Unveiling Kabi's Legacy: Explore Sikkim's Historic Blood Brother Treaty Site!
Kabi, Sikkim, India

Kabi

Kabi

Sikkim, India

Located 30 minutes from Gangtok city, Kabi is a great alternative for those seeking to stay close to Gangtok yet set in the wilderness. ​​Kabi Lunchok is a tourist hotspot that has a prominent historical significance. It is in this spot where a friendship treaty was signed between Lepcha Chief Tekung Tek and Bhutia Chief Khey Bum Sar. The actual signing spot has also been commemorated by a stone pillar, and this region also features a small Buddhist monastery. Umbrella for rains are a must in monsoons. We also recommend carrying warm woollens for winters and light cotton clothing for summer months.

Kabi Travel Tips

Here are some of the must-visit places near Kabi, Sikkim:

  • MG Marg:  Explore the vibrant hub of Gangtok, MG Marg, a pedestrian-only zone lined with shops, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment options.
     Indulge in shopping, savor delectable Sikkimese cuisine, or simply stroll along the street soaking in the lively atmosphere.
  • Tsomgo Lake (Changu Lake): Embark on a scenic day trip to Tsomgo Lake, also known as Changu Lake, located around 40 kilometers from Gangtok.  This glacial lake, perched amidst mountains, is a sacred site and a visual spectacle, especially during winter when it freezes over. Enjoy a yak ride, explore the nearby Shiva Temple, or simply marvel at the beauty of the surroundings.
  • Rumtek Monastery:  Immerse yourself in the spiritual aura of Rumtek Monastery, the largest monastery in Sikkim.  This grand Dharma Chakra Centre of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism is a significant pilgrimage site. Explore the monastery complex, witness intricate architecture, prayer halls adorned with statues and thangkas (Tibetan scroll paintings), and experience the tranquility of the place.
  • Himalayan Zoological Park:  Explore the diverse flora and fauna of the Eastern Himalayas at the Himalayan Zoological Park.  Established at a high altitude, this zoo is home to various animals like red pandas, snow leopards, black bears, and birds like the Himalayan monal.
  • Do Drul Chorten:  Witness the historical significance of Do Drul Chorten, a stupa complex commemorating the victory of Sikkimese over the Nepalese in the 18th century.  Explore the complex, admire the intricate architecture, and soak in the panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Banjhakri Falls: Revel in the beauty of Banjhakri Falls, a captivating waterfall surrounded by lush greenery.  Enjoy the refreshing spray, capture scenic photographs, or simply relax amidst the tranquil surroundings.
  • Gangtok Ropeway:  Embark on a thrilling ride on the Gangtok Ropeway, offering breathtaking panoramic vistas of the city, the valleys, and the Kanchenjunga mountain range on a clear day. This ropeway connects Gangtok to Deorali tourist complex.
  • Nathula Pass:  If you're an adventure seeker, embark on a journey to Nathula Pass, located at an altitude of over 14,000 feet.  This mountain pass on the Indo-Tibetan border offers stunning Himalayan vistas, but requires special permits for entry.

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Kabi Facts

Kabi is the site of the historic blood brotherhood between the two communities of Sikkim - The Lepcha and Bhutia.

The history of Kabi Lungchok and that of Lepchas are closely linked, considered the original ethnic community who came to Sikkim from Tibet to escape from the rivalry between the "Yellow Hats" and the "Red Hats" sects of Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet. Many people of the Red Hat sect of Tibetans migrated to Sikkim.

The signing of blood brotherhood in Kabi Lungchok was between three tribes Mon referring to Lepchas, Tsong or Chang or the Limbus and Lho, literally Southerners in Tibetan referring to the Bhutia migrants who settled in Sikkim.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Nearest Airport - Bagdogra Airport 125 km. There are cabs available outside the airport and you can easily reach Gangtok. From Gangtok it takes approximately 45 mins to 1 hr to reach Kabi.

Train
Train By Train

Nearest Railway Station - New Jalpaiguri Railway Station 119 km. Reserve cabs, sharing cabs, buses are available outside the station. From Gangtok it takes approximately 45 mins to 1 hr to reach Kabi.

Car
Car By Road

By Booking a cab from Bagdogra Airport/ NJP Railway station or from Siliguri. Sharing cabs, busses or reserve cabs are easily available.

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