Lose your cell phones, ditch that tablet and retreat to a simpler life. Spend your days sitting under the sun and nights star-gazing from a roof-top. Live with the local community in rural areas of South Sikkim, learn the art of slow living from the locals, spot exotic flowers, learn about organic farming and help your host make momos in their kitchen. Let adventure be a part of your everyday life.
Witness a unique ritual, ‘Shamanic healing’ practised over years by the ‘Shamans’ who are believed to be born power gifted.
Spend time getting to know your inner self and understanding the rituals and traditions of these villages which celebrate the divine feminine.
3 nights comfortable stay at an authentic homestays run by the South Sikkimese community. 1-night stay at Ravangla and 2 nights stay at Gangtok. All meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner arranged at Payong and Ravangla. Cooked from ingredients grown in an organic and sustainable farm with a variety of vegetables, herbs, tubers, spices and fruits. Gangtok stay includes only breakfast. Village walks and day hikes at the neighbouring hills. Pick up and drop from/to nearest Airport or Railway station. All internal transfers and sightseeing as mentioned. Local guide charges. Cultural performances.
Price: INR 25,000 per person
• Warm hospitality of a Sikkimese family • Indulge in mouth-watering healthy organic local food. • Be witness to a Shamanic healing ritual unique to this part of the country. • Meditative sessions every day • Women circles • Visiting places of interest in this region including (but not exclusive to) Lingi Buddhist Monastery, Mahadev Cave, Buddha Park in Ravangla • Cultural folk and music performances • Village walks and games
By Air: The closest airport to our program location is located in Bagdogra, Siliguri, West Bengal (IXB). There are flights almost every day to this airport from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore. By Train: Nearest railway stations to Sikkim are Jalpaiguri (187 km) and Siliguri (146 km), that are well-connected to major cities like Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and Mumbai.