offer. Not only that, each day is perfectly designed so that you will have a relaxed and an experiential journey appreciating impressive Buddhist Monasteries, learn cooking local food, and learn a bit of local language which will help you to interact with local people through your stay.

The activities that you will be introduced during this week is more described in the schedule below.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

Jan 2nd

Jan 16th

Feb 6th

Feb 20th

Mar 6th

Mar 20th

Apr 3rd

Apr 17th

May 1st

May 15th

Jun 5th

Jun 19th

Jul 3rd

Jul 10th

Jul 17th

Jul 24th

Aug 7th

Aug 21st

Sep 4th

Sep 18th

Oct 2nd

Oct 16th

Nov 6th

Nov 20th

Dec 4th

Dec 18th

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives

To introduce you to the local Himalayan culture and immerse you into the beautiful Himalayan state.

Day 1: Monday

This day you will be introduced to your fellow participants. Begin with an orientation session which will introduce you to the Sikkimese Nepali culture, do's and don'ts, social behavior norms, cultural sensitivity as a traveler in Sikkim and safety precautions during your travel. Get to learn the language, talk about the project. Then we go out to visit the MG Marga - MG Marg of Gangtok, also known as MG Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road) is the town center and the main market area. It's a long stretch of open air mall. (orientation tour around market area)

Day 2: Tuesday

Hike to Tashi View Point - located in Tashi and about 8 kms from the Gangtok town. It offers a sweeping view of Kanchenjunga snow peaks on a clear day. In fact the view of sunrise from here is unforgettable, you will see the peaks dazzling with changing colors and get to visit Ganesh Tok the another view point.

Day 3: Wednesday

Today is the day to learn typical Sikkimese Nepali food and visit the local market called Lal bazaar.

Day 4: Thursday

Today we visit Saramsa Garden which is 14 km east of Gangtok, Gangtok Ropeway, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

Day 5: Friday

Today we visit the old Place in Sikkim and go to see the Flower Exhibition Centre (White Hall) and different monasteries.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • Participants below the age of 18 should have parental consent.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
  • Participants below the age of 18 should have parental consent.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
Additional Equipment

There are no specific equipments.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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