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Lo Sar The Archery Festival - details


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Lo Sar - the New Year of Dukpas (Drukpa Kagyu sect of Buddhism) in Buxa Hills starts on February of the coming year and will continue for 6 day.

Dukpas are the ethnic inhabitants of northern Hills of Buxa Tiger Reserve, on the border of Bhutan. The word Dukpa is derived from Druk Pa, means the people from the land of thunder Storm (Bhutan). They follow the Mahayana sect of Buddhism, called Drukpa Kagyu. Archery is their National Sport. They live in the different hamlets of Buxaduar hills of eastern Himalaya.

Lo Sar or New Year is the most popular and majestic festival among the Dukpas of Buxa Hills in Eastern Himalaya. The Festival took place in the first week of February, generally. This is a festival to take oath and pray for good health and prosperity in future days. It starts from the last day of passing year and continued up to five days of the coming year. During these days prayers dominate with illumination of lamps in front of Guru Padma Sambhava and other deities, in every Household. Offering and Animal Sacrifice and Offering are common.

But the most luxuriant and attractive episode of this festival is the Archery competition which held for five days of the New Year. During this time women folk are seen busy with ‘Chhang’ (a homemade Beer) and cooking for the community feasting.  Dukpas are out with bottles of Chhang and their Bow (Doh) & Arrow (Zyue). Lo Sar becomes the carnival of ‘Doh & Zyue’.

So take part in the festival of dense vale of forest dwellers; enjoy the colours of life & bravery; be a part of Indian Culture. Stay in the Dukpas Hut, touch the cuisine, venture in the hills by trek, mingled with Nature and feel the wilderness.

Price (minimum 6 people) Inclusion: All transfer from nearest Station, Forest Permits, Guides, stay with double share basis in Home Stays /Tents and Meals for 5 days. 

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Day 1
Meet and greet at Alipurduar Junction / New Alipurduar Station and move for Santrabari Range by Car. From Santrabari boarded to another Vehicle for Zero Poit. The Trek for Buxaduar Is Only 1 Hour from Zero. Check in the Home Stay and after some Lunch you will be introduced with The New years Festival of Dukpas. Free to raom on the dense vale of forest and enjoy the begening of the Fest, Lo Sar. Before Dask visit the Historical Buxa fort which is a symbol of Indian Freedom Movement. Rest for the Day.
Day 2
Wake up early in the Morning and get ready with your Camera to join the Archery Festival in Lal Bungalow village or any other Village. Mingle with them and take part on the Offerings of Buddha. After Lunch rest for the Day the beautiful Village Lapchakha.
Day 3
Lapchakha is the most beautiful Village in this part of Dooars from where one may enjoy 360 degree Panoramic view of Nature. Enjoy the Sunrise here. Fix the landscape in your Lense of nearly twelve (12) numbers of Tributaries which flows down from the Sinchula Hill Range of Bhutan Himalaya to the plains of Dooars. Just reluxe and be a part of Losar - the Archery Festival of Dukpas during the Welcoming event of New Years. After Lunch rest for the Day in any Home stay in Lapcha Kha, the Paradise village of Buxa hills.
Day 4
After breakfast get ready for a little hard Trek to Tashigang through the virgin forest of Buxa Tiger Reserve.You may vave the glimpse of the Bird's eye view of Buxa Fort on way. Tashigang have the 2nd oldest Goempa (Buddhist Monastry of Durkpa Kagyu) with Tibetan Inscription. Enjoy the Losar here. One may looking for rare birds here during interval. After Lunch trek down to Buxa Fort Ground and stay in Dukpas hut - the First home stay in Buxaduar. Rest for the day.
Day 5
Today is the Judgment Day.  So be ready for the final Shooting of Arrows and the Champion from whole Buxaduar. You may take part as a Sportsman. But before that do not forget to charge your Camera and your Phisical fitness. After Lunch enjoy the closing Ceremony and rest for the Day.
Day 6
Share your experience with us during breakfast. Pack your luggage and trek down to Santrabari for return journey. Tour ends.


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