Buddha Rim is a tour that gives the combination of four elements. Long distance riding in Himalayas, Sikkim’s countryside experience, Organic Tea plantation experience with factory visit, highest Buddha statute in Sikkim and much more. The blended tour will start from Gangtok and cover Rumtek , Martam Village, Sang Village, Lingmoo Village , Yangang , Ravangla , Damthang , Temi organic Tea Garden and End at Singtham.
Day 1-Gangtok to Rumtek 26 kms
Tour will start from Gangtok and move towards Ranka ,after reaching Ranka we will visit to Lingdum Monastery and move further to Sanjong and climb up to Rumtek, overnight stay at Hotel. Optional – if tour reach Rumtek before 3 Pm, on the same day we will visit Rumtek Dharma Centre
For detail information about Rumtek Dharma Centre kindly follow this link.
Day 2 –Rumtek to Yangang / or Lingmoo 45kms
Early wake up after having Breakfast visit to Rumtek Dharma Centre to experience morning prayer in Monastery, andt ride almost 25 kms in undulating route at altitude variation 1300 to 1400mts.after long stretch tour will decent down to the bottom of the hill and follow river Testa till further 14 kms and cross river Tista and gentle climb to Yangang via Lingmoo .overnight stay at Home stay
Yangang has a number of natural tourism resources including Mainam Hill (popularly known as Bhalay-Dhunga), Tig-Day Cho lake, Neya Khola Falls, Mahadev Than, Yangang Monastery, Gurung Monastery, Lepcha Monastery, Ramitay Bhir. Yangang will be soon have projects carried out in it such as the Ropeway to Bhalay Dhunga, Sky Walk at Bhalay Dhunga, Lepcha Heritage Center, and the Cultural Park.
View from Lingmoo village toward Teesta River.
Day 3-Yangang to Ravangla. 18 kms
After Breakfast Ride towars Ravangla will be climb and gain altitude of more than 500 Mts within 16 kms. The route connecting Yangang to Ravangla is very quite and picturesque. The ride will over by 2 Pm after that we will have early check in Hotel. Evening before 5pm we will visit The Buddha Park of Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated near Rabong
Ravangla Attraction :
The Buddha Park of Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated near Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim district, Sikkim, India. It was constructed between 2006 and 2013 and features a 130-foot high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece. The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage. Also nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Tibetan Buddhism
The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by the 14th Dalai Lama, and became a stop on the 'Himalayan Buddhist Circuit'.The statue of the Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This statue was built and installed in the place through the joint efforts of the Sikkim government and its people. The Buddhist circuit of this park was built here under a State government project, for boosting pilgrimage and tourism in the region. The Cho Djo lake is located within the complex, surrounded by forest.
Day 4 - Ravangla to Singtam via Temi Tea Garden and Drive to Gangtok. 26kms.
After breakfast the tour will divert towards Temi Tea Garden. The route to Temi Tea Garden via Damtnang is declared as ECO –Zone by Government of Sikkim. The route is very beautiful and goes inside the forest with the beautiful view of mount Kanchdzonga along with other mountains. After reaching Temi tea garden visit Tea factory and one can buy organic the tea packages from the factory itself as gifts. After temi the ride to Singtam is all downhill till river Tista the Lunch Point from here we will packup and Drive back to Gangtok. Overnight stay at Gangtok .
Attraction –The Temi Tea Garden (27.2367°N 88.4222°E) , established in 1969 by the Government of Sikkim, is located in South Sikkim in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It is the only tea garden in Sikkim and considered one of the best in India and in the world.Top quality tea is produced, which is in demand in the international market. The garden is laid over a gradually sloping hill. The tea produced in this garden is also partly marketed under the trade name “Temi Tea”.
The guidelines issued by the Institute of Marketology (IMO) of Switzerland to produce organic tea have been adopted in the Temi Tea Garden; a project initiated in April 2005 and nearing completion. In growing organic tea, agro-chemicals are avoided by the tea estates that results in low production costs. Many European countries and Japan have shown preference for tea produced by adopting organic manuring method.
Kindly follow this link forTemi Garden information.