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Sikkim Photography Tour

  • Whole Day Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • 14 Nights 15 Days
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Bagdugra Airport

The nature, culture, and wildlife of Sikkim make it the perfect place for photography. Although it is not as good for photographing wild animals as Africa, there are many birds, butterflies, and even the rare snow leopard, shapi, and blue sheep, among other things. The mountainous terrain of Sikkim provides ample opportunity for hobby or commercial photography, with excellent landscapes and nature. There are so many customs, traditions, and costumes in Sikkim that people must wear. They also wear masks at certain times specially during festival. In addition to snowy mountain peaks and the country’s 4000 species of flowers, photographically interesting landscapes can be taken.

Duration for photography does not extend long as Sikkim is a tiny area with rich biodiversity, nature and culture. It is one of the safest and friendly place on earth.

Departure & Return Location

Bagdugra Airport.

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Sikkim Photography Tour Highlight

  • Sikkim Cultural and Festive Tour Itinerary
  • Duration: 15 Days Sikkim Photo Tour
  • Destination covered: Gangtok | Changu | Dzongu | Pastanga | Ravangla | Pelling

Sikkim Photography Trip Advisory

  • Climatic conditions in high altitudes vary from the plains; takes adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Pay heed to tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.

  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.

  • Avoid roaming during the night.

  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.

Price Includes

  • Photography Tour Guide
  • Photography View Point
  • All meals and beverages during the tour
  • All meals as per the Itinerary during Photography Tour
  • Services such as trekking permit, Sikkim royalty and other services
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc. 
  • Photography Equipments
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway

How to Book Photography Tour?

  • Mail us your requirement of photography tour.
  • Number of people and your travel date.
  • What kind of Hotels and budget you have for the tour?
  • What kind of photographer are you?
Detail Tour Program for Sikkim Photography Tour

Day 1Arrival at Bagdugra airport

Our representative will receive the groups at the Bagdogra Airport and will escort them towards Gangtok. On reaching Gangtok the groups will be transferred to hotel. Evening will be free and the groups can spent their time on self leisure.

Day 2Gangtok City Tour

The groups will start their day will Gangtok City Tour.
The places which will be covered on this City Tour will be Handicraft and Handlooms Center, Flower Exhibit Center, Gangtok Ropeway and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology.

Day 3Gangtok Festival

Today the groups will visit Enchey Monastery to witness the beginning of Guda Chaam (Dance).
Being the first day of the Chaam the monks practices the dance and normally they do not cover their faces with the mask.However, it is interesting to watch the synchronize dances of the monks to the beats and tunes of orchestra.

Day 4Gangtok to Rumtek Monastery

Early morning the group will drive towards Rumtek Monastery to witness the Kagyed Chaam (Dance).
Today being the main event, the Chaam (Dance) is performed by the monks in Chaamgo (Dancing Dress) and masks.
During the Chaam (Dance) the groups will witness its different forms and these are Rol‐Chaam, Shyak, Namding, Thakshobalap, Hdur, Thoma Tshoglen, Sawa‐Chaam, Shanag (Black Hat).

Day 5Rumtek to Phodong Monastery

The day starts with morning drive towards Phodong Monastery to witness the final day of monastic festival. The day is engaged in prayer and worships which are performed by Gurus. On this day large numbers of people gather to receive blessing and offering.
Evening will be free and groups can enjoy time on self leisure.

Day 6Phodong to Changu Lake

The groups will drive towards Changu Lake early in the morning.
On reaching Lake the groups will engaged themselves taking photograph of the lake and its vicinity.
Thereafter, the groups will return to Gangtok and while returning they will visit Ganesh Tok and Tashi ViewPoint.

Day 7Gangtok to Dzongu

The groups will leave Gangtok for Dzongu and on the way they will visit Kadi Lungchok. Upon arriving at Dzongu the groups will be transferred to Home‐stays.
During the stay in Dzongu they will also participate in the important festival of Lepcha community known as Naambun Naamaal.

Day 8Dzongu Tour

While staying in Dzongu the groups will visit Tingvong village.
On reaching the village the groups will be able to take the photographs of Mt. Kanchendzonga (third highest peak of the world). Besides, this they will also be able to photograph people, culture and the village lifestyle. In addition to this the group will also visit Passingdang Monastery.

Day 9Attend Naambun Festival of Lepcha

Today the groups will engage themselves to witness and participate in the Naambun Naamaal festival.
This festival is marked by a colorful fest at Namprikdang which offers a wide range of cultural diversity and various cultural events.

Day 10The groups will leave Dzongu for Pastanga

On reaching Pastanga groups will receive a traditional welcome and after that they
will be transferred to home‐stays respectively where they will take rest for the day.

Day 11Pastanga Tour

While staying at Pastanga the groups will be able to photograph people and culture, centuries old traditional houses and understand the rural way of lifestyle.
Besides this groups can also participate in cultural show as well as taste local delicacies and beverages.

Day 12After Pastanga guest will leave for Ravangala

En route they will visit Smadruptshe and on reaching Ravangla they will also visit Buddha Park and Karma Thekchen Monastery as well as Ralong Monastery and Bon Monastery.
After that they will be transferred to hotel at Ravangla and will rest for the day.

Day 13The groups will leave Ravangla for Pelling

On reaching Pelling the groups will be transferred to hotel.
After that in the afternoon the groups will visit Pemayangtshe Monastery and Sanga Chelling Monastery.
Evening will be free and the groups can enjoy time on their own.

Day 14Pelling Tour

The final day of the tour will be engaged on visiting historical and religious place in and around Pelling.
The places covered in this tour will be Rabdenste Palace Ruins, Kechopari Lake, Norbugang and Dibdi Monastery.

Day 15

End of photography tour of Sikkim Cultural and Festival Bonanaza and the groups will be transferred to Bagdogra Airport to board the plane for further onwards journey.

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FAQ About Sikkim Photography Tour

What makes Sikkim an ideal destination for a photography tour?

Sikkim boasts diverse landscapes, including mountains, lakes, monasteries, and vibrant cultures, providing endless opportunities for captivating photography.

When is the best time for a photography tour in Sikkim?

The best times are during spring (March to May) for blooming flowers and autumn (September to November) for clear skies and vibrant colors.

Are there photography-specific guides on the tour?

Many photography tours include experienced guides who understand the best locations and lighting conditions for photography.

Can beginners join the photography tour, or is it suitable for experienced photographers only?

All levels of photographers are welcome! Tours often cater to a range of skills, offering guidance for beginners and unique opportunities for seasoned photographers.

What type of camera equipment is recommended for the tour?

It’s advisable to bring a DSLR or mirrorless camera with a variety of lenses, including wide-angle for landscapes and telephoto for wildlife photography.

Are there opportunities to photograph local festivals and cultural events?

Yes, many photography tours align with local festivals, providing a chance to capture vibrant cultural celebrations and traditions.

How is transportation arranged for the photography tour?

Depending on the tour, transportation may include private vehicles, shared taxis, or trekking, ensuring access to remote and picturesque locations.

Are there special photography workshops or sessions during the tour?

Some tours may include photography workshops, allowing participants to enhance their skills and learn new techniques from experienced photographers.

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