A wildlife & impact storytelling expedition to the unknown side of Eastern Himalayas, it's pristine habitat
and thriving flora & fauna.
by The Impact Society
Explorers x Photographers x Filmmakers x Cinematographers
Conservationists x Change-makers >> This is for you
If storytelling is your thing, join this community of explorers, photographers, filmmakers, writers and creators, discover unseen & untold stories, gain insights by renowned professionals, exchange traditional knowledge, indulge in authentic explorations, meet inspiring local leaders and co-create magic on this journey of endless possibilities.
Story Trails by The Impact Society, is a journey designed for experiencing inspiring stories of natural history, cultural legacy, environmental & wildlife conservation, climate actions and sustainable leadership, with a tribe of conscious seekers & explorers.
Untold Sikkim is an expedition to discover the pristine ecological stories of an untouched & sensitive habitat.
A wildlifers paradise, this is a journey through the dense forests of Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary - home to some of the most remarkable species & also home to the elusive
Red Panda - the State Animal of Sikkim.
A story trail designed to experience impactful stories, led by an inspiring photographer/storyteller to discover the unknown side of the Eastern Himalayas.
26-30 March' 2023
Sunday - Thursday
Story Trails of Sikkim
Wildlife | Conservation
Limited Seats available
Wildlife & Nature Photographer, Filmmaker & Conservation Expert
Pangolakha Wilderness Homestay
Lunch + Dinner
Vegetarian + Non-Vegetarian
Storytellers x Explorers
Wildlife Photographers, Filmmakers, Writers, Social Leaders, Solo Travelers, Adventurers
* Early Bird Offer for
6 Spots only.
* Double Sharing Occupancy
Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary & Homestay
Located in Eastern Sikkim, this park lies in the Pangolakha range along the Silk Route. This range named Hathichirey (A place where elephants can penetrate) is a tri-junction between Bhutan, Sikkim and West Bengal.
Due to the altitudinal zone and habitat types, it is home to some of the most remarkable species. The wetlands act as a migratory hotspot during summers.
Expect elusive sightings of rare birds like Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Satyr Tragopan, Great Parrotbill, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Sunbirds and many other. It is also home to shy and rare mammals like the Musk Deer, Himalayan Goral, Yellow Throated Martin and The Extremely Rare Red Panda.
An Eco-Tourism initiative Pangolakha Wilderness Homestay, is an eco-tourism initiative for conservation of nature by involving local communities in wildlife tourism, started by a local monk revered by many as - Lamaji.
Handpicked & Curated Explorations
Discover rare & elusive species, conservation initiatives, environmental co-existence and social leadership through our thoughtfully picked, authentic experiences.
Local Exchange & Tales
Immerse in local experiences, document the nomadic life, discover traditional co-existing knowledge systems & thriving communities.
Travel with your Tribe
Travel with a resonating & conscious tribe who yearns to unlearn and explore just like you.
Hear from our host storyteller and meet inspiring change-makers, to unlearn 'The Art of Impact Storytelling'
Giving back to the community, by means of slow and regenerative experiences that extends benefits and empowers local opportunities and preservation.
While you are on this explorative journey, exchange thoughts, ideas and collaborate with a like-minded community to co-create Impact.
4 Nights stay with (breakfast, lunch & dinner) at Pangolakha Wilderness Homestay (Double Occupancy)
Meal Plan (Veg + Non.Veg) : Breakfast + Lunch + High Tea + Dinner for all days with authentic local cuisine
All explorations, photo-walks and story-trails
Airport + Internal transfers
Forest Permits and internal transfers
Stationery for your hacks & mentor notes
Sessions and mentor workshops by Storytelling Mentor - Sushil Chikane & The Impact Society team to guide you
Give-aways & gifts
Meals (During walks/explorations/trails)
Air/Train Travel (To&Fro) from destination to Sikkim
Medical/Personal Expenditures done during the tour
Any personal explorations that are not within the itinerary
Sushil is an avid traveller and a photo artist based out of Pune. He has traversed India extensively and there's nothing he loves doing more. His passion for what he does translates into every one of his travels, ensuring every client experiences and makes the most out of their travel with him.
With a cumulative experience of 15 years in the field of conservation, having worked with an array of organisations and mastering in biodiversity, he has had the privilege to observe some very fascinating and rare creatures that inhabit the wildernesses. Additionally, his unique ability to compose images of wildlife in an artistic manner, gives them a unique feel and can be interpreted in a myriad ways.
Sushil's pictures have been published in some leading magazines like Heritage India, Saevus and Sanctuary Asia and in books such as the Reptiles and Amphibians of Maharashtra and Reptiles of India. Sushil garners a deep love for India and a talent to be able to tell stories through his photographs.
Meet your tribe on this unique journey
Travel & Wedding Photographer
Author & Travel Photographer
Biologist & Science Journalist
Giving Back to the Community
Lamaji, as we lovingly call him, is a monk in the small village of Padamchen (near Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary), East Sikkim, India.
Our team accidentally ended up at his home stay this December. What we saw there touched us. This is a monk who runs a home stay so that he can support a school and an orphanage. His school supports around 110 students and manages to house 35 orphans.
He manages to do so by the money he raises from the home stay and some occasional direct funds that some visitors give him. They curate indigenous circuits to help travellers get close to local tribes and understand their lives from the grass root level, preserving their knowledge systems through sustainable tours.