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Sikkim’s Buddhist heritage

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Experience the Buddhist heritage of Sikkim by visiting three monasteries. Your tour guide can give you an introduction to the different schools of Buddhism in Sikkim, monastery life and explanations of the meaning of the Buddhist murals, statues and symbols.

Day Trip

  • Entry permit and accompanying game ranger and/or guide
  • Transfer (1.5 hours) from Bamboo Retreat Hotel to the trekking starting point Golitar 2105 m / 6900 ft.
  • Hike Golitar – Gharey Pokhuri (2305 m / 7500 ft = highest point) – Tumin Forest Rest House – Tumin Mandir (walking time: approx. 6 hours)
  • Packed lunch, snacks, hot tea and drinking water
    Transfer from Tumin Mandir to Bamboo Retreat Hotel (1.5 hours)
  • First aid kit
  • Permit for the sanctuary

Duration: 5 to 7 hours

Additional options:

  • Visit a local school along the way
  • Enjoy the vast terraced rice fields of Martam by car or on foot
  • Hike back to Bamboo Retreat Hotel on village trails (1 hour hike)