Visit a Lepcha village - Gain real insights into Sikkim's rural way of life by visiting a village school, see traditional homes, interact with villagers, students, monks or even a Lepcha shaman.
Visit the Children's village – This project provides quality education for disadvantaged children and orphans. Visit the school and interact with the students and teachers. At the children's village, students also organize fantastic cultural shows with folk songs and dances.
Explore Sikkim's Buddhist Heritage - Besides visiting the famous Rumtek monastery, which is right next to Bamboo Retreat Hotel, you can explore Sikkim's monastic heritage by visiting the lesser known monasteries. Experience a prayer session with monks chanting mantras, accompanied by the sounds of ritual instruments and drum beat. Our local guide can explain the symbolic meaning of the colourful monastic murals and also facilitate interaction with monks, nuns and head lamas to answer your questions.
Tsomgo Lake & Nathula Excursion - Move from the subtropical to the alpine zone beyond the tree line. Try a yak ride or trek up to a view-point at 4000m (13100 ft.) to enjoy fantastic views of the Mt. Khangchendzonga range. Domestic guests are allowed to visit the border-point at Nathula which marks the boundary between Tibet, China and India.
Day-trip to Gangtok - Besides the common sightseeing we offer special experiences such as traditional lunch in a Gangtok home, beauty treatments in a beauty parlour, bollywood movie in a local movie hall, private nurseries rich in orchids and interaction with Rimpoches (spiritual heads).
Day Trip to North Sikkim - Enjoy a day trip to Sikkim's wild northern district and visit the monasteries of Phodong, Labrang and Phensong, and on the way back see the waterfalls and a traditional Lepcha-house.
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