April 15 – 30, 2021
Himalayan Walk 2022 – Charity
The Himalayas is one of the world’s greatest hiking destinations, it offers unique cultural experiences and eye-opening views about humans. livelihood. Specially Sikkim has a lot to offer culture-wise. You can see all mixed cultures living in harmony here. Bhutanese, Nepali, Tibetan, Lepcha, and Indians all live together. Sikkim is the only state in India that has a very low crime. Sikkim is famous for Kanchenjunga the 3rd highest peak in the world, Sikkim also well known for only the organic state of India. So why not Visit this beautiful Himalayan state. Check the itinerary for more details. This trip is for Charity to build a small care center for needy children in the Himalayas. Join us with a minimum deposit is 100 euro.
Himalayan Walk 2022 – Charity
Delhi- Taj Mahal- Sikkim
Fully Guided Exclusive trip.
The Himalayas is one of the world’s greatest hiking destinations. It is a land of snow peaks and fluttering prayer flags, yak, goats caravans, and epic mountain adventures. But also it offers unique cultural experience and eye-opening views about human livelihood.
The First 2 days of this Tour take you to the Capital city of India and then the historical Taj Mahal, the history of the 17th-century Mughal empire, Hindu traditions, temples, and just colorful streets of the busiest city in the world.
Then for the rest of your 8 days, you will enter into one of the peaceful states of India in the Himalayan, called Sikkim. Sikkim means (peaceful land). Rhododendrons valleys, waterfalls, colorful monasteries, multicultural society, view of stunning “Kanchenjunga” the 3rd highest peak in the world. And of course friendly and happy people. During those 8 days, we will hike village to village in the foothills of the Himalayas, staying in local houses with high standard hospitality, learning culture, and connecting with locals. Sikkim is the safest state of India and has very low crime, about safety there is no fear. This will be an epic experience for many people. End of the trip we will allow everyone to experience market shopping in Gangtok and in Delhi freely.
Namaste Nomad Co-founder Mohan is organizing this trip and leading himself. Cost including flights from Dublin.
Money raised from this tour will be directly donated to project building care homes for needy kids in the Himalayas.
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Your trip will start from today. Arriving In Delhi and transfer to Hotel and rest, evening tour briefing by your trip leader.
Your trip will be lead by your group leader from Ireland, if you are from other country other then ireland you have to arrange your own flight to reach New dehli and meet the group.
Travel to Agra City experiences the Mughal architecture. Situated 124 miles (200 kilometers) from New Delhi, Agra sits within day-trip distance of the Indian capital, and a full-day tour to the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Taj Mahal and nearby Agra Fort transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle. Evening explores Agra city by walking and spend the night in a hotel.
Early morning around 5 am we will visit the UNESCO–listed Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Though you’ve almost certainly seen the white marble wonder in photos, the structure’s symmetry, scope, and obsessive detail can be appreciated only in person. Early morning is the best time to visit to avoid crowds and the heat. After the Agra visit, we will start our journey back to Delhi, on the way we will stop in Mathura town Dotted with temples and beautiful religious structures, Mathura is one of India’s most popular and serene spiritual destinations as it is considered the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Mathura has a rich history that can be seen through the architecture and vast array of art on offer. ( Mathura is optional) We arrive in Delhi and spend the night.
Day for flight to the Himalayas. We will take an early flight to Bagdogra Airport from Delhi, on arrival we will have all jeeps lined up to pick us up at Airport. Today will be an epic day with flight and long jeep ride, but I will make sure it will be easy and safe. After a crowded city tour today you will sleep in the Himalayas with the view of the 3rd highest mountain in the world. We spent the night in Pelling. (The Kanchenjunga range is directly visible from most parts of Pelling. Prepare a cup of hot tea and snacks, play your favorite playlist on loop, and soak in the sight of snow-laden Kanchenjunga peak standing strong at the backdrop of this quaint little village. If you are a sunrise lover, there is no better time to catch the sight of this mighty mountain when the sun makes its way to the top, painting the mountain in several layers of gold. Hopefully, next morning will be bright and sunny.)
Wake up on the top of a hill called Pelling with the view of mighty Kanchenjunga, slow start with breakfast, and plan our easy hike for the rest of the afternoon to Uttray village, near Nepal Border. On your way you will pass Singsor bridge, said to be the second-highest bridge in Asia. The height of Uttarey is about 6600ft. Uttarey is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. The place provides a beautiful view of the Himalayan mountains and is yet relatively less traveled by tourists. This allows a more serene atmosphere to be enjoyed. During winter the mountains around here are covered with snow allowing heavenly views. The Kagyu Gumpha (Gumpha is the local monastery) in Uttarey is a highly revered place of worship for the locals and a good place for sightseeing. The monastery is set amidst dense forests. The wall paintings in the monastery might be of interest to you. The Dental peak and the river are also visible from the monastery. Other important tourist spots around Uttare include the Mainbus Waterfall and the ChewyAbhang Pass. This pass is about 10 km from Uttarey and is the gateway to Nepal. Easy walk following the motor road and some path, today’s walk will be around 3-4 hours. Spent night in Uttery village, Homestay.
Today we will walk from Uttray to martin village, passing many waterfalls, farmlands, small villages, monasteries, it will be a 4-5 hours easy hike. Tonight we will be staying at Homestay run by a family. We will take a village tour in the afternoon to connect with locals. We can see how they live themselves sufficiently. Growing their own food and producing milk and butter. It is like 50 years back Irish life. Staying at Eco resort.
Today we aim to walk from Martam to Soreng, this will be up to a 22 km hike, pretty long but easy. Really exciting hike, we will be witnessing a remote part of the Himalayas, more authentic life, mountains views, and visiting Palyul Dechen Gaweling Monastery. Evening we will reach the village of Soreng. Soreng is known for its largest production of vegetables, oranges, and flowers. The inhabitants are mostly dependent on agriculture, floriculture, and tourism for their livelihood and are mostly Nepali.
Today we challenge ourselves for another 18 km hike 6 hours through the village motorable road and forest trails. Our highest altitude in this trip will be 2900mtr and today we will be reaching an altitude of 2900mtr. Barsey located at an altitude of 10,000ft, Barsey is renowned for its Rhododendron Sanctuary. The sanctuary falls in the Singalila Range and is a starting point to the Singalila Ridge trek route. Lying at an elevation of 2900 mt. The Sanctuary boasts of over 40 varieties of Rhododendron and during full bloom in April, the whole sanctuary looks colorful. Evening we will go back to Soreng village for our night stay.
Today is our last day village hike, we will be heading to Rinchenpong village, which has a magnificent command over the mountain views, sunrise and sunset, flora and fauna, village tourism, historical sites, and heritage of Resume Monastery, rich forests, and ample area for short treks. At an altitude of about 5576ft, the place is famous for the beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga range of mountains.
Today we are traveling from West Sikkim to East Sikkim Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. On the way, we will stop for lunch at Ravangla town, and also take a short hike to view one of the highest Buddha stupas in Himalayas, featuring a 130-foot (40 m) high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece.
Night stay at Gangtok.
If the weather is clear we will take an early morning trip to Tashi viewpoint to witness Mount Kanchenjunga at sunrise. We will be back for breakfast at the hotel and in the afternoon we take a city tour on foot. One of the safest places to hike freely.
Today is the day for goodbye from Sikkim and we drive to the airport and fly back to Delhi. After arrival in Delhi check in to the hotel and in the evening free for shopping and market. Delhi is famous for spices, garments, jewelry, and food.
It’s a day for a good return home, we usually have evening flights so we still have plenty of time to pack, shop, and eat our last lunch in India.
- This trip is fixed departure and the cost includes international flight.
- If travel restrictions not lifted till march we will postpone this tour for another date.
- People must apply for indian visa online and are required to buy personal travel insurance before departure.
- If any reason the trip gets cancelled you will get a full refund, or postpone without extra charge.
- Once you book the trip you will receive all information regarding packing list, travel details 2 month before departure.
- Trip is fully guided from Ireland and returns.
- Minimum deposit of 100 Euro required to conform the place.
- Rest of the payment you can pay in instalment or pay whole till month before departure.
- Personal insurance
- Personal shopping
- Personal food or alcohol
- Personal telephones bills
- Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary will cost extra.
- If you have any other interest during traveling please discuss it with your traveling group leader.