Sikkim and Orissa Tribal Tour

Plan a trip to Orissa and explore the unique and distinct cultural identity of the various ancient tribal communities of this tribal highland. Orissa, a lush green state, which is fringed by the Bay of Bengal from east direction has a total number of 62 tribal communities. These tribal communities are still untouched by the shadow of the urbanization. Some of the prominent tribal communities of Orissa are Santals, Mundas, Ho, Gonds, Juang, Bhuyan, Bonda, Saura, Dhruba, Koya, Mahali,Lohara, Paraja, Dongria kondhs, Desai kondh, Huttiya Kondh etc.

The colorful weekly tribal markets serve as the meeting place for all these tribal communities. Here, they can either sell and purchase stuffs that are essential part of their livelihood. Tribal people has a great sense of rhythm which is evident from their colorful dance and music. So, don’t miss it.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel . Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : Optional In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Kathmandu to Bhadrapur by flight then transfer to Kakarbhitta then again drive to Darjeeling & transfer to Hotel.
Day 4 Full Day city tour in Darjeeling. Morning visit Tiger Hill to see the sunrise and also get the best view of the world's third highest mountain Kanchenjunga and other peaks. On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery Enshrining Maitreyee Buddha. After breakfast proceed for a ride in the famous toy train for half an hour. Visit Botanical Gardens, Observatory Hill, mountaineering institute to know the history and the equipment and used in the first conquest of Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norge Sherpa. Visit Zoological Park to see the Siberian Tigers. Llamas, Himalayan Black Bear and Panda. Visit tea estates and Tibetan Refugee self-help centre for woolen carpet and leather products. Overnight stay in Hotel. Darjeeling City Tour, Darjeeling Sightseeing Tour, Tour around Darjeeling, India Tour, West bengal Sikkim Tour
Day 5 Darjeeling – Pemayangtse. After breakfast drive to Pemayangste (5 -6 hrs approx). Today's drive is truly a naturalist's delight. The hill sides and mountain slopes of Sikkim are strewn with bright patches of myriad colors. Afternoon at leisure. Evening bird watch at Rabdenste palace ruins. Leading ornithologists Dr. Salim Ali had spotted about 120 species of Himalayan birds in this small area. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 6 Pemayangste. Early morning we trek 3 kms uphill to visit the Sanga Choelling monastery perched on a hill top. On reaching, view the sunrise and excellent view of the Kanchanjunga & the adjoining peaks. From here the Nepal valley can also be seen. Later visit the Pemayangste monastery, also known as the "Perfect sublime lotus" is one of the oldest in Sikkim. Afternoon excursion to Kachoepatri Lake a distance of 27 kms to be covered in almost 2 hrs. Considered holy by the locals. Although surrounded by thick forest, one might be surprised not to find a single leaf on the lake. Visit the monastery nearby. Return to hotel to watch the dusk (setting sun) from the Hotel. Rumtek Buddhist Monastery, Sikkim Tour, Tour in Gantok, Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim Orissa Tour, Tashiding monastery, Kachoepatri Lake, visit the handicraft centre, the institute of Tibetology, Orchid sanctuary and Do-Drul chorten
Day 7 Pemayangste – Gangtok (1660m.) via Tashiding Monastery. After breakfast drive to Gangtok (5-6 hrs approx) en-route visit the Tashiding monastery, a short trek from the main road. On arrival in Gangtok check-in hotel. Late afternoon visit the handicraft centre, the institute of Tibetology, Orchid sanctuary and Do - Drul chorten. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 8 Gangtok (Sikkim). Early morning visit Hanumatok to view another sunrise over Kanchanjunga & the adjoining peaks. After breakfast leave for excursion to Rumtek Monastery - the grandest of the monasteries in Sikkim and in wealth. It is about 45 minute drives from Gangtok. Return to Gangtok. Evening discover the local market. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 9 Gangtok – New Jalpaiguri. After early breakfast transfer to New Jalpaiguri railway station in time to connect overnight train to Bhubaneshwar. Dep: 1500 hrs. Overnight on board train.
Day 10 Bhubaneshwar. Arrival at Bhubaneshwar at 1241 hrs. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon half day sight-seeing of Bhubaneshwar, visiting Parasurameshwara, Mukteshwar, Raja Rani & Ligaraja Temples. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 11 Bhubaneshwar After breakfast full day sight-seeing of Bhubaneshwar visiting Kandagiri, Udaigiri caves and Nadan Kannan zoological and botanical gardens. Overnight in Hotel
Day 12 Bhubaneshwar – Puri. After breakfast drive to Puri visiting Dhauli, Pipli & Konark on the way. On arrival check-in hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13 Puri. Morning sight-seeing of Puri visiting Jagannath temple, Gundicha temple, Narendra Tank and Bada danda (The local market in front of the temple) Afternoon free to relax on the beach. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 14 Puri – Baliguda. After breakfast drive to Baliguda (310 Kms/8 hrs approx) visiting a few road side Semi - Tribal Villages. Overnight in Hotel. (This day must be a Monday).
Day 15 Baliguda – Rayagada After breakfast drive to Rayagada (220 Kms/6 hrs) enroute visiting a few Kuttiya Kindha villages. Overnight in Hotel/Guest house. (This day must be a Tuesday).
Day 16 Rayagada – Jeypore. After breakfast drive to Niyamagiri hills, visit of a few Dongariya Kondha villages & weekly market (Weekly Market is only on Wednesday). Proceed to Jeypore (260 Kms/6-7 hrs). Overnight in Hotel.
Day 17 Jeypore. After breakfast drive to Onukudelli, visit of Bonda & Gadhaba market & a few Gadhaba Villages (Weekly market is only on Thursday) . Return drive to Jeypore for overnight stay (180 kms/4-5 hrs drive round trip).
Day 18 Jeypore – Tatapani. After breakfast drive to Taptapani (310 Kms/7-8 Hrs) visiting Jagannath Temple & Tribal museum at Koraput. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 19 Tatapani – Bhubaneshwar. After breakfast drive to Bhubaneshwar (235 Kms/6-7 hrs) en-route visiting Chilka lake (Asia's largest Salt water Lake). Boat ride on the lake. Later proceed Bhubaneshwar for overnight stay.
Day 20 Bhubaneshwar – Delhi. After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 21 Free day in Delhi. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 22 Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Delhi and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination.
Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.

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