Day 01: Bagdogra Airport to Ravangla (2,055.mtrs) 6 to 7 hours.
It is a 6-7 hour ride through the hills. Upon arrival in Ravangla, prepare for the trek that starts the next day. If time permits, one could also see around Ravangla: Buddha Park, and monastery are a couple of local attractions. The Ravangla is a small tourist destination in south Sikkim an elevation of 2,055.mtrs it is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and between Pelling and Gangtok from Ravang you can get Majestic views of snow-capped mountains in Sikkim and many more Himalayan range. Overnight Hotel/Camping.
Day 02: Ravangla (2,055.mtrs) to Tashiding (1,460.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.
After breakfast Trek gradual descending towards from Tashiding suspension bridge walk around 3 to 4 hours. This day sometimes you will walk on the motorable road. On the way you will visit Bon monastery it is the famous monastery in Sikkim. The Bon monastery was established in 1980 AD by the late Yung Dung Tsultrim. As per the facts, there are only two Bon monasteries in India; one in Himachal Pradesh and other in Sikkim. The monastery exhibits the fascinating paintings of Bon deities, Bon Demonical Buddha. The Bon monastery is located between from Kewzing and Ravangla inner route from Yuksam and Pelling road with impressive beautiful flowers into the village towards from Tashiding riverside. Cross over the suspension bridge then you will take few minutes over here with drinking water then trek continue gradual ascend towards from Tashiding. Tonight your camp near from Tashiding Monastery Overnight at camping/ Homestay.
Day 03: Tashding (1,460.mtrs) to Hongri Monastery (2,147.mtrs) 5 to 6 hours. Via Sinon Monastery (1976.mtrs)
This day before breakfast you will visit Tashiding monastery. Tashiding monastery was founded in 1641 by name Ngadak Sempa Chempo Phunshok Rigzing who belonged to the Nyingma sect in Buddhism. Ngadak was one of the three wise men who held the consecration ceremony crowning the first King of Sikkim at Yuksom. It was extended and renovated in 1717 during the reign of the third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal. ‘Bhumchu Ceremony’ or festival is a popular religious festival that is held on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of Tibetan Calendar.The Tashiding Monastery is also part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Yuksom, Dubdi Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse ruins, Sanga Choeling Monastery, and Tashiding Monastery.
After exploring the monastery having breakfast then trek to Hongri monastery the trail beginning easy decade towards from Tasiding Bazar after Tashiding Bazar the trail steep ascend towards from Sinon Monastery. This day trail along on the hills with beautiful views and lightly forest till from sinon monastery.The sinon monastery is the oldest monastery in Sikkim located on the top of the hill from Tashiding an elevation of (1976.mtres) near sinon monastery direction of the west side of you can visit holy cave as for the meditation place. After Sinon Monastery the trail goes to the Hongri monastery through from Nesha Pokhari Dara. The Nesha Pokhari you will have lunch then trek continue to the Hongri monastery over the Nesha Khebukley village. Hongri monastery is the oldest monastery in Sikkim located top of the hill from Yuksom an elevation of (2,147.mtres) in around the Hongri monastery some of the few Lepcha villages and here if day is clear you will get incredible view of Mountains like The Chogyal Peak, The Frey,and The Kokthang peak and downwards offer you Tashiding monastery, Rangeet River and Pelling town and camp near from monastery. Overnight ta camping/homestay.
Day 04: Hongri Monastery (2,147.mtrs) to Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) 3 to 4 hours.
This is a fairly easy walk and the trail gradually towards from Yuksom. The trail through Tsong village and Dubdi monastery it is around 3 to 4 hours walk from Tsong Village the trail along on the motorable road towards The Dubdi monastery. The Dubdi monastery is an hour’s walk from Yuksom the trail through the front of PHC health center from Yuksom. The trail gradually ascends the path covered with greenery and trough wild forest. Before 3000meter below you will get the motorable road. There you will have to cross the motorable road, then the trail easy ascends towards from monastery on the way you will worship of holy rock and stupa. The Dubdi monastery Established in 1701, it is professed to be the oldest monastery in Sikkim and is located on the top of the hill from Yuksom an elevation of 1,974 meters. The Dubdi monastery known as the Hermit’s Cell after its ascetic founder Lhachen Namkha Jigme, who along with two other lamas from Tibet met at Norbugang near Yuksom and crowned Phuntsog Namgyal as the first King or Chogyal of Sikkim at Norbugang Yuksom in 1642.The Dubdi monastery around possesses rare forest. Near Dubdi monastery there is one holy rock it is especially for Buddhism people not for other religions. After death Buddhism peoples we will have the last ceremony funeral peace on that rock as per the facts, there are only four rock in the world. One in Bihar Buddha-gaya and another in Sikkim. And the other two from Bhutan and Tibet after the Dubdi monastery the trail easy descend from Yuksom. Overnight Camping/hotels.
Day 05: Yuksom (1,750.mtrs) to Khechopalri (2,226.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.
After breakfast trek beginning from Yuksam the trail gradual desand towards from Ladung Bridge near Leathang (Lepcha village) Keep continue to the motorable road after few minutes you will reach from Leathang Lepcha Village. From here the trail again gradual ascend towards from Khecheopalri Lake. Khecheopalri Lake is regarded as one of the most sacred Lake and one of the tourist hotspot places for all the time. Many people come to over here for worship and offering. Khecheopalri Lake is sacred for both Buddhists and Hindus and is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake.
The khecheoparli lake origin from Yuksom before many years ago. His origin place is called Labding. After Yuksom shifted from Cho-Sho near from Dofuk village. Cho-Sho it is behind the present place from Khecheoparli Lake at that time the Khecheoparli Lake is quite big and Cho-Sho his second birthplace is inferior and it is a too congested place. And the Khecheoparli Lake again shifted from present place.
Before shifting the Khecheoparli Lake from Yuksom.The people are very less and the people staying with many horses, yak, and cows. Sometimes the animals died. The peoples used to put them into the lake, then the lake became dirty by the action of peoples. Then the lake moves to another place from Cho-Sho. Near Khecheoprali village.
The Khecheopalri Lake is also part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit involving the Yuksom Dubdi Monastery,Pemayangtse Monastery,Rabdentse ruins, Sanga Choeling Monastery, and Tashiding Monastery.An interesting feature of the lake is that leaves are not allowed to float on the lake, which is ensured by the birds which industriously pick them up as soon as they drop into the lake surface. In morning You can get taxis, vehicles for Pelling,Gayzing, and Gangtok around Khecheoprali village homestay, hotel are available here. Overnight tent/Homestay.
Day 06: Khechopalri (2,226.mtrs) to Darap village (1,526.mtrs) 4 to 5 hours.
In morning before breakfast, you can visit Lake and monastery and have your breakfast then start trek for next camp. This day some time the trail through to the village an about 4 to 5 hours walk. The trail will continue on the motorable road towards from first small stream. Here the trail gradual ascends from Melli Dara near Melli monastery and a nice spot for the photography of Majestic views of snow-capped mountains. And the trail gradual descend towards from Rimbi powerhouse After powerhouse the trail cross over the bridge then the trail steep ascend towards from Darap Village.the Darap village is one of the small town and tourist sports places.The area is mainly inhabited by the Limboo Community and other small communities like the Bhutias, Chettris, Tamangs, Rais, Gurungs, and Lepchas live in harmony. The landscape is gently sloped unlike any other locations in the west of Sikkim. Overnights at camping/hotel.
Day07: Darap Village (1,526.mtrs) to Pelling (1,992.mtrs)
This day after breakfast trek to pelling the trail is easy and walk along on the motorable road it is about 2 hours walk. After arriving pelling check in camp or hotel and keep your bag pack then hike freely. This is an awesome location, one and a half kilometers away from pelling you will enjoy the walk through the dense forest, and once you finally reach, you will be amazed. Not much of ancient architecture to see, most of it is destroyed, by natural climates, but it is well maintained and very few tourist visits the place, makes it quite enjoyable.
The Rabdentse ruins
Rabdentse was the second capital of the former kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. The capital city was destroyed by the invading Gurkha army 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 in West Sikkim. It was first established in 1670 by Tensung Namgyal son of Phuntsog Namgyal by shifting from the first capital of Yuksom that was consecrated in 1642.
The Rabdentse ruins are part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit starting with the first monastery at Yuksom known as the Dubdi Monastery, followed by Norbugang Chorten, Tashiding Monastery, the Pemayangtse Monastery, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, and the Khecheopalri Lake. After The Rabdentse Ruins trek for the pemayangtse monastery.
The Pemayangtse Monastery
The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Sikkim near Pelling designed and founded by Lama Lhatchen Chempo in 1705, it is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, also the most famous in west Sikkim.Originally built by Lhatchen 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 Lhatchen Chenpo’s third reincarnate, Jigme Pawo. Further visiting pemayangtse you will have lunch. In evening overnight at camping /Hotel.
Day 08: lave to Pelling to Airport / Railway Station (Drive).
After having breakfast, we depart to NJP or Bagdogra Airport depending upon the trekker’s mode of transportation to their respective homes. It is advisable to start early since it is a long drive. We suggest packing the luggage in advance before starting to your journey. The distance from NJP/ Bagdogra airport is 155 kilometers which ideally should not take more than 7 to 8 hours. Lunch can be enjoyed at Jorethang or Malli Checkpost. After having lunch, continue your drive to your destination at the N J P/Bagdogra Airport.