Dzongu – a Lepcha ecotourism village in Sikkim
Dupden lives in Tingvong village in Upper Dzongu....
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This week long stay and ride around the creeks and narrow winds in the hills would have got you familiar with the wafting smell of momos (baked dumplings), 'Chhang' and the twisting-turning topography of Sikkim. This journey to Hee Bermick winds around paddy fields and hamlets, with a small detour to the Singshore Bridge, which is the second highest bridge in Asia. And for a more Sikkimese aunthentic feel to your day, we stop over for the night at Dhungay Homestay. Distance cycled: 60 km
Ravangla is in the South Sikkim District of Sikkim and this Buddhist Stupa is originally known as the Ravangla Buddhist Park. The centerpiece of this park is a huge statue of Lord Buddha and this was inaugrated by the 14th Dalai Lama on the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This is surrounded by a number of famous monasteries and is also a part of the Himalayan Monastery Chain.
Dzongu is a small town in North Sikkim bordering the Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. It is not the tourist season in January, so you will find Dzongu comparatively empty and accommodations will be easily available. Go for an early morning trek with a local guide, you will be able to see the Kanchenjunga peak and the surrounding ridge line clearly covered with snow. You can go and see the Rongyung Chu River and the Tholung Monastery. There are many other attractions in Dzongu, such as the Lepcha Museum and Tingvong village. Tourists can get a permit from Sikkim.The nearest airport is in Bagdogra (IXB) close to Siliguri, from there you can hire a taxi up to Gangtok and it takes 5 hours to reach Dzongu from there. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), and you can take a taxi from there to Gangtok.Off-Season In February