Day 6 : Local Sightseeing in Pelling (full day)
After morning breakfast, you head to travel in and around Pelling for full day. The routes are forested and the botanical and zoological richness is inspiring. Some of the important tourist spots you visit in Pelling are Rimbi waterfalls, Rimbi Rock Garden, Khecheoplalri Lake, Khecheoplalri Monastery, Kanchenjunga waterfalls, Pemayangtse Monastery and Rabdantse ruins. Khecheopalri Lake is one among the holiest lakes in Pelling, for Buddhist as well as Hindu community. The pristine lake is popular with different names such as Kha-Chot-Palri, wishing Lake and Sho Dzo Sho. Holding great spirituality and sanctity, the lake comes under Buddhist religious Pilgrimage circuit including Yuksom, Dubdi Monastery, Pemayangtse monastery, Rabdantse ruins, Sanga Choeling monastery and Tashiding monastery. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery; one of the striking Gompas, put up by Lama Lhatsun Chempo mainly for ‘ta-sang’ lamas (the purest of monks). Pemayangtse Gompa in Pelling boasts of several ancient Buddhist antique idols, scriptures and sculptures. The prime highlight of the monastery is a seven-tiered painted wooden structure portraying Guru Rimpoche’s Heavenly Palace, Santoplari. The structure took around five years to finish it single handed by Late Dungzin Rimpoche. Kanchenjunga Waterfalls, one of the famous tourist spots in Pelling. Enjoy the water cascading down from a certain height relaxing all your sense. The natural beauty and the tranquil surrounding of the place open arms to people from all parts of the world. Declared to be a monument of National importance by Archaeological Survey of India, Rabdantse ruins are one of the important tourist places in Sikkim. As already mentioned above in Khecheopalri Lake, the ruins come under Buddhist pilgrimage that starts from Yuksom at Dubdi Monastery, then Norbugang Chorten, Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Sangachoeling Monastery, ending at Khecheopalri Lake. The place is reachable by approximately 2km trek from Pelling offering a panoramic view of dense jungles and snow covered mountains. Get back to the hotel for overnight stay. Rest of the evening is free to roam around or shop at vibrant bazaars.