Sikkim & West Bengal, India

20th April - 1st May 2020

 
 

Sikkim (Hidden Kingdom)and West Bengal are renowned for stunning Himalayan views. Travelling through this incredible landscape it is easy to feel a pervading sense of serenity & stillness.

On our journey we visit many places that are sacred to tantric Buddhism. They are imbued with an extraordinary history yet offer relevant insights to the modern seeker of truth, beauty, and goodness.

A sacred journey to sacred places, we also enjoy shopping, delicious food & having fun.

Jakob and Pantha have travelled in the Himalayan region for over 40 years, and both love the region, the people and their culture.

Highlights of our journey

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Kalimpong, West Bengal

Spring is the perfect time to visit Kalimpong, known for its beautiful gardens, pleasant climate and Himalayan views.

Visits to Zang Dhok Palri & Thongsa Monasteries.

Interesting shopping including ahimsa silk shawls, tribal jewellery from Nagaland, quality prayer flags & incense.

 
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Gangtok, Sikkim

Gangtok, Sikkim's capital city, is situated on a ridge with fantastic views of Mt Kanchenjunga. 

Visits to the renowned monastery of Rumtek, seat of the Karmapa. Chorten Monastery, residence of Dodrupchen Rinpoche & the palace.

Gangtok has a lovely mall with good food and shopping including a small Fab India.

 
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Pelling, sikkim

Visits to nearby Kechopalri lake, the revered Tashiding and Pemayangtse Monastery. A gentle walk to the mystical and sometimes misty Sangyak Choeling. 

Incredible views of Mt Kangchenjunga, especially at sunrise. The highest mountain in India is a sacred peak & home to an important deity.

 
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Darjeeling, West Bengal

A fascinating mixture of old English and modern Indian, Darjeeling never fails to delight.

Visits to Sonada Monastery, Ogyan Kunsang Chokhorling Monastery & also to a small gonpa in Mungpu.

Great Bookshop, mixture of shops & the best place to buy tea.

For an itinerary & more information contact   PanthaB@westnet.com.au    61 478 603 929


Info

WHERE  - SIKKIM & WEST BENGAL, INDIA -                 Sikkim Map

WHEN   -  April 20th - May 1st 2020

Arrival & Departure - Bagdogra Airport

 

WE PROVIDE

  • Comfortable & clean accommodation All rooms inc ensuites

  • Wide variety of Indian, Tibetan & Sikkimese foods

  • Good cars & drivers

  • Tour Director - Pantha Blazely

  • Guide - Jakob Leschly

YOU PROVIDE

  • Flights to & from Bagdogra

  • Personal exp laundry, drinks etc

  • Tips for drivers & hotel staff

  • Offerings for temples

 

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Sikkim & West Bengal 2020

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For an itinerary & more information contact   PanthaB@westnet.com.au    61 478 603 929


 
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Jakob began his studies of Buddhism in 1974 and has studied with numerous great teachers, particularly the renowned Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

Jakob completed a three-year retreat in 1984, has since worked as a translator, interpreter and teacher.  Since 2008 he has been based in Australia where he has been Resident Teacher with Siddhartha’s Intent Australia.