One of the most popular low altitude treks in Sikkim, best for the less extreme hikers, school groups etc, the Sikkim Ravangla Khechuperi Trek is a hit among the amateur trekkers and those, who want to explore the magical beauty of trekking in Sikkim. The fact that it passes through many different monasteries, it is also known as the ‘Monastery Loop Trek.
Originating from Ravangla, this exciting trek takes the trekkers through monasteries like Rumtek, Ravangla, Tashding, Yuksam Dubdi, Sinon, Hongri, Khechuperi and several others. Usually of 9 days, it also allows the trekkers to feast on the mesmeric beauty of Sikkim while staying in local homestays and amazing camps. In addition to all these, the trek is also eye-opener to the tranquil and serene beauty of Sikkim. This trek is mostly go through villages, this trek brings best of sikkimese culture and life style, and benefited to the villagers.
Day 1: First day
As you arrive at the Bagdogra Airport, you will be warmly received by our dedicated guides and crew members. Here onwards, you will be driven towards Gangtok, which is the capital city of Sikkim. On your arrival in the city, check in into a hotel and unwind yourself for a tranquil experience ahead; the day can be spent at total leisure with an evening walk around the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 2: Day Gangtok City Tour, Monastery Visits
The morning will begin with a breakfast at the hotel. After having breakfast, a full day Gangtok sightseeing tour will be arranged for you. With the trek, you can witness the magical beauty around the city and can also visit some of the sacred monasteries like Rumtek, D-drulChorten and Enchey. Tibetology Institute will also be visited during the day. By evening, you will be driven back to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 3: Drive from Gangtok to Ravangla
On the third day of this low altitude trek in Sikkim, you will be taking a step forward towards the origin trekking point. On this day, you will be driven to Ravangla through the gorgeous Temi Tea Gardens. On your way, you can also catch the amazing views of the sky-touching mountain peaks, the winding roads and the evergreen beauty of Sikkim. Arriving in Ravangla, you will be checked in either in a local homestay or a hotel for the overnight.
Day 4:Trek from Ravangla to Tashiding
On this very morning, begin with a 5-6 hours trek from Ravangla and hike towards the picturesque lands of Tashding. While on the trek, you will be descending downward and after attaining a height of 1,400 m, you will finally reach Tashding; overnight stay will be in a local homestay, campsite or hotel.
Day 5: Trek from Sinon Monastery to Hongri Monastery
The day will be divided into two different phases; the first being a drive to the Sinon Monastery and the second will be an exhilarating trek to the Hongri Monastery. After breakfast in Tashding, take a drive for around 10 km to reach the beautiful Sinon Monastery and explore its holiness. After you are done with the exploration, start trekking from Sinon Monastery for around 4-5 hours to reach the Hongri Monastery. As you reach the latter, discover the peace the serenity that exists around the monastery and finally retire for the day in a nearby camp or a local homestay.
Day 6: Trek from Hongri Monastery to Yuksom
With your today’s trek from the Hongri Monastery, you will arrive in Yuksom, which is one of the most popular hub for most of the treks in Sikkim. With your arrival in Yuksom, you can settle down in a local homestay, camp or a hotel
Day 7: Trek from Yuksom to Khechuperi
The trek for the day will offer you amazing views of the alluring mountain peaks of Sikkim and will take you to the much awaited Khechupuri. During the trek, you will be gaining some height, visit the Khechuperi Lake and will be staying in a homestay or a campsite or in a hotel.
Day 8: Drive from Khechuperi to Pelling
After exploring the magical beauty of Khechuperi and its natural vistas, you will be driven to Pelling. An overall drive of 2 hours, the journey will take you through some of the most sought after sites and places in Sikkim; overnight stay will be in a hotel or local homestay.
Day 9: Drive from Pelling to Airport / Railway Station
Today will be last day of this wonderful low altitude trek in Sikkim! During the morning hours of the day, you will be dropped at the airport or the railway station, from where you can move towards your onward destination.