Standard 3 nights / 4 days
Embark on a 4-day retreat near Bagdogra, beginning with a stay at Bamboo Retreat Hotel. Explore Rumtek monasteries, indulge in a herbal bath, and savor Bhutia dinners. Day three includes an optional Lepcha settlement hike, a village visit with a shaman’s welcome, and a Ranka monastery tour. Conclude your journey on day four with a transfer to Bagdogra airport or your next destination. Experience cultural immersion and scenic beauty in this compact yet enriching program.
- Day 1: Pick up from Bagdogra airport or your starting point and transfer to Bamboo Retreat Hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay.
- Day 2: After breakfast, go for a garden walk. Then visit the old and new monasteries of Rumtek. In the late afternoon, after returning, enjoy a herbal bath. Typical Bhutia dinner. Overnight stay.
- Day 3: After breakfast, take a short optional hike across terraced fields to a Lepcha settlement. You will then drive to a Lepcha village and experience a welcoming ceremony by the village shaman. Taste typical Lepcha snacks. Also visit a rare, old Lepcha house on stilts. Then visit the Ranka monastery. Typical Nepalese dinner. Overnight stay.
- Day 4: Transfer to Bagdogra airport or to your next destination.