Day 1: Arrive Yuksom
You arrive at Yuksom and check-in the hotel, followed by an orientation session and a brief for the next day with theNamoh team. Have your lunch and spend evening embracing the beautiful environs of Yuksom.
Day 2: Local sightseeing and village tour. (Coronation Throne/ Lake/ Rock sports)
Take a break from conventional breakfast, go pick some fresh veggies from the kitchen garden; we get it cooked for you. A delightful organic meal and you are all set to visit the still town of Yuksom. Starting from a small holy lake which is overflowing with fishes, as no fishing is allowed here! You further visit the Coronation Throne, where the first king of Sikkim, then a separate country, was crowned following a holy ceremony. As you proceed towards the upper village, you reach a few gigantic boulders. You can climb up and sit at the rock to get the panoramic views of the transcendent valleys that dissolve into the horizon. An option of Abseiling and bouldering is also available if you like to make things adventurous. Evening spent in leisure.
Day 3: Eco- Tour of Tsong Village via Dubdi monastery/ Waterfall
Post a healthy breakfast get excited for an adventurous journey. You start walking uphill from the hotel across the village, to find yourself on a beaten road that will lead to an ancient monastery sitting atop a small hill, surrounded by endless forest of pine trees. Meditate here for a while and follow the same trail that will further lead you to a beautiful waterfall rushing into a pool of clear waters. Capturing some rare moments at the falls, you move towards a traditional Lepcha Village called Tsong. Here you will visit a local house, where you spend an afternoon with the locals along with an organic meal, cooked in the local style. Meal generally includes some locally made chatni, local rice, pulses and couple of veggies. Spending an afternoon with these mountain people and making connects with them, will leave you with some rare memories. Later, drive back to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure.
Day 4: Excursion In and around KNP
Today you have an option of either, pushing some cranks and touring the natural habitat of west Sikkim or exploring the flora and fauna of the Kanchenjunga National Park (KNP), by going on a bird-watching hike. Both the experiences are better; equally delightful as this area maintains one of the greenest and richest ecosystems. Stay for the night in hotel.
Day 5: Trek/ Drive to Khechuperi Lake (Drive/2 hrs or hike/4-5 hrs)
This fine day you will go for a day hike to the holy lake of Khechuperi. Starting from your hotel in Yuksom, you climb down to the Rathong River, crossing a small Lepcha village. Here you cross the river and hike upto Leythang, a spot where you will experience wonder of nature, a singing stone, which rings like a bell if struck by another stone. Moving further, you come across a few more villages, a hanging bridge and a few more streams before arriving at the magnificent Lake. Filled with mysterious fishes and water animals, Khechuperi marks as an important feature for the local communities. Spend some time at the holy lake before heading towards a beautiful homestay, where you will spend the night. One can try the local wine made out of millet, in a traditional tumbler, called Tumba. A mild brew, just enough to take away fatigue of the day.
Day 6: Hike to ancient meditation cave, drive back to Yuksom via Pelling (hike/4hrs, drive/2-3hrs)
Post breakfast, you hike to an ancient cave where many saints used to meditate. The spot gives a perfect view of the lake; it is from here that you notice the shape of a giant foot step, which also gives the lake its name. After meditating for a while in the peaceful cave, you climb down to the home-stay and go back to the road for boarding your vehicles. Enroute, visit the ruins of the second palace of ancient Sikkim, which was destroyed in an invasion, and a beautiful monastery atop a hill nearby. Towards the evening you reach back to Yuksom where you celebrate the experience you had in this mysterious green country. Stay for the night in hotel.
Day 7: Transfer to NJP/ Bagdogra (drive/6-7 hrs)
Post breakfast, you board the vehicles and leave for the airport/railway station.
Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!
For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009
Duration: 7 Days
Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec
One of the 100 green destinations on the planet, and a world heritage site, as recognized by UNESCO; with a rich ecosystem, Yuksom is a perfect place to bring your family for a break from their city lives. Visiting west Sikkim with your family and kids will help the little ones to understand the real meaning of existence, as till now they were working on need to know basis. Kids will have an authentic experience of a lifetime, staying around the eternal nature. As you walk around the vicinity of Kangchendzonga National Park (KNP), you will witness one of the most beautiful habitats in the world. Its a peaceful wee town with beautiful and kind people. All the locals are extremely helpful and welcoming, so no need to hesitate in striking a conversation with any person you come across.
It is the best place for off-sites, as the atmosphere of the place creates a good bonding among the team members and builds a comfort zone among them. By the time this trip comes to an end you sense a certain kind of joy within yourself and the people who accompanied you on this trip. Kids become more aware, empathetic and fearless of their surroundings. People break that ice by getting out of their comfort zones, their house and reach out to make elated moments of adventure and outdoors. Truly, this experience is way better than PS3 or X-Box.