Dear travellers Namaste from Ashmita trek and tours in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas!!
Cultural tours refers to a particular region's culture and traditions, lifestyle of the people in that particular areas, the history of those peoples, their art, architecture, religion and other elements.
This full package Culture tours invites you to visit Cultural and historical places which is quite diverse and unique. Darjeeling and Sikkim tours offer you wonderful opportunity to explore the world heritage sites along with historical monuments like Monasteries (Buddhist gumpas), Churches, Temples, Cultural Interaction and many heritage building which shows the art of colonial architecture. We welcome you to the Regional distinctness of Darjeeling and Sikkim cultural tours to make your trip more extra and more attractive from the rest of India.
Darjeeling and Sikkim tours offer you wonderful opportunity to explore the world heritage sites along with historical monuments like Monasteries (buddest gumpas), Churches, Temples, Cultural Interaction and many heritage building which shows the art of colonial architecture.
Welcome Arrival at Bagdogra airport our assistant will meet you at airport and transport to Darjeeling about 3-4 hours journey, through Assam tea plantations and tiny villages takes us to Darjeeling. Built on top of a ridge, Darjeeling faces the Himalaya and is a popular destination for Westerners and Napali culture alike. Overnight comfortable stay your hotel in Darjeeling (2130m)
After breakfast visit local Sightseeing including Observatory Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the famous Everest Museum. Adjoining is the Padam Naidu Zoological park. Visit the Tibetan Self Help Center, Happy valley Tea Garden and Dali Gumpa (or Dali Gomba is also known as the Druk Thupten Sangag Choeling Monastery), The Monastery eleventh Gyalwang Drukchen Tenzin Khenrab Gelek Wangpo passed away in 1960 leaving His Ennence Kyabje Thuksey Rinpoche as regent of the Drukpa Kargyud Lineage.and in the evening take a stroll along the market place. O/N Hotel
Early Morning at 4:00am Excursion to Tiger Hill, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Darjeeling, but you’ll have to get up early to enjoy it at its best! The hill, about 14 km from Darjeeling is at an altitude of 8,515 feet and is famous for its spectacular views at sunrise. The top of Mount Everest is visible, between the peaks of Kanchenjunga and Makalu. The trip to the summit of the hill is through Ghoom Monastery , (know as Yiga Choling Monastery), the region's most famous monastery, has wonderful old murals and is home to monks of the yellow-hat sect. Built in 1850, it enshrines a 5m-high statue of the Maitreya Buddha (Future Buddha) and 300 beautifully bound Tibetan texts.
Coma back to the hotel after breakfast start your day tours including Darjeeling toy train one of the best feeling to ride the Toy train Joy Ride. It goes through the city along with the other vehicles and it's a wonderful feeling to ride on, O/N Hotel
After breakfast transfer to Peeling chick in hotel later we visited (Pemayangtse Monastery) the pemayangtse monastery is a buddest monastery in Pemayangtse, the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim is a Planned, designed and founded by Lama Lhatsun Chempo in 1705, it is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. It is not only one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim but also the most famous in west Sikkim. Originally built by Lhatsun Chenpo in the 17th century, as a small Lhakhang, it was subsequently enlarged during the reign of the third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal who was considered as Lhatsun Chenpo's third reincarnate, Jigme Pawo. The monastery follows the Nyingma Order of Tibet Buddhism and controls all other monasteries of that Order in Sikkim. The monks of this monastery are normally chosen from the Bhutias and visite Rabdesy Ran the Rabdensy ran was the second capital of the former kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. The capital city was destroyed by the invading Nepalesearmy and only the ruins of the palace and the chortens are seen here now. However, the ruins of this city are seen close to Pelling and in West Sikkim district in the Northeastern Indian state of present day Sikkim Overnight Hotel.
after breakfast at hotel transport to - Yuksom on the way we visit Kheocheplari Lake originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri (meaning the heaven of Padmasambhava), is a sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus, which is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake.and drive to Yuksom, (35 kms - 4 - 5 hours) Overnight Halt in Yaksoom.
Aftre breakfast transfer to Gangtok the Capital town of Sikkim State via Rabongla throught the famous tea gardens of Sikkim,Temi Tea Estate. after taking a views of tea and continuse our drive to Gangtok Check in your O/N Hotel. (120 kms-5 hours)
Breakfast at hotel. visite Gangtok local tours including (Famous Rumtek monastery) The Rumtek monastery is a famous monastery, all over the world, especially among the Tibetan Buddhists, and is situated near Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Originally called the Dharma Chakra Centre, it includes a beautiful shrine temple and a monastery for the monks. The 16th Karmapa built the monastery. The place got an existence in the Buddhist pilgrimage map, especially after Chinese habitation in Tibet and subsequent relocations of some Tibetan religious gurus to Sikkim later visit Old Rumtak monastery.
Visite Enchey Monastery was established in 1909 above Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim in the Northeastern Indian state. It belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. The monastery built around the then small hamlet of Gangtok became a religious centre later retrun to hotel Evening free walk arround the MG Marg O/N Hotel.
after breakfast transfer to Bagdogra airport or NJP Train station onward your destination. 4-5 hours drive.
We took 4-days trek to Sandakphu and then down the hill and inspite of a bad weather we were lucky to go. Our guide was very friendly and careful. The homestay was always very nice and we always got more food than we could even eat. Most of time we traveled with other group of two guys and their friendly guide and we definitelly had a good time in the mountains. Next time we would go treking in April or November when the weather is much better. I cannot forget to mention the owner of the agency Subash who is very friendly and helpful man and the communication with him is perfect. Furthermore he was willing to help us when we really needed it.
Visited September 2016
jajinaha, United Kingdom
I took a 4 days of Sandakphu trek from Ashmita tours and treks. My travel dates were Sept 17 - Sept 20. I was not sure of the view from the top in those dates as the climate was still foggy. That's where Subhash helped me in customizing my trek, and he gave all the possible options of trek and stay and let me choose as per my convenience. My guide was Sangay, he was very cooperative and professional. He had more than 14 years of experience in trekking and hiking and if you get him as you guide you can feel that while climbing with him. He was very helpful and skilled, not only he helped me but he was very helpful to other trekkers too so that they have a good experience. All the home stays at various villages was very comfortable and Sangay took care of all the things.It was an amazing experience and all because of Sangay and Subhash. Thank you guys.
Visited September 2016
Mayank Sidana, India
A wonderful week in Darjeeling and Sikkim, thanks to Ashmita. Our route took us through Darjeeling, Pelling, Yuksom and Gangtok, with stops at monasteries, tea plantations and other sights. We were booked into consistently great hotels, often with fantastic views from the room. The car was comfortable and reliable, thanks to our calm driver Kiran Chettri. We had a great guide, Dawa Lama, who was very good at adjusting the trip to our specific interests. We didn't want to go on a multi-day hike, but were very happy to switch the car for our feet when things were within walking distance. Dawa was also on very friendly terms with the locals throughout our trip, which gave us access to both places and people that we would not have had without him. He was altogether an unobtrusive, charming and attentive guide with good intuitive knowledge of the region.
All in all, we had the impression that everyone involved took great care to make sure that we had the best possible experience, and as a result we had a great time.
Aassy M, Norway