Bumchu Tour Overview
Tour Route : Gangtok-Pemayangtse-Tashiding-Pelling-Yuksom
Duration : 6 nights 7 days
Highest Altitude : 2,090 mtr.
Best Time To Tour : March to May & September to Mid November
Green Valley Bhumchu Package takes you on this spectacular experience with the pilgrims to Tashiding for the Bhumchu ceremony followed by attendance of rituals, prayers and religiousdances at Khechopalri lake and Pemayangtse Monastery.
This festival is celebrated at Tashiding Monastery on the 15th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar. Bumchu or the opening of the vessel containing the holy water is one of the holiest festivals in Sikkim. The level of water in this vessel is believed to be a sign of the fortunes of the coming year.
Day 01 : Pickup from airport, transfer to hotel in Gangtok (1,706 mtr. approx 4-5 hrs, 129km.)
Day 02 : Gangtok sightseeing, tour to Rumtek monastery and Research institute of Tibetology
Day 03 : Gangtok – Pemayangtse – 1705 AD (2,090 mtr. 5 hrs drive, 118 km.)
Day 04 : Pemayangtse – Tashiding (arrive Tashiding for the Bhumchu ceremony before midnight – 1716 AD
Day 05 : Tashiding – Yuksom, attendance of prayers/religious dances (1,780 mtr.)
Day 06 : Pemayangtse sightseeing (short walk to Rabdentse Palace ruins of king Tensung Namgyal, first capital of Sikkim and Sangachoeling monastery) 60 minutes walk to Pemayangtse, spectacular view of Mt. Kanchendzonga.
Day 07 : Drop at airport/other destination.